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18th May '16 5:27:03 AM Koveras
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* ''VideoGame/AnvilOfDawn''
10th May '16 12:05:50 PM Koveras
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Perhaps as a response to this, the genre is experiencing a renaissance of sorts in TheNewTens. The rise of crowdfunding (and Website/{{Kickstarter}} in particular) and affordable game tech (like UsefulNotes/{{Unity}}) has allowed some veteran developers to go back and reevaluate the gameplay and story ideas that were on the table during the Golden (pre-1995) and Silver Ages (late 90ies to early 2000s) but have been swept under the rug as Western [=RPGs=] went down the triple-A road. For more details on the Western RPG renaissance phenomenon, see Analysis/WesternRPG. On the triple-A side of the industry, the narrative RPG subgenre is currently defined by the [[DuelingGames rivalry]] between Creator/BioWare's flagship franchises, ''Franchise/MassEffect'' and ''Franchise/DragonAge'', and Creator/CDProjektRED's ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' games. The sandbox RPG niche is dominated by Creator/{{Bethesda}}, who released ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' to great success and now owns the ''Fallout'' IP. Pure dungeon crawlers have largely gone out of favor with the big publishers, but Creator/{{Blizzard|Entertainment}} has made a resurgence with ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', and ''Diablo'' clones like the ''VideoGame/{{Torchlight}}'' series still bring in the cash.

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Perhaps as a response to this, the genre is experiencing a renaissance of sorts in TheNewTens. The rise of crowdfunding (and Website/{{Kickstarter}} in particular) and affordable game tech (like UsefulNotes/{{Unity}}) has allowed some veteran developers to go back and reevaluate the gameplay and story ideas that were on the table during the Golden (pre-1995) and Silver Ages (late 90ies to early 2000s) but have been swept under the rug as Western [=RPGs=] went down the triple-A road. For more details on the Western RPG renaissance phenomenon, see Analysis/WesternRPG.[[Analysis/WesternRPG the Analysis tab]]. On the triple-A side of the industry, the narrative RPG subgenre is currently defined by the [[DuelingGames rivalry]] between Creator/BioWare's flagship franchises, ''Franchise/MassEffect'' and ''Franchise/DragonAge'', and Creator/CDProjektRED's ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' games. The sandbox RPG niche is dominated by Creator/{{Bethesda}}, who released ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' to great success and now owns the ''Fallout'' IP. Pure dungeon crawlers have largely gone out of favor with the big publishers, but Creator/{{Blizzard|Entertainment}} has made a resurgence with ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', and ''Diablo'' clones like the ''VideoGame/{{Torchlight}}'' series still bring in the cash.
4th May '16 9:58:42 AM MissMokushiroku
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* ''VisualNovel/LorenTheAmazonPrincess''
21st Apr '16 8:05:42 PM lrrose
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17th Apr '16 5:21:10 PM dmeagher13
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The term "Western RPG" (WRPG for short) can be used in two different ways:

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The term "Western RPG" (WRPG for short) short; sometimes also referred to as Computer [=RPGs=] or [=CRPGs=], due to their historical preference for PC platforms instead of consoles) can be used in two different ways:
7th Apr '16 9:49:10 PM PurpleAlert
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* ''VideoGame/TheDead''
27th Mar '16 11:30:48 AM oknazevad
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* ''VideoGame/IcewindDale''

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* ''VideoGame/IcewindDale''''VideoGame/IcewindDale'' (and its sequel)



** ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2''



** ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2''

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** ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2''l
27th Mar '16 11:25:18 AM oknazevad
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Perhaps as a response to this, the genre is experiencing a renaissance of sorts in TheNewTens. The rise of crowdfunding (and Website/{{Kickstarter}} in particular) and affordable game tech (like UsefulNotes/{{Unity}}) has allowed some veteran developers to go back and reevaluate the gameplay and story ideas that were on the table during the Golden (pre-1995) and Silver Ages (late 90ies to early 2000s) but have been swept under the rug as Western [=RPGs=] went down the triple-A road. For more details on the Western RPG renaissance phenomenon, see Analysis.WesternRPG. On the triple-A side of the industry, the narrative RPG subgenre is currently defined by the [[DuelingGames rivalry]] between Creator/BioWare's flagship franchises, ''Franchise/MassEffect'' and ''Franchise/DragonAge'', and Creator/CDProjektRED's ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' games. The sandbox RPG niche is dominated by Creator/{{Bethesda}}, who had released ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' to great success and now owns the ''Fallout'' IP. Pure dungeon crawlers have largely gone out of favor with the big publishers, but Creator/{{Blizzard|Entertainment}} has made a resurgence with ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', and ''Diablo'' clones like the ''VideoGame/{{Torchlight}}'' series still bring in the cash.

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Perhaps as a response to this, the genre is experiencing a renaissance of sorts in TheNewTens. The rise of crowdfunding (and Website/{{Kickstarter}} in particular) and affordable game tech (like UsefulNotes/{{Unity}}) has allowed some veteran developers to go back and reevaluate the gameplay and story ideas that were on the table during the Golden (pre-1995) and Silver Ages (late 90ies to early 2000s) but have been swept under the rug as Western [=RPGs=] went down the triple-A road. For more details on the Western RPG renaissance phenomenon, see Analysis.WesternRPG.Analysis/WesternRPG. On the triple-A side of the industry, the narrative RPG subgenre is currently defined by the [[DuelingGames rivalry]] between Creator/BioWare's flagship franchises, ''Franchise/MassEffect'' and ''Franchise/DragonAge'', and Creator/CDProjektRED's ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' games. The sandbox RPG niche is dominated by Creator/{{Bethesda}}, who had released ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' to great success and now owns the ''Fallout'' IP. Pure dungeon crawlers have largely gone out of favor with the big publishers, but Creator/{{Blizzard|Entertainment}} has made a resurgence with ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', and ''Diablo'' clones like the ''VideoGame/{{Torchlight}}'' series still bring in the cash.
22nd Mar '16 7:22:02 PM Vios
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* ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}''
14th Mar '16 9:54:35 AM DeadBrain
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* ''VideoGame/SaltAndSanctuary''
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