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What Was Your First RPG (PC or Console)?

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  • NevulusNevulus Miami Beach, FLPosts: 1,288Member Uncommon
    Leisure Suit Larry
  • Afro-ThunderAfro-Thunder Knoxville, TNPosts: 76Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dutchman87
    Secret of Mana for the SNES

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b7/Secret_of_Mana_Box.jpg

     

    LOL. I had forgotten about this!

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  • MuffinStumpMuffinStump Frankfort, KYPosts: 474Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by DamonVile
     The temple of apshi was my first. I remember you got this book with the game and when you came to a room it told you what page to read. I was so young I never used to bother reading and often had no idea what I was doing. It was for our TRS-80 and had no real graphics. Not really sure you can call it a computer game by todays standards. It was more of a first attempt to move off pen and paper.Wizardry is the first game I remember that was actually a fully graphical "dungeon" and might and magic is the first one I played where you actually moved around the world....god I hated running into sprites !

    Temple of Apshai was great fun. I think I still have the 5 1/4" floppy around here somewhere. I was fond of the game mechanic of a printed description and I believe that it could find a place in a modern game in some form.

    I do remember it having some rudimentary graphics though. I think there were 2 versions and a couple of sequels/addons.

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    on C-64.

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  • laseritlaserit Vancouver, BCPosts: 3,248Member Rare

    This was one of my favorites

     

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  • General-ZodGeneral-Zod Zod, CAPosts: 778Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by immodium
    On the Amiga

    This...

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  • ZorlofeZorlofe TXPosts: 190Member Uncommon
    Mine was Zelda as well but strangely I didn't even like it, lol. The first one I really got into though was EQ on the PC.
  • laseritlaserit Vancouver, BCPosts: 3,248Member Rare
    Originally posted by General-Zod
    Originally posted by immodium
    On the Amiga

    This...

    I loved all those old SSI rpg's  including Roadwar2000. LoL we had big imagination's back then

     

     

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  • DrakynnDrakynn The Pas, MBPosts: 2,030Member

    Tir Na Nog on my Amstrad CPC 464 is my earliest memory of anything RPG like

    Then Pool of Radiance,Bard's Tale and Dungeon Master on the Amiga.

    Then finally I hit PC and played Wizardry,Might and Magic,Ultima series and Wasteland and was well and truly hooked on the genre.

    EDIT: I don't count text or point and click adventures as RPGs apart from the Quest For Glory series which was a hybrid.But if I did then Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy would be my first.

    If you count Arcade Games though....Gauntlet may of been my first RPG.

  • BrenelaelBrenelael MainePosts: 3,797Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Roguewiz
    Final Fantasy 1 for the NES, Followed by Legend of Zelda, then Crystalis, and then Legacy of the Wizard. @Bren Rogue was the shiznit.  Totally forgot about that.  Yea, that was my 1st one too.

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 14,247Member Rare

    On personal computer (Apple):

    Zork, if we count the adventure games. Beneath Apple Manor, if we count angband/rogue games.

    Otherwise, it was either Akalabeth or Telengard.

     

    On Console:

    I think it was Faxanadu.

     

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  • TribeofOneTribeofOne Wellford, SCPosts: 1,006Member Uncommon

    my firsts were all on console, personal computers were new, huge and expensive. Not that console were cheap. My parents used to RENT the consoles for me, usually over a weekend lmao

    some games I remember.

             

     

         

      

  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwollePosts: 1,904Member

    Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium for the Sega Genesis. Ahhh memories!

    Someone at school recommended and then loaned it to me. It was the start of something beautiful. I had found a genre I truly enjoyed.

    I remember looking under every nook and cranny and trying to get many of the different spell combinations and writing everything down.

    When I got sent into space I almost went nuts. It was the coolest thing I had ever experienced haha.

     

     

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 20,312Member Epic

    Baldur's gate. After that it was Neverwinter Nights.

     

    I "could" count Atari's Adventure but I think I played 10 minutes of it and knew I hated it so never played it again.

  • TalonsinTalonsin Posts: 2,342Member Rare

    PC, Commodore 64, 1985, SSI game called Phantasie.  I played all three as they came out and was hooked on PC games ever since.

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantasie#Phantasie_II

     

    Those were the days...  Stationed in Alaska, playing all weekend wrapped in blankets because I had to sit the floppy drive on the open window sill so it would not overheat and ruin the 5.25 disk.

     

     

  • KonfessKonfess Dallas, TXPosts: 1,217Member Uncommon

    Colossal Cave Adventure

    1984 : Colossal Cave Adventure, game description, video. On an IBM PC 64k RAM & CGA (4 bit graphics)

    1988 : Pool of Radiance, game description, video. On my own IBM-XT clone @ 10Mhz 640k RAM (@ $1 / 1K and that was dirt cheep) & EGA (8 bit graphics)

    I had played Rogue before but only for a week, and it had all ready been mentioned.  Realize that PoR was the predecessor to  Neverwinter, Oblivion, & Skyrim.  Watch the video to see just how far these games have come in 25 years.

     

    In 1987

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  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Beaumont, CAPosts: 1,759Member Uncommon

    Telengard 1978 C-64

  • RebelScum99RebelScum99 Mesa, AZPosts: 1,090Member
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  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Posts: 954Member Uncommon
    Questron, C-64
  • Greymantle4Greymantle4 Posts: 809Member Uncommon

    First pc rpg game would be Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves. :) Anyone remember this gem? One of the things that made it great is you could co-op up to eight players. 

     

  • GatlanGatlan Elkton, FLPosts: 129Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Zeppelin4
    First pc rpg game would be Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves. :) Anyone remember this gem?  

    I do, sort of.  Its not as memorable as Wizardry, Ultima, or Bard's Tail but I remember playing it for hours.  I remember you could play multiple characters.

  • sirphobossirphobos Ames, IAPosts: 616Member Uncommon
    Dragon Warrior 1.
  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Sioux City, IAPosts: 3,828Member Common

    Cool replies! Thanks :)

    I feel like I missed out on a lot of great games in the early days.

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  • marcuslmmarcuslm Louisville, KYPosts: 263Member Uncommon

    Bards Tale (on the Amiga)

  • ZebladeZeblade Somewhere on the BLUE BALLPosts: 930Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Konfess
    Colossal Cave Adventure 1984 : Colossal Cave Adventure, game description, video. On an IBM PC 64k RAM & CGA (4 bit graphics) 1988 : Pool of Radiance, game description, video. On my own IBM-XT clone @ 10Mhz 640k RAM (@ $1 / 1K and that was dirt cheep) & EGA (8 bit graphics) I had played Rogue before but only for a week, and it had all ready been mentioned.  Realize that PoR was the predecessor to  Neverwinter, Oblivion, & Skyrim.  Watch the video to see just how far these games have come in 25 years.   In 1987

     


    NIce to know I am not alone. I use to surf "BBS" for hours spending hundreds on phone bills. Playing games like this. ...you see a door ...blah blah blah..

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