Gamingfront.net Presents: The Top 5 RPG's of this Generation so far.
Valkyria Chronicles rules!!
Word. Folklore kicks ass too.
lol I dislike Folklore.
you dislike folklore colbert you always say there are only 2 games on the ps3 that are worth it someone needs to learn how to give fair chances to good games
Folklore is really a good game I just don't consider an RPG at all.
If that's the best this generation has to offer, that's pathetic. The list completely ignored the glut of amazing RPGs that have come out on the handhelds (if you're an RPG gamer, get a handheld). The only game I truly enjoyed on that list was Valkyria Chronicles (well, Star Ocean isn't out yet, but it looks like I'm going to pass on it). All the other games were either okay or just plain bad.
Handhelds may have some good RPG's, but they look last gen.
^^^ So graphics make an RPG good? Huh. And here I thought that innovating the battle system or putting in a good story was the way to make an RPG stand out from the seething mass of mediocre RPGs on the market...
I have to agree with you there. The majority of the better RPGs are coming out on the DS/PSP. Chrono Trigger, Dragon Quest (IV + V) and the 2 star oceans on PSP are all really good. If anyone hasn't picked them up, go get 'em.
Personally I'd rank Elder Scrolls 4 as the top RPG this generation with Berthed Studios poised to take the king of rpg's away from SE. I'd still put Valkeria Chronicles up there in second place especially because it is a surprise hit made from Sega. I'll have to play entenal sonata it looks like it could be good as well. But I'd have to say that jrpg's have (for the most part) been suffering this generation. SE has made some of its worst games so I wouldn't put Star Ocean in the top 5 just because it is average as opposed to terrible. SE is also one of the last big game producers to make the jump and start programming games for the ps3, this is further proof they are behind the curb the generation.
It bears mentioning that all the titles you listed are remakes. Yes they're good games but they're remakes. The World Ends With You could have contended for one of those spots though.
THE 360 and PS3 jrpg's are well not as good in comparison, Valkryia Chronicles, Star Ocean 4, Eternal Sonata and Disgaea 3 are good, but come on the DS and PSP have titles that blow anything the 360 and PS3 have combined...................... .........
And then Suikoden Tierkreis will come out in a few weeks and blow every other RPG this gen away xD
valkyria was amazing, and um dont miss star ocean its amazing aswell ive been playyin it since monday ;p
pathetic indeed. the only good one is Valkyria Chronicles. RPGs are a joke this gen. the last great RPGs were on the ps1.
@1.6 Well, if you include the DS and PSP in this generation with the ps3/360 ones, then it's only fair to include the ps2 RPGs that have come out "this generation." If you do that, Persona 4 is so far ahead of the other JRPGs it's really no contest. That's not to say there haven't been some good ones, even on the next gen systems. VC, LO, Eternal Sonata have all been really good. I haven't played SO4 yet, but it seems like it would at least be worth a play through, even if not amazing. Also, I don't include Folklore. It's a great game, but I wouldn't call it an RPG. No, there haven't been any instant classic RPGs come out for the ps3/360 yet (unless you include WRPGs, then I would put Fallout 3 there maybe). However, this generation isn't over, and there have been several non-RPGs with great stories, and that's the main reason I love RPGs (MGS4 and Uncharted come to mind as non-RPGs with great stories).
I agree with the list,Folklore is very underrated.
I agree with this list as well, but I think the title is misleading. It should read "The Top 5 JRPG's of This Generation So Far" (no Mass Effect or Fallout 3?). Folklore is indeed very underrated and Valkyria Chronicles is a true gem.
Folklore is really good and I think Lost Od should be higher on the list, but Valkyria Chronicles gets number one from me because they did something different and hit it out the park. But I prefer Lost Od.
Replace Folklore and Eternal Sonata with The World Ends With You and say Mass Effect and you got yourself a list.
this list fail Folklore are they for real
you gonna cry?
Mass Effect, Fallout 3, Blue Dragon and Elder scrolls IV: Oblivion are all overrated. I'd replace Star Ocean and Lost Odyssey with White Knight Chronicles and Disgaea 3.
