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Starving for a good RPG HELP

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MrFuzzy332 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As the title says ive been STARVING for a good RPG game, dark souls is pretty fun but i want something different for a change can you help me, i dont care how old the game is, so far ive played

Dragon Age Origins
DragonAge2
Skyrim
DungeonSiege3
Witcher2
Fable3
soon Dragons dogma(but my sis is bringing it to me so itl take about 2 weeks)
Thanx already :D
And dear cyberbully, dont bother ill just lock you out immedietly
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Rocktzar Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain.
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IMDSound Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wha? Dark Souls IS different haha. But I feel you. Try Mass Effect, if you start from the first game it really gets immersive when you carry your save-data to the second and third games. Deux Ex Machina: Human Revolution was really good!
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rainbowkitty777 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The World Ends with You for the DS. Awesome soundtrack, great gameplay, and a interesting story. The only thing I would say is bad about it is that some of the controls are not so good, but nothing that will kick the game below a 'alright'.
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TortelliniPen Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
You seem to be more focused on WRPGs, which I don't really have much experience with. If you're willing to venture into JRPG's, then Persona 4 is a standout example. It has an engaging plot, deep characters and a challenging but rewarding battle system. It also has a wonderful soundtrack, if you don't mind the occasional J-pop. Do note that it is turn-based and very text-heavy, which may understandably turn you off. If you can get past that, though, you'll see why it's been called "the PS2's last great game." (There was recently a PS Vita port released that added extra content, and there's also a sequel that's a fighting game)

If you want something not turn-based, there is the ubiquitous Kingdom Hearts series and the various Tales games, which are both more-or-less action-based. Kingdom Hearts has some good fast-paced gameplay and has some great music, but the character designs are JRPG cliches to the point of parody, and the story has long stopped making any sense. Still, a lot of fun. Meanwhile, Tales games are a bit more "deep" and utilize a sort of "field" of combat when you encounter monsters. They're also known for playing up JRPG cliches and then subverting them rather brutally.

There's also the classic suggestions like Final Fantasy, etc. Be careful of modern JRPGs, though, because nowadays more and more of them pander rather blatantly to otaku fanboys. Imagine bringing this game up to the Gamestop counter...

I've read that the Diablo series is great, although 3 is divisive. If you want something more "modern," I've heard great things about the Fallout series. Nethack and Dwarf Fortress are more esoteric (and very old), but have devoted fanbases.

Finally a special mention has to go to Barkley Shut Up and Jam Gaiden, a freeware RPG that stars former basketball great Charles Barkley in a post-cyperpocalypse of Neo New York, where b-ball has been banned after Barkley performed a "Chaos Dunk" that destroyed half of New York. It's a hilarious parody of JRPGs, but also strangely engaging at the same time. Also, Space Jam is canon in this game.
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Jacinthe Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Argh, I wish I could find a copy of Xenoblade for less than $100. =P If you're willing to go as old school as some of these other RPGs mentioned (which are fantastic, btw), you could also try Xenogears. Gotta love the Japanese mind-boink, and the characters are wonderful. So was the music, for its time--I still keep some of it on my computer!
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RestInMotion Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Mass Effect. Mass Effect. Mass Effect.
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MrFuzzy332 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sheperd sheperd sheperd :D
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cassandra-heatley Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Look at earlier comments - he said he's played all of them already, just forgot to mention ;o
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cassandra-heatley Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
If you don't mind JRPG try Lost Odyssey and ofc FF games (some of the more recent are a bit meh) and Fallout 3 and New Vegas. Also with your previously played games (I've played all of them except Witcher and DungeonSiege) you will LOVE Dragon's Dogma, so it's great you're getting that, an excellent and underrated game. I was going to suggest ME but I noted in your comments you'd played it already ;]
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MrFuzzy332 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea ı tried playing my friends dragons dogma backup but the game wouldnt let me go beyond the chimerra, i must have ALMOST killed it about 10 times now TT-TT Alas i have to wait for my sis *sigh*. I played fallout but i didnt like the general setting, got bored after a week.
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cassandra-heatley Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
It'll be worth the wait, just be patient ;] the whole "pawns" idea is really unique to the game and I love it! I know what you mean with Fallout, it's not to everyone's tastes (admittedly, I didn't ever finish it xD). It's a shame I'm actually at a loss to more good western RPGs, the market is more tailored to shooters these days sadly :c
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VillarealVal Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Have you tried Torchlight? by the way
Any system in particular you looking for RPG's on?
PC, Xbox, SNES, PSX, etc?
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Bellalea Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not sure if anyone has said this, but Neverwinter Nights is worth a try. It's a lot like Dragon Age, but pretty old (it's also from Bioware) :) Arx Fatalis is good too, and so is the Thief-series (I'm not sure if it's rpg though...) aaaaand then there's Deus Ex, where your dialogue options can have affect on the game, I'm not sure if it's rpg either though. But you can basically choose your personality, so it's kinda like rpg. You just can't make your own character or choose his combat style (like in DA). And of course there's always RenPy-games ([link]) if 2D is your cup of tea or it doesn't matter if it isn't in 3D ^^
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VillarealVal Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I've always wanted to play Neverwinter Nights but I can never find it anywhere. wish it was on steam :(
Yea, I've played Arx Fatalis too. Got into playing it because of X-play showing how you had to eat to survive, including eating a dog.
Not that really appealed to me haha
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Bellalea Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[link] Here's a link for download if you're interested ^-^
Haha, that's one of the reasons why Arx Fatalis seemed so interesting x3
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VillarealVal Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! Thanks for the link! :nod:
Definitely want to Download Neverwinter nights.
Yea too bad I never got to finish it though.
Might reconsider playing it on PC this time ^_^
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Bellalea Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) You're welcome!
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AzamRaharjo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Check the website www.gog.com They have NWN and other old RPG classics. Also deus ex etc.
they sell many old (legal) games and DRM-free! The site is owned by creators of the Witcher.
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VillarealVal Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Whoa! thanks!:nod:
So many classics I couldn't play back then.
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ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Artist
Dragon's Dogma is worth the wait. I got to try the extended Adventure demo on the PSN and it's fantastic. Think of Skyrim, now make fighting with anything besides stealth and magic actually fun for once.

