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What is your favorite role playing game of all time?

  1. epearson profile image61
    epearsonposted 6 years ago

    I really would like to know which video game, but table top games are welcomed too.

    1. bane.hellister profile image62
      bane.hellisterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Never could pick one in particular until I played Demons Souls. Hands down best I have played

      1. epearson profile image61
        epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Demons Souls.  I never heard of that one.  I will have to check it out.

    2. David 470 profile image86
      David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Man this is a hard answer...I started with Final Fantasy, but in the past years have played a lot more.

      My faves are FF,Mass Effect, and Elder Scrolls(only played oblivion)

      I would have to say Oblivion, but mass effect is close.

      Oblivion has so much to do on it and its such a relaxing game. A lot of quests and stuff. I just wish your character actually talked, but its not that type of RPG.

      1. warchild75 profile image42
        warchild75posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah id have to agree with you,elder scrolls oblivion was fantastic!!,i also like the fable series and fallout series (new fallout is only 2 weeks away)

      2. epearson profile image61
        epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I like Oblivion, but I really loved Morrowind.  The next Elder Scolls is going to be sick!  Skyrim I believe is the name.

    3. danatheteacher profile image83
      danatheteacherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No contest: Oblivion is my fav

      1. epearson profile image61
        epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Solid choice.

    4. lady_love158 profile image62
      lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh! I thought this was going to be naughty! hehe

      1. epearson profile image61
        epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ha!  I guess I didn't ask the question correctly.  Now I see how that could be interpreted that way.

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      Surabhi Kauraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hmm... favourite video game would be Mario. I used to play tongue
      Otherwise, indoor game would be Chess! big_smile

    6. Caramus profile image76
      Caramusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I would have to say that my favorite role-playing games are.
      Console: Phantasy Star on the Sega Genesis
      PC: Horizons (Beta)
      Pen & Paper: AD&D

      1. epearson profile image61
        epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        AD&D, classic.  I remember being so addicted me and my friends tried to play the game in middle school during lunch.  LOL!  Yeah, that didn't work out of too well.

        1. classicalgeek profile image88
          classicalgeekposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I  almost flunked out of graduate school playing D&D 1st edition. We had a 24/7 game going (three game masters and three games, and whoever was awake and not in class was playing). I used to fall asleep on the sofa, which after 2 weeks was christened "The Sofa of Sleepiness" until the legs broke (not my fault), after which it was known as "The Dwarven Sofa of Sleepiness."

    7. chasemillis profile image85
      chasemillisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      definitely every game that has to do with Mario or Donkey Kong - they have games down to an art

    8. nashguy profile image60
      nashguyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      the entier HALF LIFE SERIES

    9. orandze profile image83
      orandzeposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      RPG: Chrono Trigger
      MMORPG: Dark Age of Camelot
      Tabletop: DnD 4.0

    10. bethperry profile image90
      bethperryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I always liked the classic Dungeons & Dragons. I had a nice run with a female elf/mage back in the day smile

    11. AM Hanson profile image79
      AM Hansonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      For the feel/mechanics of the game: Shadowrun Returns on PC
      For the experience: Arcanum.

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    mtsi1098posted 6 years ago

    I would have to say Vampire Bloodlines

    1. David 470 profile image86
      David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      My computer can not handle that game, but that would prob be one of my faves if I could play it.

    2. epearson profile image61
      epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I never heard of this one.  I just Googled it.  It looks interesting.  Thanks for sharing.  In the "something new I learned today bucket."

  3. TankTom profile image59
    TankTomposted 6 years ago

    Grandia 2, Skies of Arcadia and Shenmue. All pretty epic.

    1. David 470 profile image86
      David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Shenmue was awesome. Never got to play the second one though...

    2. epearson profile image61
      epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I played Grandia 2 and Skies, both are great games.  Do you still have your Dreamcast?

  4. Shadesbreath profile image90
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    D&D, paper and pencil version.  Imaginary dragons, real friends.

    1. livewithrichard profile image83
      livewithrichardposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'll second that!

    2. epearson profile image61
      epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Very good pick!

