Server Totals
Wilderness - (9)
Le'Or - (0)
Ferrell - (0)
Elysia - (0)
M'Chek - (0)
Deglos - (0)
Visimontium - (0)
Underdark - (0)
Mikona - (0)
Total players: 9

Links Menu

Best PC based, D&D-style RPG series ever?

Polls for Avlis homepage.

Best PC based, D&D-style RPG series ever?

Asheron's Call
Baldur's Gate
Final Fantasy
Icewind Dale
Might & Magic
Wizards & Warriors
No votes
Total votes : 380

PostAuthor: mashimaro_ » Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:10 am

Well, Final Fantasy isnt a D&D style game, so it shouldnt belong in this poll.

Despite the fact that FF(X) is prolly the BEST console game i've evr played. Its on par with Avlis's online uberness.
Art thou feeling it now, Mr. Krabs?

User avatar
Knight of Useless Drivel
Posts: 54
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2004 8:24 pm
Location: Vancouver BC

PostAuthor: TheElvenKing » Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:22 am

The original Baldur's Gate was damn fun, but the second one... if you got into the mod community for that one at all and managed to download all the third-party patches that BioWare never got around to doing or ignored, the game improved tenfold and really stood out.

Not on your list, but Baldur's Gate II - Shadows of Amn gets my vote hands down.
dougnoel wrote:Q: But...
A: No.

Team Member; Retired with Honors
Posts: 2717
Joined: Sun May 25, 2003 10:00 pm
Location: Busy in RL

PostAuthor: Midknight » Wed Sep 15, 2004 6:44 am

Even though I played Torment for only 20 minutes at a demo, I still would have to say it's the best one, beating out Baldur's Gate by a narrow margin. Yes, it was that good. :P
"I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation."
-George Bernard Shaw
User avatar
Posts: 1381
Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2004 6:02 am
Location: British Columbia, Canada, GMT - 7 Hours (PDT)

PostAuthor: Zip Nolan » Wed Sep 15, 2004 6:51 am

Temple of Elemental Evil anyone?

really enjoyed it, sure it was glitchy frequently crashed and the graphics were primitive, I liked it

voted for Baulders Gate even though I've played Torment.
User avatar
Zip Nolan
Prince of Bloated Discourse
Posts: 242
Joined: Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:23 pm
Location: Hong Kong
Timezone: GMT +8

PostAuthor: BaldManFromHell » Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:33 pm

Baulders gate II online buy far. :lol:

Prince of Bloated Discourse
Posts: 168
Joined: Fri Feb 25, 2005 12:54 am
Location: Merced Ca.

PostAuthor: Naieth » Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:56 pm


Not sure it belongs in the list, but.. *shrugs* FF all the way!
User avatar
Elder Sage
Posts: 3323
Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:36 am
Location: Netherlands (GTM +1)

PostAuthor: FurrorNos » Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:03 pm

Where is Eye of the Beholder? That was my favorite DnD PC game...

Besides that, I loved Arcanum.
User avatar
Scholar of Fools
Posts: 303
Joined: Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:04 am
Location: USA

PostAuthor: TiVO25 » Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:14 pm

What's so special about the Baldur's Gate and Planescape games? Can they still be acquired these days? And played on current computers?

/me has never played any BG or Planescape game and voted FF.
You can't stop the signal.

"Every calling is great when greatly pursued."
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
User avatar
Posts: 1642
Joined: Wed Jun 30, 2004 5:07 am
Location: Arlington, TX. (GMT -5); Dreaming of Austin

PostAuthor: Fifty » Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:17 pm

Planescape is just soooo atmospheric and really well designed. BG and BG2 are excelltn but not as good as Planescape IMO.

I think I saw Planescape out on budget in the UK recently. Could be wrong.
Hovering around the edges of polite society
User avatar
Uber Posting Whor3
Posts: 8835
Joined: Mon May 26, 2003 8:45 am
Location: London Town

PostAuthor: Game-Extremist » Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:22 pm

TiVO25 wrote:What's so special about the Baldur's Gate and Planescape games? Can they still be acquired these days? And played on current computers?

