GR: "The current-generation of gaming has seen some amazing RPGs released for different platforms. Here's our list of the Top 10 Current-gen RPGs that shouldn't be missed."
Best current gen RPG - GranTurismo 5 Top 5 (no order) - Valkyria Chronicles - GranTurismo 5 - Tales Of Vesperia - Mass Effect - Demon Souls
Gran Turismo 5? O.O
As silly as it sounds, GT5 has a lot of levelling attached to it.
I call it an RPR (Role Playing Racer) Edit: Yea, I`ve put around 100hrs into it and I`m at level 27.
not RPG though =| I know what you mean...it has a "leveling system" but RPG = ROLE PLAYING GAME. and as any role playing game, it needs you to play a role in a story. in GT5 you play the role of a driver...but thats it. i'd say GT5 has a great leveling and customization system, but, in the traditional sense of the word NOT RPG
Nier?? LOL anyways as a massive RPG gamer (it's my number 1 game category :) some games are just overscored like Valkyria Chronicles. I bought it after great reviews and was massively disappointed and I traded it in towards a copy of Eternal Sonata. I also don't see the pull of demons souls? Is it the free online co-op thing?? As a game that hard just isn't fun..
Oblivion had to be in top, there's no RPG on any platform that beats that game!!!
Yeah...no. Unless you like glitchy, bug ridden, crashtastic, generic western fantasy pap.
Oblivion with mods can be pretty good, but naked, it had too many problems. My main gripe with it was the player-level based loot and monsters. How many times have I explored a dungeon to only find a generic random item at the end? How many ogres have i slain? And don't get me started about the portals...after the third, it became TEDIOUS.
Wow Crashed my 360 so many times I couldn't count I got for PS3 eventually when GOTY edition was released and that did too.. Shouldn't even be a console RPG should be filed away under PC only like the witcher. Disgaea 3 should be on the list though. Throughout all its faults its a top top RPG. White Knight was great too.
Demon's Souls, are you kidding me? That game was hard that's all.
that is why the game is good because it is a challenge. If you think Demon Souls is weak because it is too hard, that mean you not a hardcore gamer.
the game was difficult but it wasent as hard as most people said. its definitely a challenge, theres no doubt about that, but its manageable. its a great game and one of the best this gen. we need more games like demons souls. for me that game was a fresh take on the rpg genre. i put an insane amount of hours into that game. i hope to see a demons souls 2 in the future.
Pampers and training wheels are in aisle three, Rufioho.
The Witcher? huh seems like many people like this game for some reason!
Isn`t the Witcher coming to PS3?
The reason is because the game is simply amazing. IMO it is the best newgen RPG. The Witcher isn't coming to consoles. There was a different version of the game, a completely new game called The Witcher: Rise Of The White Wolf that was being produced for the newgen consoles, but CD RED Project canceled it for lack of quality. If I recall correctly CD Project lent the production of Rise Of The White Wolf to a french company, but the early results didn't met their expectations, so they cancelled the whole project. Whoever disagreed hates rpgs. End Of Story.
It was a pc to console port but they couldnt get a publisher or the cash or something. Part 2 is supposed to come to consoles also(we will see) Id say Lost Odyssey oblivion fallout 3/new vegas tales of vesperia resonance of fate divinity 2 fable 2/3 white knight chronicles
No it wasn't a port. It was a totally remodeled game altogether. This isn't present in the original Witcher. http://www.youtube.com/watc... "It had been built from the ground up for Widescreen Games' DaVinci Engine and featured a host of differences. On the 29th of April 2009 the production of the game announced to have been halted due to late payments from CDproject to the French developers of the console version, Widescreen games. A release from CDproject's CEO Michal Kicinski stated that payments were delayed due to Widescreen games not meeting development deadlines, additionally stating that "technical incapability created a risk of missing planned quality" and that CDproject had ended their association with Widescreen games."
Anyone got a good list for the PSP? Thanks!
i already post PSP and PS3 games mixed.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Valkyria Chronicles II Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
Speaking of Valkyria Chronicles II, its on special right now for like 17 bucks on the US psn store. Friggin sweet deal!!
Demon's Souls :) WKC online :) Record of Agarest War :)
If you havn't play Neir you should give it a try. Great game.
Valkyria Chronicles is one of the best games. If you didn't play it, you missed out.
aww I wish I can play a Tales game on my ps3 but I know it is not going to happen.
I thought an enhanced edition of ToV had been released for PS3?