Kingdoms of Amalur (kind of like Fable 3 but without Molyneux's broken promises)

Mass Effect 1-3 (they're worth it if you just mute the speakers and turn off your screen in the last five minutes)

Dungeons and Dragons Online (seriously, it's got a good balance between RPG mechanics of old and some action gameplay)

Neverwinter (releasing soon, with user generated content being a key feature)

KotOR 2 (yes you should play the first one to get the back story but oh my gosh is 2 better once you have the restored content mod)

Fallout series (including the Bethesda/Obsidian entires)
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IgnisFerroque Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Like =AzamFox13 said, if you dont mind dated (but still beautiful imo) graphics then Baldurs Gate 1&2 with their expansions are probably some of the best games you can find. Combat is quite strategic and the story unfolds slowly but its really great overall. I wouldnt compare them directly, but DA: O occasionally feels like an updated version, just with a more generic setting.

If you dont mind even more text (almost one million words, i read somewhere) and enjoy a somewhat strange and morbid setting then Planescape: Torment is just as good. Some of the 3d generated visuals havent aged well though, but it doesnt really matter.

Both can be modded quite extensively, there are community made bug fixes, widescreen mods/high res interface fixes and add ons available that really help to improve the playability nowadays.
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Kiarorin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines.
It's about vampire societies and how vampires would blend in in modern-day life with humans without being discovered. You play as a vampire (create your own character) and experience an amazing main quest storyline, and some of the side quests are SO goofy. It has a lot of replay ability; it has 5 different endings and everything you say or do has consequences.
I wholeheartedly recommend this. The gameplay and overall execution is fantastic. One of my favorite RPGs! It really deserves more fame.

Indigo Prophecy is a weird one. But very good.
It's very story-based. I haven't beat it yet, but I'm working on it. If you're a PC gamer, be prepared to want to smash your keyboard; the controls are really weird. But beside that, if you're looking for a memorable game with unique gameplay, this is for you.

And you probably already know of Fallout 3 and Oblivion (or any Bethesda game). If you haven't played those, you should. Definitely.
I'd say Fallout 3 and Bloodlines are tied of my favorite games.
Wow, that was a long post.
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AzamRaharjo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Indigo Prophecy is a very nice game but it doesn't count as RPG speaking of the gameplay.
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Kiarorin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hmm. I stand corrected.
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MrFuzzy332 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yea heard that one(vampire the masquerade) saw some gameplay too looks pretty cool, ill give it a shot thanx :D
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Kiarorin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You really should. It's PC only, though.
There are two games that were made. Redemption and Bloodlines. Both are really awesome.
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Karmageddin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I forgot to put Hyperdimension Neptuina for the PS3
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Karmageddin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
PS1 any Final Fantasy game except 9

PS2 Final Fantasy X Xenosaga 1 2 and 3

PS3 Final Fantasy XIII ( XIII-2 is a bit of a scam so avoid it )

DS Final Fantasy IV

GBA Sword Of Mana

tactic RPGs

Final Fantasy Tactics (PS1)

Front Mission 3 (PS1)

Front Mission(PS2)

Suikoden Tactics (PS2)
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AtelierJordan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Are you only into WRPGs? You should give the PS3 Atelier Rorona/Totori/Meruru games a chance, they're pretty bright and happy but underneath there is a deep crafting game and challenging boss battles.
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AzamRaharjo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not sure if you already played these but these weren't mentioned in your post:
If you are fine with old graphics, don't mind reading a lot of text, and classic *real* RPG system, try playing
Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 -> ultra-epic story
Arcanum : of steamworks and magick obscura <- steampunk setting which is really good though bad combat system.
Fallout 1 & 2
Icewind Dale 1 & 2
and Planescape : Torment.

