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RPG Codex's Best RPGs - 2019 - RESULTS ARE OUT!

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by felipepepe, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. Myzzrym Tactical Adventures Developer

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    Huh, never thought Battle Brothers and Dragon Dogma would make it to Top50. That's pretty cool.
     
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  2. Ismaul Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech A Beautifully Desolate Campaign
    ELEX >>>>> Any Elder Scrolls game, most RTwP D&D derivatives.
     
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  3. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    It is pretty decline in my book. BB is a good turn based combat game,but not a great RPG in general. It is a just a game to sit and just have a few battles. DD is a just choppy PS2/3? jap shit game. I am the most butthurt about Darks souls being in this list at all,it is an insult to all the RPGs out there!
     
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  4. majorsoccer Prospernaut Shitposter

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    then stop playing mainstream games and play true quality RPGs like Pillars of Eternity
     
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  5. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Nah,don't have enough time this days mate. I am too busy playing your mum mate,it will quite the surprise when you try to collect the inheritance.:smug:
     
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  6. Void_Pickle Literate

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    I at least like Dark Souls, even if it's final placement seems a bit high for such a list.

    Dragon's Dogma though? I do not understand why people like that game. Sure, your first cyclops might be decently fun, but spread out over a game of its length the combat became very boring.. And there wasn't much else.
     
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  7. majorsoccer Prospernaut Shitposter

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    Goddamnit those fucking poles man...
     
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  8. Falksi Arcane

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    If TW3 was just another RPG, and hailed as "a good RPG" I'd disagree, but pay it little attention. But much like Skyrim in 2011, the mass populace hail it as THE standard to meet, when it's actually just another step closer popamole gaming.

    I hated the music, however everyone's taste is different, but agree the visuals were absolutely brilliant.

    But when all said and done it's a sandbox game with shit combat, and absolutely awful RPG elements. I'm just playing through Assasins Creed:Origins, a popamole action game, and even that has more interactive investivation scenes than the TW3's "hold button to solve mystery" approach.

    The C&C was wafer thin; most dialogue options weren't actually options, they'd just obtain more information and not affect anything at all (nor give the illusion they were going to); the villages & cities were all pretty much cut-paste; the main quest was dull as fuck after The Bloody Baron; quests usually followed a similar, predictable pattern; the crafting and looting was absolutely worthless as all that mattered was obtaining the Witcher Gear to suit your playstyle; and overall it was an massive but empty mass of nothingness. No real emotion, no real drama, no real excitement. Just a bloke doing his job, but in such a way that it actually felt like a day job and you couldn't wait to clock out and go home.

    The expansions addressed a lot of issues, and were way more enjoyable for it. But TW3's main game is, to me, a dangerous game much like Skyrim was, as it encourages devs to follow suit and thus we're now entering an era where Sandbox games are starting to be classed as RPG.

    I think everyone who takes up arms against the over-praise TW3 gets is a hero to both this forum, and the gaming community on the whole. They are the true fighters of the noblest cause on Earth - preserving true RPGs.
     
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  9. majorsoccer Prospernaut Shitposter

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    i heard Dragon's Dogma have dragons,can someone confirm it ?
     
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  10. Lady Error Arcane Literally Hitler

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    WTF are you even talking about? Grimoire itemization is great - and how on Earth are encounters there "trivial"? Are you just making this up as you go?

    You're either a troll or a dumbfuck.
     
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  11. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    LoL It is fucking obvious that he is a troll.



    Nah mate,the witcher3 is one of the greatest story telling games,it have great level design and immersion. As rpg part,i do agree with you,it was pretty meh at best and don't think it should be that high on classic RPG list. Still it is a fucking great game if you don't really get butthurt about mechanical shit.
     
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  12. thesheeep Arcane

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    It has, yes. Or at least I remember fighting something pretty large with wings which had some kind of fire attack.

