"The most hardcore genre in gaming history is the RPG. Scan any RPG-related forum and you’ll come away with a clear impression that RPG players are among the most hardcore fans in the world. Which makes sense, because role-playing games are driven by story and story by character and if your average person is going to be loyal to anything it’s going to be to another person or the closest analogue at hand. And this is the sublime place where role-playing games, more so than any other genre, take us. Like other storied mediums, the best RPGs make us love them."