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Published on January 24, 2009 By Drengin In PC Gaming

Hi i need your help as i am looking for a good turn-based RPG.

 

Do any of you know of any that are really good examples of this please?

 

Thanks in advance

Drengin


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on Jan 25, 2009

Those old AD&D Goldbaox games run at 320 x 200 resolution, so you need a monitor that goes that low, or, you get a screen that is slpit in the middle vertically and 2 of the same. Been there. Done that.

on Jan 25, 2009

there is an indie squad based rpg in the works called Kenshi, though i'm not completely sure if it's turn based or not... but it's worth keeping an eye on

Kenshi

on Jan 25, 2009

Sarissi
Those old AD&D Goldbaox games run at 320 x 200 resolution, so you need a monitor that goes that low, or, you get a screen that is slpit in the middle vertically and 2 of the same. Been there. Done that.
DOSBox?

on Jan 25, 2009

Why not play the mother of all Western RPG's? Try one of the Neverwinter Nights games. I prefer number 2 over number one. The problem with both of them is that ally AI is a bit crappy, but with the recent patches it's seems more polished.

The game follows the D&D mechanics, so it's a bit turn based. What's great about them is that there is a lot of customisation with your character, an incredible storyline plus you can take your character online as well! There is also the Adventure toolset that allows you to create your own adventures and share them online. It's an excellent RPG game with moral choices to be made along the way as well. There is a bit of replay as well because there is so many classes in the game, including moral choices, you want to experience the storyline in several different ways as well with several different avatars of your creation.

I'd highly recommend it, even if your not a fan of D&D. It's only fun for those that enjoy story and an involving RPG game.

on Jan 25, 2009

I don't want to rain on any particular parades, but the OP makes me want to speak up for the folks who love(d) table-based RPGs and believe that no computer game to date actually deserves the genre name. IMO, the fundamental characteristic of a good RPG is that a specific person is responsible for overall plot formatting and judgement calls about any particularly rules-heavy moment. Computer games are just too far behind the curve so far, and I've been waiting for my petaflops since Rudy Rucker taught me the term back in the early 1980s.

on Jan 25, 2009

no computer game to date actually deserves the genre name.

I disagree.  I think that some deserve the name, but much less than given it.   For example, Daggerfall I felt was as close to a table-top RPG as could be done in 1996.   So I think it deserves the title, though you may want to add "computer RPG" rather than "table-top RPG".   Its like if my home-made cream tastes great, and it makes my cream soda taste like crap.   can we not call the cream soda 'cream' flavor?

Just because A is very right, doesn't mean that B is wrong.  

Computer games are just too far behind the curve so far, and I've been waiting for my petaflops since Rudy Rucker taught me the term back in the early 1980s.

I've been waiting for my exaflops since the early 1990's.   Zetaflops in the early 2000's since I learned it in my computer class.   And now I await my yottaflops ever since about 5 min ago when I looked to see if zeta was still the largest pre-fix. 

on Jan 26, 2009

EXILE I, II, II as well as Blades of Exiles..

Recommend Exile III the ruined world, downloadable off spiderweb's website!

 

In my 10 years of rpg life (and to tell you I touched 1st edition D&D (my dads which I inherited ) all the wya up to todays 4th edition (BEAUTIFUL)!

EXILE III is the MOST PERFECT RPG YOU CAN FIND!!!

EPICCCCCC qampaign (meaning at least 50 hours of gaming! without counting the scenario editor to make your own world). Varies classes and races are awesome!

Check it out!

on Jan 26, 2009

Prior to the (horribly buggy) Temple of Elemental Evil the (horribly buggy) Dark Sun games represented the pinnacle of turn-based combat. Unlike ToEE the Dark Sun gameplay outside of combat was actually interesting too.

on Jan 26, 2009

The first 2 Fallout games come to mind, and I believe you can buy them for a mere $5.99 each at Good Old Games (www.gog.com). If you decide to get them though, I'd strongly suggest playing them in order. Not so much because of needing to know what happened in the first one to enjoy the second, but because while they are similar, the second game is quite a bit more polished in various areas, which makes the lack of some polish in the first one all the more obvious. Both games are great though, and I recommend them heartily.

In addition, both games have user-made patches which includes a high-resolution patch so you don't have to look at it in 640x480. Everything else is the same (colors, textures, etc) but playing it in higher resolution is much, much easier on the eyes. The GOG forums for these games should have a sticky that includes all the mods/patches and download links.

on Jan 26, 2009

redrevolution129
never forget Advance Wars for the GBA and DS

That's not an RPG. It's TBS (and a blatant Battle Isle ripoff to boot).

on Jan 26, 2009

x-com is for the most part a turn based rpg

on Jan 30, 2009

Most RPG I've played were on console. Like Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior, My favorite was Shinning in the Darkeness. These are all very very old.

 

On the PC I remember playing Might and Magic, Baldurs gate, Final Fantasy 7 was on the PC too if I remember correctly. But once again very old games. IN recent times I do not recall any that were similar to the others I have mentioned.

on Jan 30, 2009


Hi i need your help as i am looking for a good turn-based RPG.


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Aren't we all? 

The 'best' I can think of are all old now and graphically inferior.  These include all the Infinity Engine games that were mentioned in the thread, as well as Fallout 1 and 2.

The next closest thing to a pure turn-based RPG would be Neverwinter Nights, which when playing the single player 'official campaign' game and some player-created addon modules, you can just press the space bar to toggle pause.  In practice, it's not very far from turn-based, especially considering that while it looks like it's happening in 'real-time' the combat in game is calculated by turns.

 

yottaFLOPs?  psshaw.  I'm waiting for lottaFLOPs.  Because you can't get more than a lotta FLOPs.  *guffaw*

 

on Jan 30, 2009

Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura is the best turn-based RPG ever. Ever.

on Jan 31, 2009

Kings Bounty is good. Low key humor, sometimes high key humor, much humor at your expense! First tip, Easy Mode until you get your feet under you. This game will hand you something dear to you so quick it is hard to believe. Second tip, get one point in Scouting right away no matter what class you play. Hovering your mouse over a potential attack group (they will aggro and come after you in the overworld) will tell you whether it is too strong for you at present.

The overworld you can ride around freely on your horse. When you enter combat you go to variously decorated battle arenas and maneuver your troops and cast spells, use scrolls, stuff like that. Undocumented tricks like always move your archers one square before attacking or the archers don't do much.

Have to chuckle at a game where your first tutorial (required) is to rescue a dummy princess from an all too real and very in your face Dragon. Having survived that, your trainer treats you to a nice Necromancer! Ugh! Then a pleasant cave quest and you go out to meet the king and get rolling in the real game world. Graphics great, and seems stable at present patch level, be careful which patch you get.

What I didn't like: 1) Once a map is cleared for your current game, it doesn't respawn. 2) If not on Easy, it is possible to run out of available troops to buy. 3) You do need an army composed of various types, some usually get killed if the opposing troop is near your level, and then you must go to various vendors in the overworld to get more, sort of tedious after a while. 4) Your hero, no matter what class, is never seen on the battle field. You do participate, cast spells, summon Rage Spirits, you are there in effect, but it is a lot like being a wizard in a remote tower. Your warrior will never get to use his sword. The sword's attributes boost your other army units. 5) Whole thing sort of got old and repetitious for me by level 12, which is probably my fault rather than a defect with the game.