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Windows Recommend me an RPG/CRPG...

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Sentinel-R1, 13 Jul 2021.

  1. Sentinel-R1

    Sentinel-R1 Chaircrew

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    I'm after something else to play. Usually go for fantasy, story-driven RPG and CRPGs. I love the Divinity series and Pathfinder: Kingmaker, so something along those lines. Prefer isometric style and roguelite to roguelike as it's more about the story than the depth of challenge for me, so no permadeath. Not fussed if turn-based or real-time either.

    Any good recommendations for me to get lost in?
     
  2. suenstar

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    I'd say Tyranny, Solasta: Crown of the Magister and Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire are definitely worth a look at.
    • PoE2 is one of my all-time favourite isometric RPG titles, I wouldn't worry as much about the first Pillars of Eternity game - it's decent but is no where near the quality of PoE2 Deadfire and you don't need to play the first game to enjoy PoE2 Deadfire.
    • Solasta is great if you're a fan of the mechanics from D&D 5th Edition, it's possibly the closest video game representation of that system that currently exists.
    • If you like games where your choices have a pretty big impact on the world, then Tyranny is definitely a game to play... it also has one of the best soundtracks of any CRPG.

    Tyranny
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/362960/Tyranny/

    Solasta: Crown of the Magister
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1096530/Solasta_Crown_of_the_Magister/

    Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/560130/Pillars_of_Eternity_II_Deadfire/
     
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    Great! Thank you for the detailed reply!

    I played the first PoE and wasn't blown away, hence didn't give Deadfire much consideration but will go and check out a few gameplay vids.

    I'll also definitely check out the other two also. Appreciated!
     
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    I think the main issue with the first Pillars of Eternity game is that the prologue and first chapter are incredibly dull and it takes some effort to push through that bit.
    Probably the worst bit for Deadfire for me was one of the major cities, it was a bit of a quest overload... far too much to do. The rest of the game felt a lot more open and free to explore in my own way compared to the first game's storyline.

    The main storyline in the first Pillars game is superior, but it drags for too long and there's a bit too much going on with way more reading needed between so many companions and the endless added fluff from listening to people's souls (most of which added zero worthwhile knowledge).
     
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    That was my issue with it. Superfluous dialogue and clickfest character interaction. It was a little too much and didn't strike the balance between RPG and story that I expected.
     
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    Managed to pick up PoE2 Deadfire Obsidian Edition on Humble Store for £16. Currently £45 on Steam, so happy with that! I shall give it a bash!
     
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    I felt like I should enjoy PoE more than Tyranny, and I seem to remember Tyranny getting a 'meh' from a few places, but I really enjoyed it. (not that I finished it, or any rpg ever)

    I'm always hesitant to recommend anything, but i'll point you in the direction of the Wasteland games (not fantasy though) and if some how you've not played them, Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale.
    Also, I seem to remember that Dragon Age 1 can be played from above, but then I don't think the others can.
     
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    Thanks Loftie. I've indeed played Wasteland, BG and IWD games but thank you. I was after something obscure that I'd likely missed.
     
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    If you wanted a blast from the past, I came across Shadoworlds recently (maybe on GOG?) for a couple of quid. I'd probably entertain it for a bit for old times' sake, but not sure if it's worth a bucket of hours.

    Titan Quest and its expansions are good though - not sure if that's the same thing as you're after.
     
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    I gave Titan Quest a blast a while ago. Wasn't 'pretty' enough to draw me in. I kept noticing the poor textures and 16-Bit shadows everywhere and it just put me right off, despite the concept being decent.

    A mate has just recommended Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem, despite it's mixed reviews. He absolutely loves it and I've had a look on his PC and it is really nice to look at. Gameplay also looks decent so may give that a bash. Can always refund on steam if I don't get the feels within a couple of hours.
     

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