Best RPG?

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    Best RPG?

    What's the best role playing game out there? Pen/Paper, console, PC - doesn't matter...

    Anyone?

    I go with Fallout 2 or GURPS Cyberpunk...

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    Fallout 2, hands down.
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    Baldurs Gate 2 (though i still sometimes play normal AD&D) (btw govt are you still playing arcanum and is it any good as i have just ordered it because i have run out of games to play)
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    Classic favorite: DragonFlight on Atari ST.
    Took me two months and two dozen hand drawn maps to find all the secrets.

    PC Favorite: Fallout series. Just great ! Give me the the auto-shotgun and I'll blast them all

    Pen and Paper varies with my mood. When I'm down, I like to play Vampire (VtM). Dark, gothic, backstabbing, bloody, loveless... perfect.

    If I'm happy, I'd like to play Novadis ( Desert nomad riders ) or Dwarves in a pen and paper game called DSA here. It's pretty famous in German speaking countries and I've heard it will be translated for US marketing. It's in it's fourth edition right now, and has probably been around since D&D came out.
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    I'm not playing Arcanum that much right now (not enough time plus Fallout 2 caught my eye again... I "loaned" a couple copies to my friends - they love it.)

    BG was too slow for me, and BG2 seemed kinda weird to play if you hadn't completed the first one. (Like - I started playing it, and looked at Imoen, and all of a sudden she's a Mage/Thief or something? When the hell did that happen?)

    The open-endedness of Fallout 2 is what's gotten me. I love how you can do just about anything. One of my favorite things to do is walk into the first town and just blow away the first gun dealer I can find. Sure, you gotta dispatch his little junkie buddies, but who cares? You got all his stuff! And if you think that's being a cheap little kiddie, I dare you to try that in NCR... I also like how it's actually a semi-adult game - profanity and sexual material is flung around just like I'd believe it would be in a post-apocalyptic, lawless wasteland...

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    Dragon Warrior!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (for original Nintendo)
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    what about one of the Final Fantacy series? (SNES) I liked FF5 the best. Also the FF fo other platforms...
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    I've never really thought most console RPGs were really RPGs. Too linear. Take Ocarina of Time, for example. Nothing you do in that game (besides dying) really affects the way the game plays out. I can't just walk up and and beat the hell out of Zelda, because the game won't let me. Just because a game's in a fantasy setting doesn't necessarily make it an RPG. It's like people calling Diablo an RPG. That's no more an RPG than Gauntlet.

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    RPG... ugh... unless you consider Hitman an RPG... then i'm out.. I just can't get into them.

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    Hmm, what about /usr/local/games/adventure? :)
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    I'm still waiting for the perfect RPG... Actually I'm working on it.

    Dragon Warrior (all of them... for Nintendo) were really good for their time. FF1 and 2 as well. In terms of what I've played for the longest period of time those three take the cake. Diablo II sucked me in for a crazy period of time most recently but i hesitate to call it an RPG, really...

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    Ocarina of Time wasn't an RPG. I don't even
    know how people came to call it that. With the
    exception of gaining hearts, there's no character
    attribute-raising (which I consider to be the
    main 'ingredient' in an RPG). It was still a very,
    very good game, though.

    Linearality (pleh, I doubt that's even a word)
    doen't really factor into my definition of an RPG.
    To me, an RPG should have a great story and
    character-building. There are some RPGs that
    are extremely linear, like Final Fantasy X. This
    game is pretty boring, but I continued to play
    it because the story is fantastic.

    I always thought Computer RPGs were very lame.
    They are all set in the same 'world' (dragons,
    ogres, elves, wizards, whatever). You can tell
    that they are all American made and that the
    developers were all D&D Geeks in High School,
    just by the visuals.

    I love console RPGs, though. Xenogears being my
    favorite.
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    > Linearality (pleh, I doubt that's even a word)
    doen't really factor into my definition of an RPG.
    To me, an RPG should have a great story and
    character-building. <

    Yeah, that's important, too. But, being a D&D geek (and damn proud of it! Me and my Druid Moraxes! Oh yeah!), I really enjoy the freeform style in pen/paper RPGs that doesn't translate very well or frequently to a PC or console. If you wanted to do something that was within the bounds of your character, and the DM wasn't a total chode, you could do it. If you're sick of the fantasy settings, ethic, try Fallout - you can get 1 & 2 direct from Interplay for $10 as a bundle...

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    The Ultima series wins hands down. Until they ****ed it up with that new one, can't remember what it is called.

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    Well, shorthand I can think of:

    "Chrono Trigger" for the SNES, "Dragon Warrior IV" for the NES, "Shining Force" for the Genesis, "Skies of Arcadia" for the Dreamcast," Adventure" for the Atari 2600, "The Count" for the Amiga Vic-20, "Munchkin" (a card game), "The Dig" for the PC, and "Seiken Densetsu IV" for the Playstation,

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