10 RPG's to play before you die

NGR writes - It’s no surprise, role playing games are my favorite. They have always captivated me and sucked me into their fantastical worlds. From ancient kingdoms to futuristic wastelands, I’ve always found myself drawn to the allure of character customization and micromanagement that most role playing games allow. I’ve compiled a list of 10 games that I feel everyone should play before their time on this earth is cut short, or you just get too old to play games or something. Now this list is not the definitive 10 best role playing games ever made, that’s up for debate. I simply want to shed light on games that I feel deserve a playthrough.

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Warprincess1162629d ago

I stopped reading at Pokemon and why isn't Xenosaga on that list.

Xulap2628d ago

So, you just said you stopped reading at Pokémon, which is number 4 in the list and you're questioning yourself why isn't a game there, when you missed 60% of the list?

Anyway, I think this is a great list and Pokémon are great games. Probably because I grew up with them.

fredfenster2628d ago (Edited 2628d ago )

"So, you just said you stopped reading at Pokémon, which is number 4 in the list and you're questioning yourself why isn't a game there, when you missed 60% of the list?"


RedDead2628d ago

Warprincess, Pokemon. It's actually a really good game. Go and play it again, just because pokemon is for kids doesn't make it bad. It's really good. Catching new pokemon and stuff creates something, elements aswell creates the strategy.

Catching legendary is the side quests to me. Listen, look up pokemon Prism. It's a hack fr Pokemon gold. It's WAY better than the current pokemon games I think. You can catch pokemon from all regions. It takes the *iss out of Pokemon games aswell. For exaple, your rival stabs some guys pokemon. That's how you meet him.

truehunter2628d ago

Xenosaga wasnt realy finish thanx to Namcrap Bandie. Im more of jrpg tho the list itself isnt bad but it still missing great rpg.

McLuvn2628d ago (Edited 2628d ago )

good question

Myze2628d ago (Edited 2628d ago )

The Xenosaga games were ok, but definitely nowhere close to a top 10 (although some on this list don't deserve to be there either), especially if you compare them to Xenogears.

Overall, it's a pretty unique list. However, Arcanum, Strange Journey and Pokemon (the first one, anyway) wouldn't even be in my top 50, not even close.

Also, it's pretty strange to see FFIV on the list, and his apparent love of steampunk games, yet he leaves off FFVI (by far the best FF, along with Tactics, in my opinion), which has a good bit of steampunk in it, at least for a JRPG. Don't get me wrong though, FFIV is awesome and would come close to making my top 10 as well (would be at the bottom though).

Xenogears is my favorite game, period, so I'm glad to see it on the list.

Persona 3 and 4 are about equal in my opinion, and probably the best two RPGs released on the ps2, which is saying a lot(along with Dark Cloud 2 and Dragon Quest 8). Although If he's gonna put Persona 3, I would put Persona 3: FES. It has everything of the original, plus about 30+ hours more content (granted the stuff after the main storyline is superfluous, it doesn't take away from the main part).

Planescape is an amazing game (despite the insane amount of bugs it released with), and is definitely one of my favorite WRPGs (as is BG2, which is on the list), but I prefer JRPGs, so it probably wouldn't make my top 10.

For the most part though, a good list. The original Pokemon just didn't age well considering how repetitive the game is (great at the time and lead to some great games in the series). I guess he could mean the entire series though, which is strange, since he lists specific entries of other games from a series. Arcanum was an ok game, but ridiculous to put it in any top 10 list, especially when you have the much superior games from the same playstyle/category (BG1 and 2, Fallout 1 and 2, Icewind Dale to a lesser extent).

Just for the sake of it, my top 10:

1. Xenogears
2. Final Fantasy VI
3. Final Fantasy Tactics (ps1 or psp version, not the Advanced crap)
4. Chrono Trigger
5. Suikoden 2
6. Secret of Mana
7. Dark Cloud 2
8. Persona 3/4
9. Baulder's Gate 2
10. Final Fantasy IV

Honorable Mentions (some of many): FFVII-X, Chrono Cross, Seiken Densetsu 3, Dragon Quest 8, Grandia 1 and 2, Valkyria Chronicles (close to making the list, and may one day), Demon's Souls, Planescape: Torment, BG1, Mass Effect 1 and 2, Persona 1 and 2, SMT: Devil Summoner 1 and 2 (ps2 versions), SMT: Nocturne, Suikoden 1 and 3, Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2, Terranigma, etc. (I'm sure I missed several that I will kick myself over if someone mentions them.)

If action/adventure style RPGs count, LoZ: A Link to the Past and Castlevania: SotN would both probably make it into my top 10.

kingdavid2627d ago

Strange Journey as well was a bizarre choice. I found it boring and used old gameplay mechanics.

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DEagle-izer2628d ago

Chrono Cross and Final Fantasy VII

But this list is atrocious! so many important ones missing.

Quagmire2628d ago

10 RPGS before I die? So you want me to play 10 rpgs before end of next year?

Better get started then

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