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- Jan 29, 2013 6:47 am GMTHey everyone. I'm fairly new to first/third person shooters, I used to only play RPGs so these shooter/rpg hybrids are great. I've played the trilogy and loved it! Do you have any other suggestions for games on the ps3 that include rpg elements into a shooter? One of my favourite aspects of this game is the party system, I feel that is lacking shooters so if you have any suggestions where you use a party and powers of some sort (not just guns) I would greatly appreciate it!
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- Jan 29, 2013 6:56 am GMTDragon Age Origins (also by BioWare, the Dark Fantasy equivalent of Mass Effect)
Deus Ex Human Revolution
- Jan 29, 2013 8:12 am GMTValkyria Chronicles (PS3)
Tactical RPG (Think Final Fantasy Tactics, Aidyn Chronicles, etc, anything where you actually move people around on the map) mixed with an alternate universe World War 2 setting. As you level classes up, they get new abilities, weapons, enhanced movement, passive abilities, (Scouts get grenade launchers, Shocktroopers get flamethrowers, etc) and so on.
It takes awhile for the roster to fully fill out and become available, but by the end, you have access to over 40 characters, each with different passives, personality quirks (for example, this one shocktrooper is deathly afraid of pointy things, so he does poorly when stationed near the anti-tank units, whose weapons are literally bazooka-spears) friends (better team attacks, etc) and other passives, like the Runner's High (boosts all stats when you use over half your move for a turn) or even the ability to do two attacks.
Although the story focuses on your Squad's Lieutenant and his "officers," it still tells a good story. IT MADE ME CRY. The lack of airplanes in a WW2-inspired setting is interesting as it limits your storyline options, and leads to missions that are, quite frankly, suicide by realistic standards. And the characters call their superiors out on it.
VC is perhaps one of my favorite games of all time and I highly suggest it.
PSN: Ranylyn. Playing Mass Effect 3
Main class: Vanguard. Secondary Class: Engineer.
- Jan 29, 2013 8:43 am GMTDeus Ex or Bioshock. You won't get any party members in either game, but they have RPG elements in them.
Deus Ex flatout has a leveling system, and everytime you level up you can choose where to spend your earned Praxis Points to unlock new cybernetic Augmentations (hacking skills, invisibility, infrared vision, enhanced strength, etc). You also have inventory management akin to RE4. The game can be played with lethal tactics or non-lethal, and you can use stealth as well. It's all up to you. There is also a dialogue system, somewhat similar to Mass Effect. You won't get to use it nearly as often though, but you can persuade people through it just like Mass Effect.
Bioshock doesn't have the leveling system of Deus Ex, but other than that it is pretty similar. In that game you equip plasmids (essentially magic superpowers) such as lightning bolt, telekinesis, or incinerate to use in conjunction with your guns. In addition you can equip many types of tonics that give you innate boosts, such as silencing your footsteps, increasing melee damage, turning invisible when remaining still, etc. There are a large selection of them, so you can make some great combinations of tonics and plasmids to make various "builds". The tougher (and optional) opponents in the game will require you to really dig into your arsenal and pull out all the stops. You'll need to setup traps with your plasmids, the environment, and guns before initiating the fight. Defeating these enemies will reward you with a currency you can use to buy new plasmids and tonics, so it is very worthwhile.
Both games features HEAVY environment exploration. There is a ton of loot/supplies to get everywhere you go. Both games have hacking mini-games, though Deus Ex's is a bit boring. I love Bioshock's though. Bioshock also has one of the most interesting settings I've ever seen in a game. The atmosphere and design of the environs is just incredible. Also has one of the most notorious plot twists in gaming from recent memory. It's a great game. I recommend it over Deus Ex. Not so hot on Bioshock 2 though. Still worthwhile if you really enjoy the first, but it was made by a different team and doesn't quite capture the magic of the first game.
