I’m Sick of RPG Progression Systems In Non-RPG Games

BY JASON MONROE: What is the deal with RPG progression systems finding their way into games that they have no right being shoe-horned into?

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TheOptimist26d ago (Edited 26d ago )

The worst part is whichever game you pick up from these types of the game, the skill trees are shameless copied. And it all becomes about who has the higher stats between you and the enemy.

(Edit- Not talking about Automata btw, I am talking about Assassins Creed, Shadow of Mordor, Horizon Zero Dawn etc)

pody25d ago

Don’t put Horizon on that list then because there’s no level on the enemies like it is in AC and Mordor.

Theknightofnights24d ago (Edited 24d ago )


Horizon Zero Dawn does have enemy levels. Or did I misunderstand your comment?

bouzebbal24d ago

then try to finish these games with level 1.. good luck.
take god of war... game has not much value with different attacks, equipments power ups etc...

pody23d ago


Oh my god. You're right! I had to check when you said that, and they hide the levels in the scanning hud! I played the game without ever even noticing it and it looks like I'm not alone with the amount of upvotes my comment got. I take back what i said.

pietro121225d ago

Yeah, the skill tree is Horizon is borrowed from games before, but it actually works out for the game. As Pody said there are levels appear above enemies. Instead some of the areas had a recommended level suggestion (mainly for ruins and bandit camps)

ShadowWolf71225d ago

Horizon's gameplay has nothing to do with stats, dude.

Saranya24d ago

Horizon Zero Dawn is RPG? I thought it's open world action adventure because, all of dialogs choice does not impact with main story or side quest.

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parris26d ago

Ok, there is a pretty easy solution, don't buy them.

A lot of people do enjoy them, and using Neir: Automata as your example seems like an incredibly poor choice as it adds a lot to that game. A lot of the games progression is tied to the leveling system, with out that you basically would just run from objective to objective instead of leveling up to progress the story and complete side quests.

Concertoine25d ago

Yeah, Nier Automata is an action RPG. It makes sense to have rpg mechanics...

SenorFartCushion25d ago

Sure, don't buy 99.9% of games, that sounds easy(!)

parris25d ago (Edited 25d ago )

Well you need 0% of games to live, and 99.9% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

Horny24d ago

That is why I went from buying 10+ games a year to 1-2 at most. I’m sick of rpg elements in every game. I avoid open world games completely now, fetch quest after fetch quest.

KukwesGaming25d ago

If done right like in The Division and GOW it really adds to the overall fun factor. We are all kids when it comes to games and want to have another layer of award systems.

bluefox75525d ago

I like it. Adds a feeling of progression to games.

TedCruzsTaint25d ago

Well, they use Division in the thumbnail, and that game handled character progression really well.
Opinions are opinions; tastes are tastes ... but the writer is coming off as little more than a whiner on their soapbox.

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