These days I started playing the pc game Icewind Dale. Again. I played it many years ago and I remembered that I got stuck close to the end not being able to defeat the demon at the showdown (I think is was, though I never got past that point) because my party was not tough enough.
The first thing that I realized when starting all over again (I bought the new "enhanced edition") was, that it uses AD&D rules. I played AD&D only a few times with friend and I probably had more experience with AD&D playing computer games. I had to start character generation about half a dozen times. Not because you generate a party of six heroes (so I probably generated 36 heroes) but because the rules are damn complicated and I still don't really know how most of the stats work. Neverwinter Nights as well as (my most beloved) Knights of the Old Republic use D&D 3 rules and even though I also only played a few tabletop sessions with these rules they seem way more easier to grasp.
After a few hours of playing my party is more or less at level 3. XP is not distributed evenly since killing is important and my elven ranger kills about 60% of all enemies (you can see these stats in the game) and each class needs a slightly different amount of xp to level up. And I still think that I might start all over again because a character/skill/spell/whatever didn't work out that well.
I can enjoy the game but I am still thinking about that I might get stuck in the end again due to not having worked myself deep enough into the rules.
And now I wonder what a rpg game on Fate Core rules might look like. Would it even be worth being played since it looses most of what a rpg computer game is about - loot and level up.
Originally released in 2000, Icewind Dale is a Dungeons & Dragons game set in Wizards of The Coast's legendary Forgotten Realms. This Enhanced Edition allows players to experience the epic adventure on PC, Mac, Linux, iPad, iPhone, and Android tablets and phones, and includes a host of new features.www.icewinddale.com