Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land had a bar you would go to pick up side quests and meet characters when you weren’t in the dungeon.
What the fuck did I just watch? John Hurt and Clive Owen did video game FMV work?
Yes, and they provided a great contrast to the wilderness you’d just trekked through. Each inn was an oasis, assuming someone there wasn’t trying to kill you.
I still remember a ferocious melee in the Helm and Cloak that I re-loaded a ridiculous number of times, so that none of the friendly party that would stand with you against some bad guys died in the subsequent fight.
No bartender but I really miss the inn ambiance music from WoW.
At 4:23 mark
And this at 12:00 mark
Starcraft 2, kind of.
The Cooper Coronet from Baldur’s Gate II is like the main traven/early quest hub/NPC hangout. 5+ quests at least come out of there include IIRC two stronghold quest chains. Also a handful of joinable NPCs gather there.
Ah Trade Wars! I burned many hours on that when I was a youngin’!
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance
Has anyone said Populous yet?
I wonder if we have enough peeps to run a game of that around here.
Doesn’t one of the Mass Effect games have a bar?
And Baldurs Gate:Dark Alliance. I used to co-play that with my daughter. Playstation 2?
Well a prominent companion’s mom serves at one.
Related, which games have a “your drunk” mechanic.
Might and Magic 6-8, Bethesda Fallouts, what else? Don’t remember if Baldurs Gate series did.
PS2. I posted a pic upthread, because it was … memorable.
I am pretty sure BG had a drunk mechanic in it.
The Realms of Arkania games had some fun bar scenes.
The credits for Privateer 2 FMV are pretty impressive: Hurt, Owen, Christopher Walken, Jurgen Prochnow, several more. Owen was just starting out but Hurt, Walken et al. were well known. I would argue the FMV for that game is the best FMV of any game.
Until Star Citizen I hear.