So I'm at the point where I've played and completed most of the RPG games out there, and trying to take a second look at some old games I've ignored for reasons i'll state. I've completed anything from famous games (Baldur's gate, Elder scrolls, Fallout, Dragon Age, Diablo etc) to more obscure (Arcanum, Lionheart, Septerra Core, Escalon, Divine Divinity, Enclave etc) but I've pretty much done them all. I also have the complete collection of Final Fantasy games and while there are some JRPG I've missed out on right now i would like to get my hands on an old school WRPG for the computer.
Well in the title I've listed some of the older games i haven't touched yet.
Gothic - I've wanted to try this game out because of the hype it got. I have all of the Gothic games on steam but i'm mostly interested in Gothic 1 & 2. The reason i haven't been able to get into these games is first of all the gameplay. So far the little I've played of Gothic the gameplay has been horrendous, I've actually put the games on the shelf for that reason alone. Second reason is the whole level up system, i don't really mind it that much but it takes some time getting used to and I haven't played enough of Gothic to get to that part. The third reason is that i love magic and from what I've read that's not a very good option to take. Now i don't mind playing a combination that is hard or challenging, but the whole idea of buying scrolls because your 'normal' magic (runes?) are so weak is just disgusting.
Now i don't mind the graphic of the game as I've played and enjoyed much worse, the difficulty is a huge bonus in my opinion so i'm greatly looking forward to that when it comes to Gothic 2. I just can't seem to get past the start because of the gameplay and me not being able to play a spellcaster.
Should i start with Gothic or Gothic2?
Wizardry/The Legend of Grimrock. - I've enjoyed Might and Magic but I've never really gotten to trying out these games. Where should i start? Wizardry 8 looks great but it might spoil the rest of the series for me? What about Grimrock? It seems to be a standalone game but is there something i should know beforehand?
Arx Fatalis - I've thrown a look at this game and i do own it on steam, just never got to starting it.
I would also like to mention that I've tried out Risen but once i got to the monastery and had to find the murderer, the game just came to a halt for me. I normally don't mind a hard or challenging game with puzzles or just difficulty, but Risen really made me ask myself why i was playing this game.