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Role-Playing RPG Games with strong char creation?

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by hivemind, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. hivemind Liturgist Patron Pretty Princess

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    Looking for a RPG game that has a robust character creation that allows different builds AND has an interesting combat to use those builds in. Builds must be both mechanically and aesthetically differentiated and the combat should ideally be minimum in trash fights and tedium.

    Grateful for any suggestions. :)
     
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  2. janior Self-Ejected

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  3. hivemind Liturgist Patron Pretty Princess

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    Exampels of games to not suggest:

    Expeditions: Vikings
    Reasons: builds are all extremely boring and have limited viability and balance, combat is tedious and filled with boring trash mobs

    POE 2
    reasons: char creation is good but actual combat and gameplay is largely tedium, diffuclty jumps between braindead trash and artificial difficultly tier encounters that require you to cheese them

    AOD
    Reasons: the perfect game but I have already played it, same is the case with most well known titles in this dumb hobby
     
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  4. hivemind Liturgist Patron Pretty Princess

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    also the first person to suggest banal brothers gets killed
     
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  5. Comte Arcane

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    I am sorry Jessica I got nothing
     
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  6. hivemind Liturgist Patron Pretty Princess

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    fuck this genre I am just gonna start playing shooters or something
     
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  7. Scrooge Female Quota Staff Patron

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    Wizardry VIII has among the best character creations of all time, but sadly it is overfilled with trash mobs. The souls games allow for fun builds but not sure if you rate them as rpgs
     
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  8. Gunnar Savant

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    Dungeons of Chaos
     
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  9. hivemind Liturgist Patron Pretty Princess

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    I also fly into an uncontrollable autistic rage when confronted with blobbers :(
    wish I could enjoy the peak boomers classics but they are just too alien to my crypto-zoomer brain

    I would consider them as RPGs but I already played the first two and I don't think I can run the third on my laptop, I guess I might replay 2 but idk it just isn't the same

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    >lvl 64+!!
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    ok lol

    I feel like if I played somethign like this I might as well just play tome
     
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  10. Void_Pickle Educated

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    Speaking of tome.. you should actually play that.

    Otherwise, underrail. Don't let that goty thread deter you from a very good game (tes.
     
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  11. Void_Pickle Educated

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    Mobile.. Always sucks. Just ignore the end there
     
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  12. Gunnar Savant

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    Why? Tome is procedurally generated and dungeons of chaos is all hand crafted. Tome is single character and dungeons of chaos has a party.
     
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    Ever hear of Dragon Quest 9? Lemme tell you about Dragon Quest 9! This gaem? This game has it all... character creation, builds, battles, it’s got heavenly fruit and a magic boot! It’s got starry sentinels and mental vegetables! It has an important tree and even a bee! And I didn’t even tell you about the endgame yet! This game has a game after the game called an endgame so the game isn’t even over when it ends! If you liek builds, dress up, combat and role playing then you ‘aughtta check out Dragon Quest 9, I just know you’ll love it!

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  14. hivemind Liturgist Patron Pretty Princess

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    I prefer single char to party based tbh.

    I dont like hte premise of underrail it doesn't hook me in
     
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  15. Void_Pickle Educated

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    Also, Silent Storm (if you want to consider that an rpg)
    and EYE Divine Cybermancy (if you're ok with fps gameplay)
     
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  16. Martyr Magister

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    maybe something like Fallout 1/2, ATOM RPG or Jagged Alliance 2?
    and if you like Dark Souls you might be interested in Dragon's Dogma.
     
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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Bubbles In Memoria
    Arcanum offers pretty varied builds.

    Caves of Qud if you want to do two headed, four-legged PC with poison dripping stinger, or esper that has power to destroy things with xir mind or purestrain human that can be augmented with cybernetics.
     
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  18. MpuMngwana Learned

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    Final Fantasy Tactics job system is a lot of fun.

    In the same vein, I recommend Voidspire and Alvora tactics. Those games are super obscure yet super fun.
     
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  19. hivemind Liturgist Patron Pretty Princess

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    ok thanks for the suggestions but I am gonna add another qualifier and say that the game must also look good
     
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  20. Martyr Magister

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Bubbles In Memoria
    There's this tactical low-fantasy mercenary management game, where one could do drunkard spearmasters or dudes with 2 handed weapons and heavy armours.
     
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  22. Void_Pickle Educated

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    Sil
     
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    What's a role playing role playing game game? A game where you play a game of roleplaying a roleplay?
     
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  24. hivemind Liturgist Patron Pretty Princess

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    Martyr

    sry I didn't say but yeah I already played that

    it was ok but I found the pawn system kinda annoying
     
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  25. Martyr Magister

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    even more of an action game than the other "souls-likes", but pretty good tbh: Absolver.
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    turning down the graphics only makes the game look more like a graphic novel, so it always looks pretty good.
     
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