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WallMart Jan 16 @ 2:44pm
combat orientated? or are there also different skills to train?
i was looking for a good, oldschool rpg when i stumbled across geneforge. it looks really cool and i'm certainly willing to purchase it, but the point is that i'm a bit done with combat orientated rpg's. so i wondered if there were more skills to train here, or at least have a lot of things to do besides the main story. ( not just side-quests what i'm looking for )

if anyone could give me some insight on this, that would be much appreciated ;)
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negatus Jan 18 @ 9:30am 
These games are pretty combat focused (in a turn-based kind of way), but there are skills like leadership (which affects NPC interactions) & mechanics (for trap disarming & lock picking).

For the most part, the only activities in these games are quests (both main & side). Later in the series, some crafting is introduced (but nothing to get excited about).

Go to http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com/products.html and click on the games that interest you for demos. They are large enough to get a very fair assessment of play style.
WallMart Jan 19 @ 2:37pm 
ah that's to bad really. i guess i will wait for it to drop down in price or if it's on sale then.
Grakor Jan 21 @ 5:08pm 
Geneforge is a bit better than most of the other games Spiderweb produces in providing multiple ways to complete the game. While at least a little combat is unavoidable, a very large chunk of the game can be completed simply by heaving high Leadership and Mechanics, since most destinations have two routes to get to them: a trap-laden one and a monster-laded one. If you go that route, most of the game will be talking your way through situations and disarming traps.

So, depends on what you're looking for, really.
misterbill5 Mar 19 @ 1:40pm 
RPGs without combat exist...they are called Adventure games...heh
WallMart Mar 19 @ 1:43pm 
yea bill, except you are totally wrong and probably won't even know what rpg stands for.
negatus Mar 19 @ 1:51pm 
Originally posted by WallMart:
yea bill, except you are totally wrong and probably won't even know what rpg stands for.

What CRPG's meet your criteria? I've never played a CRPG that wasn't heavily combat oriented. There may be some "choose you own adventure" type options between the melee & puzzles, but that's about it.
misterbill5 Mar 20 @ 8:58pm 
Originally posted by WallMart:
yea bill, except you are totally wrong and probably won't even know what rpg stands for.

If that is what you think, then is is you who are totally wrong...
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