Few games have been as long anticipated as Fallout 4, and its release divided the gaming community among those who couldn’t get enough and long-term fans who felt duped. Although FO4 is advertised as a shooter/RPG, it actually lacks a lot of the elements that make RPGs so distinctive, so here are six games you can check out for a much fuller RPG experience than the one in Fallout 4.
Going back a few years takes us to Fallout 2 where players were faced with much stronger moral ambiguity and emotional investment than in the latest Fallout game. Blurred lines between good and bad that force the player to question and fine tune their own moral compass are essential to a good RPG. Fallout 2 puts you in the shows of a tribal villager in search of the G.E.C.K, or Garden of Eden Creation Kit. It’s immersive emotional gameplay and compelling story solidifies its place as one of the top five RPGs of all time.
The Witcher 3
Who wasn’t blown away by the incredible graphics and mythical world of The Witcher 3? Not only that, but The Witcher 3 made history when it beat Bethesda. You read that right. For the first time in their history, Bethesda was beaten by The Witcher 3 at the 2015 Video Game Awards.
The Witcher 3 has every element necessary for an RPG to work, especially the endless bout of NPCs offering up quests. The stunning visuals also helped create a world – and game – you didn’t mind taking your sweet time to finish.