Submitted by SeekeroftheDawn 1153d ago | opinion piece

Rant Gaming's Top 30 RPGs of All Time (part II)

Earlier this week G.R. Bradley covered games #30-21 of Rant Gaming’s top 30 RPGs of all time. It was hard deducing the list of 70+ games to a measly 30, and even then the poll results came close.

So here we are, ladies and gents: part II of the top RPGs of all time. (Borderlands, Diablo 2, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy VIII, Mass Effect, Nintendo DS, Paper Mario, PC, PS2, PS3, Retro, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Xbox, Xbox 360)

LX-General-Kaos  +   1153d ago
I personally would have easily place Nintendo Wii entertainment system exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles as number 1. Greatest and most epic jrpg that I have played in a decade.

Followed closely by Skies of Arcadia Legends, and Final Fantasy 7

Rated E For Everyone
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Carl_Shocker  +   1153d ago
or maybe for you it's because it was on an Nintendo console.

I could think of a ton of RPGs better then Xenoblade...not saying it's a bad game, just theres been better ones out there.

FF7-10, Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, Fallout, Kingdom Hearts, Chrono Trigger
Locksus  +   1153d ago
I wouldn't consider Blue Dragon to be all that awesome. It's a good game and a great RPG for sure but there has been better this generation. Imo FF6 is on hell of a game also and would replace Blue Dragon with Tales of Vesperia.
Godmars290  +   1153d ago
Was going to say something about Mass Effect, how both ME1 and ME2 should be lower because they're newer, but really Borderlands shouldn't even be on the list. It had no real story or character development, and was more about stuff than anything.

The only reason you're listing Lost Odyssey and especially Blue Dragon is because of what console they were on. Which makes you almost as bad as LX-General-Kaos - who I'm sure is getting paid for his posts!

Console RPGs is general have been especially poor with few exception as far as I'm concerned. Red Dead Redemption, Fallout 3, and ME1 were probably only the only true RPGs this gen. The only ones which advanced the genre. Everything else which was good or decent, whereas something like Oblivion was an open-world sandbox which broke its own narrative because of it's mechanic.
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Carl_Shocker  +   1153d ago
...and yet I mentioned FF7-9 and Kingdom Hearts which were Playstation exclusives....how am I as bad when I listed a variety of RPGs.

Locksus  +   1153d ago
I wouldn't consider RDR as an RPG at all. It's a great game but it is not a role-playing game per say but just an open world action game.

I have to say that in all honesty Lost Odyssey is one of the best RPGs of all time. I can't point my finger at one thing that makes it so great but it just so heavily reminds me of the old good RPGs from the nineties.
Godmars290  +   1152d ago
"I can't point my finger at one thing that makes it so great"

And that's my issue with those who regard is as "one of the best RPGs of all time." Past who made it and one cutscene they can't give any real reason, whereas with something like FF7 or Chrono Trigger, there are dozens.

Not saying its a bad game by any means, just questioning its "Greatness" when no proper examples can be offered.

I only mentioned the two I had issue with. Games that came out this gen, when this gen has not only been as good as others, and gamers have become heavily divided along brand names. Adopted very asinine mentalities.

Not saying I'm innocent or removed, but considering how LO and BD were received, how they come off as being largely forgotten and written off by MS and Mistwalker alike, I can say that its too much to call LO "the best RPGs of all time." Again, more so when the people saying that can't support it with any real examples.
Locksus  +   1152d ago
You should play it yourself. IF you're into JRPGS that is. Lost Odyssey's music is absolutely amazing. The soundtrack is one of Uematsu's best in my opinion. The battle system is the traditional turn-based system; Some people like it, some don't. I fall into the former category.

The main story of the game is nothing revolutionary but great nonetheless. What makes the story/world so amazing are the little short stories that the protagonist Kaim recalls from his 1000-year life. They're very well written and are always accompanied with touching music.

In short, if you like the old traditional turn-based JRPGS, you'll LOVE this game with almost 100% certainty.
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TongkatAli  +   1153d ago
FF X, Persona 3 and FF XII are my favorites.
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Wigriff  +   1153d ago
Final Fantasy VIII doesn't belong anywhere on a "best of" list anywhere, ever.
stuntman_mike  +   1152d ago
Xenogears is one of my favorites, also wild arms and golden sun.
3-4-5  +   1152d ago
All the Mass Effect games in top 20 ? Is this a joke ?
Roccetarius  +   1152d ago
Yeah, i'm not sure about that one either. I can understand the first game, but not the rest.

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