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Incline RPG Codex's Top 50 cRPGs - Results and Reviews

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by felipepepe, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    That's probably what places like NeoGAF will think when looking at the list... "No Skyrim? List is shit."

    On the subject, I'm proud to say that there was not a single vote for Oblivion nor Fallout 3. :obviously:
     
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  2. tuluse Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    There much worse games than Dragon Age: Origins on here.

    Welcome to RPGs. Alpha Protocol did some really creative things and deserves a spot. Certainly over something like Icewind Dale.
     
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  3. evdk comrade troglodyte :M Patron

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    Damn, I knew I forgot to vote for something.
     
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  4. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    Oh yeah, Icewind Dale is :retarded: too. Unless you amend the saying to "For a great game, choose at least one out of writing, combat, and soundtrack".

    Cosmology of Kyoto should have been on there too, and much higher than most of the drivel.
     
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  5. Broseph Filthy Degenerate Dumbfuck

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    I wish Arcanum didn't make the top 5 every damn time. For all its good parts it is just too heavily weighed down with shit. Codex gonna Codex, I guess.
     
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  6. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    It is the best Troika game, and with Bloodlines getting sixth place there isn't much wriggle room there. Thus, Bloodlines's bloated rating threatens the integrity of the entire list.
     
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  7. tuluse Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Then make a better RPG :smug:


    (speaking of which, I haven't tried your latest build.)
     
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  8. Broseph Filthy Degenerate Dumbfuck

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    Do it faggot!
     
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  9. evdk comrade troglodyte :M Patron

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    The list has no integrity, stop being a drama queen.
     
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  10. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    The codex has a hard on for "rough gems", and Arcanum is the ultimate rough gem (its edges are so rough, it's practically round). It won't budge from the top list, its butt is fastened to the seat with superglue.
     
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  11. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    It speaks to a deeper cultural malaise within modern RPG fandom.
     
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  12. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    There's also a bunch of Action RPGs and not-quite-RPG-but-maybe-if-you-look-it-from-the-right-angle games like System Shock 2 and Jagged Alliance 2. Why focus on Bloodlines?
     
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  13. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    45% of all voters gave points to Bloodlines
     
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  14. Broseph Filthy Degenerate Dumbfuck

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    It's no Realms of Arkania HD, that's for sure.
     
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    Changeover in positions from last year's, in case anyone was curious:

    THE WINNERS
    Dragon Age Origins: +15
    Ultima Underworld: the Stygian Abyss: +12
    Wizardry Crusaders of the Dark Savant: +11
    Wizardry 8: +9
    Wizardry 6 Bane of the Cosmic Forge: +6
    Darklands: +5
    Gothic 2: +5

    THE NEWBIES
    Dark Souls: +37
    Alpha Protocol: +22
    Ultima 7 Serpent Isle: +12
    The Witcher 2 Assassin of Kings: +10
    Quest for Glory 4 Shadows of Darkness: +8
    Anachronox: +4
    Geneforge: +2
    Pools of Darkness: +1

    THE LOSERS
    Icewind Dale 2: -26
    Divine Divinity: -20
    Icewind Dale: -16
    Baldurs Gate: -10
    Realms of Arkania Blades of Destiny: FELL OFF (-10)
    The Temple of Elemental Evil: -10
    Arx Fatalis: -9
    Dark Sun Shattered lands: -9
    Diablo: FELL OFF (-9)
    Diablo 2: FELL OFF (-8)
    Wasteland: -8
    Knight of the Chalice: -7
    Lands of Lore Throne of Chaos: FELL OFF (-7)
    Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic -6
    Curse of the Azure Bonds: FELL OFF (-5)
    The Elder Scrolls 2 Daggerfall: -5
    Pool of Radiance: -5
    Ultima 7 The Black Gate: -5

    THE SAME OLDS
    Fallout 2: 0
    Baldurs Gate 2: 0
    Arcanum: 0
    Vampire Bloodlines: 0
    Might & Magic VI Mandate of Heaven: 0
    Elder Scrolls Morrowind: +3
    Gothic: +3
    Realms of Arkania 2 Star Trail: +3
    Betrayal at Krondor: +2
    Jagged Alliance 2: +2
    might & magic 3 Isles of Terra: +2
    Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: +2
    System Shock: +2
    Deus Ex: +1
    Fallout New Vegas: +1
    Neverwinter Knights Mask of the Betrayer: +1
    Planescape Torment: +1
    Ultima 5 Warriors of Destiny: +1
    The Witcher: -3
    Dungeon Master: FELL OFF (-2)
    Might & Magic 7 For Blood & Honor: -2
    Fallout 1: -1
    Might & Magic World of Xeen: -1
    Ultima 4 Quest of the Avatar: -1
     
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    Hey, the objective was to take out the popamole games of the list. Why the Witcher 1 and 2 are in the top 50? I suspect a potato conspiracy in here.
     
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  17. Was it really that hard to create a text list? How is the codex supposed to get search engine hits when everything is in image format?

    :killit:
     
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  18. Multiple Sarcasm Arcane

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    Given the abundance of questionable taste in the list, I suspect these highly prestigious votings beg a certain join year newfag cut-off.
    Some oldfags still need a regular prostate exam sanity check, for sure, but, man... Dragon Age? Son I am disappoint.
     
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  19. MicoSelva Prestigious Gentleman Monstroterratum Furiosum Patron

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    This is not the only weird thing. For example Risen (#52) is clearly superior to IceWind Dale (#22) (in before them apples and oranges), but the list is still a huge improvement over previous ones. Kudos to Felipepepe.
     
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  20. Aeschylus Prestigious Gentleman Swindler Patron

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    Good stuff. Nice to see Gothic 2 in the top-10 where it belongs, and that QFG managed to crack the list. Though it does always surprise me how much people around here love Morrowind.

    I don't know that derivative necessarily equates to inferior. Just because something is defining in its genre doesn't mean that everything that comes after it is inherently worse. I would have a hard time arguing that Ultima I is better than 7, for example.
     
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    So... The Holy Trinity™ has finally been upset.

    Seriously... Baldur's Gate II better than Arcanum? Really? No.
     
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  22. Aeschylus Prestigious Gentleman Swindler Patron

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    As with most dichotomies on this list (KotOR I vs II, PST vs. Everything, etc etc) it depends on whether you're looking more for solid atmosphere and writing, or things being more solid from a 'game' perspective. The Codex tends to fall on the side of the former, but not always (Morrowind > Gothic 2, for example).

    I also suspect BG2 has a much greater 'critical mass' of people who've played it vs. Arcanum.
     
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  23. tuluse Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    This already happened last year: http://www.rpgcodex.net/content.php?id=8869

    The only change now is that PS:T beat Fallout in the top 5.
     
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  24. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Best/Worst Cover Art: DISCUSS!

    (Worst: Obviously Geneforge or Anachronox...)
     
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