Classic cRPG's


Bearded person
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So are there any fans of traditional computer RPG's around here? I sort of grew up with game series like Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment. Later I played Fallout 1 & 2, Arcanum, Temple of Elemental Evil, NWN 1 & 2, and many others I probably forgot about.

I really enjoyed the newish crowdfunded cRPG's like Wasteland 2, the Shadowrun Returns games and especially Pillars of Eternity. I also liked Torment: Tides of Numenera, it's a good adventure/puzzle approach to cRPG's. I recently got Tyranny but haven't played it yet, and I'm eagerly awaiting The Bard's Tale IV, Underground Ascendant, Wasteland 3 and Pillars 2.

I also like other games as well but figured we might as well discuss these in here.

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The Good and Wise Call Me “Rufus”
The only cRPG I have played is Fallout, and I did not get very far before the built-in time limit bit me in the ass. I still need to start over from my save at the mouth of the starting cave. Though I look forward to Fallout 2 giving me more time to explore, I will not start it until I have finished Fallout. I love Fallout.

I am thinking of exploring the genre more, and that is complicated by my sensitivity to control schemes.


Bearded person
Yeah Fallout was really ahead of its time in video game complexity. Next time you play it first focus on getting the water chip (sort of an in-game emergency) and then you should have plenty of time to fool around while you finish the game. Also, try Wasteland 2 :)

If you like this genre but prefer newer games you should look into what companies like inXile, Obsidian, Harebrained Schemes and Larian are doing these days. The enhanced editions of Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 are also decent, and the games themselves are great. All of these will require many hours however, which sucks if you also want to be a functional adult.


Retired Rock God
I recently played Fallout 2 after not having played it since the 90s. Since I had just completed Fallout 4, the turn-based system took a while to re-acclimate to. I really liked the original Fallout as well. But even I was surprised at how rusty I was at the game. Looking back, however, it was nice to see how much of the feel and mythos from the games survived into the most recent iterations.
Yeah tabletop gaming can be much more interesting and fun. Computer RPG's do not substitute tabletop RPG's, but they can be great video games. Different experiences.