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#1000115 Mon 21/09/20 16:09 UTC
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Over the last decade or so I have loved: Dragonage, Skyrim and Witcher 3. Happy to recommend them all! grin

I'm now playing Greedfall. Anyone else?

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One that most people haven't heard of, that I really enjoyed, especially the story, was Kingdoms of Amalur: The Reckoning. It was an action RPG with real-time combat, put together by RA Salvatore and Todd McFarlane.

They've recently released a remastered version with newer graphics but I hear it has a few bugs. A remastered version of Mass Effect is on its way too, which I probably will give a shot. The original was just a bit too clunky for my taste but I loved Mass Effect 2.

As you can guess, I prefer action RPGs. grin

In terms of your classic turn-based CRPGs though, I have to recommend Divinity: Original Sin and its sequel. Both are characterised by central plots that are far too obtuse and swamped by the sprawling side stories. But the sprawling side stories are such a delight and the combat is very creative and tactical, you have great fun regardless.

In the sequel you select pre-gen characters so their dialogue and story arcs are much tighter. We chose Lohse, Beast, the Red Prince and Fane (you can play both games co-operatively over the Internet with a buddy). It improved the storytelling a lot, rather than having a nameless, amorphous protagonist like in most CRPGs. Sure, when you create your own character you enter a name but it's nothing more than a label.

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I don't know if anyone played Capcom's Dragon's Dogma---I heard good things about it but by the time it came down in price on PC it really needed a remaster---Netflix's have just released an anime series based on it.

I'm on episode 3. It's junk food. I can watch a 25 minute episode in the morning before work, whilst eating breakfast, volume turned down and subtitles on so I don't disturb anyone else. It's not an immersive, engaging viewing experience.

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My brother gave me some credit for Steam as a birthday gift last month and thinking on getting Baldurs Gate 3 which was just released. Had a great time playing Divinity:Original Sin and its sequel (although I liked the original better than the sequel).
I have taken a break playing Pillars of Eternity as it was frustrating me when going into certain sections of the game and clearly finding that my characters were too low level for it.

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Check out some reviews of Disco Elysium, Dugan. See what you think. It's not a fantasy CRPG in the usual sense but has me intrigued.

Depending on how you feel about reading exposition, you might also want to check out Tyranny. I tried a free weekend on Steam and there was a lot I really admired and enjoyed about it. Interesting setting, lovely production style and design, and some nice story options. But there was also a lot of exposition, which put me off making the purchase.

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Thank you, nemarsde. I did not know about either game until you mentioned them. I looked at both, and Tyranny would be my choice at this time over Disco Elysium as it has the fantasy element I like. Disco Elysium would be a nice break from the fantasy genre, and I have put it on my wish list for future consideration.

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I added Tyranny to my Wishlist too! grin

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PlayStation has a bunch of deep discounted games right now and a couple free. D/l'd Mortal Shell, MediEvil, and the latest Dues Ex.

I played MediEvil years ago, and it's just a fun, silly game.
Dues Ex, from the little I've played it, seems to me to be a higher tech version of Metal Gear. The main char is an augment though I'd call him a CARC.
Only did a little bit on Mortal Shell so not quite sure about that yet.


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