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Which Isometric RPG Should I Play Next?

FuryVFuryV Member UncommonPosts: 468
edited March 14 in General Gaming
A year ago I delved into my first isometric RPG which was Divinity: Original Sin.  I got so hooked on it that I knew I'd found my new favourite genre of games.  Here I am a year later having played both Div 1 & 2, both Pillars games, Tyranny, and Disco Elysium.

I'm now on the lookout for my next isometric RPG, but can't decide what to play.  Ideally I want to play some of the ones released in the past few years before moving on to the more recent ones such as Baldurs Gate 3, but if there's a REALLY good recent one out then of course I'll consider it.

I've been considering either Torment: Tides of Numenera, or Pathfinder: Kingmaker.  For some reason though Pathfinder seems to have mediocre review scores everywhere I look, whereas the game itself "looks" to be really fun, from what I've seen on Youtube.  Is there a reason for the low scores?  Also, Torment has mixed reviews from people complaining that the combat is almost non existent and there's FAR too much reading.  I don't mind reading of course, but prefer to have it mixed with the occasional combat encounter to prevent staleness setting in.

Are either of these worth diving into, or would an alternative be better as my next isometric RPG?


Thanks guys.

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  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 6,823
    Some good games:
     -Wasteland 2 and 3
     -Dragon Age Origins

    I'd also recommend checking out Neverwinter Nights 1 (or nowadays it's Neverwinter Nights Enhanced edition). It's already getting older, but it has so much content and player mods that if you end up liking it can keep you occupied for a long time.
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  • markost22markost22 Member UncommonPosts: 64
    Dragon Age Origins is simply unforgettable! A storyline worthy of a great movie with a very long lifespan, epic combat and superb cinematics.
    Iselin
  • AugustusGAugustusG Member UncommonPosts: 37
    edited March 23
    It's becoming old and it's short but I really enjoyed Shadowrun Returns.
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    Torval
  • SharneSharne Member UncommonPosts: 253
    edited March 23
    FuryV said:
    A year ago I delved into my first isometric RPG which was Divinity: Original Sin.  I got so hooked on it that I knew I'd found my new favourite genre of games.  Here I am a year later having played both Div 1 & 2, both Pillars games, Tyranny, and Disco Elysium.

    I'm now on the lookout for my next isometric RPG, but can't decide what to play.  Ideally I want to play some of the ones released in the past few years before moving on to the more recent ones such as Baldurs Gate 3, but if there's a REALLY good recent one out then of course I'll consider it.

    I've been considering either Torment: Tides of Numenera, or Pathfinder: Kingmaker.  For some reason though Pathfinder seems to have mediocre review scores everywhere I look, whereas the game itself "looks" to be really fun, from what I've seen on Youtube.  Is there a reason for the low scores?  Also, Torment has mixed reviews from people complaining that the combat is almost non existent and there's FAR too much reading.  I don't mind reading of course, but prefer to have it mixed with the occasional combat encounter to prevent staleness setting in.

    Are either of these worth diving into, or would an alternative be better as my next isometric RPG?


    Thanks guys.

    Pathfinder Kingmaker, I don't get the negative reviews on the game, I found it personally to be one of my favourite isometric rpg's, although it does have some kingdom management elements which probably put some people off and it was as buggy as hell at launch (you can actually turn most of the kingdom management off), I mean it has great characters a great story and great combat.

    Icewind Dale enhanced edition is another great one, similar to BG3 but less focus on the story and narrative and more focus on combat.

    One that I would recommend thoroughly (if you haven't played it already, although technically its not an isometric rpg) is fell seal arbiters mark which was my favourite game of 2019
    blueturtle13Torval
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 15,540
    There's a relatively new indie game in that genre, Solasta. It's still in early access but very playable.

    Their Spring Update coming on March 25th adds the dungeon maker where you can design and share your own dungeons.

    Like Baldur's Gate 3, this one also uses the D&D 5.1 ruleset.

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1096530/Solasta_Crown_of_the_Magister/

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  • laseritlaserit Member LegendaryPosts: 6,427
    I've been putting a lot of time into an interesting one over the last week. It's called "Empire of Sin"

    It takes place in 1920's Chicago

    I've been playing it on Microsoft's Game Pass


    Sharne

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  • cheyanecheyane Member LegendaryPosts: 7,925
  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,816
    I would recommend Drakensang , IMO its better expereince than any game listed here ..


      Would follow that up with its sequel River of Time ..



      If you are looking for an actually challenging game , the best offered is






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