RPG Land tells winners sorted by system as well as the staff's overall picks for RPGs of the year.
"2009: The Year Square Enix didn't win a single award." :O
Its good to see Borderlands getting some spotlight. Congrats to all the winners
Muramasa is a rpg ? Last time i checked it was a action game ( great game BTW ) Is ninja gaiden a rpg because you can upgrade your weapons ? Ar tonelico 2 is a great game but should NOT be on this list ... it was a buggy game that also suffered bad translations in almost every way( skills , choices , names , places , songs , skits ) how does that make it best on any kind ? Does they even play the shin megami tensei that got released this year ? apparently not . Where is mana khémia 2 ? No you choose the bug ridden game ( over the ones that got a proper treatment ) Congrats ..way to go !!
Yeah, I was thinking that too about Muramasa (and Borderlands). I don't begrudge any of the games their successes, but the terminology is pretty loose these days. Anyway, I wouldn't sweat this site's choices. It's not like they're serious.
Both RPGFan and RPGamer classify Borderlands and Muramasa as RPGs as well. RPGFan also rated Ar Tonelico II above Mana Khemia II. Clearly the media is spinning out of control.
no ar tonelico 2 is really a god game ..but it should not be on any best LIST because the localisation was "that" terrible .i used an undub version with 2 fixes and was able to enjoy this game ..a lot ..but it can't be the runner -up of best playstation rpg considering the others games released this year on PS2 . if muramasa is an action rpg it's more action than rpg really .. FFCC cristal bearers was a true action rpg !
@knife: It doesn't matter what they *tell* me is an RPG today. I remember at least a decade when adding an XP mechanic and some loot wasn't grounds to call something a full-on RPG. Then somehow it became acceptable to put action games alongside real RPGs and pretend they're the same. Like I said, nothing against those games. I enjoyed Borderlands. But the game is at it's core a shooter, not an RPG imo.
Borderlands wasn`t exactly an incredibly deep RPG, but it was addicting as f*ck! Especially with 4 player co-op!
Dragon age on PC > * Easily the best RPG in the last five years imo.
dragon age is hands down the rpg of the year!!! borderlands was fun but it has no story it was more of a fps sandbox than a rpg! also demons souls is also amazing!!!
Wow, not many JRPGs I see. Dragon Age was my RPG of the year.
Demon's Souls was hands down my favorite RPG this year and of the generation. Dragon Age was very solid however in a traditional sense. Im looking forward to seeing some stuff on Last Rebellion by NIS for the PS3. Not much is really being said about it. NIS typically puts out some good games so this at least will get a look from me.
Not a bad list, though I would have put Dragon Age as the overall winner. As it was favorite RPG of last year. Demon Souls was good, though didn't have enough story elements to keep me interested.
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