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« Reply #40 on: July 16, 2006, 08:53:10 PM »

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Interesting there's no love for Diablo, which was considered a RPG when it came out.  
Neverwinter Nights - has this even been mentioned?


Both of these would be in my top 5.  NWN more for the expansions & user-made content than for the campaign that shipped with the original game.  I always forget Diablo II when the favorite RPG discussion comes up.  Since it leans more towards the 'action' end of the 'action-RPG', I tend to categorize it that way.
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« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2006, 03:22:47 AM »

I can't believe Gothic and Gothic II aren't getting any love. Both titles are superlative.
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« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2006, 03:48:32 AM »

Allowed or not, I have to say BG II - never had a game suck me in the way it did. I got BG 1 the day it was released. Loaded it and tried my best to get into it. I had to start it and walk away from it 3 times before I finally got hooked. Then I immediately started BG II and played it obsessively.
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« Reply #43 on: July 18, 2006, 06:08:27 AM »

Phantasie II - my first intro to role playing

Wizards Crown - a real gem. Crazy tough, but worth it if you went forwards with it.

Faery Tale Adventure - not true RP, but memorable to me nonetheless.

I remember really liking Legacy of the Ancients as well....


Believe it or not, i've never played an Ultima game
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« Reply #44 on: July 18, 2006, 03:14:53 PM »

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« Reply #45 on: July 18, 2006, 05:04:40 PM »

Bard's Tale, wasteland, wizard's crown.  Those are the RPGs that started my love of the genre.
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« Reply #46 on: July 18, 2006, 08:23:54 PM »

Wasteland
Starflight
SSI's Gold Box and derivitives (i.e. the Buck Rogers games)
Dragon Wars
Superhero League of Hoboken
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« Reply #47 on: July 18, 2006, 08:26:23 PM »

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Starflight
Superhero League of Hoboken


Superhero League of Hoboken is one of my favorite games ever.  I didn't know if it quite fit into here which is why I didn't mention it.  There are some RPG elements but it was more an adventure game to me.

And I'd put Starflight II instead of the first.  This is the first game I ever had and I love it!
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« Reply #48 on: July 18, 2006, 08:44:35 PM »

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Dragon Wars

That was a great game.  I forgot about that one.
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« Reply #49 on: July 18, 2006, 10:27:20 PM »

Fine, fine, and if you aren't going to allow Baldur's Gate II then I suppose I'll have to go with Fallout 2.  The first one is good, but the second one is just more of everything, plus a car.

Does Jagged Alliance 2 count?  I mean, technically it's a squad-based tactical game, but it had all of the little stats and everything (night ops for the win!).  Of course, if you let that one through, then you're opening up the door for X-Com, and then it's a lock as far as I'm concerned.

Speaking of where to draw the line, what about games like NOLF, which had upgradeable stats (even though they were hidden)?  NOLF 2 even let you allocate the points!  I guess it depends on whether you consider skill-based combat to qualify as RPG gameplay.  Of course, what separates that from, say, Deus Ex?  Is the ability to advance the story in multiple ways?  That's getting into adventure-game territory.  

So anyway, how *do* you define an RPG?  Character development + stat-based combat + puzzles w/ multiple solutions?

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