JSolomon from Gaming Irresponsibly takes a look at next year's RPGs, starting off with January's major release.
I doubt FFXIII-2 will be the best RPG. I am pretty confident that FFversusXIII will be much better. Hell that entire list looks pretty swell.
LOL the best rpg? where is this talk coming from
It alludes to the beginning of next year being RPG heavy. I'll still be playing Skyrim and Disgaea 4 though
@dangert12 he means the best RPG recently...
@Leonhart: Actually I think dangert is saying that Final Fantasy games aren't RPGs, they're JRPGs. Or at least that'd be my opinion on the matter anyway.
No, the best RPG is coming out in March. And it's in that list.
other hopfull releases in 2012: Tales of Xilla NiNuKuni Last Story Dragons Crown
Dark Souls is going to be the best.
best rpg + final fantasy? those two go together like oil and water =\ Mass Effect 3 is a confirmed action/adventure game Dishonored is gonna flop and Diablo is a dungeon crawler...
@evrfighter: Final Fantasy used to be an excellent if not the top RPG franchise.
Agreed Nuka. I'm kind of surprised the author didn't mention Kingdoms of Amalur though. I'm really looking forward to that one.
Hahahahahahahaha FFversusXIII coming out next year... that's rich!
lol i predict 2014 at the earliest
Oh well! we will see on that. It could come out in Japan in December 2012, so by that reasoning it could be the best RPG. But it's gonna come out 2012/13. If it's not out worldwide by March 2013, I'll eat my shoes!
Hey, I know how that works: you eat a cake the is shaped like your shoes. Come on now!
I know that's a year earlier but Skyrim is gonna be THAT good!
It's official now. "NO" rpg is mearly an rpg anymore. RPG's have combined with pieces of the best of action adventure/fps,tps. In reality there will be one or two mith the most acolades, however the best rpg will be the one that most connects within you. I plan on enjoying the hell out of my favs:) My most wanted is Mass Effect 3 and The Witcher 2 on the 360.
LOL best RPG....yeah ok then If no other RPGs are coming out all together in 2012 then yeah it's the best because it's not going against any other RPG.
I want Diablo 3 so bad. When is it coming out
I'm pretty sure that was announced for november of this year
Diablo 3 won't be coming out this year. No blizzard games in 2011. 2012 will see heart of the swarm and Diablo 3.
maybe, its blizzard they tend to delay the hell out of their games(usually to our benefit)
Right now it seems the best RPG of 2012 is coming out in March but FF 13-2 is a very close 2nd in my eyes. I'm sure there are more 2012 RPGs to be announced but just like 2010 Final Fantasy and Mass Effect will probably be my top 2 RPGs of the year.
I'm weary of ME3 after the botched abortion that was DA2
I liked Dragon Age 2. It wasn't a huge leap over Origins and was actually worse in some areas but I think it is a pretty good game overall.
I also liked DA2.
I'm not even sure ME3 will qualify as an RPG. ME2 was basically a TPS with dialogue choices. They need to return it to ME1 style IMO.
They show how leveling up works and how you can customize every single weapon in the game with up to 3 different weapon mods. It's much more in depth and more "RPG" than Mass Effect 1's leveling and weapons ever were.
Final Fantasy X-2 was crap, and Final Fantasy XIII was crap. XIII-2 doesn't have a good outlook.
I must disagree. I loved both X-2 and XIII but to each his own. I understand a lot of people have issues with those two particular games just as I have voiced my many issues with Final Fantasy XII.
I also loved both those games.
Not true at all,that's your opinion.
Hated X-2, loved XIII, excited about XIII-2..that about sums it up.
It'll be interesting to see whether people are done with Skyrim in time for these.
I doubt it. Not even a smidgeon of a chance. Unless it's turn based.
I miss good turn based rpgs
They say that format is old now but Lost Odyssey (the REAL FF13 title this gen) used it and it was amazing. It even added a ring feature to keep it fresh and exciting.
I agree. I wish SE didn't listen to the loud-mouthed internet journalists in the first place. There was no reason to completely ignore traditional turn based RPGs. You won't ever see a turn based Uncharted. Why should there be an action based Final Fantasy?
I'm looking forward to this. Don't know where all the hate is coming from. 13 was a really good game. Not perfect, but the story, battle system, battles and characters were fine imo.
