Giant Bombcast 10/21/2014
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Platinum Games' sequel delivers nuanced, non-stop action that stands among the best in its genre.
Driveclub looks nice and has a couple of good ideas about handling leaderboard challenges, but the core of it--actually driving a car--drags the entire thing down.
It's been a while since the xenomorph was worth being scared of, and while Alien: Isolation runs a little long, it's a hellacious ride.
These are monsters that just didn't make the cut
I find it insane that some of these (especially Orcs, what the hell?) aren't considered classic RPG staples. Nice list.
I have visited almost all of those pages in my quest.
It's amazing that these are not in the top 5. I only have 2...
Yeah seriously... Skeleton Warriors and Humanoid Lizards need to be on that list. Also spiders or Giant spiders.
Chalk up Chimeras on the list as well.
Beholders anyone? That is like the one monster I'll never forget from the RPG genre.Beyond that I was bummed out how Minotaur wasn't even one of the five :-/
Chimeras added, they are officially on notice.
@NoXious: Beholders added, I also submitted an illithid / mind flayer article so hopefully that's coming.
Would you consider snakes as an RPG staple?
Thanks for this list - it will save a lot of search time! (Oh, and you can rule Harpies out as well)
Hell yes snakes!
Harpies comin' right up!
Even though most of these didn't accomplish the quest involving baddies it got my mind juices flowing so you have my thanks!
Man, I tried so many things. Just normal ass wolves, bandits, thieves, barbarians, soldiers, scorpions, and bees. And most of the things on the list. I was so relieved when I finally got it.
Yeah I'm a little disappointed that spiders, bats or rats don't have a spot on the list. Only figured out three so far, don't want to spoil anything but there definitely one monster I would exchange for either bats, rats or spiders. Then again, they do have a typical "lowbie" mob on the list. Maybe I should not say anything until I figure out the last two mobs.
Add Scorpions to your list.
I know, eh? Thanks for reminding me of wolves, bandits, and scorpions! All were something i looked for in trying this quest!
Technically Dr_Feelgood38 beat you to it, but I added it because of you so you both get credit!
This is a pretty crazy achivement... I only have like 3 out of five so far... Im tempted to type in helicopter oh yeah... you can also rule out sea monster kraken... etc.
I have four only one to go...
Yeah, I searched for a good portion of those and then decided this was a stupid quest. Great list, man. I'm glad you're shining some light on this issue.
No lich either. Got the last three in the list, just need the first two and it's driving me nuts!
Argh, I'm still looking. Hydra doesn't work either
Any RPG monster list without undead is insta-fail. I'm looking at you, Monster Mash.
Thanks liquidben, the hydra has been added. PM if you still need help I can provide hints.
Add Centaurs to that list aswell.
Oeh, recently got reminded of the petrification mobs in D&D because I played through Neverwinter Nights Original (or at least Chapter 1) where you have to collect the Cockatrice. There's also an Expansion Pack with the Medusa in it.Baldur's Gate had this horrible encounter with Basilisks that always managed to petrify someone which was such a terrible thing in D&D. GAAAAH!Are these three buggers considered to be part of the RPG genre? Basilisk, Cockatrice and Medusa? They are part of mythology I believe.
Treants don't work either.
I think that centaurs are more a race than a monster. I'm reminded of the entire Mega Drive Shining Force series, where you could have half your 16 man team be centaurs. On the other hand if you really do feel strongly about it, I guess I could add it.
I think these count, if only for the reason that they're awesome and they are all in Tales of Phantasia on the SNES, if my memory serves me correctly.
Treants added, as much as it pained me to do so.
Add Gods + Devil / Diablo + Roc + Piranah's
Not to be a jerk, but the quest's clue is "These monsters are pretty cliche for the RPG genre. Find them all," not "These are the top 5 cliche RPG monsters," or "These are the only RPG cliche monsters that exist." The quest list is simply an arbitrary subset of a larger "cliche monster" list. But, I agree with the people that are saying that this is a difficult quest. I only have 3 so far, and all the ones I have tried are already on this list.
i miss the first monster on the list!
"Slime monster" shouldn't really be on this list. The other list has somethings VERY close, which would seem to cover slime monster.
I agree, the actual quest monsters are a joke! At least 2 I have never even seen in any RPG I've played and the other 3 are hardly notable.
Seriously man, Skeletons should have made the list. Orcs too, but Skeletons are in EVERYTHING. Nice list!
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