The most glorious RPGs ever

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The most glorious RPGs ever

Post by icarus » Tue Apr 11, 2006 18:25

I believe one of the most glorious RPGs (and game) ever made is Ultima 7. I love all ultima games! But the 7 (1-the black gate - 2-Serpent island) are the best RPGs ever. Today, the only games closer are Baldur's gate 1 & 2 and Planescape torment. But those are relativelly newer ones. Ultima 7 made history adding personality to all the NPCs and the group companions you have. Adding morale and reaction from all the world based on the actions you made and decisions you take. I can write a book talking about Ultima... but that is not the purpouse of this thread. I write about Ultima, and want to hear about your opinions on Ultima or other RPG games you love!!!!

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Post by Heimnar » Wed Apr 12, 2006 15:54

For me (aprart from Ultima series - which is great) another one that needs to be crowned is Might&Magic. The amount of space you have there, the multitude of options and stuff, total non-linearity (almost to the point of not having an exact plot - which is good for me) is just overwhelming.
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Post by Usul » Thu Apr 13, 2006 14:38

I grew up with 'Das schwarze Auge' which is a very popular Pen & Paper RPG in Germany. In 1992 Attic made a computer game of these series, that has been translated into English and is known as "Realms of Arkania" - The Blade of Destiny.

My first steps into this genre were someway difficult, but after some hours spent playing, I became completely addicted. I finished the game only two years after.
The 'Realms of Arkania' then became a trilogy and I completed the whole adventure with the same party that I first imported to the second part ('Startrail') and then to the third (and unfortunately last) part. 'Shadows over Riva'
I don't know if this series is known outside Germany, tell me ;)


There has been some new RPGs that are outstanding.
I'd consider 'KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC as my all-time-favourite.
very close follow THE ELDER SCROLLS 4 - OBLIVION and
'VtM: BLOODLINES'.
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Post by icarus » Thu Apr 20, 2006 20:54

Yes... Realms of arkania is known even here, on south america. I've played both 1 and 2. Shadows over Riva is a to-do (wll, maybe a "to-buy")
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Post by Pater Alf » Sat Apr 22, 2006 19:31

Apart from the whole "Ultima" and "Might & Magic"-Series, I likes "Wizardy 7" very much.

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Post by Varnus » Mon May 08, 2006 18:43

Heimnar wrote:For me (aprart from Ultima series - which is great) another one that needs to be crowned is Might&Magic. The amount of space you have there, the multitude of options and stuff, total non-linearity (almost to the point of not having an exact plot - which is good for me) is just overwhelming.
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Apart from Might&Magic, Baldur's gate (Go for the eyes boo, go for the eyes!), and the Elder scrolls series, I'd like to add Final fantasy VI, possibly VII and VIII as well ^_^

But Might and magic IV&V, VI and VII have always been, and shall always be my treasures, as they were the first RPG's I ever played. And yes, I know just about everything there is to know about them :roll:

Strangely, Ultima didnt captivate- then again, I might have started it a bit late (after I finished Morrowind). Might give it a spin again later, though.

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Post by OSH » Fri Jul 07, 2006 14:54

I think, "Ambermoon" from Thalion (Amiga) is one of the best RPGs made ever!!! I've played this game for 1 year!!
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Post by icarus » Sat Jul 08, 2006 0:54

Final Fantasy series are good... but too far from ultima (7) or baldurs gate freestyle and that not counting the montruosity of the worlds from those games!... but I like FF a lot!
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Post by Dizi » Wed Jul 12, 2006 20:43

chrono trigger was an amazing RPG. I didn't get the chance to play it till I was 18 and on an emulator. I found this game amazing, while I was at uni it was my game of choice till I compleated it. Normally I would have a lot of games on the go at the same time, but when I started playing this there was no time for others, just this one.
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Post by Scythe » Thu Jul 13, 2006 0:42

Have you seen all 10 endings in Chrono, then? :)

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Post by Prophet » Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:54

Tales of Phantasia is the greatest game i ever have had played, there is a anime about this game in here http://www.fantasyanime.com/legacy/top_anime-main.htm all 4 episodes and those are full lenght.

I also like Chrono Trigger, actually i love it.
Bahamut Lagoon was great too, but not so funny than Chrono or ToP
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Post by Usul » Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:06

Anyone played Planescape Torment? Imho the RPG wit the most convincing storyline.
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Post by Scythe » Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:12

I don't think I've completed Planescape: Torment more than, say... 5 times? :) Pretty impressive considering how linear it actually is, but I love reliving some of the moments that game offers.

Betrayal at Krondor had the better storyline though, IMHO.

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Post by Usul » Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:17

Yep, the first time I played through PT, I didn't know that Intelligence and Wisdom were vital in order to get all the information about the Nameless One's past and his companions..

so directly afterwards I completed it a second time, and though it was the second run I retrieved more and more about the storyline. Just tell me, how many endings there were? I remember of just 3 different endings at the very end.
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Post by jcsychristina » Thu Aug 03, 2006 17:31

FINAL FANTASY 7?

i think ive completed it way too many times 2 count

it was the best , in my opinion though...
ive not tried Ultima, Might & Magic, Baldurs Gate, Neverwinter etc etc :D

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Post by icarus » Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:34

about final fantasy... I believe the 6 (3 on the states) is the best... I only played 1-7... son my opinion is not very relevant...
I love Planescape Tormet and Baldurs Gate... the storyline is great!
But I must Say, Ultima 7 is the Best of the Best on RPG... at least for me
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Post by SFault » Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:53

My favorite computer RPG is definetily ADOM. For those who don't know it, it's a Rogue-like game with lots of little surprises. I think I like it because it's so versatile and after a little practise easy to play. Also it's very addictive. Although I haven't played them much, I also like Japanese RPG:s a lot. Usually pretty graphics, some humor, lots of fighting and collecting XP, that's quite fun in computer games.

I have played Ultima IV with C64, but at that time I didn't know English too well, so I didn't really get it. Another Ultima I have played is Ultima 8 (I think), but I didn't like it at all, because the controls and the spell system were horrible. Also I like it more when I can design my own character.
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Post by Maz » Mon Aug 14, 2006 15:53

I think you might like Zangband SF :) It's excellent game in my opinion. mm.. You're not the only user who has said ADOM is good. It's sad Thomas Biskup wished we would not host ADOM on here :|

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Post by keshymarkyz » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:30

icarus wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:34
about final fantasy... I believe the 6 (3 on the states) is the best... I only played 1-7... son my opinion is not very relevant...
I love Planescape Tormet and Baldurs Gate... the storyline is great!
But I must Say, Ultima 7 is the Best of the Best on RPG... at least for me
This was his own kind because that opinion was not so relevant sir :soap:

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