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Can RPGs be great without a good story?

#41pariah23Posted 3/19/2013 10:40:34 AM
"Great"? No.
#42peter_888Posted 3/19/2013 10:42:26 AM
yes, along as the gameplay mechanics works very well.
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#43jammies(Topic Creator)Posted 3/21/2013 6:04:05 AM
pariah23 posted...
"Great"? No.


Interesting.
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#44xxxRemmyxxxPosted 3/21/2013 6:09:26 AM
FF X-2 had one of the best battle systems in the series, even if the story was pretty cheesy. Also, It was one of the few rpg's that I went for a 100% because of all the side stuff. I didn't make it all the way, but I came pretty close to 100%
#45CryptosperidiumPosted 3/21/2013 6:46:38 AM
Yes they can. Look at Pokemon. Basically the same story for years, and yet it is still among the most popular games for every Nintendo handheld.
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#46vashtrichamPosted 3/21/2013 7:08:09 AM
It can be good but not great.
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#47VarronPosted 3/21/2013 7:08:40 AM
pokemon
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#48vashtrichamPosted 3/21/2013 7:09:36 AM
Quote:Yes they can. Look at Pokemon. Basically the same story for years, and yet it is still among the most popular games for every Nintendo handheld.
@cryptosperidium
Popularity does not automatically mean its a great rpg
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#49mtjormitchPosted 3/21/2013 7:34:28 AM(edited)
jammies posted...
digidevilwil posted...
Games are all about the gameplay, no matter what genre. I mean,who the hell plays a 50+ hour game for probably 5 hours total of that time spent seeing story?


Agreed. I forget stories to many excellent games, but I don't forget how they play.


Great, you guys basically made this topic the anti story brigade with how freaking stupid that viewpoint is. Good job. I hope you are proud of yourselves hating on a medium much like how old men hated movies back in the 1920's.

"Ba! Citizens Kane! What a piece of crap! Movies should just exist to entertain! Not to cause me to think!"

People who have the Gameplay>Story viewpoint... yeah... considering how video games care more about story per damn year... yeah... you guys are utter fools.
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#50PHEEliNUXPosted 3/21/2013 7:33:32 AM
vashtricham posted...
Quote:Yes they can. Look at Pokemon. Basically the same story for years, and yet it is still among the most popular games for every Nintendo handheld.
@cryptosperidium
Popularity does not automatically mean its a great rpg


Except, Pokemon is a great RPG, Well B/W sucked though
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