has been the driving force behind MMO Gaming and we would be
amiss if we were to not recognize the roleplaying genre. Only recently
have some MMOGs started to veer away from the roleplaying aspect but
most games still promote it heavily. After all, who wants to be some
average Joe in a game when they can do that themselves in their everday
Massively multiplayer games are not necessarily always
the best conduit for the roleplayer. It can often be hard to immerse
yourself fully if thousands of players around you are not participating
in your joy of talking like a dwarf. So, for a complete roleplaying
experience it makes sense that we have to look away from MMO games and
more towards single player or small group based games.
A good roleplaying game will keep a gamer enthralled for weeks or even
months at a time. You simply cannot get into a character you've only
played for five hours. The longer you have to become attached to your
in game character, the more you'll begin to feel a part of the virtual
world in which you play.
Story is also among the chief components of a good RPG. And there's
only a few studios who know how to tell a great story. If done well
the story of the world, its history, and the heroes and villains will
become as much a part of your life while playing the game as your
neighbors and friends in the real world. This kind of game is one that
you simply can't stop playing and find yourself staying up much longer
than you should just to unravel the next arc.
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