DID YOU KNOW?
The Pokemon game franchise is one of the best-selling RPGs ever? The entire franchise has pulled around 305 million in sales worldwide. It's no secret that RPGs have had a lasting appeal with gamers. The question is, why is that? What makes this game genre so popular? To get an of why that is, we'd need to delve into the psychological aspect of it all. In a word, RPGs provide us players with a sense of "escapism". These games provide an opportunity to assume a different role and be someone else. They provide a whole new world that we can explore any way we want. This leads to another reason why RPGs are popular, they give us control. We're in the driver seat and dictate how everything will progress.
There have been plenty of games that provide great experiences throughout the years. Some popular ones are The Final Fantasy and The Elder Scrolls game franchises. From the story, the environment, the combat, and of course, the loot, they had everything. It used to be that if you wanted to have a great RPG experience, you had to play single-player ones. Nowadays, online RPG games for PCs, for example, have gotten quite good, both in story and design. It's a great time to be an RPG fan with so many great titles to choose from.