Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

In Pictures: A History Of Computer RPGs

Last response: in Photo reports comments
Share
Anonymous
May 4, 2012 5:14:15 AM

Quite a jump there...Baldur’s Gate to Dragon Age: Origins?


Score
49
May 4, 2012 5:15:13 AM

MATU!
Score
4
Related resources
May 4, 2012 5:20:14 AM

Nice, never played any of the games before Dragon Age. might check out Baldur's Gate enhanced edition.
Score
3
May 4, 2012 5:23:25 AM

nk102Quite a jump there...Baldur’s Gate to Dragon Age: Origins?

I was about to write the same thing.
Score
26
May 4, 2012 5:24:54 AM

How do we jump from 1998 to 2009? There were definitely games taht were good in that time period...
Score
30
May 4, 2012 5:28:23 AM

Where's dungeon hack??
Score
5
May 4, 2012 5:30:12 AM

Huge gap from 1998 to 2009... I'd put Diablo II on its own in that timeframe, but that might be just me... It was significantly more advanced in game play compared to Diablo and in fact most other action RPGs to stand alone on a hilltop... Even the new Diablo 3 yet to be released seems to pale compared to it (at least according to impressions from the Diablo 3 Beta).
Score
19
May 4, 2012 5:30:42 AM

what about Morrowind
Score
24
May 4, 2012 5:38:31 AM

No Gothic? No Witcher?
Score
15
May 4, 2012 5:45:10 AM

No Morrowind, no Oblivion, no KOTOR, no NWN, no Mass Effect... no Might and Magic? Stupid list.
Score
37
May 4, 2012 6:18:43 AM

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind was the defining video game of my adolescence and it's not listed?

It feels like you're missing a few between numbers 15 and 16...
Score
17
Anonymous
May 4, 2012 6:29:41 AM

What about Dungeon Master ? My DOS favourite for several years
Score
13
May 4, 2012 6:29:57 AM

Wow, just wrong on so many levels

Dungeon Siege needed to be on there.
1st RPG game to never have a loading screen, and it also had the whole "dumbed down for causal retards" leveling mechanics designers seem to be implementing only now... this game came out a decade ago.
Infact, the only thing Diablo III is, is an improved version of Dungeon Siege II.

Also, Darkstone needed to be on the list, as the 1st 3D action RPG.

Let's not forget PlaneScape Torment, that thing was pretty much a novel with graphical exploration and combat.

There is also the old Crescent Hawk Battle Tech RPG.., Plot your orders, and then watch the battle unfold in real-time. That definitely needed to be on there, with the whole salvaging enemies, upgrading mechs etc...

These things I mention brought to the table by these RPGs are important.

You didn't even scratch into the non-fantasy RPGs like Auto-Duel, Twilight 2000 and StarFlight

:\
Score
11
May 4, 2012 7:08:18 AM

Whoever made this list need to play more RPGs
Score
24
May 4, 2012 7:08:26 AM

No mention of Zork???

I know I'm showing my age, but Zork I & II were the first RPGs I ever played.
Score
18
May 4, 2012 7:17:59 AM

Quote:
We have tried to include games that made a big contribution to the development of the genre. Sadly, our original list included more than 30 games, so we had to make some hard choices, and not everybody's favorite will be on the list.


Looks like someone doesn't read the whole article. :ange: 
Score
-6
May 4, 2012 7:29:45 AM

HOLY SHEEP! RPG is older then me! =O
Ultima VII looks like Tibia! kkkkk
Elder Scrolls ownz and will be hard to beat it!
Score
-13
May 4, 2012 7:31:53 AM

How in the hell are you not going to mention Everquest or World of Warcraft? mmoRPG's not represented at all.

...or LORD on BBS.
Score
-9
May 4, 2012 7:46:10 AM

Planescape Torment!!! Never forget...
Score
13
May 4, 2012 8:03:01 AM

love how it says diablo 3 to be released soon... assuming it is gonna be further delayed lol.
Score
4
May 4, 2012 8:28:31 AM

I agree, this is a bad/unfinished list. Seems rushed.
Score
7
May 4, 2012 8:31:28 AM

This comes off more as the author's personal playlist. There are so many gaps in there. Almost too painful to look at...and then there is the whole zipping from 1998 to 2009...so I guess nothing good came out between then, huh?
Score
6
May 4, 2012 8:39:09 AM

Yeas, I was gonna Say, Zork, Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy, Leather Goddesses of Phobos, Kings Quest, Space Quest, Leisure Suite Larry, Eric the Unready. There are several more, but Can't think at the moment. Oooo.... Sam and Max hit the road was great to. I thought that LGOP was Epic in the full talkie version!
Score
3
May 4, 2012 8:42:08 AM

I can blame Ultima 7 for ruining my hi-shcool results, Im glad it got mentioned. (What ever happened to you Lord British?)
Score
1
May 4, 2012 8:42:58 AM

to have 10 year gap and leave out the other Elder Scrolls game is criminal. it like saying there was 10 years of darkness.
Score
4
May 4, 2012 8:44:41 AM

Agree with Lord Conrad about ZORK. Should of been first on the list, and if I remember correctly, it preceded the Ultima series by a couple of years.

