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Why do Western made RPG have bad combat mechanic?

#1-Damien-Posted 5/20/2013 10:48:02 AM(edited)
From

- Too Human
- Dragon Age
- Skyrim, and Elder Scrolls games in general
- LoTR games
- The Witcher
- Kingdom of Amalur

They have terrible animation; no concept of physics, impact and momentum; no concept of body hit detection; the enemies have terrible AI, etc

Since combat is 90% of your gameplay, Western-made RPGs tend to be very boring and dull, no challenge, un-interesting.

So What's with these western developers, have they not heard of animation engine or motion-capture engine? are they not familiar with physics engine?

So why?
#2SinfullyvannilaPosted 5/20/2013 10:47:56 AM
Cuz stats.
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#3ScreamingMidgetPosted 5/20/2013 10:49:20 AM
Because they know ameriboos will buy the games anyway, so they don't put any effort into the actual development. And they rely on modders to fix their crap.
#4JusticeSwordPosted 5/20/2013 10:51:09 AM
As opposed to selecting a move from a menu, watching a flashy animation, then some numbers appear?
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#5DotsAndLinesPosted 5/20/2013 10:51:29 AM
Not to mention they all have the exact same setting.....so boring.
#6betterboulderPosted 5/20/2013 10:51:37 AM
In comparison to...?
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#7PsychoDrama1Posted 5/20/2013 10:52:44 AM
JusticeSword posted...
As opposed to selecting a move from a menu, watching a flashy animation, then some numbers appear?

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#8LemonKweenstaaaPosted 5/20/2013 10:53:07 AM
ScreamingMidget posted...
Because they know ameriboos will buy the games anyway, so they don't put any effort into the actual development. And they rely on modders to fix their crap.


Wow. Cry harder. Lol
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#9DotsAndLinesPosted 5/20/2013 10:55:08 AM
JusticeSword posted...
As opposed to selecting a move from a menu, watching a flashy animation, then some numbers appear?


As a matter of fact, yes. That was TC's point. WRPG try to be action games but end up with very terrible combat.
#10-Damien-(Topic Creator)Posted 5/20/2013 10:56:27 AM
JusticeSword posted...
As opposed to selecting a move from a menu, watching a flashy animation, then some numbers appear?


uh, u play Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, Dragon's Dogma, etc yet?