Your Favourite RPG/ARPG/Adventure Games? “Rest here, ye weary traveller"

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by Drumstick » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:42 am

Avoiding the obvious series…

Heroes of Might & Magic III – Long gone are the days where me and three friends would crowd around a PC and play through a multiplayer scenario which would last close to an entire day before the final battle was done, but damn, did we have fun doing it. Another game which I must have sunk 100+ hours into.

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PostRe: Your Favourite RPG/ARPG/Adventure Games? “Rest here, ye weary traveller"
by OrangeRKN » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:57 am

Listing out my favourite western ARPGs:

Mount and Blade: Warband (PC/PS4)

True sandbox strategy RPG, I've already waxed lyrical about it. One of my favourite games ever made.

Fallout: New Vegas

Again this has already been covered. I'm a sucker for post-apocalyptic worlds and the one in New Vegas is excellent. Superb branching quest design and meaningful player agency, with multiple factions and numerous endings. One of the all time greats, the other games in the series have nothing on it.

TES IV: Oblivion (PS3)

I never gave enough time to Daggerfall or Morrowind, and while the latter is probably mechanically the better game, Oblivion has the more standard high fantasy setting. Yes that makes it more generic, but sometimes that's exactly what I want when I'm looking for pure escapism. Skyrim can be just as absorbing, but it continues to simplify itself and limit the player in a way I don't enjoy as much.

Might & Magic VII: For Blood & Honor (PC)

I played this when I was very young so I have heavy nostalgia goggles for it. The first game of its kind I played and incredibly immersive.


Behind them would be the other Bethesda Fallouts and the other TES games from Daggerfall onwards, but I thought I'd single out the best in their respective series. There aren't actually many games I've properly played in the western tradition, and I think that's because they are primarily on PC while I tend towards consoles, and specifically handhelds. Skyrim coming to Switch was such a big thing for me because it's pretty much the first full western ARPG on a handheld.

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PostRe: Your Favourite RPG/ARPG/Adventure Games? “Rest here, ye weary traveller"
by Gemini73 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:59 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
Might & Magic VII: For Blood & Honor (PC)

I played this when I was very young so I have heavy nostalgia goggles for it. The first game of its kind I played and incredibly immersive.


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