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RPGs

Discussion in 'Playground' started by Telk Tokowar, Mar 15, 2006.

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    I am pretty new to the RPG computer games. I have played D&D since I was like 10. But my experience with computer RPGs is limited. I would like to broaden my horizon. I was wondering what everybody thinks is the best computer RPG and why? BTW my experience so far is IWD, IWD2, and BG2. I haven't had time to finish any of them.
     
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    There are far too many good ones to list.

    Fallout 1 + 2, Planescape:Torment and other Infinity Engine (IWD, BG series) are my standard recommendations. Also worthwhile are the Knights of the Old Republic games and Neverwinter Nights.
     
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    same recommendations. PS: T, Fallout and KotOR.

    if you included the Ps/PS2, check out the Final Fantasy games. FFVII and FFX are the best imo.
     
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    Morrowind is another standard recommendation, and the upcoming Oblivion (sequel) will probably be another.
     
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    BG1! BG1! BG1! If you haven't played it yet, you absolutely must; it's the best one out of all four BG & IWD games. (PS:T is on another level.)
     
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    If you like FPRPGs, there's Arx Fatalis, Deus Ex and Boiling Point which are all good fun. There's also Arcanum, Beyond Divinity and X2: The Threat (stretching the RPG line a little, but that's how I'd consider it) which are all good fun.
     
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    Exile III (Can't remember if III was "Escape from the Pit" or if the first one was). I learned to hate rakshasas from this game, they ate magic and summoned daemons faster then you could say "Lame, I'm dead again".

    Ah, the glorious days of 2D, turn based RPGs. Really makes me miss the days of epic quests, epic stories and the ability to free roam. Also when game designers created monsters that where never meant to be killed or events that instantly killed you (like attacking the Archmage Erica within her tower, in which she instantly turns you "Ultra-Crispy").

    Guaranteed the epic summoning wars between your mages and high level mages sometimes got incredibly lame (specifically when those summoned monsters included many, many basilisks), but the non-trial and error puzzles are rather vitage.
     
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    For non-D&D, you might want to check out Silent Storm and it's expansion Silent Storm:Sentinels. They are turn-base 3-D RPG set during WWII and post WWII.
     
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    For that matter, Jagged Alliance 1 and 2 are excellent turned-based RPG style tactics games.
     
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    Alavin If I wanted your view, I'd read your entrails Veteran

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    Another brilliant FPRPG (and I can't believe I forgot it) is Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines.
     
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    If you enjoy senseless killing... Diablo series. Well, actually the first Diablo was quite good.
     
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    I'm surprised that no one mentioned Gothic, a 1st person RPG, it's like Morrowind in many aspects, but has an alive world and is much harder. And be sure to read the manual throughout (or one of the guide at gamefaqs.com), or you will find the controller very frustrating, which is the game's only significant weak point IMO (I only got into it after uninstalling/reinstalling several times).
     
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    Yep, Gothic and GothicII are quality games, the best I ever played after BG series. if you can ever get your hands on the Gothic games DO IT! so much unique atmophere! shame it's so hard to get and that the controls take some time to get used to.
     
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    Get Neverwinter Nights. Perhaps the Diamond Edition if it's in shops where you live. Morrowind is great, like Tal says, and it should be easily available with both expansions for an agreeable price by now. The Might & Magic series is good but it's vintage, so only if you like. Same for Fallout 1 and 2.
     
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    No one mentioned System Shock 1 and 2? brilliant games with a good RPG element.
     
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    I've got it. Easily better than Morrowind. I can heartily recommend that one. If your PC can handle it, that is. The system requirements are pretty steep.
     
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    Daie d'Malkin Shoulda gone to Specsavers

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    Get some Final Fantasy for your computer. I recommend FF7 and FF8. Actually, the playstation FF8 is better than the computer one (cos it has orchestral rather than MIDI music), but the rpgs are beyond compare, and I dare anyone to argue :)
     
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