/me has never played any BG or Planescape game and voted FF.

Great storylines,and if your into games that attempted to stay true to the D20 system, these were your gems.

I loved the storylines of BG 1 & 2 although I've got the Exp pack I never played them. Planescape plot was great too although I only loaned this one and never finished it. IMHO the plotline of BG 1 & 2 and planescape was far better then NWN.

I think BG 1 was far less linear then BG 2, there were alot more things you could explore and go to.

....and yes they can be still acquired in Oz at EB, so I'd imagine most countries that have EB would still have heavily discounted copies.

Nowadays I see the console versions of Baldurs Gate and shake my head at the pieces of hack'n'slash crap that they really are.

Team Member; Retired with Honors
Posts: 1606
Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2004 12:06 am
Location: Norseman, GMT + 8

PostAuthor: dhocott » Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:35 pm

BG for me too. I and II were both great IMHO.
Player of
Willem Lightheart Avlis Guitar Lute Hero
Zeal Druid of O'Ma
Rule Acumen
User avatar
Silver Lifer
Posts: 1592
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:29 am
Location: McAllen, Texas
Timezone: GMT -6/-5 DST

PostAuthor: Talwin Hawkins » Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:35 pm

Bg1 was great. BG2 was the greatest game of all time. The characters rocked. the game rocked. it was huge! the baddies were EVIL the goodies were good.

*bows down the the greatness that is BG2*
User avatar
Talwin Hawkins
Team Member; Retired with Honors
Posts: 3981
Joined: Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:56 pm
Location: London - England GMT
Timezone: GMT+1

PostAuthor: cpampine » Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:05 pm

NWN on AOL rocked my world - I ran up some amazing bills with that one. My favorite has to be Wizardry though - Crusaders of The Dark Savant was amazingly engrossing. Related: Have any of you attempted to run the gold box games on a modern PC? It's highly amusing - everything moves ultra-fast making the game totally unplayable. Besides reclocking my CPU to run at 33Mhz, is there a way to play these on today's PCs?
". . . According to my principles, every master has his true and certain value. Praise and criticism cannot change any of that. Only the work itself praises and criticizes the master, and therefore I leave to everyone his own value." C.P.E. Bach
User avatar
Prince of Bloated Discourse
Posts: 256
Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2004 5:38 pm
Location: Leisure Time Paradise

PostAuthor: Aloro » Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:29 pm

TiVO25 wrote:What's so special about the Baldur's Gate and Planescape games? Can they still be acquired these days? And played on current computers?

/me has never played any BG or Planescape game and voted FF.

Planescape: Torment was perhaps the best CRPG I've played. It had an amazingly well developed storyline, with deep character development and growth over the course of the story. It avoided almost all of the common pitfalls that tend to make CRPGs blend together, and provided for a unique and memorable experience.

BG was cool, though not innovative in story or approach. It was however very well done, for a cliche. The sequels were good too, though the series was a bit formulaic for my taste - I knew the whole story each time by about 10 minutes into it.

- Aloro
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote:The meaning of earthly existence lies, not as we have grown used to thinking, in prosperity, but in the development of the soul.
User avatar
Team Member; Retired with Honors
Posts: 12810
Joined: Sat Dec 28, 2002 5:11 am
Location: Rainbow's End

PostAuthor: nietzche » Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:22 pm

Planescape, in my view, pretty much hands down. Followed by Morrowind (really the Elder Scrolls series) and Arcanum (because man do I love steampunk). But then, I never played Baldurs Gate.
Most people have an above average number of arms.

User avatar
Prince of Bloated Discourse
Posts: 295
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2003 10:40 pm
Location: The Court of the Crimson King

PostAuthor: Heronimous Fox » Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:30 pm

Planescape foe meeeeeeee
Use Gnome Machine Time, support your local gnome
Unoffical supporter of the unoffical sponsor of Nirika
Manuel the White wrote: Just do a search for "you are going to die motherfucker" and you'll probably find it.

