GamerNode's Matt Erazo writes, "BioShock challenges the very idea of player action, or Dead Rising forces you to face the consequences of your in-game actions, I perk up and immediately take notice, hoping future games will continue to evolve.
But this is not always the case. Sometimes a game will release, trying something different, and player will not take to it, forcing developers to go back to their established formula permanently. I saw the future of the Zelda franchise with the superb Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, a game that shook the very foundations of the Zelda franchise and provided truly original gameplay, but was "too weird" for Zelda fans, and we were stuck with both The Wind Waker and Ocarina of Time retread, Twilight Princess. While both of these games are still good in their own right, they are still derivative of A Link to the Past.
Well dear readers, I've seen the future once again. A game has released that has challenged the RPG genre and is the harbinger of the future of the RPG. It takes everything that is great about RPGs, trims out all of the useless tropes that plague the genre, and delivers an experience that made me realize that this is what I play RPG games for."