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Codex's true top game

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by M. AQVILA, Aug 3, 2020.

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There can only be one. Pick your favorite.

  1. Planescape: Torment

    15.7%
  2. Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role playing Game

    23.2%
  3. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn

    10.3%
  4. Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

    7.6%
  5. Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

    5.4%
  6. Fallout 2

    6.5%
  7. Fallout: New Vegas

    3.2%
  8. Deus Ex

    8.1%
  9. Gothic II

    4.3%
  10. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

    4.9%
  11. They're all shit (KC)

    10.8%
  1. vazha Liturgist

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    I'd not go as far as to say it has "a few crashes", esp on newer systems, but its still so worth your time, countless reloads or not. A gentleman's rpg, that one.

    P.s. That mad inventor quest right at the beginning of the game - I'll be damned if it doesnt blow any bioware & troika & younameit game's every quest out of water. So delightfully self-deprecating.
     
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  2. asfasdf robot Patron

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    I don't see gothic 1 or betrayal at krondor
     
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  3. Serus Arcane

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    Nothing made it unplayable. I wrote "almost unplayable". And yes i meant the crashes but saying that those crashes are "few" sounds like a joke to me. However it's possible that it varies significantly from person to person and that you were more lucky. Or more persistent. Glad that you were able to enjoy it but that can't be said about everyone.
     
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  4. Stella_Brando Arcane

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    Daggerfall
     
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  5. Vladimuar Learned

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    codexers don't even know what true top games should look like

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  6. Kruno Prophet Shitposter

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    The character building in PS:T puts it above the rest. I actually wanted to know more about the NPCs in that game.
     
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  7. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Fallout, Morrowind and Deus Ex are pretty much tied for my favorite. Today I picked Deus Ex, just because it was my impulse. Honestly though, Deus Ex is everything 3D games should strive to be. Open but linear in level design, gives the player tons of options, has a good story but focuses on gameplay above all else, excellent music and visual design despite shit graphics, cheesy (intentionally or not) and serious at the right times, RPG enough to be an RPG despite being action and stealth focused. It's almost a perfect videogame.
     
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  8. AArmanFV Arbiter

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire
    This is what Cleve talked about.
     
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  9. DJOGamer PT Arcane

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  10. Ulysa Educated

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    It's like having all these amazing adorable puppies and you love them all, but in an obscure part of your brain you know that Baldur's Gate II is the best good boy.
     
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  11. Kem0sabe Arcane

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    Oh great... Another of these threads.
     
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  12. Sweeper Magister Zionist Agent

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    >Doesn't include Grimoire
    Congratulations, the poll is invalid.

    The two most voted for titles
    >Storyfag games

    This place sucks.
     
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  13. Zer0wing Liturgist

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    And shits in it's pants and falls with a stroke of crash into desktop when it's most inappropriate. Truly a game you have to kneel before and be merciful like Jesus at the same time, like an old sage with dementia and faulty health. It's not in the poll so FNV takes the cake as the most feature complete out of the bunch.
     
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  14. toro Arcane

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    You are lucky felipepe did not noticed this thread.

    He would do anonymous voting on another site and then claim that some random ass game is the codex's top game.

    And if you poor bastards voted wrong then he would massage the votes and the counting procedure.
     
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  15. Alex betthurt

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    I voted for Fallout. I love Planescape, but at the end of the day, it is actually rather linear. It is a lot of fun to explore it, mind you, and it does world building really well, being matched only by Ultima before it. However, the problem is that it is limited by its own focus on its story. It is more concerned in presenting a cool story and setting to the player than letting him interact with it.

    Fallout, Fallout 2 and Arcanum, on the other hand, present the player with a real interactive world. One where your decisions do have an amount of consequence. There is a lot of care in making sure there is more than one way to approach each problem and the player is rewarded for paying attention to the world and attempting different things. Of these, I would say Fallout 2 was a bit weaker than the others, for while it inherited a lot of design from Fallout 1, it seemed a bit watered down, with a lesser focus on giving the player options just like the 50s science fiction setting of the original was a bit watered down as well.

    Arcanum probably had the best world building of them all, with some quests being approachable from basically anywhere. There was, I think, a greater emphasis in making the world seem real and interactive, rather than simply the backdrop of a story. Unfortunately, it also had several flaws... I don't even mean (just) the combat. The whole game system was a bit clunky and several of the possible paths for the main character just don't really work. So, while I love Arcanum, I think all of its flaws do end up pulling it down a little... or a lot.

    Fallout has lots of flaws as well, of course. But at the end of the day, it is still a lot of fun to play. There are lots of things to find in the game, a whole lot of great characterization, the focus on the old science fiction is spot on without being tongue in cheek and, in one of its most balsy moves, it actually makes time an important resource. So, my vote goes to Fallout.
     
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  16. Ol' Willy Magister Zionist Agent

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  17. Magnat Arcane Vatnik

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    Trashtalking comrade felipepepe behind his back? Not cool, brah.
     
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  18. Kliwer Learned

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    I have voted for BG2.
    I know it could be a controversial opinion. But I think that BG2 has the most important cRPG features and all of them are realized in a mediocre-to-good way. Yes, PST has better story, dialogues, worldbuilding, reactivity – but also shit combat, weak magic system, weak itemization, only 3 classes to choose for a main hero…
    Duel BG2 vs PST would be a question: do you value more something that is brilliant in one aspects and lame in others; or do you prefer something what is just ok all around. I prefer the second option.
    I think that Fallout 2 is also a good answer, however I do not like post-apocalyptic setting. Plus I think that fights in Fallout 2 are even more boring than in PST (turn-based system where you could control only one party member? Nonsense.)
     
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  19. GrafvonMoltke Savant

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    Where the fuck is ELEX?!?!?
     
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  20. Verylittlefishes Sacro Bosco Patron

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    Origin & history I
    From Proto-Italic *dikskō‎, reduplicated form of Proto-Indo-European *deḱ-‎. From the same root as doceō‎.
    Cognates include Ancient Greek διδάσκω‎, δεδαώς‎, δαῆναι‎, δέχομαι‎.
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    1. I learn
      Aut disce aut discede.
      Either learn or go away.
    2. (drama) I study, practice
     
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  21. Assisted Living Godzilla Liturgist

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    It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.
     
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  22. Verylittlefishes Sacro Bosco Patron

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    !!!! I like this gaem about HOT succubus and tiefling chicks with BOOBS!!! Dude who created them must be the COOLEST guy in the world!!!!! wonder what he is up to now :dance:

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  23. Maxie Arcane

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    the vast majority of this website chose PST despite it not even being a game
    no true real actual unironic poll will be able to redeem this travesty
    the fact that even in this true(...)poll it scores so many votes is testament to the simple fact that RPG is a genre for dimwits
     
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  24. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    What is a game?
     
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  25. JDR13 Prophet

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    Or BG 1
     
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