PlayStation Official Magazine (UK) - - OPINION -

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

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