underrated RPG thread

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by TheHouseAlwaysWins, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. TheHouseAlwaysWins

    TheHouseAlwaysWins First time out of the vault

    Nov 28, 2015
    I'll start with Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits.

    It's a tactical jRPG from 2003 on the PS2. It follows a story where you have two protagonists who are bi-racial half-brothers between two races: humans and evolved fantasy creatures. The story switches in between them and shows the various conflicts both between the two races and in-racial conflict over a resource called spirit stones. I thought it was a pretty good jRPG, it doesn't get much discussion at all, even though the setting itself is interesting.


     
  2. Kohno

    Kohno A Smooth-Skin

    Jul 30, 2009
    Might and Magic X: Legacy.

    Tenth in the long running series, made cheaply under Ubisoft's arm after the buzz with Legend of Grimrock and unfortunately didn't gather enough attention for a sequel (the devs also got sacked to my recollection).
    It's a good game though. Not overly complex and certainly not an exemplar in storytelling, but it's quite slick for a blobber and overall easy going fun grnd (it's can also be really challenging if you venture in areas that are above your level) with nice little puzzles here and there.

     
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  3. TheAdversary

    TheAdversary Curious Incubus

    Jun 25, 2017
    Dark Scavenger

    It's a relatively unknown title on the Steam Market, and I happened to pick it up after coming upon a coupon for it. Reviews seemed good so I gave it a try. Now that I've started playing it, I am taken aback as to how it hasn't garnered more attention. The combat and adventuring is about as basic as it can get, with a majority of the player's moves being based off items that are "scavenged" throughout the game. The characters are very interesting, the art-style has a ramshackle earnestness towards it, and the game has a lot of humorous dialogue. The three other scavengers you meet early into the game help you out through your journey, mostly via crafting things from your scavenged loot. Your weapons/items/allies are rather limited, as you can only use them a certain number of times per campaign, so selecting what you want your loot made into is very important (you don't get any direct choice on it, as you only receive a vague description of what your friends will craft for you).