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Real world rpgs?:

Oops, I forgot - Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines, too. Although it's about vampires, it's set in the present day.

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Darklands has fantasy elements like dragons and alchemy. Just because it's things that people back then thought existed (which is much different than things that actually existed), it doesn't become less so.

edited 15th May '11 5:50:46 AM by Nyarly

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A quick spin through MobyGames' Game Browser for “Detective/Mystery, ” “Historical Battle (specific/exact), ” “Martial Arts, ” “Spy / Espionage, ” and “Stealth” mundane RPGs produces the following:

Hmm… Pretty weak looking. Off the top of my head, another game somewhat like a fusion of Alpha Protocol and Assassin's Creed called The Outsider is under Development Hell by one of the guys behind Elite, speaking of which, I strongly suspect that the AC series is eventually going to hit the present day.

What I'd really like is a ToEE or Baldur's Gate-like noir or western RPG.

Eric,

edited 15th May '11 7:25:14 AM by EricDVH

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Alpha Protocol.

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 30 Cider, Sun, 15th May '11 7:38:04 AM from Not New York Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
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Whenever someone makes a post like this, tropers will always spew out tons of obscure titles. What about Marvel Ultimate Alliance and X-men Legends?

As for non alternate history setting, lots of non RP games take place in other worlds or alternate histories. How many platform games take place in the real world again? How many real time strategies are about altering the past? How many first person shooters are set in space or a some unrecognizable future?
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I can't really count Super-hero games as "real world" in the sense I think the OP wanted.

 
 32 RL Nice, Sun, 15th May '11 11:28:55 AM from a computer.
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Yeah. Even The Other Wiki defines role-playing games as taking place "in a fictional setting."

I suppose genres such as shooters and strategy games fit better into modern Real Life (yeah, I meant no fantastical elements whatsoever) or historical settings than role-playing games.
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 34 Cider, Sun, 15th May '11 4:29:55 PM from Not New York Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
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So what exactly makes Earthbound/Mother or Digital Devil/Persona more real world than a setting with super heroes? They all have fictional attachments to the settings, but they still name real world locations, reference real people and the like.

What, if you weren't so strict as to not allow alternate histories, then Fallout would count too. But you don't hold other genre to such standard. You should know that the soldiers of the 19th and 20th century did not have checkpoints to respawn at or holographic images to stand on to get new weapons, nor could they mend wounds by picking up health packs or using rations, as the Call Of Duty games would have you believe. Its an alternate history in everything but name.
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 35 RL Nice, Sun, 15th May '11 8:45:44 PM from a computer.
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You should know that the soldiers of the 19th and 20th century did not have checkpoints to respawn at or holographic images to stand on to get new weapons, nor could they mend wounds by picking up health packs or using rations, as the Call Of Duty games would have you believe. Its an alternate history in everything but name.

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