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Posted By: hannya your first RPG - 12/10/05 12:47 PM
Hi all

I was wondering, what is the first RPG you ever played, PC or pen & paper.

My first was Diablo on pc. I believe I was about 11 - 12 years old and played it at a friends house ( I didnt have a strong enough pc yet). I loved it at once, mainly because of the dark setting (with the devil and scary church and stuff <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif" alt="" />. So I still play it once in a while for nostalgic reason. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/delight.gif" alt="" />

with regards

hannya.be
Posted By: Ubereil Re: your first RPG - 12/10/05 02:11 PM
Diablo isn't an RPG! It's an action-RPG, which doesn't have much in common with RPG's, at least not enought to claim to be the same thing.

My first RPG was Fallout 2. I borrowed it from a friend, who had got it for free with a PC-game magazine. I think I was around 11 or 12, and this is where I got hooked on RPG's (and for real started to develop my 'command of English', as Jang put it <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />). Great times (now, several years after I'm a bit pissed I used a walkthrough in order to finnish it, but I was 12, so it doesn't really matter. Great game anyway).

And I still think there's no kids in Vault City because I have the European verision <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/silly.gif" alt="" />!

Übereil
Posted By: killerzzz Re: your first RPG - 12/10/05 03:47 PM
I believe my first RPG was Zelda: A Link to the Past for the SuperNintendo. Man, I loved that one. In my opinion, its the second best (at least, second most enjoyable) Zelda game out there. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> Do you agree? First one being Zelda: The Ocarina of Time .

Killerzzz
Posted By: Plowking Re: your first RPG - 12/10/05 04:00 PM
My first RPG was pen and papyrus - Warhammer. I was around 12 or 13 I think!

The first computer RPG I can remember was Pools of Radience on the amiga. One of the old D&D SSI games if I remember correctly. It was remade a few years ago on the PC into some rubbish different version!

Posted By: MeaCulpa Re: your first RPG - 12/10/05 07:11 PM
Heh talking about being introduced to RPG, my first was a P&P "Rolemaster" Campaign, and let me tell you that system is deadly, my shadow mage was casting the soon to be (but unknown yet) new party member saw me casting, being a typical combat tank he acted first and thought after, which meant he chopped 1 of my hands off, and I promptly died of a D critical hit by spurting main artery blood all over the place and was dead after exactly 5 minutes into the game <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/disagree.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Ubereil Re: your first RPG - 12/10/05 08:34 PM
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Heh talking about being introduced to RPG, my first was a P&P "Rolemaster" Campaign, and let me tell you that system is deadly, my shadow mage was casting the soon to be (but unknown yet) new party member saw me casting, being a typical combat tank he acted first and thought after, which meant he chopped 1 of my hands off, and I promptly died of a D critical hit by spurting main artery blood all over the place and was dead after exactly 5 minutes into the game <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/disagree.gif" alt="" />


Beginner's luck <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/silly.gif" alt="" />!

The first (and only) time I played pen and paper RPG (or classical RPG) was last summer (not this year, but last year) with my brother and some of his friends. They were testing this new system (the 'Buffy the Vampire slayer' system), and allso introduced some new players (it turned out to be me alone <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" />). The only noteable things that happened was that a) I got my jock too much int. I put 2 in int, then the 'jock' trait brought a -1 to all int checks, so that extra one in int was watded anyway (otherwise I was kind of happy with my sadistic quarterback. Apart from being pretty new to roleplaying in RL)
and that b) I acually enjoyed it (thought I would). The problem is that playing with a bunch of 5-10 years older friends of my brother who has played for 10 years isn't really... what I would start with. And unfortunantlly I am clueless on where to start otherwise <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/disagree.gif" alt="" />.

Übereil
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: your first RPG - 12/10/05 08:44 PM
My VERY first RPG EVER was a session for beginners in DSA in the biggest board games exhibition / toy fair here in Germany ( an article in a local newspaper even says it's the biggest board game fair WORLDWIDE <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> ) in 1998 or 1997.

This weekend it takes place once again, and going to it is a nice tradition I'm truly looking forward through the whole year ! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

That's the website of it : http://www.merz-verlag.com/spiel/e000.php4

In THAT particular session the DSA-Character Alrik Fassbauer was born ! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

@Übereil : Haven't you got groups or websites in your country where you could look for other RPG gamers ? Here in Germany there are special databases (well, kind of) just for that (although I never used one this far <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> ) .

Posted By: HandEFood Re: your first RPG - 13/10/05 12:41 AM
Hell, I don't think I can think back that far. It was one of:
  • Fairy Tale
  • Fantasy
  • Bard's Tale


The first one I really got into was Quest for Glory I.
Posted By: NeroJB Re: your first RPG - 13/10/05 12:49 AM
the original zelda
Posted By: janggut Re: your first RPG - 13/10/05 03:06 AM
mine's an action RPG, Nox, which i have fond memories still, unlike that of Diablo2. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" />

as for something more RPG, yet it's more combat-oriented, Fallout Tactics. one of my most-loved games of this lifetime.

& as for something that smells of a true RPG would be NWN, but it was not that great. thankfully there's DD. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bday_jump.gif" alt="" />

yep, i wasn't much of a gamer till computer comes along.
Posted By: killerzzz Re: your first RPG - 13/10/05 04:13 AM
My first computer RPG was Diablo. The original.

Before that, I only played the other types of games (Raptor: Call of the Shadow - PowerCollecting-Arcade-PlaneShooter; Doom - FirstPersonShooter; Stunt Island - FlightSimulator; Commander Keen; Duke Nukem; Bio Menace; Wolfenstein; Crystal Caves; Cosmoe's Cosmic Adventure; God of Thunder; etc).

The funny thing is, when I'm tired of all these modern RPGs, I just go reinstall Diablo and beat it a few times. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/delight.gif" alt="" /> Its actually pathetically easy after beating Diablo II for a while.

