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Top 10 Modern RPG Games

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Oblivion is probably the best RPG game that have been made in the last decade. With an amazing world containing many memorable and interesting personalities it really manages to immerse the player.

I do know there is people that are going to disagree here, people who often think games like "Gothic 3" are way better. "Oblivion" comes with it flaws and there are quite a bit of them too. The biggest flaw of the game is most likely the leveling system which all in all work very well but are a tad broken in ways. The main problem with this leveling system is that your enemies, no matter what creature it is will level when you do. Many people hate this and dislike "Oblivion" because of it. This leveling system results in you never really feel that your character progresses trough your gameplay, sure you learn some new abilities ar so, but the enemies are as hard (or easy) to kill as they were when you started. This will also make fighting become a bit boring later on, due to both you and your enemy have a lot of health, which means you have to hit a stronger enemy about 50 times before it dies. There is also some bugs in this game, but I will not talk about them all because they are no game breaking in any way, except one which I will get to later in the text.

I did manage to overlook this leveling "problem" during my gameplay, which I would say is about 300-400 hours. Despite all of its flaws it still shines like nothing else, giving you almost all the freedom you could ever want. The gameplay is perfect for my preferences at least and the variety between 3rd person and 1st person suits me wel even though the 3rd person camera is kind of useless in fights (without mods that is).

The world in it self is wonderful with villages, towns, caves and ruins. There is not much one can complain about, but there is one thing. "Oblivion" is as you most likely are aware of an "Elder Scrolls" game which means they use the continent Tamriel. This continent includes different provinces that are used as the map for different games, like "Morrowind" (the game) takes place in in Morrowind (the province) and "Skyrim" (the game) takes place in Skyrim (the province). However "Oblivion" takes place in the province Cyrodiil which is situated in the middle of Tamriel. Cyrodiil is mostly an expense of forest and mountains and a little bit of snow in the north. This means that "Oblivion" as well as any other Elders Scrolls game is quite limited in the term of variety in nature and surroundings, which makes them pretty boring to explore in the longer sessions. It is somewhat of an "haven't I been here before?" experience. This is also for the caves and ruines which are not randomly generated, but rather switching from what I would say is about 10 different presets (10 caves, 10 ruins and so on).

As mentioned before there was a game breaking bug in the game for me, this was in the "Shivering Isles" expansion. I tend to explore the map before I start questing and so I did with the new expansion map in "Shivering Isles". The problem is that I killed a creature I was supposed to kill in a main quest. This was a creature that never re-spawns for some odd reason and due to this I was not able to retrieve the quest item I never picked up.

A lot of what I have written here is probably negative, I did this because I found it more easy to write about the few things that was not very good in this game rather than writing about all the things that are not far from perfect, which most areas of this game is. The skill system, the enemies, the quests and so much more aspects of this game are so good. This is why it is on the 1st place.
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Dragon Age: Origins - PC Games
The stories are where "Dragon Age" really shine. It has a mature and well written story. Also the gameplay is really good, the strategic bird perspective really makes the fighting require planning. Also the music is so amazing in game and fits the setting very well.

Even though this game is not an open world game there is a lot of exploration to be done in this game and a lot of memorable characters to meet. The characters in this game are some of the most well made NPC in any game, even the way the interact with each other while you are roaming can be hilarious. The graphics are also very good. And in comparison to games like "Oblivion" the variety in scenario are much better. Despite all this the game is pretty short, I would say it took me about 40-50 hours on the Nightmare difficulties which is the highest difficulty.

I would be lying if I said "Oblivion" had a better story than "Dragon Age: Origins" because the story is so interesting and compelling to a certain extent of course.

Another cool aspect to the game is that there is different stories to the different classes, not a completely different story, but at least a different beginning. Where if you choose the fighter class you would start in a castle and have your dog as an ally, while if you were to choose the mage class you would start in a wizards tower.

I will write more soon....
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The Mass Effect trilogy delivers a very good story, one of the best I've ever played actually. All games are absolutely fantastic, but I do prefer the second installment if I were to choose only one. The games have interesting characters you really get to like and hate. What really made such an impression on me were the background stories to your companions, they were so well made and personality enhancing. To be honest I'm no sci-fi fan but these games were "worth every penny".

If you haven't played the trilogy yet do so!
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Gothic 3 - PC Games
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Risen - PC Games
"Risen" had a nice feel to it, very much like "Gothic 3" which makes sense, because both games are produced by Piranha Bytes. After the Gothic franchise was brutally taken away all its glory and respect with the 4th installment of the series. The much hated piece of sh*t if I could say so my self also known as "Gothic 4: Arcania" (Please do never see this game as a "Gothic" game, it is truly a disgrace to the series). But enough about that.

The Story is somewhat original and interesting. The short quests are as I remember them very good. The game doesn't contain any memorable characters, but it does provide you with very nice surroundings. These surroundings are unfortunately very similar all over the place. This does make sense though since the story takes place on an island, and not a big one either so this game isn't much for exploration.

The game lets you join two factions in the start, the bandits (fighters) and the mages, the only problem here is that you are automatically guided towards the bandits in the beginning leaving it almost impossible to become a mage in your first play through.

The fighting has also been greatly improved from "Gothic 3", it feels more smooth and more difficult.

All in all this game delivers good in many aspects, not in all, but in most.
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This is as the name discribes a list of my top 10 Modern RPG Games, which is RPG's post 2005 or so.

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