Sorcery! 2 and Sorcery! 3
These games are basically a choose your own adventure book brought to life with combat, gear, and pieces moving around on a map. It's a pretty cool format.
In Sorcery! 2 you're immediately thrown into a city of thieves and untrustworthy types and are tasked with getting through this massive city to the other side. Your true objective lies beyond the city and this is an interesting detour that you have no choice but to take.
Quickly you realize that the different sections of the city and different factions within all have a variety of motives and goals. You can choose who to help and who to hinder. And occasionally you'll stumble on a really cool diversion.
I loved my time with Sorcery! 2 and was considering replaying it until I saw that Sorcery! 3 had also been released.
I immediately jumped over to the third game to continue my adventure! I was so excited after the fun I had with Sorcery! 2... and was quickly let down. The third game is a return to the main quest to defeat the big bad and return the something or other. It doesn't really matter, what matters is that it's so much less interesting than picking my way through an imposing town.
I guess the main story just didn't grab me, but the giant sidequest that was Sorcery! 2 was right up my alley.
It's still an interesting series but I don't think I'll finish the third game. I lost all momentum in it and it doesn't seem super compelling.
I would really recommend checking out the first Sorcery! if you're interested at all. I remember having a lot of fun with that one.