Rpgs For Pc

Status_QuoStatus_Quo Members Join Date: 2004-01-30 Member: 25749Posts: 528
Need suggestions
I need some suggestions on good RPGs (single-player). I have a rather broad taste and old games is no problem, but I'd prefer 3D graphics (or at least good-looking 2D). For example, I enjoyed the Fallout series, Baldurs Gate, Knights of the Old Republic and the Ultima series (especially IX, though the experience was almost ruined by the enormous amount of bugs and the poor interface). I'd rather stay away from hack 'n slash (Diablo for example), but I'm willing to accept those too if they are good. RPG hybrids works too, as long as the RPG elements are strong (such as Jagged Alliance 2 and Warcraft III, though those a bit of a borderline case).
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  • DragonMechDragonMech Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2003-09-19 Member: 21023Posts: 6,778 Fully active user
    Ever tried The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind? It's excellent.
    I see custom titles. <_< >_>

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  • Status_QuoStatus_Quo Members Join Date: 2004-01-30 Member: 25749Posts: 528
    I'll give it a try. I'm quite certain a friend of mine got that (at least, I remember him talking about "Morrowind" some time ago).
    Any more?
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  • PulsePulse To create, to create and escape. Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-08-29 Member: 1248Posts: 2,669
    edited June 2004
    Morrowind, Planescape: Torment, Deus Ex, Deus Ex, and Deus Ex, did I mention Deus Ex?

    Edit: It's probably not what you're looking for, but X2: The Threat is basically like Morrowind in Space, but with better graphics, less story, and a bigger focus on trading.
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  • NumbersNotFoundNumbersNotFound Members Join Date: 2002-11-07 Member: 7556Posts: 1,937
    The demo of Beyond Good and Evil wasn't too bad.. but I'd go with other recomendations first.
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    depot that joke was so bad I lost 30hp :p
  • LikuLiku I, am the Somberlain. Members Join Date: 2003-01-10 Member: 12128Posts: 10,075
    edited June 2004
    System Shock 2?
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    QUOTE (Thansal @ Oct 14 2007, 12:14 PM) »
    I am with Them and Liku (who is fun to pwn with a baseball bat).
  • DOOManiacDOOManiac Worst. Critic. Ever. Members, NS1 Playtester Join Date: 2002-04-17 Member: 462Posts: 8,596
    A lot of people didn't like it, but my all time favorite RPG ever until KOTOR came out was Vampire: The Masquerade, its really good. You should be able to pick it up for $5 or $10 somewhere.
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  • RatonetwothreetwooneRatonetwothreetwoone Members Join Date: 2004-03-23 Member: 27504Posts: 1,831
    you could get a super nintendo emulator and get super mario rpg.... its a little illegal though
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  • UnderDOGUnderDOG Members Join Date: 2003-04-05 Member: 15221Posts: 1,348 Fully active user
    Doom, I *think* thats the one I played that was really good, or is Vampire: The Masquerade and something about redemption a different game. Either way great games that progress through the middle ages to modern times.
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  • Status_QuoStatus_Quo Members Join Date: 2004-01-30 Member: 25749Posts: 528
    edited June 2004
    I can get Deus Ex 2 (not sure about the first Deus Ex, I have to ask my friend about that), and System Shock 2. How old is Planescape? I don't think I can get it, but I might be able to buy it for a reasonable price if it's not very new. I very much doubt any of my friends have Vampire: The Masquerade, but I could check the local stores for it...
    As for SNES emulators, I'm quite sure I've already gone through most good RPGs on it. Even Seiken Densetsu 3 (Secret of Mana 2), which wasn't even translated to english.

