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Any other games like Darklands out there?

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by huntsman1899, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. huntsman1899 Literate

    Feb 20, 2019
    The amount of choice and options and depth. I don't care if it's mainly through text and painted backgrounds. Anything else like this out there? Besides KoDP and Sorcery! which I guess are the closest I've seen.
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  2. Sweeper Savant Zionist Agent

    Jul 28, 2018
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  3. Morpheus Kitami Educated

    Morpheus Kitami
    May 14, 2020
    Like what do you mean? RPGs like it? I think the closest I know of that isn't a bad unfinished alpha is Mount and Blade and Comic Book Hero (from the creator of those wrestling management sims). Both being games that sort of mimic Darklands choice system. Shigatari (2017) functions exclusively on these kinds of choices, but my god, the game is an unoptimized bunch of clicking.
    If you mean in general, well, there are a few simulations like Darklands. Covert Action, Pirates! and Sword of the Samurai all have the same choice system as Darklands. They're all fun, but they might not necessarily be what someone hungry for more Darklands wants. I'd say from what little I've played of it Midwinter 2: Flames of Winter applies. Some of Mike Singleton's other work might also apply.
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  4. Comte Arcane

    Dec 4, 2011
    The Levant
    Pillars of eternity blows but it has some elements from darklands. There is also serpent in the staglanda which was inspired by darklands.
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  5. CryptRat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Developer

    Sep 10, 2014
    Not as far as I'm aware, Realms of Arkania original trilogy is the closest you'll get in my opinion.

    Not nearly as much of a classic RPG, no long party creation process, you choose 2 advisors at the start and recruit the later ones during your trip, simple character sheet, no inventory nor equipment, but Silk shares several similarities with Darklands with its historical setting and focus on world exploration and reacting to various situations via choices.
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