In today’s bigger and faster gigabyte and gigahertz times, the picture of stunning visuals, surreal sounds and alien landscapes have been associated with games, featuring realms which have been unhinged from the day-to-day landscape that is known as the real world.
Far be it for any developer to fail due to the poor delivery of graphics and gameplay features, the Japan-made Parameters comes to bring the Role Playing Game (RPG) genre a facelift, with this title coming without any stunning graphics, no surreal sounds, and no simple story goal as storyline base.
It practically contradicts the necessary variables which deem RPG game titles as worthy, but as it is, Parameters boasts RPG gameplay features as its primary appeal.
Likening Parameters to a database spreadsheet would be apt, since the Flash game sports boxes, numbers and graphs. Tough far from requiring thorough analysis of debit and credit figures, the game simply requires players to click on mission boxes, accomplish missions and garner points in the process.
Clicking more boxes and raking in more points raises mission challenges, and once the “big boss” box is conquered, Parameters champions are borne.
By stripping down to the base gameplay elements of RPG titles, Parameters stands to be a social commentary on the genre, since essentially, what players do in graphics-and-sound driven RPG’s is rake in points and redeem rewards.
Though far from (way far) from being a “Diablo III killer”, the game reunites gamers with the foundations of RPG, by efficiently doing away with the “distractions” over the gameplay value in role playing games.