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#1 Posted by Zaph (308 posts) -

I've never been a big fan of RPG's in general, but after being persuaded to play Mass Effect by a friend, I caught the bug.
 
So far I've played through Mass Effect, Fallout 3 and just recently The Witcher. What I enjoyed the most about all of these was the option to focus on real time action. Hell, in Mass Effect you could pretty much have the computer handle most of the RPG elements and play it like a FPS. 
 
I've also seen a few videos of Diablo 3 and I'm loving what I see so far. But Diablo 2 is just too old for me to go back and play.
 
Are there any other recent great (preferably on the PC) that I've missed and should go back and play?
Ta.

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#2 Edited by raddevon (514 posts) -

Check out Sacred 2 if you're interested in Diablo 3. There is also a game coming in the pretty near future that is like Diablo 3 although I can't recall the name.
 
Update: The game is Torchlight. It comes out near the end of October. You might want to check it out.

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#3 Posted by Mike (17083 posts) -
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#4 Posted by PenguinDust (12981 posts) -

If you haven't played it, I know it's older, but Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is on Steam now.  You can play that RPG as an action game or a more traditional turn-based RPG.  It's well worth you time, if you've missed it. 
 
And don't forget that Borderlands is out next month.

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#5 Posted by TheJollyRajah (1606 posts) -

I don't know how far back you're willing to go, but there's a million billion good rpg's on the SNES that are free.... (if you like using em*******) 
 
@PenguinDust said:

" If you haven't played it, I know it's older, but Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is on Steam now.  You can play that RPG as an action game or a more traditional turn-based RPG.  It's well worth you time, if you've missed it. 
 
And don't forget that Borderlands is out next month. "
I also agree with this. 
 

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#6 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3837 posts) -

Chrono Trigger and Persona 3.
Those two are the only JRPGs I have ever finished.

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#7 Posted by WitchHunter_Z (894 posts) -

Seriously, Diablo 2 doesn't show it's age much. It still plays the best out of any action RPG on the market and apart from the low resolution it still looks alright. Go and play it.
 
Neverwinter Nights is great if you like D&D 3.0's ruleset, great offical campagin and a huge community of excellent user made modules.
 
Planescape Torment is amazing, but very slow paced and the actual combat is... archaic at best, infuriating at worst; however the writing and plot more than make up for it, the best realised RPG world ever.
 
Valkyria Chronicles is awesome, a very original blend of SRPG and thrid person shooter. If you've got a PS3 pick this up.
 
Chrono Trigger is one of, if not the best RPG on the SNES, check it out.

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#8 Posted by Icemael (6846 posts) -

If you enjoyed Fallout 3, you owe it to yourself to check out Oblivion(unless you already have).

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#9 Posted by skrutop (3812 posts) -

I'm playing Chrono Trigger on the DS right now, and absolutely love it.
 
If you liked Fallout 3, you could try out Oblivion.

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#11 Posted by Rio (605 posts) -

Demon's Souls comes out very soon.  Its a fantastic ARPG, if you dont mind a bit of punishment.  Actually I'm gonna go play some right now.

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#12 Posted by Jeust (11739 posts) -

If you like Marvel super heroes you can always try Marvel Ultimate Alliance. It's diablo II with super-heroes, at bargain price. 

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#15 Posted by evanbrau (1178 posts) -

As someone else said it really is worth giving Diablo 2 a go, it doesn't show its age far as much as you'd think and it really is the most addictive thing I've ever played. I lost months to it over the years.
Deus Ex has a lot of RPG trappings but it might be a bit old for you at this stage, it really is one of the best games ever. A little more current but unfortunately not as good is Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines, a first person rpg with a fantastic story and great voice acting.
I'm assuming that if Diablo 2 is too old that the infinity engine games like Baldurs Gate? They are amazing games and well worth playing.

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#16 Edited by Al3xand3r (7912 posts) -

Some people didn't understand the concept of "action" if they suggest things with D&D rules or similar :d

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#17 Posted by Driadon (3203 posts) -
@Al3xand3r said:
" Some people didn't understand the concept of "action" if they suggest things with D&D rules or similar :d "
Well he mentioned The Witcher which has a fairly table-top-esque feel to it. 
 
