What was your first RPG?

Discussion in '50 RPGs per Hour' started by TorontRayne, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    My dad was also opposed to video games (back where I came from, video games didn't exist!), but not because he thinks they're violent, he just thinks they soften the mind and make people dumb. He's a lot easier nowadays but still, the old New Soviet man never really dies and I still get sad, knowing looks whenever he sees me play New Vegas. He doesn't have any problems with strategy games, especially Paradox ones.
     
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  2. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Oh, that too

    and that - although he will never actually admit it :D

    I think they are just from a time when video game started and ended at "pong", and the idea of video games that actually tickle the mind, where you read - hell, even learn, is very difficult for them to imagine. He would rather me watch a stupid movie, than play an intricate video game, because he thinks the latter would give me virtually nothing.
    But yeah, he does seem fascinated - although trying to hide it - with Paradox games, for example.
     
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  3. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2007
    The information age... It has ruined the bar bet, and the puzzle game; for at the slightest difficult challenge (or uncertainty) most seem to think nothing of searching out the solution online rather than solve it themselves.

    That's why I wish more games would be designed with this in mind, and things like static passwords, or fixed puzzle solutions be generated differently on every new game started*, and perhaps even some changed level layouts... Such that a walkthrough cannot hold the exact solution to anyone else's session of the game.
    *It's not always that easy to implement though. I made a mod with a slider puzzle in it, and I had planned to have the shuffle be 100% random per new character... until I found out that about half of the possible tile shuffles are said to be [physically] impossible to solve.
     
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  4. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    He hates shooters and considers RPGs to just be less shooty shooters (hmm, I wonder why?), which is why he's tolerable of older CRPGs, you know Fallout and the like. It's harder to consider something dumb or shooty when it's turn based, isometric and involves heavy reading.
    Same here, though about the stupid movie part... he always wants me to watch old Soviet movies which are actually quite intelligent and funny. But you know, they got nothing on the non-stop action we have nowadays.

    I think it's because strategy games naturally challenge your mind, which is why they're considered good or at least forgivable. Controlling a nation through world war 2 (I always play the USSR when playing Darkest Hour in his vicinity. He actually shows interest and has nothing to complain about western bias) seems a lot better than shooting (usually Russian) munchkins.
     
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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker The original Vault Dweller

    Dec 7, 2016
    Super Mario RPG. Incredibilly better than FO4.
     
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  6. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Half-way Through My Half-life

    Sep 17, 2016
    Final Fantasy one was my first RPG. I played up until seven then moved on to other series.

    :)
     
  7. Arnust

    Arnust Vault Senior Citizen

    Feb 2, 2016
    Dragon Quest IX if it counts, and later Fallout: New Vegas. Didn't even know what was Fallout, it was just a pretty box for 3$ in liquidation (figures how succesful FNV was in Spain)
     
  8. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic God of Fuck Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    Speaking of Final Fantasy I am going back to replay that whole series maybe starting mostly at 3...Wish me luck.
     
  9. Risewild

    Risewild Vault Fossil
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    Good Luck!
     
  10. SpookyBees

    SpookyBees hiding in a small hole in the middle of the desert

    Mar 12, 2017
    I think it was Fallout 3.. But then again a gold fish probably has better memory than me.
     
  11. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander First time out of the vault

    Dec 6, 2016
    Phantasy star.



    But the first one that I manage to beat it was Robin Hood.

     
  12. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander First time out of the vault

    Dec 6, 2016
    Hehe, you guys are so young =p

    Deus Ex: HR as first Rpg? Fable 2? Fallout 3? =p
     
  13. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Baldurs Gate 2 was mine, I think? Either that or ... no it was BG2. My absolutely first PC game however, was either Age of Empires 1 or Command & Conquer 1. Can't quite remember it anymore ...
     
  14. toudi_sk

    toudi_sk First time out of the vault

    Oct 8, 2007
    Fallout 2, default character with 7AP, battle against wanamingos in Great wanamingo mine with Vic's pipe rifle was epic

    (I use ladder, down, shot, up, reload, healing, down... :D )
     
  15. Gedna Relvel

    Gedna Relvel Bard and Lycanthrope

    May 16, 2017
    Baldur's gate. Playing AD&D and find a game with the same rules, background and lore (Forgotten Realms)
    Priceless :)