Best RPG of all time

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For the longest time it was KoTOR. Yes, it had its issues in gameplay but it was the 1 RPG that single handedly brought me back to RPGs after being disillusioned from them for so long. Oddly enough since Baldur's Gate 2. Lately, however, Mass Effect is holding the top spot. When I say Mass Effect I mean the entire trilogy.

I finally started Skyrim on the PC last week and I have a feeling that will be moving up the list but where it lands only time will tell. Dragon Age Origins is just pure fun. I hope DA3 brings back the story telling from DAO and combat/party management from DA2.

I guess the common theme here is yes I am a Bioware fan :pt1cable:

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everyone has his own taste in games specially in RPGs.

my favorite of all time is Dragon age origins, cause the story line is awesome and you cant get bored of the quests, items, abilities etc was so perfect.

my 2nd TES4:Oblivion.

my 3rd FF7

i can add more like witcher 1/2
 

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I do enjoy origins. DA2 game play was better but story was ***. Please provide reasons why these games are good by the sound of it i will have to check them out.
 
Almost all party based RPG's get compared to Baldur's Gate. I'd think that makes it a strong candidate. Neverwinter nights and Dragon Age: Origins are also good. For single character RPG's, I think Morrowind was extremely good, so was Skyrim, but I don't get the same magic today I used to get from games.
 


All games are influenced by something. Early on, D&D had huge influences on PC RPG's, including those 2.

I thought this was about what was the best game of all time.
 

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Since I really can't pick one, here are my top 3 and resons why:

Skyrim is truly impressive. The variety in terrain and locations kept this game very interesting. I have never taken so many screenshots of a game before. And the mods really helped this game become great.

The Witcher 2 has an incredible story and also looks gorgeous on a high end rig. The mature story line is hard to beat.

Dark Souls has incredible combat and challenge. Probably the most satisfying combat I've experienced in a game. Each new enemy you experience becomes a puzzle to identify attack patterns and weaknesses. Every hit on an enemy felt rewarding. And now this incredible game is coming to pc in August!
 

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Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.

Many, many wasted hours on this one.

I believe it was one of the first turn-based RPGs that I played. So, I was intrigued by this new, fresh play-style. Plus, it's MARIO! It was so neat to finally explore Mario's open world, and not being in a side-scroller, linear format.

The story was a nice twist. Not the typical Bowser shenanigans.

Some of the puzzles made you think, but nothing overly difficult.

The "timed-hits" combat made the turn-based combat a little more involved.

Throw in the leveling, skill-ups, finding all the secret places and treasure... truly an addictive game.

Dang, gonna have to fire up the ZSNES emulator and play now.

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Morrowind because of the deep storyline, open world gameplay and tons of community created mods. Combat was a bit weak though.

Fallout 3 because of open world and mods, but storyline was a bit lacking like most games nowadays.

Mass Effect is good, but not great. Good storyline with lots of choices that can eventually have significant consequences. However, not an open world, and no mods. Haven't played ME3 yet though, waiting for DLCs to be released.

Skyrim is on my To Play list so I'll reserve comment.
 

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My fondest memories are of Planescape: Torment and Fallout 2. Both are kind of old now (like me) but the story in Torment was awesome and I loved everything about Fallout 2. I have just re-purchased both of them from GOG.com and they are still fun.
 

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It's hard to choose one or even just a few, but here are a few that come to mind.

Biggest impact - Final Fantasy 7 which made me play FFXI
Brought out the OCD completionist in me - Fallout 3
Made me want more - Mass Effect 1


 

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For the longest time it was KoTOR. Yes, it had its issues in gameplay but it was the 1 RPG that single handedly brought me back to RPGs after being disillusioned from them for so long. Oddly enough since Baldur's Gate 2. Lately, however, Mass Effect is holding the top spot. When I say Mass Effect I mean the entire trilogy.

I finally started Skyrim on the PC last week and I have a feeling that will be moving up the list but where it lands only time will tell. Dragon Age Origins is just pure fun. I hope DA3 brings back the story telling from DAO and combat/party management from DA2.

I guess the common theme here is yes I am a Bioware fan :pt1cable:
 
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