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August 31st, 2013, 07:52
Originally Posted by Zephyr View Post
I'm not trying to pee in anyone's Corn Flakes, but I'm growing weary of these sorts of heroes and milieu. There's such a sameness to it all. Can anyone recommend a game, if it even exists, where it's Just A Guy who goes off adventuring and the Fate of The World doesn't rest on his shoulders? I'm so tired of the ancient, faceless evils rising from some abyss and a Chosen One must somehow, against all odds, Save The World!
Here's a few that come to mind:

The Witcher / Witcher 2: While Geralt definitely tends to have an impact on the world, for the most part he is just doing his job (slaying monsters) or helping out various friends / royalty. Both games are full of moral ambiguity and the final boss fight in The Witcher 2 is entirely optional.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution: You can save a few people, but like pretty much anything in the cyberpunk genre, it's not really about saving the world…

Drakensang: River of Time: A really good RPG. Kind of a light-hearted adventure.

Fallout 1 or 2; although Fallout (especially the second game) plays around with the chosen one saving the world trope, the post-apocalyptic world is largely beyond saving. Besides those games are awesome (so much better than 3) and you should definitely play them if by some chance you never have.
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