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The BEST 3 RPGs you have ever played


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I saw one dungeon siege fan :) Thumb up for this. But truth is that Dungeon siege was not a good game - playable but nothing much. I played them all even though they kind of do not shine.



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A lot of people mentioning Witcher 3.

Well, I'd say it was just an absolutely exceptional storytelling experience with one of the most beautiful open worlds I've ever seen, but it ... Just ... Wasn't a very good RPG. It embodied the worst things you can find in the genre - completely illogical character progression that made sense neither lore-wise (Geralt getting thrown back to lvl1 power-wise after all he's been through) nor gameplay-wise (why do lvl12 bandits have clubs that do 100x more damage than lvl7 master crafted sword?), character development that was rather inconsequential (regardless of which skills you took, you were still a guy swinging a sword and using magic) and boring (+5% attack damage. Yay.) with rather abysmal encounter design (Why are there lvl1 drowners here and identical lvl10 drowners down the river, but the latter somehow having much sharper claws?) and if I've ever seen an argument for why is level scaling sometimes a good thing, Witcher 3 was it ("Help! Kill these drowners that are attacking me, master Witcher, like you killed those over there!" "Okay. But you'll have to wait for 3-5 hours because these drowners are lvl10 and those I killed were lvl1, so... I'll have to level up, see.")

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Ultima IV
Baldur's Gate 2
Fallout

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Only 3 is REALLY difficult.

 

My favorite Western RPGs:

Icewind Dale 1&2

Neverwinter Nights 2

Vampire: Bloodlines

Arcanum

(Honorable Mention) Ultima 8 -> for all its flaws, this game really made a big impact on me as a kid.

 

Favorite J-RPGs

Final Fantasy 7,8,10

Devil Survivor 1&2

Persona 3,4,5

Bravely Default

Fire Emblem: Awakening

And Pokemon, though Pokemon has become a little stale over the years with constant repetition of the same formula.


Edited by Heijoushin, 22 February 2017 - 05:50 PM.

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Hey (you bunch of flatterers)

 

Loving the lists, stoked we made it on a few. Figured I'd throw mine at you:

 

1. Bioshock (Not huge on the RPG side, but I freaking love this game)

2. Temple of Elemental Evil

3. Skyrim

 

 

And Pokemon, though Pokemon has become a little stale over the years with constant repetition of the same formula.

 

Feel the same about Pokemon. Bummer it hasn't really kept up with the times.

 

 

Honorable Mentions:

  • X-men Legends.
  • Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance.

 

 

I loved these games as a kid. Peeps at my studio try to hate on them, I always defend them. haha

 

Hope to see you nerds on the PoE 2 forums,

- Sking


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Honorable Mentions:

  • X-men Legends.
  • Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance.

 

 

I loved these games as a kid. Peeps at my studio try to hate on them, I always defend them. haha

 

Hope to see you nerds on the PoE 2 forums,

- Sking

BG:DA isn't bad at all for the Gauntlet-style game that it is. They should *never* have tried to crib off the success of the Baldur's Gate franchise, though; that left a bad taste in a lot of peoples mouths.



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Going on how much I enjoyed/was amazed when they came out, rather than how they play now:

In chronological order:

1. Betrayal at Krondor. Showed you could have a novel-like experience on your cRPG.

2. BG2. Suddenly gave us rounded companions who we had personal relationships with. (not just love and sex)

3. DA:O Gave us more depth into character backgrounds and further deepened companion relationships (still not just banging)



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OK I am ashamed I did not play Baldur's gate. Most people here have in their list. :D :D :D I will go play it some day. I heard a lot about it years ago, then wanted to play it, but for some reason I did not.



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1. Arcanum;

2. Fallout 2;

3. Pillars of Eternity;

4. Underrail;

5. PS:T;

5. Fallout : NV;



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1. Suikoden II

2. Final Fantasy VI

3. Gothic 

4. Witcher 3

5. Dragon Age: Origins

6. Planescape Torment

7. Fallout 2

8. Pillars of Eternity

9. Chrono Trigger

10. Gothic 2


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OK I am ashamed I did not play Baldur's gate. Most people here have in their list. :D :D :D I will go play it some day. I heard a lot about it years ago, then wanted to play it, but for some reason I did not.

 

I recommend the Enhanced Editions. Some purists will decry them because they don't like some of the minor additions made (like a couple new companions), but I played the originals, and the Enhanced Editions are wonderful upgrades, particularly graphically.


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OK I am ashamed I did not play Baldur's gate. Most people here have in their list. :D :D :D I will go play it some day. I heard a lot about it years ago, then wanted to play it, but for some reason I did not.

