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

Arcanum
12
3%
Asheron's Call
3
1%
Baldur's Gate
178
47%
Diablo
4
1%
Everquest
5
1%
Final Fantasy
15
4%
Icewind Dale
17
4%
Might & Magic
6
2%
Morrowind
38
10%
Planescape
70
18%
Thief
7
2%
Ultima
19
5%
Wizards & Warriors
0
No votes
Wizardry
6
2%
 
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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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PostAuthor: BaldManFromHell » Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:33 pm

Baulders gate II online buy far. :lol:

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

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Not sure it belongs in the list, but.. *shrugs* FF all the way!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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

BG for me too. I and II were both great IMHO.
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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*
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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?
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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.

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

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

Only ever played Diablo out of that list - it sucked mostly...so no vote at all from me.
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PostAuthor: Curois » Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:37 pm

Everyone who replied here and hasn't played Planescape yet, go do so :D
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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. :)
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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.
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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..
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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...

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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
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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..

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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".

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