Sunday, 30 October 2011

10 interesting facts about Role-Playing Games you may not know

Role Playing Games are usually the most time-consuming of all the Video Game Genres. With the general focus being on character progression, leveling,  and the accumulation of weapons, abilities and various magics. From Fallout to Final Fantasy, they have always given us hours upon hours of enjoyment and will continue to do so.
Here are 10 things you may not know about RPGs.


Most Lines of Dialogue in a Single Player Role Playing Game
Fallout New Vegas (released in 2010) takes this title with over 65,000 lines of dialogue. The previous entry in this series of games - Fallout 3, had 40,000 lines of dialogue.


Fastest Selling Console RPG
Final Fantasy X holds the record for the fastest selling RPG on Console. With 1,455,732 copies of the game sold for the PS2 within the first 24 hours alone, this game was one of the best and most highly anticipated in this long-running franchise.


Longest Running Japanese RPG series
One might think that Final Fantasy would be the obvious answer here, but in actual fact the Dragon Quest series has been around for longer. Also developed by Square Enix, the first in the series was released in 1986. In total, this game has shipped over 53 million units worldwide.


Longest Running RPG Franchise
The Ultima series is the longest running RPG franchise, with the first game being released in 1980, and the most recent of the series having been released in 2010 - Lord of Ultima. All in all the Ultima franchise has been around for more than 30 years.


Most Advanced Spell Creation System in a Videogame
Two Worlds II has the most advanced and diverse spell creation system seen in any Video Game, allowing magic users to create 993,654 spell variations for use within the game.


Oldest Voice Actor in a Video Game
Christopher Lee (a Veteran Actor from the UK) is the oldest voice actor in Video Games. Dating back to Ghosts in 1994, his most recent voice-acting for a game was for "Kindom Hearts 358/2 days" in 2009.


Best Selling Action RPG Series
Developed by Capcom, the Monster Hunter series (which has an interesting Co-op Multiplayer option) is the most popular Action RPG series. Although not that popular in the West, the game has always been a massive success in Japan with sales of 11 million units across the 13 titles currently released.


First RPG to feature a Character Import system
A Character Import System allows decisions made regarding a character in one game to be carried over to another. The First Game to support this feature was Wizardry II:The Knight of Diamonds.


Fastest Selling Western RPG
Fallout 3 has sold over 4.7 million copies since it's release, beating the 2 previous games sales combined. During its launch period it generated 300 million dollars in sales. The previous game to hold this title was The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion which was made by the same company - Bethesda.


Most Critically Acclaimed RPG
Mass Effect 2 scored 96% by the review Aggregator site - Metacritic, making it the most critically acclaimed RPG of all time.Second was Baldurs Gate II, and Third was Star Wars:Knights of the Old Replublic. All three were made by the same company - Bioware.

No comments:

Post a Comment

PS3 (199) Xbox (172) PC (113) RPG (68) FPS (62) General (48) Final Fantasy XIII-2 (39) Multiplayer (35) Skyrim (26) Nintendo (21) Oddworld (21) 3DS (20) Silent Hill (19) MMO (18) 3D (16) Resident Evil (14) Diablo 3 (11) Kinect (11) Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City (11) Zombies (11) Call of Duty (10) Pixelcast (10) Dead Island (8) Prototype 2 (8) Console (7) Comics (6) E3 2012 (6) Guild Wars 2 (6) Retro Gaming (6) Fighting games (5) House of the Dead (5) Minecraft (5) PS2 (5) Rage (5) Angry Birds (4) Assassins Creed (4) Batman (4) Guild Wars (4) Kingdoms of Amalur (4) Lollipop Chainsaw (4) Mass Effect (4) Microsoft (4) PS Vita (4) Platformer (4) Star Wars: The Old Republic (4) Wii-U (4) World of Warcraft (4) metal gear solid (4) Battlefield (3) Borderlands 2 (3) GTA5 (3) Game of Thrones (3) IOS (3) Ipad (3) Mario Kart (3) May Payne 3 (3) Resident Evil 4 (3) Star Wars (3) The Darkness (3) Uncharted (3) Walking Dead (3) faq (3) guide (3) trophy (3) Assassins Creed 3 (2) Black Ops 2 (2) Blades of Time (2) DLC (2) Dark Souls (2) Dawnguard (2) Farcry (2) Forum (2) Gears of War (2) Halo (2) Hitman (2) Iphone (2) Kid Icarus: Uprising (2) Mac (2) Medal of Honor (2) Sony Vita (2) Speculation (2) Trine 2 (2) peacewalker (2) rumors (2) Android (1) Arrow (1) Asura's Wrath (1) Back Eyed Peas Experience (1) Baldurs gate (1) Bastion (1) Battlefield 4 (1) Bethesda (1) Bioware (1) Borderlands (1) City of Heroes (1) Command and Conquer (1) Counterstrike (1) Dancing games (1) Darkness 2 (1) Dead Space (1) Demon Hunter (1) Diablo3 (1) Dishonored (1) Dream Drop Distance (1) Dungeon Siege 3 (1) EA (1) Fable (1) Facebook Games (1) Feature (1) Free (1) GDC 2012 (1) Game Music (1) Gametrailers Game of the Year Awards (1) God of War (1) God of War 4 (1) God of War Ascension (1) Heroes of Ruin (1) Hunger games (1) John C. Reilly (1) Kart Racing (1) Karting (1) Kingdom Hearts (1) Level Editor (1) Lionhead Studios (1) Little Big Planet (1) Mario Tennis (1) Mass Effect 3 (1) Max Payne (1) Mechwarrior Online (1) Modnation (1) Nightmare mode (1) Outrage (1) Peter Molyneux (1) Portal (1) Portal 2 (1) Psychonauts (1) Quantum Conundrum (1) RTS (1) Rayman Origins (1) Red Dead Redemption (1) Reducing Stress with Video games (1) Rich Moore (1) Saints Row (1) Serious Sam (1) Shootmania (1) Soul Calibur 5 (1) Steam Box (1) Tactical Inversion (1) Team Fortress (1) The Elder Scrolls Online (1) The Last of us (1) The Old Republic (1) The Shoot (1) The Witcher (1) Theatrhythm (1) Tiger Woods (1) Tomb Raider (1) Torchlight 2 (1) Trackmania (1) UFO (1) Valve (1) Wacky Wheels (1) Warhammer (1) WiiU (1) Wreck it Ralph (1) Xcom - Enemy Unknown (1) ZombiU (1) collection (1) hd (1) iTunes (1) ipod (1) knee (1) kojima (1) review (1)