RPGs have gotten a little stale. When you level up in a Western RPG, you probably get a bonus to whatever stats you used the most, maybe your spells went up a level as well. In JRPGs, your stats get a bump, and your sword learns some new way to shoot a laser out of it. "Woot". I'd like a little more variety, less predictability in what happens you achieve that frequent goal of gaining a level. So here are 7 Powers I Wish You Got When You Leveled Up In RPGs:
Final Fantasy Battle Music
Sure, lots of RPGs have had great soundtracks. But none have had the great end of battle theme that most of the Final Fantasy's had. So let me have it!
This is for JRPGs only, but I'd like the power to change my characters dumb hair. These guys are all mullets and bangs!
What do I do
Great, the developers have created a vast, sprawling open world. But where the hell do I go next? Just give me a power that tells me where to go next.
Dialogue in RPGs is pretty much never good. Occasionally it might be funny, but generally it's just arch-nonesense. That's why, when you reach a certain level, you should be able to just walk up to shop keeps in towns and change "Hello Adventurer! May I Help You With Purchases For Your Quest?" to "Hello, do you need any help?"
Remember the BFG from Doom? The initials stand for "Big uh, 'Freaking' Gun" and, while swords are great and everything, sometimes you just want to mow everyone down who stands in your path.
Look, I spent 100+ hours grinding to my way to the max level. You can't send a guy a little cash to make his time more worth it?
It'd be nice if one high level power was just getting the lead developers e-mail, so you could e-mail him saying you took the time to grind all the way to a high level and it didn't make your life satisfying so please help bring meaning to my existence...
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