Mass Effect: Best Games to Play After the Sci-Fi RPG Series
New Vegas‘ provides a compelling mystery that surrounds the package and gives players (and systems) an excuse to figure things out the way they want. The game offers more narrative freedom than average Fall game, and it’s also home to some of the RPG franchise’s most memorable characters. Who needs a theoretical physics graduate NPC when Fallout: New Vegas one with a theoretical degree in physics?
the shadow run franchise is a series of tactical RPGs based on a tabletop game of the same name. In shadow run, the world is a unique blend of cyberpunk and magic. Megacorporations rule entire countries and everyone wields katanas, uzis and leather jackets. However, much of humanity has also turned into trolls, dwarves, and elves. Oh, and sometimes vampires serve as receptionists/security for the megacorporation.
the shadow run game series is best described as an RPG version of XCOM. Players control a team of guns for hire as they navigate neon streets, take on various jobs, and uncover conspiracies. The story of each entry is a vast web of betrayal and deception, and the choices heavily impact the endings. However, the quality varies from game to game. shadow run title could keep players invested, another not. But shadow run is a must-have for any fan of cyberpunk dystopia, magic, and everything in between.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
2003 | bioware
Long before BioWare revolutionized action RPGs with Mass Effectthe studio paved the way with Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. The game sure looks dated in the graphics department, and its combat system is relatively primitive by modern standards, but it surpasses even the latest RPGs thanks to its writing.
Knights of the Old Republic offers a ton of choices that allow players to create their own stories – a selling point of many BioWare games, honestly. But more than that, the game is driven by well-written and memorable characters. Ask anytime star wars fan of their favorite character, and many will sing about HK-47, the game’s standout assassin droid. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect maybe not the series it is today.