Only in Japan...
Well I'm glad Lost Odyssey is on there. 10 hours in and I must say, it brings back the same feelings the PS1 RPG's of old did, except in HD graphics. The combat is addictive and extremely tactical. And so far the story is great, but where it really shines is the amazingly written Thousand Years of Dreams sequences. Some of the best writing I've seen in a video game. Also extremely happy that VC is on there. Underrated as hell. Sony need to secure this franchise somehow. VC4 for PS3 will be very welcomed among the community. So artistic in its delivery.
Awesome, someone else who appreciates Lost Odyssey, it is far and away my favourite RPG this gen. Agree about the Thousand Years of Dreams, they are superbly written.
Really really enjoyed Lost Odyssey, probably the best old school jrpg of this gen. The only negative thing I came away with where the blasted kids. Little brats were so annoying I wanted to punch my tv at times.
^ I tried to like Nier.In the end I found the soundtrack the most enjoyable thing in Nier. Results may vary :)
Can't wait till Skyrim baby!
Would have bought The Witcher yesterday on Steam if my computer could run it. On that list, Demon's Souls definitely takes my number one spot.
I thought the story was really good!
should have listed Resonance of Fate... but glad to see Nier on that list, the game is one of the most overlooked and underrated games this gen .
Yeah but what to replace it with? I think Resonance of Fate comes a close 11th.
lol you are right ... but they should have expanded the list imo... games like Resonance of Fate and Muramasa: The Demon Blade deserve to be mentioned too yu know...
The list was actually very good. I'll not spoil it here, but it's rare to see a relatively balanced list. (It does not mean I don't have objections, but they're minor).
Mass Effect was not an RPG, it was an action game.
It was a hybrid action-RPG. Genres are not some absolute grouping of mutually exclusive categories. Some of the best games are ones that don't fit nicely into categories.
no Mass Effect is a tactical squad based RPG typical of Bioware Mass Effect 2 (the one on the list) is arguably an action game with RPG elements but Mass Effect one IS DEFINITELY an RPG with shooting mechanics (people in here mix up gameplay mechanics with game genre all the time xD) @ Jaws007 - 100% what I thought when I saw it. At least put 1, which is the MORE RPG game out of the 2
disgaea 3 is good, so will 4 the another world the new tales Plenty
If your going to put a mass effect game, put the first title.
I've played em all. The only ones noteworthy are the following: - Valkyria Chronicles - Demon's Souls Everything else has been average.
Agreed, Demon's Souls is the best Rpg this gen.
Lost Odyssey was awesome i hope Mistwalker come up with another tittle soon
Combat system looks fantastic and original, and they have towns so I'm sold. I'll wait a few months to see if they are going to port it to the ps3, after that I'll pick it up for the wii.
Star Ocean International??? I just bought it for $17, a good mention? Japanese voice overs. YES!
Lucky I had to buy mine for $40!! I am happy people get a game for a good price but mad that I got ripped off why me -_-
Demon souls ftw ;)
Valkyria Chronicles Folklore Resonance of Fate Eternal Sonata Demon's Souls (this one only if you really have to, because this game is lacking in content after first run, and whole battle system is unbalanced crap)
Battle system unbalanced crap...I beg to differ. timing is everything,the only 'unbalanced' factor related to timing is that not everyone has it. Hardly attributable to an inherent fault of the game itself. I have surprised many with an Epee+5 in no armor....
90% of weapons and armors are usless. There is not much skill or technique in the whole fighting, in the end it's only about hitting enemies hard, and be able to hit them again before they will attack.
I know I am late to the party on this one, but, I just bought Dragon Age Origins last weekend and I must say, BEST FRICKEN RPG THIS GEN I'VE PLAYED SO FAR, but then again I still haven't played any of the Mass Effects.
Oblivion(Vast world and so many things to do) Dragon Age (Almost an mmo and classic balder gate type) Fallout 3(Return of the best setting a game can have) Demon's Soul(Challenge you to earn your victory) Neverwinter Nights 2( Mask of the Betrayer)(Great game after huge patching) Witcher(New way to role playing) Mass Effect 1 2(Cinematic storytelling at its best) Divinity 2:Dragon Knight Saga(Old school style.No pointer to hold your hand.Discovering a place really gives the feel of discovery)
Monster Hunter 3, if you would classify it as one, is my favorite. Valkyria Chronicles though, I feel is the best this gen. It is the definition of a RPG.
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