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RPGSite - The Best RPGs of the Decade

Zack runs down the list of games he felt had the biggest impact on him as a fan during this provocative period. Oh, and enjoy the little rant at the end.

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MoreRPG1633d ago

Lost Odyssey should be more than honorable mention

CarlitoBrigante1633d ago

Fail list:

No FFX
No Dark Cloud
No Shadow Hearts 2(one of the best ps2 games)

Glad there is Valkyria Chronicles tho

Yi-Long1633d ago

... Shouldn't Xenoblade Chroncles be on the list!?

Many have said it's the best JRPG this gen, perhaps even the best JRPG ever.

kevnb1633d ago

Just try to play dark cloud now, its pretty bad.

Megaman_nerd1633d ago (Edited 1633d ago )

Dark Cloud 2 was the good one and FFX has aged pretty bad. You play the game now and is nothing more than a bunch of corridors put together with badly implemented cut-scenes and godawful voice acting. Battle system is the only thing that is still good but there are others with a better one like Shadow Hearts and Persona. FFXIII lovers will love FFX to death though because both games are so similar.

Karuto1632d ago (Edited 1632d ago )

I said I hated FFX in the article.
I don't think Dark Cloud is as good as people made it out to be, but that's personal opinion. DC2 was better and I liked building the town but I kind of forgot about it after I beat it.
I have yet to play Shadow Hearts 2 and I knew I'd get flak for that! lol
I said the game had to be released in America, and unfortunately Xenoblade hasn't, though I have played the import and enjoyed what I could understand of it. Can't wait for it to come here!

DragonKnight1632d ago

@Megaman_nerd: "FFXIII lovers will love FFX to death though because both games are so similar."

Yeah because in FFX you can't talk to the NPC's at all. Oh wait...

But there certainly aren't any towns. Oh wait...

But you can't explore the towns. Oh wait...

But you can't go back. Oh wait...

But there aren't any sidequests or minigames. Oh wait...

But you can't grind for levels or gil. Oh wait...

Yeah, they're so similar. You're right. /s

gaffyh1632d ago

I'm happy they at least mentioned Jeanne D'Arc, by far the my favourite PSP game. I wish they do a sequel for consoles.

Instigator1632d ago

Skies of Arcadia Legends and KOTOR should be on the list. Also, it may just be my personal opinion but surely FFXII is better than X and XI.

@ Yi-Long: Xenoblade is from a different decade than those on the list. Still, it runs circles round most games on the list.

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Capt-FuzzyPants1633d ago

No FF10 or KH? Or Dark Cloud? Those are some of my favorite games.

Tony P1633d ago

That's because it's this guy's personal list.

It should really have a big ol' "IMO" at the end of the title.

Canary1633d ago

No, it really, really shouldn't. If you're incapable of discerning the difference between objective and subjective statements, that's YOUR problem that YOU need to fix--don't blame it on the rest of the world.

Capt-FuzzyPants1633d ago

I know it's his opinion. The ones I listed were popular so I was aliitle surprised they weren't there.

Karuto1632d ago

I said I hated FFX and Kingdom Hearts II was an honorable mention because although it was a lot of fun, it didn't leave as much a lasting impression (though the music sure did, I'll give you that).

TheColbertinator1633d ago

The author of this list hasn't even played Persona 4.This list blows especially with Nier in it.As for Eternal Sonata it was an ok game but the story never came to fruition.

Karuto1632d ago

Yeah, I haven't played Persona 4 because that game is a huge time sink and it came out around the time I was going to college. I will find the time to sit down and play it one of these days. I loved watching someone play it, but I still don't think I'd put it on the list simply because it doesn't really offer something that personally impacted me inside the decade. As for NieR, it is indeed a very polarizing game as you probably could tell of the reviews around the game's release. We reviewed the game on the site and I could easily find things that both sides would like and dislike about the game based on perception. I personally loved Eternal Sonata's story and music and it made me want to learn more about the life of composers, which is why I put it on the list - I have already read a few biographies of people like Mozart and Chopin in reaction to my playthrough, for example.

tiffac0081632d ago (Edited 1632d ago )

If you plan to play Persona 4, you may as well wait for Persona 4: The Golden for the Vita which will have additional story, locations, game-play and character(s). It also has an easy mode, so you don't have to sink in more time trying to grind your characters up. :)

Its nice to see Jeanne D'Arc on your list, that's the game that made me buy a PSP in the first place.

Canary1632d ago

How can you call yourself an RPG gamer and dismiss games for being "too long?" That invalidates your opinions--past, present and future.

kevnb1633d ago

very weak, eternal sonata is one of the worse games Ive ever played.

in no particular order

Dark Souls, WOW, Baldurs Gate 2, Morrowind, Final Fantasy X, Deus EX, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, Witcher, knights of the old republic, Xenoblade Chronicles.

TheColbertinator1633d ago

Good idea I will go with mine

Dark Cloud 2
Deus Ex
Persona 4
Star Wars KOTOR
Morrowind
Valkyria Chronicles
Final Fantasy XII
Mass Effect
Xenosaga
Shin Megami Tensei:Digital Devil Saga

Julie1633d ago (Edited 1633d ago )

I'll join too :)

Baldur's Gate SoA
Skies of Arcadia
Final Fantasy X
Neverwinter Nights 2
Zelda OOT
Morrowind
KOTOR
Suikoden
Kingdom Hearts
Valkyria Chronicles
Demon's Souls
Wild Arms
Lost Odyssey
Planescape Torment
Chrono Trigger
Final Fantasy VI

I can go on forever i believe i have too many favorites :3

Capt-FuzzyPants1633d ago

@Julie

Some of those didn't come out within the decade. Unless they were remade.

Julie1632d ago

Omigosh you are right FuzzyPants , i am sorry lol i posted some oldies in there a lot indeed :3

Knight_Cid1633d ago (Edited 1633d ago )

yeah its kind of weak

My list

valkyria 3 - He did include 1 but 3 is better and he bithced
disgaea 4 - So sweet
devil survivor series - so sweet

thats a taste

knifefight1632d ago

Neither Disgaea 4 nor Valkyria 3 were released in the decade this piece is talking about. >_>

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