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Basilisk Games' head Thomas Riegsecker has fielded some questions from RPGWatch on subjects such as the state of the game industry and RPG design, the reception of Eschalon: Book III, and the indie studio's next project. Riegsecker isn't kind to triple-A RPGs:
Couchpotato: A follow-up to the last question what's your opinion on modern RPG games?
Thomas Riegsecker: Generally, I think most mainstream RPGs are just plain bad, although Bethesda still makes decent RPGs that maintain a somewhat classic feel. Many other modern games that call themselves RPGs are really not; those of us who grew up D&D, Wizardry or Might & Magic expect role-playing to be more than what is currently offered up by triple-A developers.
Indie RPGs are usually much better because they adhere to the standards of classic computer RPGs- Grimrock being a recent and great example.