Killerzzz
Posted By: GlanceALot Re: your first RPG - 13/10/05 08:39 AM
The first? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/think.gif" alt="" />

Long time hence...

The first one with RP elements was 'Larn' - originally Unix-based, monochrome, "graphics" all dots and letters, played on an XT under DOS 5.0 (or was it still 3.3? My memory fails me...)

Whether that counts? I don't know - it lies in the 'eyes of the beholder' <- which would probably qualify <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Macbeth Re: your first RPG - 13/10/05 09:28 AM
Lands of Lore was my first RPG. That is still a magnificent game.
Posted By: Ubereil Re: your first RPG - 13/10/05 10:12 AM
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mine's an action RPG, Nox, which i have fond memories still, unlike that of Diablo2. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" />


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My first computer RPG was Diablo. The original.


I still don't think action-RPG's can be counted as RPGs. It's a bit like saying FIFA (or NHL, or NBA or whatever) is a sport. It's just not the same thing, even though it's related.

Übereil
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: your first RPG - 13/10/05 10:34 AM
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Lands of Lore was my first RPG.


Same here - for C-RPGs, of course. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

- Lands of Lore I
- Albion
- Nordlandtrilogie (English : Realms of Arcania)

These were the first three C-RPGs I played.

Posted By: Stone Re: your first RPG - 13/10/05 07:48 PM
Amberstar, Ambermoon, and Albion.
The Eye of the Beholder, and Dungeon Master.

Pool of Radiance
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Ishar, Stonekeep, Ultima Underworld, <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/think.gif" alt="" /> Lands of Lore,
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/question.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/think.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/question.gif" alt="" />
Menzoberanzan, and some more SSI D&D Games.

Ultima 1-3 (Atari XL) (this was my first RPGs)

And ... Hack, with charakter set Graphic.
Posted By: MeaCulpa Re: your first RPG - 13/10/05 07:52 PM
Hmm first C-RPG me think IIRC was a thing called the Twin Towers, it was a combination of screen shots and text input, and it drove me totally frigging nuts, thus happened The Eye of the Beholder 1,2 and 3 awesome!!! together with all the episodes of Might and magic ..... to which I unfortunately lost interest by episode 8(?)
Posted By: Barta Re: your first RPG - 13/10/05 07:58 PM
The first one was Zelda Link awakening on the first Gameboy (the big grey one).
The second one was Final Fantasy 3 also on the Gameboy.
I still have these games and i still play them from time to time.

Barta
Posted By: NeroJB Re: your first RPG - 13/10/05 11:59 PM
Actually now that i think about this some more the first one I played was kings quest which came out on 5.5 in floppy disks. It was the one where you have to type in your actions. Sweetness

Posted By: janggut Re: your first RPG - 14/10/05 02:48 AM
@ Ube -> well if u must know, my first RPG was not table-top, nor CRPG, none of the like but played around the neighbourhood.

i'm talking aobut playing with friends in the neighbourhood when i was a boy. after watching classic cartoons or animes, we would role-play as heroes & monsters & villians. there are also times when we role-play as police versus robbers.

now ain't that real deal RPG? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/badsmile2.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: HandEFood Re: your first RPG - 14/10/05 04:04 AM
You're right. It has rules and characters, just like any other RPG. I can remember playing RPGs with my car tracks. We'd build a city and set up businesses in it, each of which paid a daily wage (in marbles). We'd buy and sell nicer cars and houses. We had a great time!
Posted By: Elliot_Kane Re: your first RPG - 14/10/05 07:35 AM
Pen & Paper version of Dungeons & Dragons... Too long ago to even think about <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> I soon switched to AD&D, and I've played quite a few RPGs since then, including a fair number of CRPGs. Overall, AD&D 1st ed is my favourite. Nothing beats the atmosphere of a really good RPG session <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Tempo Re: your first RPG - 15/10/05 06:34 AM
Candy Land was my first RPG.

Don't you remember Gumdrop Mountains and Molasses Swamp. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: janggut Re: your first RPG - 17/10/05 03:15 AM
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You're right. It has rules and characters, just like any other RPG. I can remember playing RPGs with my car tracks. We'd build a city and set up businesses in it, each of which paid a daily wage (in marbles). We'd buy and sell nicer cars and houses. We had a great time!


wow! thats' indeed a super time u had as a kid, HEF. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" /> wish i was your neighbour. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: HandEFood Re: your first RPG - 17/10/05 12:28 PM
Oh, we had more fun in the construction sites. You can make all those empty half-built rooms anything you want them to be!
Posted By: hannya Re: your first RPG - 17/10/05 03:16 PM
I was always building huts and tree houses which I then had to guard with my bow, you know in case some evil men came <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/delight.gif" alt="" />

with regards

hannya.be
Posted By: daedalus Re: your first RPG - 17/10/05 03:30 PM
if diablo doesn't count, my first rpg was gothic (1)
i think i was 11 or so
Posted By: janggut Re: your first RPG - 18/10/05 04:49 AM
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Poster: HandEFood

Oh, we had more fun in the construction sites. You can make all those empty half-built rooms anything you want them to be!


hey, isn't .... i mean wasn't that dangerous? construction sites aren't even safe enough to work in (unless u are vigilant) let alone play. but that sounds like lots of fun with all the rooms for games. the closest we had for rooms were big cardboard boxes which we would use as pretend cars, houses, ships etc.

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I was always building huts and tree houses which I then had to guard with my bow, you know in case some evil men came.

hannya


i always envy those with tree houses because i never been in one, let alone having one. the trees near my old place were riddled with red ants that have terrifying bites. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />

wow! nice real life multiplayer RPGs! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/delight.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: HandEFood Re: your first RPG - 18/10/05 05:31 AM
You're meant to get bumps and bruises as a kid! The sites were fairly safe. It was just houses, so everything was bolted down well. Falling or metal edges were the only real dangers. But now there's temporary fencing up at every construction site. I think some people have realised how much unguarded construction materials are worth.

