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Submitted by delmartian 503d ago | opinion piece

Ten reasons 2014 is the year of the RPG

2014 is a big year for role-playing games across all platforms. RPG Slayer makes the case for a triumphant return to form for the genre we all love. (Dark Souls 2, Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, PC, Pillars of Eternity, PS3, PS4, The Elder Scroll Online, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Wasteland 2, Wildstar, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Snookies12  +   503d ago
Also excited for Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD, FFX|X-2 HD, and Tales of Xillia 2.
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Irishguy95  +   503d ago
Dark souls 2
Witcher 3
Dragon age
X
FFXV(hopefully)
delmartian  +   503d ago
The only thing that kept FFXV off this list was the lack of 2014 confirmation.
3-4-5  +   503d ago
We NEED a year of the RPG.

This gen needs to show a lot of these younger gamers that " hey games aren't just military FPS shooters ".

I remember when 1/20 games released was an FPS...maybe

Not it seems every 4th game is some random unneeded FPS game that is just a " checklist" game.

We need more:

* RPG's

* Strategy/tactical RPGS

* 3D Platformers

* 3D Platoformer/adventure/collect- a-thons

* New IP's...New IP's...New IP's....

* Every new IP or game or series or character is chance for history to be made, is chance to establish another well known character into our memories that we want to play as for decades to come.

Last gen there was more wasted opportunity and potential than all other Era's/ Generations before.
BigDollarZoe954  +   500d ago
true that more RPG'S
3-4-5  +   503d ago
Completely Forgot about WildStar but that Art Style is amazing.

They also forgot Bravely Default for 3DS which is released Feb. 7th and is really the game that kickstarts this whole " year of RPG" thing off.

I'm hoping it does well, as I would love to see Bravely Second in 2015.
MONKEYDLUFFY  +   503d ago
No mention of X? We RIOT!!!
maniacmayhem  +   503d ago
*grabs garbage can*

How come there's no X on those walls!?
juaburg  +   503d ago
Grabs a baby! Noooow they'll listeeen! X is going to be one of the best rpg's of this generation... I bought a Wii just so that i can play Xenoblade. Im 22 hours in and my god it is an amazing game... Its one of the best games of the 7th generation by far. Just a pity it werent that widely released :(
IamHaru  +   503d ago
This is an excellent list, but perhaps they left out Persona 5?
Snookies12  +   503d ago
Doubtful that P5 will come out this year, perhaps in Japan by the end of 2014. That's a maybe though. We'll see, hopefully I'm wrong and it does end up releasing before 2015! I'm too stoked for that game.
rextraordinaire  +   502d ago
Well it's been confirmed that p5 will release at the end of the year in japan. I suppose it's gonna be early 2015 in the west, it always takes some time for them to localise games, like it did for Catherine and Dragon's Crown.
ErryK  +   503d ago
Already have FFX HD Vita paid off, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX, I'll pay off soon enough and Lightning Returns Collector's Edition paid and done.

Bring on the RPGs.
CrossingEden  +   503d ago
Western rpgs ftw. Can't wait to finish off the big rpg trilogies.
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Dark11  +   503d ago
The Witcher 3 and Dragon Age Inquisition only for me
and i'm gonna keep my eyes on Lords of the fallen.
delmartian  +   503d ago
Consider looking into Pillars of Eternity as well!
Truehellfire  +   503d ago
@Dark11
Same here. Witcher 3 is the game I am looking forward to the most this year. Dragon Age, assuming it's everything i am hoping it will be, is a close second. Might grab South Park when the holiday Steam sale comes around.
vikingland1  +   503d ago
RPGs are my favorite genre I am looking forward to witcher 3.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   503d ago
Just a month till LR.
CLOUD1983  +   503d ago
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

http://images.mmorpg.com/im...
LAWSON72  +   503d ago
Wont take much to beat last year
delmartian  +   503d ago
Honorable mentions go to Grim Dawn, Legend of Grimrock 2, Dead State, Lords of the Fallen, Shadowrun: Dragonfall and Child of Light.

To my knowledge, FFXV and X have not been confirmed for 2014.
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LightofDarkness  +   503d ago
Don't know how I'm going to find time to play everything in 2014.
SlapHappyJesus  +   503d ago
Dragon Age, Wasteland 2, Pillars of Eternity and Witcher 3. Not to mention the expansion for Shadowrun.
So much yes going on for me this year.
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eyeDEVOUR  +   503d ago
Dark Souls 2 will be my whole year of 2014...

phfft jrpg's...lol there hasent been a decent jrpg since ff9(turn base ftw) SQUARE has been crap every since they merged with ENIX and started making button mashing games for kids like KINGDOM HEARTS...lol what a joke
CLOUD1983  +   503d ago
FFX was also turn based u know & an amazing one with very deep & complex lvl up system that countless games copy since then in case u haven't try it yet buy the HD remaster we will get in about a month, FFX is my 2nd favorite FF after FFVII & guess what FFX is also the second most successful FF sales-wise after FFVII so if u play it & u didn't like it I must suggest u to give it another try because it's an amazing game & the last FF made from Square Soft that means the last "real" FF we got so yeah give it a try I can't imagine what is that u don't like about it.
eyeDEVOUR  +   503d ago
terrible voice-overs...and too linear...and i didnt like the character design
CLOUD1983  +   503d ago
@eyeDEVOUR About the VO I my self am the kind of guy that prefer to play JRPGs with the original Japanese voices & go to such lengths that I don't buy a JRPG w/o dual audio but this is something I decide to do after PS2 because on PS3 there is plenty of space on a BD & the only excuse companies can use to not included dual audio for those who prefer the original voices is because they want to save the money & that's not acceptable for me, but I must say that I like the voice of Yuna & Auron they r very good & can't find any negative about those 2 chars.

As for char design what's the prob about it? u like FFIX with all those strange wacky chars & u have prob with the design of Yuna, Auron or Lulu? then u must hate anything realistic & cool don't know what else to think, & last about linearity yes it is that way but the story progress perfectly & although linear there is plenty of exploration for u to do the game is massive full of secret for u to discover.
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Rodney25  +   502d ago
Dude I need some RPGs like a druggie needs crack. I want one with a fully realized world like fallout. Then I want a few JRPGs with heart tugging stories and some fun ones from one of NIS America's companies.

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