RPGamer's Top RPGs for 2008

The year is halfway over. So far, 2008 has shown a lot of promise. RPGamer has had some big name titles released and some really exciting RPGs still on the way. Here at RPGamer, they have decided to celebrate the first half of the year while looking forward to the second half.

To do that, they have voted on their top five most wanted titles for the rest of 2008. That's not where the fun ends though. Along with their top picks for the rest of the year, a few individuals felt like sharing their highlights from the first half along with their picks for the rest of 2008.

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Breakfast3732d ago

No PS3 games on this list

Tommy Vercetti3732d ago (Edited 3732d ago )

Who the hell is hit disagree? Either they can't read, or they are completely irrational fanboys because FACT there are no PS3 games on the list! Also a FACT The PS3 is sorely lacking in the RPG department. It will get better (FFXIII and White Knight are coming) but in the interim there is no need to deny the obvious.

EDIT ok which one of you little girls hit disagree and won't explain why? That goes for my comment and breakfasts!
HOMICIDE: You are correct I should have been more clear I meant NO PS3 Exclusives on the list.

Homicide3732d ago

Read Bloodmask's comment. Fallout 3 is coming out for the PS3, and it's on the list. Also The Last Remnant is coming out for the PS3, but not this year. BTW, I didn't click disagree.

RememberThe3573732d ago

I love it when people disagree with facts like their opinions. The truth is that the PS3 needs more RPG development. Any one who disagrees with that either doesn't like RPGs or is in denial.

jwatt3732d ago (Edited 3732d ago )

Yea they need to make it so you can see who disagreed becuase it's rediculous. I mean if there's no ps3 rpg on that list so [email protected]!ng what, why do you need to disagree.

chaosatom3732d ago (Edited 3732d ago )

I want quality over quantity.

jwatt3732d ago

Yea White Knight has very impressive graphics and fighting mechanics.

socomnick3732d ago

yea but in order to have quality you need to have those rpgs come out. They dont seem to be doing that.

Panthers3732d ago

I think Disgaea might surprise. Im looking forward to it.

sumfood4u3732d ago (Edited 3732d ago )

Gotta get my skill on til FFXIII hits but I'm luvin every moment $hit talk they tell me when i snipe out their team one by one!

CaptainHowdy3732d ago (Edited 3732d ago )

Disgaea 3
Sacred 2
White Knight Chronicles
Fable 2
Rise of the Argonauts
Persona 4
Valkryia chronicles
Fallout @ numero cinco? CRAZY!!! epic fail

tojfs79313732d ago

There haven't BEEN any.

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BIoodmask3732d ago (Edited 3732d ago )

are coming out for PS3. TLR won't come out until some time next year most likely though. I am looking forward to Infinite Undiscovery, Fable 2, and Tales of Vesperia.

The retro remakes are also very nice for the DS.

LaChance3732d ago

You dont have the quality nor the quantity.

I prefer quality AND quantity.

Sez 3732d ago

i can't wait for most of these games to be released this year. i'm almost finished with LO and NG2. so i need some new rpg to play.

Homicide3732d ago

They must've wrote this before Persona 4 was announced for this year. Persona 4 is my must have RPG for this year. The list is pretty nice though.

TruthbeTold3732d ago

Should definitely be one of the best for this year.

MK_Red3732d ago (Edited 3732d ago )

Horrible list. They should change the name of the list or their site to "J-RPG Fanboys". Seriously, no Fable 2? Fallout 3 at 5th and behind JRPGS!? Joke of the Year is here!

socomnick3732d ago

Something tells me that fallout 3 will be mostly a shooter with some rpg elements. Kinda like stalker. hope its good but If it isnt isometric its not a fallout game to me it isnt a rpg either.

MK_Red3732d ago

I know what you mean and it definitly will be ages behind Fallout 1 & 2 but even then it will be better than most other games. Also, lack of Fable 2, Persona 4, White Knight Story and Valkyrie Chronicles in the list is simply unforgivable.

mepsipax3732d ago

I remember 15 years ago when I actually liked JRPG's but I stopped liking them the day I realized they haven't changed in 15 years, they're so stale, and linear. Fallout was amazing for me, it's the best RPG ever, because it's an actual RPG, I really don't think I've played any RPG's in a while to think about it, while I love games like Mass Effect, it still wasn't really an RPG in my eyes, in an RPG there should be little skill involved, when I say this I mean it should be stat based like fallout, not saying fallout is easy I mean everything you do is governed by your stats, weapons, trading, you name it, everything, today the world is full of action RPG's, but yeah, terrible list, seeing as all the JRPGs on that list are pretty much identical (IMO) they'll all have the same basic gameplay mechanics, and it will be one big borefest.

MK_Red3732d ago

Absolutly agreed mepsipax and bubbles for you.

Real RPGs should indeed be based on stats not skill. In Fallout, Baldur's Gate and other real and pure RPGs, there was no tactial shooting, mini-game or other thing.

Panthers3732d ago

Well I am not looking forward to Fable 2 at all. I was so hyped for the first one and it let me down big time. No way am I going to get excited for this one.

Besides, I like JRPGs much more. Leveling up multiple people in battles that just feel a lot more epic.

MK_Red3732d ago

Dude, even for a J-RPG fan the list is horrible. Where is Level 5's RPG, White Knight Story? Where is Valkyre of Battlefield? Where is PERSONA 4!!?!!?!??

nirwanda3732d ago

have you given lost odyssey a try seriously, don't be put off by the standard looking jrpg style it's the best translated japanese story ever, not the badly translated childish rubbish you usually get,
you can pick it up really cheap now.

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