RPGFan: Top 10 RPGs of the 6th Generation of Consoles

RPGFan writes: "Welcome to RPGFan's Best RPGs of the 6th generation of consoles feature. With the PlayStation 2 now being on its last legs, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the previous generation of consoles and pick our favorite RPGs released on those systems. The 6th generation of consoles started with the release of the Sega Dreamcast in 1998 (Japan) followed by the PlayStation 2, GameCube and Xbox consoles. Below you'll find links to each editor's Top 5 RPGs of the generation as well as an Overall RPGFan Top 10 list."

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Homicide3329d ago

Great list. Even though Persona 4 is better than 3, I understand why they put it there. I would add Nocturne in the top 10 and remove FFXII.

Chris3993329d ago

Xenosaga was also one of my favorite "6th generation" experiences. I didn't even play the series until last year and went through it all in one run (backwards-compatible on the PS3).

I'm REALLY interested to see what Monolith churns out next. Didn't Nintendo buy them out, if I remember correctly?

In any event, it's a good thing that I recently acquired a Wii. It's shaping up to be a nice little JRPG machine. (Before you blindly hate on the Wii, take a look at it's release schedule. About 12 JRPGs announced this year alone.)

jrsenkbe3329d ago

great game, playing it now.

siren3329d ago

One of the best lists around. Only change I would make is dropping FF XII and putting in Shadow Hearts II instead at roughly the same ranking.

SH2 has redefined what my expectations are regarding characters in a JRPG. The only game to hold a candle to it so far in the current generation in Tales of Vesperia.

kewlkat0073329d ago

Handhelds have had some good ones to...

Lucreto3329d ago

Very true Golden Sun is a good example.

Lucreto3329d ago

How did I get disagrees. Golden Sun was epic and I wished they released more.

Kevin McCallister3328d ago

Yep, Golden Sun is a masterpiece and I can't believe Nintendo/Camelot just act like the series never existed.

Guy1693329d ago (Edited 3329d ago )

Shadow Hearts not being there is a joke. any Xenosaga being in the top is a joke. DDS and no Nocturne is a joke.


oh and FFX (let alone XII) being before SO3 is a joke as well.

ButterToast3328d ago

SO3 was terrible, if you played SO1 or 2 you would know that. Terrible voice acting, character names, and a barely serviceable story especially when compared to 1 and 2. really all the charm of the star ocean characters died in the transition to 3d.

Xenosaga was also a huge let down. Its sad because Xenogears was my favorite RPG ever (now tied with Persona 4).

Guy1693328d ago (Edited 3328d ago )

I've played both SO 1 & 2, no. Till the End of Time just had a more simple plot, and the battles were awesome.

Xenosaga was awful though, a sad disgrace to a fantastic game that was Xenogears.

Lucreto3329d ago (Edited 3329d ago )

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Where is Grandia 2? Where is Suikoden 5? Where is Dark Cloud 1 and 2?

I didn't like xenosaga, Persona games or SO3 and I have been vocal about them and there are better RPG's.

kewlkat0073329d ago (Edited 3329d ago )

"The 6th generation of consoles started with the release of the Sega Dreamcast in 1998 (Japan) followed by the PlayStation 2, GameCube and Xbox consoles."

Lucreto3329d ago (Edited 3329d ago )

Missed that part well the oldies are the best.

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