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[Recommend]: PC RPG

ThandorThandor __BANNED USERS regular
edited October 2007 in Games and Technology
Summer is upon us and I have some free time. I need an epic, story-rich RPG. I immensly enjoy those of Bioware's and Bethesda's ilk, however I have played and replayed and replayed those to death. I feel that a list of those I have played will be too long, so please recommend your favorites.

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    You played Torment, right? Fallout? All that stuff? Arcanum?

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Ultima VII?

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    harvestharvest By birthright, a stupendous badass.Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    You need Wizardry 8.

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    hambonehambone Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Bloodlines

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    ThandorThandor __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2007
    I've played the Fallouts. I was hoping for something a bit more pleasing to the eye since I've been in an oldschool phase as of late. I'll google ultima VII and Wizardry 8.

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    harvestharvest By birthright, a stupendous badass.Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Ah, neither Ultima 7 or Wizardry 8 look that great. Wizardry looks alright, but it's the game system that matters really. Also it's got some fun bizarre humor and more stats than you can shake a stick at. Epic? You're looking for the artifacts used by the Cosmic Lords to forge the Universe so that you can ascend to the position of Cosmic Lord yourself.

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    ThandorThandor __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2007
    I checked them out. I think My eyes and ears will mutiny if they don't see some pixels instead of sprites and hear at least some voices.

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    harvestharvest By birthright, a stupendous badass.Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Wizardry 8 has great voice work. It's just that the engine was old when the game was released in 2001.

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    hambonehambone Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Thandor wrote: »
    I was hoping for something a bit more pleasing to the eye since I've been in an oldschool phase as of late.

    In that case, definitely Bloodlines:

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    :winky:

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    KamiKami Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    It's more of a hybrid, but Deus Ex is a fantasy FPS-action-RPG. There's as much story as you research, dealing with everything from internal character struggles, to information about past conspiracy theories in world government, all tied in a nice, neat little package.

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    ThelloThello Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    If you haven't played Vampire Bloodlines, mother of god, do so right now. It was plagued with bugs when it was first released, but it's been patched since and it's absolutely fantastic. Character race really makes a difference in your playthrough and if you enjoy Bioware / Black Isle-styled dialogue choices, you'll love it.

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    FatsFats Corvallis, ORRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I think Ultima 7 still looks pretty good.

    You said Bioware, so you've played NWN2? It was pretty mediocre but still fun. Also fourthing Vampire: Bloodlines.

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    harvestharvest By birthright, a stupendous badass.Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Or if you like skinny goth chicks ;)

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    ThandorThandor __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2007
    I played bloodlines when it first came out, however I didn't make it very far. As mentioned I think I got pissed at a gamebreaking bug. I have played nwn2. I have played deus ex 1. I passed two because of the reviews, less rpgnessness (hah), and recommendation of friends. Maybe I can give bloodlines another try if I can procure a copy...

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    hambonehambone Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    It's on Steam.

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    emnmnmeemnmnme Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    These games are light on story but require you to actually pay attention to the gameplay. No automated combat here. System Shock 2 will have you cowering from zombies that apologize before killing you. Arx Fatalis has a neat spell system where you 'draw' runes with your mouse to activate spells - really keeps you on your toes. Freedom Force has enough RPG elements to make this thread; it takes focus to manage your heroes and keep them from wandering into trouble but it's no worse than Baldur's Gate and just as much fun.

    Those three games are, like, ten bucks apiece.

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    VeritasVRVeritasVR Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Wizardry 8, and there are mods that make the battles a lot less time-consuming.

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    chaossoldierchaossoldier Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Another for Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines.

    Just for being able to play as a Malkavian.

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    DisruptorX2DisruptorX2 Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Has anyone here mentioned Bloodlines? :rotate:


    Played Morrowind I presume? Epic game with an awesome story.

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    KoekjesKoekjes Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    There is a new one coming up called Two Worlds. The current release date is 7/17/07. The screen shots I've seen all look fantastic.

    Another game to check out that is already out is Gothic III. Gothic II Gold may not look as good but it does have a good sized world to go run around in and a fun story.

    What about Guild Wars. Its one of the MMORPG's. It isn't the standard design. The grind heavy quests that most other MMO's have are gone. There is a great story and a beautiful world to run around in. One big plus is there is no monthly fee.

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    LocklockLocklock Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
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    Seriously.