    Thanks for the help guys. If you have more, it can't hurt. I've got plenty of nights up ahed during which I expect little to no sleep, and I've already read through, er, 21 books I think, the past month. I'm running out of stuff to read (in fact, suggestions on sci-fi/fantasy books would be appreciated as well wink.gif.
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  • LikuLiku I, am the Somberlain. Members Join Date: 2003-01-10 Member: 12128Posts: 10,075
    QUOTE (Rat12321 @ Jun 22 2004, 06:42 PM)
    you could get a super nintendo emulator and get super mario rpg.... its a little illegal though

    If you're doing that, get Secret of Mana and Seiken densetsu 3 for SNES.
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    QUOTE (Thansal @ Oct 14 2007, 12:14 PM) »
    I am with Them and Liku (who is fun to pwn with a baseball bat).
  • DOOManiacDOOManiac Worst. Critic. Ever. Members, NS1 Playtester Join Date: 2002-04-17 Member: 462Posts: 8,596
    QUOTE (UnderDOG @ Jun 22 2004, 07:44 PM)
    Doom, I *think* thats the one I played that was really good, or is Vampire: The Masquerade and something about redemption a different game. Either way great games that progress through the middle ages to modern times.

    There's only 1 out right now, so yes its the one.

    I'm REALLY looking forward to the new one that's in dev by Trokia (guys who did Fallout if I'm not mistaken), as it looks to be the ultra pwn. No middle ages era, but that's okay...
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  • pardzhpardzh Members Join Date: 2002-10-25 Member: 1601Posts: 3,132
    Planescape: Torment is my favorite PC RPG, I recommend that.
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  • UnderDOGUnderDOG Members Join Date: 2003-04-05 Member: 15221Posts: 1,348 Fully active user
    Is it still going to be in a 3rd person overhead isometeric type veiw? Guns in general are hard to handle in a view like that.
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  • pardzhpardzh Members Join Date: 2002-10-25 Member: 1601Posts: 3,132
    edited June 2004
    No, VtM: Bloodlines is in first person.

    Edit: I think you drop back to third person for melee though.
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  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Members Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Posts: 5,835 Advanced user
    Diablo II...






    ...only kidding XD

    Uh, lets see... depends how 'old' you want to get. I'd definitely throw in a second vote for System Shock 2 though and Fallout 1 and 2. I think nem once mentioned one called 'gothic' or something?

    For super old try daggerfall; that's if you can even run it on your PC ^~
    Oh and the ultima games.
  • UnderDOGUnderDOG Members Join Date: 2003-04-05 Member: 15221Posts: 1,348 Fully active user
    If you enjoyed Baulders Gate, try Icewind Dale, they have pretty similar overall gameplay.
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  • cshank4cshank4 Members Join Date: 2003-02-11 Member: 13425Posts: 1,668
    Gothic, Gothic 2, Final Fantasy 7 (havnt seen it for computer since 1995 or so though) Morrowind, Fallout 1 and 2. Get a few good MUDs too

    www.mudconnect.com
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  • PulsePulse To create, to create and escape. Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-08-29 Member: 1248Posts: 2,669
    QUOTE (Status Quo @ Jun 22 2004, 06:45 PM)
    I can get Deus Ex 2 (not sure about the first Deus Ex, I have to ask my friend about that), and System Shock 2.

    Ask your friend? You mean you can't find it? Look in bargain bins. I saw DX GOTY going for $10 in Radio Shack. Don't bother with DX2 until you've finished the original, though, because while it is a good game, it's almost an insult to the DX name (that should give you an idea of the quality of the original), and it might spoil some of the story for you if you play them out of order.

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    How old is Planescape? I don't think I can get it, but I might be able to buy it for a reasonable price if it's not very new.

    It's somewhat old, you shouldn't have much trouble finding it online for cheap. It was made by Black Isle (the same people that made Fallout 2, and uses the engine behind Baulder's Gate, but it's a hundred times better than either of those games.


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    As for SNES emulators, I'm quite sure I've already gone through most good RPGs on it. Even Seiken Densetsu 3 (Secret of Mana 2), which wasn't even translated to english.

