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Best RPGs by categories (story/exploration/C&C...)

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Atleticano, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. Atleticano Learned

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    Name the best RPGs in these categories (only one per category):

    1) story/narrative; (not planescape torment)

    2) exploration and overral ambience;

    3) choice and consequence system;

    4) strategic battles;

    5) character creation/progression.

    Have fun and fire on.
     
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  2. Rean Codex Grammar Police Patron

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    Story/Narrative: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords

    Exploration/Ambience: The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

    Choices & Consequences: The Witcher series (taken as a whole)

    Strategic Battles: Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director's Cut

    Character Creation/Progression: Bloodlines, Mask of the Betrayer or Pillars of Eternity
     
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  3. Maxie Magister

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    What a dumb goddamn fucking thread I am going to report you immediately

    ELEX is the answer to all of your questions
     
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  4. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    2 Might and magic games
    3 Arcanum,fuck that fake journo! I killed all the jews Gnomes!
    4 Icewind dales games
    5 Thief :)
     
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  5. Lady Error Arcane Literally Hitler

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    1. PST
    2. Grimoire
    3. AOD
    4. TOEE
    5. Wizardry 7
     
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  6. Lady Error Arcane Literally Hitler

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    You can edit it yourself.

    EDIT: He deleted his post.:roll:
     
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  7. Atleticano Learned

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    I edited OP to forbid the obvious first choice.

    Edit: I deleted that post, Lady Error ;)
     
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  8. Major Seven Novice

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    1) Planescape Torment
    2) Darklands
    3) Arcanum
    4) Temple of Elemental Evil
    5) Elminage Gothic
     
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  9. Darkzone Magister

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    1) Fallout 1
    2) Fallout 1 or Gothic 2
    3) Fallout 1
    4) DOS1+2
    5) Fallout 2 ( Speaking about character progression: Where else can you become a porn star? )
     
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  10. Count Grishnak Literate

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    1. Vampire Bloodlines I guess, but I've never really thought "Wow this game has a great story" while playing an RPG.
    2. Gothic for exploration, Bloodlines for ambience. These should be different categories. Morrowind does both well but neither as good as these two games.
    3. Like with story/narrative I've never been blown away by C&C in an RPG. I feel like Dragon Age Origins had some good moments here but I haven't played since it came out so I don't know.
    4. Knights of the Chalice
    5. Wizardry 8
     
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  11. Zed Duke of Banville Arcane Patron

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    1. Planescape: Torment Morrowind
    2. Dungeon Master
    3. Fallout
    4. Pool of Radiance
    5. Daggerfall
     
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  12. Unorus Janco Lurker

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    1) Ultima IV
    2) Ultima IV or Morrowind, depending on my mood.
    3) Ultima IV
    4) I can't really pick a game since I don't give a fuck about tacticool combat by itself, but only when synergizing with character customization, exploration, resource management and so on.
    5) Darklands
     
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  13. Dorateen Arcane

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    1. Narrative: taking a party of characters through the four Moonsea Gold Box adventures, transferring across games
    2. Exploration: Might & Magic II: Gates to Another World
    3. Choice & Consequence: Crusaders of the Dark Savant
    4. Combat: Pool of Radiance
    5. Character Creation/Progression: Crusaders of the Dark Savant
     
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  14. DeepOcean Arcane

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    1) Fallout 3

    2) Oblivion

    3) Mass Effect 3

    4) XCOM

    5) WoW
     
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  15. Cael Ask me about BattleTech Dumbfuck Edgy

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    1) story/narrative; (not planescape torment) - Ultima 5

    2) exploration and overral ambience - Ultima 7

    3) choice and consequence system - Fallout 2

    4) strategic battles - Temple of Elemental Evil

    5) character creation/progression - In terms of numbers, probably the Quest for Glory series
     
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  16. TheSentinel Magister

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    PoE has the worst character progression of any cRPG I've played though.

    1) PST/KotOR2
    2) Morrowind/Fallout1
    3) Fallout/New Vegas
    4) Temple of Elemental Evil (I'm tempted to recommend Wizardry 8 but it's respawning trash mobs after trash mobs, not really strategical battles)
    5) Wizardry 8/Fallout
     
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  17. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    I don't really get how anyone could come to that conclusion, to be honest, though nothing I've played has bad character progression.
     
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    1. Sengoku Rance
    2. Sengoku Rance
    3. Sengoku Rance
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    5. Sengoku Rance

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    1) story/narrative; (not planescape torment): Planescape.... errrr .... I'll agree with Ultima 4

    2) exploration and overral ambience;: Might and Magic: World of Xeen/ Ultima VII

    3) choice and consequence system;: Sengoku Rance on replay... seriously...

    4) strategic battles;: X-COM

    5) character creation/progression.: Final Fantasy Tactics/Tactics Ogre
     
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  20. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    1) Betrayal at Krondor

    2) Morrowind

    3) Fallout

    4) Disciples of Steel [BTW, I think you mean tactical, not strategic]

    5) The Aethra Chronicles: Volume One - Celystra's Bane
     
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    1) KotOR II

    2) Morrowind

    3) Age of Decadence

    4) Tales of Maj'Eyal

    5) Wizardry 8
     
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  22. ESh Arcane

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    1) Story/narrative (not planescape torment):

    Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines.
    (Only one mention yet, fuck is wrong with y'all?)​

    2) Exploration and overral ambience:

    The sense of desolation in Vault 15 and the Glow, the dread of the Cathedral and Necropolis... Fallout 1, no contest.​

    3) Choice and Consequence system:

    If I had to answer, Fallout: New Vegas, for being the one RPG where favour with one faction or settlement isn't selfcontained, and generally stays relevant even after you've moved on to the next location, playing a part in the bigger picture later on.
    Its faction system and interactions are superb.
    4) Strategic battles:

    Jagged Alliance 2.
    (D:OS fell off far too early to be a contestant, in my opinion. D:OStwo, too.)​

    5) Character creation/progression:

    Arcanum, no contest.​
     
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    1) story/narrative: Fallout
    2) exploration and overral ambience: a) Fallout b) Icewind Dale

    3) choice and consequence system: a) age of decadence b) Fallout

    4) strategic battles: A) Temple of Elemental Evil B) Icewind Dale II C) Icewind Dale

    5) character creation/progression: a) Icewind Dale II b) Icewind Dale c) Goldbox AD&D
     
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  24. Trashos Magister

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    1) story/narrative; (not planescape torment): (PST) Fallout
    2) exploration and overral ambience; Gothic 2
    3) choice and consequence system; Age of Decadence
    4) strategic battles; Baldur's Gate 2
    5) character creation/progression: Arcanum
     
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  25. Trashos Magister

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    double post
     
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