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originally posted by: RomaSempre
Hello there ATS gamers!
I've been looking for a good fantasy RPG. Can anyone make recommendations? I'm not really into the MMO scene. My favorites were always single player campaigns. I loved Neverwinter Nights I & II, Dragon Age:Origins and Skyrim. (In fact, I've still been messing with Skyrim but the game started crashing recently).
I took a flier on Pillars of Eternity but the whole micromanaging your whole party got old fast. I also picked up Dragon Age Inquisition but I found a lot of the animations were too childish. I guess this was getting spoiled by Skyrim? Anyway, I'm wondering if there's anything out there worthwhile or if something is coming up on the horizon.
Disclaimer: I know someone is going to say get a life or pick up a book. I have a life and I read more than I game. This is for those times in between when I like to sit back with a beer and do something mindless.
Dwarf Fortress is a single-player fantasy game. You can control a dwarven outpost or an adventurer in a randomly generated, persistent world.
Although Dwarf Fortress is still in a work in progress, many features have already been implemented.
The world is randomly generated with distinct civilizations spanning centuries of detailed history, hundreds of towns, caves and regions with various wildlife.
The world persists as long as you like, over many games, recording historical events and tracking changes.
Play an adventurer and explore, quest for glory or seek vengeance.
Meet adversaries from previous games.
Recruit people to come with you on your journey.
Explore without cumbersome plot restrictions -- thriving capitals, villages, catacombs, labyrinths, bandit camps, caves and more!
Seamlessly wander the world or travel more rapidly on the region map and in underground tunnels.
Travel by day and search for a place to shelter as night falls.
Listen to rumors and help out town and civilization leaders.
Earn a reputation as a hero, friend, soldier, enemy, thug, musician, etc. with the various civilizations in the world.
Retire and meet your old characters. Bring them along on an adventure with a new character or reactivate them and play directly.
Z coordinate allows you to move between twisting underground caverns and scale structures, fighting adversaries above and below. Climb, jump and sprint!
Stealth system with vision arcs which also respects vegetation density and other factors.
Use signs like shoe impressions and animal tracks to hunt and avoid danger.
Steal a mummy's treasure or learn the secrets of life and death at a necromancer's tower.
Visit your retired fortresses and ask your dwarves to join you on adventures.
The combat model includes skills, body parts, individual tissues, material properties, aimed attacks, wrestling, one-time opportunities, charging and dodging between squares, bleeding, pain, nausea, various poison effects and much more. Attacks and other movements extend over several instants, allowing you to deliberately catch enemy blows or plan your counter-attack.
Generated poetry, musical forms, instruments and dances. Watch the dwarves perform, or try it yourself!
Hundreds of animals and other monsters, including many that are randomly generated for each world.
Multi-tile climbable trees and many, many kinds of plants. Fruit, flowers and falling leaves.
A dynamic weather model tracks wind, humidity and air masses to create fronts, clouds, rain storms and blizzards.
Over two hundred rock and mineral types are incorporated into the world, placed in their proper geological environments.
Add new creatures, weapons, plants, metals and other objects via modifiable text files.
Extended ASCII character set rendered in 16 colors (including black) as well as 8 background colors (including black).
originally posted by: Ericthedoubter
a reply to: RoadCourse
"Ex" Gran Turismo.Was trying the S license kart race and realised I couldn't drive well enough.Gave up.😃