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your 5 (6) essential RPGs

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Martyr, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Martyr Erudite

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    imagine this: a gaming nuclear holocaust is happening, all games that have ever been made will perish. but you have been granted the divine power to save 6 RPGs, because RPGs are god's chosen genre of games.
    you have to choose 5 RPGs, whichever you like, plus your favorite Gold Box game. why the Gold Box RPG? because god said so.
    choose wisely and if there is a special reason why you chose this game (apart from: it's fun) then name that reason!

    ---> EDIT: talking about computer RPGs !!! <---

    ---> EDIT 2: list of Gold Box RPGs in spoiler !!! <---

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    Pool of Radiance
    Curse of the Azure Bonds
    Secret of the Silver Blades
    Pools of Darkness

    Gateway to the Savage Frontier
    Treasures of the Savage Frontier

    Champions of Krynn
    Death Knights of Krynn
    Dark Queen of Krynn

    Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures

    Neverwinter Nights (MMORPG)

    Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday
    Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed



    my pick:

    Temple of Elemental Evil
    imo pretty much the perfect roleplaying game. there's not a single thing that I don't love about this game.

    Wizardry 6, Wizardry 7, Grimoire
    they're triplets you can't seperate them! you can? duh, then my choice goes to Wizardry 7. the best games the blobber subgenre has to offer and imo Wiz 7 might quite possibly be the best RPG ever made.

    Prelude to Darkness
    clunky, buggy but oh so great. outstanding atmosphere, nice plot with lots of C&C. I also can't get tired of hearing that soundtrack.

    Daggerfall
    a LARPers wet dream. who cares if you're an unemployed fat slob living in the basement of your mothers house, while her corpse is rotting upstairs, when you're saving money to buy that one big mansion in Wayrest/wherever??

    Ultima 6
    RPG-lite, but I like the general mood. and the soundtrack is glorious. this isn't one of my favorite RPGs, but the thought of never being able to play this game again is rather painful. I have a soft spot for Ultima 6.

    and my one Gold Box RPG is:

    Pools of Darkness
    high-level AD&D, lots of excellent combat encounters and the dormant body of Moander as part of the setting was just brilliant.
     
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  2. Jacob Obviously Arcane Patron

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    I'm sorry but it's hard to not laugh when I misread "high-level AD&D" as "high-level ADHD," making it sounds like that only people with that particular disorder would play Pools of Darkness.
     
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  3. Strange Fellow Magister Patron

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    Fallout. Duh. But wait! I'm going with Fallout 2 instead. :smug: It has the better systems and C&C, so suck it.
    Jagged Alliance 2. Best combat, best cast of characters.
    Wizardry 8. Best character system, pretty damn great combat in this one as well.
    Pool of Radiance. Supreme pacing, length, sense of progression, adventuring atmosphere. I love the free-roaming worldmap, and miss it in other entries.
    Planescape Torment, probably. It has the some good bits with the words in it.

    Not sure I can name a sixth RPG that reaches the god-tier of the above. Fallout, probably, but it feels redundant to put them both up there since they're so similar. Maybe Wizardry 6. Hmm...
     
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  4. EverlastingLove Educated

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    So you basically can save only 5 (6) rpg games? Here are my picks:

    Bloodlines

    Because you can have good facial animations in rpg games and the mood in this game is fantastic, this is how modern rpg can and often should look like

    Fallout 1

    This is how a good post-apocalyptic setting in rpgs should like like, the pace of the game is also very well done

    Wizardry 8

    Great character development, decent combat with many interesting enemies, how level scaling can be done to keep the game challenging but also entertaining, lots of charm

    Planescepe: Torment

    So people could witness a good story and interesting setting

    Jagged Alliance 2 with mods

    For good tactical combat, great character rooster - how to make the characters interesting without bullshit writing

    my one Gold Box RPG

    Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

    Because you can create an interesting rpg game in sci-fi setting. The title of the game is also fucking awesome ;)
     
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  5. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Might and Magic 3

    Might and Magic xeen

    Might and Magic 6

    Might and Magic 7

    Might and Magic 8

    ELEX

    :martini:
     
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  6. CryptRat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Developer

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    Disciples of Steel : Similar and inferior in many aspects to SSI's Gold Box games, like the spell and enemiy set and the overall encounter design and the dungeons which may be a bit empty, the game also has a huge open but cruel world to visit where you need to slowly get stronger to get further, a very cool character sytem, some riddles and sandbox elements for it.

    Realms of Arkania : Star Trail : the main flaw of this game is that it was never released on Amiga and I could not transfer my party from Blade of Destiny back in the day. These games have the best journey, sense of adventure and translation from PnP to computer games. Very cool character creation, tons of skills and utility items which would be used once in a while, inns, diseases, walls of text. The games are quite funny games where you get beaten for walking nude on the street. The combat part is weak when compared with SSI's Gold Box games, but anyway, that can be said of about every RPG out there.

