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5 Things RPGs Do Wrong #2 and #1 @ eToychest
by Kalia, 2006-06-26 13:37:00Finishing the series, Five Things RPGs Do Wrong, eToychest has posted up the number 2 (RPGs are too easy...) and number 1 (Not enough roleplay) mistakes made by most of today's RPGs.
The industry seems to have been brainwashed into thinking that all a game needs to have included to be called a role-playing game is a paint by numbers plot coupled with experience points and leveling up. That is not what a role-playing game is supposed to be about. Role-playing is about loosing yourself in a character, a concept that is lost on far too many role-playing games, especially (but not exclusively) of the console variety.