Top 5 Dei Giochi Fantasy Che Non Sono The Witcher

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is finally here, but maybe, just maybe, you feel like not playing what’s probably the best game of this year and you need some other kind of fantasy fix. So, we’ve prepared a special list of the Top 5 Best Fantasy Games that actually are not Witcher 3!

Also - they scale from the most accessible for casual players to the most hardcore. On this scale The Witcher 3 would be somewhere between Skyrim and Pillars of Eternity. So without further ado - let’s check out what we have in stock!

5. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Not exactly an RPG, although there are some cRPG elements in the game, this action-slasher is one of the best games of the past year. You take the role of Talion, one of the Rangers of the North, tasked with keeping a watchful eye on Mordor and the orcs living there. When Talion is killed along with his family, he binds with an elven spirit, who keeps the hero alive and helps him in taking revenge. The game is an amazing mix of fighting, travelling and interacting with orcs - thanks to the special Nemesis System you can actively influence the balance of power between the orc clans. This game is a visceral, brutal heap of fun. It will put a smile on your face, it will engulf you with its gameplay and the only thing you will wish after playing it is for a better story. If you hate orcs - play Shadow of Mordor!

Below you will find some ways of dispatching the orcs.


4. Dragon Age: Inquisition

The Dragon Age series is considered one of the most important RPG series of our times. The first part was a modern adaptation of old school games similar to Baldur’s Gate. The second one went in a more action-oriented direction. Inquisition, which is the third installment in the series, tries to marry hardcore roleplaying elements with action. And it succeeds in most part.

New Dragon Age is an epic game, both in size and screenplay. This time the Gray Wardens have a day off as their spot is taken by the titular Inquisition trying to close Breaches - portals to another dimension called the Fade. Opened Breaches are like waterfalls of monsters who spawn until the portal is closed. It’s one of the main recurring mechanics in the game - you will be closing those portals almost until the end.

But besides closing the Breaches, Dragon Age: Inquisition is an amazing trip through the fantasy lands of Ferelden. You encounter numerous characters, you will talk and hack your way out, you will solve mysteries and take on dozens of quests. In some aspects Inquisition feels like a proper MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) game.

Be sure to check out this game because it’s worth it!

Check out the gameplay from Dragon Age: Inquisition

3. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

One of the biggest RPGs ever made will take you again to the world of Tamriel, to the province of Skyrim. As usual you will start as a convict about to be beheaded. Your rescue comes from the most unlikely direction - a huge dragon that destroys the keep in which you are being (almost) executed. And then you discover that you have something of a dragon yourself - you play as a legendary dovakhiin - part human, part dragon, capable of using magical shouts that can shatter your opponents, set fire to stuff or teleport you short distances.

But the true might of Skyrim comes from the world and its depth. The province of Skyrim is a huge mass of land, which you can traverse without any obstructions. There are hundreds if not thousands of quests to accomplish, a myriad of NPC’s (non-player characters) you can talk to, there are guilds and secret organizations you can join and almost limitless exploration of the huge terrain. After all the years that have passed since the release, Skyrim still holds up as one of the most engaging and biggest RPGs with a TON of stuff to do. Check it out, and remember to download all the cool patches, fixing the graphics and adding new things to the game.

Check out some mage gameplay from Skyrim:

2. Pillars of Eternity

We already mentioned Baldur’s Gate here, and there is no modern game that is closer to what Baldur was than Pillars of Eternity. It’s a hardcore, old school video game at its best - unforgiving, rough around the edges but also incredibly well written and oozing with content.

You take on the role of an adventurer who survived a brutal attack on your caravan. After some additional adventures you are turned into a Watcher - a person who can contact the souls of dead people. And then… you embark on a journey. A journey through a world the size of Spain, full of stuff to do, people to meet and kill and monsters to deal with. Full of engaging, well written quests, that you will solve with the help of an old school yet very effective interface. You will encounter new members of your party, and then you will try to maintain some coherence and stability in your group. It’s a massive game both in scope and quality. It’s perfectly written, and the graphics, although made in a very classic way are tasteful and well made. If you miss traditional RPGs then you should definitely play Pillars of Eternity.

 Below you can see some high level druid gameplay:

1. Bloodborne

The title of this game is surprisingly accurate - blood will be something that will rush through your veins out of sheer excitement but also pour out of your eyes and fingers when you have to try to beat the boss for the 50th time in a row. Bloodborne, another game in the so-called “Souls” genre is a successor to Demon Souls and Dark Souls games made by Japanese company From Software. Like its predecessors it’s one of the most difficult and hardcore video games you can find - unforgiving, brutal, and designed in a way to make you cry. Why? Because that’s how “Souls” games are made. They are deliberately designed for players to feel frustrated. Creatures and bosses are over-powered and just one hit can take half of your life. If you don’t watch your HP and stamina bars you will die fast. And then you will die again, and again. You will die even after you master the monsters and bosses, because Bloodborne like every “Souls” game is just incredibly difficult. That’s the whole idea behind the genre and that’s what players learned to love. It is one of the most annoyingly hardcore games out there, but it’s also one of the most satisfying.

Bosses in Bloodborne? Difficult? Check it out yourself: