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The BEST 3 RPGs you have ever played


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I will be that guy that will ask what means "best"?)

The RPG's I got most pleasure from, are: (in decreasing order)
1. Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone
2. Morrowind (this and NWN1 were my first RPGs ever)
3. Witcher series (1,2,3)
4. NWN1
5. Dragon Age (Origins, Awakening and Inquisition); Pillars of Eternity
6. NWN2
7. Oblivion
8. Dragon Age 2 (with mods and custom two-handed wizard)
9. Skyrim

On the other hand I understand, that if ordered by [quality * amount_of_work_required] there would likely be:
1. Witcher 3
2. -
3. -
And only then the rest.

Edited by MaxQuest, 05 February 2017 - 03:30 AM.


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Tough (albeit nice) question!
Limiting my list to three won't be easy, but if I have to choose:

-Pillars of Eternity
-Fallout1
-Fallout2
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1 - Planescape: Torment

2 - Baldur's Gate II

3 - Pillars of Eternity


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Baldur's Gate 2

Planescape Torment

Fallout 

 

Honorable mention Fallout 2

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As much as I tend to dislike "Top x" threads, it's quite fascinating to see just how similar our lists look, yet on how many aspects of RPGs can a lot of us disagree. Just goes to show how incredibly flexible the genre can be I suppose

Edited by Fenixp, 05 February 2017 - 12:03 PM.

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1 - Pillars of Eternity

2 - Baldur's Gate II

3 - Final Fantasy VII


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1. Deus Ex 1

2. Pillars of Eternity 1

3. Dragon Age Origins

 

I know that Deus Ex 1 is not a pure RPG but I still love it.

I also think Fallout 1 is a great RPG, there is nothing like it.

 

I still have to play many old classics like Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale and Planescape.

I also think that as an action rpg the witcher 1 is a really good game.

Finally I think the best jrpg is final fantasy vii


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1. Planescape:Torment

2. Baldur's Gate saga

3. Dragon Age: Origins



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1&2: BG2 and PS:Torment

I just can't decide which to give 1st place. I know that after playing both for the first time I liked Torment better but BG2 has proved to be more durable for me. I've just played it so often over the years and know it really well.

3:Pillars of Eternity, though both KotORs, Mass Effect 1 and NWN2:MotB are strong contenders here as well



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1 - Torment

2 - Shadows of Amn

3 - Pillars



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Torment, Baldur's Gate 2, Pillars of Eternity

 

It's really hard for me to say in which order I would put this trio.

 

Torment is an incredible experience, but does not have the same level of replayability as its pairs. Fantastic musics.

BG2 was a great story, had many nice builds, incredibly epic magical items and overall good everything :-
Pillars is just a more modern version of BG2. More balanced, more mature and more convenient. A couple of things were not perfect in the original game, but White March is already a better version of it. Pillars of Eternity 2 might be incredible on this basis.

I guess isometric 3D party game is really my thing.
I never felt such an appeal for real 3D, mostly because you have less a feeling of tactical RTS-like battles.

 

 

Lots of honourable mentions such as Skyrim, FFVII, FFX, Chrono Trigger, Arcanum, Hordes of the Underdark (NWN was not so good overall), Earthbound (Mother 2) and my old beloved Secret of Mana...

 

Special mention to Icewind Dale 2, great entertainement with surprisingly good writing, exceptional epic musics and my all-time favorite antagonists in RPG, Isair and Madea.

 

 

And Tides of Numenera is going to be released this month  :biggrin:  :biggrin:  :biggrin:


Edited by Elric Galad, 06 February 2017 - 11:23 AM.

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And Tides of Numenera is going to be released this month  :biggrin:  :biggrin:  :biggrin:

 

TBH my expectations for that game have gone downhill throughout this path month. I'll probably play it once to check out MCA's character and George Ziets' work on the Bloom, then I'll shelve it (metaphorically) and never look back.



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Dragon Age 2

Mass Effect 2


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  1. Baldurs Gate 2.
  2. Fallout New Vegas.
  3. Pillars of Eternity.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Skyrim.
  • Fallout 3.
  • Baldur's Gate 1.
  • Dragon Age: Origins.
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance I & II.
  • X-men Legends.
  • Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance.


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Top three? wow thats a tough ask.  Well I'll try.

