FuzzyPixels takes a look back at the best JRPGs of all time and tries to narrow the list of greats down to a top five.
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Chrono, FF9, Legend of Dragoon, Persona 4, Pokémon Gold
I love your list, those games are close to my heart, but I would personally change a few for my own list. Persona 4 really is very very good, but I'd replace it with P3FES, as I thought it was more difficult, engaging, and intriguing than 4, even though P4 improved on some much needed areas like combat AI and pacing. I'm not sure I would say FF9 over some of the others, but then again any of the Final Fantasy series from that era had similar qualities to one another. I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with Pokemon, it just isn't a JRPG. I would use its place for Dragon Quest V. (Or maybe VIII)
I'm here because the thumbnail is Persona 4. I will definitely agree on that much.
This list needs Ni No Kuni!
& Lost Odyssey. Probably two of the best I've played since VII. Course Eternal Sonata, SMT Nocturne, Disgaea 3, Star Ocean TTOT, and so many others were great. Anyway top 5 lists are moronic. As if you can clearly place five of any games in one genre above all others. Better off making a top 10-20 with no ranking. Top 20 must play JRPGS or something. 2 cents.
All that and Dragon Quest!
The only thing worth mentioning about it is the gorgeous art style and music. Everything else, from the characters to the story, is painfully mediocre.
Missing Panzer Dragoon Saga and Phantasy Star 4
Just seem's like a list of games to please the fanbase of those games.
Here the TOP 5 JRPG I have personally play till now: 5. Xenoblade Chronicles 4. Final Fantasy X 3. Suikoden II 2. Xenogears 1. Final Fantasy VII
So many great jrpgs, I would need to make a top 40 list at least
Anyone who puts IX above 6 knows nothing about art review
I would replace Pokemon Gold/Silver with Pokemon Crystal, the 3rd entries were usually the best of each gen. I agree that Persona 4 is amazing (Golden is even better) but I preferred the theme of Persona 3 FES, it's just a shame 3 FES didn't give you full control over your party. Chrono Trigger "was" great, but it's not timeless imo. I also prefer FFIX to FFVII, but I do agree that VII offers the most versatile system with materia. Nothing there that I'd outright disagree with though, it's just that there lots of amazing JRPG's (Vagrant Story & Dragon Quest VIII are some of my favourites).
I can't help but admire the irony that you mention Chrono Trigger not being timeless. ;0)
Xenogears was pretty great
My list: Chrono FF9 = best FF DQ5 = best DQ Grandia Ni No Kuni
So but no. Persona 4, Final Fantasy VII and XV doesn't deserve to be in Top 5 neither does Pokemon Gold and Silver. Of course my top 5 would be: One Per Franchise to make it fair Xenoblade Chronicles X Final Fantasy VIII Bravely Second The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Super Mario RPG --------------------- And just to mention these after Tales of Symphonia(GC) Ni No Kuni Chrono Trigger Fire Emblem Fates Dragon Quest IV Pokemon Sun & Moon Persona 4 Golden Shin Megami Tensei IV The World End With You Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Arc Rise Fantasia ---------- Currently at Chapter 9 of FFXV better than VII, V, I, II, III and XIII for me, No where near VIII, IV, X, IX and VI.
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