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Old January 6th, 2009, 02:47 AM
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Are there any good rpg's out there that aren't all about the looting?
The term "rpg" doesn't mean a lot these days, when first-person shooters can have better detailed plots and more developed characters than many "action role-playing" games, where action is grinding and role-playing means you can choose your race.

If you like platformers, here are some good freeware ones. Cave Story is awesome platformer with great plot, and Iji is decent platformer with a not-exactly-great plot but some interesting characters. Out of these, Cave Story is definitely better, and as it has old-school pixel graphics, challenging difficulty level, several plot twists and hard boss fights it might be close to what you want from an RPG.

Also, if you haven't played it yet, there's a Dungeon Siege 1 conversion that lets you play Ultima V with modern graphics: the Lazarus project. It'll be the next not-old RPG I'll try, after I finish Chrono Trigger and Aquaria. And perhaps Myst, if I can get it to work. And play some MP Dominions, and finish my Dom modding projects. And perhaps, even, finish the secret-and-disgustingly-hard Sacred Grounds level in Cave Story.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 12:32 PM
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It's been mentioned by others, but I've been playing Star Chamber so obsessively that I almost forgot about Dom 3.

Well worth a look but watch out - you will be tempted to spend more money than you should!
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Old January 6th, 2009, 01:33 PM
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I recently borrowed Fallout 3 from my housemate - it's addictive but a bit disappointing unfortunately. It lacks the humour of the previous versions, and I find most of my time is spent micromanaging equipment, tediously looking for loot to constantly sell or use to repair items. My housemate tells me this is true of all RPGs, I don't normally play them so can't comment really, but it is infuriating how much time is actually spent on interesting gameplay. Also, despite supposedly being designed so that you can play it any number of ways (combatty, stealthy, charismatic, etc), it seems fairly limited in that it mostly ends up all about combat.

Are there any good rpg's out there that aren't all about the looting?
Sounds like Mass Effect would be more your speed.
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I don't think anybody mentioned Tropico, but if you haven't tried it, it's a fun little game. Let's you play a 4th world island dictator on a tropical island, so you can oppress the populace *and* get a tan at the same time. Not to mention, brew your own brand of rum. The game comes with pretty decent music too, which is a plus for me.

The main reason I mention it, though, is that they're apparently coming out with a Tropico3, so I'm pretty excited about that. Hopefully, it'll be an improvement over the original, rather than a completely different game (as was Tropico 2, which was about pirates (not at all a bad thing, but pirates aren't known for smoking cuban cigars, and thus nullify my desire to be Dictator for Life over a tiny island paradise--it's just not the same without a fine cuban cigar.))
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Default Re: What other games complement your Dominions 3?

Lords of Magic deserves mention also. Reminds me of Dominions 3 in some respects. Of course, there are quite a few differences.
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Well even the best RPG's usually are somewhat about looting since loot is cash and cash is better equip.. and that usually helps you surviving.. to be honest in BG 2 and even planescape I was more looting than in fallout 3.. I actually don't need more cash in my game now.. just need to be able to carry stuff I think is special (which it's obviously not since it's always there in all games playes but I'm a collector and what everything that seems special to me in my house.) if I stopped doing that I'd probably just take some weapons, bullets and cash... most stuff in fallout 3 is just post nuclear junk you shouldn't pick up

I love fall out 3 really... but I'm not playing now due to my son just being born and I'm pretty far in the game and I'm playing on lowest of lowest graphs and the rest I'll play on my new (mid price) comp (will order within 1-2 weeks) so I can finish it on 1920x1200 on my new 26" screen

PS I loved populous 3 too
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Default Re: What other games complement your Dominions 3?

Actually, I really like games that fit into the god-genre. I would consider Dom 3 a part of that genre as well as all the Populous games, Black and White, and Sacrifice. If anyone could recommend other games in the god-genre I would appreciate it.
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Lords of Magic Special Edition is one of the best rts games ever. The only things I wish were a little better is the overall modding engine, specifically item creation, which I don't think it has, and the game itself was a little too easy, even on max difficulty. Still, an absolutely beautiful, fun game.
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Lords of Magic Special Edition is one of the best rts games ever.
I'm glad to see others have similar tastes :-). Both games were certainly spectacular and I am always on the lookout for more like them!
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