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#1 Sneaky Snake

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 06:32 PM

im thinkin pretty hard about entering the RPG games genre and im thinking about getting Oblivion for PC. I just thought i should ask you guys about the good RPGs and if Oblivion is what its all cracked up to be

PS i dont want a Online RPG, im looking for a good single player one for trips and such

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 08:08 PM

There was a pretty long thread on the subject.

My summary is that it's a fun action-RPG, worth playing. The world is very open and detailed, and there are plenty of quests. The guilds you can join give some of the most fun quests, and give an opportunity to pursue a particular character role. The fact that it's totally open-ended is a plus. The combat system is decent, and the physics give it a visceral appeal. There are a ton of mods as well to spice things up.

On the negative side, the role-playing element is shallow. You can develop your character how you want, but there's pretty much no dialogue choices, and so any RP elements really just come down to which quests you decide to do. The NPCs are a bit shallow as well, and listening to their chatter when they talk to each other gets boring. There's also the fact that monsters are leveled along with you, so dungeons can seem a bit repetitive. There are mods to change this, but I haven't tried them.
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Posted 19 August 2007 - 09:44 AM

Please discuss Oblivion in the Windows Gaming forum, just follow the link "nobody" gave you.  There is no Mac version as of this posting.

I too am interested in getting solo play RPGs.  I've had my eye on Eschalon: Book 1 by Basilisk.  Use the IMG search funcion for it or Google it, it's pretty cool looking.
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Posted 19 August 2007 - 01:38 PM

I recommend one of these  :cool:

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 02:20 PM

View PostLord Brixton, on August 19th 2007, 12:38 PM, said:

I recommend one of these  :cool:
Well sure.  I suppose if you wanted to go that route you could check this out too.
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Posted 19 August 2007 - 10:59 PM

I know this should go in the windows thread but...Two Worlds is going to be released here in a few days and that game looks amazing =p
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Posted 19 August 2007 - 11:05 PM

You could also check out spiderwebsoftware: http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com/. My money goes especially to the Geneforge series, wich is a group of extremely well written rpg's. The graphic is pretty much out-dated, but due to my experience, rpg players don't care about the graphic :P

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 01:23 AM

Kotor for the Mac. you can not go wrong. also i would have to say that morrowind is mostly beter than oblivion. plus the Game of the year edition comes in cheap at around AU $10.

But Kotor will be the best AAA RPG on the mac.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 09:04 AM

View PostProphet_Magnetic, on August 19th 2007, 10:05 PM, said:

You could also check out spiderwebsoftware: http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com/. My money goes especially to the Geneforge series, wich is a group of extremely well written rpg's. The graphic is pretty much out-dated, but due to my experience, rpg players don't care about the graphic :P
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Posted 22 August 2007 - 09:12 AM

Never Winter Nights 2.

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 04:59 PM

Spiderweb should have it good now with quality RPGs on the Mac being so rare.  Check their games out; they're solid.

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 11:54 AM

I'll second NWN 2 - I'm impressed thus far and it will only get better with more community mods & the forthcomng expansion.

If you don't mind looking at older games I'd also recommend the Baldur's Gate games & Planescape Torment.

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 09:09 PM

I'd suggest Neverwinter Nights 2 (when its out) or Diablo 3 (when its out). Before then go for the current version.

They are different. NWN I think is better for the management side of things but you do get a hireling to follow you around in D2 and a very large number of summoned minions - easily more than twenty - if you play a Necromancer role. But D2 is mostly hack and slash and a never ending trail of looting mostly lame gear. But I love it and D3 will surely be better.

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 12:18 PM

how does HOMM V run for mac all you freeverse buffs? i heard it had some serious errors but those might be patched or non existant for most computers

As for spiderweb, i was more looking for a first person RPG, such as oblivion. But im thinking now that maybe i should hold my horses and wait for Fable on mac which i saw in another thread that said it should be coming out this summer for mac although that looks doubtful now.
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Posted 29 August 2007 - 05:55 PM

NWN 2? Jumping the gun a bit here, aren't we? ;)
Get Nwn for the Mac and both expansions. Toss in some good community adventures and you've got a boatload of playing time. For a travel game, NWN requires no CD to play, so you get some extra battery life. Great great great laptop game. Graphics are good enough. Original campaign is a bit uneven but enjoyable enough. SoU is pretty good and HotU is a hoot, plus they add skills and classes and stuff. For community modules get Shadowlords (1-5) and Dreamcatcher (1-4) series and the Midwinter Festival trilogy. That'll keep you going for a looooong time.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 02:11 PM

Alright, so NWN it is, probably. i was looking at baldurs gate 2 and was wondering if i should buy baldurs gate 1 first if i were to get that series.

Also, how does HOMM 5 work on mac?

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 05:26 PM

NWN2 is supposed to be coming out in December for the Mac. I'm currently playing NWN1 and am enjoying it quite a bit. What actually got me into NWN was Knights of the Old Republic which was also made by Bioware. It's a great RPG but NWN does have a lot more replay value due to all the player created content out there. Hope you find what you're looking for!

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 02:43 PM

NWN for now, play it for a couple of months then buy NWN 2.
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Posted 02 September 2007 - 11:11 AM

View PostIchigo27, on August 31st 2007, 04:43 PM, said:

NWN for now, play it for a couple of months then buy NWN 2.

Alright ill head over to the mac store in a few days, im still curious though to know how Hereos of Might and Magic 5 works on mac (cmon freeverse guys)
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 09:36 AM

I'm currently running thru BG2 for the x-tausend's time. IMHO it's the best DnD based game in terms of gameplay and story (I play my RPG offline sine it's the only way to keep the flavor and immersion for me).
NWN1 is nice and cute, but the story lacks ideas and twists. It's a lot simpler to understand the mechanics though, compared to BG2. Actually, NWN taught me how to play BG2 properly...

One thing going for NWN1/2 is the PRC and mods...I'm curious to see that on OS X.

Conclusion: BG2 SoA + ToB and NWN1 + expansions.