For all of the games based on recreating the idea of a pen and paper RPG, few actually take that genre to heart. There are a thousand games that use the Dungeons and Dragons license or parts of the background system driving it all but they tend to be graphical powerhouses, flaunting graphics over dice rolls. Syrth is a pen and paper game for the internet generation.
When you hear people say ‘games aren’t as hard as they used to be’ they’re probably referring to Front Mission 3. This game is hard. I mean balls-to-the-wall hard. It’s the kind of hard that saw a generation of players throwing controllers into walls and screaming aloud in rage to God above and cursing Squaresoft, but at the same time it’s one of the most rewarding games of the original Playstation generation.