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JRPGfan said:
Chazore said:

Why do what Fortnite is currently king at (and always will be king, just like how Minecraft is king of what it excels at doing), and instead just try something others aren't doing, or not doing a great job with?.

Like if anything, actually make your own Helldrivers, but with ODST, instead of Spartans (there's a reason why people liked ODST, it's not because it had the Halo name slapped onto it). But even then, I'd just want MS to do something new, instead of yet another corpo playing it typically safe and copying that's on the market right now, trying to become king at something it will never claim as their own.

Like why not a Halo iso ARPG?, that genre doesn't really have a king, not even Diablo 4 is considered all that great, and the throne still remains vacant on that front. Hell, they could take a note from their AoE RTS side and actually make a full on RTS, not what was had with Halo Wars 1-2, which still feels like "baby's first RTS" vibe.

Just anything but stereotypical, super safe played, Battle Royale (seriously there are other userbases out there that want to play games that aren't pure PVP only BR themed, just look outside the window for more than 5 seconds, I mean there's a reason why Helldivers 2 is doing rounds and that's co-op based).

They own blizzard now.... why deminish what little aclaim Diablo has left. Also I disagree when it comes to hack-n-slash a-rpgs, things like Path of Exile, Last Epoc, Grim Dawn.... are pretty darn good (better than diablo is currently imo). I'm a big fan of PoE, and once PoE2 comes out... its done. Theres no way diablo in its current form is ever drawing me back in (and I used to be a HUGE diablo fan).

They did this already with Gears tactics, taking on XCOM with their own brand, and they did a Halo RTS before, so it's not out of the realms of possibility for them to experiment again with one of their IP's into a different genre.

D4 exists yes, but it's not what everyone is currently clamouring for, especially when you go by it's reception. I myself have stayed fully clear of D4 since immortal reared it's ugly head, and I've no interest in Moon studios souls-like iso ARPG, so that leaves me with just V Rising to hit 1.0 and leave early access (I've zero interest in Ark due to it's online nature like D3/4 and none in PoE).

Grim Dawn is possibly the best I've played in years, though I am liking what V Rising has been doing, especially with it combining Iso ARPG with open world survival crafting, while being a vampire that has to avoid both sunlight, AI villages and bosses, as well as other players (if you choose to participate on an online PVP server). 

I just see the BR genre as done and dusted, the victors have been named, and they are Fortnite, Apex, Pubg, and Warzone, anyone else trying to compete in that ring is going to lose, unless they reinvent what little there was to begin with in BR. MS needs to stop trend chasing for safe mediocre bets and actually aim at the neglected to bolster a uaserbase that isn't being fed (like seriously, look how good souls fans are eating compared to me, who is still waiting for a game like Kingdom's of Amalur/Skyrim, it's been a decade and still nothing good if not on a banquet level, and the same goes for RTS). 

Last edited by Chazore - on 04 March 2024

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