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Video of the top 5 pc rpg games of 2008

Posted in pc rpg games  on January 8th, 2009 by: ian

I have found a video on youtube of someones top computer role-playing games of 2008 for the pc. What I really like about this is the fact that it shows actual in-game footage of the different rpgs.  It is very online game heavy, but the top two are both single-player games.  Let me know what you think.

I have found a video on youtube of someones top computer role-playing games of 2008 for the pc. What I really like about this is the fact that it shows actual in-game footage of the different rpgs.  It is very online game heavy, but the top two are both single-player games.  Let me know what you think.

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Lord British is back… probably!

Posted in design, news, pc rpg games  on January 6th, 2009 by: ian

In an interview with the BBC Lord British (AKA Richard Garriott), the developer of the Ultima series, has stated that, ‘I’m keen to get back into the fray and work on a new game. Probably medieval fantasy and probably online’.  Good luck to him, hopefully he’s planning on bringing out something that will revolutionise the industry in the same way that the original Ultimas did.  I grew up on these games and still think that in some ways they haven’t been bettered yet – anyone remember the Radiant AI of Oblivion? It was supposed to be revolutionary but instead was the same as the AI in Ultima 6, just not as good!

I think the most interesting part of the interview actually comes from the one developer that I hadn’t heard of.  Paul Barnett.  He made a number of interesting comments, including, ‘It was a year of disappointing big games; budgets too big, development too long, platforms underdeveloped, and expectations were too high.’  I’m not sure about the expectations bit as I tend to have very low expectations until the game actually comes out but I definitely agree with the bit about budgets and development time.  I think that it is getting to the point where the size of the budgets are making it impossible to cater for anyone apart from the casual gamer, just because the hard-core market is so much smaller.  This could have grave consequences for any of us who actually want a challenge.

Paul also says, ‘At the same time, 2008 was the year that web browser games came of age’, now the current rpg browser games are still pretty primitive but you can begin to see all of the potential here.  Does anyone want an article on current web browser rpgs?  Does anyone currently play any?

One part of the interview that I have to disagree with though is from Peter Molyneux where he says, ‘However, only a few people actually saw all the cut sequences because the game was so tough to play. Are we making games too difficult?’  To which I can only say No!  Some of us still like to play games that give us some kind of challenge!  The current trend of moving towards the lowest common denominator in games is one that I really hate, and it is really disappointing that it seems my only chance to continue to play games that can really challenge me can be found in the indies.

In an interview with the BBC Lord British (AKA Richard Garriott), the developer of the Ultima series, has stated that, ‘I’m keen to get back into the fray and work on a new game. Probably medieval fantasy and probably online’.  Good luck to him, hopefully he’s planning on bringing out something that will revolutionise the industry in the same way that the original Ultimas did.  I grew up on these games and still think that in some ways they haven’t been bettered yet – anyone remember the Radiant AI of Oblivion? It was supposed to be revolutionary but instead was the same as the AI in Ultima 6, just not as good!

I think the most interesting part of the interview actually comes from the one developer that I hadn’t heard of.  Paul Barnett.  He made a number of interesting comments, including, ‘It was a year of disappointing big games; budgets too big, development too long, platforms underdeveloped, and expectations were too high.’  I’m not sure about the expectations bit as I tend to have very low expectations until the game actually comes out but I definitely agree with the bit about budgets and development time.  I think that it is getting to the point where the size of the budgets are making it impossible to cater for anyone apart from the casual gamer, just because the hard-core market is so much smaller.  This could have grave consequences for any of us who actually want a challenge.

Paul also says, ‘At the same time, 2008 was the year that web browser games came of age’, now the current rpg browser games are still pretty primitive but you can begin to see all of the potential here.  Does anyone want an article on current web browser rpgs?  Does anyone currently play any?

One part of the interview that I have to disagree with though is from Peter Molyneux where he says, ‘However, only a few people actually saw all the cut sequences because the game was so tough to play. Are we making games too difficult?’  To which I can only say No!  Some of us still like to play games that give us some kind of challenge!  The current trend of moving towards the lowest common denominator in games is one that I really hate, and it is really disappointing that it seems my only chance to continue to play games that can really challenge me can be found in the indies.

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Editor for the rpg Fallout 3 coming soon!

Posted in pc rpg games  on December 13th, 2008 by: ian

Bethesda have just released an editor for Fallout 3 to enable modders to create their own custom-content in the best known of all post-apocalypic settings!  It is called the Garden of Eden Creation Kit (I wonder how they could possible have thought that one up!)  and considering the ingenuity of the modding community, especially considering what they managed to do with Oblivion I really can’t wait to see what people can come up with.

