Favorite WRPG of all time?

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I've played a lot more JRPGs than I have western, but I'm starting to get into them more. At this point not sure what my favorite is. What's yours?

That's a tough one since I have a lot of games that I like but im not sure whether I could consider them RPGs or not.

I would say Dark souls but im pretty sure that's Japanese so i'll go with Dragon age: Origins. Off the top of my head that is probably my favorite RPG that I would count as a pure RPG(Pure meaning not partly an action game or something).

Probably KoTOR. No, definitely KoTOR. Deus Ex 1 is a very close second though.

Mass Effect series.

I say this because (a) it really is my favourite and (b) it annoys the crap out of some people.

This reminds me, I really need to get a hold of Dark Souls one of these days...

Knights of the Old Republic 2. Proving that Obsidian can take a Bioware RPG and make it better. Then they did it again with Neverwinter Nights 2, specifically Mask of the Betrayer.

Hmmm struggling here ah sod it ill say Oblivion as I really did love it and it carves its own niche but I havent played Planescape, Skyrim, Deux ex or Vampire bloodlines the masquerade yet and I really want to (especially the last one) but I do consider the best JRPGS superior to the best WRPGS generally.

Probably Morrowind (although there's a distinction between "my favorite," "best," and even "the one I think will likely be someone else's favorite.")

Definitely Fallout: New Vegas.

I never expected I would love the whole "rebuilding of civilisation and society" aspect of it so much.

1. Baldur's Gate 2
2. Dragon Age Origins
3. Knights of The Old Republic 2
4. The Witcher 2
5. Skyrim

That's gotta be my top 5.

Zhukov:
Mass Effect series.

I say this because (a) it really is my favourite and (b) it annoys the crap out of some people.

This reminds me, I really need to get a hold of Dark Souls one of these days...

I'd have to at least partially agree with Mass Effect. Maybe Dragon Age.

Also, Dark Souls is Japanese.

Pretty much just these two games, KOTOR and Guild Wars. I haven't play Mass Effect jsut yet thought.

Either Deus Ex or Morrowind.

Those 2 are amazing and still great to this day.

Baldurs Gate 2: Shadows of Amn. Still the kind of rpgs, fantastic combat, characters and story with loads of content and given the recent Mass Effect ending...a really really satisfying ending to the series.

Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magicka Obscura

Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines is a close second.

/troika fanboy

About Dark Souls, sure it's Japanese, but the style and gameplay has more in common with a WRPG.

My favorite though, hmm, difficult to say, since way too many RPG:s are too stuck up about bullshit micromanaging my favorite's probably gotta be ME2 or ME3.

either the first Kotor or the Mass Effect series

Diablo. I played through it many times as all 3 characters.

Might and Magic 7, it's old and looks like arse, but I really love it. Other M&M games are good, but 7 is where it really hit me. First WRPG I played, cost me 50 pence, love it!

Wild Arms counts as a western rpg right? Ok yeh that's probably too japanese influenced.

Baldurs Gate series or Vampire the Masquerade seem solid enough choices so will go for those.

At the moment, Mass Effect 3. Ticks all the boxes for me, exploration, decent action scenes, good story, Martin Sheen.

Drew me back into the series like a moth to a lightbulb

Six way tie between Morrowind, Witcher 2, Fallout 3, New Vegas, Oblivion and Skyrim? Yeah, I'm a bit of a Bethesda fanboy. Despite that, I'll probably have to go with New Vegas for combining the epic freeroam nature of Beth's games and the great writing of Obsidian.

Zantos:
Might and Magic 7, it's old and looks like arse, but I really love it. Other M&M games are good, but 7 is where it really hit me. First WRPG I played, cost me 50 pence, love it!

Amen, brother! Same here - first one I played (I don't consider Diablo more than hack&slash game) and I still love it. I still replay M&M7 whenever I get hit by nostalgia. Usually at least once a year I boot it up and do at least two complete playthroughs (light/dark side but I may also do something different like a party of dark magicians and a mixed dark party). Ah Emerald Isle, how I miss thee.

Other than that, definitely Bloodlines. Also, Morrowind.

Frankster:
Wild Arms counts as a western rpg right? Ok yeh that's probably too japanese influenced.

Baldurs Gate series or Vampire the Masquerade seem solid enough choices so will go for those.

Huh your wild arms comment makes me think. It's a western rpg that plays like a japanese rpg , based on the far west ( think cowboys and indians ) can't get anymore western than that can you?

OT: not a big fan of WRPGs, but i'll vote for Dragon age : Origins

Tough question that...

Probably Oblivion or KOTOR... Skyrim probably supplants Oblivion for me now, so maybe its better to say Skyrim or KOTOR.

I'd say oblivion, though I'm not sure if it counts as a proper RPG, so I'll go with Dragon Age: Origins. KOTOR was good too though.

SecretNegative:
About Dark Souls, sure it's Japanese, but the style and gameplay has more in common with a WRPG.

Agreed. Extra Credits actually did a series recently on both JRPG's and WRPG's, and I agree with them that it's fairly silly to call a game like Dark Souls a JRPG because aside from being made by a Japanese company, it's absolutely nothing like the traditionally thought of JRPG genre which developed over the last 30 years.

I'm also going to say that Dark Souls is my favourite recently. I also liked older stuff like Fallout 2 quite a bit when I finally played them, but recent WRPG's made by western companies don't usually grab me. The last one I enjoyed was Fallout 3, but it has the usual issues every Bethesda game always has that kept me from loving it to death or anything, and trying to play through it a second time was almost torture.

krazykidd:

Huh your wild arms comment makes me think. It's a western rpg that plays like a japanese rpg , based on the far west ( think cowboys and indians ) can't get anymore western than that can you?

Mmm maybe it's just me but I didn't get a strong wild west vibe from wild arms until the sequels.
But yeh, western rpg that plays like a jap rpg, it seemed like cheating to nominate it xP

Incidentally your avatar reminds me.... Is Legend of Legaia a western rpg? Can't remember if it is but if so I totally add it to my list, that game was awesome and had a fun combat system.

Morrowind... there is no substitute.

Fallout: New Vegas

Dragon Age Origins

Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines

Baldurs Gate 2

Deus Ex

In no particular order.

Since the thread is about WRPGS. If it was RPGS in general, I'd put Dark Souls and the persona series above all of the ones I listed.

KOTOR or Fallout New Vegas. Whooo.

I should give Dark Souls a shot.

Well, I think my avatar pic should give you an idea *grin*

And of course, Baldur's Gate and Morrowind as well.

Kahunaburger:
(although there's a distinction between "my favorite," "best," and even "the one I think will likely be someone else's favorite.")

You speak the truth!

Just bought the newest Deus Ex plus some DLC for $10 total from Steam. So far so good!

Morrowind was my first real WRPG and is still my favorite!

Oblivion comes close, have a file that has literally every quest (including DLC) completed.

Skyrim is a lot of fun but still has some flaws (nothing a few patches can't fix)

Fallout New Vegas is horrendously broken (even with the patches) and I expect it to crash every half second but It was a really fun game (hope the next one won't be broken)

Might and Magic 4&5: World of Xeen

The funny part? It's not nostalgia, I recently played that series and I still find it one of the best RPGs I've ever played.

Then again I still haven't finished Ultima 7: The Black Gate, so there's that...

And Star Control II, just look at this sexy avatar, look at it.

Mass Effect if we're counting that. WoW if we're including MMOs (I imagine we're not). In terms of "pure" RPGs it's got to be another vote for Dragon Age Origins.

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