RPG recommendations: PS2/PC (in Off-topic)
February 5 2009 7:40 AM EST
Ok, I'm after something fairly specific: an old fashioned RPG, in a Lord of The Rings kind of universe, wizards, warriors, elves etc. PS2 preferably, but point me in the direction of the PC so long as it's nothing overly graphics intensive.
I'm not looking for online play: I know where to go for those.
February 5 2009 9:08 AM EST
Baldur's Gate 1 $ 2 for PC
Icewind Dale 1 $ 2 for PC
Planescape: Torment for PC
(All of which are interplay games and interplay was one of the best damn gaming companies around)
I personally am a fan of wizardry on ps2. First person and you control up to 6 guys at once, but it's a lot of fun... even though the story is a bit lacking.
The Kings Field games are all really good for ps2.
The .hack games are fantasy-esque... also on ps2.
Diablo 1 for playstation/PC and diablo 2 are both good games even if you don't play them online.
Gothic 1-3. Elder Scrolls 2 Daggerfall are more good PC games...
So a list!
Kings Field (1 and 2 were on ps1)
Diablo 1 (ps1)
.hack series maybe?
Baldur's Gate 1 $ 2
Icewind Dale 1 $ 2
Diablo 1 $ 2
Elder Scrolls 2 Daggerfall
play silk road its free for pc lol
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February 5 2009 10:03 AM EST
He said he wasn't looking for online...
February 5 2009 10:23 AM EST
I think my favourite RPG that hasn't already been mentioned would be Grandia 2. I played it on PC, but its also available on PS2.
The third is on PS2, but never came out in my stupid country.
The stories are all independent, so you needn't play 1 to play 3, etc.
They are JRPGs, but if you can forgive them for that, then you might like them.
I've been playing Spellforce 2 a fair bit lately. It's RTS+RPG, except that its actually combined in a REALLY, REALLY good way. You have traditional RPG sections that feel like RPG sections, not like RTS hero unit sections and RTS sections that are pretty good, but you can change between the two seamlessly, with everything done with the same interface. I bought the first game because I really liked the second, but haven't gotten to playing it yet. The first is on GOG for $7. Both are PC, but not too intensive.
It was already said, but.... Play Planescape Torment. Seriously. Do it. In fact, leave work right now and find a copy to play. (Don't leave work. You might get fired)
Planescape: Torment is great; Fallout 1 & 2 are also very good. ;)
I'd also say give Shadow of the Colossus and ICO on the PS2 a try. They aren't RPGs, per-say, more like action/adventure games, but believe me, they are absolutely incredible.
Morrowind for PC, if you haven't played it you will love it, I promise.
February 5 2009 1:04 PM EST
I didn't really like Morrowind. :o
February 5 2009 1:09 PM EST
As for the PS2 I'd have to say A Bard's Tale, .Hack// is a great series of games, Xenosaga is pretty good I've got all 3 games. The Dragon Quest Series. Beyond Good & Evil is another good one.
February 5 2009 1:13 PM EST
If you havn't played Gladius I highly recommend it, its by lucas arts but isn't a star wars game :)
February 5 2009 1:29 PM EST
A Bard's Tale is pretty funny too.
February 5 2009 1:30 PM EST
Oh ya and for PC the Thief Games are pretty fun.
February 5 2009 1:55 PM EST
Any of the old games like Baldur's Gate I and II and Icewind Dale I and II and Planescape Torment are just great.
I must admit finishing all of these games at least 3 times and would start them again if I only could crank up their resolution a bit...
Anyway, a new Baldur's Gate themed game is on it's way :D
February 5 2009 2:27 PM EST
Let's not forget Neverwinter Nights 1&2. I bought 2 and my comp couldn't run it, but i've played the heck out of 1 and its awesome.
February 5 2009 6:40 PM EST
Thanks AG for reminding me of Morrowind. I bought it at the time for it's full price, but my PC was below par to run it, so I ended up taking it back.
Now I can buy it for a tiny amount, including all the expansion packs, and run it on a cheap laptop. Technology eh?
Anyway, it's pretty much what I wanted! Thanks for that. And thanks for the other suggestions everybody.
I find it insulting that not a single person has mentioned a single Final Fantasy game! Hehe
February 5 2009 7:00 PM EST
Lol, does anybody need to recommend FF?
It's not fantasy, but I just have to mention it. Do yourself a huge favor and play Cave Story.
February 5 2009 8:24 PM EST
If you want to go a bit old school the on the PS1 I highly suggest Xenogears.....its long but it is prolly one of the best games I have ever played barnone! Parasite Eve 1&2 is not far from it at least in story line gameplay is a little weird. The FF series is Mostly Fantastic, 7 is imo the best one so far. I am playing FF12 (of and on)so I dont have a full opinion on it yet. Planscape Torment is a great game! Baldurs Gate 1&2, Neverwinter Nights 1&2, Diablo II and the LOD Expansion, and Sacred Gold are all pretty good games imo.
February 5 2009 10:07 PM EST
dragon quest was always fun.
then there is always breath of fire
February 5 2009 10:46 PM EST
Daggerfall > morrowind IMO...
February 5 2009 11:17 PM EST
Oh ya I forgot about Breath of Fire those games rock!
And, how could I forget KotOR and NetHack?
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