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    harvest wrote: »
    You need Wizardry 8.


    So true, so true.

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Aren't there major problems with Gothic III?

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    rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Locklock wrote: »
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    Seriously.

    You beat me to it.

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    august wrote: »
    Aren't there major problems with Gothic III?

    It is a German game. There are major problems with every single one of them.

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    eelektrikeelektrik Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    What, no ones said Neverwinter Nights 2 yet? Best RPG Ive played since Torment damnit.

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    notagamenotagame Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    This reminds me I had never finished Bloodlines. Time to reinstall and play as a Malkavion this time.

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    KamiKami Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Guys, I have my retail copy of Bloodlines here, but it always runs into trouble installing. The install error dialogue comes up, saying it can't find a certain .mp3, but when I view the disc, it's right along everything else.

    Could I *technically* drag and drop the content from the disc to a specific folder, install the first disc from the folder, and continue the installation with the second disc when the popup comes up? I'm really wanting to play this tomorrow, as it's a rare day off from work.

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    Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I agree, NWN2 is also a good game to get. Battles do kind of get repetitive but so does with Oblivion and other games. However, NWN also allows you to create your own content so that's good...

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    FremFrem Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I agree, NWN2 is also a good game to get. Battles do kind of get repetitive but so do with Oblivion and other games. However, NWN also allows you to create your own content so that's good...

    So does Oblivion and other games.

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    ThandorThandor __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2007
    NWN2's story was meh, and there was virtually no free-roaming.

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    Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Frem wrote: »
    I agree, NWN2 is also a good game to get. Battles do kind of get repetitive but so do with Oblivion and other games. However, NWN also allows you to create your own content so that's good...

    So does Oblivion and other games.

    That's what I get for changing examples without re-reading the sentence.

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    StollsStolls Brave Corporate Logo Chicago, ILRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    rayofash wrote: »
    Locklock wrote: »
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    Seriously.

    You beat me to it.

    To date, this is the only RPG I know of with a fast-forward button.

    Granted, it's by way of unofficial patch, but it's still the single best idea ever in the history of mankind.

    The game is pretty keen, too. Some ace acting and cinematics.

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    eelektrikeelektrik Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Thandor wrote: »
    NWN2's story was meh, and there was virtually no free-roaming.

    I enjoyed the story of NWN2, and find free roaming, especially in RPGs, to be highly overrated and usually just detracts from the story. But I guess thats just me, If Im playing a game for the story, I expect the game to be focused and linear.

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    DisruptorX2DisruptorX2 Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    NWN 2 has quite possibly the worst story of any RPG I've ever played. It doesn't even make sense within the D&D universe.

    Its mediocre as a game, but playing it for the story? Good god no.

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    Eela6Eela6 Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Might and Magic VII.

    You need to get Mok's unofficial patch to make it work on XP properly, but it's an awesome game and you need to play it.

    Plus, it has

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    RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Anachronox is a hard call. On the one hand, the gameplay is painfully bad - like they took the graphic adventure genre and the console RPG genre and focused on bringing the worst elements of each to the forefront. The patch that enables a fast forward is all that saves the game from being completely unplayable. On the other hand, the game is laugh out loud funny. If you don't get a kick out of its trailer - http://youtube.com/watch?v=HK73K5Bgo1o then you officially have no soul.

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    BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I'd recommend Grandia 2 if you can find it. Same goes for Baulder's Gate 2.

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    DisruptorX2DisruptorX2 Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    eelektrik wrote: »
    What, no ones said Neverwinter Nights 2 yet? Best RPG Ive played since Torment damnit.

    BG II? Morrowind? Final Fantasy 10? Kotor? Bloodlines? Baldur's Gate II? Get out!

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    MasoniteMasonite Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    eelektrik wrote: »
    Thandor wrote: »
    NWN2's story was meh, and there was virtually no free-roaming.

    I enjoyed the story of NWN2, and find free roaming, especially in RPGs, to be highly overrated and usually just detracts from the story. But I guess thats just me, If Im playing a game for the story, I expect the game to be focused and linear.

    You must've hated Morrowind then. While some linearity is good, I enjoy having a little say in how and when I do things. A streamlined RPG is fun, maybe the first time you play it.

    There may be a reason this hasn't been recommended yet, but Stonekeep is pretty enjoyable. You'll need DOSBox to run it, obviously.

    edit: Heh, you can't have 'forum' in your title.

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