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Leaving behind the genre of my youth (RPGs) and embracing something different (FPS)

Himuro

Member
Larian Studios WRPGs with Divinity and Baldur's Gate 3 have a lot of mechanical depth with how no encounter is ever really the same with all the crazy shit you can do. Maybe give those a try.

I really think this is a matter of being burned out on a genre and you are hoping for something somewhere to reignite your interest but I think you've made up your mind to play a genre that is very pick up and play like a FPS with how straightforward they are.

Though if you want an AMAZING FPS to play I heavily recommend Deep Rock Galactic.

Sounds about right. You guys keep listing all of these RPGs and frankly I'm not interested in the slightest besides the farming game. I have Elden Ring and it's kind of all I need despite it being action-based.

I've given so many RPGs so many chances. I no longer want to and made this thread. For a long time I felt like I needed to quit gaming because of how much I couldn't find a modern RPG I liked. I don't think I need them anymore, really. What's interesting is that I still really like old rpgs. I don't need to dedicate my entire life to them. I recently replayed Earthbound and Paper Mario. Loved em both. Looking forward to replay FFIV hard type and Legend of Dragoon. Live a Live too.

Holy fuck talk about dramatic threat xD Wow so you started playing another type of games now cool story buddy xD Types like you make issue over most trivial things ever, you're fucking hillarious man

Yet you chose to come in here and read it. Rent free. :) Oops, forgot the xD. Perish the thought of making a discussion thread on a discussion forum.
 
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MagiusNecros

Gilgamesh Fan Annoyance
Video games are just like books to me. I simply read books that interest me and explore it in it's entirety. I think you just want to read a different book since you've read a whole lot of a certain genre of books.

Very much been there done that syndrome.
 

Himuro

Member
Video games are just like books to me. I simply read books that interest me and explore it in it's entirety. I think you just want to read a different book since you've read a whole lot of a certain genre of books.

Very much been there done that syndrome.
Thanks for understanding. A lot of people don't get it. Rpgs for me WERE video games for so long. Don't get me wrong, I played other games but it was far and beyond my favorite. So once I burned out I've been really struggling even like, getting excited to even play games because my attachment to RPGs is so strong. It builds a duality of the fact that my gaming preference is so tied to the RPG that I can't fathom as to why I'm not liking them with few exceptions now. It breeds this cognitive dissonance and it's hard to explain but you seem to get it. But others don't get how painful it is to no longer like a hobby of yours. It's like there's a void and you keep trying to find something to replace but the itch is still there.

It really is been there done that. I've torn that genre apart.

I'm actually excited to dive in FPS. Like, actually excited excited to play games for the first time in years. Halo 2 is a blessing. I'm awe struck it's an original Xbox game. I'm looking to get an Xbox Series X. Is that good for FPS? I figured it would be for the backwards compat.
 
Sounds about right. You guys keep listing all of these RPGs and frankly I'm not interested in the slightest besides the farming game. I have Elden Ring and it's kind of all I need despite it being action-based.

I've given so many RPGs so many chances. I no longer want to and made this thread. For a long time I felt like I needed to quit gaming because of how much I couldn't find a modern RPG I liked. I don't think I need them anymore, really. What's interesting is that I still really like old rpgs. I don't need to dedicate my entire life to them. I recently replayed Earthbound and Paper Mario. Loved em both. Looking forward to replay FFIV hard type and Legend of Dragoon. Live a Live too.



Yet you chose to come in here and read it. Rent free. :) Oops, forgot the xD. Perish the thought of making a discussion thread on a discussion forum.

There is no discussion when you actively dismiss any discussion brought to you. This reads more like you wanted someone to vent to and when people don’t care or call you out on the BS, you hide behind excuses.
 

TexMex

Member
Hey man just so you know you aren’t required to pick one you can play both. Hope you found this helpful.
 

Northeastmonk

Gold Member
I went to Distant Worlds and the Final Fantasy VII Remake concert. I love JRPG’s, but I feel like they lost a little of the magic it once had. I’m really hoping XVI is good cause I love action games like DMC/Bayonetta. It’s actually a perfect change for me. That magic is still there, but I find that it’s in retro games. I’m not saying XC doesn’t have it or something newer, but it’s a feeling that only older JRPG’s have. Newer games have a good fantasy vibe and good action combat. It’s hard to explain.

A couple feelings I had about the concert:

1. The composer is cool. Arnold Roth. The rest of the orchestra was the college orchestra. Like it felt more like a fan concert. He also did the Nier concert too.
2. Some of those cutscenes have played in my mind for years and years. The ones for VII Remake were a hit and a miss. Some were good, but some were meh. The once cute, subtle characters don’t carry over the same uplifting vibes. I sometimes wish we had more character from IX or something grounded in fantasy.
3. I love Final Fantasy as a franchise, but it would have been great had they played some Kingdom Hearts or Nier songs.
4. I would absolutely love going to a From Software concert. I would pay a large sum of money for tickets. I would feel like a teenage girl at an MJ concert in the 90’s.
 

bender

What time is it?
Final Fantasy 7: Remake is the greatest RPG of all time so I'm good for now thanks
 

Guilty_AI

Gold Member
Please make a list of the best first person shooters from the last 20 years. :)
Just play Half Life, or Black mesa (Remake of HL with modern visuals, physics and some reimagining).

