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The Six Secrets of Suikoden II's Success

Why Konami's freshly reissued RPG classic remains one of the best the genre has ever seen.

tiffac0083503d ago

Hopefully, the True Rune Saga deserves an ending.

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-Hermit-962d ago

Dragon Quest 11 isn't even the best Dragon Quest game, it's a good game, but not the best. Dragon Quest 8 is superior to it in almost every way.

thorstein961d ago

...and 1 and 2 and 3 and 4....

I am biased.

Hofstaderman962d ago (Edited 962d ago )

OK let's end this, in order
Xenogears
Final Fantasy 8
Final Fantasy 7
Final Fantasy 9
Final Fantasy 6
Chrono Trigger
Legend of Dragoon
Breath of Fire 4
Breath of Fire 3
Dragon Quest 8
Dragon Quest 11
Vagrant Story
Saga Frontier 2
Chrono Cross
Suikoden 2
Suikoden
Threads of Fate
Final Fantasy X
Final Fantasy XII
Lunar 2

Jiub962d ago

Sometimes I forget how much of a powerhouse the PS1 was

MadLad962d ago

I don't play too many jrpgs, and I'm trying to diversify a bit.

Outside of FF and Dragon Quest, what two games from that list do you most recommend someone trying? Doesn't matter if it's a sequel to another game or not.

Jiub962d ago

IMO: Chrono Trigger and Suikoden II

thorstein961d ago

Octopath Traveler is really good.

BlaqMagiq1961d ago

You have Threads of Fate on there which means you get my ultimate respect. Underrated and overlooked.

Exvalos961d ago

Man your dang near spot on absolute spot on choices

Epicor961d ago

I like your top 6 a lot. I don't have the same orders but all those games would make my top 10 RPG list most likely. Number 1 for me is FFIX. It holds a special place in my heart and imo it's the perfect Final Fantasy game.

In addition I would give special mention to some western RPG's as well: Skyrim and Mass Effect 2 were iconic games. Out of JRPG's I'd like to add Disgaea 2 on that list.

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MadLad962d ago (Edited 962d ago )

Some of my personal favorites are Planescape: Torment, New Vegas, Morrowind, Kotor 2, Wasteland 3, Witcher 2, Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines, Deus Ex, Disco Elysium and Vampyr.

As far as jrpg, while I'm not as big a fan as I am for Western RPGs, I love Persona 3 - 5, Dragon Quest 8 and 11, Rogue Galaxy, Final Fantast 6,7, and 12; and Lost Odyssey.

LoveSpuds961d ago (Edited 961d ago )

Some quality taste in games there squire.

I'd add some Baldurs Gate 2 and Neverwinter Nights from back in the day too.

MadLad961d ago

Should have added BG2. Played through it many times over the years.

Never could get into Neverwinter Nights though. Not sure why.

Omegasyde961d ago

Loved rouge galaxy. Fav game from Level 5.

ManMarmalade962d ago

Legend of Dragoon #1 game of all time for me