Hello everyone! Probably my first thread in this sub-forum!
I wanted your help in recommending me an RPG.
I really love RPGs, but recently it's been depressing me how boring they seem to have become, or maybe they've become boring because I was depressed
. So I figured maybe I was looking at the wrong ones.
For an understanding of my taste, here are some RPGs I've played:
LOVED it. Had a mostly rubbish story, but set up a bunch of rules (including bugs and exploits) in an incredibly rich world, and let
you go as wild as you liked.
Was fairly disappointed when I played Oblivion after that, and even with Skyrim, after 2-3 months messing about, I got bored and never returned to it
(don't think I even finished the main story).
First time I played it, I played it like a traditional RPG, but ended up grinding in one of the ward sewers and left it for
a while. Replayed it from the start later, totally focusing on intelligence, willpower and charisma, and really enjoyed it. To be honest, it would
probably have worked better as an adventure game.
I started this out enjoying it. People had warned me about complicated potion mixing and levelling up and combat, but once I
started that, I really had no problem with any of it. However, I got to the point where I'm teleported to somewhere else, roam near some beaches and
islands and had just gotten into a new major town when I realised I had no idea what I was doing there, what my motivation was, I had forgotten how
the story started and who had died and what I was fighting for, and was probably in for the 57th town grind- head to the bar, fight all the fighters,
get all the bar quests, woo all the ladies (what was up with the silly immature treatment of sex and relationships pretending to be adult- I mean,
reduced to a card collecting game? Really?), head to the shops, upgrade to the highest equipment, go through the relevant main story quests, etc.),
and got bored and left it.
I actually have Witcher 2, but haven't got around to playing it yet. All I've been told is they changed the combat in it.
I've played Fallout 1 for a bit, and played Fallout 2 for slightly longer, but the first game of the series I played was 3. Despite
what everyone went on about it being bland and boring and so on, I actually didn't mind it, and completed the whole game. I even finished and enjoyed
Kingdoms of Amalur:
I enjoyed this too, for the time that I played it. The combat was enjoyable, the world was kinda interesting, had a great
visual aesthetic, but in the end, I had the same issue I had later with Witcher: I got to the new deserty area, and realised it was going to be more
of the same boring and irrelevant quest-grinding.
Deus Ex: Human Revolutions:
I really enjoyed this game, despite some of the horrible boss fights, and was really invested in the choices I made
(the end choice was a bit stupid, though). I was told I should play the first Deus Ex, and I tried, but I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't muddle
through those graphics. I'm not some sort of hi-fi graphical purist, I love loads of the old 2d games, but something about crappy 3D (and thus most of
the 3D games uptil the mid-2000s) that just turns me off.
I enjoyed this when I played it as well, but I can't even remember the story now (something about saving your sister?) or whether I
completed it. I did enjoy the way they handled inventory and weapons and stuff, though.
Dragon Age 1:
Played it, I think I completed it, but barely remember anything at all. Something about greys? I had a dog, and a gay elf kept
hitting on me. I probably finished it, but I guess it didn't leave much of an impression on me.
I played and completed 1, was okay. People complain about the vehicle bits, but I didn't really mind them that much. For some
reason, I got 3 instead of 2 after that, played up until a point where you have to make a choice, and the best case scenario only pops up if you had
played Mass Effect 2, which I hadn't, so I quit it.
Was playing and enjoying up until some bug prevented me from completing a quest, and I got annoyed and left it.
Knights of the Old Republic 1 and 2:
Enjoyed these games, but me being a Jedi/Star Wars fan might've helped. Story was interesting, gameplay
was enjoyable, and HK-47 was hilarious.
Does this count as an RPG? Enjoyed it, even got the expansion, but once I completed the game, I tried out the extra modes and stuff,
but couldn't be bothered to go very far replaying it.
I enjoyed this game too, was fun and all until I got to the final boss, who I was absolutely, totally unable to defeat. I guess I
had been levelling up wrong or something. Got frustrated and gave up with it.
Played it, enjoyed it, was quite engrossing. Played 2 as well, which wasn't so well received, but didn't mind it so much
Dungeon Siege I & 2:
I literally almost don't remember anything about this game, except it seemed like some sort of Neverwinter Nights style
RPG clone. I had to chase down some wolves in a cave at some point? I'm pretty sure I completed it, so I guess it wasn't broken or bad or anything.
Quest for Glory Games:
Loved 1,4 and even 3, 5 was rubbish, and I didn't really get into the remake of 2 that came out a couple years ago.
Great atmosphere, nice set-up, worked well.
Played it with some friends occasionally, tried it on my own as well, got bored pretty quickly and left it.
Which was also a similar game, was funny and all, but the game itself didn't seem all that great.
Apparently this is supposed to be the sellout Ultima game after the much more awesome VII, but I played it back when I had no idea
about any of that, and had no expectations, and I didn't mind it so much (I've never played 7, though)
Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past:
Not sure if this counts as an RPG either, but I did quite enjoy it. I even enjoyed Ocarina of Time. People
had been hounding me for years to try Chrono-Trigger, and I did, it was a well built game, but I honestly didn't see what the fuss was all about. Then
again, I never got very far into it, and now I'm wondering if I'm past my SNESy RPG enjoying days.
Speaking of SNESy RPGs, I enjoyed IV when I played it, but then when I got VII, I think it starts right off with some sort of
timer where you have to escape, I got into a battle while escaping, and made the mistake of trying one of the super-move things, the entire animation
started off, took over a minute, and the timer was still going on! I wasn't impressed. I think I passed that bit, got back to base (on a train or
something?) but lost interest. I bought X years after that, watched through what was probably literally a half hour intro involving some sort of
football match, followed by dozens of linear corridor turn-based battles. I got bored, and left it.
Wow...that turned out into a long rant about the RPGs I've played. I'd be grateful for any and all suggestions, though! Some games people have
recommended me that I'm not sure about are one of the Gothics (I want to make sure I get the right one, though, apparently some are horrible crap,
while others are diamonds in the rough) and Baldur's Gate 2
edit on 17-9-2013 by babloyi because: (no reason given)