Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Pepe, Felipe (April 2017), The CRPG Book Project: Sharing the History of Computer Role-Playing Games, Retrieved on 2017-07-20
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    20 JUL 2017

     Old CRPGs are Unplayable for Modern Gamers

    They had five days to play (Ultima IV), and I asked them to make as much progress as they could in that time. When we gathered to debrief in class, a few students explained how they’d overcome some of their difficulties, but the vast majority was utterly flummoxed by the game. As one of them put it, “I’d say for gamers of our generation, an RPG like Ultima IV is boring and pretty much unplayable.” After removing the arrow from my chest, I asked them to explain why. It mostly came dow...
    Folksonomies: history preservation gaming
    Folksonomies: history preservation gaming
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    20 JUL 2017

     How the fantastic becomes dull and familiar

    Most fantasy RPGs follow the tried and allegedly true formula, which strips them of anything ‘fantastic’ and grounds them in the dull ‘reality’ of the familiar. Sadly, the much coveted instant recognition usually means instantly forgettable. How many times should we save an utterly predictable and generic world before it gets really old? Why is that when we see a town on the horizon, it’s not a place of wonder and strange customs, but a place to restock on FEDEX quest and trade in y...
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