Tales of Graces f and Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky SC! P.S. Don't start bringing up Persona 5 we all know we're getting a Shin Megami Tensei IV first :)
Bubles + for TitS SC! come on Xseed, announced the release date for it! >.<
I'm more of a Tales fan myself. This XIII-2 doesn't look interesting. I thought XIII was good though!
gimme paper mario 3ds. That will be the best :) Anf dragon quest X
DQ X, how'd I forget that! Same with Mario, I didn't get to play Super Papar Mario, but I'm think that was a platformer...
how could you.......... Its my most wanted game of next year and I havent even seen it. TGS cant come soon enough
Mass Effect 3 is coming out in January?
That's what I said! lol
I finished Mass Effect 2, great game, it's not really an RPG. I consider it a 3rd person shooter with tacked on RPG. I never played ME1 but heard it had more RPG elements which got stripped, I hope 3 will have that stuff.
I played ME1 and what you say is true IMO. ME2 is a TPS with dialogue choices whereas ME1 has a lot more RPG elements. If ME3 doesn't have more ME1 elements then it's not an RPG IMO.
ME1 was vastly superior in the RPG department. You actually felt a little giddy about upgrading gear and visiting shops. In 2 I can't tell the difference between most weapons, and they were all automatically equipped when I got new ones. Felt lame as hell.
I don't like to put JRPGs and WRPGs in one category since the gameplay elements are very different. But if you mean best JRPG, then that might be possible.
Best RPG if it comes out next year will be Final Fantasy Versus 13.....I got weary of Mass Effect 3 when they said they took influences from nearly every mainstream FPS and TPS (for those who dont know in Mass Effect they said they drew inspiration from Bladerunner and Star Trek and all these cool sci fi media but now.....*sigh*)
y'all keep hyping Versus13. Now that there a lot of RPGs comin' soon, maybe you guys will stop moaning about so much FPS. Hope you support the "best rpg" when it releases. Money talks
No new info on FFVS13 and i was hoping maybe Namco would be nice and release the PS3 version of Tales of Vesperia.
Didn't they say Vesperia won't be coming west to PS3 because of a deal with MS?
yeah thats what i read too
The best RPG of 2012 is ninokuni for the ps3.
Lets hope Level-5 localize it.
Level-5 est. some sort of branch here in the US, right? I hope it's coming (and the DS one too, I would like to play it on the go haha)
I will be too busy in skyrim when most if not all these games drop. Morrowind, oblivion, and fallout 3 all took months and even a year of gameplay from so many other titles.
The best RPG in 2012 will still be Skyrim, even though it comes out this year. ME3 is going to be a third person shooter, anything Final Fantasy is automatic fail.
Skyrim on my list. Final Crap... not really....
I think ppl must stop make articles compare WRPG's & JRPG's they r different like day and night, they call ME2 RPG when most of the time it play like a TPS this so called WRPG doing nothing more than merge elements to attract all the shooters freaks in US you cant call this thing RPG, maybe one of the few WRPG that still feel and play like RPG is the Elder Scrolls series most of the rest have a future or post-apocalyptic setup and u shoot, shoot & shoot things...
I think were Final Fantasy are concerned though their success and commercialism has done well for bridging the gap between WRPG's and JRPG's. But it all depends on how good the game is at the end of the day. If it sucks people will hate it but if it's decent then more people will regain confidence in the series/genre.
the only way thats happening is if lost oddesy 2 is made final fantasy series now couldnt hold a candle to FF 1 - FF10
My dream? Final Fantasy XIII-2 sales reflecting how much Squeenix's(once)fanbase were disappointed with XIII. If XIII-2 sells close or almost as good as XIII, I'll be convinced that I'm stuck in an age of gaming where gamers have been replaced with a washed down, younger generation and old school gamers who have completely lost their taste in games.
The best will be in March, and that is Mass Effect 3.
I'll still be playing Skyrim and Dark Souls at the beginning of the year, most likely. After that, Diablo 3 and Kingdoms of Amalur are the ones to beat in my opinion. FF and ME have no chance at my time and money.
Is this another website fishing for hits with a flame bait title ? Yes, yes it is anyway, hope they make a better game than the last one which was cool but i hated all the characters except Vanille which was super annoying but somewhat likable (for me at least).