Janggut, you must have had somewhere that was what it wasn't when you were playing as a kid?
Posted By: dauwin Re: your first RPG - 18/10/05 02:15 PM
the first rpg i ever played was 2nd Edition Pen and Paper DND.. the first pc rpg i ever played was Planescape Torment and Baldurs Gate.. and been addicted to any rpg i get my hands on since....
Posted By: Ubereil Re: your first RPG - 18/10/05 02:51 PM
Wellcome to the forum Dauwin <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />. The problem I find is that most of the new RPG's aren't compelling enough, they're too simplified and combat based IMO <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/disagree.gif" alt="" />.

Übereil
Posted By: MeaCulpa Re: your first RPG - 18/10/05 04:15 PM
And a welcome from me to Dauwin <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

Ube you have obviously never played NWN <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Ubereil Re: your first RPG - 18/10/05 06:40 PM
I HAVE played NWN <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />. You helped me with some tips, remember?

Übereil
Posted By: NeroJB Re: your first RPG - 18/10/05 07:39 PM
I think Ube is referring to the fact (correct me if am wrong) that most RPG's in the past have been very linear and more combat oriented. True enough I would say...there werent exactly multiple endings in any of the Zelda games...the only true RPG's (you are all going to hate this) I have really experienced are Open ended MMO's.

Before your heads explode let me explain...

There are three types of games that fit this role i think

1. Games like the original Zelda, great story, great fighting etc etc but no matter what you do you simply progress as the same guy in the same story...LINEAR

2. The NWN type games, you make more choices you develop a characters general attitudes/outlooks but the game still ends the same way, less linear SAME BEGINNING AND END for everyone...

3. In an open ended MMO like shadowbane (or like darkfall will hopefully be) you reach the pinnacle of role playing...not only do you develop your characters attitude and alignment, but also his reactions and speech. There is no endgame per se...You can create nations, topple them whatever. Granted there are the 14 year old simpletons that run around using nothing but L337 speak and crap but they are easy to add to the ignore list.

Ok ok ok now you can call me wrong~! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Ubereil Re: your first RPG - 18/10/05 09:17 PM
You're wrong, I am referring to the fact that most games focus too much on combat (which is rarelly very good in the first place), and therefore lack in story and characterinteraction. No games released today has the interaction of Fallout, Arcanum or Torment, and THAT is what I am referring to <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />. That is allso what I want, and is not very likelly toget (only game that looks promising is Dragon Age, made by Bioware, who hasn't done any of the games I miss).

Übereil
Posted By: janggut Re: your first RPG - 19/10/05 04:13 AM
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You're meant to get bumps and bruises as a kid! The sites were fairly safe. It was just houses, so everything was bolted down well. Falling or metal edges were the only real dangers. But now there's temporary fencing up at every construction site. I think some people have realised how much unguarded construction materials are worth.

Janggut, you must have had somewhere that was what it wasn't when you were playing as a kid?


all in the backyard, HEF. or to be more accurate, around the house & neighbourhood. i used to live in government quarters (my dad was a policeman), barracks to be exact. since the floors of the barracks are raised, there's a lot of space 'neath for kids to play/horse around. for older kids (10-12), they would venture further out to nearby streams or ponds to catch fish & stuff. but that's not RPG. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />

there were times though when we would play in some of the empty barracks around the camp but it was very risky as the barrack weren't in good condition & in need of major repair plus with no adult supervision, that's really playing with fire. but as kids, FUN is first & foremost with whatever else as distant second.

most of the time when i was a kid, my brothers were my play buddies so we shared most of our toys. come to think of it, we did a lot of role plays with our toys (robots, soldiers, vehicles, building blocks etc) & made worlds of our own. it was really really fun that many times we wouldn't put away our toys as we wanted to continue the game the next day & onward.
Posted By: dauwin Re: your first RPG - 19/10/05 05:29 AM
*takes a bow* thank you <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

and iv played NWN (quite addicted to it infact) and iv helped in building a mod for NWN.. there is quite a bit you can do with it. you can make it all quest base or hack and slash.. there are so many options out there its nuts.. great game..

hehe.. just my 2 cents..
Posted By: Elliot_Kane Re: your first RPG - 19/10/05 07:02 AM
dauwin...

Welcome to the forum <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Ubereil Re: your first RPG - 19/10/05 07:47 AM
I'm acually considering trying NWN again <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/think.gif" alt="" />... The problem with it was the fact that it was too dungeonbased (ie you ran around in a dungeon and killed monsters in order to find a bosslike person and then kill HER). I acually stopped playing in a neverending cave that didn't seem to lead somewhere in act 2...

Übereil
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: your first RPG - 19/10/05 12:24 PM
The World is waiting for the "World of Aventuria" I just wanted to post it here to give you an insight about DSA. There is a Web site out there with the name "The Dark Eye" (which actually is DSA translated into English), but things are very slow at the moment, since they also produce the english Shadowrun section nowadays (FanPro had bought them).

I've decided to open a new thread with news about The Dark Eye when things are beginning to come into motion again.
Posted By: Jade Re: your first RPG - 20/10/05 08:01 AM
Well...i wasn't an rpg fan until i played Elder Scrolls III...now i'm doing a research of old/classic titles of this genre because i think i missed alot. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Ubereil Re: your first RPG - 20/10/05 10:24 AM
In that aspect you're like me. I allso try searching for old gems <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />. Of cause, I never seem to like them, but still...

Übereil
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: your first RPG - 20/10/05 12:21 PM
I'm also looking for older games - but rather Adventures. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: killerzzz Re: your first RPG - 20/10/05 03:32 PM
Are you guys looking for really old games? Like, back in the dos-only games. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> If so, I could point out where some very good demos and sharewares are.

Killerzzz
Posted By: Ubereil Re: your first RPG - 20/10/05 04:12 PM
The only DOS-game I'm interested in is Ultima 7, which I have downloaded, but have problems installing, due to the lack of DOS in Windows XP (I have an american emulator, which is difficult to use).

