Is this game for me?

#1 Posted by Omelet_Pants (163 posts) -

I like, but don't love, RPGs.  My concern is that I suffer from achondroplasiaphobia (fear of midgets).  I know there are dwarves in this game, so that's why I'm hesitant to play it.  Can I avoid the dwarves completely? Just to give you an idea of the severity of my syndrome, I had to walk out of the theater when I watched Lord of the Rings.  Also, I went into convulsions during Austin Powers (Mini-Me was way too much for me).  I accidentally saw a re-run of Different Strokes and Gary Coleman made me run out of the house in my underwear.  So is there a way to ensure that I don't run into any dwarves (or any other little people/creatures for that matter) in this game?  I have Xbox 360.  Thanks.

#2 Posted by Yummylee (20586 posts) -

...Are you serious?

#3 Posted by skrutop (3615 posts) -

The dwarves are all regular size, the humans are giants.  You should be ok.

#4 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

They hide inside of barrels and pop out when you least expect it. Its a true nightmare.

#5 Posted by Omelet_Pants (163 posts) -
@Abyssfull:  Yes, I also tend to stay away from Mario games because that's a little too short for me. 
#6 Posted by Yummylee (20586 posts) -
@Omelet_Pants said:
" @Abyssfull:  Yes, I also tend to stay away from Mario games because that's a little too short for me.  "
Ah..well...in that case. Just buy Borderlands instead and you'll be dandy.
#7 Posted by Omelet_Pants (163 posts) -
@ryanwho said:

" They hide inside of barrels and pop out when you least expect it. Its a true nightmare. "

Really?  Uh, no sale from me.  Seriously, don't these developers take into account people with achondroplasiaphobia? They're completely losing that market.
#8 Posted by EpicSteve (6442 posts) -

Can you explain your phobia? And no, you cannot avoid dwarfs.

#9 Posted by Ragdrazi (2283 posts) -

How do you know that we're not all midgets. Plotting against you. Watching you right now. Touching ourselves.

#10 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (5797 posts) -

Now this is the sort of thread I love.  Let me just get a beer so I can kick back and watch this awesomeness progress.  Ready?  And go.
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#11 Posted by Ragdrazi (2283 posts) -

I just farted.

#12 Posted by Omelet_Pants (163 posts) -
@EpicSteve said:
" Can you explain your phobia? And no, you cannot avoid dwarfs. "
It's just a fear of midgets.  Actually, I believe that term is not socially acceptable anymore, so it's a fear of small people.  Interestingly, they have to be adults; I'm fine around babies and small children.  Whenever a small person walks into a room, I break into a cold sweat, my back starts itching, I get scared that they will start chasing me, and I need to leave the area as soon as possible.  I don't have anything personal against small people, in fact at one point I used to like them and wondered if I could purchase them as pets.  But now, no way.
#13 Posted by Ragdrazi (2283 posts) -
@Omelet_Pants said:
" @EpicSteve said:
" Can you explain your phobia? And no, you cannot avoid dwarfs. "
It's just a fear of midgets.  Actually, I believe that term is not socially acceptable anymore, so it's a fear of small people.  Interestingly, they have to be adults; I'm fine around babies and small children.  Whenever a small person walks into a room, I break into a cold sweat, my back starts itching, I get scared that they will start chasing me, and I need to leave the area as soon as possible.  I don't have anything personal against small people, in fact at one point I used to like them and wondered if I could purchase them as pets.  But now, no way. "
Hmm. Consider your story cooled, bro.
#14 Posted by Gruff182 (847 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
" @Omelet_Pants said:
" @Abyssfull:  Yes, I also tend to stay away from Mario games because that's a little too short for me.  "
Ah..well...in that case. Just buy Borderlands instead and you'll be dandy. "
Brilliant.
#15 Posted by JB16 (745 posts) -

Don't buy Dragon Age then. Because not only is there a Dwarven character who joins your party. There is also an entire Dwarven city that you have to go to.

#16 Posted by IzzyGraze (838 posts) -

What is this called...flame bait? Or is it trolling?

#17 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
" @Omelet_Pants said:
" @Abyssfull:  Yes, I also tend to stay away from Mario games because that's a little too short for me.  "
Ah..well...in that case. Just buy Borderlands instead and you'll be dandy. "
We have a winner.

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