Are there any epic fantasy video games of any genre that dont have tolkienesque worldbuilding and races such as orcs, dwarves, elves? The key word is epic fantasy. I am not interested in urban fantasy or historical fantasy. I understand that its hard to make your own race and that they are recycling the same formula because of its popular appeal, but are there games that take a alternative path to worldbuilding? While fantasy worlds can be original in execution, they are pretty stale when it comes to the choice of races. If they have races that are just old races with a different name such as pseudo-elves, pseudo-dwarves and pseudo-orcs, that doesn't count.