The Beginning And End Of Western Action Role-Playing GamesS

Over on Hardcore Gaming, there's a new timeline up for reading called "A Brief History of Western Action RPGs". Brief? Are you kidding me?

Spanning over thirty years of role-playing games (mostly) free of teenagers with stupid haircuts and over-sized swords, the timeline begins with the likes of Adventure and Dungeons of Daggorath and ends with 2010's Mass Effect 2 and Fallout: New Vegas.

The highlight though, at least for me, is the halfway point when we hit what many believe the "golden age" of role-playing (with at least some kind of action) on the PC, with series like Quest for Glory and Ultima Underworldin the late 80s and early 90s.

If you're a fan of any of those games, or Diablo, or Jade Empire, or System Shock, or Elder Scrolls, you can check out the whole thing below.

The Beginning And End Of Western Action Role-Playing Games

A Brief History of Western Action RPGs [Hardcore Gaming 101]