Sci-Fi RPG's?

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Been playing Wow, Guild Wars and Oblivion lately and then it hit me, outside of System Shock 1 and 2 and Deus Ex what Sci-Fi RPG's are there?
Typical RPG's I mean not the climb into a ship and trade the way up to another better equipped ship style that we have millions of.

More-so why the lack of them? Is it too close the the FPS genre or what? Since most FPS's are Sci-Fi based.

Cheers!
 
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As much as I am obsessed with Oblivion at the moment, I am bored stiff with fantasy RPG now. Like you, I would love a good sci-fi RPG. :(
 
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Exsomnis said:
As much as I am obsessed with Oblivion at the moment, I am bored stiff with fantasy RPG now. Like you, I would love a good sci-fi RPG. :(

The problem at the moment is that fantasy RPG's are seen as the "cash-cow" by the major companies thanks to the success of WoW in the MMORPG market. We'll have to put up with loads of clones until someone realises there's another market out there.
 
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KOTOR is the main one that springs to mind.

As for the focus on fantasy, it's kinda to be expected due to the fact that the whole RPG genre owes a debt of gratitude to the pen-and-paper D&D games.
 

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HangTime said:
As for the focus on fantasy, it's kinda to be expected due to the fact that the whole RPG genre owes a debt of gratitude to the pen-and-paper D&D games.

Which in turn is pretty much based around Tolkien. :cool:
 

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Solac said:
Keep an eye on this

http://uk.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/fallout3/index.html

and its by Bethesda Softworks so its going to be a great addition to the fallout series

A Bethesda fella was on the PC Gamers US podcast a week or so back, and he gave Fallout a small mention. He actually wasn't allowed to talk to much about it, but he did say that with Oblivion out the door, Fallout 3 is what the main teams working on.
 
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I'll give KOTOR a run then, I've known about that for ages too but never tried it since it's so bleein hard to come by!

Even KOTOR 2 is hard to track down these days.
Thanks!
 
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