Temple of Elemental Evil.
Get the Circle of Eight mod and you will have a good time with the game. Balances the whole game and fixed bugs. Don't play without it.
Saw it when searching the Troika games, forgot to mention it. I'll definitely check it out after Arcanum, and will look up that mod. Do these guys ever finish their games?
Shadowrun for Super Nintendo.
One of my favorite Rpg. Great story, Simple but fun gameplay, Interesting dialogue choices through keywords, and if the music doesn't keep you coming back, nothing will.
The fact that it’s based on a tabletop setting (and possibly ruleset?) is a plus. Plus it’s probably on the short side compared to most current games which makes it a lot more accessible. What about the Sega Genesis Shadowrun? I know it's a separate game but, you know, in your opinion: worse, better, just plain different?
Oh, I do love me some old game soundtracks. The Lost World: Jurassic Park's (Genesis) soundtrack conjures up my childhood. Used to play it co-op with my brothers. Co-op makes pretty much everything better, don't it?
Strife/Strife: Veteran Edition:
Not exactly a rpg in the traditional sense, but still close enough to recommend and it's a great game, ahead of it's time. It uses the old doom engine, but you can get quests, talk to people, buy stuff and cool guns.
I know this one. Found it in my old FPS investigations. Thought it was pretty cool, but stopped playing it for some reason. Likely, at the time I was playing like, Doom, Heretic, Blood and Witchaven (don’t judge me, I grew up on the sequel) at the same time. So many old-school FPSs, so little time…
Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption.
I always liked this one. It was made before Bloodlines and is a more traditional rpg, with some Diablo element.
It's an awkward clunky game, but has a lot of charm. Back in the day you could go online and play through modules that people had made.
You know, I thought about playing this before Bloodlines, but the Bloodlines cult won. I’ll try it when/if I get the opportunity.
A very interesting game not many people have played I imagine.
Looked up a vid and I like the graphics a lot. Just the right amount of old. Actually, now that I see it I realize I watched a review some time ago, but didn’t pay too much attention. Looks like my System Shock experience might help a bit with this one.
I forgot to mention this game in my last post, but since you like the Fallout games, check out Underrail. It plays a lot like the old Fallout games of yore. It's one hell of a game in my opinion.
here's my favorite reviewer talking about it.
I had heard of Underrail too, from a big Fallout fan. Looks clearly influenced by the original Fallouts. When I run out of old RPGs I might just go for it. It's gonna take a lot of time, though.
Ah, I see that your brother is a man of culture as well.
He'd find it pretty funny if he heard you saying that. Or maybe that's just me. I find it funny.
The Outer Worlds. I haven't played this yet. It's made by Obsidian though, so it's worth a try.
I'm very interested, but it wouldn't run on my machine I don't think. One day maybe.
System Shock 2. It's the predecessor to the Bioshock series.
Everyone seems to agree it's much better than the first one. And I like the first one a lot, it was ahead of its time in some ways. Although I never finished it.
Mass Effect!!!!!! My favourite game ever.
Also curious about the Mass Effect games, but I won't touch them until I'm done with Dragon Age.
I haven't played Baldur's Gate but I think it's quite old, so I don't think it's that similar to DragonAge: Origins? I love DA, just lent Origins to a friend and now he's constantly sleep-deprived
The annoying thing is that while Origins is very good, the second game in the serious is horrendously bad (the studio even apologised for it).
There are similarities with BG for sure. I heard some negative things about II, and that Inquisition takes on some MMO-ish elements. That sounds so bad I'm not sure I'll even try it. But I will continue Origins at some point, it was fun and had dialogue options and consequences.
lold at the sleep-deprived thing. I've so been there.
Also: The Walking Dead by Telltale Games is beautiful and nothing like the series.
More of a choose-your-own-adventure but yeah, they're good. Still got to play the last two seasons, and the Michonne episodes.