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Submitted by agentxk 1172d ago | opinion piece

5 Recent RPG Abominations

Role playing games have always been feast or famine throughout their history of existence. While we have had some phenomenal entries into the genre, there have been some utter and absolute abominations that bastardized everything we love about RPGs. This article is about the latter. (Culture, Enchanted Arms, Final Fantasy X-2, Hyperdimension Neptunia, PS2, PS3, Two Worlds, Xbox 360, Xenosaga Episode 1, Xenosaga Episode 2, Xenosaga Episode 3)

kyl277  +   1172d ago
No white knight chronicles?
agentxk  +   1172d ago
WKC is a pain at some parts, but I actually enjoyed it. Then again I rented Lagoon numerous times and bought Quest 64 as well...
kyl277  +   1172d ago
I just found the whole experience bland, sterile and boring but I know that N4G (and only N4G) loves it.
bangoskank  +   1172d ago
Lagoon for the SNES was a terrific game! Not sure how it's held up over the years though. The game's mention brings back good memories. Thanks.
Kalowest  +   1172d ago
I really enjoyed WKC.
Redempteur  +   1172d ago
i enjoyed WKC .

having played enchanted arms , i have to say that this game is flawed on many points ..

enchatnted arms was an average snack that people bought becausethere was nothing else at the time of release .

Neptunia is an average game that people can enjoy if you know teh subject ( other beware )

but putting xenosaga in this list ... what did the writter smoke ? Also the story is solved at the end of xeno 3 .. if the writter didn't understand that then he didn't play the game at all .

i mean there are way worse Jrpg than xenosaga. ( last rebellion ? )
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Kalowest  +   1172d ago
LOL i played most of the games and loved them. I didn't play Two Worlds.
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blitz0x  +   1172d ago
I've only played two worlds 2, and it was atrocious. One day I'm gonna rip into that game with a review, but sufficient it to say I agree with the sentiment of the article.
rrquinta  +   1172d ago
It probably wouldn't be fair, but Valhalla Knights should be on there - especially the terrible Wii game - Eldar Saga. And what about Venetica?

I guess you had to choose only 5.
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Myst  +   1172d ago
I agree the Wii one was a rather fast detour from what I was accustomed to from the PSP titles. I even had it pre-ordered (still have it now thinking about finishing it at some point), but I felt at least with VK (PSP) it was in a way "playable" whereas the Wii one just...doesn't feel the same to me. Then again I never played the second so I'm just going off the first.
Myst  +   1172d ago
I'm on the fence about Xenosaga I actually enjoyed some parts but the others I did not made me cringe. So it was fairly okay to me. Now Two Worlds 2 on the other hand I sort've felt a "meh" from that one, the single player primarily and a bit from multiplayer it was okay but I don't know just didn't capture me...
VampiricDragon_  +   1172d ago
stupid article
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Neko_Mega  +   1172d ago
Xenosaga bs and Neptunia didn't new great gfx to be a good game, FF7 look like crp but was a great game.
Neko_Mega  +   1172d ago
Sad part is, Xenosaga was the reason my PS2 died. Almost finish the 3rd game and a lighting storm hit and killed my memory card and PS2.

I had all three games to.
Orpheus KOS-MOS  +   1172d ago
Xeno-...oh hellz naw
Scyrus  +   1172d ago
tell me bout it, wtf r they talkin about
Three_Sisters  +   1172d ago
I second that...
bangoskank  +   1172d ago
Shouldn't "Last Rebellion" be on there?
ThePsychoGamer  +   1172d ago
Only two of those games where recent titles
just_sayin  +   1172d ago
final fantasy 13
Tuxedo_Mask  +   1172d ago
My list would have included DA2 for recycling dungeons, overuse of fetch quests, and a contradictory story among other things. Also, whether you like the game or not, I don't think you can really count FFX-2 as "recent".
Scyrus  +   1172d ago
WTF? xenosaga? xenosaga 1 and 3 were amazing, i loved them, 2 was wierd. but loved the other 2, wish there was more!
jag_stilvecchio  +   1172d ago
I'm going to get a fair amount of disagrees for this one but every Final Fantasy made post FFIX has been progressively more terrible than the game before it.

FFX introduced the extremely linear gameplay that's the norm now. FFX-2 the same w/ JPop apparently the inspiration behind the game. FFXII introduced gambits aka auto-battles. FFXIII combined all those elements to form one shiny turd with minimal inputs from player and lackluster story.
Three_Sisters  +   1172d ago
Xenosaga included? that's painful to my eyes....
blitz0x  +   1172d ago
I only played the original :/. Can't really comment on that one
superman  +   1172d ago
Xenosaga Episode 3 was an absolutely amazing RPG. Way better than part 1 and 2. I didn't even fully understand the story, but I definitely enjoyed it. It was absolutely epic.
SquareEnixFan  +   1172d ago
Enchanted Arms is the only one I can honestly say belongs on this list. I can't think of one positive thing to say about that game. I obviously don't agree with Final Fantasy X-2 being on this list and Xenosaga is far from an abomination. I've never played Two Worlds or Hyperdimension Neptunia.
blitz0x  +   1172d ago
I understand supporting your brand, but I have to agree with anything within the newest FF games. To me, who loved their older titles, each one breaks my heart a little.
SquareEnixFan  +   1172d ago
Final Fantasy 12 really tested my loyalty to the Final Fantasy series but other than that I've liked the last few Final Fantasy games. I'll always have strong feelings for the older titles but as long as the games are enjoyable, I can't complain.

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