Can anyone tell me an RPG I haven't played yet that has the following characteristics. PC is preferable but console games that can be emulated are fine too.
>mainly focused on one character, there could be party members but you create one character of your own and choose to recruit them or not (Fallout style)
>not a fuckton of introductory stuff I have to wait through before starting to play, short opening cut scene or something is fine but no stupid long dialogues with dumb bioware characters (at this point I even consider BG2 to be guilty of this)
>writing is at least decent (doesn't have to be Torment, just please don't recommend DAI)
>generally open world, doesn't ever to be elder scrolls tier but standard JRPGs are out
>world has good atmosphere and hopefully somewhat original
>focus on adventure/role playing, not a hack and slash or roguelike
Hard mode: you're not the chosen one and maybe have a motivation other than saving the world.
In addition to the above mentioned series, I've played the Witcher games, Deus Ex, KOTOR, and Dark Souls, Arcanum, Bloodlines.
I'm really jonesing for this kind of experience again though and I'm hoping there's some hidden gem out there I've missed.
Pic related, sort of the ideal of what I'm looking for.
The first Shadowrun got such middling reactions I never really gave it a serious look. Was this drastically different?
Have you done Neverwinter Nights 2 (particularly MotB?) That's another good one.
If you dig South Park, the Stick of Truth is pretty awesome though it's more like playing an extended episode of the show than a "real" RPG experience.
If you're willing to branch out to less traditional RPG games, you should definitely play Deus Ex and DX: Human Revolution. Both have incredibly well constructed worlds and characters if you can get past the fact they're technically FPS games
The Gothic series
Risen 1-3 (yes 2, it's "bad by /v/ standards" but so is every other game ever)
The Witcher series
Kingdoms of Amalur (It was fun for awhile)
Two Worlds 2 (It's also pretty fun)
These are all cheap and have given me plenty of hours of fun, OP.
Oh, I thought you were questioning my /v/ cred or something, my bad.
Obviously I've been here too long.
If you haven't played it I'd highly recommend downloading it immediately, arguably the best writing there's ever been in an RPG
I was mainly asking if dragonfall was better than the first shadowrun returns. The first one didn't really interest me.
How open worldy or not are we talking? I don't need it to be morrowind but I just don't want to play something completely linear if possible. Though if everything else about it is good enough I could probably see past that