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Any suggestions for a new game?

Postby jpratticus » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:07 pm

Im a big fan of pc rpgs and have been for a long time. Ive used this site for countless walkthroughs and im currently very bored and looking for a new game to buy.

I have played: BG1, BG2, Ice wind dale1 and 2, planetscape, kotor(Kotor 2 wont work), The temple of elemental evil, neverwinter nights, diablo1 and 2, morrowind, oblivion(Xbox), pool of radience 2, fallout 3(Xbox).

So as you guys can see I have played most of the classics some multiple times and im looking for another rpg to start playing. Now heres the kicker im a college student and whatever i play has to be able to run on my vista laptop with intel 965 chipset. So extremely new games like dragon age are out of the question. Ive googled classic rpgs and stuff like that a million times and nothing has stuck out to me.

ps my favorite game types have great stories such as BG2 and Kotor

SO guys if you could pleaseeeee give me some suggestions i would realy appreciate it.

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Postby Crenshinibon » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:40 pm

While I don't have Vista, I'll still suggest that you play Fallout 1 and 2. I'm pretty sure that with a few extra tweaks, you'll be able to play them without any problems.

Another game you might like, in a magical as well as steampunk setting, is Arcanum of Steamworks and Magick Obscura. It's a very fun and open game filled with plenty of customization and of course many ways to come to a solution.
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Postby DaveO » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:06 am

Good Old Games has the Might & Magic series from #1 to #6 at $10 to download. World of Xeen is what I consider to be the best entry, but all of the entries should have no problem running on the portable computer.
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Postby GawainBS » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:40 am

[url="http://forums.obsidian.net/index.php?showtopic=50140"]This[/url]can help out with KotOR II not working on Vista. It helped me.

I also recommend Lionheart, if only for the first chapters.

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Postby jpratticus » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:01 am

Thanks for the suggestions guys I actually have fallout 1 2 and tactics but didnt give it a chance cause of how slow paced it seemed but im playing them now. Ill give arcanum a try to. The might and magic series seems a little toooooo old for me to get into. as far as kotor 2 goes thanks but trust me I have litteraly spent hours upon hours trying every concievable solution to get it to work still just a ctd after the intro videos. any other suggestion guys?

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Postby Stworca » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:09 am

You can give gothic 1 a try. Depending on your hardware, even gothic 2 (although 1st one is much better).

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Postby Gilliatt » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:47 pm

On top of the Fallouts and Arcanum, you could also try the Vampire the Masquerade RPGs (Redemption and Bloodlines). I still have Windows XP on my PC though, so I have no idea if they work on Vista.
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Postby Garriath » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:45 pm

I'd second the Vampire: Bloodlines suggestion. I'd played just about all the same games as you have before I started VTMB, and, in a lot of ways, it seemed exactly like the RPG I'd always dreamed of. I don't think the graphics have aged especially well, but if you could put up with M&M5, you could certainly deal with VTMB. Just be sure to download some sort of (preferably non-intrusive) patch to the game before playing it.
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Postby Ares2382 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:04 pm

I'll add my vote to Arcanum and Bloodlines. Two awesome games.

Also, If you're not looking for awesome 3d graphics, I'd look a bit around the indie scene. Eschalon Book 1 and 2 are pretty interesting to play. Hear good things about Avernum 6 as well though I haven't played it.

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Postby Stworca » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:22 pm

I'd vote for arcanum too, but i cannot forgive it the pathetic ending should you chose "evil" path. Ending that makes no sense whatsoever, and killed the game for me. No spoilers.
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Postby shadowwot » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:09 pm

I would recommend:

Mass Effect (you could probably run the first game)
Jade Empire
Fallout 1 & 2
Vampire Redemption/Bloodlines

Old School:
Wizardry 6-8 (7 was my favorite)
Might and Magic 4-8 (6 & 7 are my favorite)

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Postby jpratticus » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:58 am

Eschalon 1 and 2 look right up my ally I just finished fallout 1 so ill probably finish 2 next. Arcanum looks cool but idk if Im a fan if the fantasy type setting they use idk why but i Kinda like the traditional medival type aspect of most games.

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Postby adul » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:40 am

Some very good games here. I'd also suggest checking out Kult: Heretic Kingdoms, an obscure but pretty good game with a rather unique setting. You play an inquisitress in a country which was ravaged by a magician's theocratic rule. Unfortunately finding a copy might be difficult.

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Postby GawainBS » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:46 am

adul wrote:Some very good games here. I'd also suggest checking out Kult: Heretic Kingdoms, an obscure but pretty good game with a rather unique setting. You play an inquisitress in a country which was ravaged by a magician's theocratic rule. Unfortunately finding a copy might be difficult.


I second this. You might try your luck on Amazon.

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Postby robinban » Mon May 30, 2011 12:43 am

adul wrote:Some very good games here. I'd also suggest checking out Kult: Heretic Kingdoms, an obscure but pretty good game with a rather unique setting. You play an inquisitress in a country which was ravaged by a magician's theocratic rule. Unfortunately finding a copy might be difficult.


sounds great

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Postby candesco » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:15 am

Sacred 2 Fallen Angel, a hack&slash RPG wit also RPG elements in it.
Drakensang: The Dark Eye. German partybased RPG based on the rules of Das Schwarze Auge.
Drakensang: The River of Time. prequel of Drakensang: TDE. imo better actually.
Venetica. action based RPG with a rather dark theme. you play as the daughter of Death.
Two Worlds II. lot better then the first one. new is that you can improve your armor by disintegrating the old ones. magic system is also improved.
Risen. The spiritual successor of the old Gothic serie.
The Witcher. if you haven't played it, then do so. Defenitely worth it's money and the nowadays EE version is an improvement of the original. based on the books of Andrzej Sapkowski. rich story.
Titan Quest. good action based like rpg from Brian Sullivan, the designer of Age of Empires.

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Postby Darth Gavinius » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:28 am

Some good suggestions Candesco, but unless he has bought a new laptop - I very much doubt any of those games are playable on his system. Some of them might run (on the very lowest settings)... but there is a difference between a game running and a game being playable.
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Postby candesco » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:53 am

Darth Gavinius wrote:Some good suggestions Candesco, but unless he has bought a new laptop - I very much doubt any of those games are playable on his system. Some of them might run (on the very lowest settings)... but there is a difference between a game running and a game being playable.


Whoops, haven't seen the sentence of having a laptop with an intel 965 videochip.
Then most of those won't work. Maybe titan quest will run on it.
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Postby robertwillton » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:41 am

Most ideas point back to the primary motivator its mentioned at least a dozen times one... seem to approve of efforts to introduce new people to the game
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Postby Lemmus » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:31 am

One seminal game not mentioned so far is Deus Ex. It's not available on GoG, but it is on both Direct 2 Drive and Steam. If you wait for a sale you can probably pick it up for $5. Deus Ex slips many people's minds since it was originally marketed more as an FPS, but once you get into it you'll realise that it is one of the better RPGs of the past decade.

Also, if you want to play something of the Diablo style, you might want to check out Fate: the Traitor Soul (retail) or Torchlight. Both games were made by members of Diablo's original design team but with cartoon style graphics, fully randomised dungeons, and a $20 price tag. With Fate the retail edition has three versions of the game (stand-alone expansions), with download you need to buy them separately. The games have minimal story, even compared to Diablo, but they are fun time wasters.