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May 6th, 2012, 15:25
Originally Posted by joxer View Post
I can't agree. Not all developers underestimate their fans. Just as an example latest RPG doesn't have "exclamation mark" on top of quest NPC's head.
Maybe the answer should be that the biggest failure of major RPG developers is oversimplifying.
I don't think that's the issue. I don't mind (in fact, prefer) those question marks on the NPCs. I (the player) is not in that world, so to me that is just a way for the UI to represent my character(s)' knowledge, be it by asking around, gathering info, or just knowing the people in town.

I do agree with them, to me it's the "players are stupid" approach to games. There are no more puzzles, no riddles, no way of gimping a character (you can't even create a character or party anymore outside their appearance).
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