A lot of tension in a story happens when the characters do something against the wishes of the audience. This isn’t really possible in the context of an RPG, because the characters ARE the audience.
It pretty much means you can’t create moments like the one where (in the books, mind you) Eowyn begs Aragorn to let her ride with him into battle, and he refuses because he has no right to accept. If you try, you’ll end up with nonsense like what you see above, because 90% of the players out there will simply let her join without a second thought. The other 10% will try to have sex with her first.
Why I Hated Resident Evil 4
Ever wonder how seemingly sane people can hate popular games? It can happen!
A Lack of Vision and Leadership
People fault EA for being greedy, but their real sin is just how terrible they are at it.
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The Best of 2013
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2013.
Steam Summer Blues
This mess of dross, confusion, and terrible UI design is the storefront the big publishers couldn't beat? Amazing.