2012-05-05, 01:27 AM (ISO 8601)
Re: Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition - Thread #3
That is a very well thought out post and I can't disagree with anything you said. However, my complaints with 4th edition are purely based on role-playing concerns. If you are directly opposed to a game that simulates a fictional reality and don't care about making a narrative character to fit alongside the mechanical one, and your game revolves around exploring dungeons and killing the monsters within, then yes, 4E is an objectively superior game.
Originally Posted by Oracle_Hunter
However, that simplistic style of play, and a focus on mechanics over story and RP is, for myself at least, very boring and certainly not the main draw of a game. While 4E does the parts of the game I care least about slightly better, it did so at the cost of the almost complete removal of all the parts of the game I liked best.