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Year Of The Roleplayer


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Poll: The RPG you're waiting for the most (22 member(s) have cast votes)

Which RPG are you waiting for teh most?

  1. Risen (2 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  2. Arcania: A Gothic Tale (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Dragon Age: Origins (7 votes [31.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.82%

  4. Mass Effect 2 (8 votes [36.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.36%

  5. Drakensang: The River of Time (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Divinity 2 - Ego Draconis (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Venetica (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Alpha Protocol (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Mount & Blade: Warband (2 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  10. Borderlands (3 votes [13.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.64%

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#1
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Well, I'm a pretty hardcore roleplayer and I'm totally stoked(yeah I know, I hate that word aswell ) about the next 12 months. So many promising RPGs are about to be released, so I figured that I'd put them all(the ones I know of, and/or remember) in one thread so that the roleplayers in PP forums will be up to date, and frankly, so that I could keep track of them all myself . I won't write that much info about these game because, unofortunately, I'm not that good of a writer, so I'll rather give you links to previews which will give more information than what I could manage to give.

1. Risen
Risen is an open-world (action)roleplaying game set on a volcanic island that is ruled by a government that calls itself the Inquisition. You play a hero that is shipwrecked on the island due to a storm
Developer: Piranha Bytes (previous titles Gothic 1, 2, 3)
Publisher: Deep Silver
Website:
http://risen.deepsil...n/news/news.php
http://forum.worldof...splay.php?f=610
Here's a preview that nicely summarizes the game by RPGWatch: http://www.rpgwatch....c...ef=0&id=285
Release Date: Oct. 2, 2009
Platforms: PC, xBox 360

2. Arcania: A Gothic Tale
Arcania: A Gothic Tale(a.k.a Gothic 4) is an open-world (action)roleplaying game set in the Gothic world. The series has gained a fair amount of popularity in Europe and the developers have stated that they'll try to make the franchise more appealing to the American market this time(this has caused some controversy in the fan forums which you can read about in the link below). The Gothic series have always had a special place in my heart, so I have high hope for both this game and Risen.
Developer: Spellbound
Publisher: Jowood
Website:
http://www.arcania-game.com/ (Includes forums)
Previews:
http://pc.gamezone.c...p20090603.shtml
Release Date: 2010 (Gamespot states Q2 2010)
Plateforms: PC, xBox360, PS3

3. Dragon Age: Origins
Dragon Age: Origins tries to follow the footsteps of the first RPG I ever played, Baldur's Gate. This naturally sets the standard pretty high, and this game shows great potential to having the potential of reaching that standard ( ). The combat will be much like Baldur's Gate, except it's 3rd person view and obviously looks nicer. Since it's an RPG from Bioware, there's been quite a lot of hype regarding this game, let's hope it will live up to their claims.
Developer: Bioware
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Website: http://dragonage.bioware.com/home (lots of fun information here)
Preview: I couldn't find any actual preview, so I'll just post a developer walkthrough to show you what the game is like.
(part 1)
(part 2)
Release Date: Nov. 3, 2009
Platforms: PC, xBox360, PS3

4. Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 2 is the follow-up to the popular game Mass Effect(just in case any of you hadn't realized that ). Mass Effect managed to successfully bridge the gap between FPS and RPG and made a very appealing game. The games combat is what was really fun, and the story was very well done, although quite short. It'll be interesting to see if the sequel manages to improve the series.
Developer: Bioware
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Website: http://masseffect.bi...gate.html?ref=/
Preview: http://www.gamespot....p;mode=previews
Release Date: 2010 (Gamespot states Q1 2010)
Platforms: PC, xBox360

5. Drakensang: The River of Time
Although I have not finished the original game Drakensang: The Dark Eye yet, I am still very excited about this game, because I am truly enjoying playing the first. The gameplay in Drakensang is similar to the gameplay in Dragon Age: Origins. The River of Time is a prequel to the first game.
Developer: Radon Labs
Publisher: DTP Entertainment
Website: http://www.am-fluss-...dex.php?lang=en
Preview: Haven't found any.
Release Date: 2010 (Gamespot states Q1, IGN states TBA)
Platforms: PC

6. Divinity 2 - Ego Draconis
Divinity 2 is a sequel to Divine Divinity and Beyond Divinity(which I have unfortunately never played due to not finding them anywhere, but I have heard many good things about the series, and some bad. That's what RPGs are all about). It's an action roleplaying game, similar to Risen and Arcania. I haven't followed this game as closely as I could've but, I'll definately keep an eye on it.
Developer: Larian Studios
Publisher: DTP Entertainment
Website: http://www.divinity2.com/
Preview: http://www.gamespot....p;mode=previews
Release Date: Q4 2009
Platforms: PC, xBox360