    The game is really great, but indeed marred by one giant problem: It is too long, like Void_Pickle said, but with a twist.
    Basically, you reach max level about halfway through the game - even if you don't do all the side quests. And from then on, there's nothing new, just maybe some gear to upgrade. That's simply not enough. Besides that, the game has no quick travel, so you walk the same roads over and over and...
    I really do like the combat system and how you fight with your companions, but those two problems alone could wear anyone down. Maybe it is as high in that list because people are desperately hoping for a sequel (they indeed are) to fix its problems.
     
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  13. moraes Cipher Patron

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    Project: Eternity Wasteland 2 Codex USB, 2014 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    RPG Codex's Top 12 RPG Series, as voted on the RPG Codex's Best RPGs (2019)

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    Edit: added more information (number of votes and points per vote), added Risen to the Piranha Byte series and made the image uglier.
     
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  14. majorsoccer Prospernaut Shitposter

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    Somehow this is praised when its Morrowind but is criticized when its any other game.
     
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  15. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    This will be really good poll.
     
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  16. sorinmask Just like Yves, I chase tales. Patron

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    This is what happens when people don't vote.
     
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  17. fork Erudite

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    This is pretty much entirely fake news.

    It has Dragons yes, the main quest's antagonist is a Dragon. It also has different kinds of smaller versions of it, Drakes, Wyrms and Wyverns. It also has Chimeras, Hydras, Golems, Cyclopes, Ogres, Griffins and Cockatrices.

    If anything, the game is too short. To reach max level (200), you have to play through the game multiple times. I have no idea what you're talking about here. Pretty sure it takes multiple playthroughs even in hard mode, where xp gain is doubled. But you shouldn't play in hard mode anyway, because it's a poor afterthought that unblanaces the game. Harder start, which isn't that easy to begin with, but you get overpowered and filthy rich pretty quickly. If the game is too easy, play with your main pawn only or even solo.
    You encounter new stuff constantly, and when you're done with the main game, there's still BBI waiting, which also introduces new enemies.
    The game does have quick travel which you unlock relatively early. You can even place (up to 10 iirc) Portcrystals anywhere on the map to create your own fast travel network in addition to the existing ones (Cassardis, Gran Soren, BBI).

    The game is still underrated at #30, and the possibility of a sequel has nothing to do with it ranking at least respectably, because a sequel will almost certainly be worse: between the almost perfect char creator, the awesome, responsive combat, one of the best D&D inspired bestiaries, the nine vocations, hundreds of skills and augments, dozens of quests, pawn system, layered armor system, hundreds of different armor/clothing parts, weapons, materials and consumables, I'm pretty sure a lot will be missing from a potential sequel.
     
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  18. majorsoccer Prospernaut Shitposter

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    Grimoire ahead of wizardry 7 really shows that memes are dangerous
     
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  19. Darth Canoli Arbiter

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    I believe it should be a Top 2.

    From the 3rd place to the last, the decline grows stronger and stronger ...
     
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  20. zool Cipher

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    Jagged Alliance 2 shows how much of a quality game it is by having one of the highest point/vote ratio :obviously:
     
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  21. toro Arcane

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    That's why most referendums have a validation threshold.

    2014 GOTY - 1300 votes

    2014 Speshial Olympics - 234 votes
    2015 GOTY - 742 votes
    2016 GOTY - 800 votes
    2017 GOTY - 966 votes
    2018 GOTY - 773 votes

    2019 Speshial Olympics - 361 votes

    Looks like the codex is circling the drain.
     
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  22. majorsoccer Prospernaut Shitposter

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    Codex is in decline,there way too many trolls and shitposters here !
     
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  23. Butter Learned

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    50% increase since the 2014 poll is a real death spiral.
     
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  24. SniperHF Magister

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    It's a sign of incline from PB given the track they were on for sure.
    Unfortunately the hand placed loot part is substantially less interesting in ELEX than even Risen 1, let alone the two good Gothics.
    The setting is great, best work since Gothic 1 in that regard.

    Uh no.

    This is like comparing a committee hearing to a floor vote.
     
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  25. TT1 Cipher Patron

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    Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Lets see about the top release years, using the top 50 sample:

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