Übereil
Posted By: Elliot_Kane Re: your first RPG - 20/10/05 05:25 PM
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Well...i wasn't an rpg fan until i played Elder Scrolls III...now i'm doing a research of old/classic titles of this genre because i think i missed alot. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />


If you haven't yet played Planescape: Torment, you should certainly find it if you can <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> It's considered by many, including myself, to be the best CRPG ever created <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Macbeth Re: your first RPG - 20/10/05 05:41 PM
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If you haven't yet played Planescape: Torment, you should certainly find it if you can <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> It's considered by many, including myself, to be the best CRPG ever created <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

I'm one of those unfortunates who is a big RPG fan, but hasn't played Planescape Torment. Can't find it anywhere now. Perhaps it's also a little bit too outdated graphics-wise.
Posted By: Ubereil Re: your first RPG - 20/10/05 06:11 PM
I know a place, it's called pirate bay...

But you're probablly right, it's a bit outdated graphiclly. But with PS:T, that doesn't matter, trust me on that.

Übereil
Posted By: Raze Re: your first RPG - 20/10/05 10:54 PM
You can still find PS:T on eBay (I got it new a few months ago for CAN$10, bundled with another RPG). Currently a couple people have unopened copies of the original release listed, though the one with the most copies only ships within the US.

BTW, anyone know what the difference is between the original 4 CD release and the 2 CD re-release (besides 2 CDs)?


My first cRPGs were Final Fantasy and another series on the original Nintendo.
Posted By: Elliot_Kane Re: your first RPG - 20/10/05 11:49 PM
PS:T might be outdated graphically, but it has yet to be equalled in terms of storyline <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

***

Raze...

The 2CD version was patched, I believe. Beyond that, there are no differences I have ever heard of.
Posted By: Raze Re: your first RPG - 21/10/05 12:34 AM
Thanks, I was just curious if they cut out 2 CDs just by better compression or organization, or if they had to remove stuff or use lower resolution graphics, etc.
The 2 CD version is patched to the latest official version (there is also an unofficial patch).
Posted By: killerzzz Re: your first RPG - 21/10/05 04:19 AM
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The only DOS-game I'm interested in is Ultima 7, which I have downloaded, but have problems installing, due to the lack of DOS in Windows XP (I have an american emulator, which is difficult to use).

Übereil


If the emulator you have is DosBox, than I know exactly what you mean. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" /> If it's not, than I suggest getting DosBox, because it works very well.

Here, this is some info I used to learn how to use it.

[color:"yellow"] First, download DOSbox from the DOSbox website at sourceforge.net. Run the file and DOSbox will be installed on your computer. Now go to the folder where you installed DOSbox and run DOSbox, or go to the Windows Start Menu and use the shortcut to start DOSbox. Two windows will open. One is the kernel and the other one is the window you have to type in. It will start on virtual drive Z:\. Because most people don't have a Z:\ disk on his/her computer, you have to go to the drive you installed the game on. Usually this will be the C:\ or D:\ drive. I will use the C:\ drive as an example. First, type "mount c c:\". This will recognize the C:\ disk as the Virtual C:\ disk within DOSbox.

Now type "C:". Guess what, you’re now on your C:\ disk! If you extracted the game called "game.exe" to the folder games\game, you have to browse to there. You can do this by using the cd commands. For example, first type "cd games" and then "cd game". Then you have to start the game. This is simple enough to remember: type "game", without the extension (.exe). The game will then start so you can play it.

The game may run very slow or DOSbox may crash. If DOSbox crashes, it is useless to try again. DOSbox won’t work in this case, but there are more options to allow your games run in Windows XP.
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Hope that helps.



Man, I haven't played any of the original BG games. Just the first Dark Alliance. I should really try them out, you guys make them sound interesting.

Killerzzz
Posted By: Bey0nder Re: your first RPG - 25/07/06 06:32 AM
hmm I tough it was Zelda OOT, but I just realized that the first time Iplayed an rpg it was Final Fantasy mistyc quest >___>, I finished it a few times and stil have the catrige on my travel bags, not nearly as bad as people said, heck I think I enjoyed it more than FF8
Posted By: ForkTong Re: your first RPG - 27/07/06 02:13 AM
My first cRPG was "Champions of Krynn" on my C64. Played the whole trilogy after that ("DeathKnights" on my C64, "Dark Queen" on PC).

Dragonlance > Forgotten Realms
Posted By: ozthunder Re: your first RPG - 27/07/06 11:44 AM
I am close 50 years old and have played many CRPG, although a mortgage and kids has seriously curtailed what I can afford these days.

My first was on an Amiga - Megatraveller, it was a space RPG, I thought it was quite advanced for its time.

My favourites ( at the time I played them )

Underworld 1 Stygian Abyess, I think I got more play out of this than Oblivion!

The first Elder Scrolls - the main quest dungeons were designed individually and had a variety that all later Elder Scroll games, inlcuding Oblivion have not reproduced.

Crusaders of the Dark Savant - the only CRPG where I have had to resort to serious help to solve.

Ravenloft 2 - I think this was the pinnacle of the SSI games

Wizards and Warriors - one the better ones in the last 5 years.

There has been some that I could never really get into --

I bought Dungeon Siege from a bargain bin last month and have tossed it, all hack and slash and a serious no brainer.

Posted By: Ubereil Re: your first RPG - 27/07/06 02:30 PM
Standard question (from my side): have you played Planescape:Torment? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />

And Dungeon Siege is one of those "action-RPG's". You can check my feel towards those on the first page, second post <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />.

Übereil
Posted By: MeaCulpa Re: your first RPG - 27/07/06 07:08 PM
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The first Elder Scrolls - the main quest dungeons were designed individually and had a variety that all later Elder Scroll games, inlcuding Oblivion have not reproduced.


