From the forum Issue 121

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by malczx » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:42 am

I used to like the budget game Master of Magic from Mastertronic Added Dimension - I played it on my mate John's C64 back in the day and loved the spooky music. Fighting the skeletons and hellhounds was fun too. I bought the Spectrum version but it didn't give the same excitement somehow.

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by flatapex » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:38 am

road trip adventure, a bizarre hybrid of rpg and driving game, also had a massive free roam area.

golden axe warrior is also a bit of a legendary game

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by Morkin » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:03 pm

Fable 2 is the only RPG that I've ever completed (& I really enjoyed it). However. Oblivion. I'm only a dozen or so hours in (yes, I'm late to the party) & keep starting/stopping due to various reasons, but I'm enjoying it immensely.

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by Megamixer » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:05 pm

Final Fantasy VIII without question. It was more of an experience for me and not 'just a game'. That's not a feeling you get very often with videogames.
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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by MaddAussie » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:42 pm

Has to be Dungeon Master very closely followed by Eye of the Beholder
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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:46 pm

Mass Effect trilogy, Fallout 3 and Skyrim are the all masterpieces, games on an epic scale that blow pretty much everything else away.

If we are talking purely retro then Dungeon Master, Eye Of the Beholder 1 & 2 and Megatraveller are my three faves. Also used to enjoy The Bards Tale.

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by PaulEMoz » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:50 pm

The Bard's Tale. I've been telling the same tale for years, but briefly: I bought the cassette version for my Commodore 64 for £2.99. I then spent thirteen obsessive months playing it until I completed it. That was my first RPG and remains my favourite.

Second and third are Wasteland and Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday. They're both brilliant games, but The Bard's Tale rules supreme for me.

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by crusto » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:16 pm

I've played and enjoyed far too many over the years to have just one favourite, but today it's Buck Rogers Countdown to Doomsday. Criminally overlooked title.

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by NorthWay » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:31 pm

All the RPGs in the world could die horribly in a fire and the world would probably be better off.

Bring back proper adventures (i.e. IF).

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by pantal00ns » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:37 pm

Bards tale remains a firm favourite and it is good to see it already mentioned.

I will go a little left field and say Battletech a cresent hawks inception. Not the longest but one of the first and best Mech related RPG's.

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by snowkatt » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:36 pm

been playing it for 7 years now ( vanilla and with mods ) and i am stil not bored off it
nor have i done everything the game has to offer

if i could only play one game for the rest of my life this would be it
hey wait ! i got a new complaint !

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by Macias » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:23 pm

Used to be my favourite genre, although I haven't played any AAA crpg post 2006 or so. Lots and lots of great titles, if I had to name one game it would either be Fallout 2 or Morrowind, with honourable mention of the only crpg I played in recent years - the brilliant roguelike Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.

I always preferred western/computer rpgs to the Japanese/console ones. I think that Japan's greatest contribution to the genre are the tactical rpgs (Fire Emblem series etc).
Sputryk wrote:Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. The pencil, paper and dice variety. Never gotten into RPG's of the silicon kind.
Funny that you mentioned this. Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay was the first western pen & paper rpg published in Poland (in 1994) and my most played one. I still even have all the Warhammer 1st edition books, about 20 of them (despite not playing p&p since the 90s).

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by kiwimike » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:16 am

FF7 from PS1, the game that really showed me how involving the genre can be. Fire Emblem Awakening second :)

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by Spacepatrol » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:55 am

Suikoden II, I must play through it every year

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by djcarlos » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:21 am

Oblivion - but that might be because I still haven't played Skyrim......

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