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RPGs with emphasis on mechanics?

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Lukrame, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Lukrame Learned

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    What would be the best RPGs (Top 5) that are the best in active mechanics and good in story.

    When I mean mechanics I mean gameplay that rewards things like real time active positioning of the character,cooldown management and quick reaction to abilities.

    Generally Diablo and Path of exile do stuff similar to that but I just absolutely hate the item system and story (what story).

    I tried POE:Deadfire but the gameplay is kinda bad as you dont really have to think too hard and the pause system means you dont' have to think fast.

    I kinda feel this niche isn't filled.
     
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  2. aweigh Arcane

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    Are you being fucking serious?
     
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  3. Lukrame Learned

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    Yes this isn't exactly a joke place but honestly there isn't a true fast paced combat rpg.
     
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  4. muds_animal_friend Arcane Patron

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    So when you mean mechanics you mean 'when and how fast do I click the mouse'.

    Shadows: Awakening was released recently. I believe it involves clicking a mouse, but has more of a story attached than the typical mouse clicker (Codex thread).
     
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  5. The Great ThunThun How DARE you!? Patron

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    Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    If you prefer MMO combat at all, the secret world is the best story at the moment out there *in any genre*.
     
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  6. Absinthe Prophet

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    IIRC Guild Wars 1 has good action combat mechanics.
     
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  7. Lukrame Learned

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    Yea I like MMO similar like playstyle but I can't afford subscription and grinding for loot is so painful. (Looking at you maplestory)

    I know people arn't gonna like this but I think the best way to describe my preferences would be like a game with league of legend style mechanics/gameplay in a baldur's gate setting
     
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  8. PorkyThePaladin Arcane

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    <Sees thread title, gets excited, prepares to list RPGs with great mechanics>

    <Enters thread, sees that by mechanics, OP meant "real time active positioning of the character,cooldown management and quick reaction to abilities">

    <Goes back to drinking...>
     
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  9. Darth Canoli Magister

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    My guess, one of you old dinosaurs faggots got bored and created a new account to troll us.

    Well, it didn't work !

    But it was a nice try ...

    Let's prepare a stake anyway ... :fight:
     
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  10. Roqua Prospernaut Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual In My Safe Space

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  11. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I don't mind RT combat (as long as it isn't party based, PB must be some sort of TB or it's doomed to suck), but seriously? MMO style shit as an example of good mechanics?
    :decline:
     
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  12. funkadelik Arcane

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    If what you're wanting is fast pace action combat, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic is a fun little FPS romp with very limited RPG mechanics.
     
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  13. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

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    Oh boy, yeah, cooldowns. I miss the good old days of cooldowns.
    Haven't played some good quick time events in a long time either. Talk about quick reaction, QTEs is where it's at.
     
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  14. Lukrame Learned

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    Not sure if trolling or just...
    You realize cooldowns are a really good way to put in skill right?
    Or do you think XCOM is also stupid because of cooldowns in them.
    And there is much much more to quick reaction gameplay then QTE like animation cancelling to perform a combo faster.

    I was just looking for RPG's that feature that type of gameplay no need to act salty lmao.
     
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  15. Zed Duke of Banville Zo Kath Ra Patron

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    If you're looking for an RPG-ish game with good action-based combat, then try Dragon's Dogma, Demon's/Dark Souls, or Severance: Blade of Darkness.

    And change the name of this thread to reflect what you mean.:rpgcodex:
     
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  16. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

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    I don't really give a shit about your newfag garbage. None of that crap should be part or RPGs.

    kill yourself Twitch retard.
     
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  17. Doctor Sbaitso SO, TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS. Patron

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    Codex 2013 Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands
    Final Fantasy XI. Easily the best party based tactical combat (MP). It's like a dance. Elemental affinity, skill chains, exp chains, positioning, timing, skill.
     
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  18. TemplarGR Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Bethestard

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    Skyrim is the game for you OP
     
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  19. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    Because I never ever get to mention it otherwise - Aarklash: Legacy. It seems to be along the lines of what you want.

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    If you really want to talk mechanics, then Temple of Elemental Evil is pretty much a direct port of 3.5 on to a hack and slash game.
     
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  21. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    If modded with Requiem and a handful of other mods this is actually not a bad suggestion.

    Of course vanilla is turds mechanically, though not nearly as much as Oblivion (and infinitely better in all the other aspects).
    You need Requiem to make it any good.
     
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  22. turkishronin Magister

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    Underrail has cooldowns :M
     
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  23. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    *eye twitch*

    I... might need a bucket. Excuse me.
     
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  24. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Then let me introduce you to this.
    Show Spoiler

    *hands DraQ a 10-gallon drum*
     
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  25. Serus Arcane

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    Cooldwon in turn-based game can work, it's not the best mechanic in the world but it can be used to good effects. The OP doesn't want turn based though, he wants action games with rpg elements.
     
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