Faust wrote:I would add Dragon Age : Origins , Elder Scrolls : Oblivion , Divinity II : Ego Draconis (liked it a lot !) , & Hunted : The Demon's Forge to that list . Also , any of the old Dungeons & Dragons based rpg games (Icewind Dale 1&2 , Baldurs Gate 1&2 , Planescape Torment , Temple of Elemental Evil , etc .) would be a great way to become familiar with the rpg world !
well written. I generally hate the Quake/Diablo engine, much preferring turn-based combat. But at least P:T let you set the combat to pause when it was time for someone in your party to act. It was a nice compromise and a wickedly dark and funny game.
If ES:O is the game I'm thinking of, I hated the combat. You actually had to move the mouse around to swing your sword. (1st-person perspective) Great open world exploration, but I couldn't handle the combat. Baldur's Gate
really started it all, and were great games. As far as ToEE and the other D&D-based RPGs (Eye of the Beholder
, etc.), I can't be objective. I liked them a lot, but was already a devout D&D player long before those games came out. So I can't judge how someone who isn't already a D&D geek would like them.
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