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Just got a new system...need some modern RPG reccomendations

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by RolePlayer, May 8, 2011.

  1. RolePlayer Augur

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    I just got a new system that will allow me to play some modern games. I know the general consensus here is that MOST modern games (RPGs) suck and have no where near the depth/complexity/replay value of RPGs from the 90s-early part of the 21st century.

    I'm looking for a modern game (something in the last 5 years or so) that is closest to the quality of, say: Planescape, Fallout, Morrowind, & Arcanum.

    Is new Fallout Vegas any good? (forgive my ignorance, I've been out of the loop for a while)
     
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  2. SoupNazi Arcane Patron

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    Yeah, New Vegas is possibly the only recent game that's worth your attention.
     
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  3. ChristofferC Magister

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    Yeah, only one I can think of is New Vegas.
     
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  4. sgc_meltdown Arcane

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    Congratulations, your system is now capable of running Mask of the Betrayer smoothly on the seminal Aurora engine.
     
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  5. thesisko Emissary

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    Project: Eternity Wasteland 2
    NWN2 + Expansions
    The Witcher
    Dragon Age: Origins
    Risen
    New Vegas
    Divinity 2 DKS

    Also, some say the Drakensang games are worth playing.
     
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  6. MMXI Prestigious Gentleman Magister

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    Congratulations! You can now run DOS games at 10,000 frames per second.
     
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  7. mondblut Arcane

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    What MMXI said.

    Also, LOL @ OP.

    Ookay, your new system might actually handle Knights of the Chalice, or the imminent Grimoire release sometime in the coming century. But chances are, your old system could, too.
     
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  8. Dark Messiah: Combat
    Alpha Protocol: C&C
    Risen: Exploration
    NWN2 + Expansions: Story (MoTB) and great RP
    New Vegas: Exlporation + Fallout like atmosphere
    Te Witcher: Because TW2 is coming and may be really good.
     
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  9. Daemongar Arcane Patron

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    Well, the nicest thing about new computers is cranking the video settings and looking old games new ways.

    You may wan to try FO3 with the upgraded textures from the nexus, plus all the other optional graphics packs. Same with NV. If you own Oblivion, you could do the same, but I don't want to get beat up so I'll skip that. But I'll second MotB. Also, probably isn't a problem for anyone, but you can also crank the settings in old games such as KotOR and have a very crisp expierience.
     
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  10. Daemongar Arcane Patron

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    Also you get the magic of making your old games run on Windows 7 with the newer video drivers. When everything crashes, roll back your video driver to a previous one. That's about the best advice I can give.
     
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  11. Ruprekt Scholar

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    On that topic: dungeon siege (and the U5/6 remakes) now works again properly with nvida+win 7.
     
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  12. sea inXile Entertainment Developer

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    All heartily recommended. Some people here dislike those games for various reasons, but I'd say they've all got some good qualities to them and are worth a try... can't really compare to the quality of older games, but I wouldn't say any of those qualify as outright bad. If you're a fan of older Infinity Engine etc. titles, then at the very least you should enjoy Neverwinter Nights 2 and possibly Dragon Age, while Risen, Divinity and New Vegas are more if you're interested in a sandboxy kind of RPG. None really qualifies as a "modern classic" but I don't think the state of affairs is nearly as bad as some make it out to be. The Witcher is definitely the most story-driven of them, but also the most linear, so you may not enjoy it depending on what you're looking for.

    Oh, and although you could probably play it on a 386, Mount & Blade: Warband (or With Fire & Sword if you like muskets) is a lot of fun, though it's more along the lines of management/sim/sandbox with RPG trim than full-on RPG. You'll at least want to try out the demo. I could also say take a look out for the STALKER series if you want an open-world shooter with realistic ballistics and RPG-style quests and inventory management, with items taking place of stats etc.
     
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  13. SoupNazi Arcane Patron

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    Yeah, I forgot Risen. Why would anyone want to recommend DA:O I will never understand however
     
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  14. Fowyr Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    This
     
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  15. Arcanoix Scholar

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    Electron Engine, i.e. Aurora 2006, as opposed to BioWare's Aurora 2007 (Witcher) engine.
     
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  16. RolePlayer Augur

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    Thanks for the feedback. I'm a sucker for the post apocalyptic environment of Fallout, so I'm going to go with that first.
     
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  17. sser Arcane Cuck Developer

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    There are also a lot of games on the horizon, too. Diablo 3, Deus Ex:HR, Skyrim, and I believe Dark Souls is coming to the PC.
     
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  18. Tycn Savant

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    Source?
     
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  19. Nilwarp Novice

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    Same here.
    That game is full of stupid black and white alternatives - or if we wan't to fool the audience like Bioware likes to do, dark and light grey alternatives.
    My best (and basically only) memory from that game is two voice actor's performances: "Your desire" from the woman and "Enchantment? Enchantment!" from the boy.

    By the way, I have not tried NV yet, as I have been told it is based on the FO3 shit, with stupid VATS and completely fucked SPECIAL system.
    Are the new faction-oriented quests really worth a try? Does it help forget the console FPS feeling of the FO3 crap?
     
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  20. Konjad High on potatoes Patron

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  21. empi Augur

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    Risen
    Fallout New Vegas
    Mask of the betrayer
    The Witcher
    Divinity 2 DKS, definately.
     
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  22. flushfire Augur

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    http://www.rpgcodex.net/content.php?id=195
    1. Yes 2. No.
     
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  23. 1eyedking Erudite

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    Wait for The Witcher 2, I guess.

    Other than that, you've got The Witcher, Risen & Gothic 3 (in that order of preference). Skip F3:NV and DA:O unless it's for purely informational purposes (don't expect a good game out of those titles).
     
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  24. Eyeball Arcane

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    Disagree with 1ek. Witcher bored me, New Vegas was good, especially the DLC, and Divinity 2 was also most enjoyable.

    DAO and the Mass Effect games look nice but have pretty weak writing and MMO-style combat in the case of DA and utter shit cover based combat in the case of ME. If that's your thing, go for it, but I'd avoid it if I were you. Still, they DO look nice, so piracy is recommended.
     
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