So I just recently finished Crysis 1. Loved it - until the aliens showed up. then I tried Mass Effect 1. I like it, but...well, I guess video game RPG's have just begun to feel...false...to me. Like I am playing through someone else's story. Like everything is pre-determined and I am just playing out the script. Like a movie audition, not a game.
I have considered the options in terms of games with real consequences. Outside of the Witcher 2, it seems I have 3 real options:
All fine options. Here are my thoughts, and I was hoping for some feedback on each one.
About Perpetuum: I know the community is in need of players. I would love to join. Trouble is, I would need to use an Pad to guide the mech round the map. Too many wrist sprains and problems in times past; kb/m for long periods just is not an option. That said, I am willing to reach out to the keyboard for non-urgent stuff like maps, inventory and that sort of thing. No problem. I just wonder if this will place me at an FPS-like disadvantage in combat and hurt my Corp.
DayZ: See the above. Plus, its only alpha and plagued by all that accompanies it. Might wait for a more stable time period.
EVE: I have always wanted a space combat game. But where most people dream of Tie-Fighter like dogfights in space, I dream of Red Storm Rising-style Submarine Combat: Scans, detection ranges, firing solutions. Cloaking and working for your target. That sort of boring crap. EVE actually seemed to offer some of this. Plus, it definitely hits the real choices and consequences button. My only concerns: Needing a Pad for urgent, WASD type movements, and the game's age. EVE has been around since 2003, and I would hate to see it vanish a year after I join.
So there we have it. If anyone has any thoughts to offer please, as the forum says, speak your brains. And sincerely, thanks, from a gamer starving for intellectual pursuits in games.