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Postby cortisan » May 4 2010, 10:15

Hey guys, ive been really keen for a new RPG recently; im looking for something like might and magic or final fantasy, with decent story, gameplay and character development.

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Postby darknessfood » May 4 2010, 14:25

I haven been enjoying The Witcher. It pretty good...
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Postby cortisan » May 4 2010, 14:27

darknessfood wrote:I haven been enjoying The Witcher. It pretty good...


What games are similar in terms of gameplay to The Witcher? thanks for the reply

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Postby TheUndeadKing » May 4 2010, 16:07

Well, if you're looking for a game along the lines of The Witcher, then:

Mass Effect
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Postby Avonu » May 4 2010, 17:46

Rofl

1. Wieśmin and ME series have two different gameplay styles.
2. MEs are not RPGs - they are shooters with some RPG elements.


I am playing lately Darkensang and IMO it is nice RPG.
Also heard about Dragon Age: Origin is also nice but personaly I have enough of NWN1 gameplay and story (which was copied in nearly all later Bioware games).


From older games I can propose:
1. Arcanum (steampunk)
2. Wizardry 8 (earlier games can be too old for play by most players)
3. Septerra Core (something like FF)
4. Wizards and Warriors (similarto Wizardry)

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Postby Ethric » May 4 2010, 18:46

I got bored with The Whitcher some way through, for some reason. Seemed decent though. ME 1 and 2 are good for a playthrough or two each, at least if you're not in the "Booh, it's not a proper RPG, I won't touch it"-crowd. Some fine moments of gameplay and character interaction/development there.

Dragon Age: Origins is good, but like Avonu, I don't much care for the NWN-style of game (actually that might explain why I got bored with the Whitcher, it too is similar in form to NWN). My last save is at the end, but never finished it. It's ok though.

For my part, NWN-style games are too in-between. Either I want a proper top-down old school game, or the full-out shooter-RPG like ME.

So for my part, I'd only recommend a go at Mass Effect (2) as far as new games are concerned. A better advice might be to pick up one of the classics you might have missed, if any. Fallout 2 has a new version of the restoration pack out now (check out the No mutants allowed-forums, if interested).
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Postby TheUndeadKing » May 4 2010, 20:22

The Witcher and Mass Effect are both Action RPGs, as far as genres go. Of course both will have differences in gameplay (the major one being the combat system).

People treat Mass Effect games as shooters, because the combat in ME is "too streamlined" to make it a compelling RPG game.
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Postby Ethric » May 4 2010, 20:29

Actually ME 2 have a sort of paper rock scissors-approach when it comes to weapons and powers to use against armour, shields and barriers, respectively. So it's slightly more evolved than a standard shooter. I like it, but it has next to no replay value IMO.
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Postby TheUndeadKing » May 4 2010, 20:57

I get your point, though (regarding replay value) the same can be said about many other games (including The Witcher). A more complex fighting system can also turn off certain players from re-playing it, as some may find it frustrating.
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Postby cortisan » May 5 2010, 1:43

Thanks for the replies guys, although i should have specified in my original post im looking for a more medieval style rpg (i.e. swords and magic) and i have dragon age: origins which is decent although its something i find i need to have a good session in order to get into it. I have also played wizardry 8 which was good although got pretty annoying towards the end with the battle sequence.

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Postby ThunderTitan » May 5 2010, 10:23

TheUndeadKing wrote:People treat Mass Effect games as shooters, because the combat in ME is "too streamlined" to make it a compelling RPG game.


No, they treat it as a shooter because it is one when it comes to combat, with some % calculations on top... this isn't a bad thing as long as it doesn't replace classic RPG gameplay.
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Postby TheUndeadKing » May 5 2010, 22:53

ThunderTitan wrote:as long as it doesn't replace classic RPG gameplay

Which is the never ending problem of hybrid RPGs, IMO. It just doesn't work, a hybrid RPG will only end up being a very good & enjoyable game (which is perfectly fine), but will probably never offer the classic RPG gameplay hardcore RPG fans wish for.
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Postby Humakt » May 6 2010, 7:02

Both NWN and Dragon Age have Baldur's Gate's combat system, if that is not good enough then nothing is.
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Postby Ethric » May 6 2010, 16:01

Baldurs Gate's combat system is not the same as in NWN and DA:O. But it is better.
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Postby Humakt » May 6 2010, 16:43

Ethric wrote:Baldurs Gate's combat system is not the same as in NWN and DA:O. But it is better.


It is very close in general terms: real time and pause with group combat. But if you want to go to details, I prefer the newer ones a lot more. NWN 2 uses newer (and better) D&D rules and biggest advantage gameplay wise is that you can chain commands. DA:O has flanking included and melee part of the battle is a lot more immersive not to mention the tactics system, where you can easily tailor the AI for the party.
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Postby Ethric » May 6 2010, 16:48

Ah, well, I was refering to the actual style, visual implementation and control, not the rules. Where I prefer Baldurs Gate. But the actual rules and mechanics are better in NWN IMO too.
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Postby Panda Tar » May 7 2010, 2:49

I'm also looking for a couple of games to buy and play. Does anyone play God of War 3? I was willingly to buy some action games this time, as soon as my new computer gets home. I was wondering whether to buy Resident Evil 5 and Left 4 Dead. There's this Dead Space as well...I want to fret! :-D
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Postby Humakt » May 7 2010, 21:01

Dead Space certainly has the most ugliest critters around, but I don't think it is very good action game since controls are rather clunky. Bioshock would be better and has horror-theme as well. REE 5 I've never tried, nor any other REE game for that matter. And to be honest, I probably never will.

Also, I'd advice buying Left 4 Dead 2 rather than the first one. That game is a lot better with the melee weapons, not to mention the numerous other improvements. You could also consider Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, single player may be short but there's never a dull moment and co-op is good fun. Sadly the multiplayer is rather lacking compared to first Modern Warfare, mainly due to lack of dedicated servers. Crysis is still nice eye-candy and can be bought for bargain price, not to mention it is rather good as a game as well.

Batman Arkham Asylum is excellent, and one of the best games of last year (only Dragon Age: Origins was clearly better IMO).
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Postby Panda Tar » May 7 2010, 21:21

I see, thanks for the advice.
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Postby TheUndeadKing » May 7 2010, 22:39

Looking for action games? Besides the already recommended ones (like Batman: Arkham Asylum, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 etc) I recommend these:

Prototype
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Borderlands
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