Tuesday, April 29, 2008

RPGs in Video Games

I was listening to some people talk about Grand Theft Auto, which I've personally lost affection for, and someone described it as the RPG that no one knows it's an RPG. There was some brief debate on the subject. It has a structure that tells a story, and it allows you to play a character with more freedom than most RPGs provide you. Eventually, someone ended up pointing out that it doesn't have twinking. That's right, video games can only be RPGs if you are messing around with numbers. THAT'S THE OPPOSITE OF ROLEPLAYING! This is the curse that Final Fantasy has brought upon the video game community.

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