Submitted by agentxk 1336d ago | opinion piece

Gone But Not Forgotten: 8 RPGs That Need To Make A Comeback

Gaming Irresponsibly's Agentxk writes: The classics, we all love them but oddly enough, time seems to have based some of our favorite RPGs by. We took a look at some of our favorite RPGs of old that we would love to see revived on the current or next gen systems (Breath of Fire I and II, Earthbound, Illusion of Gaia, Mother 3, PS3, PSP, Secret of Mana, Valkyrie Profile, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, Wii, Wild Arms, Xbox 360)

Dart89  +   1337d ago
Why no love for Legend Of Dragoon?
Peaceful_Jelly  +   1336d ago
I played and beat Legend of Dragoon last year and beside being nostalgically good, nothing really stands out. Story is really crappy, graphics are your standard overused pre-rendered backgrounds of the time and gameplay is nothing more than FF's ATB with a gimmick button time pressing and random battles. There are no side-quests or mini-games, very little exploration and the game is as linear as a straight line. Very light RPG for n00bs but still a mediocre game just like FFXIII.

Compared to the list of the author LoD is nothing. And BTW Sony owns the Wild Arms IP... Just saying, maybe this could deceive the incoming disagreers. lol
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hay  +   1336d ago
If you'd play it 11 years ago, it was stellar RPG with great visuals, enjoyable storyline and fun gameplay.
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solideagle1  +   1336d ago
do not play these games as of today...but try to feel these games when they were first released just like Hay said 11 years ago game cant be compared with FF XIII.

Istanbull  +   1336d ago
The Legend of Dragoon and Xenogears are one of the best rpgs of all time! These games had a really deep story.

I'm glad he put in Terranigma and Illusion of Gaia, those are really great rpgs too!
agentxk  +   1337d ago
I tried to keep this one to series. Although it isn't forgotten. I have something in mind for those gems
blitz0x  +   1337d ago
Great writeup I want to see more installments of everything listed!
newn4gguy  +   1336d ago
I'm sad we'll probably never see another Earthbound or even port, due to licensing issues.
Dreassic  +   1336d ago
"Why no love for Legend Of Dragoon?"

Because that was not really anythign special, especially compared to the ones they mentioned.
CommonSense  +   1336d ago
Loved Wild Arms on PS1
Cloudberry  +   1336d ago
8 RPGs are not enough... : (
I want new Suikoden sequel with Yoshitaka Murayama back as the director, writer, & producer.
ThatCanadianGuy  +   1336d ago

agentxk  +   1336d ago
You are absolutely right. This was originally supposed to be 5 games though. I almost wanted to go with "All SNES-PS1 RPG Franchises Should Be Revived" but the body of the article would have just consisted of "Yeah"
DragonKnight  +   1336d ago
Suikoden definitely. I also would like to see a new Shadow Hearts game. But that's unlikely since the studio doesn't exist anymore.
KingofGambling  +   1335d ago
You and I both
come on Konami
Suikoden VI for the PS3
moujahed  +   1336d ago
Breathe Of Fire IV remake... Legend of Dragoon Remake... AND A MUTHA FUCKIN FINAL FANTASY 7 REMAKE PLEASE!!!!! SHIT!!!
Gazman  +   1336d ago
A reboot of the Ultima series
PirosThe4th  +   1336d ago
I agree if it wasn't for Ultima... Final Fantasy would never existed.

Also I really want a new Wild Arms... The other one was pretty bad. I mean 5. I loved 4 though. And the first 2 were awesome too.
DragonKnight  +   1336d ago
What makes you think that FF wouldn't exist without Ultima? It's not exactly like Hironobu Sakaguchi took inspiration from it. He took more inspiration from DQ and there's no reason to really suggest that any one game is responsible for the existence of another game.
CaulkSlap  +   1336d ago
Hopefully JRPGs will make a comeback with the new handhelds. Sadly just not worth it for developers to make them on consoles anymore.
VampiricDragon_  +   1336d ago
jrpgs are already has popular as ever thanks to the ds and psp and are on ios, wii, 360,ps3

wrpgs cant say that
SpLinT  +   1336d ago
Skies of Arcadia needs an HD remake. Maybe on the next Ninty console. Id hope for a sequel but thats too much to ask I guess.
Redempteur  +   1336d ago
replace the Saga series by the suikoden series and i'll agree to this list at 100%
agentxk  +   1336d ago
Suikoden slipped my mind actually. It really should have been on the list. That and Grandia could have made it 10.
Infernostew  +   1336d ago
How about a new Shadow Hearts game?
DragonKnight  +   1336d ago
I completely agree. Too bad it's unlikely though, the studio doesn't exist anymore.
Quagmire  +   1336d ago
I want a DBZ Rpg
PS360WII  +   1336d ago
They have some on the GBA and DB Origins on the DS.
blitz0x  +   1336d ago
I'm surprised nobody mentioned grandia.
Scyrus  +   1336d ago
Valyrie Profile neeeds to come back! an HD lenneth would be epic, I loved all the VP games, even the ds one
Drewminati  +   1336d ago
Phantasy star 5 would be great sega

New shining force would be also great

yes yes a grandia

A new skies of arcadia
specialguest  +   1336d ago
Lunar series
This series is not as popular as the others, but how bout the Lunar series? Back in 1998(Wow, I was a late teen back then) Working Design's president stated that Lunar 3 was in development. Sadly, no such game exist today, and Working Designs has been gone for quite a while now.
antauwnehart  +   1336d ago
Jrpgs have been garbage lately! Korean mmorpgs ftw!
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Blackcanary  +   1336d ago
Alundra would be great a brand new one.
PS360WII  +   1336d ago
:( I actually enjoyed Dragon Quarter but another Breath of Fire would be a warm welcome.
Tuxedo_Mask  +   1336d ago
I hope they make a new SaGa game for this gen, preferably on the home consoles rather than a portable. There have been a few hints that they might consider it, but they haven't officially announced anything yet.
KingofGambling  +   1335d ago
Suikoden series

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