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your 5 (6) essential RPGs

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

  1. Lurker47 Learned

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    KOTOR 2
    Deus Ex
    Fallout
    Planescape: Torment
    [INSERT WIZADRY HERE.]
     
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  2. holla_cabezas_de_mierda Arcane

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    Fallout 2
    Icewind Dale
    BG
    Temple Of Elemental Evil
    Fallout

    Gateway to the Savage Frontier
     
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  3. Unorus Janco Lurker

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    Ultima IV
    Wizardry V
    Darklands
    Planescape: Torment
    Morrowind (I would have mod the hell out of it to make it fun, though)

    I don't give a fuck about Gold Box games, I enjoyed Pool of Radiance, I guess, but I have already played it, and never cared enough to play the rest of them. Can I get a roguelike instead?
     
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  4. Martyr Erudite

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    depends on your choice. god will decide. :|
     
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  5. Bricker Literate

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    1. Planescape: Torment - Enhanced Edition (just done a replay of the Enhanced Edition, and i can easily say that this is the best one to get. Does what the mods do, but with some extra quality of life improvements. As for the game itself, it's not only my favorite rpg, but my favorite game ever made)

    2. Fallout .. or Fallout 2 (first one is more focused, more tight.. second one is far more spread out. I don't know, i truly can't pick, might as well put both)

    3. Xenoblade Chronicles (prefered way to play is in full HD on Dolphin with the HD texture Pack. Practically a remake of the Wii version. I definitely wouldn't recommend the 3DS version, that tiny screen hurts the living Hell out of the game's image quality)

    4. Persona 3 (Portable for the gameplay and swift pace, i don't mind the presentation nose dive because the visual novel aesthetic appeals to me)

    5. Xenogears (this one is almost purely nostalgia)

    I've got Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra and Dragon Quest VIII ready to be played, i just have to finish up the story summary of the first two Xenosaga games so i can be up to date (i ain't got time for those two, jumping straight to what is apparently one of the best JRPGs ever made)
     
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  6. Funposter Learned

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    Morrowind
    Bloodlines
    New Vegas
    Dark Souls
    Deus Ex

    but i will admit that i am a moron who likes (relatively) new things and hiking simulators instead of isometric CRPGs
     
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  7. Tito Anic Magister

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    1. Elex - best open world
    2. Dark Souls - best combat
    3. ToEE - best TB
    4. MM:WoX - best hiking
    5. Arcanum - best Fallout
     
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  8. grom Educated

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  9. Kliwer Novice

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    Ha ha, I like such lists. So…


    1. Baldur’s Gate 2 (with SCS…)
    Sorry for that, it’s a quite banal answer but… I think it is the best cRPG ever created. To be honest: none element of this game is truly great, but all of them are reliable what makes a truly good final product. Nothing is brilliant but everything is ok. It is long, hand-crafted game, with many elements to play with. I also think the party-gathering aspect of the game is the best in the genre. I very like most of our companions: they are interesting but not bizarre (as in, for example, Mask of Betrayer). The battle engine is great.

    But the better answer will be: Baldur’s Gate Trilogy (with SCS). It is such a massive game with good dungeons (Durlag’s Tower…) and great, slow character progression. I like the atmosphere and story of BG1 more than BG2 and I prefer Baldur’s Gate city to Athkatla.


    2. Might and Magic 3: Islands of Terra
    It is my favorite blober. I like the exploration, riddles, puzzles and the whole atmosphere of the game. It is the most lovely computer fairytale. I like it a bit more then World of Xeen (but only a bit).


    3. Mod for Mount and Blade: The Last Days of the Third Age.
    Because it is the best computer adaptation of Tolkien’s world. And, for me, the single best M&B game. It has a lot of charm, and the game-rules are more interesting than any other M&B module (we have some goal and we can actually win the game…)


    4. Witcher 1
    Because something from my Country has to survive. And this is the only good game in the Witcher series.


    5. Gothic 2
    Because it is the best action-rpg with semi-open world. It is also, along with G1, the only video game which my wife likes.


    Bonus Gold Box title:

    Dead Knights of Krynn.
    In my opinion the Krynn saga is better then the Forgotten Realms one. The world is better, more focused (FR is such a trash without any atmosphere). The character creation and progression is more advanced (better race/level restrictions table, sub-races, more classes, clerical confessions, moon-based wizardry). The interface is more user-friendly. Battles and encounters are, for me, more interesting (there is, in general, fewer numbers of monsters in groups, but they are stronger, with more skills and features). I like Champions of Krynn, but DKoK is longer, more open-world game.
     
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  10. Strange Fellow Magister Patron

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    You're not Matt Barton J_C :rpgcodex:
     
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  11. Falksi Arcane

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    Deus Ex - I could have played this forever. It was just so choco full of goodness, twists & turns, & quality that even now it feels as fresh as a daisy.

    Phantasy Star 4 - JRPG-ing at it's finest. Great blend of fluffy & dark, with brill pacing, mint storytelling & even the combat system's decent.

    The Witcher 2 - C&C at it's best, a superb plot which really gives you that feel of "bloke doing a job caught up in world-changing events", and a ton of replayability.