LOL you have got to mean Arena, I still have a spare (old) PC, set up just to play that and Eye of the Beholder series <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Tempo Re: your first RPG - 30/07/06 09:38 PM
Of course I played Zelda like so many others but never got into Final Fantasy.

The first RPG for pc that i've seen, was on a friend's computer. That would be Ultima Underworld 2 and it looked huge.

When I first got a pc, I was more into adventure games with a tone of RPG to them. Games such as Quest for Glory, Dragon Lore and Druid.

Where most people will say that Deus Ex is a FPS/RPG, I still look at it as a first person shooter. With its physics of running, jumping and shooting, it's a shooter.

On the other had, the original System Shock is a Sci-fi/RPG in my eyes. This was the first roleplaying that I have played. With a solid month of game play to complete it, this was a RPG.

The original System Shock was my first RPG on the pc.

Edit:

Currently playing Darkstone. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shhh.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Plowking Re: your first RPG - 31/07/06 04:54 PM
The first one I got to actually play was Bards Tale 2 on the spectrum. D&D dungeon crawl with a party. Quite advanced for the time I think...and better than the rubbish 'new' bards tale that came out, which was a completely different game!

Then followed by SSI's 'Pools of radiance.' Now that was a great game...(the old amgia one, again not the 'new' rubbish one!!)
Posted By: Virgo_Bluefire Re: your first RPG - 31/07/06 05:31 PM
back in the day i had little atari exposure so my first rpg was dragon warrior for the nes system then might and magic. I usually took breaks and role played Rambo with a squirt gun outside the house. Then after years upon years pass by i get a hold of other nes rpgs. After that I had this weird Ultima game where i was the avatar the red champion, its where i first heard the phrase as a kid, "choose your poison" omg the barkeep is selling poison in drinks! this game was for DOS and win95 or so it claimed and i lost the game 3 years later. Then baldur's gate chapter 1 for the computer was my treasure for a while. I was exposed to diablo, quest for glory V and return to krondor. After that i got the other chapters to baldurs gate and completed it with sword coast and then Baldur's gate 2 shadow of amn, in highschool as a freshmen i met up with some crazy people who are now my friends lol who taught me dungeon and dragons 3.0 pen and paper then i got diablo 2 which i had to work really hard for a computer upgrade lol i had no money for the min specs so i had to build a new computer....fun stuff.... 20 mowed lawns. Play station 1 psx came out Then by now i was old enough for my first part time job so i could pretty much by any available computer game or console game. playstaion 2 comes out and i get the summoner for it. years Later i went to college and during college i was exposed to NES roms and sega roms....and thus i was able to play er <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shhh.gif" alt="" /> i mean see other people play <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" /> all the rpgs for the nes console and sega console that i missed out on. ps some of the games were in japanesse or french heh so i couldn't understand everything <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />

yeap and one thing led to another and then people around the world heard the earth quake when ever someone shut close the JawS of ObLiViOn! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

i think an edit will come soon <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/silly.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mage.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Khamul Re: your first RPG - 31/07/06 07:34 PM
The first time I came in contact with a real RPG was when I met <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" />. And <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> told me how overwhelming RPG's can be. It taught me that, when they're good, they suck you into a world which is impossible to step out. It taught me that I can spend hours on such a game and that I love RPG's.
But as I succeeded further and further in the game, I always decided to do something new, so I made a few new characters. And eventually that led to my leave from the game... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/disagree.gif" alt="" /> . Because I wanted something totally different I bought Guild Wars Factions, and now I play it together with a friend. And 'cause I have the habbit to uninstall games which I don't plan to play in a while, I uninstalled <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" />. And serious, that uninstalling was hurting my heart <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif" alt="" /> .
Guild Wars Factions goes me well now, and I love playing it. It has things <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> didn't have.
But <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> has a lot of things GW and other games don't have. And it's still waiting behind me, on the piano (which is mostly used to put things on <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> ) , to be reinstalled. And as I'm writing this, the need to play <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> again is growing a little bit, deep in my heart. But I know, that if I'll play <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> again, I will need a lot of time for it (of course). And with next schoolyear and GW that's going to be a little problem. But hey, problems are there to be solved <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> So when the time is there, I will be playing good old <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> again. (or else DD2, who knows <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ohh.gif" alt="" /> )

(erm..yeh...that's my emotional band with my first RPG <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/silly.gif" alt="" /> )
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: your first RPG - 31/07/06 10:37 PM
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The first Elder Scrolls - the main quest dungeons were designed individually and had a variety that all later Elder Scroll games, inlcuding Oblivion have not reproduced.


LOL you have got to mean Arena, I still have a spare (old) PC, set up just to play that and Eye of the Beholder series <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


Never tried it with the "DOSBOX" emulator ?

I got the Eye of the Beholder trilogy only last year I think on a flea market - on CD-ROM. I didn't know it was compiled on CD-ROM at one point, but the product is indeed original.
Posted By: Draghermosran Re: your first RPG - 02/08/06 10:57 AM
Castle of the Winds
Posted By: Stridar Re: your first RPG - 05/09/06 02:13 AM
First RPG was Wizardry for the Apple + (plus). That was 1982.

Does anyone know what the only cheat was back then?

<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Talithan Re: your first RPG - 08/09/06 11:31 PM
My first p&p rpg Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (by Gygax) is still have Willhelm my Human Ranger for it (on level 3 - family didn't get to play much <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/sad.gif" alt="" />). Then I moved on to the Robotech RPG and Call of Cthulhu 2nd Ed. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

My first CRPG was Rogue -- an anscii graphic dungeon devler. Rogue is also what games like Diablo, DiabloII, FATE (pretty much any game where the dungeon changes each time you start a new game) is based on. I actually have versions of this game that will run DOS, Windows, WindowsCE (for my wife's HP iPAQ), and Palm OS (for my Palm of course <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />). The great thing about Rogue was that, and still is, free.

