I've played the original KOTOR, and just recently started on KOTOR2. I've also played Jedi Knights Outcast, as well as Jedi Academy. My only criticism of these games is that the best elements of both games haven't been combined. I love the interaction and stories of the RPGs like both of the KOTORs, but I don't like the combat/action/movement in the RGPs. I prefer the freedom of the 3rd/1st person movements/combat of Jedi Academy. The best of both worlds would be an RPG (like KOTOR and KOTOR2) where the player can move/combat as they do in Jedi Academy or Jedi Knights Outcast. I can't believe programmers haven't done this yet. Either they haven't thought of the idea (which seems kind of inconceivable) or it isn't physically possible to do it given the logistics of programming. I can't imagine a better game than KOTOR with the movement/action/combat of Jedi Academy. I don't like the stiff movement of the RPGs or the way the computer does the combat for you according to your preset indications. Why can't we have both?
If you have that kind of movement, it defeats the purpose of calling it an RPG. I would *technically* be a first-person shooter. So I guess that's just a bit of semantics, really. The problem with this is that RPGs have a clear-cut form which they're supposed to follow. So do FPSs. The problem, therein, is that RPGs focus mostly on story (that's what people want from an RPG) and FPSs focus mostly on gameplay -- especially multiplayer gameplay. Most shooters these days aren't interested in a good story. I'd absolutely love a shooter or Jedi Knight type game with an excellent story. That series has been dead story-wise since Dark Forces 2.
I Would definateley agree here, combining them to gether, Good gameplay, Good story yet interactive, but stil with freedom, would be a wonderful idea, but alas, i doubt they actually care what we think though. :(
Nope, they just want to make monies. And people will buy the games, even if they suck, so why should they care? :bawl:
Yet another corruption in this corporate planet i call hell. but you gotta admit, it's a nice idea. :)
I'd make a decent game, if I could. Alas, all I can do is bitch and moan ;)
Lol, I'm learning programming and what not via linux but it's a long, tedious road.
Well there is a game kinda like what you are talking about. Its called Zelda. Its an RPG but you also have free movement in combat.
Zelda's not so much an RPG, really. Not in the conventional sense. Besides, Zelda's... boring.
Well yes, Zelda is fun. But we want somthing in the starwars galaxy... :p