whats a good create your own party rpg?

#1 Edited by Terrents (292 posts) -

I've always been a huge sucker for games with good character creation. and I love games that let you make an entire party or crew like xcom. anyone got any suggestions for games like that? preferably something on steam. i also have a ps3. i would settle for something where you just name your dudes and pick their class too. but i would like something where you can customize them all.

#2 Posted by Coombs (3449 posts) -
#3 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5820 posts) -

Final Fantasy Tactics

#4 Posted by Coombs (3449 posts) -

@FancySoapsMan: lol

#5 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#6 Posted by Terrents (292 posts) -

you can make your own dudes on that? i thought you just got a party for the story

#7 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3804 posts) -

I think Icewind Dale II is by far the best as far as this goes. It is much more expansive as far as customization than FFT and you have no forced characters. You make all 6 of your party members from scratch and develop them how you see fit.

@Terrents said:

you can make your own dudes on that? i thought you just got a party for the story

You have a few party characters and then you get your own as well. I don't think it fits your description that well but it's a great game. I just think it's pretty limited comparatively.

@Video_Game_King said:

The Temple of Elemental Evil: A Classic Greyhawk Adventure.

This is also a good one in a similar vein to IWD II.

#8 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11638 posts) -
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#9 Posted by rubberluffy (448 posts) -

Neverwinter Nights 2's Storm Of Zehir expansion let's you make a party of 4 from scratch (6 if you fiddle around with some stuff).

#10 Posted by Karkarov (3079 posts) -
#11 Posted by Hailinel (24423 posts) -
#12 Posted by Terrents (292 posts) -

@Karkarov: i played dragons dogma and liked it but never finished it. it was probably just to much rpg at the time for me though. cause i played way to much skyrim

#13 Posted by Spoonman671 (4604 posts) -
#14 Posted by buft (3316 posts) -
#15 Posted by Terrents (292 posts) -

@buft: oh i used to play the older versions of that game. it was way over my head when i was a kid but ill probably buy this one for sure

#16 Posted by buft (3316 posts) -

@Terrents said:

@buft: oh i used to play the older versions of that game. it was way over my head when i was a kid but ill probably buy this one for sure

i can confirm that you can indeed make a party, even define your own custom class if you like, im glad i could be of help

#17 Edited by Terrents (292 posts) -
#18 Posted by BisonHero (6452 posts) -

@Spoonman671 said:

Legend of Grimrock is alright.

Yeah, Legend of Grimrock has what you're asking for. The caveat is that the story in that game is completely passive (you keep having plot-relevant visions while you sleep, also you find a very small amount of text logs that slightly elaborate on the setting/story), and there are no living NPCs in the world for your party to talk to. Your party exists only as a means to combat (which I guess is true of XCOM as well). However, yes, you customize your party from the start: you can name them, and decide what race they all are, what their unique traits are, and their appearance (from a series of preset portraits). It's a very oldschool, sorta D&D-inspired RPG, if you're up for it, @Terrents.

#19 Posted by Terrents (292 posts) -

@BisonHero: thanks. the quick look maked it look good. but i really want to be able to see my guys. i might try it some time though

#20 Posted by project343 (2818 posts) -
#21 Posted by PenguinDust (12499 posts) -

It's not on either PC or the PS3, but Dragon Quest IX allows you to create your entire party. It's a really fun game although being able to make everyone in your group comes at the sacrifice of having all the party members have their own lines of text-dialogue and unique personalities.

#22 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5353 posts) -

@Terrents: Final Fantasy Uno. FFT you can build your own party if you want but chances are Thunder God Cid will show up and murder everything. Also you'll restart at Velius, doh!

#23 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3804 posts) -

@Terrents said:

@Video_Game_King said:

The Temple of Elemental Evil: A Classic Greyhawk Adventure.

@ArbitraryWater: @Karkarov: @ArtisanBreads:

I decided on this. looks like what i wanted. thanks guys

Hope you enjoy it.

Do look online though for guides on the game because the community through mods has made it a much better game than it is out of the box. I'm sure you can find some modding guides that will make the experience as good as it can be.

#24 Posted by TopSteer (646 posts) -

I'll second Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls is a downloadable title on PSN that I really enjoyed. It's not nearly as hardcore as the older games but the general gameplay and concepts are similar.

#25 Posted by Shortbreadtom (762 posts) -

Dragon Quest IX

#26 Posted by jlev880 (204 posts) -

Final Fantasy 1.

#27 Posted by Terrents (292 posts) -

@ArtisanBreads: yeah its crazy hard. and i know a decent amount about dnd. i got to my first fight with the frogs and lost 2 party members lol

#28 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3804 posts) -

@Terrents said:

@ArtisanBreads: yeah its crazy hard. and i know a decent amount about dnd. i got to my first fight with the frogs and lost 2 party members lol

haha yep sounds like DnD

I was replaying some Baldur's Gate II and it's hilarious that realistically it takes me like 2 weeks to get out of that first dungeon. Low level DnD is a bitch.

#30 Edited by TobbRobb (4603 posts) -

The Disgaea games lets you customize your party a loooooooot. But don't play them unless you enjoy grinding at least a little bit. Because you would end up doing a lot of it.

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