Things are changing and the things that used to be looked down on are now upheld. A good example is gaming. Before, gaming used to be seen as the obsession of a loser. Now, it’s a valid profession. Though not yet regarded or rated alongside some other professions, gaming and gamers and increasingly gaming ground.
Seeing that gaming is sort of a career, it’s understandable that you’d want to be famous. Fame will get you more followers and that could, in turn, make you a massive game influencer. That’s a ton of money if you didn’t know. I know you do – ignore. Anyway, if you want to grab a seat at the table of famous gamers, you’ve got to get your strategy right.
The first step is to record the right games. That’s what this article is about – showing you the very RPG games to record that will probably catapult you into the land of fame. Let’s get into it.
1. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Even the title sounds grand. The game goes as far back as 4,000 years before the events in the movie and it’s distinctly spectacular. RPG players love variety and this game gives you that – you have the choice to pick from 3 interesting characters, each of which possesses peculiar abilities. In the game, you’d be tasked with training in the ways of the Force under the tutelage of the Jedi.
There is also the option to choose which side you want your character to be on – the dark or light side of the force. The game is a Star Wars fan’s Eden as it manages to capture that magical, space fantastical essence of the films while imbuing the entire experience with choice. There’s incredible voice-acting, accessible gameplay, and sparkling supporting characters. Plus, you get to swing a karking lightsaber.
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2. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
To date, this is one of the best RPGs I’ve come across. This game is perfect and complete in every sense. The character you control is Link, a bland young man who jas just woken from a slumber that took decades. Okay, don’t ask me the story behind that, you can find out for yourself in the game. It’s an open world and you can do almost anything.
For example, you can spout the tip of a new tower from a distance, throw chickens at Moblins, and even get lost in a maze.
Link’s personality is so malleable that you can do whatever you want in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and it just feels right, as despite the apocalypse that’s on the way people have their own business to be getting on with and let you do exactly the same
3. The Witcher 3
Phew! Even though I called Legend of Zelda one of the best RPGs I’ve come across the Witcher is miles apart (with emphasis on miles)
The Witcher is a soothing mix of combat, a brilliant storyline, and beautiful scenery. It all came together wonderfully to produce one of the best games of the decade. If you’re a gamer, I’d definitely advise you to record this one – it might as well be your missing piece.
In The Witcher 3, there is enough stuff to entertain you. You could decide to slat noon wraith all day, you could rather go for heavy petting, or even just roam the mystery land. The Witcher 3 will sink its hooks into you faster than you can say, “Wind’s howling.”
Geralt of Rivia is both reviled and required by the people of this mythical world, and the tension of being an outsider in an environment that’s growing more prejudiced by the minute is palpable. Once you’re done with the weighty and intense main storyline, you can simply download The Blood and Wine and Hearts of Stone DLC for a few dozen more hours of hanging out with Geralt and Roach
4. Disco Elysium
What stands Disco Elysium out is the fact that it’s somewhat different from the norm. It is distinct in its storyline, likewise, its scenery. It awesomely integrates the human factor and that implies that everything going on in the story are things you can relate to on a human level. There are no magical beings nor elixirs. In Disco Elysium, you’re to navigate life choices on Revachol, an island that’s marked by a failed communist revolution
Disco Elysium marries a novel set of mechanics with a funny, human, well-written script and an original setting to explore not tied to any existing media property. The mechanic is that your skills are internal voices of your protagonist that you can engage in conversation and that you can internalize ideas you encounter in exploring the world in ways that can help or hurt your character.
These two things work together to create a game all about what kind of person you are, who you want to be, and what it means to really change. It’s also, finally, the rarest of all things: a meaty, narrative RPG that contains no combat whatsoever. If you wished your explorations of Rapture or Skellige weren’t constantly interrupted by the need to shoot a Splicer or stab a Drowner, then Disco Elysium’s for you.
5. Diablo II
In case you’ve not heard, this is the zenith of the Diablo series. This action genre is by far the best for quite a number of reasons. One, it has a super long story, so you can rest easy knowing that you’ll be enthralled by this beauty for a while. From its dark, moody music and visual trappings, Blizzard’s return to its series that pits angels against demons with man trapped in the middle is a masterclass in atmospheric adventuring.
Made both accessible and engaging by its unique classes and skills, the endless satisfaction of its kill and loot gameplay, and its near-limitless equipment variety and character customization, Diablo II’s cooperative play, and item trading helped to successfully foster not only a communal spirit in each procedurally generated level of each dank dungeon but one of the greatest roleplaying experiences of all time.
If you need more assurance of its quality, just know that the Guinness Book of World Records 2000 awarded Diablo the title of fastest-selling PC game after it sold one million copies in two weeks.
6. Final Fantasy VI
If the previous releases were world-class, this is heavenly. This is one of those few RPG with unconventional twists. The developers put it together from an angle that’s rarely covered in games. In life, the good guy sometimes wins and that was expertly conveyed by the storyline. For about half the game, the bad guy. Final Fantasy VI eschews the myopic viewpoint of a single, designated protagonist in order to tell a larger, more emotionally-charged tale.
This willingness to explore heavy themes and unthinkable outcomes — made all the more poignant when set against dramatic set pieces and a soaring score — is one of the biggest reasons why Squaresoft’s 1994 magnum opus is so very special. Its unconventional gameplay is another reason: FFVI casts off the rigid class system of previous Final Fantasies and allows any one of the 14 heroes to use magic so long as they equip magical shards. Its mini tower-defense games break up the monotony of random battles, while each character’s unique combat abilities mean everyone serves a purpose.
Nothing feels redundant or wasted in Final Fantasy VI. It’s truly like no other RPG.
The list doesn’t stop here, though. There are still countless role-playing games out there that I’d advise you to record if you’re serious with your career as a gamer. However, never forget that gaming is first about fun than it is about making money or getting ahead of others. Don’t let the pressure or desire for fame in the gaming world get to you. I’m rooting for you, though, good luck!