Does anyone have any recent recommendations for a computer RPG? I haven’t played a good one in ages, and I’m hoping someone knows of the perfect one that I’ve missed out on. Besides wanting to play a new one myself, my wife is looking at going in for surgery soon, and will be going stir crazy at home while she recovers – it would be great if I can surprise her with a gift of a game she would like to give her something to do that isn’t strenuous.
Just to narrow it down some, my wife and I both tend to like games that are stat-based, non-action RPGs (not first person shooters, so much) with a lot of plot and puzzles. I like both fantasy and SF genres, while my wife tends to like only the fantasy genres. We've both loved the Might and Magic series quite a bit, and the Ultima series. Wizardry was my favorite back when the original came out, but over the years we've kind of lost interest. I've loved the Fallout series, but my wife doesn't like the SF. We both like the Final Fantasy series (my wife more than I), although we get bored by the movie interludes. We both liked Planescape:Torment. She liked Baldur's Gate, I wasn't as impressed. Arcanum looked neat, but my wife thought it was so-so. (I haven't had the time to finish it.) I suppose I could go on, but that's probably enough info to give some ideas of our tastes. Oh, and we're not looking for anything on-line. At all. If you know a great one that doesn't fit my recommendations exactly, well, maybe post it anyway, and it will help someone else. It seems to me there just aren't as many computer RPGs out these days. Feel free to make comments to (explain this/disagree with this/rant about it/be grateful for it) from your POV.
Let’s see – asking opinions, but it’s about a computer game. IMHO or Cafe? (Flips mental coin) Heads – Cafe it is (for the computer game aspect - I’m fairly certain I’ve seen posts about computer games directed to Cafe). Apologies in advance to the mods if I’ve chosen poorly and they have to move it – I did my best.