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New to blobbers, what to play?

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Ensi, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Ensi Novice

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    I've played Legend of Grimrock which was alright. I've played some Wiz 8 and liked it a lot but didn't continue, need to get back to it eventually. Right now I'm playing Wiz 7 and it's pretty great. What should I play next? Or what are some classics I shouldn't miss? Other than finishing Wiz 8.

    I like grid based and turn-based the most, and I'd prefer to have something to look at so not like M&M 1.

    Thx u beautiful bigoted elitists
     
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  2. moraes Cipher Patron

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    Elminage: Original and Elminage: Gothic, also know as Wizardry with japanese characteristics.
     
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  3. ProphetSword Arcane

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    Wizardry 6, naturally.
    Any Might & Magic after the first one (except 9).
     
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  4. Crispy Administrator Undisputed Queen of Faggotry

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    Wizardry 8 is considered by many to be the culmination and best of all blobbers, but it's probably best to have cut your teeth on others before getting into it. I think starting with Wiz 6 then continuing to 7/8 would be very rewarding -- especially if it's your first time.

    There are plenty of other, "lighter" choices worth your time, too. Games like Lands of Lore and even something like the Ravenloft games can be great fun.

    Even the Gold Box games, technically blobbers, can scratch that itch very nicely. One often overlooked one, Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday and its sequel Matrix Cubed are a literal blast to play.
     
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  5. Sordid MCA/Prosper Hybryd Arcane Patron

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    Divinity: Original Sin Torment: Tides of Numenera Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Stranger of Sword City

    Also remasters of Bard's Tale are surprisingly good
     
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  6. Agame Learned

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    Wizards & Warriors!!

    Delightfuly charming furries go on a grand adventure!
     
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  7. Dorateen Arcane

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    If you can get through Wizardry 6,7, and 8... then you could certainly attempt Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar.
     
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  8. MoistCloister Savant

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    It might be more prudent to start with Wiz 6, and then transfer your party through the subsequent games.
    SMT: Strange Journey is decent enough for a beginner and there is next to no weeb garbage.
    Since you're already playing Wizardry 7, you shouldn't have too much trouble with Dark Heart of Uukrul, highly recommended.


    But we all know there is only one answer
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    Wait for the manual




    Edit: Damn it Dorateen, you ninja dwarf.
     
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  9. Zed Duke of Banville Arcane Patron

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    For blobbers, you need to make a distinction between Wizardry-likes and Dungeon Master-likes.

    Wizardry-likes: Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord (1981), Wizardry VI: Bane of the Cosmic Forge (1990), Wizardry VII: Crusaders of the Dark Savant (1992), Might & Magic: World of Xeen (1994), Paper Sorcerer (2013), Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar (2017)

    Dungeon Master-likes: Dungeon Master (1987), Chaos Strikes Back (1989), Bloodwych (1989), Captive (1990), Eye of the Beholder (1990), The Black Crypt (1992), Hired Guns (1993), Liberation: Captive II (1994), Legend of Grimrock (2012), Legend of Grimrock II (2014)
     
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  10. Barbalos Novice

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    I heard The Quest is a newer one, heard it was good. Might be worth checking out. Might and Magic is my favourite series (only played blobber series though).
     
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  11. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Serpent in the Staglands Torment: Tides of Numenera
    GRIMOIRE.

    It was one of my first blobbers and that worked out just fine.

    Wizardry 1 is a different beast from 7/8 and super worth it.
     
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  12. Lonely Vazdru Pimp my Title

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    Realms of Arkania HD
     
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  13. DemonKing Arcane

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    Might & Magic X is great and works well on newer systems.

    I also tried the original Lands of Lore on GOG recently (cost me about $1) and that was fun for an older title.
     
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  14. zwanzig_zwoelf Stargazer Developer

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    Wizardry IV.
     
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  15. Ensi Novice

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    Well, kinda wish I'd started with Wiz 6 now instead of 7. I've played a decent amount of 7 and wouldn't really want to restart (after playing 6). I guess I could just use a different party in 6 and then continue my 7 party into 8.

    Thanks for the recs everybody! Should keep me busy.
     
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  16. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    I thought this was more like a Goldbox game, 3d perspective to move around, plus tactical top-down fights?
     
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  17. aweigh Arcane

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    Seconding the Elminage recommendations; you will love them if you like Wizardry.
     
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  18. ManaJunkie Literate

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    Might & Magic X
    Dragon Wars
    Fate: Gates Of Dawn
    Bard´s Tale Remaster
     
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  19. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Any Might and magic game,except 10.
    Most of the Wizardry games
    Wizards & Warriors
    The quest
    Frayed knights
    Labyrinth of Refrain Coven of Dusk
     
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  20. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    Oubliette
    Dragon Sword
    The Black Onyx
     
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  21. Incendax Scholar

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    Did you just recommend 9 over 10?

    But yes, I agree that Might and Magic is a wonderful series for new Blobbers. You get the classic experience with MM 1-2. Some great intro Blobber games with MM 3-5. Just good solid Blobbers with MM 6-8.
     
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  22. Darth Canoli Learned

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    This, finally, i can't believe it took that long for someone to mention Isles of Terra (Might & Magic III), then, years worth of gameplay awaits through the whole series.

    I suggest Isles of Terra (M&M3) > Xeen (M&M4-5) > M&M6 > 7 > 10 Then you can play 8 if you still need your M&M fix. 9 only for completion purposes, if you must ...
     
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  23. Gregz Arcane

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    If you can play Wiz 7 & Wiz 8 you clearly have good taste and can play just about anything.

    If you prefer modern blobbers I would highly recommend
    • Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor
    • Stranger of Sword City
    • Swords and Sorcery - Underworld - Definitive Edition
    Older classics
    • The Bard's Tale Trilogy
    • Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World
    • Dungeon Master (1987)
    • Chaos Strikes Back (1989)
    • Eye of the Beholder (1990)
    Games you want to avoid
    • Grimoire : Heralds of the Winged Exemplar (ignore the local fanboys, play this only after you've played everything else)
    • Might & Magic X - Legacy
     
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  24. zwanzig_zwoelf Stargazer Developer

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    Come on man, party-based FPS is an addictive genre. Once you're done with MM6-9, what choice do you have apart from learning Japanese to play Crime Crackers 1 & 2?
     
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  25. Tito Anic Magister

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