The NZA Posted October 5, 2009 Share Posted October 5, 2009 This is going well so far, i think im in chapter 3 of 7 or so. Another one gotten from Newt (thanks again, sir) and pushed by Bish after i said i was getting tired as fuck of the usual fantasy setting, and anted more kung-fu shit like this. The combat's not tight when it comes to group fights, but the number of varying styles & great names for them makes it work for me. I know i'm prolly saying this coming right off of KOTOR, but Bioware clearly has archetypes: we've a mad scientist, we've a huge murderous but charming bastard not named Wreks, we've a few ladies im clearly trying to woo into bed at some point, etc. The morality system is exactly the same too, just called open palm/closed fist rather than light/sith...honestly, i realize the sidequests are optional, but if i had to call it, id say this really limited system - slightly more fleshed out in Mass Effect, granted - is about the weakest point of the game, i know im reaching back here but this is supposed to be one of the more compelling aspects of WRPGs, and its rather stunting. The topic comes up a bit even in bigger titles like Fallout 3, where i can blow up an entire town and then go give water to bums and everyone eventually knows me as a good guy...im really hoping the genre develops a great deal more here in future installments. That said, the game's pot (so far) covers a great deal of the fun elements of classic kung-fu flicks, with a great deal of mythology tossed in as well, a lot of which seems to be inspired but written for the game. At first, i was thinking they shouldve gone for more accuracy in the cultural references, but if i wanted that, i suppose id be playing Dynasty Warriors or one of the 3 Kingdoms games - truth is, its pretty well written. The environments seem really well detailed, and certain areas a refreshing amount more colorful than much of what we've seen this gen as well. I can see why this game didnt have the sales/appeal of its Star Wars cousins, but if you enjoyed those, this one's worth a go as well, especially if - like me - you're eager to try an adventure in a criminally-underused setting that's ripe for good role playing. More to come. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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