We’re back with another round of polls! With the announcement of pre-order bonuses and the Imperial Edition, we wanted to get some information on how you felt about it. We were also curious how you normally judge RPGs as we all tend to judge them in our own ways. Let’s do it!
We’re Happy, Sort of
It’s old news and quite frankly I’m tired of talking about it but the announcement of pre-order bonuses and the Imperial Edition were met with both positive and negative reactions. Some saw it as new content we weren’t expecting to see so it came as a delightful shock. Others simply saw it as a money grab from the suits at Zenimax Media Inc. However you saw it yourself, it’s probably here to stay so you might as well take advantage of the situation. There’s websites selling the Imperial Edition for the same price as the standard edition. I don’t know how these sites are doing it, but they are and most are reputable. So if you sort of want to stick it to the man, but also want the content found in the Imperial Edition, then I suggest you find one of these deals.
Regardless of how we feel about the bonuses and such, we still are happy with the game as a whole and are really looking forward to playing it. We will be showing off the game in the next couple weeks as we’ve been granted limited access to recording our own gameplay, so stay tuned for that.
RPGs, How Do You Judge Them?
Role-playing games are generally very robust. They tend to have epic soundtracks, hefty mechanics, captivating story and engaging characters or they have none of this because they’re terrible. So what’s the first aspect you look for in RPGs?
The results here are kind of humorous as they are the 2 most argued over aspects of a game. People that are more technical (which many gamers are) tend to look at the mechanics of a game first, because if they are annoying or just outright bad, then it distracts from any possibility of a good story. Then there’s the more hardcore RPGers that simply want an amazing story that will draw them into the world and as long as they’re getting that they don’t really care about the mechanics.
Personally, I prefer good mechanics to story. Josh on the other hand can take it or leave it.