STAR WARS – KOTOR on Steam
Written by Paul Gestl
Publisher: LucasArts, Disney
Released on Nov 19, 2003
In BioWare RPGs, the setting is crucial to the player’s enjoyment of their franchises. The player may control their choices, but the world they play around in follows a strictly linear plot. Inspired by the comic books, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic takes place 4,000 years before the movies, in the same “galaxy far far away.”
Genre: An Adventure RPG
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Developer: 5th Cell Media
Publisher: Warner Bros.
Released on Nov 20, 2012
A sequel to the original Scribblenauts franchise for the Nintendo DS, Scribblenauts Unlimited will take you on a new adventure around the world. Travel from the big city, over mythical lands, and into space as you solve unique puzzles using your world navigator and magical notepad.
Genre: A Strategy and Adventure Game
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Eastern vs. Western RPGs: Cultural Differences that Shape Games
Traveling the vast land with a sword in hand, the warrior walks with a purpose in their soul. The task handed to them is truly one of great importance, and the challenge they face is likely to be a test of their brains, brawn, and battle skills.
Sounds familiar? It should be as it is the core idea of any roleplaying game (RPG for short). These games ask the player to take on the role of an exploring character and grow them into a person capable of accomplishing the mission that is set out before them.
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What is an Open Sandbox game?
by Paul Gestl
In recent years, there have been many different genres of games that sprung up on the Steam Store. A lot of games manage to combine genres with ease, but certain genres just don’t mix. These ones end up becoming toxic for the games that incorporate them.
Two very similar genres that don’t go together but seem nearly identical are the Open-World and Sandbox games. During my research on the Fallout 4 Review, I noticed that the settlement crafting system appeared to be making part of the game into an actual sandbox.
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by Paul Gestl
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Released on Nov 10, 2015
Fallout 4 is an award-winning game in Bethesda studio’s series of post-apocalyptic themed releases. Fallout 4 is uniquely known for its quirks, diverse cast, and history-inspired storytelling. Let’s see if Fallout 4 can top its predecessors while maintaining the core elements of the Fallout series as an all-time favorite RPG.
Genre: Third-Person Shooter/RPG
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