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What's your favorite RPG and why?

#151Moorish_IdolPosted 9/23/2013 11:34:50 AM
Neverwinter Nights. Even though it's meant to be a primarily multiplayer experience, I have hundreds of hours into the single player campaign and expansions. I love it. I replay the main campaign at least twice a year, since it came out. So many possible character builds that it's a relatively new experience each time.
#152SirerdrickPosted 9/23/2013 7:37:27 PM
sirtonne posted...
Probably still FF6. It wasn't my first RPG, or even my first FF, but it was the first RPG I really loved and played to death. I still remember paying $90 for it on SNES back in the day because it was so hard to find and in demand where I lived.

I loved the all the characters, the mad Kefka and the subtle little things. Unlike a lot of RPGs, especially WRPGs with their endless text choices and rambling, FF6 let you use your imagination a lot to understand the characters and read between the lines. It was like a good fantasy novel where you feel like you get to know the characters well enough that a tiny little animation at the right time can be worth 1000 words. There were entire sub-plots and story references that went unsaid but were obvious (or mysterious and interesting) if you were paying close enough attention.


This.

I just happen to like IV the best though.
Never did own my own copy on the SNES unfortunately.
#153TheFeshPincePosted 9/23/2013 8:02:25 PM
Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden
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#154josh_bazzellPosted 9/24/2013 12:25:00 AM
Its a toss up between Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy III (or VI). Also the Dragon Warrior games literally ate YEARS worth of summer vacations for me as well.
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#155SlaynPosted 9/24/2013 12:29:39 AM
I picked FF6 but man... Suikoden 2... I loved the first game and passed it a bunch of times as a kid. I heard that a 2nd was was being made but I remember some crappy IGN review saying it didn't really have much to do with the first, and I was like meh.... I bought it anyway at Target and played and within the fist few minutes I'm liek WAT IS THIS OMG ITS **** and ******!!! OMG!!!

Then when you finally pass the game with the best ending.... OMG... the feels ;_;

THE FEELS!!!11
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#156QwelzaarKanePosted 9/24/2013 12:43:40 AM
Deus Ex. I don't need to explain why.
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#157NingishzidaPosted 9/24/2013 2:27:38 AM
Fallout 1

if you need a reason, you're not worth a damn
#158NingishzidaPosted 9/24/2013 2:31:00 AM
DiviDude posted...
Only one mention of Chrono Trigger?

Oh PCH.


A PC board doesn't mention an obscenely overrated console JRPG, and you blame it?

lol
#159_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 9/24/2013 2:37:48 AM
Probably

-Secret of Mana
-Final Fantasy 6

Maybe they were a lot more simple than games now. They had simple sprites, no voice acting or any of that stuff. But at the time, these games really grabbed me. Compared to games now, these games just had a lot of charm and there was a strong sense of fantasy and adventure.

If you do not know what I am talking about, just look at the covers of these games. They kind of spark the imagination:
http://ipod-info.zxq.net/Images/secret-of-mana.jpg
http://sciencefiction.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/ffvi.jpg (ok the US cover for this game blows)

For all their expensive CGI and production values, the games we see nowadays no longer have that simple charming appeal that RPG's used to have. Or maybe it is just that kids have an active imagination and I could enjoy these things more at 10 years old than I ever could as an adult. On the other hand, when I replay these games on my handheld over a decade later, I STILL enjoy them more than something like the Witcher 1, which was hardly any fun at all to me.
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#160DarkshowersPosted 9/24/2013 5:57:54 AM
Baldur's Gate 1

The D&D world and battle system was very well implemented and I loved the different character personalities and dialogue within your party. The entire world I could explore was awesome as was the main city of Baldur's Gate and the sidequests were interesting for the most part. The experience was like playing out one of the Dragonlance novels I loved to read in middle school.