Now I've played both genres along the lines of;
Final Fantasy Series
and i thought of an idea about merging a J-RPG with Western RPG's. Like, feeling emotion, desire etc. for a game and having freedom and choices of your own in a game. Having a linear plot but being able to explore the world without finishing the story, only when you feel like it.
Then i thought of the multiple risks and complications that could have such as;
How would gameplay play out?
How would story play out?
How would character development play out with a western rpg base?
How would you create intense cutscenes?
Who would play this game?
Why would they play it?
Would the game be a mess having two complete genres merged?
Am i just trying to keep both gamers happy?
Should i just pick one side?
What concept should i choose to overcome these issues?
So after 5 hours of thinking (Yupp x.x) i figured i'd ask a forum. Because i felt it'll take on a big risk and i wouldn't want to hurt any core gamers with my decisions. Also i felt as if i need to stick to one side or '' risk it for a chocolate biscuit '' and go ahead with it, making sure i planned out every possible Do's and Dont's, Impossible's and Possibles, Risks and the ''go ahead's''.
What do you think? Should there be a game where these concepts ARE mixed or should it just stay the same? by choosing one concept and adapting it to my idea?
The concepts and philosophies that i chose were;
WKC - sense of linear story and exploration. Deciding when you want to finish the story but it still feels like a one way path
Pokemon - (Not in the sense of catching pokemon and winning badges in the sense of exploring a world but following a story, choosing whether or not you want to continue on with that story. You can just explore or level up and meet characters and just follow a side story or follow the main story without even looking at the side stories at all. )
Final Fantasy - Narrative and detailed stories and cinematic cutscenes. Also a party system.
Skyrim - The desire to put 300+ hours into a game with little efforts of a story. (But this makes it boring after i while, i noticed)
Any reply is appreciated. Thank you.
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Edited by Silentcupidz, 30 November 2013 - 12:37 PM.