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Posted by: Tiger_Dave on Mar 19, 2011 at 03:53:47 AM
When 4th Edition was first out, one of the more prevailant comments about it was that it no longer felt like Dungeons and Dragons. The changes to classes and powers made the game feel different than what we'd come to expect. For example, fighters had a long list of effects that were named in the same manner as wizard spells, and therefore some folks interpreted them as spells as well.
I feel that Essentials goes back to recapture that feeling of old-school D&D. A fighter's main combat activity comes back to the basic attack, with options branching off from there (stances, etc.) I was really delighted to see this, because I've been playing Dungeons and Dragons since 1979, with most of my experience being in 1st and 2nd Editions.
Now, since I was an immediate adapter...