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List of the must play games

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Fowyr, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Fowyr Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Vatnik

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    Hello! I'm man/woman/tranny who is old gamer/never played computer games. And I played Oblivion/Diablo/Tetris/Minesweeper. What I should play next?

    My personal list, included only games what I played myself, may forgot several titles and don't mention hybrids except Bloodnet. You almost can't be wrong with the first part of this list.

    Goldboxes (Pool of Radiance, Curse of the Azure Bonds, Secret of the Silver Blades, Pools of Darkness, Champions of Krynn, Death Knights of Krynn, Dark Queen of Krynn, Gateway to the Savage Frontier,Treasures of the Savage Frontier,Buck Rogers: Countdown for Doomsday, Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed)

    Wizardry 6, Wizardry 7, Wizardry 8
    Knights of the Chalice
    Disciples of Steel
    Prelude to Darkness
    Realms of Arkania, Realms of Arkania 2, Realms of Arkania 3
    Arena, Daggerfall
    Dark Heart of Uukrul
    Darksun, Darksun 2
    Might and Magic 1-8
    The Summoning
    Aethra Chronicles
    Geneforge 1-5
    Exile 1-3
    Arcanum
    Planescape: Torment
    Eye of the Beholder 1-3
    Lands of Lore
    Anvil of Dawn
    Baldurs Gate, Baldurs Gate 2
    Fallout, Fallout 2
    Bloodnet
    Wasteland
    Dragon Wars
    Legacy: Realm of Terror
    Magic Candle II: The Four and Fourty
    Betrayal at Krondor
    Nahlakh
    Darklands
    Aleshar
    Ultima 4, Ultima 6, Ultima 7
    Ultima Underworld, Ultima Underworld 2
    Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar

    Roguelikes:
    Ancient Domains of Mystery
    Troubles of Middle Earth 2.3.5
    sCthAngband



    BUT I PLAYED ALL OF THIS!!! GIVE ME MORE GAMES!

    OK. But some of them are shitty.

    Avernum 4, Avernum 5
    Thunderscape
    Wizardry 1, Wizardry 4
    Yendorian Tales 2, Yendorian Tales 3
    Dungeon Master, Dungeon Master 2
    Obitus
    Warriors of the Eternal Sun
    Wizard!
    DarkSpyre
    Shadow of Yserbius, The Fates of Twinion, The Ruins of Cawdor
    The Faery Tale Adventure
    Shadowrun (SEGA version), Shadowrun (SNES)
    Neuromancer
    Battletech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception
    SpellCraft: Aspects of Valor
    Eschalon Book I,Eschalon Book II
    Bard's Tale: Tales of the Unknown
    Nethergate
    Megatraveller 2
    Soulbringer
    Stonekeep
    Twilight 2000

    ***** Other Resources ******

    MMXI's New and improved list of decent to must play cRPGs

    Bruticis' cRPG Master List
     
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  2. Black Arcane

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    Dohohohoho, git out.
     
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  3. Luigi Barely Literate

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    Shitty list.

    Sort by year. Add description why it is canon.
     
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  4. larpingdude18 Educated

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    The Spirit Engine 2
    Eartbound & Mother 3
    Breath of Fire II - IV
    Anvil of Dawn
    Terranigma
    Xenogears
    Rogue Galaxy
    ZELDA!!!
    Lufia II
    Baten Kaitos
    Live A Live
    Suikoden II
    Grandia
    Chrono Trigger
    The Phantasy Star series
    Dragon Warrior III - IX
    Final Fantasy VI & IX
    Vagrant Story
    The World Ends With You
    Secret Of Mana
    Super Mario RPG
    Dark Cloud 2
    Morrowind
    Skies of Arcadia
     
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  5. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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    :what:
     
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  6. chzr Scholar

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    where the fuck is jagged alliance 2? :rpgcodex:
     
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  7. Dele Liturgist

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    HAHA NO DESU EX
     
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  8. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    The list IS shit (Anvil of Dawn? Baldur's Gate? All Geneforge games?), but the idea is good.

    The Codex MUST compile a list of must-play games, essential games that must be experienced by every RPG fan (for reasons other than it looks very pretty, which is probably the only reason to play BG).

    I think that it's a great opportunity for the staff (DU? VoD?) to pen a one of a kind article (goes without saying that it should be more than a list of names; each name should be accompanied by a few paragraphs explaining what this game is doing on the list), but everyone can contribute and provide names and reasons. Screenshots would be a nice bonus.
     
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  9. Nael Arcane

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    "Games Worth Playing: Into the Hivemind"
     
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  10. Fowyr Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Vatnik

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    No hybrids rule. :M

    Anvil of Dawn?
    Very pretty little game, especially good for novices in genre.

