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Warrior
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Teudogar: Alliance With Rome

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Guardian
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Um, quick suggestion. Why don't you actually tell us something about it while you're advertising?
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Infiltrator
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Mount & Blade
Best horseback combat system I've ever seen in a game. Not really an RPG, strictly speaking, but it has some RPG like elements in it.

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Warrior
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Battle for Wesnoth

Free fantasy based strategy/war game. Multiplayer options.

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Shaper
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Fallout 1 and 2. The best RPG there is, if not the best game of all time. Lots of sex and violence, crude humor, language, a great story, awesome characters and bad guys, it looks very pretty, amazing scenery and feel to it, has a great engine (looking at how Jeff's engines have been evolving, I think he drew much inspiration from it, actually). Did I mention there's lots of sex and violence?

Knights of the Old Republic. If your also into Star Wars, this is a must. I like the fact that you can choose to be good or evil, and this game is second only to Fallout in that department. There's nothing like stealing from beggars, and constantly killing people that annoy you in any way.

I've also just gotten into the Elder Scrolls series. The newer ones are amazing. The world is huge. Massive. There is so much to do. So many quests to go on, so much treasure to find, so many people to kill.

Finally, if you're willing to pay a bit extra for an mmorpg, World of Warcraft is the way to go. I haven't played others, really, but people I've spoken to that have say it's the best. All hail the mighty Blizzard Entertainment.

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Apprentice
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I second Fallout, and add Arcanum. It's made by many of Fallout 2's devs, and has a great steampunk setting(basically a Victorian society where magic and technology are at odds after the invention of the steam engine) with great dialog. Combat is iffy though.
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Law Bringer
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Baldur's Gate 1 and 2, with the caveat that you have to be able to stomach the AD&D engine, particularly spellcasting. The second game of the two has been described as the T Rex of games, and with good reason. It's enormous, it's almost excessively filled with things and details, and nobody makes games anything like it anymore.

Planescape: Torment gets even more rave reviews, including from Jeff Vogel, but you'll need Windows to play it. It holds the distinction of using a combat-oriented engine to produce a game that can be, depending on your style, exceedingly combat-light. I also love the characters.

—Alorael, who gives both games a lot of credit for letting you design your character from the ground up, including ethos to a large extent, but still involving your character and its history in the game. Nameless, semi-silent protagonists don't have to be uninvolved!
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Apprentice
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I reccomend Odin Sphere, which I am playing currently. It's a great game if you're more into action RPGs and lush 2d graphics.

I also would reccomend Ar Tonelico, but you'd all probably hate it.

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Ratchet and Clank series
Kingdom Hearts I and II
Chrono Trigger
Final Fantasy series
Metroid series
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Guardian
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I've just reinstalled NWN to hit some modules that looked interesting.

I find the game barely tolerable, but perhaps you're more patient.

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Law Bringer
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I'll second the endorsements of Arcanum and the Baldur's Gate series.

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Warrior
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I'll go way out on a limb ... and recommend PlayByWeb for some RPGs. Depending on just what you're interested in--only catch is that it's pretty much all text (you supply your character's)--there's bound to be a game or two of interest.

Personally, I like the old OD&D or AD&D (1st or 2nd ed), but I have friends trying to get me into some new systems (Aberrant, GURPS) ...
Posts: 145 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Warrior
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Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar
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Knights of the Old Republic
Seconded.

Also you might like Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy although its not really an rpg.

[ Monday, May 28, 2007 08:09: Message edited by: Leftover Sauerkraut ]

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Infiltrator
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Tales of Symphonia for Gamecube is good. I've only replayed it, oh, four times, but remembering that every play-through takes roughly 40 hours from me...

I've also played different Angband variants to excess. Heck, I've even won one (oh yes I have!)! ToME, Scthulhuband, Zangband, animeband and Sangband are the most worthwile ones in my experience, go get 'em!

ADoM and Nethack are priceless, in various meanings of the word. Go get them too!

Star Control 2, of course, stands out as one of the most astonishing games I've played ever. You can find its free, revised version, Ur-Quan Masters, for free from sourceforge, which is good as it nullifies the need for emulators.

And then there are Metroid Primes 1 & 2. They have little to do with RPGs, but are few of the best games I've ever played. If you own a cube or Wii, definitely worth getting.

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quote:
...Metroid Primes 1 & 2...
Those are the only Metroid games I have played.
I have beaten Metroid Prime, close to beating Metroid Prime 2: Ecoes.

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Master
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Did anybody mention Runescape yet? It's fun but addicting, and for me, it's become boring once I have to mine 15 inventories of iron just to gain one level.

But I haven't played very many of those new ones, including World of Warcraft, which Jeff himself seems to be a huge fan of.

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-ben4808
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Guardian
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Bah. Nalyd quit Runescape a long time ago. Too much walking, tedium, mindlessly useless skills required to get even moderately useful things. Horrible, really.

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Master
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Yes, I agree. They should at least have some more effective shortcuts to quickly gain experience once you get a high level in a skill.

Don't mind me, though; on with the RPG talk. :cool:

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-ben4808
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Warrior
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I think we have all pretty much covered runescape here.

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Apprentice
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I found this really cool game called Geneforge that lets you shoot fireballs and make killer lizards.

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But one of my favorite games of all time is a strategy RPG for the N64, Ogre Battle 64, hence the profile pic.

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Lack of Vision
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned pong yet.

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Apprentice
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Fallout 1 & 2, because there are so few post-apocalyptic RPG's out there that are good!!!! I'm a dialog freak, so I'm all over this kind of stuff... I also like Planescape: Torment for the unusual plot, characters, and crazy awesome dialog, but it gets pretty tough at the end.
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Master
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quote:
Originally written by Zorro:

I'm surprised no one has mentioned pong yet.
How is pong an RPG? Sports game all the way.

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-ben4808
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Electric Sheep One
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Didn't you ever play past 21 points, go up a level, and gain the ability to shoot fireballs from your paddle?

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Law Bringer
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Pong is so an RPG! I remember many a fun late-night session, seeing my paddle develop character, personality and depth, and watching the dramatic tale of high fantasy unravel before me.

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