I also love Valkyria Chronicles (in my top 5 games of this generation easily), but it is a strategy RPG so it isn't everyone's cup of tea. It does play quite differently from everything else in the genre though, blending turn-based and real-time combat with freedom of movement for your troops, unlike many other strategy games that play out on grids.
And finally, if you want more stuff from Bioware, Dragon Age:Origins is really just Mass Effect but with a fantasy setting. Swords, magic, elves, dwarves, dragons. You name it, it's there. Fantastic game with Bioware's usual.... interesting characters, dialogue system, and superb voice acting. Lots and lots of dialogue when talking to your party members, though you yourself are mute. Being a fantasy RPG obviously leads to lots of skills and abilities to play around with and make various builds. Properly training, equipping, and constructing your party will be important. DA2 is very controversial, and by all accounts a terrible game, so I haven't played it yet. I can't recommend Origins enough though.
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- Jan 29, 2013 8:55 am GMTI also second Bioshock. The atmosphere, the setting, everything, it's just... awesome. I didn't think of it at first since you said you're not normally a shooter person, but it IS good.
DA2 is very controversial, and by all accounts a terrible game, so I haven't played it yet.
In that case, let me explain for TC.
DA:O had slower combat, and while the combat WAS fun, the main emphasis was on everything else. The characters, story, you know, the usual BioWare thing. But you travel around, see new locales, etc. You really feel like you're getting stuff done. And even though your protagonist is generally silent (outside of annoying battle quotes, like "Can I give you a ladder so you can get off my back?",) they make up for it by giving you a "full" line of what you reply with (Unlike ME3's wheel with a shortened version.)
DA2? 90% of the game takes place in the same city. The same boring, lifeless city. Take that as you will. There's a FEW outlying areas you can explore, and I really think that they were just rushed and decided to save time by making the game almost entirely within Kirkwall. Point being, all things considered, 2 was just boring by comparison from the recycled maps, even though the combat was phenomenal.
PSN: Ranylyn. Playing Mass Effect 3
Main class: Vanguard. Secondary Class: Engineer.
- Jan 30, 2013 7:42 am GMTBORDERLANDS ( 1 or 2) or dead island
i am a warmachine
- Jan 31, 2013 6:11 am GMTDead Island
While no traditional party online co-op is fun (ass long as your party isn't all black guys with sledge hammers [not meant to be racist, bu the average match is filled with the black character and the upgraded sledge hammer])
Knights Of The Old Republic (bioware xbox game, not sh*** WOW clone)
This is the granddaddy of Mass Effect. Bioware did an awesome job with it so if you can find it get it.
Less rpg and more zanny shooter but sometime you have to make compromises
Fallout 3/New Vegas
AMAZING games, disable autosave though or prepare for some ultra lag really far in (took me to 150hrs playtime for it to get unbearable.
Deus Ex HR *pronounced Day-Us Exe*
Heard good things about it and it $15 on PSN right now.
If you are willing to to branch into Dark fantasy though
Not so great story but awesome combat and incredibly well done party system
Just play them. Like now.
Yup thats aboot all i can think of atm
- Jan 31, 2013 6:44 am GMTFriends,
above advice is good. I have also tried Saints Row The third. I found that to be a fun and easy game. just a few hard missions, I had to have my son complete for me. its like a cartoony and silly GTA.
Red Dead Redemtion. I could get through that. lots of horse riding, but lots of shooting. On easy it has auto aim, which is a blessing.
Uncharted 2. ON very easy has aim assist and more health. Just a face pace action advanture. some hard parts I had to have my son do. Lots of jumping and climbing, but still a good game.
Not really rpg's, but with the lacking release of rpgs in the next gen world, you have to branch, out, or play the same game like 5 or 10 times.
Dr. Darrell of Michigan.
- Jan 31, 2013 6:54 am GMTAnother vote for Valkyria Chronicles and Deus Ex. And if you like Valkyria Chronicles, give X-COM a try, although that's not a first person shooter.
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