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!
rainbowkitty777Featured By OwnerJan 11, 2013Hobbyist 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'.
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.
Argh, I wish I could find a copy of Xenoblade for less than $100. 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!
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 ;]
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.