- Oct 27, 2017
I mean, if you really want to go out of your way to include games that could only be considered an "RPG" in the most basic ways possible...What are you talking about? The VAST majority of rpgs have been either third person or had the option to toggle to whichever one you prefer.
The main exceptions to this have been Deus Ex and Borderlands.
And maybe this is considered cheating (feel free to exclude it), since I did say console specific, but there's also S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Maybe you're right in that it's not quite as skewed as I initially surmised, but all my point really was is that no one should really be surprised that it's first-person. Nothing wrong with being disappointed of that either.
Also, while we don't know exactly how similar this may or may not actually turn out to be compared to Fallout, Fallout wasn't strictly an FPS. It had V.A.T.S. too, which gave it more of a pseudo Real-Time with Pause playstyle if you so chose.
I'm just being facetious. Many really dislike the first The Witcher and actively call it garbage, and not worth playing. Consequently, I found the first two games to be superior RPGs than the third, even though I thought the third was a massive improvement over them on a technical, graphical and narrative level. Yes, Obsidian had more time to produce more games, yet at the same time, CDPR producing what are considered "two" really great RPGs in a shorter period doesn't make them the best around. It just means they're the current hot shit, but longevity matters too. Neverwinter Nights 2 and Fallout: NV alone put them above their peers, and they have more than that going for them despite the borrowed engines.I agree they've generally been up there but, Obsidian has been around for longer than CD Projekt Red and they've been making generally smaller scope games or ones that borrow the engine and a lot of assets from other games like they did with KOTOR 2, Neverwinter Nights 2, Fallout: New Vegas. Also, when did CD Projekt make half of a game?