Shooters with RPG-like tendencies

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Shooters with RPG-like tendencies

Postby GawainBS » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:23 am

Bear with me here.

Do you know about any FPS's that have a mechanic like XP? So that you unlock various skills & gear as you go along and/or customisable gear?
The example I have in mind is Rainbow Six: Vegas 2. Are there any others? If the progression is only in multiplayer, I'm not intrested.

Thanks in advance!

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Postby Ares2382 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:39 am

Borderlands.

It has 4 different characters to play with, and they have each a unique skill, and as you level up you get a point to spend in one of 3 specilization trees that each character has.

For example my favorite character Mordekai can specilize in either sniping, using a revolver or improving his pet hawk.

There's also a very good loot system. You get different guns, shields, skill mods, grenade mods, etc...

You can level up in both singleplayer or through a co-op campaign with friends or random strangers.

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Postby toughchan » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:44 am

The only game that comes to my mind now is S.t.a.l.k.e.r series. And that's one hell of a good game. (even for FPS hater like me). It doesn't use XP but you unlock guns, gear with your "reputation" with a specific factions in the game. Moreover, it has artifacts to enhance your body. I guess Stalker should fill the bill you are asking...another one I'm thinking of is some old MMO shooter.

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Postby GawainBS » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:58 am

I played both Borderlands and STALKER already. STALKER got a bit tedious with the umpteenth walk from point a to point b & back. Borderlands was great fun.

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Postby Ares2382 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:00 am

Have you tried Dead Island? I can't recommend it as I have not played it, but it's been talked of as an RPG/FPS hybrid.

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Postby toughchan » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:14 am

how about Deus Ex: Human Revolution?

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Postby GawainBS » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:30 am

Played Deus Ex, loved it to death.

Hhmm. Dead Island. I'll have a look into that, despite not liking zombies.

Keep 'em coming. :)

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Postby Ares2382 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:13 pm

If you don't mind going Indie games, you can try E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy.

It's available on Steam.

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Postby GawainBS » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:19 pm

I read bad reviews about E.Y.E.

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Postby sear » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:50 pm

EYE is mediocre despite great ideas (buggy and sloppy, bad UI and lack of good tutorials etc.), but in multiplayer, most games get better, so it's not bad if you have friends.

I guess System Shock and System Shock 2 go without saying, as well as the Thief series. Fallout 3 and New Vegas are obvious choices too. Honestly, if you want a Deus Ex-like, there really isn't anything else out there... which makes me quite sad. Maybe BioShock or something?

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Postby GawainBS » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:50 pm

Fallout 3 was boring and lifeless. Vegas was one of the best games I played this year.
I'm more leaning to SF/current day games than fantasy.

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Postby Lemmus » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:14 am

You might want to take a look at some of the lesser known MMOs, like Blacklight Retribution or Hellgate Global. I also recall that NeoCron has a decent, though not spectacular, combat system, but I'm not sure if it's still active.

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Postby GawainBS » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:33 am

No MMO's, thank you very much. :)

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Postby Nymie_the_Pooh » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:40 pm

There is still a somewhat active modding community based around the single player Hellgate: London. It scratches much of the same itch as Borderlands for me, but has instancing instead of the more open world of Borderlands. Rage was another game that has some of the same feel as Borderlands. It didn't do great, but I had fun with it.

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Postby GawainBS » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:56 am

I enjoyed HG:L, but I got fed up after a while due to the same rinse & repeat environments.

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Postby Cheeca20 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:46 pm

I only played call of duty modern warfare RPG/FPS and CF which has xp and can change outfit and guns.

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Postby murph » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:24 am

Not that much of an fps and you have probably already played it, but Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines can be played entirely as an fps.

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Postby GawainBS » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:34 am

Bloodlines is an RPG pur sang. :)

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Postby Pekka » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:03 am

Bioshock games are pretty shooter-like with an rpgish character development system.

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Postby GawainBS » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:35 pm

If September wasn't such an awfully busy game-month, I'd rush to find a digital Bioshock somewhere. First, there's Torchlight II, Borderlands 2, Dungeon Lords MMXII, Mist of Pandaran and hopefully The Secret World's update.