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post #11 of 20
Mass Effect?
Oblivion?
The Witcher?
NeverWinter Nights?
Baldur's Gate II?
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i second Neverwinter Nights. great fun, and you can make your own worlds for friends to play in rather easily (make sure you get factions right i.e. only two and lump all npc's into one, or it's you v. the world lol)

if you like J. RPGs and have a PS2/PS3 then Persona 3: FES is a good one to pick up. it's like half social-sim, half dungeon-crawl, throw in the characteristic Shin Megami Tensei humor and overtones and you're good to go. not to mention that i've racked up ~50 hours on it so far and i'm only 1/3rd of the way through the "school year" that is the backdrop.

for PC i've been fond of Arcanum: of Magick and Steamworks Obscura. if the concept of "stat X + #D# roll" makes sense to you then you'll enjoy it. also you can go with swords, magic, guns, throwables (including explosives), etc as weapons. about the only game i've played where i've gone from gunning down angry ogres to gutting wild attacking bears then using explosives to cause a bit of in-town fun... and running in terror from a blue bunny rabbit.

another for PC is the Phantasy Star Universe series. while not strictly single-player, it's adequate and the expansion (i think another is due out soon) adds quite a bit of heft to the single-player options.

strategy RPGs - if you have a PS2 then anything from Nippon Ichi Softwarehas gotten it's hands on

if you have a 360, Eternal Sonata's a good find. weird characters, the battle system is always throwing in little quirks. I haven't played it extensively nor do i know the story, but it's good fun.

o man, i started rambling again lol
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post #13 of 20
Oblivion. I think it will go down in history as the be all, end all of singleplayer RPGs (not counting JRPGs ofcourse, and at least until TES5 comes out). Performance issues aside, this game has so much depth to it that it makes GTA4 look like a cheap flash game.
    
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post #14 of 20
The witcher, Mass effect, Oblivion, and neverwinter nights 2 all get my votes. Bioshock is also good but it's more of an adventure fps.
    
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post #15 of 20
the witcher is the first one you should try. after do mass effect.

the fallout series is the bomb as well
    
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post #16 of 20
I'll second votes for Mass Effect, The Witcher, Oblivion & NWN2.

A somewhat off-genre suggestion - Might & Magic: Dark Messiah.

I know it's essentially a medieval fantasy FPS with RPG-elements, but it has a great storyline/cutscenes, and the melee combat system puts Oblivion to shame. It's so much grittier and visceral, not to mention that with a modified version of the Source engine it looks fantastic.
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Originally Posted by Arch@ngel View Post
A somewhat off-genre suggestion - Might & Magic: Dark Messiah.

I know it's essentially a medieval fantasy FPS with RPG-elements, but it has a great storyline/cutscenes, and the melee combat system puts Oblivion to shame. It's so much grittier and visceral, not to mention that with a modified version of the Source engine it looks fantastic.
Oooh.. forgot about dark messiah. Excellent action rpg even if it was a bit short and the multiplayer sucked. Can't wait for the second one.
    
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post #18 of 20
Mass Effect. You get to have secks in it.

I mean, it's pretty fun, especially when you get to do lots of things (wear armor, different classes, etc.)
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post #19 of 20
Another vote for mass effect. The action can get pretty intense, I love being able to have an effect on the way things play out, and of course, the story was incredible. I can't wait for the sequel.
post #20 of 20
Dreamfall gets my vote if you love a good storyline. Mass Effect gets my vote if you love action. Oblivion gets my vote if your into side quest and exploring. Witcher gets my vote if your looking for a dark storyline that involves some thinking.

Which one you get is really depended on what your looking for. It really truly be a mistake to knock Dreamfall because of it's age.

Edit: I didn't realize the last post was 4 weeks ago...
Edited by CrazyHeaven - 8/12/08 at 6:28am
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