Do it again, do it again
Again & again & again & again
Do it again, do it again, again & again
I dunno. I'm not talking about that today though. I'm talking about something way more overused than zombies, bald space marines, regenerating health, and maybe even jumping. I'm talking about something many may consider too broad a trope to compare to these things. I'm talking about medieval fantasy.
But wait, Aya! What do you mean by medieval fantasy? Do you mean Tolkien-style fantasy, or Game of Thrones style fantasy? Are you talking about settings with magic, settings with Dwarves and Elves, or just settings with swords and armor?
But come on, guys, enough already. I know that those old something-something Fantasy games sold a lot and had lots of successful sequels. I know that the Lord of the what-have-you is a long-running franchise that has piqued the interests of many cultures since its inception. Everybody knows what an elf is, and who hasn't wanted to wield a sword to vanquish their enemies?
To me, they are beginning to look like sequels. Every time I'm watching E3 and I hear a deep, British accent speaking in old English, see a castle, hear the clanging of swords, witness a group of horseback warriors, or watch rain disturb the waters of a mote near a drawbridge, I think, oh boy, here's another sequel to the last generic Tolkien ripoff. Why don't they just call it what it is: Medieval Fantasy: Retribution - The Beginning Returns 211.
|You attack me, I attack you, I win, I get gold,|
I go to the castle town and buy better armor.
|Twilight Princess is great, but it's just another|
run-of-the-mill fantasy setting.