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Best RPG game other than Elder Scrolls?

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    July 2, 2013 9:51 AM EDT

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MZJaNO9SSo

    Final Fantasy VII. The 2 dudes reviewing it are mildly funny, but it gives a good view of the game action. I think this is the only game that I played non-stop for a year or more outside of Skyrim. I still hate Sephiroth.

     

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    July 2, 2013 10:14 AM EDT
    Kingdoms of Amalur:Reckoning I had a blast playing it.I'll link the trailer: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_xEr5HBoKhA
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    July 2, 2013 12:51 PM EDT

    Such an underrated game! Definitely give Kingdoms of Amalur a try.

    Also, not necessarily sword and magic, but the Mass Effect series is great.

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    July 2, 2013 12:58 PM EDT

    Dark Souls. Hands down. Kingdoms of Amalur and Dragon's Dogma are good games but don't stack up to Dark Souls (and TES) in my opinion. 

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    July 2, 2013 2:56 PM EDT

    Not a single Legend of Dragoon?

    Well, I'll toss that one in then.

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    July 2, 2013 4:52 PM EDT

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    July 2, 2013 9:39 PM EDT
    Fable is on par wih Skyrim. If not it is just under Skyrim.
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    July 3, 2013 1:49 AM EDT

    Not sure I would call it better than Skyrim per se, but one of my favorite RPGs of all time is Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance II

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTeO_5uHpks

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    July 3, 2013 2:18 AM EDT

    Earthbound is one of my favorite RPG games, along with games like Zelda, Final fantasy, and more. If you mean modern games, Demon/Dark souls is one of my favorite games played, I am usually a fan of the older rpgs though, I need strategy, not just hack and slash. Dragon age origins was very fun, the second one was kinda bad, Fable was alright, but kinda easy, I would say Fire emblem, but that is a strategy game with rpg elements. There are so many of them I can't remember.

    EDIT: Fire Emblem actually is considered an RPG, so I vote this all the way.

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    August 10, 2013 3:49 PM EDT

    Baldur's Gate 2 with the Throne of Bhaal. The Watcher's Keep is so awesome.

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    August 10, 2013 4:11 PM EDT

    Indeed a very cool game, loved it.

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    August 10, 2013 4:37 PM EDT
    I hated this game. I was so pumped for its release even per ordered it. Idk why but I was hugely disappointed
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    August 10, 2013 4:41 PM EDT
    Yeah! Love that game
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    August 10, 2013 5:10 PM EDT
    I loved dark souls. And also fallout hehe
    • 111 posts
    September 16, 2013 1:56 AM EDT

    I agree that story is important but for role playing to really work I think it requires a number of key ingredients within that

    Immmersion
    More developed Interaction with NPCs and not one or two liners as in Skyrim and Oblivion

    Player character personal development at a multitude of levels

    For me, the last 2 Elder Scrolls games (haven't played Morrowind fully) have certainly been an open world style but restricted on Role playing as chances are you never actually get an opportunity to really do an in depth development for your character along the path you have chosen as a thief, knight or wizard. You get to waste a lot of time doing stuff that is outside your specific job such as a knight (in Skyrim more obviously),  becoming a member of the thieves guild, or joining the college of Winterhold and becoming the Archmage

    Bioware's games however are much better at the RPG element. Baldur's Gate series, Neverwinter Nights, DAO - even DA2 has some real immersive (but not so effective) role play - the game is just limited in scope. The way your character develops relationships with his companions/henchmen is for me much more fulfilling and continues in the triumphant Mass Effect trilogy (except for the cr*p ending).

    Skyrim and Oblivion have one thing in common - limited opportunities for you to develop your character and the relationships he/she has with those he comes into contact with. For me a series of bog standard questions to Jarls in Skyrim for example doesn't really hack it. Another good example of not spending enough time in developing the world and it's inhabitants is having guards all saying the same thing to you as Dragonborn. Odd inconsistencies like they know there has been a Dragon attack but no description of the soul snatcher has passed down - ok maybe the guards may not have a description of who to look out for, but the Jarl's should definitely know who you are especially the one in Solitude or Windhelm You won't find that in Red Projekt's Witcher series - a truly immersive medieval saga for a single player with warts and all

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    September 16, 2013 2:04 AM EDT

    KOTR has good role play and immersion with a similar individual character skills development profile and interaction with NOCs so it does fit nicely into the RPG genre rather than action adventure/quest which Skyrim and Oblivion skirt the edges of 

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    September 16, 2013 2:12 AM EDT

    I just have above. As an RPG I think it is unmatched. It's much grittier than Baldur's Gate, more realistic than Dragon Age Origins and more immersive than anything I have ever played over the last 20 years

    Your character does what he can in a world where you get swept along by decisions and policies which you play no part in, generally get treated with suspicion by most of those you work for, Used for your abilities and skills, then cast out of the town or village. In the middle of all the strife of war, prejudice,  greed and international politics, you get to try and find some quality of life for yourself through the choices you make. There is no good or bad, just consequences

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    September 16, 2013 2:56 AM EDT

    The Witcher series

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    September 16, 2013 3:29 AM EDT

    This was the game that set the benchmark for RPGs for the future. Everything that has been produced since has been compared to this superb game with (nb Bioware)  much better end of game options than Mass Effect 3 

  • September 16, 2013 4:23 AM EDT

    Dark Souls, Dragon Age, and Witcher.

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    September 16, 2013 9:27 AM EDT

    Does it have to be sword and shield type gameplay? because if not then the Mass Effect Trilogy is right there. 

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    September 16, 2013 9:27 AM EDT

    Dragon Age Origins yea, DOII  dropped the ball bigtime

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    September 16, 2013 9:43 AM EDT
    It wasn't that bad... It wasn't great, but it wasn't terrible
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    September 16, 2013 11:25 AM EDT

    you're insane...no dis, just saying. Fable lost chapters was awesome...but skyrim is an entirely new level

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    September 16, 2013 11:26 AM EDT

    Does anyone remember Legend Of The Dragoon? I know its JRPG but that game was awesome to me, it caught a lot of slack for being, too difficult, but i personally enjoyed it ....immensely