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deep dish peat moss
Jul 27, 2006

On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.


the_steve posted:

I'm looking for an RPG recommendation.

Long story short, I'm looking for ones where you create your own party; things like Final Fantasy 1, Dragon Quest 9, Class of Heroes, that sort of thing.

More specifically, ones for the 3DS or Vita.

Okay these are like my favorite games. One of the most pleasing things in a game to me is creating a party and deciding how to allot their skill and stat points and how to build them. Here are some of my biggest recommendations off the top of my head, and sticking to games that are either obscure or don't get recommended often.

Lords of Xulima - indie RPG with budget graphics (at least they're not 'retro'!) but it actually has challenging combat and rather in-depth party customization in the same way that old Wizardry games did, but with the addition of lots of out-of-combat skills too

Etrian Oddysey - as mentioned, it's basically a modern Wizardry spiritual sequel. Only on DS/3DS

Wizardry 8 - if you can handle the super dated engine this is basically the pinnacle of first person party-based dungeon crawlers

Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls - I really dug this modern reimagining of the OG wizardry games, it's only on PSN and iOS though.

Wasteland 2 - this game has some problems but it's a solid game where you get full control of four party members and how they're built. The problems are mostly bugs and things like ideal party builds having non-combat characters who exist purely to talk to people and open boxes, and needing tons of different skills just to open loot chests in the world (IMO that's a good thing but I can see why other people hate it)

NWN2: Storm of Zehir - Most people don't like SoZ but it's my favorite PC D&D RPG of all time specifically because it's the exact kind of game I described above. Create a party of up to 6 (using a mod, which you should use), wander around an overworld map where your characters' skills play a part in what dungeons or encounters you find or avoid, lots of non-combat uses for skills, plenty of challenging situations to test your party. Has a linear story but is non-linear otherwise and you're free to just explore at any time.

Siralim 2 - maybe stretching it a little bit but this is a game where you play as one character controlling a party of six monsters which are captured in the dungeon. It's a really well-designed game with some great challenges and a literal buttload of different options and party configurations, if you like min/maxing your party or choosing how to best spend your limited resources to strengthen them this will scratch all of your itches. Instead of using characters you generate at the beginning you keep swapping them out for new monsters.

Voidspire Tactics - A fantastic indie strategy RPG that's equal parts Ultima 7 and Shining Force, where you create a party of 4 highly customizable characters. I really love this game and made a huge post about it here

Low Magic Age - Light on production value and still early in EA, but developing rather fast. It's a classic D&D inspired party-based combat sim that will eventually have some kind of storyline but for now it's just arena mode. It's really very solid for what it is. If you like D&D combat and like growing and customizing your party this is a fantastic purchase at the full price of $4 and will probably be $1 or less during the summer sale.

Knights of Pen & Paper - if you want something more casual, this and its sequel are great phone games that are on Steam as well. You control a party of people in the real world who are playing a P&P RPG, so you create characters by choosing who they are IRL (jock, nerd, rocker, whatever) and then the class they play in the game, and both affect their stats and abilities. Don't expect a ton of depth but I'm fond of them as a time waster.

Star Crawlers - a sci-fi/cyberpunkish first person party-based dungeon crawler. It doesn't have the depth you'd find in old Wizardry games but the world is cool, the classes are neat and it's worth checking out if you like these kind of games.

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Loving Life Partner
Apr 17, 2003


Kind of a different post, but This War Of Mine is 80% off today, $4, and it has 1 year anniversary content bundled in.

I never got around to playing it, but it's loving fantastic, and kinda hits on a lot of the things people regularly looking for in this thread:
  • Survival simulator
  • Great aesthetics
  • Great music
  • Choices matter
  • Scratches the rogue-like itch when doing scavenging missions at night
  • Can be run on a lot of systems, cause it's pretty low-fi

So ya, check it out.

Loving Life Partner fucked around with this message at Jun 22, 2017 around 02:49

Eela6
May 25, 2007

I am the one
To murder the sun


My favorite "create your own party" rpg is Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor, which is old, ugly, broken beyond belief, and only for PC. It's also an insanely fun game where you can take a party of laser-gun wielding liches to heaven and gun down angels in cold blood. Just don't fall off!

I don't know if I can honestly recommend it- my love for it is based off many wasted childhood summers with my friend. But I wanted to bring it up.

Ur Getting Fatter
Jun 9, 2007

Fast Food Fight



Got a bit of nostalgia and have been trying to track down a digital download of Curse of Monkey Island, but apparently there isn't one.

Any decent games of that type (comedy adventure games) released in the past 10 years?

Backhand
Sep 25, 2008


Like many of the other choices on the above lists for build-your-own-party RPGs, it's dated, but I would recommend The Temple of Elemental Evil. It's a PC remake of a classic D&D module in the 3.5 ruleset. Light on story, not much voice acting, and you never get to be very high-level. It's legitimately challenging though, and offers a hell of a dungeon crawl with tons of unique enemies and environments.