Player of: Heronimous Fox - politician and diplomat; Nia D'Joon - knitter and midwife; Zavnuk - Dubunat pastry chef and racontuer 'Flambes a speciality'; Deek Kurandas - "I taught everything Zach nose", seeker of Mistys secret passage and best friend of Krack Hamster
User avatar
Heronimous Fox
Bronze Contributor
Posts: 4985
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2003 11:12 am
Location: At AGM of Whiners Inc.

PostAuthor: Vichan Lyonsen » Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:18 pm

Only ever played Diablo out of that list - it sucked no vote at all from me.
I've spent most of my money on beer, fast women, and fast cars. The rest I just wasted .
User avatar
Vichan Lyonsen
Posts: 3671
Joined: Sat Jul 12, 2003 5:23 am
Location: San Diego PST >GMT-8<
Timezone: pacific

PostAuthor: Curois » Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:37 pm

Everyone who replied here and hasn't played Planescape yet, go do so :D
User avatar
Posts: 1280
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2004 6:11 pm
Location: Euforia

PostAuthor: Zebranky » Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:42 pm

Only ever played BG1 and Diablo, neither of which I ever bothered to finish, so I abstain. I think I would get flamed out if I dared to say that BG sucked, so instead I'll just say it was too hard for me. :)
Code: Select all
<Zebranky> (Also, that would piss SO many people off. ;)
<Nob> That's why it's such a great idea, Zeb.
User avatar
Scholar of Fools
Posts: 338
Joined: Sun Jul 04, 2004 5:40 am
Location: MA, USA (GMT -5)

PostAuthor: Pathos Street » Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:01 pm

I was torn between PS:T and BG. Planescape was by far the best story and so on, but the BG series was broader in scope and it was here the infinity engine reached its full potential. If it weren't for BG, I don't think NWN/aurora would have had a toolset and DM client, because the community showed how much these things were desired with all the TeamBG customization tools and user-made mods for BG and Icewind Dale and so on. In other words, if it weren't for the Baldur's Gate series, we probably wouldn't have Avlis.

I voted for Planescape just because it was more fun as a single-player game, but I think, when its all said and done, the later iterations of 2nd edition/infinity engine games will have contributed more to the PC RPG genre on the whole.
User avatar
Pathos Street
King of Avlis Charades
Posts: 4871
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:33 pm
Location: Hawkeye State
Timezone: CDT (GMT -5)

PostAuthor: Krishna » Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:03 pm

Arcanum, rocks plain and simple blows heavily they didn't make a number two or ever plan to..
User avatar
Prince of Bloated Discourse
Posts: 246
Joined: Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:29 pm
Location: Look up

PostAuthor: aldo ixnay » Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:47 am

I was between jobs for a month and played Baldur's Gate every day for hours and hours at a time and still never finished that game...

aldo ixnay
Posts: 1206
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 12:45 am
Location: Virginia (GMT -5)

PostAuthor: GG26 » Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:58 am

morrowind was hands down the most incredible game i have ever played. However for RPG it was KOTOR 1 for me. sorta dnd
User avatar
Scholar of Fools
Posts: 327
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2004 7:59 pm
Location: I quit. It's been fun guys.

PostAuthor: Aerill » Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:09 am

Planescape: Torment hands down. Never enjoyed a CRPG as much ever since.

It is scary that I have played all of the above with exception of Asheron's Call and Everquest. Could also think of a few other titles to add to the poll too..

Elder Sage
Posts: 3849
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2004 3:22 am
Location: Riga, Latvia (GMT +2)

PostAuthor: Jhevon » Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:32 pm

Torment without a doubt. If someone makes a half-decent similar NWN2 Planescape RPG-PW it might just give Avlis a run for it's money!

Slightly off topic, but I also enjoyed Requiem. It was a first person shooter, seen through the eyes of a "fallen angel" (with big-ass guns to supplement his divine powers), and was almost immersive enough to be classified as an "RPG".



Silver Lifer
Posts: 1611
Joined: Wed Aug 06, 2003 11:08 am
Location: NYC
Timezone: GMT -5


Return to Avlis Polls

Who is online

Registered users: Google [Bot]