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Challenging RPG with a massive open world and engaging combat?

#41souljah11Posted 7/29/2014 1:18:03 PM
I would say darksiders on harder difficulty is fun yet challenging, haven't played the second on hard mode yet.

Diablo 3 has a decent challenge mode. Not really open world, still solid amount of exploration.

Borderlands 2 solo can get tough near endgame but kinda boring solo, (amazing co-op yet much easier)

The witcher 2 has some rewarding combat, requiring preparation. Amazing story, good lore, very challenging even on normal I died a few times before I understood combat mechanics
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#42machetemanPosted 7/29/2014 2:14:25 PM
modded skyrim is honestly the only game that fits TC's requirements.
#43locky723Posted 7/29/2014 2:55:35 PM
Iv'e heard Divinity: original sin is big, complex and awesome.
#44DragonlordHaar8Posted 7/29/2014 2:57:32 PM
ff12 izjs, theres an english patch for it as well.
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#45SpazH3dPosted 7/29/2014 2:59:49 PM
Kingdoms of Amalur hits 2 of those, but not in challenge.
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#46Matty_EINZPosted 7/30/2014 8:38:41 PM
Critcal50 posted...
Matty_EINZ posted...
Critcal50 posted...
I meant a game that keeps you thinking, requires you to plan out how you take enemies on. Dodge, block and time attacks.


While late to the thread, and this suggestion goes outside the pc category, monster hunter seems to have what you're looking for in terms of combat. The controls take a little getting used to, but I honestly believe they're very fine tuned and set up the way they are for a reason. Game can be a bit repetitive but I feel the combat itself is more or less the main draw of the series.


Yeah I had Monster Huntsr 3 Ultimate on my 3DS..I didnt like the game much to be honest because I had Qurupeco armor unupgraded and was fighting the stronger monsters like Uragaan Rathalos Lagiacrus etc. I barely took damage. In Monster Hunter Tri I would taje a lot more wearing that armor. It just made the game feel so easy. And on Tri I also put 1000 hours in, so thats probably another reason why I got bored :P


In that case I recommend you try out 4 ultimate when it comes out. Alongside newer gameplay mechanics changes I heard across the net they've ramped the difficulty quite considerably from 3rd gen to fourth. Glad you liked tri though, I liked it a lot as well. :)
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#47Delta_F14Posted 7/30/2014 11:33:18 PM
Skyrim with Requiem.
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#48greywolf00Posted 7/30/2014 11:48:07 PM
If you like action combat I say Gothic (though I don't consider that kind of combat engaging). Otherwise Baldur's Gate 2. It's not nearly as open as say The Elder Scrolls worlds but the story is great and there's plenty of encounters that require planning and strategy (though it's not action combat). You might also want to ask this on RPGCodex or RPGWatch
#49TheMadTokerPosted 7/31/2014 12:12:31 AM
if you don't mind turn based, the Avernum series. Ridiculously huge, open and extremely detailed world. there are no cookie cutter elements, even all the NPCs you meet, and there are hundreds, have their own stories, dreams and ambitions.

combat is definitely tough, so as long as you can deal with turn based isometric old school RPGs, that series is one of the best.
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#50a687947Posted 7/31/2014 12:16:50 AM
Witcher 3 next year