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Best rpgs with the best NPC's

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Atleticano, Feb 14, 2019 at 1:52 AM.

  1. Atleticano Learned

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    I did some research in the matter, but I did not find that discussion developed here yet.

    I want to play a new game with great companions and/or with interesting NPCs.

    The best games to me that had great npcs were fallout new vegas, arcanum and PST.

    You can post newer or older titles, I dont care about that.

    PS: Realms of Arkania HD.
     
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  2. We kangz Novice Possibly Retarded

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    Fallout Brotherhood of Steel from PS2 has some very charismatic characters.
     
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  3. Fluent Prophet Possibly Retarded The Real Fanboy

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    Vampire Bloodlines has some great characters.
     
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  5. agentorange Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2012
    KOTOR2
     
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  6. Space Nugget Educated

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    Anachronox.
     
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  7. Tavernking Learned

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    The Red Prince from DOS2
     
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  8. Beastro Arcane

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    Who cares about the dialogue when they had such wonderful drops!
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  9. naossano Cipher

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    Fallout 1, Fallout 2, Shadowrun DragonFall, Jagged Alliance 2 (more for companion interactions)
     
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  11. laclongquan Arcane

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    Non Playable Characters, dawgs! We will contract a bit and exclude the characters that can join our party too.

    Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines with many extremely memorable NPC. Fat Larry for example. Or the unforgettable Velvet Velour who played us like country hick~

    Fallout2 got First Citizen Lynnette for one example, Mr Bishop, Lt Horrigan are another. Fallout1 dont have any that is so heavyweight class. okay, Master.

    Fallout New Vegas with Joshua Graham. His bandaged form fixing the colt 1917 has a heavy impression.

    Witcher got Triss and Yennefer, and Ciri. Actually, Witcher got a series of strong, charismatic female NPC. Most of the sorceress for example.

    Torment also got a series of heavyweight class of NPC. Ravel takes the cake, of course, but the imprisoned Angel is good in his short scenes. Deionarra also made 1st impression very effectively.

    Baldur's Gate2 got Irenicus and BG1 got Sarevok. Other than that, they got a not-very-memorable line of NPC. Sure, they got a lot compare to much weaker standing games, but compare to Torment, Witcher, or Fallout2?

    Anyway, that was just skimming over the top70 list~
     
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  12. Tavernking Learned

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    This girl made me feel things

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  13. Yosharian Savant

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    Not the best RPG ever or anything (although I have a soft spot for it), but:

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  14. Zed Duke of Banville Arcane Patron

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    Dungeon Master & Legend of Grimrock
     
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  15. Funposter Learned

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    Vivec, Divayth Fyr and Yagrum Bagarn from Morrowind are great since they actually interface with the game's amazing lore. Not much else to recommend from the game in terms of character writing, since the rest of it is pretty shallow.

    Vernon Roche in The Witcher 2 is absolutely fantastic, as pointed out previously. Great sort of buddy/bro character that you feel genuinely attached to. He also shows up in the sequel and I found it very difficult to not side with him in his big side quest.

    VTMB as pointed out by basically everyone might have the best NPCs in any modern RPG.

    The relationships between Jensen and Malik, as well as Pritchard, in Deus Ex: HR are pretty good. Basic, but they hit the right notes and it feels like everybody shares a much tighter bond by the end. Sarif's interactions with you are good too.
     
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  16. I. B. Ballin quorum plaustra vagas rite trahunt domos Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    What are the worst RPGs with the best NPCs? And what about the Best RPGs with the worst NPCs?
     
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    Planescape: Torment has the best characters.

    that is all.
     
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  18. ManaJunkie Educated

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    Alpha Protocol
    Martian Dreams
     
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  19. HarveyBirdman Learned

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    The top 10 of the Codex's best RPG list. Not going to get any better than that. Also add Witcher games to the mix. Avoid Bioware unless you like playing 6th grade psychologist.

    Dagoth Ur, Crassius Curio, Baladas Demnevanni, and I'm just going to stop here because I'll be looking up the difficult to pronounce names of a billion NPCs.
    Virtually every NPC you speak to multiple times in the main quest is awesome.
    Virtually every NPC you speak to multiple times in the House faction quests are awesome.
    Half the NPCs you can recieve guild quests from are awesome.
    And then there are the outliers, like my boy Uncle Sweetshare.
     
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  20. dawcio Learned

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    I liked Final Fantasy 7 characters
     
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  21. Reinhardt Arcane

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    Full party creation blobbers.
     
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  22. Monkeyfinger Augur

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    RPGCodex GD
     
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  23. Falksi Magister

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    Deus Ex. Littered with loads of interesting & significant folk.

    Witcher 1 & 2 without a doubt. Absolutely choca-block full of fucking fantastic characters throughout.
     
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  24. Martyr Savant

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    what game is that?
     
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    Shining Force on the Sega Genesis/Megadrive.
     
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