PS3 fanboy,I presume?
Yeah sorry no way those games are overrated. Plus Disgaea for all it's fun in the sun is definitely not enjoyed by the majority and WKC isn't even released outside of Japan so most people have no idea if it's good or not.
Fallout 3 overrated? That is the best RPG I have ever played. That game raped all at E3. I'm sorry but I can not agree to calling Fallout 3 overrated.
fallout 3 is overrated. but oblivion deserves a spot on this list
The only thing overrated is trying to make a list of only 5 rpgs this gen that are list worthy ;)
I agree. Only kids that never played Fallout and Morrowind think that Fallout 3 and Oblivion are the best Western RPGs. They are downgrade from TES III Morrowind and Fallout 2
I disagree I played Morrowind it made me spit blood mind you I played Oblivion it made me spit up more blood.
I couldn't believe there is no flying in Oblivion. that was huge downgrade for me
If White Knight Chronicles would of been released in english by now im sure it would of been on this list.
1. Mass Effect 2. Fallout III IMHO........ But no Mass Effect on this list is an epic fail.
Lol what a PS3 fanboy list Valkryia Chronicles really? shame it ain't a J-RPG. Brilliant game but its clearly belong in the strategy section. Fokelore before lost odyssey in you're dreams underrate it all you want. Not to mention the best J-RPG this gen is Tales of Verperia. I guess Tales of Verperia didn't make the list since it hasn't made it to PS3 yet. Fokelore didn't deserve the list Diseaga 3 A different PS3 exclusive did though. This list is pathetic. Not to mention it only added J-RPG's. if this guy can't tell the huge difference between J-RPG's and western RPG's he doesn't deserve to make a list. He need to fix his title to top 5 PS3 fanboy J-RPG's this gen. Or clearly Mass Effect or Fallout 3 would be 1.
Well he did put in Lost Odyssey which is a 360 game I just don't believe he thought over his list very well.
Disgaea 3, Tales of Vesp, Valk Chronicles, Lost Odyssey, and Folklore all deserved spots.
Eternal Sonata is far better then fokelore apart from that I agree with you expect for the fact Valkryia Chronicles ain't a J-RPG. Its a strategy game with RPG elements Not even Sega called it an J-RPG. Devil May Cry is as close to an RPG as Valkryia Chronicles. But if it could be on the list although it shouldn't I would rate if first also if the list is renamed to J-RPG's.
Eternal Sonata is one of the lamest jrpgs ive ever played, poor story, annoying characters, poor gameplay, linear etc... Folklore was atleast fun.
...top 5 JRPGS then.
why this is a ps3fanboy list he can list what ever game he want
Should have said Jrpgs, because I think both Oblivion and Fallout 3 are better than all of those games. And even if it is just Jrpgs I still disagree. Folklore does not belong on that list.
I find it REALLY hard to consider Folklore a great RPG.....it needs to be replaced by Tales of Vesperia or Disgaea 3.
Glad to see Lost Odyssey made the list, a shame it wasn't higher though. Eternal Sonata and Folklore were higher? Please.
I agree this generation has been pathetic unless you count handheld (Which are very good)or other old school type rpgs. I almost want to say that the ps1 classic of Suikoden released on the psn is the best rpg this generation.
Suikoden 2 is a far better game though its a shame it hasn't made it on yet. And if where talking games not only on the PS3 and 360 platform the winner clearly goes to Persona 3 or 4.
If you are going for classic rpgs being re-released on the new consoles then you can't forget Super Mario RPG ^^
suikoden 2 is one of the best jrpg ever made. I hope they make a new suikoden game for the ps3.
Well they do have a new Suikoden game coming out on the DS not to long from now :)
If we consider the JRPGs of this current generation for a moment, they've been considerably lackluster in my opinion.
