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Heh, yeah I was wondering are there actually any RPGs out there that DON'T have anything to do with Bioware, Obsidian, BIS, or Interplay?

Arcanum, ToEE, and Vampires from Troika, as well as a few other random games such as Morrowind and the FF series (neither of which I care for).

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Heh, yeah I was wondering are there actually any RPGs out there that DON'T have anything to do with Bioware, Obsidian, BIS, or Interplay?

Arcanum, ToEE, and Vampires from Troika, as well as a few other random games such as Morrowind and the FF series (neither of which I care for).

 

Don't Troika have some former BIS/IPLY staff? (before their demise, obviously)

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Fallouts is trickier. Interplay no longer maintain the official sites, but I'd recommend www.nma-fallout.com, one of the larger fansites for the game.

 

The fallouts are a bit old though, so they're not exactly up to pair in terms of graphical quality (if that's an issue). But they are good enough that you should take a look for yourself.

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I think theres a patch for higher resolution for FO2 available from the NMA website.

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"Arcanum, ToEE, and Vampires from Troika,"

 

Troika has connections to Interplay/BIS.

 

 

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Ha. Bethesda is awful. Worst RPG Developers ever. Make me puke.

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There are lots of good rpg out there but some of them stand out more than others.

 

Planescape: Torment

The way the story is told and the way you develop yor character and interact with people in this game is truly amazing. I couldn't sleep after i finished it. This game will move you, but it might be a hard nut to crack, due to the huge amount of text. Well writen and intelligent text i might add.

 

Baldur's Gate. Shadows of Amn

This is a huge game, and i think it's one of thouse games that pulled it off best. Combat i complex and fun, and you have lots of freedom, without loosing track of the main plot.

 

Fallout

Freedom! A very nice setting, lots of fun dialog. It's nice to have a mature game, with a matur content. Pluss for being non-standard-tolkien-fantasy, even thou the mutants are the wastelands orcs:)

 

I might add that arcanum has a very well done settign, but it's buggy and some find it to flawed, but I like it very much.

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I think theres a patch for higher resolution for FO2 available from the NMA website.

 

Higher resolution doesn't always mean better graphics though. I've never felt that FO needed that. I don't particularly feel that the graphics are that bad either, but I do realize that playing a game in 256 colors can put a lot of people off, especially if the first RPG they played was KotOR.

 

Then again, I guess higher res won't hurt either.

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If you prefer 3D before 2D then these games might be for you:

 

Gothic

Gothic 2

Deus Ex

System Shock 2

 

They are all games with good stories (great, in the case of Deus Ex), real time combat and full 3D worlds.

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Ha. Bethesda is awful. Worst RPG Developers ever. Make me puke.

 

I agree about Morrowind, but Dagerfall is great. Dated, but great.

 

 

Oh, and System Shock 2 is one of the best games ever. However, it's only a RPG in the sense that it uses stats.

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The Thief series isn't exactly an RPG, but it does have a great storyline. Much better than Deus Ex and System Shock 2. Plus the fan/mod community is freaking amazing. Playing fan missions that make the developers say "Wow!" is a definate plus. :) System Shock 2 isn't exactly an RPG either, but it's worth at least one play-through.

 

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The Thief series isn't exactly an RPG, but it does have a great storyline.  Much better than Deus Ex and System Shock 2.  Plus the fan/mod community is freaking amazing.  Playing fan missions that make the developers say "Wow!" is a definate plus. :lol:

 

Ditto. It's especially fun when some of the former developers have decided to enter the community and not only share insider-info, but to some extent even make new missions. Feels like you get a free expansion :thumbsup:

 

BlueNinja, are you at TTLG? And if so, then what's your nick there?

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BlueNinja, of course. Every forum I'm on, I have the same name. It has a certain benefit. I don't visit TTLG as much recently. Unless they finally released a map editor for Thief3, then I think I shall visit more often.

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BlueNinja, of course.  Every forum I'm on, I have the same name.  It has a certain benefit.  I don't visit TTLG as much recently.  Unless they finally released a map editor for Thief3, then I think I shall visit more often.

You should visit more often

http://www.thief-thecircle.com/shownews.asp?id=1769

 

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