Fine. Allow me to retool my example:Renegade_Turner wrote:Well first of all, that's a genre...
If someone didn't like sword & sorcery fantasy, would you call them dumb if they said they weren't interested in the Dragon Age games?
I like aspects of them. I appreciate the emphasis on story, setting and characters. The stat-based combat, inventory juggling and number crunching... not so much. I struggle to see the attraction of a game in which fights can be won with literally zero input from the player.Renegade_Turner wrote:...and I'm pretty sure you like roleplaying games.
Generally speaking, I tend to prefer action-RPGs. Immediacy of gameplay combined with story, characters etc.
The Star Wars setting is pretty hard to overlook. It permeates every bit of the game.Renegade_Turner wrote:If you can't look at the story of Knights Of The Old Republic without looking past the bit to do with the force then there's something severely lacking within you in terms of appreciation of stories. It's set in the Star Wars universe, but it is nevertheless a great story.
Consequently, the whole thing smells slightly of nerd bait. This is a game in which you (a) fly around in the Not-Millenium Falcon, (b) get your own Wookie buddy, (c) get a little robot who speaks in beeps and boops, (d) dance with a Twileck (sp?) chick and (e) become a Jedi. Also, I'm pretty sure the game lets you seduce at least one of the Jedi ladies.
That said, the story, combined with a stubborn reluctance to leave things unfinished, is the only thing keeping me going. Because it sure as hell isn't the gameplay.