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RPG's with dark atmosphere

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Stendhal, Sep 14, 2020.

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  1. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    TBH, the original Fallout is pretty grim.
     
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  3. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  4. Morpheus Kitami Learned

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    We just had a thread like this.
    Only thing new I can think of is Fear and Hunger, and that one Columbine RPG Maker game.
     
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  5. adddeed Liturgist Possibly Retarded

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    Witcher 1
     
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  6. Zed Duke of Banville Zo Kath Ra Patron

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    Kenshi has a bleak, deadly setting in which civilization tenuously clings to survival amidst the ruins of advanced technology and the environments are frequently hazardous to human life, reinforced by game mechanics such as slavery and limb-loss.

    Salt & Sanctuary is a 2D version of Demon's/Dark Souls and similarly presents a grim, dark atmosphere.

    Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, though less dark in the base game than in the expansion (Dark Arisen) mega-dungeon.

    I found the setting of Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura to be surprisingly depressing, especially considering it is based on the 19th century (with some magic and fantasy races/monsters thrown in). Should have been more optimistic and vibrant.

    Final Fantasy IX at first is seemingly the opposite, with its cartoonish graphics, but the plot soon develops into a series of tragedies on a mass scale.

    Many Dungeon Master-likes would arguably fall into this category, ones that take place entirely in a dungeon that is a series of deathtraps, monsters, and other obstacles, without relent.
     
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  7. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Black Cat's Story is pretty dark at times.
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  8. Stendhal Educated

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    Whatever you feel like is dark fits and if I or anyone else feel like it doesn't belong here I or them will start flinging excrement at you.
    :cool:
     
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  9. Verylittlefishes Sacro Bosco Patron

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    Mods are not real games.
     
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  10. Diablo1_reborn Viva New Vegas! Patron

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    As it is my duty whenever the occasion may arise to do so, I recommend you play Prelude to Darkness
     
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  12. Verylittlefishes Sacro Bosco Patron

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    And it has Dark in the title!

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    Age of Decadence is like orange but dark...
     
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    just turn the brightness down
     
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    It's a real shame that Glen Cook is such an underrated author. His brand of bleak, economic storytelling would fit like a glove for games. I miss Myth so much.
     
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    I was wondering for several mintues why are you talking about Myst in RPG thread.
    Never could memorized that difference))
     
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    No one mentioned Wizardry yet?

    I'm disappointed.
     
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    Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession
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    Planescape: Torment

    Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption <<<<< It's a shame more wasn't done with this game and it's engine.
     
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    I was talking about the original, but fair enough.
     
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    Mask of the Betrayer, especially if you're shooting for the "bad" ending.

    Also, not RPGs but if you're looking for dark atmosphere you can't do much better than Sanitarium and Stasis.
     
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  23. undecaf Arcane Patron

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2
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    Fallout 2 (yes, even this... outside the jokey bits)
     
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    Well, it sure is dark, but atmosphere? Bit too abstract for that, no?
     
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