HL if you want the original experience, BM if you don't mind sacrificing some authenticity for modernization.
 

Himuro

Member
He said best.

Dusk, Quake, NOLF/NOLF2, FEAR, Half Life
Never played Fear. I've wanted to. Half Life already played all of those (besides Alyx).

Your picks are also too PC oriented, not that that's a bad thing but pc gaming does not own FPS genre. I'm getting an Xbox Series X.
 
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Himuro

Member
There is no discussion when you actively dismiss any discussion brought to you. This reads more like you wanted someone to vent to and when people don’t care or call you out on the BS, you hide behind excuses.
Nah it's more like I said what I had to say and others were like doing the typical gamer spyjak thing where they just lost a bunch of shit because gamers tend to be consumed whores when I flat out said NO MAS. Instead people made it about RPGs and not about fps and now we are talking about fps and the thread is more reasonable now. You can't change my mind on rpgs. For my own love for the hobby I have to let them go.
 

teezzy

Banned
The other posters aren't wrong though OP

RPGs are still fantastic. Sounds like you just burnt yourself out. You'll be back desu
 

Himuro

Member
The other posters aren't wrong though OP

RPGs are still fantastic. Sounds like you just burnt yourself out. You'll be back desu
RPGs after 2012 are mostly wack. Thank God for Elden Ring and Souls, though.
 
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JRPGs are dead. my favorite genre and the last good one was DQ11 5 years ago.
I hope SMT5 will be good again, still waiting for PS4 version
I don't even know where to start here. Just because you only played DQ11, doesn't mean it's the only good one.

You already named one. Another one released this week. Just because you don't own all the consoles, doesn't mean they don't exist. Not to mention there are lots of good JRPGs on PS4/PS5 as well.
 

Himuro

Member
Disco elysium? Witcher 3?persona 5?

Different categories of rpg since then, all goated
These are my opinions but Witcher 3 isn't an RPG and Persona 5 sucks balls. I was such a rabid fan of Persona 3 someone gave it the name Himusona 3 when discussing it and I waited almost a decade for that dog shit of a shit. Never played Disco Elysium.
 
These are my opinions but Witcher 3 isn't an RPG and Persona 5 sucks balls. I was such a rabid fan of Persona 3 someone gave it the name Himusona 3 when discussing it and I waited almost a decade for that dog shit of a shit. Never played Disco Elysium.
Disco elysium is one of the most universally acclaimed rpgs of the last half decade

You mentioned experimental rpgs as a plus, and I don't think there's anything quite like it
 

Guilty_AI

Gold Member
This post is refreshing to read! I thought I was the only one.

I think this is just adulthood sucking the joy out of things.

Its much easier to get into a fictional world when you don't have a single thing to worry about as a kid, than it is when you know you'll have to stop in a hour to do some shopping, when you're thinking about that report you need to write, thinking about how much of a pain the next day will be, etc. The more immersed we are in the real world the hard it is to do this for a fictional one.
 
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Himuro

Member
I think this is just adulthood sucking the joy out of things.

Its much easier to get into a fictional world when you don't have a single thing to worry about as a kid, than it is when you know you'll have to stop in a hour to do some shopping, when you're thinking about that report you need to write, thinking about how much of a pain the next day will be, etc. The more immersed we are in the real world the hard it is to do this for a fictional one.

For me it's definitely not the case. I read lots of books and I'm constantly sucked into their worlds. I'm playing Halo 2 and sucked into its world. It's gaming that changed and how it conveys worlds. In the past games would deliver their stories and leave things to the imagination. Call it a case of being limited by technology at the time or a creative choice but I play Dragon Quest XI, a sequel in a series that had been wrongly accused of having "no story" by Final Fantasy diehards because it had a more minimalist approach to its storytelling, have cutscene after cutscene after cutscene. They really want to tell their story and leave no stone turned. So they pad the games with endless filler bullshit whether it's Persona 5 or DQXI or whatever while limiting the player in where they can go and what they can do. It's like I'm playing visual novels now. The industry decided more, more, more which takes away from the imagination and less need to explore. It's the industry that changed.
 
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PhaseJump

Member
JRPGs stopped being good when game studios started localizing everything in house, saturating the market in the west with the lower quality shit, and a bare minimum localization effort. Curation limits and outsourcing to studios that could give better quality has peaked and been buried. The PS3 and Xbox 360 era was the start of it and it never went back.

