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Five Classic RPG Franchises that Deserve New Games

Ray Porreca of Entertainment Buddha writes: "Role playing games, as genres go, have seen many of their best entries lie dormant for too long. After the golden era of SNES, PlayStation and PlayStation 2 RPGs, the past generation of consoles left much to be desired for fans of the genre. While 2014 and beyond looks to usher in a RPG revival, many of the genre’s best and most unique franchises have been abandoned."

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dead_pixels1360d ago

Shadow Hearts: Covenant had to be one of my absolute favorites of the PS2 era. While 3 was decent, it lacked much of the soul of the first two games. Even still, I'd love to see another game in the series.

moegooner881360d ago

Same here man, Covenant's ending is still one of my all time favs.

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genius1360d ago

here is the TOP RPG games that i want to see in next generation

1 - parasite eve

2 - vagrant story

3 - Legend of Dragoon

4 - New final fantasy like the gold era ( 7 - 8 - 10 ) i look forward to 15

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Ranma11360d ago

More shadow hearts please

Baccra171360d ago

Shadow Hearts, but make the story and tone like the first one and battle system like the second one.

Evangeliman1360d ago

I friggin loved SH2. one of the best RPGS ever. and the only one i can think of thats based of the BAD end of the previous game.

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MightyNoX1360d ago

Good list. Needs more Valkyrie Profile, tho'

izumo_lee1360d ago

Totally agree with Valkyrie Profile! Probably my 3rd fave series from Squarenix. That story still has so much to tell and that battle system is awesome.

I think the move to DS hurt the series cause all the fans of it were waiting for another PlayStation version. Not that Covenant of the Plume was a bad game, there just was no audience for it on the DS.

MightyNoX1360d ago

CotP was good (bit too depressing, tho') and it deserved better recognition but you're right, many of us were waiting for Valkyrie Profile: Hrist and it seems we'll be waiting some more.

maniacmayhem1360d ago

Good list but I would add:

Rogue Galaxy - brilliant RPG that came out at the tale end of the PS3. Graphics were excellent and you could explore different planets. Loved the Anime style of graphics and this game is begging for a sequel.

Vagrant Story - C'mon Square, a very underrated and beautiful game. Loved every minute of this game.

Parasite Eve - C'mon Square! Square is sitting on a bunch of IP's that they could bring back instead of FF.

Kyosuke_Sanada1360d ago (Edited 1360d ago )

I agree especially about Parasite Eve! We need more horror RPG's!

maniacmayhem1360d ago

"brilliant RPG that came out at the tale end of the PS3."

I meant PS2, Rogue Galaxy came out on the PS2. I actually played it though on my PS3 because I have the PS3 fat!

for we are many1360d ago (Edited 1360d ago )

Shadow Hearts: Covenant was one of the best RPGs I've ever played if not the best, along with Xenoblade Chronicles.

tacotruck1360d ago

Luckily, Xenoblade Chronicles will see the series continue on with X.

MilkMan1360d ago

Agree with article. Lets have at it bro!

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