Lisbeth_Salander;n9497271 said:One thing I noticed here is that people are either totally defending story while bashing gameplay completely, or they are doing the opposite.
It's almost as worrisome an effect as everything needing to be an FPS of some sort that in RPG's it's nowadays often seen that it's all the same what kind of game it is otherwise (well, as long as it's not in any way reminiscent of anything older than 5 years -- and this allows the game to be the sort of uninspired and dry action schlock that nobody would give a shit about if the description didn't say "RPG") as long people get their "well written" interactive movie/novel within it.
Lisbeth_Salander;n9497271 said:It's not that hard to imagine a game that focuses on both gameplay and story
It really is not, but when will such a thing happen agian...? And not just "happen" but also done in a manner that really puts both on the same level, and where they actually interact (instead of being, by all intents and purposes, separate entities).