Just don't get too caught up in exploring the towns at first; the game starts you out in civilization, and you can waste an awful lot of time exploring and talking to people without accomplishing much of anything, if you're the type who wants to explore every area fully before moving on to the next. Dick around town until you start getting bored, then go adventure, then come back later and keep exploring.

the_steve
Nov 9, 2005

We're always hiring!

The PC suggestions are looking good.
Like I said though, at the moment, I'm more concerned with 3DS and Vita titles since I'm looking for a time killer when I'm traveling, and I don't own a laptop.

As far as what I've already tried/have:
- Final Fantasy
- Dragon Quest 9
- Bravely Default/Second (not what I had in mind, but someone mentioned them)
- Class of Heroes
- Disgaea 4
- Etrian Odyssey 4
- Demon Gaze
- Dungeon Travelers 2

MussoliniB
Aug 22, 2009


I'm looking for a game like Final Fantasy Tactics. I played the original and war of the lions and loved them both so much.

When I tried Ogre Tactics and FFT: Advanced I was disappointed because Ogre Tactics was TOO advanced and FFT: Advanced was too simplistic. The original was loving perfect for me because I don't like micromanaging that much.

I have steam, a PS3 and 2, a Wii U, a PSP, and 3DS are there games comparable to the original FFT!? Especially one for steam, since the sale is starting up.

Keeshhound
Jan 14, 2010

Mad Duck Swagger


MussoliniB posted:

I'm looking for a game like Final Fantasy Tactics. I played the original and war of the lions and loved them both so much.

When I tried Ogre Tactics and FFT: Advanced I was disappointed because Ogre Tactics was TOO advanced and FFT: Advanced was too simplistic. The original was loving perfect for me because I don't like micromanaging that much.

I have steam, a PS3 and 2, a Wii U, a PSP, and 3DS are there games comparable to the original FFT!? Especially one for steam, since the sale is starting up.

I know the feeling. NuXCOM is probably the closest I've gotten to scratching that itch, due to how class skills work.

The new Shadowrun games might also be a good fit, although they lean a little more towards the crpg side than tactics side; don't know if that's an issue for you.

For older tactical RGPs there's Jagged Alliance and Silent Storm, not sure if you'd call those too much micromanaging or not.

You might also want to look at Invisible, Inc. If you don't mind stealth elements.

Keeshhound fucked around with this message at Jun 22, 2017 around 16:43

Davoren
Aug 14, 2003

The devil you say!



Backhand posted:

Like many of the other choices on the above lists for build-your-own-party RPGs, it's dated, but I would recommend The Temple of Elemental Evil. It's a PC remake of a classic D&D module in the 3.5 ruleset. Light on story, not much voice acting, and you never get to be very high-level. It's legitimately challenging though, and offers a hell of a dungeon crawl with tons of unique enemies and environments.

Just don't get too caught up in exploring the towns at first; the game starts you out in civilization, and you can waste an awful lot of time exploring and talking to people without accomplishing much of anything, if you're the type who wants to explore every area fully before moving on to the next. Dick around town until you start getting bored, then go adventure, then come back later and keep exploring.

I wish I could have gotten into that more, I never feel like I'm making good characters in 3rd ed.

Lunchmeat Larry
Nov 3, 2012

IF I COULD BE ANY KIND OF FLOWER I'D BE A BIG ANGRY COCK

MussoliniB posted:

I'm looking for a game like Final Fantasy Tactics. I played the original and war of the lions and loved them both so much.

When I tried Ogre Tactics and FFT: Advanced I was disappointed because Ogre Tactics was TOO advanced and FFT: Advanced was too simplistic. The original was loving perfect for me because I don't like micromanaging that much.

I have steam, a PS3 and 2, a Wii U, a PSP, and 3DS are there games comparable to the original FFT!? Especially one for steam, since the sale is starting up.
Voidspire Tactics (and its recently released semi-sequel Alvora Tactics) are on the Steam sale and are exactly what you're looking for

Filthy Monkey
Jun 25, 2007



deep dish peat moss posted:

Voidspire Tactics - A fantastic indie strategy RPG that's equal parts Ultima 7 and Shining Force, where you create a party of 4 highly customizable characters. I really love this game and made a huge post about it here

Lunchmeat Larry posted:

Voidspire Tactics (and its recently released semi-sequel Alvora Tactics) are on the Steam sale and are exactly what you're looking for

Never heard of this, but I guess I am buying it.

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MussoliniB
Aug 22, 2009


Filthy Monkey posted:

Never heard of this, but I guess I am buying it.

That's exactly what I'm doing right now. Thanks y'all.

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