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Nothing is Sacred: RPG-style Upgrades and the Inability to Incapacitate


A visible case in point would be if you were that Mysteron who tries to shoot Captain Scarlet at the beginning of the show;

You’d take a look at that and say ‘WTF, that guy can’t shoot’ and you’d be right. It doesn’t show off Captain Scarlet’s ‘indestructibility’. It doesn’t make good viewing for anyone who wants to use that for an application for the army or a Counterstrike team. In fact, your fellow Mysterons would probably be laughing their heads off so much, that they wouldn’t be able to give out that scary message threatening to destroy or kill something on Earth to Spectrum Command properly. That’s what you risk after failing on a game that deliberately under-powers your avatar (not Mysterons, but embarrassment and shame).

I don’t know yet if the second Deus Ex game sorted these issues out, because I never got round to playing it yet. My memory of the first game was sketchy enough that I could be wrong on at least one part of the game mechanics. If you want to correct or update me, feel free to comment. Give me an example of a game where the inclusion of RPG-stats done little or took away for the enjoyment of it. Just as long as it isn’t as shameful to me as trying to hit a terrorist on the back of the head with all the power of an 80 year-old riot policeman.
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About Batthinkone of us since 9:11 AM on 08.20.2007

I am a gamer of 40 years of age. I'm not happy when prodded or teased. You have been warned. I am a human-being, you know? With feelings.

I also have a likeness for RPGs.

My favourites:

(Additional favorites: Grandia)

Currently playing: Forza Horizon 4 (XBox One)
The Division 2 (XBox One)
Disgaea 2 (PS2)
Persona Q (2DS/3DS)
GTA V (XBox One)
Atari Vault(PC)

Mood: Managing stress reasonably well.

Fanboy class: Dedicated enough to get decent RPGs and action figures.

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Talvin Singh
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Nightmares On Wax
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The Chemical Brothers
Kenji Kawai
Ian Brown
The Go! Team
Principles Of Geometry

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Promoted Monthly Musings

Expanded Universes
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