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Morning all,

wondered if you could recommend an RPG where the aim of the game isn't always about killing, i.e. go here, kill this person, get a scroll etc.

With christmas coming up I wondered about getting my GF a PC game as she's steadily increasing her interest in the games I play, and whilst she does play games they tend to be the Big Fish games (casual games, time management etc)
I think if I can find some good RPG games she'd REALLY enjoy them once she got into it.

She loved Oblivion, but wasn't keen on the amount of killing required for each quest, and whilst she loves wandering about and talking to people, ultimately she wasn't keen on the fact most quests required that she kills things.


so any ideas ?
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The Sims!

I just put The Sims 2 on my wife's laptop and she has been loving every minute of it! I know it's not a real traditional RPG, but it is something where you are role playing the lives for the people in the game.

Plus it has all of the aspects of things women typically enjoy, at least my wife, decorating, purchasing and making decisions about life related stuff. tongue.gif

From what you listed that she likes now, it seems that she would enjoy the same aspects the sims offers.
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I should have mentioned, she is obsessed with the Sims, and has played every variant of it, so you were spot on with your recommendation thumb.gif
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post #4 of 70
Try visual novels. Generally no killing in those. Make love, not war.

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Some RPG's that aren't menial grinds (i.e. actually have a story):

Deus Ex Human Revolution.
Guild Wars 2.

Edit: Deus Ex actually has a Steam achievement called Pacifist. This achievement consists of completing a playthrough without killing a single person.
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post #6 of 70
Haven't played it.
But Dear Esther is supposed to be a good game.
You could ask her to try out Black and White.
No killing needed. But it can be done. tongue.gif
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I should have mentioned, she is obsessed with the Sims, and has played every variant of it, so you were spot on with your recommendation thumb.gif

Ha! I knew it! biggrin.gif

My wife has also loved games like Tiny Bang story. Point and clicks might be something she might enjoy. I would also suggest you check out old school SNES RPGs. My wife nearly finished Chrono Trigger... and from that game she jumped to finishing Lost Odyssey for the Xbox. So you never what one game my lead to.
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Morning all,
wondered if you could recommend an RPG where the aim of the game isn't always about killing, i.e. go here, kill this person, get a scroll etc.
With christmas coming up I wondered about getting my GF a PC game as she's steadily increasing her interest in the games I play, and whilst she does play games they tend to be the Big Fish games (casual games, time management etc)
I think if I can find some good RPG games she'd REALLY enjoy them once she got into it.
She loved Oblivion, but wasn't keen on the amount of killing required for each quest, and whilst she loves wandering about and talking to people, ultimately she wasn't keen on the fact most quests required that she kills things.
so any ideas ?

Hey man, its not strictly an RPG, but Any of the Sim City Games might be good for her, there is always Theme Hospital too (Don't know a girl that doesn't love that game... or guy for that matter)

I have recently been playing The Walking Dead Game with my lady friends, its a bit gruesome but its very well written and if you're a fan of the comic books or the tv series its a great addition to the fiction, Good thing about this game is you can choose to kill or not in some situations but they have consequences later which i love.

My last suggestion would be the Portal series, again not an RPG, but no killing and a great logical exercise.
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Have you tried out Torchlight 2?

She might enjoy that. I know mine did as you got a pet and it's not as dark as Diablo 3.

You can try out the demo first HERE .
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Can't really think of actuall RPG's that are not based around killing. How about point and clicks? There are some good new ones around now like The Next BIG Thing by pendolostudios.
    
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