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What game got you into RPG's?

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  • PhaserlightPhaserlight Member EpicPosts: 2,940
    edited April 27
    I'm not sure I'm really into the genre, but as far as Role Playing Games are concerned for me it was Space Quest (1986).

    Chrono Trigger on the SNES (1995) was also a formative experience.

    Honorable mentions to Cosmic Osmo (1990) and Myst (1993) although these hold more in common with present-day, first-person atmospheric walking simulators.
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  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,545
    Bards tale 1988
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  • parrotpholkparrotpholk Member EpicPosts: 4,602
    DMKano said:
    Bards tale 1988
    This was one of my first PC games and loved it.  Bards tale got me into them and think it was Ultima 7 that ultimately solidified my love of the genre.
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  • CryomatrixCryomatrix Member EpicPosts: 2,726
    I think it was D&D for me. 

    I prefer to play D&D tabletop over all other games but it is nearly impossible for me to do it given my work schedule and that my wife doesn't share my interests. So it is just impossible for me. 

    Oh well. 

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  • AmarantharAmaranthar Member RarePosts: 3,509
    DMKano said:
    Bards tale 1988
    This was one of my first PC games and loved it.  Bards tale got me into them and think it was Ultima 7 that ultimately solidified my love of the genre.
    Ultima 7 sounded very impressive to me. I've read a lot of comments about its "worldliness" and I wish I could have played it.
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  • Siris23Siris23 Member UncommonPosts: 370
    For me I'd have to say it was the SSI gold box series, at the time they were awesome.
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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 5,498
    I think it was D&D for me. 

    I prefer to play D&D tabletop over all other games but it is nearly impossible for me to do it given my work schedule and that my wife doesn't share my interests. So it is just impossible for me. 

    Oh well. 

    Cryomatrix
    I prefer the tabletop, myself. Nothing like actually reacting to what players do rather than a canned story with possibly a few branches. Nothing compares :)
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  • sunandshadowsunandshadow Member RarePosts: 1,985
    Hmm, a tough question.  Final Fantasy 7 is what got me into game design, but I had been familiar with RPGs for years before that, although I didn't have an SNES so I missed a lot of the big-name games on that system, at least when they were new.  I probably got into WRPGs via novels first, actually, because my cousin gave me a set of dragonlance novels.  That was probably before I first started playing Magic the Gathering, but not by much.
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  • ShaddyDaddyShaddyDaddy Member UncommonPosts: 161
    So many amazing RPGs mentioned in this thread! So many that I identify with, for sure! You guys are awesome, and thank you for this amazing list that sent me down memory lane (for quite a few, though to be honest I feel like there were A LOT I never played but will be looking into, more specifically the commodore era). Y'all rock and I hope you keep enjoy gaming as much as I do!
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  • ShaddyDaddyShaddyDaddy Member UncommonPosts: 161
    edited April 28
    Side note, to this day, Chrono Trigger stands out as one of the best JRPGs I've ever played. I was so engaged with the characters and what would happen, not to mention the time travel aspect, that I remember being a zealot with completing all the endings. I also saw Baldur's Gate mention a few times as well. This game REALLY sucked me into PC gaming. Also RTS's (For PC), but I'll have to start another thread for that  :)
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  • shetlandslarsenshetlandslarsen Member UncommonPosts: 89
    Eye of the Beholder.
    Morrowind got me really hokked though.
  • Grunt350Grunt350 Member UncommonPosts: 56
    Golden sun 1 and 2. 
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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 5,498
    edited April 28
    Hmm, a tough question.  Final Fantasy 7 is what got me into game design, but I had been familiar with RPGs for years before that, although I didn't have an SNES so I missed a lot of the big-name games on that system, at least when they were new.  I probably got into WRPGs via novels first, actually, because my cousin gave me a set of dragonlance novels.  That was probably before I first started playing Magic the Gathering, but not by much.
    I'm not familiar with "WRPGs." May I ask what that is?

