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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. DavidBVal 4 Dimension Games Patron Developer

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    I had never realized until today, that cover is signed by Boris Vallejo!
     
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  2. Zed Duke of Banville Zo Kath Ra Patron

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    New World Computing hired Larry Elmore to illustrate the cover of Might & Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven, followed by Boris Vallejo for Might & Magic VII: For Blood and Honor, and Elmore again for Might & Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer.

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  3. alyvain Learned

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    Fallout 2. I was seven years old. But the first time I came was with Baldur's Gate.
     
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    Chrono Trigger but it was nonconsensual. I don't want to talk about it.
     
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    You can tell us.
     
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  6. Desiderius Found your egg, Robinett, you sneaky bastard Patron

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    Lemonade Stand on a Commodore Pet. Snuck away from the field trip so I could play that motherfucker until they came and found me.

    Missing recess well worth it.
     
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  7. CreatureofHavoc Novice

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    Eye of the Beholder
     
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  8. Tavernking Don't believe his lies Patron Shitposter Developer

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    There's no judgement here on the RPGcodex
     
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  9. GreyViper Erudite

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    It was the glorious 90s, the CD rentals with VHS rentals just started booming. One of these places in a bathhouse manned by a Russian guy called Oleg had this thick catalog full of different game and move CD selections. In there I stumbled across the one that was called Greatest 200 RPG collection.
    So I went through an orgy of RPG exploration from EOB series, Strhads Possession, Dark Sun, Dragon Lance, Pools of Radiance, Realms of Arkania series, Blood Omen, Ultima Series, Dungeon Hack to Dungeon Master. The journey was full of wonder and discovery with frustration at old copy protection systems (GOG was not a thing at that time). Also honorable mentions to Faery Tale Adventure 2: Halls of the Dead that really does not get mentioned much.
     
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    I ran into this on an Apple II at school as late as the 1990s. It's really a classic game because even as a kid it teaches you to have a gut feeling for how supply and demand works within about 15 minutes.
     
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  11. Pink Eye Monk Patron

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    Ocarina of Time on the n64. Never beat it. There was also Oracle of Seasons for the gameboy. Didn't beat that either - actually, I think the only Legend of Zelda game I beat, was Wind Waker. Puzzles were hard in the Zelda games. Plus, I was a very stupid child. Still love the Legend of Zelda games. They were a big part of me growing up. From time to time, I emulate Oracle of Seasons and pretend I'm a kid again.
     
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    When we couldn't finish a game in the 80s-90s: badass game, you recommend it to your friends.

    When we can't finish a game in 2021: waste of time, frustrating, poor balance, negative review.

    Sad times!
     
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  13. nyjsu Educated

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    I was like 6 years old and I don't think I got out of the first area.
     
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  14. Nikanuur Educated Patron

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    Lands of Lore 1 is a true piece of art of its time. But rly, this game is ageless. Awsomely drawn, riddles to solve, secrets to find, character progression present, story well graduated, combat very ok (for its sub-genre)... I've only praises for it.
    I really liked EOB1 and especially EOB2. But as for the EOB3 - that's a strange egg. It aspired to be an open-esque atmospheric game with the feeling of an explorational freedom, but I think it sadly achieved the opposite. It felt empty, clueless and chaotic. I've tried to play it 3x and never got into it. Maybe it's just my feeling, idk. What did you like about EOB3? Maybe you'll inspire me to play it again :D
     
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  15. Fluent Learned The Real Fanboy

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    for me it was final fantasy 4 for the snes. i remember renting it, seeing some person's save file of 50+ hours, loading that and just being in awe of what i was seeing. i then started my own quest to get that far, and soon later i believe i discovered chrono trigger and well, that was the love story of my childhood there. 2 great rpgs that hooked me on the genre for life.
     
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  16. Semiurge Arbiter

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    Oblivion, because

    Those are dungeon crawlers, not RPGs, despite utilizing the AD&D rules.
     
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  17. NerevarineKing Educated

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    If we count action RPGs, my first exposure to RPGs was around 2004 with Kingdom Hearts 1 (PS2). This also introduced me to Final Fantasy and I proceeded to ask for FF1+2 (GBA) and enjoyed that quite a bit. After playing JRPGs for a couple years, I got Morrowind for Christmas one year and my love for RPGs deepened a lot more.
     
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  18. Calm Novice

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    Oblivion - scarred for life ever since.

    But the real answer is actually almost certainly Wizardry 7 - I was just too young to know what was happening at the time..
     
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  19. Incendax Augur

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    Back in my day, that's exactly what you did at the table with friends. And it was called RPG! *Shakes his fist like an old man.*
     
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    But you only controlled one character per game, right? Then indeed you were roleplaying. EoB has no main character so it's a dungeon crawler with rpg mechanics.
     
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  21. Eirinjas Cipher Patron

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    My first RPGs were these two:



     
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  22. Faarbaute Educated

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    Little Big Adventure.

    It's more of an action adventure than an RPG but for me as a lad in the 90s, it was magical. We didnt speak a word of english so me and my brother would yell for our father to come and read to us any time dialogue would play, until he got so annoyed with us that he got us a dictionary. It didn't help that all the names and terms used in the game were nonsensical made up terms either.

    To start the game we would type the DOS command, meticulously copied from a printed out note our father had made for us and I feelt like we were learning some secret arcane language.

    We got about half way through the game by trail and error, exploring every nook and cranny, and testing every possible action we could think of and it was amazing. The idea that a world could exist in a game like this, and the scope of the gameplay was mindblowing to me.
     
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  23. Zed Duke of Banville Zo Kath Ra Patron

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    Bro, do you even RPG?
     
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  24. Ladonna Arcane

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    Goldbox games, Wasteland games, I could list hundreds of games that apparently wouldn't be CRPG's under your rule system. Basically any game where you create a party, where you don't have "one main character". Whatever.
     
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  25. holla_cabezas_de_mierda Arcane

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    Can't remember if it was Wizardry 1 proving ground of the mad overlord on the Apple IIc (or maybe II+) or if it was Tunnels of Doom on a Cassette for the TI 99. It was one of those, I think Wizardry maybe, then Tunnels of Doom, not sure though.
     
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