I've seen more and more people critical of the chosen one saving the world stories, but I have to admit that I don't think I can get tired of them. I like being the chosen one. I like saving the world.
Love the post @ZedClampet
! Rising from obscurity to save the world as I build my character never, ever, gets old for me. Whether it's becoming the Nerevarine in Morrowind, the Dragonborn in Skyrim, the Warden rising through the ranks in Dragon Age Origins to defeat the Arch Demon, Commander Shepard defeating the Reapers, or the Avatar in the Ultima games, I love them all, and I love that type of game scenario and story.
My feelings on this relate back to another recent post I made about professional game reviews, that so many reviews within the last few years disrespect a game using "the same old formulas" of gameplay. Many of us still like that. I want to rise to power and save the world (whatever world that happens to be). It doesn't get old, I do, but my hero doesn't.
Shout out to @mainer our resident RPG expert.
I don't consider myself to be an expert on anything, although I have a lot of experience playing RPGs since the early 1980s, as they're primarily what I play. Thanks anyway.
I'm that one person who couldn't get into Disco Elysium. Due to real life experiences, I abhor alcoholics, and the main character was just beyond disgusting to me. There was just no way I was going to role play as that guy.
You are not alone, we're at least a part of two now. I had no interest in that game, even though it got rave reviews in the media, a lot of which related to just being "different". It's also difficult for me to relate to my character being an alcoholic, as I've also had some ugly situations in my past with friends or relatives that were basically destroyed by alcohol or drugs.