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  1. Xiao_Caity

    Xiao_Caity New Member

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    Dragon Age has given me hope for the genre. It's the first decent new old-style RPG I've played in quite some time (I don't think Mask of the Betrayer quite counts, being an expansion instead of a standalone.) Yay for Bioware!

    Fallout 3 and Oblivion were travesties in the worst possible way, and most RPGs have nothing but a big fucking plot they want you to follow and you cannot change where things end. That really, really shits me.
     
  2. Ramidel

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    Well, Bioware recently has gotten very good at at least letting you change the end, even if not the path you take to get there.

    If you want a game where you can actually make decisions along the way, I recommend emulating Shin Megami Tensei (from back in 1992; it gets my vote for "the most groundbreaking RPG never released in the US"). Though be warned, it does not like emulators.
     
  3. TheDavisChanger

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    I've only very briefly played Fallout 3 and only seen Oblivion played, but they seemed quite successful as crossover RPGs. I would imagine that the perspective of the games alone drew in players that otherwise would not have considered themselves fans of the RPG genre.
     
  4. Xiao_Caity

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    Fallout 3 HURT MY BRAIN. Seriously. There was so much stupidity in that game that I actually cried. ME. CRIED.

    Oblivion committed a great gaming sin, in that it was unforgivably boring.
     
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    Fallout 3 isn't all that bad if you pretend it isn't Fallout.
     
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    Fallout 3 and Oblivion were really great masterpieces of the modern RPG era. Both original ideas and so well presented. Bethsedia really out did themselves, not like that terrible Morrowind game. Although I would prefer if they upgraded the vampires in both games to make them sparkle in the daylight, just to maintain modern cultural references.
     
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    Zanza, you're not CharlesBHoff. Stop trying to imitate him.
     
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    He's imitating Edward Cullen, sheesh.

    He has been trolling quite a lot more though -.-
     
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    Xiao_Caity New Member

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    Xiao Caity, you fail at existence.
     
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    Zanza Well-Known Member

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    Oh you have decided to wear white again.
     
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    No, it's an off green today. White stains far too easily
     
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    Oh could of sworn you were wearing white when you rode past on your horse.

    Oh my God, after I posted I managed to catch a fly with chop sticks!
     
  16. Charonte

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    That was probably the sun reflecting off of your glittering cock, zanza.

    Didn't see me wave?
     
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    I'm still trying to get all the glitter off me from Sunday, it keeps appearing!
     
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    I myself quite enjoy Zanza's trolling, and, I must say, nothing says entertainment like seeing people who don't like his trolling feeding him, giving him powers and motivation to troll some more as a result.
     
  19. Xiao_Caity

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    Not only are you an arse, you're a chauvanist pig as well. Every time someone calls you out on being a dick, you accuse them of having White Knight syndrome, which is a.) fucking rediculous, because you're just being a dick, and b.) a good way to get th femi-nazis on your arse.

    Luckily I'm not a femi-nazi. I just think you need to get a brain transplant.
     
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    By analyzing this, we are forced to declare that Zanza has just scored another point.
     
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