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My list of favorites:

Planescape:Torment
Fallout 2
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Bard's Tale II & III

For us old timers - remember mapping on graph paper the Bard's Tale dungeons? The pitch black, anti-magic, teleporter zones were a lot of fun! One mistake and you start over mapping it out. I think they added the automapping in Bard's Tale III (it has been about 18-20 years ago since I have played it).

BTW: I had no faq's, forums, or hint/cheat guides for Bard's Tale II and III, but still completed both games all the way through. That's to hardcore for me now these days ;-).

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ANY COMMENTS ON:

ARCANUM OR WIZARDRY 8 ???
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Though i do not know from experience, i have heard ARCANUM i very bad. Too childish ect.
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Well, I wouldn't call it childish.

So far I don't know any game that tries to reconstruct the feeling of the 20s of the last century.


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I played Wizardry 8 for about ten minutes, then uninstalled the game completely. Utter, utter rubbish, IMO.

Poor graphics, no proper view of the party, counter-intuitive interface AND turn-based combat. RPGs do NOT get worse than this...


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These hostile remarks towards both ARCANUM AND WIZARDRY 8 are suprising.

From what little I`ve played of both,they each seemed very enjoyable!!

Does anyone have any Positive feedback on these games ??

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Almost all 2001 awards for best rpg had either arcanum or wizardry 8 winning.

Wizardry 8 is definitely one of my favorite games ever.

Both of those games are extremely slow moving and combat takes a long time and is strategic, like say fallout.

People not into the strategy combat part of crpgs probably dont like them.

Theyre both very well made games to say the least, probably on a lot of peoples best ever lists.

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These hostile remarks towards both ARCANUM AND WIZARDRY 8 are suprising.

From what little I`ve played of both,they each seemed very enjoyable!!

Does anyone have any Positive feedback on these games ??



I enjoyed Arcanum despite it's gaping faults (combat). All in all it was a good story/experience. Mainly ONLY for people who REALLY like RPG's though it seems. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />

Wizardy 8 its a GREAT game... but if you are new to Wizardry, most people will not like it at all. It was fun to play through once. It is definately challenging.


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Best RPG in the universe: Life


IMO, it's the worst RPG ever. You have no save/reload option. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />


That makes it good! You have to think about things before you do them. And there's a "new game" option too - kids! You have them, then you tell them what to do for the rest of their lives.

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That makes it good! You have to think about things before you do them. And there's a "new game" option too - kids! You have them, then you tell them what to do for the rest of their lives.


Goodness no. As far as I'm concerned, kids are best either when seen from distance or as photos. Preteens (and some teens) are especially bad. *shudders as she thinks of a forum which brims with whiny teens*

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HOW IS DUNGEON SEIGE ?? Is it worth a try???

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It is worth a try IMO. But know that it leans more to Diablo. it has a good story though. But a bit of a dissapointing ending IMO.


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HOW IS DUNGEON SEIGE ?? Is it worth a try???

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I liked it. It has a rather lite story and IS mainly combat oriented (But fun to me). One thing though that rocks is the fact that the entire game 'streams'. There are NO loading screen when changing areas. That has to be the coolest idea I have ever seen in a game. That... and the pack mule <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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I played Wizardry 8 for about ten minutes, then uninstalled the game completely. Utter, utter rubbish, IMO.

Poor graphics, no proper view of the party, counter-intuitive interface AND turn-based combat. RPGs do NOT get worse than this...


You must read the manual first to understand the game better. Probably you were not in the mood of playing such kind of game. I was in the mood and i really enjoyed it.

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A game that seems never to be mentioned and forgotten is one of the games that started it all.............Myst...........worth a look people, well worth a look.

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A game that seems never to be mentioned and forgotten is one of the games that started it all.............Myst...........worth a look people, well worth a look.

Axis


I didnt like it atall. But thats my opinion. Maybe because i'm more af an actionman. I went to slow there was no real progress.


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A game that seems never to be mentioned and forgotten is one of the games that started it all.............Myst...........worth a look people, well worth a look.

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Myst is not RPG! It's a puzzle adventure.

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Myst is more of a Linear game. Sure you play a person (yourself), but there's no character development, only puzzles to solve and things to see. I am a great fan of Myst, Riven, and, to a lesser extent, Exile, and their continuing story, but they aren't RPGs.

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HOW IS DUNGEON SEIGE ?? Is it worth a try???

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Dungeon Siege has the best game engine I have ever seen in an RPG.

Unfortunately, the game itself is incredibly linear, and far too easy. It is worth playing, but don't expect any real story, surprises, or plot or character development.


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I played Wizardry 8 for about ten minutes, then uninstalled the game completely. Utter, utter rubbish, IMO.

Poor graphics, no proper view of the party, counter-intuitive interface AND turn-based combat. RPGs do NOT get worse than this...


You must read the manual first to understand the game better. Probably you were not in the mood of playing such kind of game. I was in the mood and i really enjoyed it.


With any RPG, if you have to read the manual, it is a bad game.

That being said, I did read the manual. And I doubt I'll ever be in the mood to play anything that I hated as much as this. It just hits all the wrong notes for me on so many levels.

A shame, as I actually did like the character creation system. That showed promise, and the setting was original and interesting, if the manual is any guide.

Then I started to play the thing, and it all went downhill very fast from there...


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