It’s easy to progress the plot by killing someone.
Parable of the Sower and empathy
Secret of Mana (one of the best role-playing games out there)
Horns of Ruin (which as power-ups)
Geekomancy (which has all that stuff)
Iron Druid (which has Easter eggs)
What is hopefully my debut novel
The things that mysteries excel is setting and period details.
You’d better know how many kinds of elves there are.