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Old School/90's Crpgs

Not expecting a lot of people to be interested in this or even know what that is but recently my interest in gaming has been rekindled, and one of the types of games I've been coming back to are those dnd based old school or "Hardcore" (god I hate myself) rpgs from the 90s and early 2000s. A few of those games were my childhood; For a while they were rather unplayable because of how spoiled modern day mechanics in games made me but after taking something of a break from games I can come back to them quiet easily.
1The Jesus Lizard
Goat


Planescape: Torment - This was a big one. I played this game roughly when I was, 8? 9? I couldn't understand its story very well at all at the time, in fact I didn't understood english I had to get my father to pretty much tell me everything that was being told to me. But I always liked it; For its time the combat was pretty bare bones but still really satisfying (or maybe just for me idk). Understanding its story several years down the line definitely improved it several notches though; This is still the most creative game in terms of world concept and story I've ever seen and its not even close. (Seriously, there's a talking wall that you have to help to give birth. Try to give me a better non-Tim Schaffer/Grim Fandango plotline) - The game is incredibly text heavy - Just dialogue equates to a roughly 5000 pages book - But it's pretty engrossing.d my journal.
2EyeHateGod
Take As Needed For Pain


Gothic (1 & 2) - Contrary to Planescape, this game's story is barely there in terms of exposition at all. It's there and it's good, but the attention quickly goes to something else; It's more like a survival role playing game. You have to feed your character, let him sleep, hunt wild animals for food, stuff like that. If you've ever played the relatively recent Risen games, it's pretty similar, but even for its time the control scheme in this game was incredibly archaic; In modern days its nearly unplayable without prerequisite nostalgia, but for its time it was really something else.
3Rudimentary Peni
Cacophony


Fallout (1 & 2) - No real need for introduction, if you play games a lot you've most likely heard of this series with Fallout 3 and New Vegas. They're actually not that different at all; The movement is turn based but that V.A.T.S thing is almost the same, except its a lot more unforgiving here. Surprisingly, the games still hold up pretty well (although its interface is way too "90s"), particularly because it still has one of the funniest game worlds there is (You wouldn't know that through Fallout 3 though, but thankfully New Vegas captured that spirit again) that has social commentary that, somehow, is still pretty relevant today.
4Scratch Acid
Scratch Acid


Baldur's Gate 2 - Ah, of course. That one old school western rpg that everyone who has never played any of them likes to pretend to know everything about. It got an "Enhanced Edition" (HD) just a few months ago - Besides Gothic this is probably the game that aged the worst in this list in terms of gameplay, but it's still pretty fun - It's really fucking hard, but considering the pussy boot from modern day games that's a welcome change of pace even if it really is just too crazy sometimes. If nothing else at least it brings you back to when Bioware could make decent stuff for once.
5Mr. Bungle
Disco Volante


Deus Ex - You probably also heard of this one with Human Revolution coming out a couple of years ago. It feels kinda weird coming back after that - HR was really loyal to the spirit of this game so playing this now is basically playing a vastly older version of that (well, it's a lot deeper and harder and stuff, but I'm talking mechanically strictly), but considering its age it's pretty fun still, the story was a lot more interesting too in my opinion, and the way the stats were handled is so much better. It's really easy sometimes though (You can just run from a boss fight and they won't do shit about it, so you basically never have to fight which, with the shit AI, it's pretty easy to do)
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