Kerouac, get in here. Let's talk about RPGs.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Chihlidog, Feb 11, 2011.

    Feb 11, 2011
  1. Chihlidog n00b

    Lots of video game talk here lately. It isnt good to encourage me to unleash my nerd side here. But since it has, educate me about some RPGs. It isnt a genre I've played much of.
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  3. Chad Obviously not a golfer

    What is an RPG?
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  5. Denverdave Resident Ragamuffin

    They are kinda cool.....

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  7. Phil513 n00b

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  9. paulskirocks Blue Zone Compliant

    I think Kerouac is currently projectile barfing uncontrollably on a real estate agent...
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  11. Chihlidog n00b

    Yeah yeah yeah I knew this was coming.
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  13. Chihlidog n00b

    Oh shit, I forgot.
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  15. Tralfaz Pheasant Plucker

    I'm not Kerouac, but I loved loved loved Bioware's Knights of the Old Republic and it's sequel, KOTOR II.

    I played a later Bioware RPG called Jade Empire, which was all right, but it's "open hand" "closed fist" development paths weren't as, I don't know , deep as the game and it's promo materials suggested.
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  17. Chihlidog n00b

    KOTOR was right up there in the top 10 games ever made, IMO. Being a GIANT Star Wars fan made it even better for me. KOTOR II I also enjoyed very much, but it felt (because it WAS) unfinished.

    Never played Jade Empire. If you like Bioware's stuff, you should definitely check out Mass Effect. It's like KOTOR on steroids with real-time combat.
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  19. Coda MWGLF's **** Connoisseur

    ...I hate RPG's...I find them incredibly boring...
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  21. gibby mcfender breast enthusiast

    Just started playing Mass Effect. I'm a big FPS guy (BLACK OPS FTW!!!) so... my FPS instincts have me stuck at the very beginning of Mass Effect trying to disarm 3 charges :facepalm: Anyone got some hints for me? My squad mates keep dying, and I don't last much longer than they do.

    (sorry for the tangent, but it's on-topic, right?)
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  23. Chihlidog n00b

    I didnt have much trouble with that part. Do you know where they are? Thats the only thing I could see maybe slowing you down, is if you have to search for them.

    As an FPS-er, youll need to re-learn how to shoot. No matter how accurate you aim, you still miss quite a bit. I find that using the assault rifle and just spraying them is the most effective method.
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  25. Baldur's Gate and BGII. They ruined me for other RPGs. Thanks, Bioware! :mad:
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  27. gibby mcfender breast enthusiast

    Oh yeah - they're right next to me :facepalm: Is there some kind of shield thing I'm just not aware of at all? Was I supposed to upgrade my "non-suck" with some omigel or whatever? I haz a lost.
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  29. Peeker jerkass

    the Dragon Age games are great.
    give 'em a shot.
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  31. Chihlidog n00b

    Use cover :idk:
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  33. Tralfaz Pheasant Plucker

    Jade Empire was fun, but like I said, the morality choices weren't as nuanced as the game's dialog would lead you to believe. Everything still boiled down to being nice (The Way of the Open Hand) or being an utter asshat (The Way of the Closed Fist), with no benefit to choosing a middle path. The game does get bonus points for having John Cleese voice a character with whom you must verbally spar.

    Mass Effect looks cool, though I'd be tempted to skip ahead to ME2, just for the improvements.

    Dragon Age looks like the kind of thing I'd enjoy. More fantasy, less cigar-chompin' soldier action.
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  35. Peeker jerkass

    very much fantasy, yeah.
    I'm right at the end of my 1st game of it.

    don't wanna finish it, cuz I don't want it to end:weebz:

    lots and lots of character options too.
    incl. gender, which changes the storyline pretty dramatically, I'm told.
    next time, I'm gonna be a pretty lady:D
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  37. gibby mcfender breast enthusiast

    I misunderstood what you were asking, Chihli. lol! My SQUADMATES are right next to me. I keep getting shot from long distance across as small chasm. Guess I'll just have to be more cautious. No running and gunning.
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  39. Chihlidog n00b

    I know exactly the part youre talking about, it is a bit of a pain. If you have points, absolutely spend them, but assuming you've used them all up, getting through that part I seem to recall the Geth's shields being pretty tough, and using squadmate's powers to break through them. Then you can shoot 'em. Aside from that, cover really is critical. The combat gets pretty intense in all of the game that I've played so far.

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