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Submitted by ktchong 2362d ago | article

RPGamer's Best of 2007

01.18.08 - The RPGamer staff voted and they have their results for 18 different awards. Come and see which games won and which were left out in the cold.

Here are the editor's choices of 2007's best for these categories:

» PlayStation 2: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3
» Xbox 360: Eternal Sonata
» DS: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
» PSP: Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
» PC: The Witcher
» Wii: Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
» PlayStation 3: Folklore
» Game Boy Advance: Final Fantasy VI Advance

» Best Battle System: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3
» Best Interaction: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
» Best Music: Eternal Sonata
» Best Graphics: Eternal Sonata
» Best Story: Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
» Most Addictive: Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
» Biggest Letdown: Heroes of Mana
» Most Played: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
» Most Completed: Final Fantasy VI Advance

» RPG of the Year: Eternal Sonata (Eternal Sonata, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Folklore, Heroes of Mana, Nintendo DS, PC, Persona 3, PS2, PS3, PSP, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, The Legend Of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, The Witcher, Wii, Xbox 360)

MK_Red  +   2362d ago
Wow, they completely ignored Mass Effect and to some degree, The Witcher. Personally I believe they were the best RPGs of 2007 followed by Persona 3, but hey these are all just opinions.
ErcsYou  +   2362d ago
rpg gamer doesn't even have mass effect listed. I guess they dont consider it a RPG... Persona 3 was a good game but 70hours + was too long. I never even beat it. Im looking forward to playing Eternal Sonata once it releases for the PS3...
Charlie2688  +   2362d ago
Officially "RPGamers" is a joke they ignored 2 of THE best RPGs of the year Mass Effect and The Witcher

cuz it is CRIMINAL to call yourself a "RPG site" and not include both of those games in bigger categories (if at ALL in the case of Mass Effect), unless apparently the site only counts as worthy RPGS...JRPGs? I mean the list is almost completely made up JRPGs, why do they even have a dragon on the pages logo? why not a anime looking dude with spiky hair now that would a better fit to the sites "preferences" in terms of "RPGs"

I am seriously disappointed...and angry >.<
SaiyanFury  +   2362d ago
@Charlie2688

Mass Effect and The Witcher are both Bioware games. Every Bioware game plays essentially the same, interact the same as well. The location and story may vary, but on a functional level, they're all the same. I played Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic and played Witcher. They both had the same fundamental mechanics with no real difference. The graphics were different, of course, but the games weren't really different. Bioware needs more diversity in their games.
MK_Red  +   2361d ago
Agreed with Charlie2688 on all fronts. The site should have been named JRPGamers or something.

SaiyanFury, WOW. At least try to do some research before posting. The Witcher is NOT a BioWare game and is made by some lesser known european developer. It's an RPG with elves and set in ancient and a really dark fantasy world. It's a PC RPG with more of an isometric view and combat like Diablo.
Mass Effect is BioWare's game with a super complex and deep dialogue system with branches like the legendary Fallout 1&2. It's combat system is like simplified GRAW one and is a fully classic RPG in vein of KOTOR but set in an all original but futuristic world.

RPGamers is indeed a joke now.
Eretik  +   2362d ago
Wow!
Mass effect is kind of action game. Nothing spectacular here.
Fire emblem & Final fantasy tactics are turn based strategy. Like UFO, Fantasy general, Steel Panthers etc. Certainly it is not ComputerRPG.
AFAIK, Eternal Story is completely linear. In this case Eternal Story can not be RPG, just because gamer cannot choose game direction.
Where is Oblivion?
Do these guys from RPGamers know meaning of the term "RPG"? I foubt.
Suki03  +   2362d ago
I think their interpretation of RPG is also in certain style of art.
Eretik  +   2361d ago
Corrections
The Witcher is Polish games.
Fallout was not so legendary in days we have been playing in Fallout. Fallout was too short(especially Fallout 1), has not so immersive gameplay(compared to Might and Magic 6 ) and has rather small world(compared to Buggerall of Bethesda and Might and Magic 6 ).
But in Fallout you could Really Role Play and Fallout setting was NOT fantasy - big plus for many people in those times. Of course, Fallout was not so "serious" as classic CRPG.
Nevertheless, Fallout was never sold well. Neither Fallout 1 not Fallout 2.
I see no point why fallout 3 will be great game.
Shankle  +   2361d ago
Did Mk Red hurt you in some way?

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