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."
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. 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.......
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
I'm more of a retro game lady 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 Infinite Undiscovery is pretty good too. I'm very behind on PC rpgs. I'm currently trying to catch up.
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