190°
Submitted by SeekeroftheDawn 1035d 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  +   1036d 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
#1 (Edited 1036d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(8) | Report | Reply
Carl_Shocker  +   1036d 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  +   1035d 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  +   1035d 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.

@Carl_Shocker:
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!

@Locksus:
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.
#2 (Edited 1035d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(5) | Report | Reply
Carl_Shocker  +   1035d 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.

Jeez....
Locksus  +   1035d 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  +   1035d 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.

@Carl_Shicker:
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  +   1035d ago
@Godmars290
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.
#2.2.2 (Edited 1035d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(0) | Report
TongkatAli  +   1035d ago
FF X, Persona 3 and FF XII are my favorites.
#3 (Edited 1035d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Wigriff  +   1035d ago
Final Fantasy VIII doesn't belong anywhere on a "best of" list anywhere, ever.
stuntman_mike  +   1035d ago
Xenogears is one of my favorites, also wild arms and golden sun.
3-4-5  +   1035d ago
All the Mass Effect games in top 20 ? Is this a joke ?
Roccetarius  +   1034d ago
Yeah, i'm not sure about that one either. I can understand the first game, but not the rest.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Guild Wars 2 Making Drastic Changes to Fractals With Heart of Thorns Release

1h ago - ArenaNet will be making some drastic changes to Fractals of the Mists with the release of Guild W... | PC
30°

I Appreciate the Arkham Knight's Origin (Spoiler Alert)

1h ago - When Liam first heard the premise of Rocksteady’s then-highly anticipated supposed finale in the... | PS4
Ad

Win a Pro-Painted Ghorgon!

Now - Turbo Tape Games is pleased to announce a contest for an exclusive Ghorgon miniature hand-painted by Dave Taylor! | Promoted post
40°

Final Fantasy Explorers Out January 29th 2016 in Australia

1h ago - Final Fantasy Explorers will be available on January 29th, 2016 in Australia for the Nintendo 3DS. | 3DS
40°

Relic Hunters Zero Targets August Steam Launch

1h ago - Here’s some pretty sweet news for folks who would rather not spend money on Steam at the moment.... | PC
40°

10 Dead Franchises We Hope Rise From The Grave

1h ago - From G4/SyfyGames: Video game franchises are like comic book characters, vampires, and Madonna: t... | Culture