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A Christmas present got me thinking about something.

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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the nicer Christmas prezzies I got was Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Warchest from GoG.com
It reminded me of how MoH used to be such a great series, but then an imitator came up from behind and took the crown, because EA was too busy resting on its laurels. Then when it tried to make a comeback, it was pegged as a piss-poor imitation of the series that outshone it.

Makes me think of how Alone in the Dark went from being the original Survival Horror genre, to becoming a very pale Resident Evil imitator.
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MaceRider Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really deep.
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its a change or die industry. Its why JRPGs are floundering so hard outside of Japan.
The modern RPG gamer wants choices, replay value, a story that shapes itself around their actions.
Hell, with the new Fallout games, even the ending is customized to what you did, who you talked to, and how you treated them!
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kmwright Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
To be fair there are jrpgs that do have choices and consequences.

Langrisser series
Growlanser series
Ogre Battle series
Shin Megami Tensei series
Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 & 10
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And your still stuck playing as someone else's character. To me that is about as fun as playing D&D, but being relegated to a tiny selection of pre rolled characters.
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kmwright Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Firstly, you didn't really mention customizing your character.
Secondly, I guess you wouldn't enjoy Planescape: Torment, Deus Ex, and The Witcher as well.
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, not really. Though it was Witcher's clunky combat system and controls that were the biggest turn off for me.
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MaceRider Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok.

Are you really a cat? How are you typing your messages?
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kmwright Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Paws?
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MaceRider Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess you could say he's a regular...

KEYBOARD CAT

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kmwright Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
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