I have a love/hate relationship with RPGs. I don't always love playing them, but I love talking about them and hearing about the indie gaming industry. Are there any gamers here? What are your favorites?
Hehe, wow, Elder Scrolls... I played TES 2 -- Daggerfall. It was by far their BIGGEST RPG -- it took me about 2 years to finally finish it. It was a monster of a game.
They realised that people didn't want such huge, open-ended games, and so Morrowind and Oblivion followed -- more detail, but slightly less scope. Still great games though!
Anyone that's interested in RPGs should play Baldur's Gate 1 + 2 (and all expansions). And then Planescape: Torment, and perhaps Icewind Dale -- they are all fantastic, and some of the best games ever made!
Baldur's Gate all the way! Best game ever (especially Shadows of Amn). I'm a sucker for basically anything BioWare does, though; in addition to Baldur's Gate, I particularly loved KotOR and Mass Effect.
Dragon Age: Origins is not in the Baldur's Gate universe. It's the "spiritual successor" because it's dark fantasy with a rich world and compelling character development. It would have been out already, I think, if they hadn't bumped back the PC release date so they could release it simultaneously with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in late 2009. Silly consoles.
I bought Fable 2 on a whim. I never played the original but really enjoyed the second, got really into it and played it loads when I was sick and stuck on the couch anyways. Still never got all 50 gargoyles though...
Hehe. I'm always awful at finishing such games to TOTAL completion. I play the story, then normally stop. I guess some people find the whole collecting thing fun, but for me it's more the joy of the GAME than gotta-catch-em-all :P