Submitted by -Mezzo- 949d ago | opinion piece

PS1 RPG Classics That Hold Up

Game Informer - Going back to your favorite game over a decade later can be tough. You realize that the graphics that you once thought were the most gorgeous to grace your screen are not only unimpressive, but downright ugly. Gameplay systems often crumble under the weight of years and stories just don’t carry the same weight they once did. You begin to see the evolution of how far games have come, which can not only be eye-opening, but also mystifying. (Retro)

Relientk77  +   949d ago
I really hope we see sequels to all of these RPG classics on the PS4

Great list, I would also add:

Tactics Ogre
Final Fantasy Tactics
Brave Fencer Musashi
Legend of Dragoon
DarkBlood  +   949d ago
legend of dragoon, how long must i wait for a remake or something lol its a record of more then 10 years im waiting for sony to implement a COMMMMMMBBBOOOO BREAKER lol
Relientk77  +   949d ago
Legend of Dragoon 2 for PS4

I hope lol
Dasteru  +   949d ago
We can all hope but i doubt it will happen.

A prequel during the dragon campain with rose, zieg and the rest of the original dragoons.
Mcardle  +   949d ago
Replaying ff9 on epsxe just now, really enjoying it and it definitely holds up, though I forgot how short that first disk was!
Relientk77  +   949d ago
If you ask me Final Fantasy IX is one of the best RPGs ever
NeXXXuS  +   949d ago
Vagrant Story was also a one-of-a-kind masterpiece during the PS1 era. Very beautiful game.
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user3915800  +   949d ago
Best sony product PS1. I tell my wife, you are the most beautifull lady in the world and the most important thing in my life, just move out of my way when Im playing my RPGS.

Final Fantasy IX
Chrono Cross
Final Fantasy VII
Vagrant Story
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy Chronicles
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
Final Fantasy Anthology
Valkyrie Profile
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
Lunar 2: Eternal Blue
King's Field
King's Field II
Breath of Fire IV
Final Fantasy Origins
Dragon Warrior VII
Arc the Lad Collection
Suikoden II
Brave Fencer Musashi
Wild Arms
Star Ocean: The Second Story
Tales of Destiny II
Parasite Eve II
Legend of Legaia
The Legend of Dragoon
Thousand Arms
Mega Man Legends 2
Threads of Fate
Parasite Eve
RPG Maker
SaGa Frontier 2
Tales of Destiny
Breath of Fire III

I have played just about every rpg that its on the market for every console that scored above 70% and by far Final Fantasy VIII its the best of them all. The draw system, GF summons, the building of annoying squall into an intellectual leader owns every bit of hype. The game might seem a little complicated at first, but onced you know it, its the best RPG one can dream off, off the record Star wars Knights of the old republic its my second greatest rpg choice but its on xbox.
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Relientk77  +   949d ago
^ This is why the PS1 is my favorite system

its an RPG gamer's paradise
belac09  +   949d ago
i have played all of these too, i LOVE the good ol' dayz!
miyamoto  +   949d ago
They said Chrono Cross can't match Chrono Trigger but they were wrong Chrono Cross was as fun as Chrono Trigger. Kid is still so awesome.

May I single out Mega Man Legends 1 & 2 are so much fun too.

I think Media Molecule are coming up with an RPG maker of sorts for PS4.

We need Sega Saturn RPGs too like Dragon Force and Panzer Dragoon Saga.
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No FanS Land  +   949d ago
you couldn't say it better for FFVIII. It was the first ever RPG I played. It that game that got me hooked to the industry. Everything about it so breakthrough, it deserves the name Final fantasy for the simple reason it's genuinely unique in the franchise, ( I think FFVII holds too much gameplay mechanics to the snes FF's).

I have never seen other games using a system resembling the junction system. FFVIII is a classic. My gripe with the game is that the junction system is not justified, the game is not hard enough to use it to full potential, except for the Adel sorceress fight!
Tapani  +   949d ago
You have a very good taste sir!

There are still a few of those that I need to play.

Those were the good days. Truly the golden age of gaming.

Ok I'm not going to cry... oh what the hell... waaaahhhh I want to go back to that nostalgic timeeeeeeee!!! :(
Tzuno  +   948d ago
you have good taste in ps1 rpg's my nr 1 of all time is ff9 followed by grandia.
Tetsujin  +   949d ago
Author forgot these:


Lunar Silver Star Story/Eternal Blue

Valkryie (sp) Profile

Star Ocean Second Story
Gamer-40  +   949d ago
Final Fantasy Tactics
Chrono Cross
Dragon Quest VII
Vagrant Story

Man, the golden age..
rambler  +   949d ago
Vandal Hearts +1000
Legend of Legaia

Wild Arms - Great pick - possibly the worst battle graphics in a game ever.
superkolon  +   949d ago
i would really like to see a new final fantasy 3 ds but on ps vita
DarkBlood  +   949d ago
there is a psp ff 3 with cutscenes n all that, probably not on the vita store i imagine though.
sdozzo  +   949d ago
A graphics re boot would be nice though.
ephoenix6  +   949d ago
all of them
Chrono  +   949d ago
PS1 was an RPG heaven
Relientk77  +   949d ago
This 100%
No FanS Land  +   949d ago
Turns out I bought Chrono Cross recently in a trade :D!
Squaresoft black label edition, BAM!
LAWSON72  +   949d ago
Any good game can withstand the test of time. I grew up on ps2 and i have played many games from earlier consoles in the past few years. If anything ff7 and mgs1 are one of the best games i have played and chrono trigger was amazing also.

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