Best RPG
Roll your D20s it’s time for the RPG game of the year award. It all sounds so simple but behind the doors these games represent some of the more complex mechanics and plots around, giving us some of the most expansive and varied gaming environments we’ve ever seen. Role-playing is all about immersion, and these games represent some of the deepest, most engrossing experiences available, often involving the player in some of the most grandiose tales of pure fantasy. The roleplaying game mechanic has been with us since the RPG Lord, Gary Gygax, first thought of pen & paper tabletop games with your buddies, and since then leveling up and character development has found its way into a huge proportion of video games.
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Dragon Quest XI was Square Enix’s next big push to make its classic JRPG franchise a hit in the West. What we’ve ended up with is an old-school marvel. Dragon Quest XI is almost the purest representation of a classic SNES RPG reimagined in 2018, featuring a gigantic overland to explore, a quest stretching for dozens of hours, and some of the finest damned towns and villages in all of gaming.
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While a sequel by name, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is a wholly new adventure set within the same fantastic fantasy universe. This time we hopped over to the chain of islands known as the Deadfire Archipelago, embarking on an epic isometric CRPG quest. The original Pillars scooped up this award back in 2015, can the sequel repeat the same trick?
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The terrific tabletop role-playing game Pathfinder finally gets a videogame worthy of the name. Pathfinder: Kingmaker is a hardcore isometric cRPG with a deep combat system, diverse cast of characters and an epic quest spanning dozens of hours.
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