What was your first RPG?

Discussion in '50 RPGs per Hour' started by TorontRayne, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic God of Fuck Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    Mine was Final Fantasy for the NES, but I was too young to figure it out. I was probably 5 or 6 at the time. The first two I actually comprehended were Earthbound and Super Mario RPG. Super Mario RPG was one of those unprecedented partnerships that will never happen again. Even if it did I'm not sure Square Enix has the same talent anymore. Itoi has gone on record saying he will never make a Mother 4, with Mother 3 still not getting a release in the states, so Earthbound and Earthbound Beginnings (Mother 2 and 1) are it. A little later Diablo and Fallout came along when I got a PC. I tend to prefer those style of RPG's, but there are a few exceptions.

    Discuss.

    :grin:
     
  2. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2007
    Dungeons and Dragons: red box.
     
  3. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    Pokeymans Yellow. On an emulator, on the School's computer lab.
     
  4. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Fallout :]

    I didn't know what category or genre it belonged to, and saw it as something completely unique. My gaming experience at the time was fairly limited

    After that, on a borrowed PS, I played Final Fantasy 9, and really liked it as well, although I never finished it, and never played it since.

    My third ever RPG was Morrowind, which was completely unfamiliar to me, and part of a game-bundle a co-worker of my dads gave to him, and he gave to me (he hates games). I dismissed most of the games as lame, and was tempted to just donate them on to whoever, but felt slightly bad about it. I decided to give that weird-ass elves-and-stuff game a chance - compared it to Fallout - and hated it :D
    Then I felt bad again, gave it another shot a few months later, and loved the hell out of it.

    Since then, FO1-2 and Morrowind have remained the two different RPGs I compare all other RPGs with
     
  5. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Some jRPG for NES or Pokemon/Dragon Ball game for Game Boy. I forgot those things existed...
     
  6. valcik

    valcik Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 20, 2008
    I've started with first edition of Draci Doupe, which is a Czech ruleset published in 1990, based on Dungeons & Dragons. It has come with a few of its own pre-made dungeons and this shit got me hooked really hard, along with a couple of my friends and classmates fortunately, so we've had solid fun with it for quite a some time:

     
  7. Juza The Cloud

    Juza The Cloud Nanto Goshasei

    Jun 3, 2015
    AD&D 2.0 and Heroquest also Star Wars(West End games era). As far as video games does Zelda:A link to the Past count?
     
  8. Marionettetc

    Marionettetc Banned

    May 15, 2013
    Phantasy Star 1
     
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  9. rogerdv

    rogerdv First time out of the vault

    Dec 18, 2007
    Fallout 2.
     
  10. naossano

    naossano Vault Fossil

    Oct 19, 2006
    First games labelled as RPG that i played were Baldur's Gate 1, Lands Of Lore 1, & Pokemon. (i also played Diablo, but i doubt it is still sold as an RPG)
    Amongs those three, the only one with choices seems to be Baldur's Gate, but i still have to finish it. (although i think i played the first few chapter at least 20 times. I want to play it, but it fails to keep me on board for too long)

    Then i tried Fallout 2, then Fallout 1, and i was blown by the cheer amount of options and the world they created.
     
  11. The Courier

    The Courier Blain is a pain.

    Jul 9, 2011
    I'm a little foggy on my first RPG. It was either Legend of Legaia for the Playstation 1 or Megaman Legends. Granted, Legends is more of a Zelda-like, but the values are the same and back then I just thought all games where it wasn't linear and I could talk to people was an RPG. I'm gonna err on the side of caution and say it was Megaman Legends, since it's still my favorite game on Playstation next to Metal Gear Solid and Brave Fencer Musashi.

    Didn't actually know what Fallout was til I stumbled upon Fallout Tactics installed onto a computer in my elementary school. My mom was a teacher so I ended up staying after school a lot. That game was great for passing the time. And I totally wasn't old enough for it, which still amuses me. The memory of that game was what lead me to check out Fallout later on and it's been my favorite Western RPG ever since. Which I also should thank Bethesda, since reading that they had acquired the license was what brought the name back to me. So, nice unintentional trigger, Bethesda.
     
  12. DzonyRambo

    DzonyRambo First time out of the vault

    Feb 11, 2015
    I think it was Fallout 1&2. My friend had a disc from the magazine with both games on it and borrowed it from him. I don't know, I was 11 at that time? Maybe 12. Anyway, it wasn't so long since I got my first legit PC so I was pretty much greenhorn not only when it comes to RPGs, but games overall (but I played some before). I heard a lot of good things about Fallout in said magazine, so I was really curious. Even seemingly oldschool gameplay and graphics didn't scare me off.

    When I first launched game, it struck how climatic everything is, starting from intro (goddamit, that intro!) and the more I played, the better it was. I mean at first I was kinda overwhelmed, but quickly got used to everything and sucked into this postnuclear world. I mean it had everything - stylish world, unique atmosphere, interesting characters, well-written dialogues, many choices, many possibilities like when you make a character with low Intelligence for the first time and discover they have different set of dialogues. I mean wow, just wow.
    Since that day I have many love for this series. It's been a while since I last played it and I am tempted to do it again, but on the other hand I'm afraid that back to the past may be and disappointing. But both games are still in my personal top 10.
    So yeah, that's my story.
     
  13. PossibleCabbage

    PossibleCabbage Vault 22 Survivor

    Jul 2, 2015
    Wizardry: Proving Ground of the Mad Overlord.

    I think I played that even before I started playing tabletop RPGs.
     
  14. Lexx

    Lexx Lived Through the Heat Death
    Moderator

    Apr 24, 2005
    Das Schwarze Auge - Schicksalsklinge. Really loved the Black Eye games. Though, never played the third one, to be honest.
     
  15. The_WitchDoctor

    The_WitchDoctor It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 8, 2015
    Everquest I, when it was still pretty popular and when Sony still owned it.
     
  16. Wastewander

    Wastewander It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 6, 2011
    KotOR 1 back around 2004. It's hard to give a better estimate, but it couldn't have been too long before KotOR 2 came out. This was during my Star Wars phase when I was really into the movies so when I saw it at the video store, I decided to rent it. I was like 12 at the time so I do remember liking it, including the romance with Bastila, which seeing it now seems so child-like. But because the return period was within 5 days, I didn't finish it. I did eventually complete the game a year or two later when I rented it again, but this was after I had purchased and finished KotOR 2 a dozen times.

    Looking back on it now, I'm kind of glad at how things turned out.
     
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  17. Richwizard

    Richwizard Haunting the Forums unseen!

    Jan 18, 2010
    The original AD&D. Still have my original set of books, dice, everything.
     
  18. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
    The first were...

    Eastern: Secret of Mana [which is Seiken Densetsu 2, in Japan]

    Western: Icewind Dale


    The best I played [imo] were...

    Eastern: Final Fantasy VII and Xenogears [can't rate one above the other, so I always mention them together]

    Western: Fallout 1 and 2 [same as above]


    PS: Arcanum sux deal with it /turndown4what :razz:
     
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  19. Moosick

    Moosick cats

    Jul 8, 2015
    Pokemon Yellow. Then F3 (probably some in between, but I forget).
     
  20. Farmay

    Farmay First time out of the vault

    Jun 13, 2015
    Same here. I also own that
     
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