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    Maybe mount & warblade?

    Its not so much as rpg'ish as walking dead & witcher & bioware games, but if you make friends & enemies with the wrong people it can make your life hell on a harder difficulty. Or you can just choose not to be friends with anyone.

    Or you can mistreat your kingdom & they'll eventually leave you & maybe rebel.

    Its more of a strategy/fps ish...Its a weird kind of game I can't really sort into a certain category.

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    Team Fortress 2 if legal

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    TF2 and Blacklight are probably the best
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    Planetside 2 is awesome and on steam too.
    Don't be sad because of people, they will all die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angarin View Post
    Maybe mount & warblade?
    i was actually thinking about that too, but even though you can decide between being 'good'/honorable and 'evil'/greedy, the dialogues are spartan at best (you won't really find many "meaningful conversations", if any) and characters are very one sided and have only minimal actual interaction.

    what this game does very well is giving you the feeling of building up power, from leading a small band of fighting peasants to creating your own empire, with a few different approaches on how to achieve that. you can be a warmonger, a ruthless bandit, or a noble knight who leads his army to protect those who can't fight for themselves, all with the consequencial reputation.

    but the actual interaction with the world, its people and its characters is on such a bare minimum and often repetitive (like saving some random village from bandits dozens of times, with exactly the same quest text and outcome every single time) that a lot of it feels bland and sterile -- to me, anyway.

    i still think it's a great game with a very unique playing experience. i suppose that's probably enough to give it a try and see for yourself (also, there's a demo on steam!) but i doubt it's really what Yoshimiko is looking for with "meaningful choice, meaningful conversation". but hey, i could be completely wrong :D

    oh and, on a sidenote, for anyone who does give it a try: modz! \o/

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    Team Fortress 2 has pretty well gone to crap since it went free to play, though. 90% of the playerbase is cancer these days, and the item (im)balance is focused on retaining the lowest skilled/lazy players to the detriment of gameplay.

    You have such wonderfully balanced setups such as:
    -- Melee demoman gets a shield with basically 50% resists to explosive and fire damage, immune to burning, can sprint quickly either away from a fight or right into your face and 100% crit one-shot you with melee ... or pull out their grenade launcher for a pointblank one-shot grenade.
    -- Engineer has a laser gun with a projectile hitbox about 4x wide that 1shots most classes if it randomly crits. It's also spammable and has unlimited ammo.
    -- Engineer also has a shotgun that rewards them with free crits upon getting their sentry gun destroyed. So they can just one-shot you with that if you manage to destroy the gun.
    -- Sniper has a rifle called the Machina that rewards you with extra damage for hiding behind a wall and charging it up fully. Allows you to one-shot most classes with a bodyshot, whereas the regular rifle requires a headshot. Basically no downside for a huge upside.
    -- Took them 2 years to finally nerf a rocket launcher introduced with free to play that was dubbed the Nooberty Launcher. Had same splash radius and damage as the normal rocket launcher, but fired 50-60% faster. So you didn't have to aim precisely like with the Direct Hit, or lead your target like with the regular launcher.

    Numerous other examples. If you do play, stick to something like Payload maps. Capture Point can be okay too, but still a lot of cheese. Avoid Capture the flag like the plague, because most people treat it like deathmatch and the worst of the cancer concentrates there.

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    TF2 is fun, it's free, pretty good. Multiple classes that all play differently with a variety of modes. More of a screw around game, and nothing serious at all.

    Planetside 2 is fun if you're looking for something like that, it's different from your regular 10v10 games and a nice change of pace. It's pretty good, but takes a while to get into. After about 20 minutes of running around in circles not finding any enemies I gave up, tried it again a few weeks later and it was better. Still though, the map is absurdly massive and you seem to find about 1 person every couple minutes. I found it boring aside from the times I somehow managed to find a lot of people. Then it was fun, until I died and spent 10 minutes running around bored again.

    Blacklight Retribution is, eh, alright I guess. Felt very pay to win to me, with some guns just completely decimating me while mine took forever to kill anyone. Didn't play for long though.

    Steam has a lot of free to play FPS games, and from the ones I've played they're all decent. Just look for free to play FPS games then look for ones with high ratings, and give them a try. That's what I do when I'm bored.

