Originally Posted by majortom
rpg's actually have gotten pretty stagnant too imho. all the games run like this: basically a group of about 5 characters who go around, fight, gain exp, gain weapons and spells, rinse, repeat, etc etc etc... the only difference i see in rpgs is the names of the characters and the graphics. but essentially the gameplay really hasnt changed since final fantasy 1.
Check out gothic or gothic III. IMHO they gave a lot of fresh innovation to the RPG genera.