 

1. Baldur's gate saga aka Bg1 + TosC + Bg 2 + TOB. Can't separate these games anymore. I just love the whole saga. I happen to do a yearly replay and nowdays with the brand new EE editions. Heck I may have to actually add the siege of dragonspear dlc to that list so its actually: bg1+tosc -> SoD -> Bg2 -> Tob. Hundreds of hours of party based d&d content with RtwP combat can't get any better... Yes i am a baldur's gate nut.  :)

 

2. Witcher trilogy. The saga gets just better by each game. Witcher 3 itself may be the best rpg i've played in 10 years or so, but previous games are 5/5 for me as well. Great setting, wonderfull main character, awesome storyline...

 

3. Morrowind + bloodmoon + Tribunal. Its just one of those games I never get bored of. Its so rich and complex in every possible way. One of the most epic rpgs I've played. Larger than life. And the mods just take it to the next level.

 

If I had more slots...

 

4. Both kotor games. I'm an huge star wars fan, so I do think they're both almost equally wonderfull. The first one is a more traditional star wars tale with a big story twist. However the sequel gives a whole new spin to star wars universe which is why it is actually quite brilliant. Maybe even better than the orginal game. Just be sure to download the the restoration patch for kotor 2.

 

5. Planescape Torment. You just have to play this game to understand why it is loved. Best storytelling i've seen in rpgs. A very text heavy game though, but the narrative is so well crafted and its quite well writen. I don't think it is a game which people replay often, but it really blows your mind when you play it first time. I have great expectations for the spiritual sequel, Numenera.

 

6. Gothic saga aka gothic 1 + gothic 2 gold. First two gothics are definite classics which everyone should play atleast once in their lifetime. Gothic 3 is quite different as it is an openworld game and definitely not same quality, but even it has become quite enjoyable with the community patch 1.75. Besides gothic 3 gameworld is an explorer's dream. :)

 

7. Dragon Age orgins (+dlcs). I don't really care that much about the sequels (I haven't yet played the inquisition though, so who knows how much I like it), but the first dragon age game was just awesome. The writing was top notch. In particular those great characters such as Alistar, Morrigan, leliana, wynne, oghren, Sten... And the gameplay is just darn well designed. Fun combat, good level design, wonderfull music score and awesome setting. I can't fault this game. And there is tons of mods available as well.

 

8. Skyrim + dlcs. I have just logged hunderds of hours for Skyrim. I know rpg purists tend to laugh at skyrim, but I just enjoy it. And the modding just takes it to the next level. So well crafted setting and gameworld. Fun gameplay. Open world exploration can't get any better.

 

9. Deus ex 1. I've replayed this game dozen times though. It is bloody amazing how reactive the gameworld is even if the main story remains quite linear. I recommand downloading the revision mod which fixes many bugs and updates the visuals, enchants the level design etc without changing the gameplay much. 

 

10. Pillars of the eternity is nodoubt a great game. It gave me same kind of joy when I'm playing baldur's gates. I just can't wait to import my character to the sequel. I have great expectations Obsdian! :)


Edited by Carados, 06 February 2017 - 11:35 PM.


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1.Final Fantasy VII was my first Rpg

2.Baldurs Gate 2

3. The witcher 1,2 I`m playing the 3:rd now

4.Dragon age 1,2 and 3

5.Skyrim and Morrowind

and many more



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For just 3 I'd have to go with:

 

1. PS:T (first rpg I ever played, so its unlikely anything will ever be able to knock it down from the top spot for me)

2. Fallout NV

3. Fallout 2

 

All far from flawless games; combat in Torment is thankfully pretty rare which is really the only good thing you can say about it, the engines used in the modern fallout games are clearly not made for first-person-shooting even though thats what you spend half the time doing, and Fallout 2 is a bunch of cool set-piece locations with very little connection to each other.


Edited by limaxophobiacq, 07 February 2017 - 10:43 AM.


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 Witcher was just too good to be true. Probably because it is not American - do not hate me, Americans, but EU authors really make original books / films / games. :)



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Witcher was just too good to be true. Probably because it is not American - do not hate me, Americans, but EU authors really make original books / films / games. :)

Did you... Actually bother to check where Obsidian is from before writing that? :-P

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I never said Obsidian sucks, on the contrary it is a great RPG power and will remain a great studio in the future. But Sapkowski is just something else, if it was not for his books, CD projekt would have been somewhere else now.


Edited by IamNOOB, 07 February 2017 - 11:02 AM.





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