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LittleBusters

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If they release Fable(remake, not 4) that is comparable to Legend of Zelda: BOTW in terms of length, side-quests, lore, soundtrack, physics, etc... will that even matter? Will it be a tent-pole for Microsoft?
 
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MS has a ton of RPG first party devs, so I don't personally see the need for them to drag out another Fable.
Would much rather see them do a new IP that isn't an RPG.
 

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MS has a ton of RPG first party devs, so I don't personally see the need for them to drag out another Fable.
Would much rather see them do a new IP that isn't an RPG.
Doesn't Microsoft need to have a tent-pole RPG to compete with Sony/Nintendo?
 

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Yeah but I feel as if they need something truly epic in scope to compete with Zelda BOTW.
I think Nintendo has that kiddy game and RPG genre covered. If people like that type of cartoony RPG they will game on Nintendo. Xboxs typical gamer is older and more of shooter guy. Obsidens RPGs tend more to those people.
Well, that's how I see it anyway.
I would much rather see MS buy the Alan Wake franchise from Remedy and do another one of those. How good would Alan Wake on XSX look?
 
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If they release Fable(remake, not 4) that is comparable to Legend of Zelda: BOTW in terms of length, side-quests, lore, soundtrack, physics, etc... will that even matter? Will it be a tent-pole for Microsoft?
I only liked Fable 1. I don't have interest in playing any game the resembles Fable in more ways than just the name. I hope PlayGround Games burns the Blueprint and starts completely fresh with a re-envisioning of the game.
 
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I think Nintendo has that kiddy game and RPG genre covered. If people like that type of cartoony RPG they will game on Nintendo. Xboxs typical gamer is older and more of shooter guy. Obsidens RPGs tend more to those people.
Well, that's how I see it anyway.
I would much rather see MS buy the Alan Wake franchise from Remedy and do another one of those. How good would Alan Wake on XSX look?
What the fuck is Bleeding Edge then?
 

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I only liked Fable 1. I don't have interest in playing any game the resembles Fable in more ways than just the name. I hope PlayGround Games burns the Blueprint and starts completely fresh with a re-envisioning of the game.
I agree, but then you will just get fanboys complaining that 'it isnt Fable' anymore.
 
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If they release Fable(remake, not 4) that is comparable to Legend of Zelda: BOTW in terms of length, side-quests, lore, soundtrack, physics, etc... will that even matter? Will it be a tent-pole for Microsoft?
I hope they reboot Fable into a darker RPG like The Witcher, that would be really cool
 

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At this point Playground Games RPG is Fable only in name. But them, Obsidian and InXile are going to bring some big first party RPG games to Xbox, although I hope a Shadowrun game is in the plans too. Also, Zelda is not a RPG.
 
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What RPGs does Sony have? If you like RPGs (my favorite genre) Xbox will be THE place to play. This really excites me for next gen.
Horizon Zero Dawn is considered an action RPG the sequel is going to be huge. And counting unreleased

Lost Soul Aside
Granblue Fantasy Relink

Then here's many JRPGs from 3rd party
 

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I would say it has RPG elements, but its far from an actual RPG.
Compared to the rest of what would be considered to be WRPG's these days, I'm having difficulty figuring out where the discrepancy is. It definitely has the conversation trees and mission structure like Mass Effect. It has side quests that you can partake in. You level up. You get new and better equipment.

The only thing I see missing is that you can't create your own version of Aloy, it doesn't have party members, and the game doesn't pause when you enter combat. Additionally, it's your skill that determines the outcome of combat instead of some behind the scenes dice rolls.

To be honest, I always thought of HZD as a third person action game, but the person who suggested it makes a good point.

Honestly, I'm not really seeing what the difference is between a game like Pillars of Eternity and HZD when it comes to core mechanics.

Is the Witcher Series considered to be an RPG? What makes it different?
 
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JLB

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forget about fable. they have Pillars aof Eternity devs. Put the damn money there.
 
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Lady Bernkastel

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forget about fable. they have Pillars of Eternity devs. Put the damn money there.
Fable(only in name) Reboot is by Playground Games. Obsidian is apparently making an action RPG set in the same world as Pillars of Eternity.
 

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Microsoft is the only one of the three who owns a studio that produces real RPG games already. What you've been playing OP are action games with 2 minutes of collecting thrown on.
 

JLB

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Horizon Zero Dawn is considered an action RPG the sequel is going to be huge. And counting unreleased

Lost Soul Aside
Granblue Fantasy Relink

Then here's many JRPGs from 3rd party
it really depends on which type of rpg. On d&d, MS has Obsidian, which are one of the best.
 

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I don't think Microsoft has anyone with enough talent to make something truly great. At least that's what it seems like for many years now. Maybe they'll prove me wrong, but I doubt it.
 
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I think they will show a Fable reboot and hopefully it's nothing like that awful Zelda game.
 

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I think they should focus more in shooters TBH, both TPP and FPP - Halo and Gears are nice, sure, but more choice wouldn't hurt, especially that both are set in a sci-fi settings, so something more down to earth/modern world would be welcome. Sony is putting storytelling first and foremost way before gameplay in their games, so that would be a nice contrast, that would separate MS's lineup from Sony's. Sort of like Nintendo isn't chasing Sony and MS at all but are doing their own thing instead.