Submitted by TheSanchezDavid 1288d ago | opinion piece

We Need More Quirky RPGs

It's not often that a funny RPG lands on PC, consoles, or handhelds. When a comical entry in the genre does launch, however, it's usually an interesting and enjoyable take on it. Bright Hub looks at a few quirky titles and explains why sometimes it's cool to have fun with an RPG that doesn't take itself so seriously. (Breath of Death VII: The Beginning, Cthulhu Saves the World, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

3GenGames  +   1288d ago
We need more good RPG's first. RPG's are something the industry is very lacking in as a whole, there are so few worth playing even...

And if you guys want to play a good RPG you've probably never played that beats the snot out of all others on the same system, try Crystalis on the NES. Yes, I am saying it even beats Zelda 1, and I don't say that often, give it a try. Best RPG on the NES by far. Try that, now THAT'S a good RPG. They need to make more focused around story.

And another RPG that happens to be a homebrew is Pier Solar, which is pretty good I've heard, check that out too although you can't get on right now. It's for the Genesis and is just wicked with amazing art and sound. I can't wait until I can get it.
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TheSanchezDavid  +   1288d ago
I have to agree with you there. There's been a total lack of emphasis on awesome RPGs as of late.

Still, I can't help but have a fondness for comedy RPGs.
gw4k  +   1288d ago
I would be happy with just a good RPG. Doesn't have to be quirky!!!
RedDead  +   1288d ago
This year is the RPG year...imo

Any RPG lover will like this year
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Simco876  +   1288d ago
One of the best comedy RPGs was Lunar/Lunar 2. It had a perfect mix of satire and epic story line.

I hope one day, someone will develop a Lunar 3...
CrescentFang  +   1288d ago
I don't know if you know this, but Takeshi Miyaji has passed away about a month ago... very sad...
CYBERSNAKE  +   1288d ago
A recent funny RPG that I loved was 'Costume Quest', I hope it gets a sequel.
Neckbear  +   1288d ago
I was about to call out the lack of Costume Quest in this article. It was short, but hell, it was pretty damn fun.
CYBERSNAKE  +   1288d ago
Most funny RPG'S are DLC like 'Castle Crashers', 'Costume Quest' and 'Deathspank'. Can't wait for 'The Baconing'
phantomexe  +   1288d ago
I'd just like to see more turn based rpgs.
ljh217  +   1288d ago
I prefer dark RPGs. Demon souls was the best RPG I've played in the last few years, really built for the hardcore audience. Morrowind was my favourite before that, the first game where exploration and RPG really worked well.

I couldn't care less about storyline, there are some amazing books out there if you want a good story. What both morrowind and dark souls achieved was atmosphere. So many RPG's are lacking that raw atmosphere in a game. RPGs should draw their players in and make them feel part of their surroundings which both of those games achieve.

The traditional JRPG's just don't have the same appeal.
Seferoth75  +   1288d ago
Recently played Cthulu saves the world and Beath of death 7. Got both on Steam for 2.99. Well worth the money spent.

Guys there are a ton of good RPGs out there this gen. However they are not mainstream and their not soemthing you will find if you have a single platform.
maniacmayhem  +   1288d ago
I'm surprised there aren't more retro like rpg's available for dl on xbl/psn. We get retro everything else but no one has stepped up to give us a classic 8/16 bit rpg on the systems.
Stealth2k  +   1288d ago
why no mention of zhp>
Derpy  +   1288d ago
I tend to really enjoy rpgs that don't take themselves too seriously. While I don't think all rpgs should be funny, I do think a little comedy relief now and then is important to a good gaming experience.

@Maniac. I agree, considering that the PC digital download stores are fairly flooded with them, it's a wonder some haven't migrated over to the consoles. A lot of them would feel more authentic on a console and would be nicer to control with a controller, IMHO.
Tex117  +   1288d ago
I liked Ash on the iphone as well.

Very throw back.
Ludakriss  +   1287d ago
Yes. We. Do. Do you still remember the likes of Dark Cloud, Legend of Dragoon, Final Fantasy 10/10-2, 12? I truly miss the majestic, elegant creatures as Omega Weapon in Final Fantasy 10-2. The sheer size of this, beautiful monster...

And what about the simplicity of Dark Cloud. The enjoyable odd balls of a party that you get to meet.

I especially do miss the design of Final Fantasy. The world. The way they portray all these great creatures, technology of which there is plenty. These things combined. They truly look, sound...feel as if they actually WERE. The feel is that of mythology. The God(s) and Goddess(es).

The battle mechanics of Legend of Dragoon. Oh, baby! How fun it was. It was still very much a "twitch" mechanic if you wanted to do the max damage. And the pleasure of achieving 9999 xDD
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