  5. Greek One profile image79
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    Doctor and Patient

    1. Shadesbreath profile image90
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      LOL, I was torn between calling your response excellent and make a proctologist/gerbil vendor joke.

    2. epearson profile image61
      epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Ha!  Should have put video game in the question.

    3. uncorrectedvision profile image61
      uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I like Jailor/prisoner but my absolute favorite of all time and closest to my life and heart was Teacher/student.

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lol

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    Rookie70posted 6 years ago

    chess

  7. EatLovePray profile image61
    EatLovePrayposted 6 years ago

    Mario!!!! big_smile I wish I still had that game..

  8. Arthur Fontes profile image89
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago

    Ultima Online

    1. epearson profile image61
      epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I showed that game to my son and he didn't like it because of the graphics.  Kids today.  Awesome game there.

  9. FitnezzJim profile image88
    FitnezzJimposted 6 years ago

    Gemstone IV, an on-line text-based role-playing game that is so long-stayed and immersive that it almost doesn't seem adequate to call it a game.

    1. epearson profile image61
      epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Never heard of it.  Time to Google it.

  10. evvy_09 profile image81
    evvy_09posted 6 years ago

    Elder Scrolls: Morrowwind.

    1. epearson profile image61
      epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      My number one pick!

  11. Balmung profile image73
    Balmungposted 6 years ago

    I prefer online games to single player ones. I liked final fantasy, and I was in the middle of Dragon dage origins when my computer broke (when I say middle, I mean about 2 hours into it). Online I like Guild Wars. Most games dont have a story to them, and if they do then the game play isn't very good, but Guild Wars had a good story and good game play. Ive never played WoW or Aion. Can't wait for GW2 though. smile
    Table top games would have to be chess. How it's roleplaying I have no idea. Maybe roleplay that your an alien from Mars with a cold? Cough on your opponent until they give up.......

    1. epearson profile image61
      epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I love guild wars.  I am patiently waiting for GW2.  I guess I see how chess is role playing.  You are playing the kingdom and all of the roles within it.  That's old school role playing.smile

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    Torgatposted 6 years ago

    I played a lot of online games. But since a year or so I play warofdragons.com which is a multiplayer browser based rpg and free as well. You got two races their fighting each other and ofc lots of skills and professions to learn and make money with it. I am with the Magmars and they got great clan communities and stuff like events and just recently a huge update witch enlarged the game even more. Right now I wouldn't play any other game. smile

    1. epearson profile image61
      epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think I remember hearing about this game.  Time to Google it.

  13. Dale Nelson profile image32
    Dale Nelsonposted 6 years ago

    I always go back to Crash Bandicoot.

  14. Ivorwen profile image84
    Ivorwenposted 6 years ago

    I like 'House', especially now that I am really the Mommy, and my mom isn't going to come tell me game over, time to clean up.  At present, I think I have at least 15 more years of this game.

  15. Earl S. Wynn profile image86
    Earl S. Wynnposted 6 years ago

    Videogame-wise, it's a toss up between the various Final Fantasy games (VIII, X, XII) and this old gem on NES called Drakkhen. Pen and paper-wise, 2nd ed AD&D is awesome, but Cortex is more fun.

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    Lweinbergposted 6 years ago

    Dungeons and Dragons 2E hands down!

    1. epearson profile image61
      epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      *Nods*

  17. Ninjah Kitten profile image59
    Ninjah Kittenposted 6 years ago

    My favorites would have to be Final Fantasy, Xenosaga, and Dot.Hack

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      Lweinbergposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Never got into Final Fantasy, is it anything like Phantasy Star? THAT was an awesome game lol

      1. Ninjah Kitten profile image59
        Ninjah Kittenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I wouldn't know. I've never played Phantasy Star to be honest.

        1. Ninjah Kitten profile image59
          Ninjah Kittenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Well I decided to try Phantasy Star out lol. My sis and I decided we wanted to play Phantasy Star as well as a couple others..lol.
          I found it to be more like Xenosaga than Final Fantasy.  Well so far anyway, I'm still in the beginning.

    2. epearson profile image61
      epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Played all three.  Great games there.

