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What game did you lose your RPG virginity to?

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Tavernking, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. flabbyjack Arcane

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    Diablo. I'm a spoiled lil bitch.

    But when I got my hands on Fallout that was my first real cRPG though.
     
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  2. DaveO Erudite

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    I'm not 100% sure which RPG I played first. There were several that I remember from the Atari 800 platform. There was the multi-disk game Crystalware's Fantasyland 2041, Crystalware's House of Usher, Stuart Smith's Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, SSI's Phantasie I, Origin Ultima 2, SSI Wizard's Crown, Electronic Arts M.U.L.E, ?(not sure of publisher) Star Trek, or Epyx Rescue at Rigel. It's one of those nine. The most likely candidate is Ultima 2, but I played M.U.L.E with my youngest sister. We'd play together to beat the computer players in M.U.L.E into dust at the end of the final turn. She and I also played Ballblazer a LOT(I was good on about 1/2 of the tracks, and she was good on about 1/3. The rest of the tracks, we'd have about equal chance to beat each other). I have no clue on which adventure game I first played. Platformers, action games, or sims I also have no clue on which one I started first.

    P.S. - I'm excluding Atari 2600 console from my list. I can't call Adventure an RPG.
     
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  3. mkultra Augur

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    Bard's Tale on the C64. What really draw me in was Ultima Underworld 2 on the PC though.
     
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  4. DemonKing Arcane

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    Me too, although possibly before that I saw a friend playing Akalabeth and/or Temple of Apshai on their Apple II. I actually never got an Apple PC so only ever played Wizardry at friends' places until I eventually got an IBM PC around the time of Wizardry VI.

    I did eventually get a C64 and was able to play the Ultima, Bard's Tale, Gold Box games etc on that.
     
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  5. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron Sad Loser

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    Ultima 7, I think. Hard to remember.
    If we're counting jrpgs, either Secret of Mana (more of an action adventure game) or Mystic Quest, baby's first jrpg.


    What a great, if flawed, game.


    That concept art is beautiful.


    Soundtrack way ahead of its time. So cheesy.
     
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  6. Bad Sector Arcane Patron

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    Insert Title Here RPG Wokedex
    I'm not 100% sure but i think it was Daggerfall's Betony demo. Though my very limited understanding of English at the time didn't help much.
     
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  7. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  8. kangaxx Learned

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    Champions of Krynn on my old 486.
     
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  9. rogueknight333 Learned

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    Phantasie was also the first cRPG I ever played, also on a Commodore 64. In 1985 I think? Apparently that game got around. I had not realized its morals were so dubious.
     
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  10. erohakase Barely Literate

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    Baldur's Gate 2. Initially played it as wee little child with less than ideal english reading skills so I never managed to finish it. I want to remember getting to the Underdark or something. 2 or 3 years later I went through both Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate 2 + ToB and I appreciated the gameplay and all that far more when I could actually comprehend what the fuck I was doing.
     
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  11. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    It wasn't picky about what hardware you had.
     
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  12. Nifft Batuff Liturgist

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    Me too, but the next one was Fallout.
     
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  13. Boleskine Arcane

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    I think it was Eye of the Beholder but I'm not entirely sure.

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  14. Sigourn Futa Lover

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    Pokémon Red, if it counts.
    Else, Final Fantasy IX.

    :love:
     
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  15. kaisergeddon Learned Patron

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    Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar for the NES. The Japanese-adapted one, a bizarre fusion of east and west. Also Phantasy Star for the Sega Master System. That was probably my first "blobber", in fact.
     
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  16. Parsimonious cook Scholar Patron

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    The first one for me was probably one of the early Might & Magic games (no clue which one it was but from looking at the screenshots I would guess it was Clouds of Xeen or thereabouts), though I was like 8 and didnt know a single word of English so I just kinda pushed random buttons and watched wtf was happening before dropping it and never looking back (in fact the only Might & Magic I could ever tolerate for prolonged period of time was the VI).

    The first RPG that I really got into was Shadows over Riva which was sold with the Czech edition of Gamestar in December 1999 and for quite some time was also one of the very few non-pirate games that I owned back in the day. The CD still sits in an honorable place in the top right drawer of my desk.
     
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  17. Eisen Learned

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    Eye Of The Beholder 1 probably
     
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  18. Sykar Arcane

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    Might and Magic 5 was my first RPG.
     
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  19. Zann Cipher Patron

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    A Beautifully Desolate Campaign
    I was more obsessed with point&click adventures and Civilization as a kid, so I started later on RPGs.
    Castle Of The Winds on some shareware/demonstration CD would count as foreplay.
    First big'un was Lands Of Lore in the Westwood 10th anniversary anthology.
     
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  20. hellbent Augur

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    Tabletop AD&D.

    Then Gold Box Pool of Radiance.
     
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  21. pomenitul Arbiter

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    Baldur's Gate 1 (I had just hit puberty, too). Still among the GOATs as far as I'm concerned.
     
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  22. Tom Baker's Arse Learned

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    grad school, University of Illinois, the game was Oubliette, the time was the mid to late 1970s, and I do remember a lot of dope involved .... fuck, am I old now
     
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  23. DemonKing Arcane

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    I'm a bit younger and didn't start gaming till the advent of home computers in the 80s, but it's been really amazing to see the way games and technology have developed over my lifetime.

    Sadly one big difference is as you age other priorities take over and you just don't have the time to invest in gaming as you used to which makes it especially hard to keep up with large, sprawling CRPGs. Guess I'll have a lot to look forward to catching up on in retirement...
     
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  24. FrancoTAU Cipher

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    Does Mail Order Monster count? If not, it's a blur that i can't remember the order of Dragon Warrior, Wizardry 5 or Pools of Radiance.
     
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