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Off-topic (Locked) / Re: The Obscure Games Thread!
« on: January 17, 2014, 09:45:15 PM »
I'm frustrated that no one has attempted a remake of the Ravenloft games or a continuation of them.  Of course the ownership and licensing for Ravenloft has bounced around so badly the last few years that it would probably have to be a fan community project.

Off-topic (Locked) / Re: The Obscure Games Thread!
« on: January 02, 2014, 05:04:38 AM »
Just remembered about the most obscure game I ever played.  It was an fps called Killing Time.  The screwy thing took me forever to find back then. It was a great horror themed shooter with a great story and some interesting fmv sequences.

Off-topic (Locked) / Re: The Obscure Games Thread!
« on: January 01, 2014, 07:16:38 PM »
I might try that.  I've tried to get into the Wizardry series, but haven't stuck with it.  Would you say this game is easier to get into than the Wizardry games?  If not, what's the best Wizardry to start with?

This would probably be easier to get into since you don't have the history of Wizardry to deal with.  It's a good one and done with no back history or continuing games to worry about.

As for the actual Wizardry series I would do the second trilogy if you can get a verion to run on newer systems.  6 - 8 is one cohesive story from beginning to end.

Off-topic (Locked) / Re: The Obscure Games Thread!
« on: December 31, 2013, 11:54:25 PM »
Oh and one I just noticed one more that is actually in my collection.  Wizards and Warriors from 2000.  This game is made by the brains behind the Wizardry series of games in an attempt to do another Wizardry game without having to worry about the licensing issues.  Anyone who grew up playing the old Wizardry games will feel right at home playing this game.  And the best part: it works on many modern pc's.

Off-topic (Locked) / Re: The Obscure Games Thread!
« on: December 31, 2013, 11:47:38 PM »
Ok, one quick add on here.  Betrayal at Krondor.  If I remember right it's still a free game (got my copy out of a hardback copy of a Krondor novel.)  This RPG got almost no recognition at all when it was released but it was amazing.  The gameplay style is a little rough, but the story is incredible especially if you've read the books.

The sequel was pretty nice, but I never got anywhere with it, I think it had a harsh difficulty curve.

Ravenloft Strahds Possession was a great game, a huge jump in tech from the Eye of the Beholder series, and a great horror story to boot.  But, it never seemed to get any traction.  In this I would also add Ravenloft Stone Prophet and Menzobberanzan.  Those were even more advanced in gameplay than the first, but all kind of flew beneath the radar.  None of them ever got the recognition of the Eye of the Beholder series or the D&D Gold Box games.

Off-topic (Locked) / Re: The Obscure Games Thread!
« on: December 31, 2013, 09:17:42 AM »
I vaguely remember that.  My favorites for the Genesis were Shadowrun, Fatal Labyrinth (Nice Roguelike), Eternal Champions, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters, and Chakan.

Off-topic (Locked) / Re: The Obscure Games Thread!
« on: December 31, 2013, 05:41:15 AM »
This is a great thread.  I've been searching all over today for obscure games I might have missed through the years.  I know I'm new here, but I'd like to add a handful to see if maybe people who like obscure games might get a kick out of them.

Precursors: Pc game not too old.  First person RPG with some amazing ideas.  Made in Russia and didn't really get a wide release anywhere else.  It has a wide variety of activities and jobs your character can do.  I've gotten so wrapped up in the side quests I've only ever gotten off the first plane one time.

Xenus/Xenus 2:White Gold: From the same makers as Precursors.  This open world game has a ton of ideas that showed up later in games like Just Cause 2 and Far Cry 3.  Great First Person RPG's where you battle drug lords and make and break alliances all over the island.  Or do what I do and steal a truck and travel around just to see the scenery (watch out for restricted areas though, usually wind up with a destroyed truck).

E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy: Not sure if this is obscure to everyone or just me, but I've just started playing this FPRPG and it is addictive as hell.  Great Cyberpunk feel and action packed.  There's nothing like hacking all of your opponents before they even see you.

Vampire Hunter D: PS1:  This game is an awesome action adventure based on the anime of the same name.  It was a great game for it's time.

Berserk Guts Revenge: Dreamcast: Action Adventure: Incredibly bloody game based on the anime.

Record of Lodoss War: Dreamcast:  As far as I can tell, this is one of the rarest games ever made for Dreamcast.  Amazing RPG from the japanese anime that is actually based on a D&D campaign.

Highlander the Last of the MacLeods: This game is based on the mediocre animated Highlander series and is a real rarity for Atari Jaguar.  The game is actually pretty fun with animated cutscenes from the animated tv show.

Veil of Darkness: Early 90's PC game.  Really fun isometric pc game about a man who's plane crashes in a backwards european village in the 1930's.  Turns out the village is under the domination of a vampire lord.

Dusk of the gods: Another early 90's game.  You are an Asgardian trying to prevent Ragnarok in this isometric RPG.

Dragon Lord:  Strategy/virtual pet hybrid from the early 90's.  Hatch dragon eggs and use potions to alter both the eggs and the dragons to beat two other dragon lords in a brutal strategy game.  Nothing more heartbreaking to have your carefully bred and raised dragon bite the dust after he's served you well.

Full Metal Planet: Early 90's game about multiple corporations battling to mine a mineral rich planet.  Way more fun than it sounds, but only if you get a couple other people together to compete with you.

Barbarian for Apple 2: Awesome game about arena fighting.  Finish him with a spin move and watch the head fly. Then when the goblin cleans out the arena he kicks the head off the screen.

That's the main ones that pop into head so far.  Let me know if you guys are interested in anything else I've played through the years

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