They are in 2d isometric view. You can check these older classic on Gog.com (selling old computer games) for about $5-10 each.
If you enjoy Mass Effect and Dragon Age story, I believe you will enjoy Bioware's classic, Baldur's gate series.

For modern games,
Fallout 3 & New Vegas is pretty good too (modern graphics)
The Witcher 1 & 2 is pretty good too although it's very male-centric and full of violence and sex--if you're fine with that.

For action RPGs and Hack&Slash, you can try
Torchlight series
Diablo series (except Diablo 3, but that's just my own opinion)
Borderlands 1 & 2 (especially 2) --> similar like fallout but with cell-shading image and faster combat. Also hilarious. Currently on sale on steam (until january 7)
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MrFuzzy332 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yea forgot about the first witcher and torchlight 2 thanx for reminding me now i have two more epic games to play :iconyaaayplz:
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dorkface4 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Torchlight 1 and 2.
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dorkface4 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
And Kingdoms of Amalur
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sbkMulletMan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Morrowind, or any pre-Oblivion Elder Scrolls (Oblivion is fine, but after Skyrim, it's a huge step down).

Morrowind has a great blend of modern and "traditional" (D&D style) RPG functions. Daggerfall (the 2nd game) is free and legal from Bethesda, but it's NOT an easy game and is best for those who like those oldschool DOS-era games (some of the things the game does actually exceeds modern games). But if you like a taste of the classics, Daggerfall is great.

The first Witcher game is also amazing, IF you can get used to the goofy, GOOFY attack system. But once you "get the hang of it" and overcome that initial "what the fuck is going ON?" reaction, it's an outstanding game.

And if you want something of the JRPG flavor, go with the SNES ones like Chrono Trigger, Breath of Fire 1 & 2, and the Amano-era Final Fantasy games. Just avoid the modern dog-shit like Final Fantasy 13 and such. Keep it old school when it comes to the Japanese ones.

There's also Legend of Grimrock which is a love letter to old, pure dungeon crawlers like Dungeonmaster and Eye of the Beholder. It feels very "archaic" (especially the grid-based movements and strafe-fighting), but as I said, it's a love letter to a classic and nearly-forgotten sub-genre.
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PiratesAdventure Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
There are a few pretty decent ones even when it comes to JRPGs this gen. Square Enix was not responsible for those though. :iconteheplz:
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AzamRaharjo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
typo : I mean goofy*
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AzamRaharjo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
YEAH! That goody sword hurling on the first Witcher is pretty hilarious to me. hahahha
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MadNimrod Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Hmm...Have you played Mass Effect? It's like Dragon Age, but in SPACE. It's made by the same folks who made Dragon Age, which is why you find an Ogre statue in a DLC for the second one. Yes, a lot of people were disappointed with the end of 3, but shouldn't detract so much from enjoying the series that you shouldn't touch it again.
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MrFuzzy332 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yea forgot to write that lol i played all 3 games, two of them with the same separd XD
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MadNimrod Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Okay, then...hmm...lemmee think...not sure you'd like Final Fantasy or Zelda...Have you tried Dishonored? I haven't played it, but it looks cool. I mean, how many games let you summon a swarm of rats to eat people?
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MrFuzzy332 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea i did play dihonored and it was amazing but its not really an rpg, its just an action game with a lot of choices still really cool tho :D
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MadNimrod Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Oh. Sorry about that. Okay then...Sorry, I'm out of ideas. Good night.
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MrFuzzy332 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well oyasumi :D
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superpika237 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Fuckin' Xenoblade is completely fantastic.
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EnuoCale Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconelvispresleyplz::iconsaysplz:Even gods must answer to providence.
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superpika237 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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MrFuzzy332 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
man, i dont have a Wii TT-TT
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superpika237 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Well, get one!
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MrFuzzy332 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well if i get one itll only be for 3 games, monster hunter, mad world(i gurss that was the name) and xeno blade other tha that im happy with xbox 360 -w-
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superpika237 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
But then you don't even have Sony Smash Bros!
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