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What are the quintessential RPGs? Those that stick out in your mind above all others? What games should every RPG fan play before truly calling themselves a gamer?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: I do not have enough experience to contribute, so this a blatant attempt to get tips for games I should play.

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Depends on how far back you wanna go.

 

To pick some more recent games(post 95)

 

Daggerfall

Fallout

Fallout 2

Baldur's Gate

Planescape:Torment

Icewind Dale

Arcanum

Baldur's Gate 2

Gothic

Bloodlines.

 

Honorable Mentions:

Anachronox

Deus Ex

System Shock 2

Kult

Icewind Dale 2

Kotor 2

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Akalabeth!

 

 

 

 

 

 

No, not really. But a decent rogue-like, like ADOM or Nethack is a must.

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It has made me the man I am today. A man who craves furry hentai.

So let us go and embrace the rustling smells of unseen worlds

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And NetherGate! The setting was one of the best I've ever seen.

kirottu said:
I was raised by polar bears. I had to fight against blood thirsty wolves and rabid penguins to get my food. Those who were too weak to survive were sent to Sweden.

 

It has made me the man I am today. A man who craves furry hentai.

So let us go and embrace the rustling smells of unseen worlds

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Gothic & Gothic 2 (& soon Gothic 3)

Daggerfall

Deus Ex

System Shock 2

KotOR & KotOR 2

 

And, if you can stand really old games:

Wasteland

Ultima IV & V

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The answers to this kind of depend on how much one is interested in "RPG appreciation" (in which case you would want to play "historic games" even if they had problems or are now totally outmoded) or if you just want to cherry pick the best few games.

 

As far as "RPG appreciation", I'd say (here's where I look on the Wikipedia CRPG chronology):

 

Ultima I

Rogue/Nethack

Dragon Quest/Final Fantasy

Wasteland

The SSI D&D games

Ultima Underworld

Betrayal at Krondor

Diablo

Daggerfall

Fallout

Ultima Online

Final Fantasy VII

Baldur's Gate

EverQuest

PS:T

Deus Ex

Morrowind

 

Provisionals:

KotOR

VTM:B

World of Warcraft

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What are the quintessential RPGs? Those that stick out in your mind above all others? What games should every RPG fan play before truly calling themselves a gamer?

Morrowind GOTY, KOTOR, IWD, Ps:T, Fallout...that's all I can think of.

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kirottu said:
I was raised by polar bears. I had to fight against blood thirsty wolves and rabid penguins to get my food. Those who were too weak to survive were sent to Sweden.

 

It has made me the man I am today. A man who craves furry hentai.

So let us go and embrace the rustling smells of unseen worlds

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Indeed it seems so.

kirottu said:
I was raised by polar bears. I had to fight against blood thirsty wolves and rabid penguins to get my food. Those who were too weak to survive were sent to Sweden.

 

It has made me the man I am today. A man who craves furry hentai.

So let us go and embrace the rustling smells of unseen worlds

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Ultima IV-VIII

Ultima Underworld

System Shock 2

Fallout 1 & 2

Planescape Torment

Final Fantasy II/IV (depending on US or Japanese name)

 

And how does a game like Dungeon Siege or Fable make this list?

 

How does Fable: Lost Chapters make any list when it isn't even released yet?

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