    Dragon Age:Origins - Cliche'd & SJW'd up the max, that doesn't stop another brilliant C&C based homage to BG being a lush experience. I even enjoyed the combat.

    Final Fantasy X - Pure cheesy goodness. All the FF staples done brilliantly.

    Goldbox: Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday - Frightening how good a balance of linearity & freedom it has for such an old game.
     
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  12. moleman Learned Patron

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    1. Realms of Arkania 2: Star Trail
    What he said.

    2. Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Yes, it is that good. But I haven't finished it yet. (YUUGE).

    3. Gothic 1
    This is how you design an open world game. Could have picked Gothic 2 but I like the first game a tiny bit more.

    4. Baldur's Gate 2
    Later chapters in the game could have been better, but still great.

    5. Pool of Radiance
    Nothing to add here.
     
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  13. Master Planetar Hi, my name is Liberal Patron Dumbfuck

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    Why are so many people including the Temple of Elemental Boredom in the list of best RPGs ever?
     
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  14. Jonatas Novice

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    Baldur's Gate II
    Fallout
    Planescape: Torment
    Morrowind
    The Witcher
     
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  15. Harry Easter Learned

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    Divinity: Original Sin 2: New favorite game of all time. Got everything I want: good story, good mechanics, a strong theme that connects everything and with the Definitive Edition they have fleshed out the third act. Love it, but after the last updates I need new hardware.

    Arcanum: Interesting universe, very versatile character-creation and a strong narrative. Still love how different the world reacts to your choice of race and job and would love to see more diplomatic quests, like the one in Caladon.

    Fallout 2: The Fallout-verse became it's own with this one. Bigger world, interesting sidestories and an even better mainstory. And the best part: you could do so much. You could become a Mobster, a Sheriff, a Boxer, honorable member of the Rangers, a Slaver and a Pornstar (because, why not). It's still baffles me how they could sell you this as such a lot of content, even when they hadn't the budget for it. The Humour was hit or miss, but after playing this one the story of the Fallout-verse could have ended here. You blew up the past, what else was there to tell?

    Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines: Replayed it just a few weeks ago. Yeeah, the graphics have aged a bit and the combat is still meh, but this game ist just so good at immersion. It makes you feel at home in this sleazy and dark universe, mostly because the story is still great. Starts simple, gets more complicated and then everything comes together very smoothly. Shows that good writing can still give you a great experiences, even though they cut down on alternatives gameplay-styles with the bossfights.

    Divinity 2: Ego Draconis/Dragon Knight Saga/Directors Cut: Some games are just like coming home. This game will always have a special place in my heart, because of its ideas and humour. Doesn't mean that the execution was always flawless (you can really see, where they had to cut trough budget issues), but this game is FUN. I love fun.


    Goldbox-games: The first Dark Sun. Still playable and it has a good story.
     
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  16. Bigg Boss Prophet

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    KOTOR 2 is good if you have patience to get off the first boring ass planet. Deus Ex is a FPS. NotaRPG/10
     
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  17. Barbalos Educated

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    I really liked this game, thought it was a great ARPG. I can't get it to run properly nowadays though, something wrong with the frame rate/pacing.. It lags and stutters no matter what I fiddle with in the in-game settings, nVidia control panel, or Profile Inspector. The old laptop I played it on years ago ran it perfectly fine, now the much better PC I have now has this extremely annoying issue. It sucks..
     
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  18. anvi Arbiter Possibly Retarded

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    EverQuest
    Vanguard
    Rift (beta or early release) or maybe UO or maybe DAOC
    Icewind Dales or BG2, can't remember enough to choose.
    Legend of Grimrock 2 with Magic of Grimrock mod.

    TOEE nearly made the cut but I always got bored of the repetition late game.
     
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  19. Johannes Arcane

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    Let them all burn & start over
     
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  20. Harry Easter Learned

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    Hum. Weird. Dd you try the GOG-version? They have regulary sales and the Directors Cut, should work on everything.
     
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  21. Falksi Arcane

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    I really struggled to pick between this & FFX, ultimately going with FFX simply because it's the game which I've got more hours in.

    If I had to do a "most underrated games ever" list Divinity 2 would be in the top 3 no doubt. Superb game and a joy to play through.
     
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  22. Avonaeon Logic Artists Developer

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    1. Fallout 2 - Great atmosphere and world, love almost everything about it
    2. Arcanum - Same as Fallout, the world and atmosphere is fantastic
    3. Might & Magic VI - I really liked the character and item progression in this game and it has fantastic music
    4. NEO Scavenger - Once you know how to play it, it's really fun to just do one more run until you meet your demise
    5. Fallout New Vegas - Doesn't age well graphically, but I like the sense of exploration and the world building
     
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  23. Barbalos Educated

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    Yeah, I have the Director's Cut. Have you played it on a newer machine? I have an i7-7700 CPU and 1060 6GB GPU, it's massively better than the old laptop I had. And I've had troubles like this with a few old games, like New Vegas, as well..
     
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    We'll stumble on every rake again with such attitude.
     
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  25. dawcio Learned

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    1. Pokemon Green
    2. Pokemon Blue
    3. Pokemon Red
    4. Pokemon Gold
    5. Pokemon Silver

    Gold Box: Dark Sun: Shattered Lands
     
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