Since making my first character for AD&D, I have played and even run many p&p games, as well as playing many crpgs. For those of u old enough to remember the original Pool of Radiance, I actually played the entire Pool series (Pool of Radiance, Curse of the Azure Bonds, Secret of the Silver Blades, and Pools of Darkness) both on paper and computer. Ah, how I long for the return o fsome of those classics. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: your first RPG - 09/09/06 09:52 AM
Nethack is an further evolution of Rogue. I never played Rogue itself, though.

Wikipedia has articles on them. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Posted By: MeaCulpa Re: your first RPG - 09/09/06 01:08 PM
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(Pool of Radiance, Curse of the Azure Bonds, Secret of the Silver Blades, and Pools of Darkness) both on paper and computer. Ah, how I long for the return o fsome of those classics.


LOL I know the feeling played those and then continued with the Dark Sun series promptly followed by eob et al, but yeah Rogue was an excellent game and so is ... dang what was it .... the fore runner of Demise .... oh yeah Mordor sheesh that was a ton of fun <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: SirChronos Re: your first RPG - 11/09/06 07:10 PM
My first RPG was Final Fantasy 7 on the PS, on PC it was Astonia 3 (Online), never done P&P. DD was my first non online RPG on the PC, oh yeah I had KOTOR but it kinda sucked.
Posted By: Talithan Re: your first RPG - 11/09/06 07:34 PM
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[color:"blue"] (Pool of Radiance, Curse of the Azure Bonds, Secret of the Silver Blades, and Pools of Darkness) both on paper and computer. Ah, how I long for the return o fsome of those classics. [/color]


[color:"yellow"] LOL I know the feeling played those and then continued with the Dark Sun series promptly followed by eob et al, but yeah Rogue was an excellent game and so is ... dang what was it .... the fore runner of Demise .... oh yeah Mordor sheesh that was a ton of fun <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> [/color]


You do realize that we are really dating ourselves by admiting to playing these games don't you. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ouch.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Tempo Re: your first RPG - 12/09/06 01:38 AM
Is that why you live in Florida because you are retired. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Talithan Re: your first RPG - 12/09/06 04:51 AM
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Is that why you live in Florida because you are retired. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />



<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/offtopic.gif" alt="" />I wish, no just live here cause family's here. You know how that goes. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/silly.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: MeaCulpa Re: your first RPG - 12/09/06 01:27 PM
[color:"pink"] You do realize that we are really dating ourselves by admiting to playing these games don't you. [/color]

Yeah sure, but does it really matter ? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Talithan Re: your first RPG - 12/09/06 06:28 PM
@MeaCulpa: No, not really, I was just saying that to see if anyone else would join those of us from the old school. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />



Just a question to be thrown out there, does anyone live in the Central FL. area and want to get together for some p&p gaming?
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/question.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: MeaCulpa Re: your first RPG - 13/09/06 03:53 PM
Dang!! I wish I could .. I really would love too ... played RoleMaster for years ... but alas being in Australia is a "bit" of a hindrance <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
However try to think of a PBEM game maybe ?
Posted By: Talithan Re: your first RPG - 13/09/06 06:40 PM
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[color:"yellow"] Dang!! I wish I could .. I really would love too ... played RoleMaster for years ... but alas being in Australia is a "bit" of a hindrance <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
However try to think of a PBEM game maybe ? [/color]


I have thought about a PBEM game, ,y major flaw with it is the static feeling of the game. I have always felt that PBEM is perfect for a stratagy/war game and much less so than for a RPG. Could try a IM or a game using OpenRPG . Not sure when such a game could start though, not to mention who would run it. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/think.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Cleglaw Re: your first RPG - 13/09/06 09:52 PM
Well let's see.
Ecco the Dolphin probably doesn't count as an RPG nor does Goldeneye. Magic the Gathering was never an RPG. Although Ube and others might object, I would have to say that Diabl II was my 1st. And if DII doesn't count, then it would be NWN.
Posted By: Draghermosran Re: your first RPG - 14/09/06 11:15 AM


I just remember, my first contact with somthing RPG ish would the board-game HeroQuest
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: your first RPG - 14/09/06 11:47 AM
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Ecco the Dolphin probably doesn't count as an RPG nor does Goldeneye.


I bought the PC version for cheap money two months ago in a stationary and toy shop (both in one shop); they once had a small range of PC games, but they abandoned them soon after. Normally, toy shops don't have PC games, only console games, if ever.
Posted By: mickey Re: your first RPG - 18/09/06 08:55 AM
My very first RPG was Zelda. If you are talking about computer RPGs, then Baldur's Gate was my first one.
Posted By: Polgara Re: your first RPG - 15/10/06 10:55 AM
Yay Heroquest is just fun , I try to have at least once a year a non Hero quest marathon. The game just starts to get fun when you have played some maps and collected some armor and special weapons .


Posted By: janggut Re: your first RPG - 16/10/06 03:57 AM
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/offtopic.gif" alt="" /> hey Polgara! good to see u again! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Nergal Re: your first RPG - 29/01/07 02:09 PM
My first RPG was Throne of Darkness on PC. Really cool Game! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/alien.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Plowking Re: your first RPG - 01/02/07 12:18 PM
First one I remember is Bards Tale 2 on the spectrum 48k...or was it Dungeon Master on the amgia!

One of them.

Edit: having checked over my post ages ago in this topic I mentioned Pools of Radiance as the first!

I'm so confused.

Has to be Bards Tale 2, as thats the oldest, on the oldest system.

Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: your first RPG - 02/02/07 12:16 PM
RPGWAtch has a similar thread : Your first CRPG. Expect to find names you have never seen before, especially the younger generation.
Posted By: Dakmar Re: your first RPG - 28/04/08 04:39 AM
I notice a lot of people mention Diablo and Zelda, and to me these are not real RPG games.
To me a roleplaying game is where you roleplay as your own character(Giving you multiple choices and different ways to reach your goals).

