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Re: The Western RPG thread

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:58 am
by MrPopo
Well, that's sort of keeping with tradition, as the dungeons in Ultima 2 are completely worthless. You can get everything you need by murdering the first person you see in a town, then exiting and reentering and repeating. You'll get money, experience, and every key item.

Re: The Western RPG thread

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:21 am
by Ack
With the release of the gold box games, GOG now has all of the big name classic WRPG series available:

Might & Magic
Ultima & Akalabeth
Wizardry (not the whole series, just 6-8, but still represented)
Gold Box via Forgotten Realms Archives
The Bard's Tale 1, 2, and 3 via The Bard's Tale 2004 remake
Dragon Wars(originally supposed to be Bard's Tale 4)

Are there any other big names from the 1980s that they are missing? Because GOG is basically PC RPG heaven.

Re: The Western RPG thread

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:05 pm
by MrPopo
Looking at the CRPGAddict's list of games by year, I'd say what's missing that stood out as good games are:

Phantasie series
Magic Candle
The Dark Heart of Uukrul
Dungeon Master series

Re: The Western RPG thread

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:18 pm
by BoneSnapDeez
Ack wrote:Gold Box via Forgotten Realms Archives


Unf.

Were these always on there? That's amazing.

My GOG wishlist continues to grow..... Kinda hope the earlier Wizardry titles end up on GOG someday. The Phantasie games would be a great addition too.

As far as what else is "missing" I would someday love to see the original Rogue, Telengard, and Dunjonquest games up on there.

But yeah, retro WRPG heaven. Holy motha.

Re: The Western RPG thread

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:30 pm
by Erik_Twice
BoneSnapDeez wrote:Kinda hope the earlier Wizardry titles end up on GOG someday.

I think the concensus is that the SNES versions are significantly better (or at least more playable), though I've heard they are also somewhat easier.

Re: The Western RPG thread

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:40 pm
by MrPopo
Erik_Twice wrote:
BoneSnapDeez wrote:Kinda hope the earlier Wizardry titles end up on GOG someday.

I think the concensus is that the SNES versions are significantly better (or at least more playable), though I've heard they are also somewhat easier.

They are also significantly in Japanese (aside from V).

Re: The Western RPG thread

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:45 pm
by BoneSnapDeez
^ Wizardry games better on SNES? Nonononono....... Plus, there's no part IV on the system.

Any play the Realms of Arkania games? I've always heard that they're dense and difficult as hell. 1, 2, and 3 are up on GOG right now.

Re: The Western RPG thread

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:23 pm
by Erik_Twice
MrPopo wrote:They are also significantly in Japanese (aside from V).

There's an option to change the language from Japanese to English so it's not an issue.

BoneSnapDeez wrote:^ Wizardry games better on SNES? Nonononono....... Plus, there's no part IV on the system.

Well, that's what people say. So why are they not better?

Re: The Western RPG thread

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:43 pm
by Fragems
BoneSnapDeez wrote:Any play the Realms of Arkania games? I've always heard that they're dense and difficult as hell. 1, 2, and 3 are up on GOG right now.


I started to even printed out the manual which is massive(74 pages full of fine print text), but after about an hour of wandering around the first town and accidentally breaking into a house I stopped and never ended up going back. It did look like a very nice game, but it doesn't hold your hand so starting out is rough.

Re: The Western RPG thread

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:19 am
by Ivo
BoneSnapDeez wrote:Any play the Realms of Arkania games? I've always heard that they're dense and difficult as hell. 1, 2, and 3 are up on GOG right now.


I played the first one back in the day when I had time to read manuals and really liked it. Starting up is a bit rough but it is a quality game. I can give some more specific tips for the first one if you want.

You will want to draw a map (or download one) of the big city you start at.