Im reading the ratings people give to games lately. I've seem to notice that most of these ratings posted are not to be trusted because most of them are made from people who just got the game recently. They rate it on graphics and dont even take the time to look into the game and see some real faults. For instance, Final Fantasy is one of the top ranked games now. Most of the ratings are saying the graphics are cool when realy there are not that many graphics to be seen. What i mean by this is that there are only 20 monster models which means you will be fighting what seems to be the same thing over and over. In my oppinion games like SWG is not that great of a game because it has one of the features that makes most new games out today boring and repeatative. There can only be character made items which makes money the only important thing in the game. You dont spend time talking to NPCs, researching, or collecting items. You do missions, complete them, and do another mission. I noticed this in SWG. But FF and SWG are alike in a lot of ways. But FF is alot more popular to RPGers and that causes some people to mis-Judge games. I mean, i bet at least 1/4 of the ratings for FF online are from people who have just played it for an hour and thought it was the greatest game of all time because the graphics are good. To me, doing missions over and over again should not be considerd an RPG and i just was trying to make a point about how i feel.
Playing: Vanguard SoH
Played: EQ, Planetside, SWG, WoW, EQ2