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Q&A with Spiderweb's Jeff Vogel
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The website E-Boredom recently got a chance to sit down and talk with the Man behind Spiderweb Software, Jeff Vogel. The interview covers a number of topics, from Vogel's inspirations to his opinions on recent RPG hits. Here's a snippet:

E-BOREDOM: What made Wizardry and Ultima stand apart from other CRPGs at the time?

JEFF VOGEL: Well, Phantasie and Wizard's Crown were good titles, but Wizardry and Ultima had the combination of ingenuity and good, solid design that makes a winner.

E-BOREDOM: Have CRPGs gotten better over time?

JEFF VOGEL: I think CRPGs now are fantastic. I would play Baldur's Gate or Knights of the Old Republic over Ultima IV any day. Don't get me wrong... When it was new, Ultima IV was amazing, a revelation, but I wouldn't play it now. The best RPGs now are deeper, bigger, and prettier.

E-BOREDOM: Do any kind of CRPGs not appeal to you?

JEFF VOGEL: I would not dare say. I don't like saying naughty things about my peers. However, pure hack and slash games that don't have Diablo in the title don't stay on my hard drive for very long. It takes a really special alchemy to make that work.

For more information, or to read the whole interview, follow the links provided below.

Q&A with Spiderweb's Jeff Vogel
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