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Old 06-26-2011, 02:19 PM
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I am noticing a severe lack of D&D games and roguelikes in this thread.

Go play Torment and Nethack, and then get back to me.

I'm playing through Torment right now (Played it as a child, never got out of the Hive, it may have been a demo, or I may have just been too stupid to figure out the quests, but I plan on completing it this time around.) and its just... an incredible game.

It's not without its faults, but the way that sidequests are weaved into the game alongside the mainquests... its often difficult to tell where sidequests end and the main quests begin. The quests are actually challanging as well: They're all cleverly disqused puzzles. Playing through Torment almost makes me feel like I'm playing a text adventure when I'm trying to delve into some of the quests. The narrative is awesome and surprisingly original for a D&D game, and some of the techniques and themes that are employed throughout the game are really genius.

It's an old game, so it suffers from some of the faults that a lot of old games suffer from. It lacks streamlining, and has terrible player character AI. Playing through it now, on a modern computer, running a modern operating system, I do get some graphical bugs, but nothing too large.

The art ages pretty badly as well, but the art itself is not necessarily bad, it's detailed and well designed, just dated. It uses the prerendered 3D sprites that were so popular in games of that time (Donkey Kong Country, Myst, etc...) but you get past the art pretty quickly as you get immersed in the world and narrative.
Dude, Torment is so good. I'm playing it right now, actually (as we speak).

I'm also a lover of Dragon Age and Fallout. I used to be really into the JRPGS, but American RPGs are so much more.. in depth? Iunno. Something like that.
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:24 PM
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:23 PM
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I am noticing a severe lack of D&D games in this thread.
Tabletop RPG's is a whole other ball game. I love Dungeons and Dragons, but I've never had the opportunity to play it much.
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:24 PM
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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Blizz!
There's a video game world of D&D, believe it or not.
I'm pretty sure that's what 8bit is referring too.
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:09 PM
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Fire Emblem (BB) is the very best, like no game ever was...

To beat the bosses is my real test, and recruiting is my cause!
I will travel across Elibe, invading far and wide
Abusing the arenas to understand the power that's inside!

Oh, FE, It's just me...
Playing as the NPC!
FE, our friendship can never end, until we slay that big dragon!
FE, with conversations so pure...for our future wives, we will endure!

I command you and you don't command me,
FE, got to fight them all!

Every Boss in my path,
Will feel my tactical wrath,
Winning battles every day,
To earn my monthly pay,

Join my team, you seem just right,
We won't run out of steam,
Sword or Axe we'll win the fight,
Upgrading Lords is my dream,

Oh, FE, It's just me...Playing as the NPC!
FE, our friendship can never end, until we slay that big dragon!
FE, with conversations so pure...for our wives, we will endure!

I command you and you don't command me,
Got to fight them all, got to fight them all, FE!
I don't see why you couldn't make this talk of ALL FE games, but this is still awesome. <3
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:13 PM
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Fire Emblem (BB) is the very best, like no game ever was...

To beat the bosses is my real test, and recruiting is my cause!
I will travel across Elibe, invading far and wide
Abusing the arenas to understand the power that's inside!

Oh, FE, It's just me...
Playing as the NPC!
FE, our friendship can never end, until we slay that big dragon!
FE, with conversations so pure...for our future wives, we will endure!

I command you and you don't command me,
FE, got to fight them all!

Every Boss in my path,
Will feel my tactical wrath,
Winning battles every day,
To earn my monthly pay,

Join my team, you seem just right,
We won't run out of steam,
Sword or Axe we'll win the fight,
Upgrading Lords is my dream,

Oh, FE, It's just me...Playing as the NPC!
FE, our friendship can never end, until we slay that big dragon!
FE, with conversations so pure...for our wives, we will endure!

I command you and you don't command me,
Got to fight them all, got to fight them all, FE!


You're not helping me gain back any liking I may have had for the series.

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Pwned.com is your favourite RPG?
Why? It isn't yours?

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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Blizz!
There's a video game world of D&D, believe it or not.
I'm pretty sure that's what 8bit is referring too.
Tabletop or nothing.
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:22 PM
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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 1 and 2, and Mass Effect.

