I've been trying tons of Gamefly games lately and writing about them. I intend to keep do so, but I just had a run of RPGs show up from Gamefly that just didn't click with me at all.
Oh, by the way, we set up a Gamefly offer for listeners/readers to get you a free trial if you're interested. I still love the service so if it's intrigued you at all while I've been talking and writing about it for the last month or so go check it out.
But anyway I'm realizing it takes a lot for an RPG to impress me these days. One has to grab me with it's setting, story, characters, battle, and progression systems. It has to do it quickly too.
The amount of RPGs without "Final Fantasy" in the title that have held my attention over the past few years is slim. Persona 4 Golden is the most notable exception, followed by Bioware games, and then games like Bravely Default which might as well be called Final Fantasy.
I keep hoping something else will break through but I'm finding I lack the patience for any other RPG I try. They all feel so samey. Or so generic. Or so uninspired.
I don't know exactly why I'm writing this. Partially to vent. Partially maybe I'm looking for recommendations? Honestly, maybe I'm just waiting for Final Fantasy XV, Persona 5, and Mass Effect Andromeda. Those are the next three RPGs I'm super excited about.
What RPGs have you guys played lately that you've loved?