When you play Diablo, are you roleplaying a mighty warrior or mage? Well no.. unless your roleplaying as a person with a single intent to go around and kill things for treasure, experience and gear.

Now for Zelda... Do you have choice to rescue the princess or let her get eaten by the Grue? (you Zork players know what a Grue is!) In every Zelda game I've played (and not many.. I might add...), you've always only had one choice, one path to take.

If you are playing a game where 'action' or 'combat' is the only role you assume, why not call it an action game?

Keep RPG genre for games that you can make storyline choices, eat apples, and pickpocket the local merchants!
Posted By: FailonLuinare Re: your first RPG - 12/07/08 06:15 AM
Even though the first post asks for PC or pen and paper, i have to share the first RPG that really just made me sure that even though there were some really awesome games out there, that RPG's just really did it for me, i just enjoy them much more than other games that are too set in how you have to play it.

Ogre Battle 64 for (if you didn't guess) Nintendo 64. I had played some other really awesome RPG's up until that point but the game is just amazing in my opinion. So different than everything else that was out then, and even since then no game has come out like it that i know of, or that holds a candle to it.

The customization was what really did it for me. You make units, which has 5 slots, where if you have a Dragon or Ogre or on of the big characters it takes up 2 slots. Otherwise you can have five people in each unit. You have to have a character strong and smart enough to be the leader of unit. Then you build the unit around the leader. The leader is the unit that shows on the map. Well.. each character in each unit, you can customize their items, change their name, depending on their stats and chaos frame you change their unit type, from mages to archers to healers to paladin's, you get the idea. There are a handful of story characters that you cannot rename but you end up having way more of your own characters.

In the gameplay, you dispatch up to 10 of your units onto a battlefield, and send them in whichever direction you wish on the map, towards towns or just to explore open areas or mountains. As you draw close, and depending on which way your unit is facing, you will see the enemy unit's as they approach. When you get close enough to an enemy unit the battle begins. Another interesting part of it, that some might not like, is that the battles automatically take place. Depending on where you put the units determines how many attacks they have and even sometimes what type of attack. For example, magic units get one turn in the middle or front, or two in the back row. Knights and fighting units get 2 or later get 3 turns in the front row, in the second row they get one or two, in the back they get one. Or also, some characters will do different attacks in different rows, Valkyries will do 2 magic attacks from the back row, 1 physical attack in the middle, or two physical in the front row. Paladins will heal in the back row and attack in the front. Strategy and thinking ahead is the key. Whichever unit takes more damage loses the battle, and is pushed a distance away from where the battle took place, the winning unit staying in place. If your unit is completely defeated.. well you can imagine. There are different strategies you can use, your unit will act accordingly. They can attack strongest or weakest characters, they can target the leader of the unit, which will cancel a lot of options that unit has once the leader falls (or your own), or they can auto attack. Magic users also do really sweet attacks when you combine two or more of them and they are able to attack the same characters. They will combine doing twice the range of damage and multiples of what damage they normally do. Later in the game 2 Mage's or 2 Siren's in the back row can attack an entire enemy unit on their turn.

That's just the beginning. There is also the chaos frame to keep in mind. Which changes whether or not you capture towns, as opposed to liberating them. Doing this depends on if the unit you send to the town has a similar chaos balance as the town's. Very tricky and confusing at first but later it makes sense. Doing this, and also different story points where you make decisions, will change many outcomes in the game and give the game a lot of replay value. Multiple endings, multiple paths, it is an amazing game. Wow just talking about it i want to start it over again.

I just decided to go ahead and explain it some because it is pretty rare and i never meet very many people who have played it.

Has anyone here at least heard of if not played it? There has also been Ogre Battle, the original for SNES. Then they made Ogre Tactic's for GBA just somewhat recently. All decent but OB64 is just one of the best and most unique and original RPG's i've ever played.
Posted By: Neverstorm Re: your first RPG - 26/07/08 05:46 PM
Well, if we don't count these real 'RPGs' then I easily have to say that Zelda: Link to the Past was my very first RPG game... but to be honest, that was more of an action-adventure game. Still, it was my first game ever so yeah.

As for a real RPG.. well, I suppose that Baldurs Gate would be it. I would say Final Fantasy 7, but it follows kind of a linear story path, just giving you sometimes time to either level or find some super secret materia.

But man, Baldurs Gate was awesome when you were 9-10 years old, especially since we Swedish people doesn't understand a lot of English when we're that old. XD Trust me, it was epic.
"Hail fair travelers!"
"EXPERIENCE POINTS AH KILL THE CIVILIAN!"
... yeah. ^^;

And I don't have to explain Baldurs Gate, since I believe most people here have played it, yes?

... RIGHT?

(also, NWN inspired to my username, thank you very much :D)
Posted By: Ubereil Re: your first RPG - 26/07/08 06:16 PM
Playing cRPG's when you're 10ish is a great way to learn English as well. smile Personally it started with Fallout 2 when I was eleven. And my first hero tagged melee, unarmed and small guns... laugh

Übereil
Posted By: Neverstorm Re: your first RPG - 26/07/08 06:34 PM
Originally Posted by Ubereil
Playing cRPG's when you're 10ish is a great way to learn English as well. smile Personally it started with Fallout 2 when I was eleven. And my first hero tagged melee, unarmed and small guns... laugh

Übereil

Tell me about it! My teacher has blessed my knowledge in English time from time.
Also, you can't go wrong with the typical boring melee hero! laugh
Posted By: Ubereil Re: your first RPG - 27/07/08 08:55 AM
Well, in Fallout you could... laugh

Übereil
Posted By: LewsTherinKinslayer13 Re: your first RPG - 27/07/08 08:23 PM
Divine Divinity was my first
Posted By: Coes Re: your first RPG - 24/08/08 06:37 AM
Mu first RPG was Daggerfall. Played it for years and years without any patch. Then I got internet, and patched it, and finally was able to finish that game.