    Also (unrelated), seeing the Commodore mentioned reminded of an RPG I played a lot on my own Commodore 64/128: Phantasy (I think that's how it is spelled).
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    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.
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  • ShaddyDaddyShaddyDaddy Member UncommonPosts: 161
    AlBQuirky said:
    Hmm, a tough question.  Final Fantasy 7 is what got me into game design, but I had been familiar with RPGs for years before that, although I didn't have an SNES so I missed a lot of the big-name games on that system, at least when they were new.  I probably got into WRPGs via novels first, actually, because my cousin gave me a set of dragonlance novels.  That was probably before I first started playing Magic the Gathering, but not by much.
    I'm not familiar with "WRPGs." May I ask what that is?

    Also (unrelated), seeing the Commodore mentioned reminded of an RPG I played a lot on my own Commodore 64/128: Phantasy (I think that's how it is spelled).
    I'm curious too. I know JRPGs. I'm assuming WRPG is Western Role Play Game? In which case, what games are you talking about? We may be loving the same ones and I have been mis-identifying them.
  • HystericHysteric Member UncommonPosts: 51
    Balduar's Gate 2 for me
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  • ShaddyDaddyShaddyDaddy Member UncommonPosts: 161
    Hysteric said:
    Balduar's Gate 2 for me
    What was your favorite part?
  • delete5230delete5230 Member EpicPosts: 5,883
     Although some  will argue it wasn't really a RPG, For me it was Legend of Zelda NES ( Okay okay it was my stepping stone to phantasy star so it counts). I knew i had something special when I opened the box and found that glorious gold cartridge along with a map, a freaking map. What was this sorcery ? A Golden game and a map, I had only played games that gave you one direction to go up until that point , East or West. This map implied i could traverse the landscape in any direction i choose.  :o Is this real life ?

      Something from the 80's was playing in the back seat of the car, Lionel Ritchie, Tina Tuner, The Police Who knows ?! What i did know is this Legend of Zelda was serious business. The rest of that winter & spring would be spent searching for tri force and blowing holes in walls to find merchants who sold cool shit. No video game would captivate my childhood like zelda did until Mike Tyson's punch out came along sometime in 87 or 88.
    Their was something magical about that map... I would carry it around the house and study it on the toilet.

    Yep !.... Legend of Zalda for me too. 
  • AmarantharAmaranthar Member RarePosts: 3,509
    I was playing Pong, and I thought to myself that "there's got to be something better than this."
    That's when I was hooked on RPGs.
    Then UO came out, and I was ecstatic. :)
    But then it just felt like it was back to something akin to Pong again. :(
    lol

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  • GorweGorwe Member EpicPosts: 6,210
    Hysteric said:
    Balduar's Gate 2 for me
    What was your favorite part?
    Why, Temple of Lathander, ofc. That statue was beyond beautiful, if only I could see that from first person, the refractions of light and all...

    <3
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  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 2,020
    Kingdom Hearts
  • HarikenHariken Member RarePosts: 2,382
    Morrowind and all the expansions. I played nothing else for two years straight when it came out.
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  • LokeroLokero Member RarePosts: 1,514
    mklinic said:
    Saw Zelda mentioned earlier and, as a kid, I bought into the marketing on that one. It had a gold cartridge!! :P
    DVDs, etc., were obviously a huge upgrade and better choice to cartridges and tapes, but nothing will ever be more beautiful than that golden Zelda cartridge.  Even after all these years, that thing is still one-of-a-kind amazing.

    I really can't be sure what I first encountered.  My father was always into games, so I was into them before I ever even played them(watching him play).
    I remember sitting beside him through many old games.  The one that sticks out as pretty early was one of those old stick-figure type Garriot games like Ultima or Akalabeth.

    But, I really don't know, for certain if that was first or simply the one that I remember most clearly... possibly because my brother threw a Hot Wheels car across the living room and hit me in the nose that day...
  • GorweGorwe Member EpicPosts: 6,210
    Hariken said:
    Morrowind and all the expansions. I played nothing else for two years straight when it came out.
    What's your favorite Great House and Faction in general?
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  • ElidienElidien Member RarePosts: 1,395
    Zelda. The first one. Gold cartridge and all. Carried my NES from the Sears store 8 blocks to my grandmother's house. Zelda changed my life.
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  • st4t1ckst4t1ck Member UncommonPosts: 755
    For me Sword of Vermillion was a game that me and my pops played together when i was really young. We played for months. I knew then the RPGs would be one of my favorite genres 
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