why can't devs combine the fluidity of Moba games like LoL with WRPGs?

#1luigi33Posted 4/20/2013 7:16:07 PM
I would love a top down Baldur's Gate II style RPG, but your characters and his/her actions are just as smooth as a MOBA. One of my biggest problems with old school style WRPGs, controls are so clunky.
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#2MindOSTPosted 4/20/2013 7:54:37 PM
So like Diablo, but with a better story?
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#3luigi33(Topic Creator)Posted 4/20/2013 8:05:24 PM
No, Diablo is nothing like a WRPG.
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#4HagenExPosted 4/20/2013 8:15:13 PM
Define WRPG, please.
#5SeargentSousukePosted 4/20/2013 8:27:40 PM
luigi33 posted...
No, Diablo is nothing like a WRPG.


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#6boktai3Posted 4/20/2013 8:30:41 PM
HagenEx posted...
Define WRPG, please.


western role playing game, less grind oriented, more story based, think dues ex with swords.
#7luigi33(Topic Creator)Posted 4/20/2013 8:55:00 PM
From: boktai3 | #006
HagenEx posted...
Define WRPG, please.


western role playing game, less grind oriented, more story based, think dues ex with swords.

far more focused on story and dialogue.


Diablo is a dungeon crawler.
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#8DartkunPosted 4/20/2013 9:11:18 PM(edited)
So, is Etrian Odyssey a Dungeon Crawler or a JRPG?

What about Legend of Grimrock?
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#9AceronPosted 4/20/2013 9:36:08 PM
I'd actually describe Western RPGs as more Sandbox-y and less story oriented than JRPGs.

Which is the source of a lot of the 'clunkiness.' WRPGs tend to emphasize free-form character development, so they suffer from ability bloat.
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#10MizunoRyuuPosted 4/20/2013 9:39:47 PM
Because WRPGs are, by definition, terrible.
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