Was Skyrim the best RPG of 7th gen?

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#1 Edited by SolidGame_basic (17928 posts) -

I really can't think of anything else that I enjoyed more. The world and story were fantastic, the gameplay was fun, the graphics were amazing for its time. The sidequests were great, which other RPGs seem to have trouble with. Also, decisions you made in the game actually had some weight. Not to mention the numerous GOTY awards it won, probably even more than The Last of Us. So can we agree that it was the best RPG of 7th gen? Btw, can't wait for the next Fallout!

#2 Posted by mems_1224 (47254 posts) -

Yup, easily.

#3 Posted by foxhound_fox (88710 posts) -

RPG? Lol, no.

Open-world action-adventure? Sure.

#4 Edited by Pikminmaniac (9051 posts) -

Dark Souls. Where stat building is put towards a combat system that's actually enjoyable.

#5 Posted by vl4d_l3nin (971 posts) -

I personally had more fun with Fallout:NV, but I wont deny that it was not well designed.

I guess Skyrim is the best.

#6 Edited by speedfreak48t5p (8155 posts) -

Skyrim sucks. It's shallow, boring, repetitive, and buggy as hell. Fallout New Vegas is infinitely superior.

This has to be a troll thread.

#7 Posted by Eddie-Vedder (7799 posts) -

The Witcher 2, Dark SOUls/Demons Souls and then Skyrim imo

#8 Posted by SpideR_CentS (4764 posts) -

Skyrim was great but (wait for it...) I liked Fable 2 better personally.

/flamesheild on

#9 Posted by Sword-Demon (6970 posts) -

No

It was a fun game, sure, but, like all Bethesda games, it was buggy as hell upon release to the point where it was literally unplayable. The combat is very "meh," and out of all the missions and mission arcs you do, none of them are that good or memorable.

The only things that I would consider great about skyrim is the sheer amount of content and how open it is.

#10 Edited by Boddicker (2797 posts) -

It wasn't an RPG sadly. It had pseudo-RPG elements to it, but it was extremely linear and none of the choices you made had any appreciable impact on the game world. It was basically as much an RPG as Zelda 1 because to a limited extent you can choose the order you conquer the dungeons.

That's it.

Sure, you could kill a bunch of quest givers and gimp yourself that way, but that was it. I don't like the idea of being able to murder a son in front of his mother because I like his stuff, pay the fine, then talk to the mother as if nothing happened.

Fallout: New Vegas was by far the best "RPG" on consoles atleast for 7th gen. Idk about PC.

#11 Posted by lostrib (37629 posts) -

No

#12 Posted by MlauTheDaft (3847 posts) -

Not even close.

#13 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

Xenoblade is much better at almost everything.

#14 Posted by bezza2011 (2548 posts) -

I enjoyed Oblivion a whole lot more than Skyrim.

#15 Edited by freedom01 (702 posts) -

WRPG, yes

JRPG will go to Xenoblade

#16 Posted by Jankarcop (9618 posts) -

better RPGs than Skyrim last gen:

1. Witcher 1 and 2

2. DAO 1

3. Xenoblade

4. Stick of Truth

5. New Vegas

6. Dark Souls 1/2

7. WoW expansion (yes, I went there)

Not going to include Mass Effect, they are as much as rpg as CoD.

(All best on PC btw)

#17 Edited by farrell2k (6343 posts) -

If Skyrim is considered a RPG, then Titanfall is a platformer...

#18 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42973 posts) -

That would be Fallout New Vegas.

#19 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42973 posts) -

@farrell2k said:

If Skyrim is considered a RPG, then Titanfall is a platformer...

Skyrim is clearly a RPG. Do not play semantics to dismiss Skyrim.

#20 Posted by freedomfreak (40914 posts) -

Couldn't get into it.

#21 Posted by UnbiasedPoster (875 posts) -

It's no Fallout 3, that's for sure.

#22 Edited by foxhound_fox (88710 posts) -

@Stevo_the_gamer said:

@farrell2k said:

If Skyrim is considered a RPG, then Titanfall is a platformer...

Skyrim is clearly a RPG. Do not play semantics to dismiss Skyrim.

RPG-lite. Even Mass Effect has more choices that affect the game world than Skyrim.

#23 Edited by vl4d_l3nin (971 posts) -
@Pikminmaniac said:

Dark Souls. Where stat building is put towards a combat system that's actually enjoyable.

