Try our new beta! Click here
Submitted by Rowland 1331d ago | opinion piece

What makes role-playing game combat good?

Joystiq: Last week's column on changes in role-playing combat systems through history ruffled a few feathers, so I thought it would be a good idea to discuss what, in my opinion, makes for good RPG combat systems. I had no intention of sounding like I hated turn-based combat (since my two favorite RPGs use it!), or that every new game was better than old. (Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect, PC, PS3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Xbox 360)

sonicsidewinder  +   1331d ago
Specifically with those Infinity Engine games it was more because all the elements of the game held it together well.

The combat was good. It had a depth and learning curve to it. Plus there was replayability due tot he fact of there being a multitude of classes and races.

But like I said, BG, Icewind Dale and Planescape; they were held together by a mixture of their stories, music and gameplay to diferent degrees depending on the game.

e.g most seem to think Planescapes combat wasn't as good.
It wasn't 'as good' but it still used that same style of mechanics which had a depth to it. Only it was held together well by it's story and music. tbh, I don't mind planescapes combat.
#1 (Edited 1331d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. Review [Nintendo Insider]

29m ago - Nintendo Insider writes: With unwavering charm, this resoundingly action-packed quest for the... | 3DS

Xenoblade Chronicles X Review [Nintendo Insider]

1h ago - Nintendo Insider writes: With Xenoblade Chronicles widely seen as Wii's swansong, it surpassed... | Wii U

HotLiked - What the Internet is talking about right now

Now - Kill some time at You will regret it... | Promoted post

Xenoblade Chronicles X Review - STN

1h ago - Xenoblade Chronicles X is the perfect example of what the Wii U is capable of and whilst it canno... | Wii U

Xenoblade Chronicles X Review: Breathtaking | GameZone

1h ago - GameZone: "In a year that was filled with games like Fallout 4, Bloodborne, The Witcher 3, Rocket... | Wii U

Snapimals Cheats: Guide, Tips & Strategy for Android/iPhone Game

1h ago - Postcard Pics are sold to visiting photo enthusiasts (a.k.a. your museum visitors). For Postcard... | iPhone