Most Anticipated RPGs Of 2015

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Dec 26, 2014 2:00 PM
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There’s no doubt about, 2014 was a big year for RPGs, so 2015’s got its work cut out. Luckily though it’s got some absolute belters on the way. If Divinity: Original Sin and Dragon Age: Inquisition blew your socks off, then you’d better get resocked sharpish, because there are some absolute treats coming.

AAA gaming fans will no doubt be delivered some RPGs that are absolutely epic in scope, with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt looming large over all. The fun doesn’t end there though, because Obsidian is tickling away at that Baldur’s Gate nostalgia, while we’ve no doubt that Bethesda has one almighty surprise up its sleeve…

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Ah, where would we be without The Witcher 3? It might have been the subject of a couple of hefty delays, but that can’t dampen our appetites whatsoever. CD Projekt RED has long been a crowd-pleasing outfit, but in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt it looks like it could be taking the next big step to gaming superstardom. The third and final installment of The Witcher trilogy, Wild Hunt will have a beautiful and vast open world, with a total landmass bettering even the likes of Skyrim. Much of the plot details are being kept tightly under wraps, other than Geralt having to take the fight to the titular Wild Hunt, a terrifying army invading the north. In addition, we do know that The Witcher 3 will take a mammoth 100 hours to see through to the final credits, which sounds like a promise worthy of anyone’s hard-earned.

Fable Legends

Tipping Fable upon its head, Lionhead Studios is re-envisioning Fable in a tabletop role-playing format. Fable Legends throws out the single-player questing of its predecessors in favour of a 4v1 approach in which four adventurers must battle through a level masterminded by a player-controlled villainous dungeonmaster. The solo player must do everything in his power to stop the party, including laying down traps, organising ambushes, and commanding his creatures in battle.

Pillars of Eternity

Dragon Age: Inquisition is all well and good, but when you really want to scratch that old-school BioWare itch you have to look elsewhere. Luckily help is on hand in the form of Pillars of Eternity, from Fallout: New Vegas and South Park: The Stick of Truth developer Obsidian. Sourcing nearly $4 million from Kickstarter, this one’s a fan-favourite, bringing back the classic real time-with-pause gameplay and beautiful isometric artwork of its forebears, with dungeon-crawling party-based gameplay. We’re already dusting off our twenty-sided dice in anticipation.

Shadow Realms

It’s not necessarily what BioWare fans knew they wanted, but at Gamescom the RPG giants revealed an intriguing new title which created as many questions as it answered. In a similar manner to Fable Legends, Shadow Realms pits four players against a single villainous Shadow Lord, but actually contains a plot that will be detailed via additional episodes. It’s the setting that’s got us whipped up in a frenzy though, taking place within the modern world and featuring heroes with magical powers engaging with the ancient creatures of the Shadow Legions.

Fallout 4

Okay, okay, so Fallout 4 isn’t announced yet, but it’s obvious by now that Bethesda is busy working away on it, isn’t it? They’ve been secluded away in a nuclear-proof bunker since 2011’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Oh sure, they release a few bits of DLC, but the main team has basically been working on a new title for three long years. Skyrim arrived three years after Fallout 3, so by maths this should be turning up very soon indeed. We expect Fallout 4 to reveal and launch in 2015, and it should hopefully be a massive leap from what we’ve seen previously with the series!

That's some of our most anticipated role-playing games of 2015, what's yours?

Which are you looking forward to most?

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13:55 Jan-17-2015

Witcher 3 cuz not only this game is going to be awesome but they are also going to give 15 free DLC to anyone who just owns a original copy xDD

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15:14 Jan-12-2015

actually if there was an option to vote "something new" that's what I'd vote :)

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03:44 Jan-07-2015

i hope my rig can handle this awesome game!
with my new BenQ XL2420G G-Sync Monitor

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12:20 Jan-06-2015

fallout 4 by a mile!

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10:48 Jan-06-2015

Definetly Fallout 4. I'm not really convinced about Witcher 3 and definetly not about the others.

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07:00 Jan-04-2015

Mostly Fallout 4, really curious to see what new innovations they bring to such an engrossing story.

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12:56 Jan-02-2015

Witcher 3 cuz they gives you 15 FREE dlc. No matter what copy you get (except pirate) you get free freaking dlc.....

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00:35 Dec-29-2014

Lol nobody cares about the other games..Just Fallout 4 and The Witcher 3.

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09:06 Dec-28-2014

Oh man i can't wait for wild hunt

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05:41 Dec-28-2014

Even tho i can't bleep wait for The Witcher 3 i would take Fallout 4 over The Witcher 3 EVERY SINGLE TIME and then some !!!

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02:10 Dec-28-2014

P.E.R.S.O.N.A 5

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18:26 Dec-27-2014

Fallout 4 is my choice, but i have heard that they are rebuilding the engine that they used in their games (Skyrim and Fallout 3 etc). And that takes time.

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20:43 Dec-27-2014

I hope so. That engine is ancient. It needs a lot more work to make their games feel more dramatic and cinematic. At the moment, you don't really feel as though you actually interact with anything, and there's nothing in the way of skill involved.
They need space in the engine to allow for skill to be a major factor, not the "my stats are higher, I win" that their games have had so far.

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21:37 Dec-27-2014

Skyrim already used new engine called Creation engine. Fallout 3 and oblivion used gamebryo. So even if new it probably will be still bit "clumsy" as usual when it comes to elderscrolls and fallout engines. But ofcourse it would be nice to see something new from the technical side too. Faloout 3 felt just like Oblivion with guns because of the same engine.

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21:50 Dec-27-2014

I heard they were going to use a modified version of id Tech5 for Fallout 4. Modified from the versions used on Wolfenstein: The New Order & The Evil Within. It is supposed to be the same version being used for Doom 4. Like an id Tech5 2.0

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22:20 Dec-27-2014

Id tech in Fallout sounds weird but i love id tech 5.

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17:01 Dec-27-2014

Screw Fallout. Both 3 and New Vegas are ugly games (I've spent a lot of hours on both, so no hate).
I'd be happy if they had been working on a new engine for the last 3 years. I have over 600 hours in Skyrim, and a Skyrim related tattoo, but the game engine sucks. It will not support a more robust game, so Fallout 4 right now would be a BAD idea. A new ES would be a BAD idea.

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16:02 Dec-27-2014

I have seen but haven't played most of these games, and I'll be trying The Wither 3 I think!

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13:51 Dec-27-2014

Man, if Bethesda has been working on Fallout 4 this long, it's gonna be fantastic! (I hope :p)

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11:53 Dec-27-2014

Definitely fallout 4. Cant really compare any games with fallout. This game will be a masterpiece!!!

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10:58 Dec-27-2014

Ok... For the confirmed 2015 RPGs Witcher 3 is the one I want the most.


However if Fallout 4 gets an announcement then The Witcher 3 will be bumped to second place for me. Just the thought of Fallout 4 makes me smile. :D

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08:57 Dec-27-2014

fallout 3 and NV was amazeballs.....only game I have ever been uber immersed in and felt like I was doing it....I felt a connection to my character that I had never had before. I forgive the bugs Bethesda.The lore of fallout is so amazing....I want to find out about the great war set 200 years before.I love fallout. Please Fallout 4

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04:25 Dec-27-2014

Witcher 3 for sure

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02:35 Dec-27-2014

Don't downvote someone just because the guy have a different opinion than you. This is turning into a trend here, unfortunately.

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