Wonderful blend of story, music, world, and numbers floating above characters' heads. Too bad KotoR 2 had such a rushed ending.
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:31 PM
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If you've already bought it then why don't you just play it?
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:34 PM
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Tales of Symhponia.
It's been my favourite game since I first played it. Loved the characters, the story and the fun action based battle system.
Don't really like my rpgs turn based.

But, with that comes my self contradiction!

Persona 3, my new favourite game!
The story is pretty good, but what really made this game great was the characters. They're all done so well, and it makes the story so much more interesting.
Even though it's turn based, it's still pretty quick paced, so that made it much more enjoyable for me.

I guess if I count pokemon, which I really should, Pokemon Emerald is a good one. My favourite pokemon game.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:02 AM
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Tabletop RPG's is a whole other ball game. I love Dungeons and Dragons, but I've never had the opportunity to play it much.
No, I meant the CRPGs, (Like Torment, Baldurs Gate, and Eye of the Beholder) not the table top ones. Table top RPGs depend more about who you're playing with than what game you're actually playing.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:46 AM
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Re: Favourite RPGs?

This list is a fairly long one I'd have to say considering 90% of what I play is RPG.. so let's go:

Golden Sun series -
Skies of Arcadia -
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Tales of Vesperia -
Tales of Symphonia -
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Legend of Dragoon -
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Guild Wars -
Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga -
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Pokemon Silver -
Dragon Quest VIII -
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga -

I'll delve into reasoning later. It's past my bedtime..
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:30 AM
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No, I meant the CRPGs, (Like Torment, Baldurs Gate, and Eye of the Beholder) not the table top ones. Table top RPGs depend more about who you're playing with than what game you're actually playing.
I played Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance. It was okay.
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:16 AM
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Skies Of Arcadia

Flying pirate ships, epic music score, epic characters, epic story, steampunk ~ Jules Verne-inspired fantasy world, lengthy and well designed from the beginning to the very end.

No need to say more. It's one of my all time favourites.
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:49 AM
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I played Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance. It was okay.
Try Torment and Baldur's Gate 2.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:09 PM
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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 1 and 2, and Mass Effect.

Wonderful blend of story, music, world, and numbers floating above characters' heads. Too bad KotoR 2 had such a rushed ending.
These games stories, themes, and music was better than a lot of movies i've seen. that's a serious complement to bioware. they know how to make superb rpg's.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:12 PM
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i really enjoyed Fallout New Vegas. I played that game for hours upon hours on end. Exploring the Mojave Wasteland was amazing, and I know that I will eventually replay the game when all the expansions get released.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:32 PM
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^You have a good taste in games, my friend. Honest Hearts is an awesome DLC, I can tell you that right now. Dead Money is glitching for me though.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:42 PM
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Re: Favourite RPGs?

Some of the RPG's I've really liked were classics like Final Fantasy (4-10), but I also liked Breath of Fire 3. BoF3 focused a little more on puzzles than Final Fantasy did, but the challenge in later gameplay was tremendous and a huge difference between the two series. With Final Fntasy it's fairly straighforward as to where to go next, but BoF3 got very difficult towards the end. Not only where the battles very challenging, the puzzles were next to impossible to solve if you didn't have a guide handy, or missed something important along the way. The game could also screw with your stats, where if you 'died' too often, stats like HP would go down permanently. The storyline and differences between characters made for a very entertaining and involving game.

Some American RPG's I also really liked were Mass Effect 1+2, Baldur's Gate 2, Neverwinter Nights and finally Morrowind/Oblivion/Elder Scrolls. I hope Skyrim will be as good, it's certainly looking promising and much more polished than Oblivion was. Oblivion was good, but you really need mods to enjoy what the game can truly offer. Morrowind was exceptional, if a bit buggy/crashy at times.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:05 PM
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Re: Favourite RPGs?

Ugh, well I have a few.

Dragon Quest VI, The Legend of Dragoon, Final Fantasy XII, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Rogue Galaxy, and Tales of Symphonia are among some of my favorite RPGs. I have a few others, and I plan on having more favorites.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:45 PM
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I'm glad that so many people are mentioning The Legend of Dragoon. ^_^

Also, Advance Wars is freakin' awesome. Especially Dual Strike. Mega Tanks, Carriers, Stealth Bombers? Yes please!
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