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Originally posted by Dutchman87 Secret of Mana for the SNES
LOL. I had forgotten about this!
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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This was one of my favorites
"Be water my friend" - Bruce Lee
Originally posted by immodium On the Amiga
Originally posted by General-Zod Originally posted by immodium On the Amiga
I loved all those old SSI rpg's including Roadwar2000. LoL we had big imagination's back then
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.
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.
Here you go... Take a walk down memory lane.
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.
I think it was Faxanadu.
There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein"Graphics are often supplied by Engines that (some) MMORPG's are built in" - Spuffyre
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.
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.
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.
PC, Commodore 64, 1985, SSI game called Phantasie. I played all three as they came out and was hooked on PC games ever since.
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.
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.
Telengard 1978 C-64
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.
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.
Cool replies! Thanks
I feel like I missed out on a lot of great games in the early days.
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
Bards Tale (on the Amiga)
Originally posted by Konfess 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..