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Submitted by Lavalamp 1049d ago | opinion piece

Sleeper RPGs: 10 Games You Shouldn’t Miss

GameInformer: "The following games never achieved the level of recognition they deserved, but maybe one of these diamonds in the rough is just the RPG experience you’ve been craving." (Nintendo DS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)

l2dusk  +   1049d ago
Nier =)
ISNeko  +   1049d ago
Nier is my favorite rpg of all time. Being a father with girls might have helped that, but I just love the game so much.
Daver  +   1049d ago
I would add Costume quest, it was simple but very nice game.
showtimefolks  +   1049d ago
nier and Valkyria Chronicles

are very underrated games must buy for RPG fans. neir while critics were hit and miss anyone who has played it loved it

also anyone looking for old school old style RPG should really look into 3d dot hero its like $10 bucks and totally worth it
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TheDivine  +   1048d ago
I just bought 3d Dot Heroes a few days ago lol. Great game for 10 bucks new. Im also just starting The Last Story as i type this. So hyped im off for 3 days and im going to play the shit out of this. Id say Lost Odyssey, Tales of Vesperia, and Xenoblade are my 3 favorites with Magna Carta 2 and Resonance of Fate as honorable mentions. Cant go wrong with those.
JellyJelly  +   1049d ago
Absolutely loved Nier! Amazing game with amazing music and story.

I'd also add Kingdoms of Amalur. Not the same type of RPG but still very entertaining. And there's a chance people forget it because Skyrim and The Witcher 2 were released around the same time.
REALgamer  +   1048d ago
I picked it up with a bunch of other games on sale last year, but only ended up playing about an hour before ignoring it (and eventually returning it).

It just felt extremely clunky and old to me. Also very empty, as if the game was unfinished.

If it's one of those games like Infinite Undiscovery that has a horrible first few hours but then somehow transforms into an awesome game I'd be willing to give it another go.

Otherwise, if the rest of the game is just like the beginning it's definitely not for me.
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thorstein  +   1049d ago
Valkyria Chronicles FTW (though it is more of a Strategy RPG in the vein of Breath of Fire.)
j-blaze  +   1049d ago
great list!
2 more from this gen...Resonance of Fate and Infinite Undiscovery... i miss tri-Ace :(
ShinraE5  +   1049d ago
Jeanne d'Arc was amazing ! Great pick.

Sad to see so many titles on handhelds, wish the consoles got some love with these kinds of games. Cant be hard to port to XBLA can it?
ElasticLove  +   1049d ago
A Wizard of Oz RPG? Never heard of it, but now I must get it right away (from the description it sounds awesome).
RoyaleWC  +   1049d ago
Me either, but it looks great, will be buying it asap.
Hicken  +   1049d ago
Actually a very good list of great games. My favorites from the list would be Nier and Valkyria Chronicles.
knifefight  +   1049d ago
Those are 2 of my absolute favorite RPGs from this generation. Nier has easily one of my favorite soundtracks of all time, and story too.

Valkyria Chronicles revolutionized tactical RPGs. Simply amazing.
Acquiesc3  +   1049d ago
Pretty damn great list indeed.
HammadTheBeast  +   1049d ago
Legend of Dragoon. I hope there's a sequel...
nyobzoo  +   1049d ago
Arc Rise Fantasia is not bad at all but the voice acting is horrendous. I actually read the text pretty fast, so I can tell what the emotion they're going for during the scenes, but the voice acting, following after what I read, just kills the entire mood of it. Well if you do plan on picking it up just turn the voices to off
tiffac008  +   1049d ago
Sakura Taisen V and Valkyria Chronicles :D

Sadly, Sega may not continue both series anymore. T^T
AIndoria  +   1049d ago
Valkyria Chronices. Oh god yes! This was so undersrated. One of the best games ever, and I need to get my hands on Nier somehow.
TheRichterBelmont  +   1049d ago
Nier, Lost Odyssey, Xenoblade, full of so much win.
kma2k  +   1049d ago
I saw Neir in a few of these lists & decided to give it a try while the game is fun & memorable. The one thing i dont hear people mention often is the music, usually not a big deal in games but the songs are often slow & easy the first day i was playing I litterally fell asleep with controller in hand. Having said that though I really did enjoy my time with Neir.
GAMExxOVER  +   1049d ago
just thought I would mention for those that might not be aware. Star Wars Galaxies is back up and running and for free! Some other people took it over and are getting it up and running, its in beta mode right now but you can play and it will be free, now and when its all rebuilt. Just look up SWGEMU.

as far as the games mentioned in the article, I never heard of any of those.
StreetsofRage  +   1049d ago
I might have to try Nier. I heard a lot of good things from this game. It's been awhile since I tried a Japanese style game.
erikthegman  +   1049d ago
Lost Odyssey says hello
Mkai28  +   1048d ago
Here is a wish that they make it for the nextbox.
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ChronoJoe  +   1049d ago
In short, buy a psp if you're looking for good jrpgs lol
byeGollum  +   1049d ago
you're right, I plan on doing so, just to play certain role playing games
sugadaddy  +   1048d ago
Sleeper JRPGs I guess.

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