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GameBanshees rpg games of 2008

Posted in news  on February 3rd, 2009 by: ian

GameBanshee have their game of the year list up for 2008 rpg games.  It’s broken into categories, including ‘Best Story/Writing’, ‘Best Graphics’, ‘Best Sound/Music’, ‘Most Anticipated of 2009′, ‘Independant RPG of the Year’, ‘RPG Hybrid of the Year’ and ‘RPG of the Year’.  Each category has a winner and a runner-up.  This list seems to be a veritable who’s who of games that I haven’t managed to play yet, including ‘Fable 2′ in several spots – which I’m now not going to get to play, thanks Lionhead!

The game of the year is hardly surprising (‘Fallout 3′ in case you couldn’t guess) but there is also a string showing by indie RPGs, with both ‘Mount and Blade’ and ‘Kings Bounty’ getting awards.  Most anticipated of 2009 is ‘Diablo 3′, though, as they state, ‘To be honest, we don’t really expect Blizzard’s action RPG sequel to make it on store shelves in 2009′.  So my most anticipated RPG is going to be ‘Dragon Age’.

If you want to see yet another list of the rpg games of 2008 then check out the article – it’s slant is especially good if you’re interested in indie games.

GameBanshee have their game of the year list up for 2008 rpg games.  It’s broken into categories, including ‘Best Story/Writing’, ‘Best Graphics’, ‘Best Sound/Music’, ‘Most Anticipated of 2009′, ‘Independant RPG of the Year’, ‘RPG Hybrid of the Year’ and ‘RPG of the Year’.  Each category has a winner and a runner-up.  This list seems to be a veritable who’s who of games that I haven’t managed to play yet, including ‘Fable 2′ in several spots – which I’m now not going to get to play, thanks Lionhead!

The game of the year is hardly surprising (‘Fallout 3′ in case you couldn’t guess) but there is also a string showing by indie RPGs, with both ‘Mount and Blade’ and ‘Kings Bounty’ getting awards.  Most anticipated of 2009 is ‘Diablo 3′, though, as they state, ‘To be honest, we don’t really expect Blizzard’s action RPG sequel to make it on store shelves in 2009′.  So my most anticipated RPG is going to be ‘Dragon Age’.

If you want to see yet another list of the rpg games of 2008 then check out the article – it’s slant is especially good if you’re interested in indie games.

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The best indie pc rpg games of 2008

Posted in pc rpg indies  on December 29th, 2008 by: ian

GameTunnel have created a list of their best five indie rpgs of 2008. The list includes ‘Kivi’s Underworld’, ‘Savage 2: A Tortured Soul’, ‘Avernum 5′, ‘Mount and Blade’ and ‘The Spirit Engine 2′.

screenshot The best indie pc rpg games of 2008

The Spirit Engine 2

Between them they represent the best that is currently on offer in the form of RPGs developed by independant studios and I will be looking at all of these and a lot of other indie pc rpg games in the coming months.

‘Kivi’s Underworld’ is a light rpg that is easy to pick up, play for 15 to 30 minutes and then put down again.  ‘Savage 2′ is an online PvP game, while ‘Avernum 5′ is an rpg in the classic sense – dozens of hours of questing through an elaborate storyline.  ‘Mount and Blade’ is a freeform, combat-oriented game.  Finally, ‘The Spirit Engine 2′ is a beautiful 2d side-scroller, with a deep storyline and fantastic character interactions.

If you are a fan of rpg games then you definitely owe it to yourself to have a look at the games listed.  Let us know if GameTunnel have missed your favourite pc rpg game, or, if you have played any these games, let us know your thoughts about them.

The article can be found here

GameTunnel have created a list of their best five indie rpgs of 2008. The list includes ‘Kivi’s Underworld’, ‘Savage 2: A Tortured Soul’, ‘Avernum 5′, ‘Mount and Blade’ and ‘The Spirit Engine 2′.

screenshot The best indie pc rpg games of 2008

The Spirit Engine 2

Between them they represent the best that is currently on offer in the form of RPGs developed by independant studios and I will be looking at all of these and a lot of other indie pc rpg games in the coming months.

‘Kivi’s Underworld’ is a light rpg that is easy to pick up, play for 15 to 30 minutes and then put down again.  ‘Savage 2′ is an online PvP game, while ‘Avernum 5′ is an rpg in the classic sense – dozens of hours of questing through an elaborate storyline.  ‘Mount and Blade’ is a freeform, combat-oriented game.  Finally, ‘The Spirit Engine 2′ is a beautiful 2d side-scroller, with a deep storyline and fantastic character interactions.

If you are a fan of rpg games then you definitely owe it to yourself to have a look at the games listed.  Let us know if GameTunnel have missed your favourite pc rpg game, or, if you have played any these games, let us know your thoughts about them.

The article can be found here

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