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Community The RPG Codex's Top 101 PC RPGs (With User Reviews!)

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by felipepepe, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. purpleblob Savant

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    What makes you think that? A lot of people I know completed the game and on their 2nd or 3rd playthrough. I, for one, am on my 4th playthrough with the total of 650+ hours on it.
     
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  2. Grauken friEndly mUrderpUmpkin Patron

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    The Japanese keep it alive somewhat, even slightly experimenting with new ideas, but all the western blobbers are Dungeon Master (or actually Grimrock) remakes that don't really do anything new or interesting

    I wish Wizardry 8 hadn't proved a dead end but an inspiration for a new generation of blobbers, but alas with live in the darkest timeline
     
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  3. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Because it's an uninspired clone. It does absolutely nothing new, and the story is at best serviceable. Is that bad? No, not at all.
    The idea that it's somehow one of the best RPGs ever made though is ridiculous. It's a good game, that's about it.
     
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  4. Deadman Arcane Patron

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    Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Being more original doesn't equal to being a better game. Most of the times original games are at best adequate (but worse than more traditional games), originality only adds some amusement quality which fades in relatively fast and you are in the end its the overall quality of the game which leaves a lasting impression. Great example of that is poe vs pathfinder. Poe has original system which is more shallow and boring than kingmakers pathfinder rules implementation. POE has original lore and world, but most of it is barebones and doesnt go further than being a reason for a boring and often irrelevant loredump. Kingmakers uses traditional tropes and focusing on creating an engaging adventure where player is a participant, not just a passive reader of event which bear no consequences for his current situation.
     
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  5. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    And yet that does not make it one of the best RPGs ever made.
    Do you really consider PFK to be better than Baldur's Gate? How about MotB?
     
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  6. Thal Savant

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    Have you considered running a poll for particular types of crpgs? It could bring attention to very solid titles that otherwise would remain obscure. Reviews are instrumental in this, since it's very hard to find information about how some obscure game actually plays. If you were to run a poll on 20 best party-based tactical rpgs, for example, many of us might discover some real gems from the bygone era. On the other hand, there are practically no roguelikes on the list, because many people consider them an entirely separate genre.
     
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  7. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    IIRC, ADOM made a fairly high place last time.
    I'd argue roguelikes have more reason to be on there than some of the other questionable choices up there.
     
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  8. SausageInYourFace Codexian Sausage Patron

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    Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech Bubbles In Memoria A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    This, I have been saying that a couple of times already. Lets have smaller and more specialized polls, Top 20 Roguelikes, Top 20 Storyfag Games, Top 20 Blobbers, Top 20 Combat in RPGs etc. Lots of fun could be had any maybe some surprises.
     
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  9. AwesomeButton Cut a deal with the authorities Patron

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    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Hey, great to see my review of AoD included!

    Witcher 3 being before Underrail is a travesty, but I guess that's how people voted.
     
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  10. hello friend Arcane

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    Skyrim is bland like cardboard. Oblivion, while being a terrible game in may ways, has a special charm to it - special being the operative word here because all the npcs have Down's Syndrome. In the best possible way. Loaded down with enough mods, Oblivion can be a fun game, and a handful of the quests are decent. Skyrim is irredeemable.
     
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  11. purpleblob Savant

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    Yes, I actually do consider Kingmaker to be than BG1 - as did many codexers. Kingmaker was in 13th place, which is much higher than BG1 in 19th place.
     
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  12. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    You're entitled to your opinion, but it's wrong.
     
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  13. Butter Erudite

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    I have a soft spot for Oblivion, but I still couldn't imagine voting for it with a limited number of votes. Oblivion is a pure example of "remembering playing this game is more enjoyable than replaying it".
     
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  14. purpleblob Savant

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    As is yours :)
     
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  15. Grauken friEndly mUrderpUmpkin Patron

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    Both have RTwP-combat, so both are inferior
     
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  16. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    too many weeaboo titles ( and console crap) , glad to see Oblibion making the list tho
     
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  17. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Who's "Vladjdermen", anyway? That's not the name of an account here. felipepepe
     
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  18. Belegarsson Think about hairy dwarfs all the time ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Patron

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    Just wondering, was there not enough people vote for Blackguards or was it not counted as an RPG? Can't open the excel file for some reasons...
     
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    Why are the last three games all placed as number 99?
     
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  20. laclongquan Arcane

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    Oblivion beat Skyrim is a bit strange, even now looking back~
     
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  21. Harry Easter Savant

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    Nostalgia is strong in this list. For example, I love Arcanum (it was my favorite game for years), but I'm not sure if I would put it that high on the list, as it was.
     
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  22. Martyr Prophet

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    it's Vlajdermen :shittydog:
     
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  23. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    I like Arcanum but I'm always surprised to see it score so high. Its turn-based mode is fucking garbage and so many parts of it are sooo slow. But it's very nostalgic for many people -- one of the first highly anticipated RPGs to be developed and released during IRC/early forums internet. One of the first games I know of where developers were communicating with the plebs.
    It does have some good qualities though, it's not just all nostalgia.
     
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  24. Iselor Educated

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    And where is Torment Tides of Numenera? Without this game, this list is not worth attention.
     
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  25. Higher Game Arcane

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    I will say that the Eschalon games, especially the second one, are criminally underrated, even here. I will also stick my neck out and say Fallout 3 deserves to be on the list more than Morrowind, an unbalanced and clunky glorified tech demo, now dated and irreparable by any mods. :edgy:

    Fallout 3 is a serviceable shooter, and roguelikes are optimized for autistic munchkins, but Morrowind falls into an uncanny valley in between that leads nowhere. It's that thing that just exists between Daggerfall and Oblivion, not fitting in anywhere, despite being so promising looking at first glance and honestly for quite a few glances before one realizes how hollow it is. At least it had interesting art direction...
     
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