Too much Fallout influence, perhaps, but I think it would've gone much better if VD had taken a note out of the adventure genre's book and added more puzzle-based problem solving and player investigation and the like. VD swung too hard on the side of character skill so the noncombat routes really feel like a Choose Your Own Adventure book albeit a very extensive one. Combat is fairly solid on the whole.
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You will end up fucking around a lot with your character builds though, and there is a very large amount of branching in the questlines depending on your skills and decisions. There's a Codex review by Darth Roxor here , and a rather decent video review I'll just embed: I wouldn't really recommend Grimoire unless you're a fan of blobbers, especially Wizardry.
Cleve is still dragging his feet on his manual for Grimoire, so I'm going to have to say it isn't friendly for newbies to the genre although the Golden Era Games subforum is right here if you feel like asking for help , since this is the kind of game where you want to actually read the manual.
Last edited: Jun 14, Joined: May 13, Messages: 3. Arcanum is definitely worth another try if you gave up on it the first time. It's a little janky but very enjoyable. Pretty open-ended world with lots of ways to get yourself killed and tons of little things to discover. It's early access, but it's one of those games that thrives in that format. Factorio - Like Rimworld, you crashed on a hostile planet. But instead of managing colonists, you build a factory to survive. Research new technology to expand your factory until you find a way off planet. Early Access and probably has a long way to go to release.
Joined: Oct 12, Messages: 2, Location: Norrath. Oct 6, Stats Ignoring. Joined: Oct 22, Messages: 3, If you are into Rogue-likes and are good with perma-death, there isn't much that will compare to those. I am a big fan of Angband and variants. NEO Scavenger is a really unique and excellently crafted post-apocalyptic survival RL with unique mechanics and very interesting combat. The Blackguards suggestion is a good one if you enjoyed Knight of the Chalice.
The combat and character system is very good. Underrail is also excellent for tactical SP combat and I liked the setting quite a bit. Battle Brothers is a good spin on a tactical board game that I found really charming and satisfying. I would also recommend Dark Heart of Uukrul. It is wholly unique and excellent. For blobbers, you can't go wrong with Wizardry8 and Grimoire is excellent as well.
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For something out of left field and by some people's definition not an RPG at all, try the excellent King of Dragon Pass. You mentioned that you aren't into first person RPGs. If you haven't tried Ultima Underworld I would recommend you give it a try.
It is easily the game that has most impressed me to date and is IMO the unparalleled king of first person dungeon crawlers. Doktor Best Arcane. Joined: Feb 2, Messages: 1, You have returned at the right time. Elex cometh. Agree x 1 Yes x 1. Oct 10, Stats Ignoring. Jagged Alliance 2 is the answer. I won. Oct 11, Stats Ignoring.
Despair x 1. Joined: Jul 15, Messages: 2, Location: the area around my keyboard. Last edited: Oct 11, Freddie Savant. Joined: Sep 14, Messages: Location: Mansion. I would second Deus Ex and for other ones I don't see Shadowrun series mentioned. If you're to party based games this is useless, but I liked the first Witcher game.
I never got very far in sequel, it was like very different game. Grimwulf Arcane. Flesh to Shadow. William King. The Buried Giant. Kazuo Ishiguro.
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