Thursday, September 14, 2006

Thoughts on Video Games

Now I know that not many females play video games. Of the few that do they probably don't need to read this post.
Before I get started I think it will be necessary to define a few terms for those of you that are not 1337 (that means "leet" as in elite)
RPG: role playing game, you develop your character as the game devolves
FPS: first person shooter, think Halo or Halo2 or Half-Life 2

Well I was checking my Youtube account and saw that there was a new Final Fantasy AMV (animated music video) so for some strange unbeknownst to yours truly, I decided to watch it. About one minuet into the video I realized why I did not really enjoy playing turn-based RPGs, it is just unrealistic. Honestly have you ever seen a fight were the combatants take turns trying to hit each other? Didn't think so. So this got me thinking, "What good RPGs are out there that are not based on a turn based combat system?" Guess what the first game that came to mind was. FABLE! This games is amazing. I will admit that once you have beaten the game going through it takes about one fifth the time of the original pass through. This is partly due to the fact that you know what needs to be done and how to do it, but you then have to consider that normally on the second or third time through the game you normally do more side quest that you normally do on the first pass. If there is ever a sequel to Fable I know what I will be buying. Another game that I gave some consideration to was Star Wars: Nights of the Old Republic. This game is a must play for all Star Wars fans even though it employs the o so hated turn based system. I was about to get Knights of the Old Republic II, but decided to buy Soul Calibur 2. Now if any game company comes out with a game that lets you fight like you do in Soul Calibur, while at the same time retaining that RPG feel I will be their biggest fan. Some of you are probably thinking, "There already is a game like this! The Legend of Zelda!" The only reason I would disagree with this is because in Zelda there is no way to customize Link. All you really have to look forward to in the game is new weapons but no new attributes.
Well I just thought I would share some of my random thoughts on RPGs. If you have anything to add or disagree with something I have said please feel free to leave a comment.

1 comment:

ann said...

you sound like a commercial.