  18. lindajot profile image81
    lindajotposted 6 years ago

    I still love WOW

  19. Jeff Berndt profile image91
    Jeff Berndtposted 6 years ago

    I could never get into the MMORPGs. They start out fun, and then they become too much like work (and not the fun kind of work where you're doing what you love to do).

    On the tabletop, however, my favorite systems have been GURPS, 7th Sea, and West End Games' original Star Wars the Roleplaying Game.

    But really, the ruleset is of secondary importance. As long as the rules are internally consistent, the important bit is who is playing, and who is running the game. If you've got a good group, the rules hardly matter at all. I've played roleplaying sessions lasting over five hours where I never rolled any dice at all.

    1. epearson profile image61
      epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes in MMORPGs, grinding can take a lot fun out of the game.  I never played many of the table tops you listed as a kid, probably was playing with Legos at the time.smile

  20. Dalyinx profile image84
    Dalyinxposted 6 years ago

    I'd have to say the Mass Effect series is my favorite.

    1. epearson profile image61
      epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I can't wait for ME3.

  21. steffer profile image55
    stefferposted 6 years ago

    without a doubt the elder scrolls oblivion!

    glad there will come a new elder scrolls game in 2011. (the elder scrolls skyrim)

    1. epearson profile image61
      epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oblivion was a good game.  I didn't enjoy it as much as I could.  I abused alchemy so much in that game.

  22. Kangaroo_Jase profile image82
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

    From a PC gaming point of view I would have to recommend Planescape: Torment, one of the first role play games to have you make moral decisions for your playing character, which would also have consequences later in the game.

    Table top gaming perspective, D&D 2E.

  23. truebluewriter profile image73
    truebluewriterposted 6 years ago

    I would have to say Neverwinter nights the first one and all its expansions. 2nd one was ok too...

    Then theres oblivion and elder scrolls, but i like the above games better..

    then there's my current addiction world of warcraft hehe

    1. truebluewriter profile image73
      truebluewriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      oh and dragon age was good too but i haven't finished it yet

    2. epearson profile image61
      epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I like NWN2 a lot better in then the first.  Probably because I would get over run by mobs a lot in the original.  Probably just bad gameplay on my part.

  24. Tahamtan profile image61
    Tahamtanposted 6 years ago

    I would choose Fable II or Diablo II. Setting aside my opinion Morrowind and Oblivion are some of the best RPGs of all time.

    1. evvy_09 profile image81
      evvy_09posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      There's a new elder scrolls coming out next year Skyrim
      big_smile it's gonna be awesome

    2. truebluewriter profile image73
      truebluewriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      oh yeah forgot about diablo... im waiting for diablo 3 too and diablo 2 was awesome...

    3. epearson profile image61
      epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Someone finally said my number 2 favorite game of all time.  Diablo 2.  Fable was cool as well.

  25. Onusonus profile image84
    Onusonusposted 6 years ago

    I've got this game with my wife where I dress up like myself and act like a jerk. She doesn't like it very much, but I think it's fun.

    1. truebluewriter profile image73
      truebluewriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol the concept of role playing must be new to her

      you should explain that just because your acting like yourself it doesn't mean that that's who you really are

    2. epearson profile image61
      epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Ha!  Be careful with that one.  You can't press the reset button with that game.wink

  26. moviesposter profile image61
    moviesposterposted 6 years ago

    My Favorite are Fallout: New Vegas and Fable III

    1. epearson profile image61
      epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      New Vegas was a great game, but Powder Gangers?!?  You guys couldn't come up with a better name.  Sad.

      I heard Fable 3 was good.  I like 2, but never picked up 3.  I think a Call of Duty game had my attention when it was released.

  27. Horatio Baccus profile image59
    Horatio Baccusposted 6 years ago

    Table top Game: Kult- Modern Horror game out of Europe.  No english editions these days though.

  28. Mike Dale profile image80
    Mike Daleposted 6 years ago

    I used to like the text based MUD's best. The immersion and roleplay was outstanding.

    Graphical, my favorite was Dark Age of Camelot. The RvR was unlike any other, before or since. Running around with 100's of realm mates knocking down enemy castles was a blast!

