From brewing alchemical potions in the Witcher series to crafting-as-the-game from Minecraft, nowadays it seems like most games try to shoehorn in a crafting system of some kind, to varying degrees of success.
Not all of them succeed at making crafting a truly critical or useful system. While Neverwinter Nights 2 for instance was a huge step up from its predecessor in terms of both story and visuals, one way it didn't satisfy was by having a crafting system that didn't feel worth the investment.
Those were feats and skill points you could have put elsewhere, and with the high requirements for making anything useful, it always seemed like you were putting more into the crafting system than you were ever getting out of it.
Here we're going to look at seven games with stellar, in-depth crafting that all approach the system from different directions.