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Re: Never played a CRPG before, Q&A
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2017, 05:30:02 PM »
Here are some old crpgs I enjoyed:
Fallout 1+2: Post-apocalyptic setting with isometric turn-based combat.
Gothic 1+2: Fantasy setting with 3rd person real time combat. Gothic 2 is one of my all time favourite games.
Icewind Dale 1+2: It's basically BG in a winter/ice/snow setting.

I would recommend to start with something like Neverwinter Nights + Add-Ons. In my opinion it's more streamlined and accessible compared to the Infinity Engine Games like BG.
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Re: Never played a CRPG before, Q&A
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2017, 06:13:15 PM »
Oh yeah I enjoyed Fallout as well but I think only Fallout 2 or something, Fallout 1 was too complicated for my tastes.
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Re: Never played a CRPG before, Q&A
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2017, 09:47:47 PM »
Also, try a Diablo game. Sure its a loot runner, but it too is representative of the WRPG genre.
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Re: Never played a CRPG before, Q&A
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2017, 11:57:31 PM »
Nethack!!!!!!

Oh yeah I enjoyed Fallout as well but I think only Fallout 2 or something, Fallout 1 was too complicated for my tastes.

Fallout 1 and 2 play nearly identically.
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Re: Never played a CRPG before, Q&A
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2017, 12:05:52 AM »
Nethack!!!!!!

Oh yeah I enjoyed Fallout as well but I think only Fallout 2 or something, Fallout 1 was too complicated for my tastes.

Fallout 1 and 2 play nearly identically.

Was thinking of the timer, actually.
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Re: Never played a CRPG before, Q&A
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2017, 11:44:17 PM »
Dragon Age Inquisition was also pretty good.
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Re: Never played a CRPG before, Q&A
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2017, 07:21:32 PM »
Dragon Age Inquisition was also pretty good.

Also have that sitting on my PS4. I sort of ruled out more Dragon Age because I felt like I knew what to expect having played Origins. Even though I identified Inquisition as one I will certainly want to play eventually, I was aiming for a "new to me" experience here.

To those ends, I am having a grand ol' time with Baldurs Gate 1 now. It took a couple of hours but that sense of wonder and discovery I was hoping to find in totally unfamilar gaming territory is right on point.

The thing is, this (Baldurs Gate) actually feels less like a different genre of RPG and more like a new hobby entirely. These styled games are clearly an entity in and of the themselves and I completely understand why they are loved amongst fans the way they are. In a way, playing this somewhat reminds me of what it felt like to discover RPG's in the first place when I was a kid. This is, obviously, all fantastic by my measure.

I'm actually thrilled I missed out on this growing up so I can experience it now! LoL
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Re: Never played a CRPG before, Q&A
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2017, 08:30:12 PM »
Dragon Age Inquisition was also pretty good.

If we're recommending Bioware games, I'd direct your attention to Jade Empire and the criminal lack of Wuxia themed video games.
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Re: Never played a CRPG before, Q&A
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2017, 08:46:43 PM »
^this


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Re: Never played a CRPG before, Q&A
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2017, 08:26:00 AM »
Ironically I just checked out a youtube review of Jade Empire. Yea, that is totally going on my list.
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Re: Never played a CRPG before, Q&A
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2017, 09:16:41 AM »
Ironically I just checked out a youtube review of Jade Empire. Yea, that is totally going on my list.



but seriously, play Jade Empire it's great.


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Re: Never played a CRPG before, Q&A
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2017, 09:31:48 AM »
Ironically I just checked out a youtube review of Jade Empire. Yea, that is totally going on my list.



but seriously, play Jade Empire it's great.

That's so ironic.


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Re: Never played a CRPG before, Q&A
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2017, 11:56:15 AM »
Ironically I just checked out a youtube review of Jade Empire. Yea, that is totally going on my list.



but seriously, play Jade Empire it's great.

That's so ironic.

What a coincidence.
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Re: Never played a CRPG before, Q&A
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2017, 05:22:19 PM »
Side note, as a result of this thread, I just discovered last night that BG Trilogy is now a thing for BGEE+BG2EE...so that basically guarantees that I am going to do a fully modded BGTEE run someday. That'll be fun when I have the time to do it! ^-^

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Re: Never played a CRPG before, Q&A
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2017, 12:14:44 AM »
Ironically I just checked out a youtube review of Jade Empire. Yea, that is totally going on my list.



but seriously, play Jade Empire it's great.

That's so ironic.

What a coincidence.

How ironic
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