It will likely be no surprise that role playing games both of the video game variety and pen-and-paper variety are big influences on my writing style. In high school and college, I primarily played Dungeons and Dragons as a player character and I ran a couple campaigns of a lesser known RPG from Palladium Books called Rifts, which was more prolific in the 90's. As I devoted more time to writing, something had to give, and regrettably pen-and-paper RPGs needed to be set aside.
Video games RPGs have ebbed and flowed for me over this time, depending on my mood and time constraints with writing time and other activities. The Super NES version of Ogre Battle, the Mass Effect Trilogy, Final Fantasy Tactics, Dragon Age: Origins, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic are classics in my all-time top ten. I have two more recent faves that I'll discuss more in recommendation corner below.
If you have any current or classic pen-and-paper or video game RPGs that trip your wire, I'd love to hear what they are.