Contrary to popular beliefs, the graphics don’t make a good game, the story, the setting, and the game mechanics are the things that do. And there have been many godlike RPGs in the past that are still played. But many of them have fallen in the background due to the race in the gaming world to make the best looking games. If you want to play an RPG that will immerse you into the beautiful world its writers have written and you don’t care about graphics then you have stumbled upon the right article.
Planescape: Torment is an old good RPG that is still played by some people. Rather than common monster slaying adventure, this game is more focused on conversation and actions that happen out of combat. In this game, you are The Nameless Once and you travel through the Multiverse where you have to deal with a plethora of factions and characters. In this game, you will not deal with situations that you come by in other RPGs and that change of gameplay is something you should try. This game is not as serious as it might seem but you do a quest for your identity and you will have some memorable revelations along the way.
Baldur’s Gate series have managed to captivate many players with its intricate stories, interesting gameplay and the diversity in general. People that fell in love with this game are still playing it, as the game has a lot of replayability. The best installation in these series is Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn if you ask me. The writing and dialogue in the game are exceptional and you will have fun exploring the world, meeting the people, and saving the villages. Once you get hooked up on Baldur’s Gate 2 you will spend hundreds of hours on the quests and simple exploration. This game also comes with one of the best villains in the game and his name is Jon Irenicus (remember this name; you will notice his hands in many things in the world of Baldur’s Gate).
Gothic series are very interesting series that were sadly plagued by bugs. But that didn’t stop people from playing and enjoying these games. Every next installation had very distinctive changes from previous games, so the reviews are very mixed. Many consider the first installation, Gothic, to be the best in the series, while others think that the second game deserves to be called the best. All of the games are slightly connected and the best way to play them is to play them from the beginning.
Gothic 1 introduces you to only a small part of the world called the kingdom of Myrtana. You are placed in a penal colony where you have to find a way to escape from it. There are three factions in that colony and you have to decide with whom you want to hang around because others will not be pleased with that. This game is an excellent introduction to the feel and the lore of the Gothic universe.