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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

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.
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

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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