When i was a kid i owned PSX (since mid 90') and super nintendo before that (but i barely remember it).
On PSX i played all good stuff there was (piracy in eastern Europe
And i remember these games fondly. NFS3, Resident Evil, Tekken, Duke Nukem 3D, Warcraft 2, Suikoden 2.
But somewhere around 1999 or 2000 i got my first PC and then i discovered one genre that im addicted to until now. RPG! (the real one not that Japanese crap).
Baldurs Gate, Fallout, Arcanum, Torment.
I loved all of these. Unfortunately as time and technology progressed many studios decided to abandon old formulas and started making less old-school, more accessible games. I still like stuff like Mass Effect or Dragon Age (first part) but they are nowhere near as entertaining as Planescape Torment!
The only hope for me is in the Indie developers who can't afford hype graphics so instead they need to focus on story and dialogues.
Recently i played
"Avadon: The black Fortress" http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com/avadon/index.html
"Knights of The Chalice" http://www.heroicfantasygames.com/
"Desktop Dungeon" http://www.qcfdesign.com/?cat=20
And i'm waiting for a real treat:
"Age of Decadence" http://www.irontowerstudio.com/
AoD is basically like Fallout set in fictional world based loosely on Roman empire.
So you walk around in a alchemically enhanced Praetorian Armor insted of Power Armor
and you take part in a struggle between noble houses who survived the fall of
Im so excited i even created excel spreadsheet that allows you to create your own character
(Stats, Skills and all that other stuff) exactingly as in the game, so i could plan different builds
before they publish it. http://www.irontowerstudio.com/forum/in ... 074.0.html
There is a Combat Demo to download on their site (Cool if you like turn based combat)
but it has different skill system than what they will put in finished product.http://www.irontowerstudio.com/forum/in ... 259.0.html