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    Open Arena was quite popular a few years ago. It's a Quake 3 clone which is very good and had many pro players.
    Lately I haven't heard about it though... Perhaps it has died out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by May90 View Post
    Open Arena was quite popular a few years ago. It's a Quake 3 clone which is very good and had many pro players.
    Lately I haven't heard about it though... Perhaps it has died out.
    Nah tournaments are still beeing held. Watch twitch.tv

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    Also going with TF2 and Blacklight:Retribution
    Heroes & Generals (browser based) is also quite fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by xXzCoDProxXz View Post

    < stop suggesting pirating here >
    May want to check the forum guidelines bud
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    Quote Originally Posted by vindicatorx View Post
    May want to check the forum guidelines bud
    Not supposed to post
    Downloading isn't illegal in every country. Sharing (uploading) is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b2121945 View Post
    Downloading isn't illegal in every country. Sharing (uploading) is.
    Then the phrase if Illegal wasn't needed was it?

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    Unreal tornament is also good...and compared to other old games it stil goes strong.

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    If you want try something a bit different.. but still twitchy ... try Hawken .. pretty fun and really good looking..

    If you want try something very different ..try Mechwarrior Online.. it's not classic FPS..but it still first person shooter ..with deep customization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshimiko View Post
    I picked up fable 3 and shut it off after about 20 minutes - or 2 minutes of gameplay - due to..well quite frankly just how bad it is.(Your choice when talking to people is brought down to belch or shake their hand...seriously...what is that) However, With what I had understood of this game, it left me wanting of something that I don't recall ever seeing. Long Live the Queen was ..something close, but the choices are a little arbitrary in that game. So here's what I'm looking for:

    A story where you have meaningful conversations with NPCs. What I mean by that is...Let's say you start off as a farmer - you could ultimately have everyone in the kingdom like you, and join you in a rebellion, or you might be a prince who eventually gets beheaded because the people rebel against you due to how you've been mistreating... Ya'know, meaningful choice, meaningful conversation. More based around *you* making the story, rather than just following a strictly-on-rails game like most recent games.

    I don't really care what genre it's in - I've enjoyed games from every genre. Hell, if it's well done - I'd even take a VN.
    Fable 3 is complete crap (imo) when it comes to this. You could try Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It focuses on many choices in a great story. Different things happen when you make different decisions. You even have social bossfights! It's not exactly the way you put it, though. Perhaps you could also take a look at Fable 1 or 2, they're much better imo than 3.

    A personal favorite of mine: Dishonored. Small spoiler: Different endings depending on your choices! (Highlight the area)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyonis View Post
    A personal favorite of mine: Dishonored.
    i think dishonored is a great game, but i wouldn't count meaningful choices as one of it's main qualities, as they are rather few and far between. also, dialogues are pretty much non-existant, even though it still manages to tell a good story.

    on another note, there's actually a spoiler functionality!
    use [spoiler][/spoiler]
    that way it won't suddenly be visible if someone quotes your post, as that changes the background color ;]

    looks like this: stuff goes here. (click or highlight it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sy View Post
    i think dishonored is a great game, but i wouldn't count meaningful choices as one of it's main qualities, as they are rather few and far between. also, dialogues are pretty much non-existant, even though it still manages to tell a good story.

    on another note, there's actually a spoiler functionality!
    use [spoiler][/spoiler]
    that way it won't suddenly be visible if someone quotes your post, as that changes the background color ;]

    looks like this: stuff goes here. (click or highlight it)
    Oh thank you! Didn't know that. I'll edit it. And I agree with you in that, I'm probably way too exited about that game :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyonis View Post
    Oh thank you! Didn't know that. I'll edit it.
    you're welcome^^
    And I agree with you in that, I'm probably way too exited about that game :P
    understandable, it's pretty much the only good stealth action/rpg/shooter/mix game since, like, thief 3. also, steampunk ftw!

    sadly, the new thief will probably not get even close to those.. there were a lot of problems in it's developement, to the point where it wasn't even clear if they are going to release it at all like half a year ago. and now they seem to be just rushing a fast release :[

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sy View Post
    you're welcome^^

    understandable, it's pretty much the only good stealth action/rpg/shooter/mix game since, like, thief 3. also, steampunk ftw!

    sadly, the new thief will probably not get even close to those.. there were a lot of problems in it's developement, to the point where it wasn't even clear if they are going to release it at all like half a year ago. and now they seem to be just rushing a fast release :[
    Sad to hear that, was thinking of buying it.

    Oh, I need some advice myself!

    What should I spend my money on? Another copy of Assassin's creed 4 for pc (mostly for multiplayer, don't have xbox live), pokemon X or bioshock infinite dlc?

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