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May 25th, 2007, 14:08
Originally Posted by txa1265 View Post
When playing Dark Messiah, I hadn't finished a M&M game, and certainly didn't think of it as a RPG … yet I still don't think it was a great game. Fun? Yep. But not great.
While I certainly respect your right to your own opinion I just have to point out that I didn't use the word "great" arbitrarily. One thing is to make 3 different career paths to follow, that has been done successfully many times. However, only a few games manages to make each path a completely unique gameplay experience (unique compared to the other paths in the same game).

I literally felt like I was playing 3 different games when I went through Dark Messiah as a warrior, a mage and a thief. Some areas that were a piece of cake as a warrior might pose a challenge for the mage and again be a breeze for the thief and vice versa. All but a very few encounters in the game played out very differently depending on which path I had chosen and that suggests carefully planned level design of a high quality caliber.

That is why I used the word "great" … but hey, maybe I'm just into chopping off the limbs of my enemies or exploding them into a fine red mist … on second thought, scratch the "maybe". I'm definitely into excessive gore and blood and guts and the whole shabang

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