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Best Role-Playing Game of 2010

December 20, 2010 Written by Staff

Winner: Fallout: New Vegas

The RPG genre is a very wide genre — it encompasses everything from fighting with dragons in a medieval castle, to roaming around mystical lands with a group of teenagers. This year, Fallout: New Vegas was able to outshine all other RPGs. It is nearly a flawless execution of the RPG experience. The Mojave wasteland is a great environment to explore, filled with abandoned houses, monster-laden caverns, unique landmarks and secrets hidden around every corner.  Wandering around the world of Fallout is as fun as it is rewarding — you never know when you will find a unique weapon, or a friendly NPC offering a special side-quest. Besides the exploration, the quality of the writing is spectacular. Every character has been meticulously crafted, and the backstory of some of the NPCs will rival plots of other full retail games. The main story line will have you on the edge of your seat until the very end of the game. Fallout makes you craft and manipulate relationships between rival factions in a way that no other game has achieved. Though maybe not as grand in scope as Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas is still  a game that will be cherished for years as a fine example of how RPGs should be.

Runners Up:

  • Valkyria Chronicles 2
  • 3D Dot Game Heroes
  • Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep
  • Final Fantasy XIII

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