 

I recommend the Enhanced Editions. Some purists will decry them because they don't like some of the minor additions made (like a couple new companions), but I played the originals, and the Enhanced Editions are wonderful upgrades, particularly graphically.

 

Truth. I bought and played the originals back when I had to keep track of all five disks; the EE are superior, IMHO.



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Topic turned out well ! I am glad.



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OK I am ashamed I did not play Baldur's gate. Most people here have in their list. :D :D :D I will go play it some day. I heard a lot about it years ago, then wanted to play it, but for some reason I did not.

 

I recommend the Enhanced Editions. Some purists will decry them because they don't like some of the minor additions made (like a couple new companions), but I played the originals, and the Enhanced Editions are wonderful upgrades, particularly graphically.

 

Truth. I bought and played the originals back when I had to keep track of all five disks; the EE are superior, IMHO.

 

The EE altered the gameplay because they introduced the rules from BG2 in a game that wasn't made for them. They also made some arbitrary changes (the nerf to the Eagle Bow was outrageous...) and introduced new items that altered the game balance. Overall it doesn't feel the same as the original and I understand why some people dislike the EE.



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I last did the BG trilogy with TuTu mod installed, SCS as well as a few others that enhanced NPCs and let you customize the companions by changing class and weapon proficiency. It made for a great experience and going from Candlekeep all the way to the end of ToB with the same character was great. The whole series had a sense of epicness that I've not ever seen duplicated.



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NOW I AM WAITING for the Mass Effect Andromeda, surely it will be the RPG of the year. I believe so.



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Witcher 3 and the old Gold Box Pool of Radiance and the original Deus Ex.



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Hey (you bunch of flatterers)

 

Loving the lists, stoked we made it on a few. Figured I'd throw mine at you:

 

1. Bioshock (Not huge on the RPG side, but I freaking love this game)

2. Temple of Elemental Evil

3. Skyrim

 

Temple of Elemental Evil was the last in the style of CRPGs I loved to play until Wasteland 2/Pillars of Eternity came out, the dark times when first person shooters, Diablo clones and MMORPGs took over the industry. It was buggy as hell and my party reached level cap before even entering the temple. But I will give it props for the tactical combat. 


Edited by darqleo, 26 February 2017 - 02:14 PM.

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This is difficult. But I think Baldur's Gate 2 wins because of nostalgia.

 

1- Baldur's Gate 2

2- Pillars of Eternity

3- Divinity Original Sin

 

4- Ultima VIII (I learned English because of this game, there was no other way to advance lol)

 

With free world exploration and all the cool stuff I think PoE2 might make it to the top of the list. :)



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I enjoy lurking on these types of threads, and this particular one didn't disappoint. I'll add my contribution to it, but I'll start with the following subcategories: Immersion, Tactics, and Lore.

My immersion top 3 are:
1. MOTB
2. Pillars of Eternity (I'm a sucker for the Watcher zoom-ins that were baked into it)
3. BGII

My tactics top 3 are:
1. TOEE (w/Circle of Eight mods...I couldn't play it otherwise).
2. Icewind Dale
3. Pillars of Eternity

My lore top 3 are:
1. Pillars of Eternity (I love the hard cover books, novellas, as well as the books within the game)
2. Icewind Dale
3. KOTOR

Overall top 3:
1. Pillars of Eternity. Backed the game, restarted it more times than I can count, love owning the physical books, love the story and the fact that we all own a bit of responsibility in helping to make it happen (from a monetary perspective). Yeah, clear winner for me.
2. KOTOR. I completed the game many years after its release, on a Mac port. I remember being completely blown away by the ending of the story, and all of the twists and turns along the way. I never completed the sequel of it, but I'm not ruling it out for another day down the line.
3. NWN. For the countless hours of play on a long since defunct persistent world (Mossbourne), for the many high quality mods that I played along the way, and for the absolutely stellar Aielund Saga that easily could have been an official release. It doesn't make my top three in any of the above areas, nut for nostalgia alone, it makes my top 3.

Of random note: I'm doing a simultaneous play through of Witcher 1 and Pillars, mainly Pillars for the last two days of gaming time. Witcher 1 has been absolutely stellar so far (I'm in Chapter 5 on my first play through), and I understand why that series is so revered. It'll probably be in my top 5 of favorites, once I'm done.

I have 2 and 3 also installed on my rig, as well as Tyranny. I would have been an early buyer of Tyranny, had it been able to run on my four year old Mac. Alas, it couldn't, and neither could most of the Witcher's (from a graphical standpoint)...so I recently bought an Acer gaming rig, which plays all of them very easily. My first Windows machine in over a decade (not counting those at work). I made that choice because I didn't want to lose out on being able to play POEII right away upon release.

Edit: various errors.

Edited by EnialusMeliamne, 27 February 2017 - 04:24 AM.





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