All the anime derived games filled with teenage power fantasy tropes and poorly written predictability, flooding the market with shit. All that fodder for waifu perverts. Saying JRPGs are dead triggers these people, and it's just hilarious.

JRPGs are mostly trash these days. Full stop. It's a shame, because they're the games I have played most often over the past 35 years.
 

Himuro

Member
JRPGs stopped being good when game studios started localizing everything in house, saturating the market in the west with the lower quality shit, and a bare minimum localization effort. Curation limits and outsourcing to studios that could give better quality has peaked and been buried. The PS3 and Xbox 360 era was the start of it and it never went back.

All the anime derived games filled with teenage power fantasy tropes and poorly written predictability, flooding the market with shit. All that fodder for waifu perverts. Saying JRPGs are dead triggers these people, and it's just hilarious.

JRPGs are mostly trash these days. Full stop. It's a shame, because they're the games I have played most often over the past 35 years.
You too noticed the animu waifu bullshit flooding the market. In the ps2 days no way would Atelier ever, ever be considered top of what the genre had to offer. Either they've done a 180 and gotten their shit together or the quality of jrpgs now is that fucking dire.
 

PhaseJump

Member
The quality is generally shit. People jerk themselves off over Dragon Quest XI, and that game has serious problems for being one of the big franchises. If they were to remaster 8 and port it to all the new platforms, it would end up a better game by comparison. The Tales games get all hyped up but they always completely fall apart in the last act.

All the hype now is around Xenoblade 3, which is likely B-tier at best due to Monolith Soft doing what they always do; burying their script/plot writing in insufferable anime obfuscation. It's like reading post-Tolkien fantasy, where 9 out of 10 copycat stories have weird and stupid, unpronounceable "elvish" names for all things, trying to sound highbrow or profound, instead of outright retarded.

Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, it's fucking laughable. FFXV was a huge success and it had absolutely no story to engage with, just a fun but broken gameplay system in an open world.

 

Himuro

Member
The quality is generally shit. People jerk themselves off over Dragon Quest XI, and that game has serious problems for being one of the big franchises. If they were to remaster 8 and port it to all the new platforms, it would end up a better game by comparison. The Tales games get all hyped up but they always completely fall apart in the last act.

All the hype now is around Xenoblade 3, which is likely B-tier at best due to Monolith Soft doing what they always do; burying their script/plot writing in insufferable anime obfuscation. It's like reading post-Tolkien fantasy, where 9 out of 10 copycat stories have weird and stupid, unpronounceable "elvish" names for all things, trying to sound highbrow or profound, instead of outright retarded.

Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, it's fucking laughable. FFXV was a huge success and it had absolutely no story to engage with, just a fun but broken gameplay system in an open world.

The best thing going on these days is that SaGa has been deservedly gotten recognition.
 

SteadyEvo

Member
1st off, I’m not reading all that

2nd, with age comes a decrease in free time. Now I‘be never been a rpg guy but know they to forever to beat.
 

EDMIX

Member
How old are you?
I never wanted to ditch one genre for another.
I just played both.

True. I want to know how old they are too. I'm 34 and I can also confirm that yea...you can shift from 1 genre to the next.

I never wanted to ditch one, but over time I just played less and less MP titles and I went from cycling so many titles like CS, TF2, Unreal Real, Quake, Call Of Duty, Battlefield, Halo etc and now I just play Battlefield and 1 MP is more then enough for me now lol Played BF4 and BFV for damn near most of the gen and the meat of my gaming was single player stuff.

I know its different for everyone, but I feel as you get older, you want those experiences that fit your age and where you are at in life and I think many probably go from heavy MP to mainly SP lol

Of course different strokes for different folks and I'd be down for Killzone 2 remake day 1, but I see me continuing staying mainly playing SP titles with a sprinkle of MP with maybe 1 or 2 series or something.

SteadyEvo SteadyEvo Agreed, but I'm still a RPG person, but many titles I just want the main story, cliff notes and I just don't mind a 30 hour RPG. Once we get to 100 hours....nah, Ima need those cliffnotes and let me get to the meat of the fun here folks lol Its probably way i even replay so many RPGs, once you KNOW how long it is and know where the "fun" is, its easier to play that then play something new where you don't know where that filler will keep you stuck or some crazy curve on the combat lol
 
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Nah it's more like I said what I had to say and others were like doing the typical gamer spyjak thing where they just lost a bunch of shit because gamers tend to be consumed whores when I flat out said NO MAS. Instead people made it about RPGs and not about fps and now we are talking about fps and the thread is more reasonable now. You can't change my mind on rpgs. For my own love for the hobby I have to let them go.

Then you should have made a thread asking about FPS games and why you are enjoying them, instead of a thread dedicated to bashing and dismissing an entire genre.
 
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