What was your first RPG?

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

  1. Squadcar

    Squadcar Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 1, 2018
    I know I tried them when they came out and disliked it. I think my issue with the newer games is that it seemed like I felt spoiled by the additions I perceived in Gen 2 and then Gen 3 came out and the only thing I cared much about was the new HMs, the bikes, and running shoes. It felt like Gen 2 did so much forward and then everything after was just slowing down (whether it is that or not, that's how I felt about it). Like I said, you guys can probably objectively stomp my ass with Pokemon and which gen did shit best. But there was a magic about Gen 2 I cannot find in the newer games.
     
  2. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I was never into the contests beyond completionist mentality (I got all the paintings in the Museum). But the Secret Bases were pretty fun. The Revamped version of Secret bases in ORAS were even better, specially for competitive team building, just scan a bunch of Blissey Bases and you can Max Level any team in a few hours.
     
  3. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2017
    That's because Gen 1 was a disaster when it came to gameplay mechanics and balance (psychic was immune to ghost when the former should be weaker to the latter, that bad). Any gen afterwards would feel like an huge jump in quality because there was so much to fix from Gen 1. Gen 3 and onwards feel like smaller steps in quality compared to Gen 2 because Gen 2 fixed most of the major issues of Gen 1.
     
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  4. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    They were ok for when they came out and what they were, but it had a lot of issues and the series has actually come a long way since then.
     
  5. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2017
    The physical/special split in Gen 4 is easily my favorite change in any generation. It fixed so much wrong with a lot of Pokemon, like Gengar finally being able to use Shadow Ball effectively. Because Ghost was for some reason physical prior to Gen 4 and Gengar had good special attack but trash attack.
     
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  6. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Omega Level Mute Ant Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    I kicked my buddies ass with Abra's final form with ease. I had Blue and he had Red. My Squirtle splooged all over his Charizard because he only leveled his main while I equally leveled my whole roster, mainly comprised of Ghost and Psychic types.
     
  7. alec

    alec Stuck In The Middle With You Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Never noticed this thread.

    My first rpg was Fallout. And I'm really happy it was.
     
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  8. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    Diablo is a continuously-click-left-and-occasionnally-click-righ-like.
     
  9. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Nov 26, 2007
    Have you played any Rogue-likes? There is no mouse, but you click the keys in much the same way. Diablo had level randomization, and the end all gist of the gameplay was to further descend and kill monsters. It's basically Isometric Rogue—sans ASCII.
     
  10. Proletären

    Proletären Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Mar 15, 2012
    Mine was Arcanum which got me hooked instantly. Soon after that I bought Baldur's Gate and Fallout and the rest is history. The studid thing though is that there hasn't been any good rpg:s since way back then.
     
  11. Luseth

    Luseth First time out of the vault

    Jul 11, 2019
    My first experience was FF8 back when my uncles used to play it.

    Watched them and really liked the looks of it, as I got older and found a bit more freedom with picking my own video games I kept an eye out for the series and found a second hand copy of FF9 in gamestation and snapped it up.

    Played it and realised it was nothing like FF8 but I loved it and it's still my favourite rpg to date :)
     
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  12. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    The song I sing
    will tell the tale
    of a cold and wintery day.

    When evil fled
    and brave men bled
    the Dark One came to stay.

    Of castle walls
    and torchlit halls
    and a price men had to pay.

    Till men of old
    for blood and gold
    had rescued Skara Brae!



    Bard's Tale muthafuckas!
     
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  13. TonyM19

    TonyM19 First time out of the vault

    May 24, 2003
    Fallout 2. Broke my ankle playing rugby, was off work and had no money and none coming in. Bought it on offer for £5 (I think). Instantly hooked.
     
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  14. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix Kahnum of Outworld and 4 INT Legionary

    Jun 25, 2018
    Great starting point honestly
     
  15. Ayelander

    Ayelander Big Man

    Jun 30, 2018
    Dragon Age: Origins on the 360. I don't count any of the LoZ games I played on my brother's N64 because all I ever did was kick chickens on his saves.

    Got into gaming after my dad got me an old xbox with Civ:Revolution. The three games I got after that were DA:O, Skyrim and Gaylo. Didn't appreciate the better parts of Origins when I was a kid, I just found it funny that I could bang like 50 women and get away with it. It remains in my top 10 even if it is a clunky piece of shit that is absolutely carried by the story, dialogues and characters inside the game.
     
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