Ah, what an conversation my thread has begun. So much talk, so many good points and a good laugh on that 'something something and zombies' thing
My main goal still in this game is to make an interesting story and tell it in entertaining way, and that's where the gameplay and plot connects. If you have played the marvelous creation Mother 3, you know what I'm after. A story that will make you laugh, question and in some cases, cry. Oh, how many tears were shed during that game. It was so pure. It didn't force anything, and it really made you live a life in a very odd but lovable world, where everything is still realistic in their own way. It's like a life of very young child. You watch, you explore, interact and experience. Everything is new, and when growing up (progress in game), you also experience even small things that can affect your entire life. Small or enormous things, it does not matter to a child. And if player is truly sucked into the game's world, they truly feel for their characters in every aspect.
.... LOOK AT ME RAMBLING. Nab dammit dangit, I can never write a simple short post :C