Incredible, isn't it? A game one cannot finish without a patch...
Posted By: The Scourge Re: your first RPG - 06/04/09 04:21 AM
mine was oblivion. game was great but not as spectacular as people said it was.
Posted By: sh0k3r Re: your first RPG - 27/05/09 06:47 PM
Good question, first rpg for me was diablo 2, great one to start with, a hack and slash classic, go and kill!, but between diablo 2 and Divine Divinity were like 5-6other rpg-s, still Divine Divinity is the best that could be. Hope i change my mind after the Divinity 2, chers
Posted By: Ech_Heftag Re: your first RPG - 26/06/09 09:53 PM
My first "real" CRPG was Icewind Dale
I have played it even before Baldur's Gate :-o
First overall Computer-Game was afaik C'n'C 95

Posted By: Sektor Re: your first RPG - 29/06/09 11:02 AM
Damn, I feel old...
Posted By: Wishmaster Re: your first RPG - 29/06/09 03:28 PM
Originally Posted by Sektor
Damn, I feel old...

Well, now... Don't be so harsh to yourself.
Here, have this warm soup, it'll cheer you up.
grin
(jk)
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer Re: your first RPG - 29/06/09 05:25 PM
Better give him a cake. biggrin
Posted By: Koen Re: your first RPG - 30/06/09 07:07 AM
I have to think loooong about that one ... I'm not sure, but I think my first rpg experience would have been Ultima Underworld 1 ... I think ... better pass me that cake too :p
Posted By: Sly Re: your first RPG - 27/07/09 06:26 AM
My first RPG was actually an Online RPG called Legends of Kesmai back in 98/99.

Wrote about it in my new blog smile. Blog!!

Also plan to write about all of the Divinity games once I play them for a bit..
Posted By: dtp_torben Re: your first RPG - 27/07/09 07:34 AM
My first crpg was "Eye of the Beholder".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of_the_Beholder_(video_game)
Posted By: frenki Re: your first RPG - 01/08/09 06:12 PM
Mine was Dungeon Master. Actually there was another back on the amiga, written in GFA-Basic. But I can't remember it's name.
Posted By: Adomingues Re: your first RPG - 03/08/09 10:59 AM
I dont know if it can be called a "true" RPG, but my first game that had some RPG elements was:


Waxworks

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waxworks_(computer_game)

http://www.nemmelheim.de/horrorsoft/elvira/screenshots/waxworks/index.html

Posted By: MysterD Re: your first RPG - 08/09/09 03:25 AM
Dragon Warrior on the NES.
Posted By: Raven.rpg Re: your first RPG - 19/10/09 07:12 PM
Oh my o my o my

4 or 5 years ago(I am 15)
I buy oblivion
heh that was funy
I"ve never heard of RPG games before,I was more "shoot them all" type

so first time I was like "this suck"
and I delete game
after few moths I reinstall game and after 1 month I learned what is RPG and how to play RPG
man I spent 6 months playing Oblivion day-night

after that I buy Gothic 3(WOWOWOWOWOOW)
that was great but only 1-2 months and after that every dollar I had I spent on new RPG
Posted By: DeviRyuuD Re: your first RPG - 19/10/09 09:23 PM
My fisrt RPG was Divine Divinity, ironically. In 2003 i read a preview about it in a magazine and iloved every single bit about it, so a while later i took off to a shop and bought the game. Been loving the series since.
Posted By: bekkilyn Re: your first RPG - 17/12/09 07:17 PM
My first RPG was a game called Tunnels of Doom for the TI/994A computer. A few years later, I played Dungeon Explorer on the Turbografx-16. When I finally got a PC (a 386SX), I immediately played The Magic Candle and Ultima VI. It all went uphill from there. smile

For the record, I do consider action RPGs such as Diablo to be RPGs, but just a different style of RPG than Baldur's Gate, similar as a WRPG (Western RPG) has a different style from a JRPG (Japanese RPG).
Posted By: Riona Re: your first RPG - 30/12/09 10:32 PM
my first rpg was divine divinty actually. lol i was about 8 years old and i fell in love with the game. i really enjoyed the story line and how ur actions factored into how the game went.

been playing rpg's ever since. ^_^
Posted By: Solcratis Re: your first RPG - 14/01/10 06:46 AM
My first RPG was Final Fantasy for the Nintendo (NES) from there I went on to play other Final Fantasy titles as well as those from Might and Magic, Wizardry, Ultima, AD&D (console games and pen and paper) Diablo and the like came later. I have gamed for over 20 years and seen a lot of titles, killed a lot of monsters, lost a lot of party members and saved many a world from destruction. Nothing is more satisfying than watching your ultimate enemy receive the deathblow he/she/it never thought would be given. horsey
Posted By: Jingizu Re: your first RPG - 18/01/10 04:00 AM
To be perfectly honest, I cannot recall the actual "first" rpg I played, there was final fantasy on NES, and Zelda, and Might and Magic. There was also an arcade rpg, the name of which escapes me, which I would have to say I first played, but, do arcade games count?
Posted By: DivineGamer Re: your first RPG - 08/02/10 09:20 PM
Fable 1 since I started and still remain on consoles.
Posted By: Rachael Re: your first RPG - 16/02/10 05:43 PM
Also rememember kings quest great game on the floppy discs.but then jump a few years and fell in love with the final fanatasy series. x
Posted By: Joram Re: your first RPG - 10/04/10 11:18 PM
My first RPG was not a whole RPG, but a simple game for kids :hihi: ... Technomage, but in Dutch!
I play it many hours ... It was about magic and technology and with puzzles, quests, etc ...

Then, one day (year 2004 or 2005) I buy Divine Divnity for a low budget ... I have never though this game ... but it keeps me bussy ... after all these years .... !
So DD was my "offical" first RPG I played and today sometimes I still play it! Many times I say the sunrise after the night and I was still playing
... a whole night long shame smirk
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