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#127181 - 07/27/04 02:20 AM Re: What is a RPG game?
Milee10 Offline
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GOOD PEOPLE, I'm overwhelmed with emotion lol .

Anyway, I'm convinced and will give it a try, thanks to all of you over here on the "Dark Side" evil .

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#127182 - 07/27/04 03:03 AM Re: What is a RPG game?
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Milee, to find out for usre if GK2 usese the mouse( i could be wrong) ask over in the adventure discussion forum. i am sure there is osmeone who has played the game recently who can give you a definite answer.

Zoo tycoon is considered to be a simulation game or sim for short. this is very different from an rpg.

Divinie divinity is about 2 years old and plays great on XP.

gogamer has it for 14.90. there shipping is a bit high(5.99) for one game but it is the same if you order 3 games. if you have never ordered from them , they are a favorite around here for mail order.
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#127183 - 07/27/04 05:28 PM Re: What is a RPG game?
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Zanthia,

Thank you so much! Finding a new place to order from is a big help also. I know nothing about different sites except TAC. Never even knew what a forum was until this year. Everything I know has been gotten threw a forum. Can't believe the new world that's opened up for me because of the people here.

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#127184 - 07/28/04 02:49 PM Re: What is a RPG game?
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Milee, so glad you're having a good time! Those tycoon games can be a lot of fun - another good one is Rollercoaster Tycoon, just amazing how you can get wrapped up in it! I haven't tried zoo tycoon, but it sounds fun.
I remember GK2 as being mouse controlled also, but not sure about one puzzle at the end of the game.
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#127185 - 07/28/04 04:44 PM Re: What is a RPG game?
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Milee, a few of us "adventure" gamers use a little something called God-Mode. lol Not all games have this cheat available but a lot do, as well as other cheats if you need them.

If all else fails and you're stuck, you can always come here & ask for a saved game to get you past your stuck point. If it's possible & someone has one, poof, problem solved. smile

If you didn't care for GK1, still give GK2 a try. They are very different styles. You might like what you see, ahem. wink I also want to recommend DD. Morrowind as well, but it's a tad more complicated. Good luck!

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#127186 - 07/28/04 09:02 PM Re: What is a RPG game?
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Until becoming a member of Gameboomers I always thought RPG's were games where you gathered a party of people and explored, solved quests and built them up etc. as in Baldur's Gate, IWD and my first, Betrayal In Antara. I've since learned that RPG's can have just one hero and be 3d person 1st person and just about anything but the one thing they all have in common is the leveling up of characters and choosing of equipment. I've learned a lot on these boards and have a lot yet to learn.

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#127187 - 07/28/04 09:04 PM Re: What is a RPG game?
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jen, what you are talking about godmode , the term applies more to action games than rpg. but yes you can cheat in an rpg.

same thing with save games. asking for a save game in a rpg is practically pointless. they work just fine for action games or action adventure games which are level/mission based. but rpg's which are non-linear and you develop characters they just don't work. take morrowind for examole. you can have oneperson who is level 15 and a good way into the main quest ad oanother person same level who hasn't even started it yet, done and has done a whole bunch of different quests and boht peopl have completely differnt type characters. what use would be a save.
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#127188 - 07/29/04 01:50 PM Re: What is a RPG game?
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What is it about RPG's that really attracts you. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" /> I know for adventure games for me its working on solving the puzzles and the poking around needed to do it. (I'm a first-person, puzzle solving game lover(myst ect. & clones) though I'll play 3erd person games if their good but I sorta get bored with all the talking). I like the feeling I get when I solve a puzzle. What is it about RPG's that gives you that feeling?? I tried SIMs duh Building up a charector sounds alittle like SIMs and fighting stuff...eh not my cuppa tea...Quests yeah now that might do it. So tell me what about RPG's makes you feel great and knocks your socks off. woozy
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#127189 - 07/29/04 07:50 PM Re: What is a RPG game?
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For me it's a feeling of becoming that character and being able to immerse myself completely into the game and the atmosphere. You start out with a weak character just barely able to survive and by doing quests and killing the bad guys and finding equipment you build the character into a strong self-sufficient person. I really become attached to my characters and have a feeling of controling the outcome.

Perfect examples that immersed me into the characters were Morrowind and Divine Divinity.

I'm sure others can explain it much more eloquently than I but those are my thoughts.
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#127190 - 07/29/04 08:00 PM Re: What is a RPG game?
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My preference for RPG's has to do with how you get rewarded so often, for doing just about anything. Whether you vanquish enemies, complete a quest, or just progress along the story line, you get rewards the whole way: experience points, money, items etc.

Like Oldman said, there is also the pleasure of seeing your character get stronger or more proficient in their skills. I identify much more with an RPG character than an adventure character because I have a little more input into how the character develops.
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#127191 - 07/29/04 08:44 PM Re: What is a RPG game?
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nickie,

Glad to hear someone else likes the tycoon games. "ZOO Tycoon Complete Collection" is my first. I'm an animal lover so picked this over "Rollercoaster Tycoon". Think I'm reverting to a second childhood lol . Love "Nancy Drew" also!

It's worth trying all games because a person just never knows. Even an old stick-in-the mud like me! I'll give GK2 a try and see if it plays better for me now that I know more about what's going on.

I'll do just fine unless my PC gets "Twitchy" on me again. Wouldn't boot since I was last in the forum until today! GRRRRRRRR mad .

Thanks guys laugh

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#127192 - 07/30/04 08:52 AM Re: What is a RPG game?
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I'm with Schwab on this. ALL of those reasons are
reasons why I love this genre. You just can't beat it on rewards and instant gratification!!! Even in adventures, where you gradually earn "rewards" as far as solving puzzles....rpgs give you MORE "cool stuff!!!" I just became hopelessly addicted once I started! Never would have thought THAT could happen, BUT...I was so, so wrong! LOL
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#127193 - 07/30/04 11:11 AM Re: What is a RPG game?
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Thanks Milee10 for starting this topic happydance
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#127194 - 07/30/04 11:16 AM Re: What is a RPG game?
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Milee, you're so right! If you don't try other genres, you never know if you are missing something you may love. And hey, why not revert to childhood if we didn't get to play these fun games back then? WHEEEEEEE. I really thinks these games keep our minds active and imagination going, so that we aren't older than we have to be.

Nipomo, another thing about RPGs that is immensely attractive to me, is that most of them are so less structured than most adventures. You can go where you want to, and decide how you want to accomplish your goals. As the others have said, you invest more of yourself in your character, and because of that, the game seems more immersive. Also, most RPGs take longer to complete, so you work with/as that character, or characters, for quite some time - I played Divine Divinity for months, and I think I could play Morrowind for years without running out of things to do.
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#127195 - 07/30/04 05:37 PM Re: What is a RPG game?
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Nipomo,

Thank you for saying that! I'm always afraid of asking a stupid question. I expected to be ignored going to a RPG thread asking what RPG even WAS. Your living proof that for every question, big or small, there's always someone else out there looking for the same answer.

GBs has wonderful, understanding, and classy people that I will NEVER underestimate again praise !

Welcome to the family Nipomo welcome .

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