Like Going On A Quest? Check Out These Games
Do you like going on a quest? Tracking down items, building empires and working towards goals? Adventure games and RPGs are made for people like you. In adventure games, you and your characters will explore new and exciting worlds to save kingdoms or build empires. You can do it your way, but you still work towards a set goal… towards finishing your quest.
This is by no means a definitive list. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of adventure games that you can choose from. These are just a few that I’m recommending today. Check ‘um out!
What better place to start than Stardew Valley? The plot of this game is very simple. You inherit your grandfather’s small plot of land and give up your job working for the greedy JoJa corporation.
Despite what is on the surface a very simple game, Stardew Valley is actually incredibly deep. Yes, there’s farming, fishing and mining, and plenty of it, but the game far surpasses the realms of being merely a farming simulation. It also has RPG elements, such as an open world for exploration, battling monsters, crafting, meeting characters and even falling in love.
Your quest is to live off the land, but you can pretty much play the game however you like, investing time into the people you meet, building the community centre, unlocking new objectives and so on. There are always new updates coming out too, so the content is expanding and the game neverending.
Bard’s Tale IV
I love a good RPG game, and Bard’s Tale is one that I have recently got stuck into after seeing the game on offer in the digital console stores. It’s part of a series of dungeon scrollers that goes all the way back to the Apple II 1985 release and helped to spark a new wave of RPGs. Back then it was text-based action and simple scrolling animations.
The Bard’s Tale has since seen a number of releases, including a 2004 PS2 version, which redefined the series as more of an RPG as we know it today. Bard’s Tale IV is the latest in the series, released in 2018 for PS and PC.
It’s a beautiful, musical tale of a bard who fights against the suppression of the elven and dwarf races, full of Scottish folklore. The voice acting and rich settings of the game bring the tale to life, while the experience points, skill trees and turn-based combat keeps a level of old-school about the game.
You wouldn’t usually associate a slots game with adventure and questing, but Gonzo’s Quest is an exception to this. The game involves the main character Gonzo searching for treasure and ultimately for the Lost City of Eldorado.
Gonzo’s Quest introduces an entirely novel feature into the online slots world. Instead of spinning reels, symbols fall into place in an avalanche. Winning combinations explode and trigger yet more avalanches and multipliers. There’s also a Free Fall Feature, which could award up to 10 free spins with a 15x multiplier.
Players should keep in mind that this is a real money slot game. Its theme and features make it worthy of calling it a quest game.
Final Fantasy VII
Okay, I’ll admit it. I can’t make a list about adventure, quest and RPG games without including Final Fantasy. If I could, I would include the whole series, or at least number VII through to X.
Final Fantasy provides gamers with perhaps the ultimate quest. To stop the evil Shinra Corporation (the equivalent of Stardew Valley’s JoJa Corporation) from harvesting and draining all of the world’s Mako energy, while ensuring that chaos does not reign supreme in the form of giant monsters and a man in a black cape.
Final Fantasy VII is a deeply complex RPG with an intriguing and emotionally involving plot, characters that you can’t help but love and turn-based battles that can make your skin crawl. The FFVII Remake is also soon to be released, but if possible play the remastered original.