Whilst scouring the Choice of Games Forum, I found several WiPs that were based off the idea of a game within in game. Where the player finds themselves, for whatever reason, stuck inside a virtual reality RPG. If anybody has seen the anime Sword Art Online, they’re essentially a word based version of that.
Below, is one I found was done very well.
I’ve seen several good WiPs, and played some as well. All amazing in their own right, but all share the same fate of being seemingly abandoned after a while. So, I have a few questions.
What’s your opinion on such a game? (Is it too much like SAO? Is the fantasy genre overused? Is the idea redundant? etc.)
Would you play a game like that?
If so, what features would (or wouldn’t) you like incorporated into it?