Diablo I & II
Mass Effect 1 & 2
Might and Magic: World of Xeen
Might and Magic 6 & 7
__________________ Red lights flicker madly, a siren rings and jolts are shaking the bridge as I run desperately towards the nearest escape pod. The escape bay is already on fire. I see dead or injured or dying people everywhere. The other commanding officers and myself are abandoning the crew and passengers to certain death. As my pod glides slowly in the field of stars, I can see the Hive-Ship becoming smaller and smaller, ripped apart by the deadly laser beams of the Ancients' battlecruisers. The battle for the Arc is lost. I failed, and I'm watching the death of one billion of my own kind, when the Hive is finally destroyed in a blinding, silent explosion.
You gotta be a certain type of gamer/person to really love the game. You have to fit the criteria.
2) have time to play uninterrupted
3) like your games with a story
4) like shooting games
5) love cyberpunk
6) be into conspiracy theories
and lastly 7) have patience for a game made 10 years ago that wasnt particularly ahead of its time even then. The story carries this game, and the dialogueis bloody awsome, really heady stuff once you get into the conspiracy part.
As of recently, Monster Hunter. Strictly speaking, I kinda see it as a pseudo-RPG in full light, but that would only be because it's completely different from a normal contemporary JRPG, which aren't all that great imo anyway aside from the Tales series--I don't abhor them quite on the same level as someone like Yahhtzee Crowshaw does, granted. But heck, the one JRPG that I'd say is the quintissential example of a generic and uninspired JRPG would be that one Sakura Wars that made it to the states which, incidentally, ain't all that bad a game if it's what you're looking for.