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For the Love of Isometric RPGs

Robin Booth for Bits 'n' Bytes Gaming writes:

Age of Empires was the first game I played. Since then I have been in repeatedly seduced by the isometric format. It teases the player with things they cannot ever see. In older games, with no zoom or rotate function, it presents the world as a vast unfolding picture – an image which would be appear flat if it were not for the barriers to movement and sight – the trees and corridors, stairways and mountains which delineate the isometric system of motion and interaction.

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Godmars2902841d ago (Edited 2841d ago )

Can likely only dream about an isometric JRPG on the PS3/360.

NiteX2841d ago

I've never seen an isometric JRPG before. Wait, does Throne of Darkness count? Probably not?

Grip2841d ago

i have never heard about this game

NiteX2841d ago

I wonder if she knows that AOE is an RTS?

BnBMartin2841d ago

Yes, he is aware. Age of Empires is just his first example of an isometric game he played and loved.

yamzilla2841d ago (Edited 2841d ago )

guys, just picked up a game from Good old games that i never heard of (and i thought i knew about every old school rpg) but it is pretty badass!

Lionheart: Legacy of Crusader

http://www.gog.com/en/gamec...

Very similar feel to BG2, neverwinter, with a splash of diablo 2 thrown in ( i.e. it is a tiny bit more hack and slash)

So far, about 8-10 hours in I would give it a solid 8.5/10!

It is also the last game published by black isle :(

banjadude2841d ago

Always nice to find out new games (well, new to me I mean).

Thanks!

Tony P2841d ago

I tend to think the older RPGs got by by sparking our imaginations since they didn't have all these nice 3D graphics.

Today's games can show us what older games couldn't... but it's often never better than what we imagined.