    Have you tried Terranigma? How about Tales of Phantasia or Star Ocean?
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  • ZigZig ...I am Captain Planet&#33; Members Join Date: 2002-10-23 Member: 1576Posts: 5,700 Advanced user
    seiken denetsu 3 was translated into english a helllllluva long time ago, buddyboy.
  • moultanomoultano Creator of ns_shiva. Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2002-12-14 Member: 10806Posts: 4,219 Advanced user
    Planescape Torment is probably the best game I have played, certainly the best RPG. The writing is excellent and it is one of the few games in which the dialogue makes a huge difference in the game.
  • MantridMantrid Lockpick Members Join Date: 2003-12-07 Member: 24109Posts: 3,614
    edited June 2004
    Only Singleplayer? Damn, I'd recommend Neverwinter Nights and the expansions (Shadows of Undrentide and Hordes of the Underdark), but only for the broad community.

    The single player isn't really fun, its more like a swift kick to the crotch.
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  • PulsePulse To create, to create and escape. Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-08-29 Member: 1248Posts: 2,669
    Daggerfall, is, as Gem said, a very good game, but the extreme difficulty in getting it to work in Windows XP, the butt ugly graphics, and the bugs would probably turn you away.
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  • panda_de_malheureuxpanda_de_malheureux Members Join Date: 2003-12-26 Member: 24775Posts: 1,633
    X2: The Threat is confusor, load up on asprin.
  • ConfuzorConfuzor Awaiting Authorization Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 2412Posts: 1,079
    Planescape: Torment

    Obtain it by all accounts.

    Threaten Interplay to get the licence back if you have to...

    Say... what the deuce happened to Interplay? It couldn't pay its employees for a while, last I heard they got back up... and now they're dead again?
    I have no mouth, and I must scream.

    (still stuck with 'Awaiting Authorization')
  • Status_QuoStatus_Quo Members Join Date: 2004-01-30 Member: 25749Posts: 528
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    Ask your friend? You mean you can't find it?


    Not certain, but I'd rather borrow it for free than buy it. I guess I could download it too, but I'd rather not open that can of worms.

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    Have you tried Terranigma? How about Tales of Phantasia or Star Ocean?


    Terranigma, yes. I don't remember exactly which one it was though (Soul Blazer 2, is it?). I gave Tales of Phantasia a try, but I never made it through to the end for some reason. I think I got bored with it (as I did with the Breat of Fire games). I've never even heard of Star Ocean, so I guess I could dig up my SNES emulator and give that one a try.

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    seiken denetsu 3 was translated into english a helllllluva long time ago, buddyboy.


    Not officially. The only translation there is is an edited ROM.
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  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Members Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Posts: 5,835 Advanced user
    Grandia II for the DC/GC was always good =o
  • CMEastCMEast Members Join Date: 2002-05-19 Member: 632Posts: 1,655
    Liku: You have good taste in RPG's, Secret of Mana was my all time fave!

    Amazing when you've got 3 mates huddled round the screen all playing. And seiken densetsu 3 was hilarious with great characters. I did play the translated rom so it does exist.

    Chronotrigger is worth playing if you are looking at the older console rpg's and want to get a rom or two, I especially love the story bits where they are camping and the robot plants the forest... amazing stuff.
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  • EpidemicEpidemic Dark Force Gorge Members Join Date: 2003-06-29 Member: 17781Posts: 3,104 Advanced user
    Pokemon gold, teh win!!
    I saw a radscorpion the other day.
  • DiscoZombieDiscoZombie Members Join Date: 2003-08-05 Member: 18951Posts: 4,521 Advanced user
    I've gotta second Gothic and Gothic 2, they're pretty recent and yet relatively overlooked... I'm so hooked on the two of them right now that I just put about 60 hours into gothic 1 to beat it, another 60 into gothic 2 to beat that, and now I have about 10 hours into playing gothic 2 AGAIN as a mage instead of a mercenary... first game ever I can truly say I had the impulse to play through twice in a row...
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  • jumpingjodajumpingjoda Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2003-12-14 Member: 24367Posts: 1,415 Advanced user
    edited June 2004
    I don't count pokemon series to real rpg tounge.gif
    However, Planscape Torment has one of the most amazing stories told in an rpg, worth playing for sure!
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