If the video game RPG genre was a human being, it'd be that kid who was a bit of an outsider in school; probably bullied and laughed at for playing with his imaginary friends, but never complaining, keeping doing their thing, going on to be successful and appreciated by people later in life.
Yes, the genre that has its origins in niche tabletop games has become the dominant force of video games. Just look at the top games of the decade; a time where you can argue some of the best games around are RPGs (The Witcher 3, Fallout 4, Undertale, Bloodborne and Pillars of Eternity, by my reckoning). The genre has exploded, and sorcery and dragons are actually cool in today's culture. But the dominance of franchises like Elder Scrolls, Fallout and The Witcher means that there are tens of RPGs that missed out on the mainstream spotlight.
If you've only recently jumped on the speeding RPG bandwagon, then be sure to check out these under-appreciated stalwarts of the genre.
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I'm a writer-editor hybrid whose writings on video games, technology and movies can be found across the internet. I've even ventured into the realm of current affairs on occasion but, unable to face reality, have retreated into expatiating on things on screens instead.