If you  want to download the G.E.C.K, you can find it here and a wiki with help and tutorials can be found here.

If you are part of the modding community and have created a mod for Fallout, I would love to hear about it.

Bethesda have just released an editor for Fallout 3 to enable modders to create their own custom-content in the best known of all post-apocalypic settings!  It is called the Garden of Eden Creation Kit (I wonder how they could possible have thought that one up!)  and considering the ingenuity of the modding community, especially considering what they managed to do with Oblivion I really can’t wait to see what people can come up with.

If you  want to download the G.E.C.K, you can find it here and a wiki with help and tutorials can be found here.

If you are part of the modding community and have created a mod for Fallout, I would love to hear about it.

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Alpha Protocol developer diary released!

Posted in pc rpg games  on December 11th, 2008 by: ian

The first developer diary for Obsidian’s upcoming secret agent rpg has just been released on GameSpot.  It’s short but looks quite good – basically sounds like Obsidien just wanted to make a spy game – certainly no complaints here!  Hopefully Obsidian can create something with a storyline as strong as their previous games, interesting characters and still improve the shooter-style of the combat over previous titles like Mass Effect.

View the video and let me know what you think.

The first developer diary for Obsidian’s upcoming secret agent rpg has just been released on GameSpot.  It’s short but looks quite good – basically sounds like Obsidien just wanted to make a spy game – certainly no complaints here!  Hopefully Obsidian can create something with a storyline as strong as their previous games, interesting characters and still improve the shooter-style of the combat over previous titles like Mass Effect.

View the video and let me know what you think.

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Is Fable II coming to the PC?

Posted in pc rpg games  on December 10th, 2008 by: ian

Recently there has been a lot of news that Fable II might be coming out for the PC.  According to that ever-reliable source of information, the internet rumour, a release date has been set for the 15th February 2009 for Lionhead’s most recent rpg.  Personally I hope this is true – while the previous Fable isn’t the kind of rpg I would normally play I did enjoy it for the rpg-lite that it is – it was a lot of fun and if the sequel carries on in this vein (which the reviews seem to indicate that it does), then it should be a lot of fun.

So what are your thoughts?  Will you be looking forward to Fable II?  Which games are you looking forward to?

You can find more information about these rumours here
If you want to have a look at the xbox review you can find it here

Recently there has been a lot of news that Fable II might be coming out for the PC.  According to that ever-reliable source of information, the internet rumour, a release date has been set for the 15th February 2009 for Lionhead’s most recent rpg.  Personally I hope this is true – while the previous Fable isn’t the kind of rpg I would normally play I did enjoy it for the rpg-lite that it is – it was a lot of fun and if the sequel carries on in this vein (which the reviews seem to indicate that it does), then it should be a lot of fun.

So what are your thoughts?  Will you be looking forward to Fable II?  Which games are you looking forward to?

You can find more information about these rumours here
If you want to have a look at the xbox review you can find it here

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Welcome to pc rpg games!

Posted in pc rpg games  on December 8th, 2008 by: admin

Welcome to pc rpg games my new blog all about role-playing games for the pc.  The purpose of this blog is to keep you all up-to-date with the latest news regarding computer rpgs.  I will be covering all of the latest news and reviews regarding pc role-playing games.

I will keep you up-to-date with not just the latest ‘AAA’ releases but also some of the indie rpgs that I believe often show more innovation and character than many of the big-budget releases.  I will also be delving back into the mists of time and look at some of the classic rpgs that have made the industry what it is today.

Finally, I will be looking at the design of computer role-playing games, looking at where I think design has come from, where it is going and where I think it really ought to be going!

So, if you’re interested in keeping up with all things pc rpg, let me know what you want to know about, which games you are interested in and where you want me to go with this blog.  I hope you enjoy it.

Welcome to pc rpg games my new blog all about role-playing games for the pc.  The purpose of this blog is to keep you all up-to-date with the latest news regarding computer rpgs.  I will be covering all of the latest news and reviews regarding pc role-playing games.

I will keep you up-to-date with not just the latest ‘AAA’ releases but also some of the indie rpgs that I believe often show more innovation and character than many of the big-budget releases.  I will also be delving back into the mists of time and look at some of the classic rpgs that have made the industry what it is today.

Finally, I will be looking at the design of computer role-playing games, looking at where I think design has come from, where it is going and where I think it really ought to be going!

So, if you’re interested in keeping up with all things pc rpg, let me know what you want to know about, which games you are interested in and where you want me to go with this blog.  I hope you enjoy it.

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