7. Venetica
Venetica is a slightly lower budget Action RPG where you play the daughter of death. It might not be that visually stunning, or it might not even have the greatest story, but I'm keeping an eye on it in hope of it turning out to be one of those gems that sometimes show up unexpected and make your day, otherwise I might just pick it up cheap some day.
Developer: Deck 13
Publisher: DTP Entertainment
Website: http://www.venetica-...om/pages/en.php
Preview:
http://www.gamespot....p;mode=previews
Release Date: 2009 (not sure when)
Platforms: PC, xBox360

8. Alpha Protocol
Alpha Protocol is an espionage-themed Action RPG, where you play as Mike Thorton. I've got the impression that this game will be somewhat like a mix between Mass Effect and Splinter Cell from what I can tell, which could make a promising game. The game will include traditional RPG elements like level-ups and different character relations depending on your choices.
Developer: Obsidian
Publisher: Sega
Website: http://www.alphaprot...om/us/index.php
Preview:
http://www.gamespot....p;mode=previews
http://gamescom.game...col-impressions
Release Date: Oct. 27, 2009
Platforms: PC, xBox360, PS3

EDIT: 9. Mount & Blade: Warband
This is the expansion pack for Mount & Blade, one of my favourite games installed on my computer at the moment. This will include a bunch of features, for example online multiplayer. Mount & Blade fairly accurately simulates mounted combat and also tries to have large scale battles where you control your "army" on the battlefield against the enemy.
Developer: Taleworlds
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Website: http://www.paradoxpl...om/Mount&Blade/
Preview: http://pc.ign.com/ar...0/990709p1.html
Release Date: Q4 2009
Platforms: PC

EDIT: 10. Borderlands
This is an online co-op game that combines both FPS and RPG(Roleplaying Shooter) which does indeed sound like a fairly interesting concept. Also the graphics really look different for this game, cartoony but still in a post-apocalyptic environment. We'll have to see how it turns out.
Developer: Gearbox Software
Publisher: 2K Games
Website: http://www.borderlandsthegame.com/
Preview: http://www.gamespot....p;mode=previews
Release Date: Oct. 20, 2009
Platforms: PC, xBOx360, PS3

So, what are your thoughts about these? Are you as excited as I am? Which of tehse games are you waiting for the most? Any thoughts and comments are welcome.

PS: I have intentionally left out Diablo III from this list because it won't be released in a long time(not within 12 months), but anyone that's interested should also check up on Diablo III.

PPS: I've probably forgot some game. If you have something that should be added, please tell me and I'll edit it in

PPPS: This does not contain MMORPGs, which are also too many to count.

Edited by Alarim, 29 August 2009 - 03:50 AM.


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You forgot the game that will put all of those pieces of trash to shame borderlands.

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I'm not much of a fan of RPGs but I do enjoy the occasional one, Risen sounds good by the way you describe it, and I see it'll come out for PC too so we'll have to check that out icon_biggrin.gif

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Yeah this definitely needs Borderlands, that is right up there with Dragon Age for me...although Alpha Protocol looks promising.

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Hmm, hadn't even heard of Risen before, gonna have to check that one out...

I voted for M&B:Warband

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Borderlands added.

Yes, Risen seems promising. icon_smile.gif
And looks beautiful, imo. http://www.gametrail...lv#comments_top

Edited by Alarim, 29 August 2009 - 04:41 AM.


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I want to say Dragon Age because Im also incredibly excited for that but if I had to pick between ME2 and that Id pick ME2. Will have to check out these other RPGs.

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QUOTE (Yozki @ Aug 29 2009, 07:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not much of a fan of RPGs but I do enjoy the occasional one, Risen sounds good by the way you describe it, and I see it'll come out for PC too so we'll have to check that out icon_biggrin.gif

I'm not really describing it that much. icon_wink.gif

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Some of these look pretty backwards. :/

Co-op intrigues me though.

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Dragon Age is the one I really want right now.

Mass Effect 2, Mount and Blade Warband and Borderlands all sound good too.

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Borderlands for me. Me and 3 other friends have already committed to buying it right when it comes out.

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All of these titles are grey to me. I need some colour, and D3, that shit is gonna be bringing the colour. You feel me? Everything else to me is nothin, an I need my fix, I'm jones'in hard.

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I'm a big BioWare fan, so it's a very close call between Dragon Age and Mass Effect 2, but I voted DA: O. Can't wait for this game, it looks insane.


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ME2 and Dragon Age for me. cant wait for ME2.. /jizz

dont know much about the others.

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Im very excited for mass effect 2. I loved the first one and despite its flaws it managed to pull off something great. I knew the game was well done when I started getting attached to the characters like Wrex or Joker. The second one looks even more promising, can't wait!




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