Skyrim did that better imo. Many of the perks were put towards active abilities.

Didn't play DS that much, but I only remember the augment (or whatever) stat would give more abilities.

#24 Posted by lostrib (37629 posts) -

You can break and exploit Skyrim way too easily

I honestly don't remember a whole lot memorable about it, and the constant dragon attacks is annoying and kills any feeling of greatness/epicness about slaying dragons

#25 Posted by Pikminmaniac (9051 posts) -

@vl4d_l3nin said:
@Pikminmaniac said:

Dark Souls. Where stat building is put towards a combat system that's actually enjoyable.

Skyrim did that better imo. Many of the perks were put towards active abilities.

Didn't play DS that much, but I only remember the augment (or whatever) stat would give more abilities.

I'm not talking about how much the stats effect the combat, but rather that the combat itself was a lot better so it felt like it was more worth it in that way.

#26 Edited by nintendoboy16 (26882 posts) -

Well, I loved the game, but I'm not sure I'd go that far. This could worsen the "nostalgia" comments for my Sheep bretherin, but I had WAY more fun with Pokemon SoulSilver.

#27 Edited by marcheegsr (2836 posts) -

Not for me. I would say either Mass effect 2 or fallout 3.

#28 Posted by Boddicker (2797 posts) -

@UnbiasedPoster said:

It's no Fallout 3, that's for sure.

Fallout 3 was a steaming pile of shit.

#29 Posted by AdobeArtist (22939 posts) -

A great RPG to be sure, but best of the 7th gen goes to Mass Effect trilogy.

And yes, it IS an RPG series :P

#30 Edited by cainetao11 (17708 posts) -

Love Elder Scrolls, but The Witcher, Souls, Deus Ex, Fallout 3, and Fable 2 were my favorites.

#31 Posted by foxhound_fox (88710 posts) -

@AdobeArtist said:

A great RPG to be sure, but best of the 7th gen goes to Mass Effect trilogy.

And yes, it IS an RPG series :P

No, it really isn't.

#32 Posted by cainetao11 (17708 posts) -

@AdobeArtist:

Cant believe I left ME out. That to my post as well.

#33 Edited by Motokid6 (5716 posts) -

Skyrim sucks without mods.

Ive said this before ill say it again.

Frostfall, Realistic Needs and Diseases, Deadly Dragons, Hunterborn, and SkyRe.

With just those six... completely new game. Pile another hundred graphical and armor mods. And it goes from totall suck to incredible, immersive fun.

#34 Posted by NFJSupreme (5379 posts) -

To me yes but other people have different opinions.

#35 Posted by CloudStrife213 (430 posts) -

Oblivion to me was better than Skyrim, and Oblivion to me was the best RPG of the 7th generation.

#36 Posted by Kevlar101 (6207 posts) -

@Boddicker said:

@UnbiasedPoster said:

It's no Fallout 3, that's for sure.

Fallout 3 was a steaming pile of shit.

Glad somebody else finally said it and stopped kissing Fallout 3s ass.

#37 Posted by Kevlar101 (6207 posts) -

Skyrim was a wee bit light on role-playing mechanics. Honestly, it has the same leveling system as Far Cry 3. Skyrim is a Light-Role playing game. So, no, it is not the best RPG of the 7th-gen.

However, was it the best action-adventure game of the 7th-gen? Fuck yes. It had all the action, adventure, epicness and vastness of a true fantasy story. One-of-a-kind.

My only real problem is that dragon attacks are faaaaaaar too frequent, and that it occasionally breaks a quest or two.

But, there are over 440 quests in the Legendary Edition, so I can't really complain too much.

And btw.... I have never once encountered a major glitch or bug, so idk wtf you people are talking about :P

#38 Posted by wis3boi (31464 posts) -

@foxhound_fox said:

RPG? Lol, no.

Open-world action-adventure? Sure.

that, and only on PC. Skyrim on consoles is a joke

#39 Edited by silversix_ (14791 posts) -

lol not even in top 10

#40 Posted by Kevlar101 (6207 posts) -

@wis3boi said:

@foxhound_fox said:

RPG? Lol, no.

Open-world action-adventure? Sure.

that, and only on PC. Skyrim on consoles is a joke

And people like you are why I avoid being a PC gamer. Stop being gaming-racist. Consolites are people too.