    I've never found a game since that I stuck with more than a month. The PvE leveling grind bores me.

    1. epearson profile image61
      epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I played Dark Age of Camelot, and liked it.  Yes, grinding can be very boring.

    2. classicalgeek profile image88
      classicalgeekposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, I met IRL some of the best people that I first met on MUDs! I still log on to one or two every now and again!

  29. xboxps3wow profile image61
    xboxps3wowposted 6 years ago

    don't really have a favorite, but ff games are very decent

  30. BobbiRant profile image61
    BobbiRantposted 6 years ago

    Final Fantasy games, for the most part are fun.  My all time favorite is Resident Evil even though it is basically a survival horror type game, but you get to play a character in them.  They are fast paced and a lot of fun.  Resident Evil 5 is more difficult because unlike zombies in the others, those people are much faster.

    1. epearson profile image61
      epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Zombie and horror modes tells me one thing.  You can never have enough bullets.  Great games you pointed out.

  31. SikAnTwisted profile image60
    SikAnTwistedposted 6 years ago

    I have to say I have two.

    1: ChronoCross for playstation
    The story of Chrono Cross focuses on a teenage boy named Serge and a theme of parallel worlds. Faced with an alternate reality in which he died as a child, Serge endeavors to discover the truth of the two worlds' divergence. The flashy thief Kid and many other characters assist him in his travels around the tropical archipelago El Nido. Struggling to uncover his past and find the mysterious Frozen Flame, Serge is chiefly challenged by Lynx, a shadowy antagonist working to apprehend him.



    2: Lost Odyssey for Xbox360
    A story of a mercenary named kaim who finds himself in a world of war and chaos after waking up with no memory of his past  All he knows is war, until a meteor strikes in the middle of a war he was in. He survives and is taken back to the kingdom from witch he was employed. He then recruits a woman named Seth and a man named Jenson on an epic adventure to figure out the source of the massive meteor and to recover Kaim and Seths lost memory's.

    I highly recommend both games and would replay them anytime. I was in the middle of beating Lost Odyssey for the 4th time until my house burnt down and I lost my xbox. But yeah, great games.

  32. Fuegan1431 profile image61
    Fuegan1431posted 6 years ago

    FFX will always stick with me despite its flaws.  Love that game to death.

  33. Christian H. profile image79
    Christian H.posted 6 years ago

    Chrono Trigger was definitely my favorite RPG ever.  It had a nigh-perfect storyline, likable characters, and it had an absolutely gorgeous soundtrack.

  34. MPChris profile image79
    MPChrisposted 6 years ago

    D&D 3.5 Edition. EVE Online. Entropia Universe. Anything dynamic and fun.

  35. Pierre Savoie profile image61
    Pierre Savoieposted 6 years ago

    In tabletop games, I liked one called STAR FRONTIERS (1982, TSR Inc., later called "STAR FRONTIERS: Alpha Dawn" to distinguish it from supplement games).  The fun was in the science-fiction weapons and the combat which integrated melee, ranged weapons, ground vehicles and aerial vehicles on the same scale.
    Also I liked CYBERPUNK 2020 (R.Talsorian Games, early 90's) which evokes the "cyberpunk" genre:  high-tech meets low morals.

  36. DaNoblest profile image60
    DaNoblestposted 6 years ago

    Runescape for me. If I spent half the time writing as I did playing that game I would be making thousands a month now.

  37. Metalhead92 profile image60
    Metalhead92posted 6 years ago

    TES VI: Oblivion. I'm was never a big rpg guy. Oblivion was the first game I played for more then 7 hours a day.

  38. Jonathan Janco profile image81
    Jonathan Jancoposted 6 years ago

    Summoner was my #1 back in the day but right now I am totally addicted to Elder Scrolls: Oblivion

  39. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    my favorite role playing game is when my boyfriend is the cop and he "pulls me over"  lol  and then he "writes me a ticket"  and I have to beg to be "let off"  lol  "just this one time!"

