That's highly subjective, but I don't agree with that - I'm glad they made TTON the way it is, without "trash mobs". I do sometimes enjoy a CRPG with more combat too, but I personally prefer the TTON way, and that's especially true for TTON itself.Arsene-Lupin wrote: ↑October 1st, 2017, 6:08 pm In Planescape Torment, there was lots of combat. And it was tedious. And it was awful. And it did nothing to improve the narrative of the game. But it did give players something to do in-between running from NPC to NPC and talking. It created balance, and gave players a greater sense of agency.
Well, when I read the negative reviews for TTON, most of them are actually people complaining about "broken promises" and similar, not about the game itself, but about the process. Which is very sad, because if people had the same knowledge about the development of PsT than they did about TTON, they would have been ever more upset... the post-Sigil part of PsT really feels the cuts, while TTON doesn't - if you didn't know that many things were planned and then cut, you wouldn't guess it.Arsene-Lupin wrote: ↑October 1st, 2017, 6:08 pm When I read the negative reviews for TToN, the lack of combat is the most common criticism. I do not think there was anything wrong with the *setting* for TToN; I do not think there was anything wrong with the characters or story of TToN; I do not believe there was anything wrong with the writing in TToN.
For the rest well... it's probably something to do with wrong exceptations. TTON is a somewhat closer to a point&click adventure game (another genre that I also like) than to Diablo. And that's all fine in itself, but when people except a game full of combat they might be disappointed. But IMHO we need _more_ games that are mostly story-driven, but with a bit of combat and much more flexible than point&click adventure games in how you can handle situation, and with the RPG elements of character progression and chosing your skills. To me that's the best of both world - hard to market unfortunately, but a very good combination in itself.