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May 1st, 2011, 18:22
Originally Posted by Dasale View Post
Yes the Soldier approach suit better the action and the General approach the thinking, and well we all know modern games followed a dumbed down evolution, so not really a surprise there isn't much more games with a far point of view and sort of iso like view.
That is not true. Just about all of the games that many consider as the classic hardcore RPGs of the 1990s offered a 1st person perspective (Might & Magic series, Wizardry series, Realms of Arkania series, the early Elder Scrolls games, Betrayal at Krondor etc.).

And THEN came along Baldur's Gate with massively dumbed down features compared to those other games and simple Diablo-style point-and-click gameplay and it brought the "classic" AD&D RPG to the unwashed masses (the BG series sold over two million copies).

That's how it went down, dude, and -no- I still haven't quite yet forgiven the suck that was BG for eradicating the true classic RPG. It was a very tough three years from 1998 to 2001 suffering through all of the Infinishitty engine games and all of those poorly made BG clones until… in 2001… Gothic, the savior, came along and made up for (most of) the dire times.
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