"The PlayStation 3 makes a good home for role-playing games and titles close to the genre. Find out the best RPGs the PlayStation 3 has in store."
Demon's Souls at number 9? Author should be prepared for incoming hate mail (comments).
a lot of the stuff on this list is questionable. The PS3 version of Skyrim at number 3?, Mass Effect 3 at number 4 (even though ME1 and 2 are on PS3), New Vegas is better than Fallout 3 apparently. Not the best list in the world, in my opinion, but then again it isn't my list. It does go against a lot of the more vocal gamers opinions, though. I still respect the list and Dark Souls and Ni No Kuni hitting the top 2 is a good choice.
I agree, but the majority of the PS3/RPG community will see Demon's Souls at #9 first, and the rest of the list will be invalid after that. IMO and in the opinion of many I know, Demon's Souls is a better game than even Dark Souls. Of course a top 10 is subjective, but this list seems off indeed.
"New Vegas is better than Fallout 3 apparently. " It is from a writing, depth and choice/consequence standpoint. The only things that Fallout 3, arguably, handled better was setting and the open world itself. The first of which can be debated, being that that would be from a gamer to gamer basis.
New Vegas is vastly superior to Fallout 3 in every way that counts. Mainly at being an RPG and not a simple exploration game. Don't forget SlapHappy, New Vegas had the balls to take out that god awful level scaling system bethesda started implemented to make their games cater to exploration over progression. And to cater to a wider audience who don't like being challenged. Not to mention the companions were vastly superior to F3 and Skyrim. And the combat was superior to F3. I mean...imagine if Dark Souls and Demons had level scaling...It would just be a pointless game.
i only like JRPG and there were two this gen on PS3! Valkyria Chronicles Ni no Kuni
i forgot 3D Dot Game Heroes!
@abzdine Do you mean PS3 only got 2 JRPGs or that there are only 2 you like? Cause, aside from Ni No Kuni and Valkyria Chronicles, there's actually plenty of PS3 RPGs made in Japan, ranging from action, turn based crossovers and strategy/tactical RPGs: Demon's Souls/Dark Souls Star Ocean: The Last Hope Nier Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2 White Knight Chronicles I and II Eternal Sonata Folklore Tales of Vesperia, Graces f, Xillia and Xillia 2 Disgaea 3 and 4 Enchanted Arms Cross Edge Record of Agarest War Atelier Rorona, Totori, Meruru and Ayesha Hyperdimension Neptunia, Mk2 and Victory Mugen Souls Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny Ar Tonelico III Trinity Universe Resonance of Fate Last Rebellion Rainbow Moon (PS Store game) Vandal Hearts: Flames of Justice (PS Store game) And those are only the ones that I'm sure got released in western, I have no idea how many other are still in Japan only.
@ abzdine 3D Dot Game Heroes isn't an RPG. It's an Action-Adventure game.
I would agree with New Vegas being better. I think the story and main missions were much better.
@bishop-br I'm pretty sure Tales of Graces F is the only western Tales release for Ps3. Vesperia is xbox only in west, and Xillia 1 hasn't been released in english yet despite Japan already having Xillia 2.
@jrbeerman11 Yup, I messed up, was putting Tales Of on the list and remembered Graces f readily followed by Vesperia, which I played the japanese version borrowed from a friend, didn't remember it wasn't on PS3 on western 'till it was too late to edit... The others (Xillia and Xillia 2) just followed in without much consideration. Again, my bad. Also (as -GametimeUK- brought to my attention) Rainbow Moon is not made in Japan, it only borrows a lot from JRPGs, but it's actually German. Anyway, I guess I still have my point clear, there's 30 some PS3 JRPGs, so I don't get the "only two JRPGs" argument, unless he meant the "only two I liked".
Author lists three Bethesda games (PS3 versions are the worst, unfortunately). Mass Effect 3 (worst in the trilogy) and Eternal Sonata (a delayed port of a 360 game). No Resonance of Fate? No Folklore? No Disgaea 3 or 4? No 3D Dot Game Heroes (that's more action-adventure, admittedly)? And no Valkyria Chronicles? Really?
I just don't imagine he's played all those games. They are pretty niche. Valkyria Chronicles and Folklore are such brilliant underrated gems.
Valkyria Chronicles was a brilliant hybrid of a game but I would classify it more strategy than RPG though it does have some heavy RPG elements. I can't believe Sega sent such a game out there with almost no marketing... I am confident if it were better advertised VCII and III wouldn't have been PSP games...
Number 1 or gtfo lol
Dark Souls should be number 1 in my opinion. As far as I'm concerned it is probably the best game of the generation.
Demon's Souls should be 1, Dark Souls should be 2.
I went back and forth with the voices in my head about which was better, Demon's or Dark Souls, and I came to this same conclusion. Demon's Souls has the edge, mainly because I felt like I was in danger most of the time while I was playing. It made me nervous. Dark Souls did that too at times, and there were things I liked better about it, but overall I have to give it to Demon's Souls. They are possibly my two favorite games of any generation.
Tales of Vesperia should be on the list, the co-op mode was amazing.
Does the Japanese version have English subs or voice acting / text?
It's Tales. So no.
Guess I could always try the 360 version, but I would rather of had a PS3 version. :(
i heard that you can actually use flynn in japaneze ps3 version of Vesperia. Why they couldnt have a western release for a game that was already translated escapes me.
It was only on the ps3 in japan that's probably why it didn't make the list.
ME3? List invalid.
of all the Mass Effect games 3 was the most linear
I got the trilogy and enjoyed ME1, but ME2 bored me for some reason so I traded the whole thing in without finishing it.
they should ban sites from making these stupid slideshows.
I know such a cheap tactic
I must say it's nice to see a list like this without skyrim being on top
this list sucks! games that should have been on there.. No particular order.. tales of grace f tales of vasperia tales of xillia tales of xillia 2 valkryia chronicles Mass Effect Mass Effect 2 (mass effect three did no allow for much in terms of choice) final fantasy xiii-2 Skyrim Okami the Yakuza series 1-5 and Kenzan/of the end
I rather your list, for ps3 its logical. Mass effect 3 has better game controls than the first 2 but thats all, imo mass effect 1 was the best. It really stuck to the rpg elements most and story was amazing, 2 felt like a filler to complete 3.