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August 5th, 2018, 18:24
So, which game made you into a fan of the genre and why?
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August 5th, 2018, 19:17
I guess I should answer my own question

For me, I'm not sure if it was The Fairy Tale Adventure (Amiga version) or Bard's Tale - as I played both around the same time.

I loved both of them to death - and I never looked back in terms of favorite genre.
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August 5th, 2018, 19:28
While I liked playing crpgs of all kind the first crpg title I felt in love with was Fallout2.
Not saying previous games sucked, almost all were good, some were great, hell I can't remember how many times I played through Betrayal at Krondor which is one brilliant game for example.
But FO2 got me completely obsessed with.
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August 5th, 2018, 19:43
Originally Posted by joxer View Post
While I liked playing crpgs of all kind the first crpg title I felt in love with was Fallout2.
Not saying previous games sucked, almost all were good, some were great, hell I can't remember how many times I played through Betrayal at Krondor which is one brilliant game for example.
But FO2 got me completely obsessed with.
Fallout 2 was a great game, I agree.

Oh, and by the way - I also really liked Soulbringer and completed it with a friend back in the day
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August 5th, 2018, 19:43
It was two cRPG games for the Commodore 64 that I had rented from a mail order business in the mid-west - Dragon Wars and Pool of Radiance. Both were brilliant and got me hooked on the genre. I played them consecutively though I only had a week to play both before I had to return them so what I had to do was copy them using C64 nibbller software, and then I used my local library's copiers to copy the manuals and game protection wheel. It worked out well and I could take my time and finish both games (I'd say it took me about a month). The year was 1989.
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August 5th, 2018, 19:44
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It was two cRPG games for the Commodore 64 that I had rented from a mail order business in the mid-west - Dragon Wars and Pool of Radiance. Both were brilliant and got me hooked on the genre. I played them consecutively though I only had a week to play both before I had to return them so what I had to do was copy them using C64 nibbller software, and then I used my local library's copiers to copy the manuals and game protection wheel. It worked out well and I could take my time and finish both games (I'd say it took me about a month). The year was 1989.
Yeah, I'm a big fan of both. Pool of Radiance is among my favorite CRPGs of all time.

In fact, if I had to name a single CRPG that meant the most to me, it would probably be PoR.
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August 5th, 2018, 20:00
Originally Posted by Darth Tagnan View Post
For me, I'm not sure if it was The Fairy Tale Adventure (Amiga version) or Bard's Tale - as I played both around the same time.

I loved both of them to death - and I never looked back in terms of favorite genre.
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I certainly loved Faery Tale, far more than I did Bards Tale. Mostly because I couldn't get anywhere in Bards Tale and the lost progress was too frustrating.

But it was definitely Curse of the Azure Bonds that got me into RPGs. That was the first AD&D game I got and it was unlike anything I'd ever played. I still think it's one of the best RPGS ever.
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August 5th, 2018, 20:29
Baldur's Gate and Fallout before that I was a console only gamer.
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August 5th, 2018, 20:48
Wasn't a big fan of Fallout 2 though I consider the first one seminal in solidifying my enjoyment of the genre.
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August 5th, 2018, 21:09
My first CRPG was Ishar (not a really good game), but it's Fallout or maybe Baldur's Gate that made me fall in love with the genre.
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August 5th, 2018, 21:15
Zork got me into pc gaming and lead me to check out wizardry 1 and I was hooked.

Havenít been able to get the rpg hooks out of me since and donít really care to.
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August 5th, 2018, 21:28
In the 90's i mostly played fps like half life and descent and strategy like command and conquer or starcraft. In the 80's i played hack.
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Around 2003 or so my sister sent me a box with games I think the first one I played was icewind dale followed by might and magic something 5? 6? maybe 7? Then i purchased wiz 8 followed by divine divinity.
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so one of those games got me into crpg but to be honest none of them have been as good as the first few i played. These days the games have too much omph and not enough pixie dust.
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August 5th, 2018, 21:44
For me it was Eye of the Beholder and Realms of Arkania 1 at the age of about 12-14.

Before that I came across some RPGs on the C64 but I didn't understand them.
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August 5th, 2018, 21:59
That's a hard question, because it was kind of a slow exposure before I became a genuine fan. It started with tabletop RPGs (D&D), and because I was also into computers at the time (ZX81, TRS-80, Vic 20, C64…) there was the odd RPG, or game that had RPG-ish elements, that caught my interest without making me a fan as such.
My first CRPG was some LOTR ASCII roguelike. I'm pretty sure it was Moria, and we played it on the TRS-80.
The first one to blow my socks off and make me a genuine fan of the genre was probably Ultima IV, which I played on the C64.
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August 5th, 2018, 23:10
What go me into RPG's was reading an article about the game Alternate Reality for C64. Coming from simple platform and arcade games the concept of an RPG was amazing to me.

From what i recall I actually never got around playing it, not sure if it ever came out or if i couldn't find it. What i did eventually find was Bard's Tale which i really liked and later The Faery Tale Adventure and Hunter (on Amiga) these two games influenced me greatly, really liked the open world feel of those games.
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August 5th, 2018, 23:15
Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord was the first for me, followed by the second game, then the third, and eventually the Ultima games. By then I was completely hooked for life!!
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August 6th, 2018, 00:29
My first RPG (actually aRPG) was the C64 version of BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception but it didn't quite hook me. I ran into a game-breaking bug near the end because the game allowed you to go places you shouldn't have been able to go yet, I think. It was okay overall, but it was a couple of weeks later when I rented the aforementioned two games discussed in my previous post that I realized what the genre was capable of. I should check out the new Battletech game from the developers of Shadowrun Returns and its followups.
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August 6th, 2018, 00:37
C64 version of Ultima 5 just blew me away. I followed that up with Bards Tale 3 and then M&M 1. After that I went back in time looking for earlier BT's and Ultimas. However, at about that time I bought my first 286 and switched from C64 to PC and the world began to open up!!
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August 6th, 2018, 01:54
Adventure on PDP-11/70, then Zork on Apple II+ then Darklands
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Ultima 3.
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