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I'm curious about everyone's opinion on the last good first-person fantasy rpg (that's not elder scrolls, might and magic or a mmorpg).
Is it just me or has this genre of games really dissappeared from the the market over the past decade?
There was a time when first-person fantasy-realm RPGs were everywhere. It seems like a waste of a good genre not to continue making this kind of game. Bethesda proved that this genre can be a real popular cash cow so I don't know why other companies aren't even trying to make the same style of games.
What a waste
EQ doesn't count because it's a mmorpg
There were none before The Elder Scrolls....and none since.
Tell me what they were...or are. Or give me your definition of "good".
I would say the Thief series...but that was more of an Adventure game.
I never got into the Gothic games...and System Shock and Deus Ex aren't fantasy.
Betrayal at Krondor was okay...but I don't remember if that was First Person or not.
So I stand by me earlier statement.
single player first-person fantasy-realm RPGs used to be a big thing. stuff like Wizardry VI VII & VIII, Lands of Lore 1 & 2, Ultima Underworld 1 & 2, Dungeon Hack, Arx Fatalis and Might and Magic VI, VII & VIII
Originally posted by Alekhin Fallout 3
I don't consider that game to be in a fantasy realm (by the standard definition of fantasy)
hmm, I just found one on ign called Wizards & Warriors (2000). I'll have to look into it.
such a shame that companies aren't trying to follow in Bethesda's footsteps
Yup....I was there.
Stonekeep too....but again, for me, all those were just okay. I"m trying to remember the name of another one...the music was awesome...kind of creepy. There was a huge wall in the starting area and the first objective was to get beyond that wall. It's gonna drive me crazy until I think of it.
I'll agree with Lands of Lore though....forgot about that one.
Nothing has grabbed me and kept me interested like The Elder Scrolls series.
I don't think I ever finished any of those other games.
Originally posted by Thrakk hmm, I just found one on ign called Wizards & Warriors (2000). I'll have to look into it. such a shame that companies aren't trying to follow in Bethesda's footsteps
Need a tissue?
Risen (forgot if it was first person though)
Gothic 3 is pretty damn good now when it's fixed.
If it's not broken, you are not innovating.
Now go outside and stop posting on the internet.
When did you start playing "old school" MMO's. World Of Warcraft?
How much WoW could a WoWhater hate, if a WoWhater could hate WoW?As much WoW as a WoWhater would, if a WoWhater could hate WoW.
edit: nevermind..... i missunderstood the title of the post for some reason i did read "last first person rpg i played"...
naughty english comprehension
Lots of good 3rd person RPG's that have come out recently, Two Worlds 2, Risen, Divinity 2 to name a few.
But the only somewhat recent first person games that come to mind beyond bethesda's stuff is like..Wizardry 8, Arx Fatalis, and Dark Messiah of Might and Magic.
Originally posted by japo Yup....I was there. Stonekeep too....but again, for me, all those were just okay. s.
My first PC game, crawling in the corridors/dungeons wondering what and when I would enter the outside wouldnt that be cool but it never came lol. Those were the days when patches was a not known concept, I didnt even have internet back then. The game was buggy in the icewitch realm, crashed on me every time.
But then Morrowind came........
I don't think that it has direct connection to the might & magic series (imo it doesn't because it has absolutely nothing in common with them but the name) but you might want to try this game out:
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic.
It's a bit too much of an fps for my taste but it might just be what you are looking for.
"Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world." Hans Margolius
It seems like first person RP games mostly died out when console gaming swept the market away from the PC. As a matter of fact, I can't remember a "good" first person "fantasy" RPG outside of Bethesda's series off the top of my head...
Even tho the game changed first person with 3rd person..still one of the best RPGs out there (not considering Planescape, thats like comparing sentence to book )
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I've never played any GOOD games of this type except for the Elder Scrolls series. Fortunately we have another one of those coming out soon!