8 JRPGs Better Than Final Fantasy 7

The Escapist: To give credit where it's due, Final Fantasy VII spurred a whole generation's interest into RPGs - heck I probably still have the triangular shaped PC box around my house somewhere. It's certainly not a bad game by any stretch of the imagination, but it does have a tendency to be lofted to an undeserved pedestal based more on popularity than overall quality or interesting premise. So instead of Final Fantasy VII, here are eight JRPGs that I would personally recommend anyone play first.

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Yi-Long1596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

4-5 lines of text, 1 picture, click next. Repeat. repeat. repeat.

No thanks. If you can't be bothered to out a small 'article' on 1 page, I can't be bothered to click through it all.

Please N4G, come up with some rules to try and avoid these articles on this site.

Click-bait sites shouldn't be allowed.

guitarded771596d ago

We have the power to rate websites and story quality. Take advantage of it if it bugs you. I guess I've become desensitized to it.

Are lists really "news" to begin with?

DragonKnight1596d ago

Don't bother with the ratings system, it doesn't work. I've had confirmation from 2 individuals that are in the position to know that it doesn't work. They've both stated that Kotaku receives so many downvotes that it's not even funny, eclipsing any upvotes by a huge margin, and Kotaku is never taken down. The voting system is completely pointless.

thorstein1596d ago

Report it as Lame then say it is clickbait for just this reason.

In fact, (and I would/ will agree with you) state that you would approve if there weren't so many clicks to get through such a short article.

ChickeyCantor1596d ago

There is a rule, which is user approval. Aim at them.

Godmars2901596d ago

Its the "click-readjust-click&quo t; that pisses me off. Comes off as an impolite and uncivil.

Magicite1596d ago

I guess thats how they make money.

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OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1596d ago

For me
Xenoblade Chronicles
Tales of Symphonia (GC)
Final Fantasy VIIII
Chrono Trigger
Super Mario RPG
Bravely Default
Fire Emblem Awakening
Tales of Vesperia

I have more too.

user65409481596d ago

You need to play Persona 3 and 4 my friend.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1596d ago

I will get on Vita. After getting Persona Q.

cpayne931596d ago

You should probably play 3 and 4 first, since it looks like Q will be a continuation of those.

GamingSinceThe80s1596d ago

I don't see EarthBound on your list!lol

Godmars2901596d ago

If you're going to talk about FF7, you need to compare it to games which were around at the time.

And that's FF"IX" if you're going for Roman Numerals.

Cryptcuzz1595d ago

Why the downvotes? Ni No Kuni is one of the best RPG games and is well liked critically and did pretty well for itself commercially.

FamilyGuy1596d ago

Why isn't Vagrant Story ever on any of these list?
Star Ocean 2 was also pretty high up for me.

TH3BR3W1596d ago

I've been saying the same thing about Vagrant Story for a long time. It's one of the best gems Squaresoft made before the enix happened lol. I played 300+ hours on that game and that's low balling it. Vagrant Story was far ahead of it's time and still has some things about it that were great that haven't been used ever again and that saddens me very much.

levian1596d ago

FF7 was good but by no means a masterpiece. My favourite parts were the materia and chocobo breeding.

My favourite RPGs:

Chrono Trigger
Super Mario RPG
Bravely Default
Paper Mario 64

ShinMaster1596d ago

Yeah... I wouldn't play Q before 3 and 4 if you're planning on playing those as well.

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Majin-vegeta1596d ago

Pfffttt no Legend Of Dragoon??Fail list is fail

Kevlar0091596d ago

I never actually played it, but I saw my brother's friend play against the Final Boss and the game looked pretty sick. I really like the timed hits system (much like in PSO)

Becuzisaid1596d ago

The combat was good. The writing really hurt the game though. So not better than FF7 in my opinion but still good.

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