#41 Posted by PAL360 (26933 posts) -

Skyrim, Mass Effect 1 and The Witcher 2 are my favourite last gen games, so yep.

#42 Posted by SexyJazzCat (987 posts) -

@Kevlar101: Where did he mention consolites?

#43 Posted by AdobeArtist (22939 posts) -

@foxhound_fox said:

@AdobeArtist said:

A great RPG to be sure, but best of the 7th gen goes to Mass Effect trilogy.

And yes, it IS an RPG series :P

No, it really isn't.

Nathan Fillion be disappoint :P

#44 Posted by Jag85 (4598 posts) -

My choices for best RPG's last gen:

1. Xenoblade Chronicles

2. The Witcher 2

3. Dark Souls

#45 Posted by foxhound_fox (88710 posts) -

@Kevlar101 said:

@wis3boi said:

@foxhound_fox said:

RPG? Lol, no.

Open-world action-adventure? Sure.

that, and only on PC. Skyrim on consoles is a joke

And people like you are why I avoid being a PC gamer. Stop being gaming-racist. Consolites are people too.

Skyrim on consoles is a joke. Any Bethesda game on consoles is a joke. I play more on consoles than I do on PC and think any Bethesda game is a joke on consoles... and I probably put 100 hours into 360 Oblivion.

@AdobeArtist said:

@foxhound_fox said:

@AdobeArtist said:

A great RPG to be sure, but best of the 7th gen goes to Mass Effect trilogy.

And yes, it IS an RPG series :P

No, it really isn't.

Nathan Fillion be disappoint :P

I bet he would agree with me.

#46 Posted by wis3boi (31464 posts) -

@Kevlar101 said:

@wis3boi said:

@foxhound_fox said:

RPG? Lol, no.

Open-world action-adventure? Sure.

that, and only on PC. Skyrim on consoles is a joke

And people like you are why I avoid being a PC gamer. Stop being gaming-racist. Consolites are people too.

because a version that runs sub 30fps, sub HD, looks like diarrhea, and has more bugs is totally awesome

#47 Posted by blackace (20886 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic: I couldn't even tell you. I didn't play enough of Skyrim to say it was the best. The Witch 2, Dark Souls, Demon Souls, Lost Odyssey, No Ni Kuni, Tales of Vesperia, Mass Effect, Fallout 3, etc..etc..etc... all were great in their own times. Skyrim would probably be in the Top 10 on most gamers list I think.

#48 Edited by Kevlar101 (6207 posts) -

@wis3boi said:

@Kevlar101 said:

@wis3boi said:

@foxhound_fox said:

RPG? Lol, no.

Open-world action-adventure? Sure.

that, and only on PC. Skyrim on consoles is a joke

And people like you are why I avoid being a PC gamer. Stop being gaming-racist. Consolites are people too.

because a version that runs sub 30fps, sub HD, looks like diarrhea, and has more bugs is totally awesome

I experienced no real bugs or glitches whatsoever in my 300+ hour playthrough.

Most games run at 30 FPS.

sub HD? Wtf are you on about?

Looks like diarrhea? It looks perfectly fucking fine. Real gamers are not "grafix whores" such as yourself and every other member of the so-called "masta rais."

#49 Posted by XboxDone74 (2047 posts) -

http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/01/24/the-last-of-us-is-the-most-awarded-game-in-history-by-critics/

Actually, the last of us beat it out , to be the most awarded game of all time.

but the best rpg of gen 7? Hell no. Not with that clunky, floaty combat that they just cant improve.

Dragons Dogma, the Souls games, Ni No Kuni, plenty of better rpgs.

#50 Posted by Kevlar101 (6207 posts) -

@foxhound_fox said:

@Kevlar101 said:

@wis3boi said:

@foxhound_fox said:

RPG? Lol, no.

Open-world action-adventure? Sure.

that, and only on PC. Skyrim on consoles is a joke

And people like you are why I avoid being a PC gamer. Stop being gaming-racist. Consolites are people too.

Skyrim on consoles is a joke. Any Bethesda game on consoles is a joke. I play more on consoles than I do on PC and think any Bethesda game is a joke on consoles... and I probably put 100 hours into 360 Oblivion.

I bet he would agree with me.

I am 180 hours into my third playthrough of Oblivion on 360.

Wanna compare shit?