    Baldurs Gate?
    Besides stupid combat, it was first game with specialist wizards, weapon proficiencies and so on. Faithful AD&D 2ed adaptation. Should I say more?
    Yes, it was boring, but I knew guy who completed it 5 times. To each his own, I guess.

    Geneforges? First was the best, third was the worst, but they are completely interchangeable on the first glance. You may start with any game in the series, but better with first.


    And I thought what would be bashed because my list missed Ultima 7. Oh Codex...
     
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  11. bhlaab Arbiter

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    I will reiterate my stance on a rating system for the main page's game database
     
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  12. Serious_Business Best Poster on the Codex

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    The New Shit Codex played BG series 7 times until realising they were shit. This is pretty standard, but it doesn't mean they aren't shit after you realised they were shit. It's like listening to bad music when you're a teenager, you don't go on your way to say it's good music because you liked it when you didn't know anything better
     
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  13. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    It's a decent action game with a few interesting elements, but hardly a must-play game. I can think of any strong cons that would put it on that list.

    Yes, you should because so far you haven't said much. A RT "stupid combat" cant be called a faithful adaptation just because you can play a specialist wizard, which isn't that exciting to begin with. Same goes for the proficiencies. I hope we all agree that we need stronger arguments than "it has weapon proficiencies".

    I think that listing the best game in the series would be enough. Some say it's the first, some say it's the fifth. We can listen to the arguments, I suppose.
     
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  14. Excidium P. banal

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    Ok then, why isn't Ultima 7 on any of your lists?
     
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  15. Black Cat Prestigious Gentleman Magister

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    :love:

    Did you play the other ones by Event Horizont? Dark Spyre, not the DS one, and the other one?

    You should try Hard Nova and, or, Sentinel Worlds next time you are looking for something to play. The lack of them in your list is easy to notice given your general good taste. Also, have you tried From Software's dungeon crawlers? Like the King's Field games, Shadow Tower, etc?

    Which game is this? I remember the name but can't remember the game. :?



    That aside, Fowyr is a true Dungeon Crawler. :salute:
     
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  16. Destroid Arcane

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    Haha, I've only played like 6 of those games, but it's ok RPG is an overrated genre.
     
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  17. Fowyr Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Vatnik

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    No, it was very exciting. Charsheet and spellbook was thrilling, until I realized boredom of this game. But for the first two hours I may forgive it.

    Weapon speed, shitton of spells, low-level party, many magic items from DMG, multi-classes, dual classes.

    Compiling list "best of the best" was not my target. I picked solid and good games from various subgenres, not without flaws, of course. Similar list from one FAQ greatly helped me to find several good games.
    But this is may be interesting.
    A prelude am I to better players, o my brethren! An example!


    Yes, finished them all except Dusk of the Gods.
    Hm. I heard about Hard Nova, this is not many RPGs with the SF setting, was always intrigued, but skipped this game again and again. How it is? Should try it after Magic Candle.
    Oh, never heard about them. *Googles*
    No wonder ;)

    Game about wizard's apprentice, you may travel back to Earth and in the magic world (can't remember name). 25% of the game - experiments with spell formulas, 75% - real-time battles on the various elemental planes.


    Thank you.
     
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  18. chzr Scholar

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    laptop guy has stats. :rpgcodex:
     
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  19. Wolfus Arcane

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    Ok, where the fuck is Amberstar/Ambermoon/Albion?
     
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  20. SCO Arcane In My Safe Space

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  21. SCO Arcane In My Safe Space

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    Where is the laptop in the inventory.

    HA!

    Obviously all the games on my list in the signature, except qfg5 and morrowind possibly, are must play games.
    They represent interesting design approaches of adventure games, while being rather good. QFG5 also represents another, but it's not a as good as QFG4 or QFG2.

    Morrowind arguably represents another :trollface:
     
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  23. SCO Arcane In My Safe Space

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    Speaking of spell based games, did you ever try this:

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    http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/27852 ... mpire.html

    I remember trying it once ages and ages ago and being totally
    flabbergasted (not in a good way, but it was interesting).

    It's another of these diablo likes before diablo and "open world" (that is randomized terrain in battles probably based on a seed of the position + a pseudo random algorithm). In this one you also can create your own spells, though it is a simple properties system (like magika now that i think about it).
     
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  24. AlaCarcuss Arbiter

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    So you're saying there's not a single game released this century (or looks like it's from this century - i.e. not indie), that is worth playing??

    Me thinks this is just an excercise in KK points...

    Anyway, I've got a few from your list I've never heard of to check out, so all's not lost... :salute:
     
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  25. Fowyr Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Vatnik

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    Maybe there is some games, but I not played them. And frankly, unlikely will play. Computer on the Celeron 600 not the best thing for the New Shit (tm). And fuck upgrade. I fervently hate these LPT-less, ISA-less teapots :M :M :M
     
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