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October 7th, 2008, 02:21
Originally Posted by Thaurin View Post
Boys, repeat after me: "an RPG is more than just a combat system!" Yay! That said, 20 points really isn't that much as far as I remember. Maybe I just suck at shooting, but I had a reasonable challenge with Mass Effect, even with spending my points and using my powers (which are more fun than shooting, anyway). I guess your mileage may vary.
Yeah I really don't understand the definition of RPG which states "if any of the success during combat is based upon my own dexterity then it's not an RPG" but to each their own. It's very difficult to define an RPG — and I don't try — and we can all state with some decent certainty what each of us generally likes or don't like but to exclude a game from being categorized as an RPG because of one very specific and subjective issue isn't my cup of tea.

What I can understand is not liking a game in which a player's dexterity is at least somewhat of an issue, I don't agree with it but I can understand it.
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