Anachronox Ion Storm Pc http://www.gog.com/gamecard/anachronox Anachronox is one of those rare gems that is so amazing and makes you laugh out loud so much, that it makes up for the short comings, like the crappy combat system, bugs, and other minor things. Although it appears to be a console style JRPG it actually plays a lot like a pc adventure game (Grim Fandago) where you have to solve puzzles, and use various character based abilities to get through areas. The writing and design are top notch throughout the game. I had no complaints in that department whatsoever. If you want a solid sci-fi story, look right here. Forget Mass Effect. Think Anachronox. Anachronox will draw you into the story so much that once you start to notice the faults of the game, it's already too late. You simply must know what happens to the characters. It does start off very, very slow though. You won’t even find your first companion until several hours in the game, so expect a lot of exploration. The main character is Sylvester "Sly" Boots, a private detective living in a Blader Runner-esque city filled with aliens, robots, and ancient artifacts. Him and Six other heroes end up on a quest to discover who or what is trying to annihilate the Universe. It draws from several cyberpunk and noir elements, leading up to a dramatic climax that left a sequel as a possibility. The combat is akin to something like Final Fantasy 7, but it adds an extra element of moving characters in the battlefield. Some may like this, but the pacing of it drags forever. Eventually you find MysTech, which is awfully similar to FF7's Materia. Expect fetch quests as per usual, with adventure game elements mixed in. There are also these quests that involve you using a camera to take pictures of certain things. I thought it added a unique element to the game. Deserves mentioning. The combat is the one element of the game that I felt was lacking. It uses the Quake 2 engine, so don’t expect anything major with the graphics. The dialog is simply amazing. Brilliantly executed. When it comes to story and humor Anachronox delivers better than most console JRPG’s and a lot of PC ones, however, the movie on Youtube may be better in some regards since you miss out on some of the crappier elements in the game that I already mentioned, but then you miss the funny dialog, so you might want to give the game a try. It's been on sale on for six bucks on gog, so you can't beat that price for such a fine RPG.