    Dragon Wars : I could have chosen Wasteland instead, these are my favourite sandbox games, with a lot of problems which can be solved with different tools, the problem of many sandbox games is a lack of problems more than a lack of tools while these 2 games have both tools and problems to solve with them. Both games also have extremely good atmosphere and writing. Wasteland is better on many aspects, especially the maps are much more filled with ton of cool stuff while the Wasteland ones are a bit empty. Yet Dragon Wars has its very low numbers and characters starting as erudites, and it's probably the game which does the open world = one open big dungeon the best.

    Buck Rogers : Countdown to doomsday : Yes, because I won't go with less than two SSI's games. The best non-medieval fantasy RPG by a margin. The combat is almost as good as in SSI's medieval fantasy games, it lacks spells but has encounter design similarly good as in those, plus some grenades and other consumables which make you regret spells a little less. The game has a skill system, dungeons are great, especially the ship with brain parasite and an optional very hard one at the end.

    Might and Magic 2 : Gates To Another World : I like Might & Magic series, the games all deserve fun exploration, and this one has a big party and the best combat from those I've played (I've not played 1).

    Death Knights of Krynn : one of the very open ones. And you fight draconians, undeads and some dragons so the encounters are obviously good.
     
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  7. Martyr Erudite

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    fantadomat that's a rather .... focused taste in RPGs.
    you've also loaded the wrath of god upon thine shoulders for not chosing a Gold Box RPG !
     
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  8. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Meh,most of gold box rpgs are dungeon crawlers while MM have whole worlds with a lot of dungeons to explore. I am not a fan of one dungeon and you just go down until you kill the big evul guy.
     
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  9. Strange Fellow Magister Patron

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    I'm gonna take a wild fucking guess here and say that you haven't played a single Gold Box game.
     
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  10. Martyr Erudite

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    or maybe he just confuses them with something else? :?
    he's right in that there aren't these large open stretches of landscape to explore, like in the M&Ms or Wizardry 7. but Gold Box RPGs sure as hell aren't "explore a single dungeon". it also goes without saying that the Gold Box combat system is miles ahead of any of the M&Ms popamole clickfest.
     
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  11. Dreed Bremsstrahlunged Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    n°1: Grimoire V2

    n°2: Grimoire V1

    n°3: Grimoire 1998 Beta

    n°4: Grimoire Super Demo

    n°5: Daredevil Donut Lad :obviously:

    (Favorite Gold Box game: Pool of Radiance)
     
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  12. Martyr Erudite

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    Dreed another heretic! where dem Gold Boxes at??

    edit: you've evaded being struck by divine lightning by adding Pool of Radiance!
     
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  13. Dreed Bremsstrahlunged Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    That reminded me of a nice bug I had the last time I played it: [​IMG]
     
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  14. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    You do need to go outside more frequently,it is 2019 now. Such great RPGs like a Skyrim,asscreed greek niggers and anthem exist now. You should stop being such a bigot and diversify your game experiences.
     
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  15. Jason Liang Cipher

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    Temple of Elemental Evil - great combat, great magic system
    Dragonfall - good story, great combat
    BG2 - great magic system
    Phantasy Star IV - great story, great characters
    Rance VI - great story, great characters
    Goldbox: Pool of Radiance

    I think these are self explanatory
     
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  16. Martyr Erudite

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    yes (BG2 to a certain degree. don't like it personally, but I know lots of people do).


    not really. :?

    edit: thx for explaining.
     
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  17. Sigourn Arcane

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    Wizardry: I will preserve cool dungeon crawling with this game.
    Fallout: New Vegas: I will preserve homosexual companions and proper choice & consequence with this game.
    Dark Souls: I will preserve exciting combat and disturbing setting with this game.
    Gothic II: I will preserve cool open world action RPGs with this game.
    Fallout: I will preserve what a cRPG should be like with this game.

    My Gold Box RPG of choice:

    Show Spoiler
    [​IMG]


    I will also bring with me a photo of The Witcher's wenches to remember good videogame titties.
     
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  18. Martyr Erudite

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    Sigourn Morrowind instead of a Gold Box RPG? that's one of the purest acts of heresy I've ever encountered. we might need to form a RPG-Inquisition here.
     
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  19. Sigourn Arcane

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    idk that box looks very goldy to me.
     
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  20. Martyr Erudite

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    [​IMG]

    oh, I see what you did there.
     
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  21. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Temple of Elemental Evil
    Wizardry 8
    Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
    Helherron
    Grimoire


    AT1: Dark Alliances for FRUA

    Because I haven't played them.
     
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  22. passerby Learned

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    Fallout 1
    Wizardry 8
    Jagged Alliance 2
    Fallout: New Vegas
    Planescape: Torment
     
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  23. DJOGamer PT Magister

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    DEUS EX
    Gothic 2
    Morrowind
    Star Trail
    Arx Fatallis
    Dark Sun
    Wiz 6-7-8
     
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  24. Dorateen Arcane

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    If all the role-playing games should perish into naught, should the mountains crumble and seas dry up, I would need only the following to continue making D&D style modules:

    Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures (for Gold Box greatness)

    IceBlink engine and toolset
     
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  25. Martyr Erudite

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    yes, with a writing style like that and gaming software like that


    there will still be incline!
     
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