Once again the staff here at Spawn Kill got together to each pick just one of our most favorite RPGs - which was no easy task. However, we all managed to settle on one title to represent some of our favorite moments in gaming.
It's so cruel to make people only pick one RPG...
It's definitely hard to pick just one... Interesting choices here!
Nice to see both P4 and Xenosaga in there. :D
Some very interesting choices. I enjoyed Final Fantasy VIII so it was a pretty good suprise to see it up there as well as Persona 4 (I liked 3 better), and Xenosaga (Xenogears is one of my favorites)as well as Dragon Quest IX. It really is hard to pick just one and I doubt that I ever could, from Valkyria Chronicles, Suikoden and Persona to Dragon Age, Fallout and Knights of the Old Republic I enjoy all types of RPGs so it was nice to see some unexpected choices in this list.
CRAP! You just reminded me of another favorite - Suikoden 3. <3
I don't even want to attempt to pick my favorite RPG of all time. x_x Maybe if I had five different lists to add to.
Always awesome to see someone else who enjoyed Final Fantasy VIII! It feels like there just aren't many people who really liked that one.
Someone needs to explain why JRPGs are so popular. is it just the anime characters? are the stories better? the fantasy settings? i have a hard time getting into them because they take forever to start. FF7 was the only one that i played a lot of and it was because everyone liked it so much. It was ok, i never finished it but thats only cause of the random battles. otherwise i can see why ppl liked it, i dont remember being upset because it was so slow at the start but i could be wrong about that.
For me, it's the quirkiness of another culture. Japan has been majorly influenced by the US for sure, but they managed to retain something that we never seem to have captured in the US, and in turn with gaming. It's almost indefinable, but in a way sometimes I feel like they just appreciate life more than we do, and their games often portray that in subtle ways. Yeah, sometimes they're just glorified hentai, but there are gems. It's also the first kind of RPG most of us ever played, which also lends some weight to the JRPG genre.
I don't know, I just honestly really like the gameplay (I really like turn-based and strategy battles) in a lot of JRPGs... I think the nostalgia factor is high.
Because WRPG battles were traditionally not much more than hack and slash mechanics.
KOTOR love it!
thank you for shouting out Xenosaga. Most people disses on that series because it was nothing like Xenogears-- which really was a great series. But Xenosaga was also great.
awesome list guys! It's so hard to just pick one, but I think for 7 people it was pretty good =] it's awesome seeing what others have to say about it too!
it really is hard to just pick one game in general... it's nice to actually see people choose favorites instead of just the TOP of all time... good picks! i think i'm going to give DQIX a shot now =D
I had played numerous RPG's before I played FFT, but I had never played a tactics game before. I only originally played it because it had the Final Fantasy name...little did I know I would become hooked to what is my favorite game to this date (I still play the PSP version). The class variations and builds and battles were fantastic and unlike anything I had seen until then. The story may have got a bit out of control, but it was good enough to fill in the time between the great battles. Long live TG Cid (the baddest and cheapest character ever).
Hell yes. FF Tactics remains one of my top played PS Classics to this day. I've perfected the physical Knight with various abilities. With Auto-Potion from the Chemist, Two-Swords from the Ninja, and Teleport from the Time Mage. I use women primarily because most of the combatants are male. The Steal Heart skill is very useful in the earlier parts of the game. Equipping a Knight with these abilities basically makes them invincible. Not perfect, but very effective. Especially if you use the Two-Swords weapon replication glitch from the original game and X-Potions instead of regular potions for Auto-Potion. My final characters include Reis, Agrias, Meliadoul, and Orlandu. A truly effective team of characters that when leveled well, can dispatch just about any enemies with extreme effectiveness. I've beaten St. Ajora (the final boss) in a single round with little resistance. Just a personal perspective here. :)
Stephanie got it right
New Knights of the Old Republic PLEASE!!!! D:!! PLZ!!!PLZ!!PLZ!!PLZ!!PLZ!!!PLZ ZZZZZ!!!
Eric knows what's up. Kotor is the best RPG I have ever played. There was so much depth, and so many entertaining side missions. I don't understand why Bioware doesn't make another one. And I don't mean an MMO. I want the RPG without the MMO.
Easy pick. Knights of the Old Republic. Bioware need to make a KOTOR 3 after TOR is done.
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