S.T.A.L.K.E.R., while not an RPG in the statistical sense (but more-so in the actual role playing aspect then many other "RPGs") is a great game if a more then a little challenging.
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#18 Edited by Al3xand3r (7912 posts) -

No, no it doesn't... It's all real-time wasd movement and dodging and clickety click Diablo-esque attacks. Nothing like tabletop (P&P?).

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#19 Posted by ryanwho (12011 posts) -

Get a DS and play about a million things.

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#20 Edited by evanbrau (1178 posts) -

He also just said a plain old RPG would also do which is where the old D&D stuff fits in.

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#21 Posted by gabha (403 posts) -
@Icemael said:
" If you enjoyed Fallout 3, you owe it to yourself to check out Oblivion(unless you already have). "
I came here to write that.
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#22 Posted by Al3xand3r (7912 posts) -
@evanbrau said:
" He also just said a plain old RPG would also do which is where the old D&D stuff fits in. "
I don't see that in the OP but sure, he should play those then, and shame on everyone who didn't suggest Fallout in that case.
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#23 Posted by Zaph (308 posts) -
Thanks a lot guys, so many games here I've never heard of.
 
@raddevon said:
Update: The game is Torchlight. It comes out near the end of October. You might want to check it out. " 
Believe me, I've been keeping my eye of Torchlight since it was mentioned on the Bombcast.
 
@MB said:
" Titan Quest + Immortal Throne, dude. It's like Diablo 2, only it isn't ten years old. " 
They look awesome. Looking for a demo at the moment. 
 
@PenguinDust said:
" If you haven't played it, I know it's older, but Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is on Steam now.  You can play that RPG as an action game or a more traditional turn-based RPG.  It's well worth you time, if you've missed it. 
 
And don't forget that Borderlands is out next month. "
Heh I pretty much 'played' KotOR years ago. As in I spent days watching my old housemate play it on the xbox. Great game, and I did not see that twist coming! (and Borderlands has been on pre-order for a month ;)
 
@Icemael said:
" If you enjoyed Fallout 3, you owe it to yourself to check out Oblivion(unless you already have). "
Dude can't believe I forgot about Oblivion. It's now on my list. 
 
@evanbrau said:
" As someone else said it really is worth giving Diablo 2 a go, it doesn't show its age far as much as you'd think and it really is the most addictive thing I've ever played. I lost months to it over the years. Deus Ex has a lot of RPG trappings but it might be a bit old for you at this stage, it really is one of the best games ever. A little more current but unfortunately not as good is Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines, a first person rpg with a fantastic story and great voice acting. I'm assuming that if Diablo 2 is too old that the infinity engine games like Baldurs Gate? They are amazing games and well worth playing. "
Dude, Deus Ex! JC Denton is the man. Played it non-stop on day of release. Funnily enough one of my favourite 'gaming moments' is walking into the ladies toilet and thinking nothing of it. Then a couple hours later your boss shouts at you about it. Great "oh shit!" moment. I tried the sequel too, didn't like it at all. oh well.
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#24 Posted by Emilio (3581 posts) -

Isn't System Shock 2 like an RPG? 
FPSRPG? 
 
I dunno...  
:(

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#25 Posted by OwnlyUzinWonHan (1552 posts) -

Oblivion, Morrowind, Persona 4, heard Persona 3 was good, and barring some terrible ending, (No, I still haven't finished it) I've had fun playing Persona 2.

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#26 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -

Jade Empire's a fantastic game.

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#27 Posted by jim_dandy (885 posts) -
@Zaph: Deus Ex 2 was total crap compared to the original. I could barely play through it.
 
Maybe DE3 will be better?
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#28 Posted by Gizmo (5467 posts) -

Diablo 2 still holds up well today, if you haven't played it before, try it.

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#29 Posted by keyhunter (3208 posts) -

Play some fucking Arkanum.

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#30 Posted by crispaylips (2 posts) -

Theres a game that just got kick started called sui generis check it out its amazing.

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#31 Posted by Jeust (11739 posts) -

Theres a game that just got kick started called sui generis check it out its amazing.

That's some necro!

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#32 Posted by knoxt (560 posts) -

assassin's creed 4 is really fun