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What Was Your First RPG (PC or Console)?

AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Sioux City, IAPosts: 3,828Member

I was reminiscing a bit today and thought back to the first RPG I ever played. It was Crystalis on the NES. What was yours? I did do some Zelda, but Crsytalis was the game my ex-wife and I played for hours on end.
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When I finally got my first PC (commodore 64) Phantasie
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and Bards Tale were my major time consumers.
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- Al

Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
- FARGIN_WAR

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  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORPosts: 5,565Member Uncommon

    Does kings quest count? If not, I think it was dragon warrior.

  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Sioux City, IAPosts: 3,828Member

    I'd say King's Quest counts, even though it is classified as an "Adventure game."

    - Al

    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
    - FARGIN_WAR

  • AkulasAkulas GoldcoastPosts: 1,619Member Uncommon
    It was Zelda for me.

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  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,560Member Uncommon

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    (Final Fantasy 6)

  • Siris23Siris23 Minneapolis, MNPosts: 217Member Uncommon

    If we're counting King's Quest then it was my first, if not then it was Pool of Radiance. I think I might still have the box/disks for Pool still stashed away somewhere.

    Zelda was my first console rpg.

  • Kingmob23Kingmob23 LondonPosts: 77Member
    Bards Tale, Dragon Warrior 1, and since I see people counting it as one The Legend of Zelda were my first ones.
  • severiusseverius sacramento, CAPosts: 1,514Member Common

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  • MagicabbageMagicabbage virginia beach, VAPosts: 93Member

    Zork was my first RPG. I was too busy role playing outside to play games inside or at arcades wasting time.

    I played Advanced D&D on Atari since I played a little table top.

    Final Fantasy 1 for NES (which was really 2) US side .. first console RPG

     

  • MagicabbageMagicabbage virginia beach, VAPosts: 93Member
    Originally posted by severius

    Atari 2600, Adventure

    Wikipedia link

     

    Adventure Box Cover

    played it too.

     

  • PyndaPynda Posts: 738Member Uncommon

    I remember the King's Quest series myself (right, they were Adventure games).


    But I'd say my first RPG was 'Darklands' by Microprose. Buggy as an Alaskan swamp, and that was in the days you had to get patches on floppy disks by snail mail. But still, I had a lot of fun with it. And I'd say that Darklands was the game that got me interested in the RPG genre.

  • Kingmob23Kingmob23 LondonPosts: 77Member
    Originally posted by severius

    Atari 2600, Adventure

    Wikipedia link

     

    Adventure Box CoverWwe

    Well if we are counting those than my first was Advanced Dungeon and Dragons for the Intellivision.

  • JaggaSpikesJaggaSpikes LabinPosts: 421Member Uncommon
    original Pirates! on C64
  • AparitionAparition brisbanePosts: 78Member Uncommon
    Rings of Power on the sega master system I think, was an epic game that took me like 4 weeks to complete first time around. was also some dungeon game on a friends apple computer in 1982, stick skeletons attacking you, scary stuff.....

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  • jesadjesad Posts: 753Member Uncommon

    These may not count but they are the things that eventually led me to what I believe does.

    The progression went like this....

    Raiders of the lost Ark (Atari 2600)

    Rogue (PC) Which put the bug into me to eventually get my own PC.

    Adventures of Zelda (Nintendo)

    The Hobbit (Commodore 64)

     

    I really didn't consider these to be role playing games though as much as adventure games based on role playing game theories. 

    Curse of the Azure Bonds was the first game that I considered to be a real role playing game.

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  • sudosudo Tel-AvivPosts: 697Member Uncommon

    Edited: Totally forgot about Kings Bounty. It was before everything else.

     

    Quest for glory 4 - Shadows of Darkness.

     

    Baldur's Gate and Fallout series came after.

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  • baphametbaphamet omaha, NEPosts: 2,838Member Uncommon

    dragon warrior for me, as far as RPG's on video games go.

  • jesadjesad Posts: 753Member Uncommon

    Talk about remembering things.  I remember trying to play Zork, and Ultima and being utterly and completely lost!

     

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  • jesadjesad Posts: 753Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by severius

    Atari 2600, Adventure

    Wikipedia link

     

    Adventure Box Cover

    Pure awesomeness that you even remembered that game.  I played that also but had forgotten until I saw your link.

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  • ReizlaReizla AlkmaarPosts: 3,301Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by severius

    Atari 2600, Adventure

    Wikipedia link

     

    Adventure Box Cover

    Guess my 1st adventure ever is an Atari 2600 console one as well. Only one that pops to mind is Raiders of the Lost Arc, but I'm pretty sure I've played 2600-RPGs before that...

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  • AkulasAkulas GoldcoastPosts: 1,619Member Uncommon
    Actually I think it was Ultima 1 in black and white. That was way before Zelda and I played that when I was a kid. Or was it around the same time. (80s) before the 1986 remake.  Zelda was 1987 but maybe I played ultima 1 after or maybe zelda released later than 1987.

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  • GatlanGatlan Elkton, FLPosts: 120Member Uncommon

       The original Wizardry when I was about 8.  You had to make your own maps.  My level 3 map went on for about 6 pages of graph paper all taped together.  A big spawling mess before my dad, a computer engineer, reached level three and discovered the level was full of teleports.  So it still fit into a 30 by 30 grid.  (I forget the actual level dimensions).   After that I just used his maps.

      But Ultima 2 and on was all me.  I do vaguely remember that 'Adventure' game though.

  • aspectofgoreaspectofgore umePosts: 17Member
    fallout

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  • ArglebargleArglebargle Austin, TXPosts: 1,418Member Uncommon
    Morrowind.   Before that it was all 4X and strategy games.

    If you are holding out for the perfect game, the only game you play will be the waiting one.

  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Sioux City, IAPosts: 3,828Member


    Originally posted by severius
    Atari 2600, AdventureWikipedia link

    Back in high school, I had an acquaintance that had an Atari 2600. I remember playing Adventure for maybe 10 minutes, when I died :)

    - Al

    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
    - FARGIN_WAR

  • BoraellBoraell YorkPosts: 82Member Uncommon

    Tir Na Nog and Avalon for me, on the spectrum. Also remember playing most of the Level 9 games for ages, especially Return to Eden and The Worm in Paradise!

    Shortly moved on to The Bards Tale, Bloodwych and Lords of Midnight and that was me hooked!

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