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December 12, 2004 1:32:55 AM

What is a good role playing game for the computer?

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December 12, 2004 5:09:26 AM

You after single player, multiplayer, or mmorpg?
For single player I'd go with Neverwinter Nights, it was pretty damed good. I don't know about a good small scale multiplayer one, I never played neverwinter online to know how great that was but I'm sure it was ok. MMORPGs are the biggest thing for PCs. The latest greatest ones are Star Wars Galaxies, World of Warcraft, and Ever Quest 2. They are all pretty good but you will need a beefy machine to play em :) 

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December 12, 2004 2:34:49 PM

Neverwinter Nights is good, but I enjoyed the player made modules/adventures more than the original single-player campaign. Also, although the game generated mixed feelings, I enjoyed The Temple of Elemental Evil. Then theres: Knights of The Old Republic (also on X-Box), Morrowind, Arcanum, Fallout, Fallout II, Planescape (?, I never played it...) Baldur's Gate (the original and it's expansions), and my all time personal favorite Baldur's Gate II.
December 14, 2004 2:26:21 PM

I am still not sure if it gets better than the origional Baldur's Gate. And that is followed up by Icewind Dale, BG2, and IWD2. But over the course of the last two years, Neverwinter Nights is the game most played on my computer.

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December 16, 2004 1:27:00 PM

Balders Gate 2 if u can deal with the graphics is one of the most immense games I have ever played.

Other good RPGS.

Deus Ex1: Brilliant
Knights of the Old Republic: Brilliant
Morrowind: Brilliant initially but requires dedication and a big machine.
Neverwinter Nights: Good but very easy which leads to boredom, also no real group dynamics as u only have 1 AI controlled team mate.
Vampires2: Bloodlines is rough but very very good.

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December 17, 2004 12:57:01 PM

For a more "true" RPG experience, go with Fallout 1 & 2, Planescape: Torment. I say this because these are titles that offer solutions to problems other than combat. I loved the original Baldur's Gate, but it seemed like many quests ended in the original questgiver betrsying the party and fighting. In Fallout and Planescape, however, your character's attributes play a role in dialogue options and often your choice of what to say can lead to the solution. Of course, the option always exists to fight your way out of a situation.

Planescape shines in the areas of a unique setting, interesting story, great NPC backgrounds, great dialogue. The only problem is finding all three of these. Also, I played Planescape about 6 months ago and it didn't seem to like my newer video card, I was getting distorted spell effects. Maybe different drivers would have helped. Anyway, my $0.02.
December 18, 2004 8:44:13 AM

Actually rereading this topic I've dug my copy of BG2 up from its dusty resting place and will be reinstalling and playing it..... Never did get planescape.... and now I never will given its age.....

I'm not a mad rpg'er but they are nice as a break.... Looking forward to BG2 now when I get home from work :) 

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December 18, 2004 10:51:55 AM

Wolfy, if you happen to find the jewelcase release of Planescape (if you live in the US Best Buy may have a copy), do yourself a favor and pick it up. The beginning is a tadd slow, but after that it is a great experience.
December 18, 2004 11:30:31 AM

I live in Ireland and it's extremely unlikely I'll get a copy..... It's unlikely I'd play it tho.... I'm not obsessive about RPG's and I tend to get annoyed by having to read loads of text during a game.

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December 22, 2004 2:10:15 AM

I suggest Runescape. It one of the harder games. Http://

There many things you can do ike be a mage or fighters ranger. Tons of quest and they seem to add quest every few weeks.

There 13 skills you have to work on.

Attack, Strength, defence, Range, Prayer, Magic, Runecrafting, Hits, Agilty, herblore, Thiving, Crafting, Fleching, Mining, Smithing, Fishing, cooking, Firemaking and Woodcutting.

And you can Pk people or Not. Castle wars and Dualing.
December 22, 2004 5:23:45 AM

Nobody suggested Vampires the Masquerade: Bloodlines yet, so I will. I am playing it right now and I think it's rather addictive, if you like that kind of thing.


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December 22, 2004 7:00:51 AM

Actuuuuuuually I did :p  Although childishness aside it is a fantastic game. But rough. They really should have delayed it a little and taken more time to balance and hone the fighting system as well as polish the game. They are so many glaring little problems with it that should never ever have made the final version. I just hope a patch sorts it out.

My biggest problem with the game tho is a totally asthetic one. I hate the fact that your forced to use a premade model for yur character. I'm gangerel and I'm playing as a black dude with dreadlocks who is dressed like a bike courier. Thats not the image I had in my head when I wanted to be a vampire. Also when U get access to armour (leather clothes) I look like I'm in school wearing a jacket thats too big for me. So basically they should have spent the time on sorting out the little issues and this game would have been utterly brilliant. As it is, it badly needs a patch.

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December 22, 2004 11:42:59 AM

Well, Wolfy, you're in luck. The Bloodlines patch was released just yesterday IIRC. Check out the angry old farts at for more.

Your comment about the glaring little problems that never should have made it to the final game is not only an industry-wide problem, but seems to plague Troika more than others (Temple of Elemental Evil had such potential). This is a shame, because they actually do make great RPGs.
December 22, 2004 1:27:38 PM

great cheers for that altho I from what I see it doesn't fix any of the major problems just minor levels bug that u get in any RPG of this type.

and like u say all games are like this nowadays but this game is worse than most in the roughness stakes.... Watching in game cutscenes where ppl flick backwards and forwards on the spot or sound that sometimes jumps out of sync. Particularly annoying are the clipping issues like when u first meet LaCroix and he is at his desk and I can't remember if he is sitting down initially but now when I meet him he is standing up through the chair..... Little silly glitches like that just annoy the crap outta me but saying that Vampires2 is one of the best RPGs I've played in a while and considering I'm not fond of RPG's I reckon thats gotta be a compliment to the game.

Oh another complaint I have is that my character doesn't feel very vampire like..... I'd have loved combat to be like the cut scene at the very start when the tutorial vampire falls from the sky and kicks the crap outta the sabbat guy. Thats the way I want combat to be and I also wanna be able to jump really high and in general do cool vampire stuff. As it is in my game I'm just looking like some jamaican dude running around the place.... :) 

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