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Default Crpg-Meter for Geneforge 4

February 26th, 2007, 01:21
Originally Posted by Dhruin View Post
Just curious — and yes, I'm being a little argumentative (hopefully in a friendly way )…being a fan of Oblivion (IIRC), I assume you would not buy Shivering Isles (or the other ones) because absolutely no game mechanics have changed and you don't care about the story?
Maybe the "problem" (which would be an extremely minor one since how you number things is obviously not that important at all) is that Vogel is using a numbering scheme that sort of indicates that each game in the Geneforge series is a sequel of the earlier games (Geneforge 1, 2, 3, 4, …).
So maybe that numbering scheme creates a certain level of expectation regarding a certain minimum level of change between those "sequels". The Oblivion expansion SI on the other hand is still "The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles", not The Elder Scrolls V .
I would assume that people would have somewhat lower expectations in regards to changes and new features in Geneforge if Vogel would use a different naming/numbering scheme (like "Geneforge: Chapter X") or even drop the numbering of his games altogether (like Geneforge: InsertSubtitleHere").
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