Thursday, January 24, 2008

FPS Detox: New Year RPG/Action List

Now while I earlier mentioned that I generally play RPG's and only RPG's and then proceeded to review all the bIGGEST FPS releases of 2007 while ignoring FANTASTIC Games like the witcher and Mass effect both of which I am addicted to now but unable to play(my witcher DVD is back home as is my xbox) so to detox myself from endless sprinting and splicer killing and covenant fragging and Cryo suit using I will now proceed to play and review a couple of old School RPG's as well as a few not so well known rpg's and Some Action games on the side as well just for dessert.For the Uninitiated and blissfully unaddicted-to video-games-populace an FPS is a First Person Shooter i.e seen from First Person View and generally entailing large amounts of shooting stabbing and general fragging of most things that move most of these games manage to get repetitve really fast on rare occassions when the designers decide to get innovative and try to revamp the entire process that things get really interesting and hit frachises are born e.g Halo Half-life

RPG's: Role playing games are games that require the player to become completely immersed in their worlds.These games are always set in a fantastical alternate universe where Demons,Orcs,Humans and other myriad races exist and do their best to wipe each other out there are monsters to kill,plenty of loot to accumulate and decisions to make that will shape the future of the world you love in.Now most RPG's draw(or need to at least) from a vast resource of mythology and Sci-fi Fantasy(read tolkien) for the races and monsters that inhabit them.Considering the source material they have at their disposal you'd think that most RPG's would be Considerably different from one another unfortunately RPG's are mostly formulaic and lacking completely in innovation of any kind most RPG's Attempt to ape the popular RPG's in the market and this results in a number of Clones that are not fun to play however there are a considerable number of game that release every year that break the mold and succesfully manage to do something different successfully.Bioware,Bethesda and Black Isle are 3 companies that make awesome games continually.
Well Thats my take on a few popular genre's of games.Now here's my list of games for reviewing in Jan,Feb and March
1)Second Sight(review in the works)
2)Lionheart legacy of the Crusader
3)Baldurs Gate 2
4)Planescape Torment
5)Icewind Dale 2
6)Bioshock(review in the works)
7)Mass Effect
8) Curse Of Monkey Island and Grim Fandango(review in the works)
9)Diablo 2(review in the works)(can you review Divinity)
10)Age of Empires and Civilization Vs Warcraft and Heroes of might and Magic
Well thats about it folks I'll post the Second Sight and Bioshock reviews Shortly For now Adios Amigos

1 comment:

Nyx said...

P.U.N.C.T.U.A.T.I.O.N. please!
Apart from that..generally informative. Thank you!