Oscar Taylor-Kent made the choice to give himself over to RPGs a long time ago. But the real question is whether he’s really Oscar at all, or is he just playing a character? If that’s the case, then he really should have thought about his stat distribution a bit harder. Origins made, Odyssey sees you step further into the sandals of your chosen avatar – Kassandra or Alexios – than ever before. Dialogue choices now affect how missions will progress, and you get the option to pursue romance choices with a ton of other characters. As Mass Effect has taught
us, what’s more RPG than that?
Because really, while one way of looking at RPGs is numbers and stat-based – Cyberpunk 2077’s gameplay demo had enough digits to make my calculator blush – that’s far from what RPGs really mean to fans of the genre. If that wasn’t the case, then I would have stuck to