"It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue."
Score
4
May 4, 2012 9:02:22 AM

My actual Very frist RPG game, before even Wizardry came out, was called Demons Forge for ibm in 1981.
Score
0
May 4, 2012 9:03:20 AM

Agree with all the guys above who said 1998 jump to 2009 is a big gap. There were 30 games considered how can it be cut down to just 17? Disappointing... This article needs an overhaul.
Score
5
May 4, 2012 9:05:23 AM

And whose idea is it to limit the games included to 17 anyway? After all, 13 more games considered means 13 more clicks per reader of this article...
Score
9
May 4, 2012 9:29:15 AM

so many idiots in these comments...
Score
-10
May 4, 2012 9:42:09 AM

Alternate Reality City/Dungeon first got me hooked on rpg games
Score
2
Anonymous
May 4, 2012 9:42:25 AM

Am I missing the point?
I'd think Wolfenstein 3D and the Doom series were at least trendsetting in gameplay, graphics and extensively played worldwide.
Score
-11
May 4, 2012 9:55:16 AM

ASonsAm I missing the point?I'd think Wolfenstein 3D and the Doom series were at least trendsetting in gameplay, graphics and extensively played worldwide.


Were they an RPG? Nope. That's what you are missing.
Score
6
May 4, 2012 10:24:07 AM

LordConradNo mention of Zork???I know I'm showing my age, but Zork I & II were the first RPGs I ever played.

Zork I, II and III weren't actually role playing games, they were text adventure games. Beyond Zork, however, was a true RPG through and through. I love that game a lot, but I wouldn't say it revolutionized anything in the RPG genre (it came out in 1987, so most of what it did had been done elsewhere already).

And yeah... we seem to be missing a decade in this article.
Score
1
May 4, 2012 11:34:36 AM

Fallout 1&2, best RPGs ever, atleast in my opinion
Score
1
May 4, 2012 11:40:45 AM

Hmmmm, guess you forgot a meteoric evolutionary step in RPGs, years before EotB ? DUNGEON MASTER 1987 !
Score
3
May 4, 2012 12:11:21 PM

killerclickNo Morrowind, no Oblivion, no KOTOR, no NWN, no Mass Effect... no Might and Magic? Stupid list.

Lands of Lore?
Final fantasy?
What about The Revenant!?
Score
2
May 4, 2012 12:19:59 PM

Turning your Thief into a Monk in Wizardry was the ultimate experience. Ha!
Score
2
May 4, 2012 12:44:09 PM

What About Daggerfall?
Score
0
May 4, 2012 12:46:32 PM

Spent many hours wasting away on Computer RPG's from the 80's.

Bard's Tale
Might and Magic
Ultima
Wasteland
Phantasie
Score
2
May 4, 2012 12:50:01 PM

What about Asheron's Call it was released November 2, 1999?
Score
0
May 4, 2012 12:54:46 PM

Of all the games on this list, I've only played Origins. I also thinnk Mass Effect should be included in the list as the idea of Element Zero alone is incredible
Score
-6
May 4, 2012 1:12:57 PM

Fun times. I remember a bunch of those.

I am quite suprised that World of Warcraft isn't on that list, nor is Diablo 2 which progressed and surpassed Diablo very easily and still an active game even today.
Score
1
May 4, 2012 1:13:04 PM

Too bad it was only a PC list.

My most favorite RPG of all time was also the first I ever played and it was on an original Nintendo of all things.

Dragon Warrior.

I spent many hundreds of hours on that game and even downloaded an emulator for it and played it again a few years ago. Man that game was a classic!!!!!!!!!!!
Score
5
May 4, 2012 1:16:33 PM

Oh and before I forget how in the frack can this list not have a FINAL FANTASY on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Especially Final Fantasy 7 (yes it was on PC as well as console)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Score
3
May 4, 2012 1:42:46 PM

FF 7 and 8 were on the PC but they were console JRPGs, this covers more Western RPGs.

I do agree, Morrowind, Witcher, Mass Effect, and other games should be on there. Nevertheless it isn't a bad list.
Score
2
Anonymous
May 4, 2012 1:47:42 PM

Where is Rogue?!?!?!
Score
1
May 4, 2012 1:57:11 PM

LordConradNo mention of Zork???I know I'm showing my age, but Zork I & II were the first RPGs I ever played.

Zork isn't an RPG. It was the game that made adventure games big. You definitely couldn't talk about adventure gaming without Zork.
Score
0
May 4, 2012 2:20:06 PM

Neverwinter Nights anyone ?
Score
5
!