The only triple A jrpg this generation so far is Valkyria Chronicles. We all know it.
where the fuuck is tales of vesperia?? its my favorite JRPG game this genration then lost odyssey,eternal sonata and soon SO4
Looks like all the good RPG's are on the PS3 this gen. edit: It nice to see the top three games all have a different type of combat, I've never been a fan of the older FF games because of the fighting. Playing the Folklore demo was awesome, I should still try and rent it or something. lol my bubble got taken away for this sentence. PS360WII: You're right, it was a guess. I actually know very little about RPG's as I don't usually play them. I was trying to see what people like Why dis , for example, would say to the comment.
Actually it's the DS but nice guess ;) edit: oh lol well you got me >< next time!!
Where is Chrono Trigger for the DS? That game is a GEM, it should be on 1. Seeing it not on top 5, blows my mind.
As good as it may be, I'm not sure re-releasing a 10+ year old game counts as a current gen title.
What about stuff like TWEWY though and DQM: Joker? They're both excellent RPGs. EDIT: I'm presenting them as alternatives to the Chrono Trigger suggestion because it doesn't seem that clear now that I read it again.
but Eternal Sonata completely blows, replace it with a ds title of even Crisis Core for the psp. Persona 4 should be considered this gen as well.
PS3 fanboy list.
lol there are 360 titles on the list as well. VC is listed as number 1 because it is the best jrpg so far. You are just pissed that it's not all 360 titles.
possibly for the home consoles then it also depends on what you'd call an rpg.
Suikoden II might not have been made for the psp yet but it has for me :) So has Xenogears an FFVIII.
1. Lost Odyssey (Traditional Turn-based Jrpg) -Best JRPG I've played on Next-gen so far. Might as well be the real Final Fantasy X-2 and the last real turn-based JRPG on Next-gen.(Hoping NOT!!!) 2. Eternal Sonata(Traditional Action-based Jrpg) Very deep, colorful and musical game. You actually learn some history with this game. 3. Star Ocean (Traditional Action-based Jrpgs) This is looking great, I'm loving it, after just 5 hours. 4. Folklore(Real-Time Action-adventure game with RPG elements) The first game I got for the PS3, it was too shabby. 5. Blue Dragon -This game is underrated. 6. Disgaea 3 -If you wanna put over 100 hours gameplay and grinding, the get this game. My second rpg for the PS3. Have not played. (JTRPG is not my thing, even with Advanced Wars on the DS, I can't get into it) -Valkyria Chronicles(Japanese Tactical RPG)
Who cares about a Fan-blogger biased list. Absolutely became completely absorbed in the amazing experiences of: Elder scrolls: Oblivion Lost Odyssey Fallout 3 Mass Effect Can't wait to play Star Ocean 4. Buying it this weekend!
Good list, but I preferred Enchanted Arms to Eternal Sonata (I know, I'm the ONLY ONE!) and Folklore would be my number 2 (Valkyria Chronicles definitely retains my number slot, though), while I'd put Tales of Vesperia somewhere on there in place of Star Ocean IV (because I haven't played it yet) I'm assuming they're talking about JRPG's, because if not, then I'd place Oblivion, Fable 2, Fallout 3, and The Witcher (PC games count, dammit!) as well. If we're counting games for the PS2 that came out since the advent of "this generation", then I'd have to basically dominate the list with Persona 3, Persona 4, and Ar Tonelico 2.
Yeah..I'm really slacking on Enchanted, Eternal, and Tales. (Need to catch up...wanted Blue Dragon too) I have too many games but I'm also really leaning on dusting off the PS2 and buying Persona 4
Dusting off the PS2 is a good idea. I went out and bought Killzone 1 in preparation of Killzone 2. Now I'm hooked. I've been out buying a bunch of PS2 games for like 5 bucks. Metal Gear 2, Final Fantasy 10, The god of War games.
...Mass Effect? Marvel: Ultimate Alliance? Oblivion? Fable 2? ...and honorable mentions to Blue Dragon and Tales of Vesperia... All the games on his list are very good RPGs, but are they ALL better than the above?
How did Marvel Ultimate Alliance qualify as an RPG? I haven't played it yet, but I had come to believe it was like X-Men Legends, more of an action game.
It's a mix of genres: Action, fighting, RPG...but it is the upgradeable and changeable characters that lead most (but not all) sites to class it as an RPG. Action game isn't a bad description either.