  40. chasemillis profile image85
    chasemillisposted 6 years ago

    I know this is a little old, but my favorite is definitely a mix between Super Mario World and Donkey Kong Country on the Super Nintendo

  41. uncorrectedvision profile image61
    uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years ago

    I was a very early D & D player.  I got bored.  But when Chaosium Games brought out "The Call of C'Thulhu"  I fell in love.  I played C of C with my brothers for hours - all of us adults by that time.  I actually found myself getting tense as the game unfolded.  What horror from beyond time awaited to drive the sanity from us and leave us writhing in the agony of a gibbering mad man.  It was just a game, or was it?

    http://catalog.chaosium.com/product_inf … b85bba5c83

    1. epearson profile image61
      epearsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      C of C had a different format then D&D, right?

      1. uncorrectedvision profile image61
        uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Some what. Its biggest difference was the setting.  The first module I ever played was set in 1920s Up-State New York.  A real place, real weapons, not much magic available and some real characters tossed in for good measure.  The next was C'Thulhu by Gaslight.  That one was fun because Sherlock Holmes was one of the available characters.

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    Ghostwolfeposted 5 years ago

    For me World of Warcraft and than Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. For a good time and the ability to do as I wish in a game and change the outcome Fable III.

  43. tlmcgaa70 profile image71
    tlmcgaa70posted 5 years ago

    i used to play runescape. now i play Lord Of The Rings Online. I am a huge fan of Tolkein. so that adds a certain depth to the game. the graphics are awesome. they put a great deal of effort into imitating real things like the northern lights, beautiful sunrises/sets, simple night skies with stars, rainbows and even the rainbow halo you sometimes see around the sun. for scenery, there are some intensely beautiful scenes. there is no end to the quests, plus the main epic quests lets you interact with the LOTR fellowship characters, plus you have instances, raids and skirmishes. you can ride horses and even goats and lore master get pets to fight with. you have the classes, man, elf, dwarf and hobbit...and what each can do...like captain, guardian, lore-master, rune-keeper, burglar, minstrel, champion, warden, and rune-keeper...i think i have remembered them all. each character picks 3 crafts to make up their vocation...for instance, my guardian is an armsman, my crafts are prospector, woodcrafter and weaponsmith. also, you can have more than one character and you can even play a monster against the people. all in all, LOTRO has turned into my all time fav game

  44. noxadari profile image60
    noxadariposted 5 years ago

    I started out on Final Fantasy, and have played many since.  My favorite of all time would have to be either FF 7 or Morrowind, though that could change depending on how well Skyrim is.  Sadly enough, have had it pre-ordered since they first announced it.

  45. noxadari profile image60
    noxadariposted 5 years ago

    Oblivion is a good RPG, but personally they just didn't do as good a job as they did with Morrowing.

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    Indigitalposted 5 years ago

    Fallout 3. I just love it, over everything else.

  47. Watcher07 profile image59
    Watcher07posted 5 years ago

    Resurrecting a bit of an old topic, but its a good topic.  My favorite RPG of all time would have to be Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (not to be confused with the upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic).  The story was incredible, and for its time, the game was immense and very detailed.  As a Bioware fan though, Mass Effect and Dragon Age are also some top RPG's I've played that I would say are easily my #2 and #3 fav's.  For anyone who hasn't played the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, download it off steam or whatever you gotta do (I think its like 5 bucks) and play it, its well worth the money and your time.

  48. ziad-bb profile image61
    ziad-bbposted 5 years ago

    the number 1 game is wwe 2011 and hopefuly soon wwe12

  49. Captain Redbeard profile image61
    Captain Redbeardposted 5 years ago

    The one my wife and I played about 17 months ago that resulted in my fifth child.......yea, were big gamers lmao lol

  50. gamesinlove profile image60
    gamesinloveposted 5 years ago

    I'm more of a retro game lady wink
    Secret of Mana and Legend of Mana were amazing.
    Chrono Trigger.
    A lot of Atlus games.
    Recent stuff?
    Dragon Age Origins, Eternal Sonata, and Star Ocean The Last Hope smile
    Infinite Undiscovery is pretty good too.
    I'm very behind on PC rpgs. I'm currently trying to catch up.

 
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