What is an RPG? And above all: What is a really good role-playing game? In this bonus episode of the GameStar podcast, Maurice discusses these questions with two developers who need to know: Brian Fargo is the founder of Interplay and inXile, and David Rogers, as lead designer of Wasteland, is currently reviving 3 classic RPG virtues.
Fargo's traditional games company Interplay, as developer or publisher, launched some of the most legendary role-playing games of all time: Fallout, Wasteland, The Bard's Tale, Planescape: Torment and Baldur's Gate. With his new studio inXile, he has remained true to the genre to this day and even develops sequels for some of these classics – sometimes with great success, but also with slippers such as the rather poor success of the successful but idiosyncratic torment: Tides of Numenera.
In this episode, he tells how the RPG genre developed from his point of view, how he sought Baldur's Gate 3 and why Red Dead Redemption 2 is not just an RPG for him, but one of the best of its kind.