The greatest Japanese RPG franchises, part 2

Part 2 of Kotaku's feature, Celebrating the fine art of hitting things to make numbers bigger.

indysurfn2275d ago (Edited 2275d ago )

Number 8 is confusing. I thought DRAGON SLAYER was still a Square property. instead of NIHON FALCOM.(look at the photo) no sweet if The legend of heroes trails of cold steel came from dragon slayer umbrella. Then that would be the second awesome series that turned from action rpg(dragon slayer) to a turn based JRPG(final fantasy was the first turn based one).

Either way I think the obvious first place was correct. But I think some people are not going to like where the kingdom hearts series landed.


30 Years Later, Final Fantasy 6 is a Perfect Time Capsule for the Franchise

Looking back at Final Fantasy 6 on its 30th anniversary provides a snapshot of one of gaming's most important franchises at a pivotal turning point.

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Spenok77d ago

Still the best in the series.


Final Fantasy I Pixel Remaster – Step Back in Time

Gary Green said: It’s interesting to revisit the roots of your favorite franchises to see first-hand what’s changed and what’s stuck around all these years, though perhaps ‘visit’ would be more accurate than ‘revisit’ since apparently, Europe wasn’t worthy of the original six Final Fantasy games the first time around. By the time we started getting ports of these iconic games, we’d already been through the PSOne JRPG golden age. So we’d already seen the best of what Final Fantasy had to offer, while these predecessors looked outdated, unrefined, and (dare I say it) ugly. We aren’t bitter about the delayed releases, honest…

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shinoff218378d ago

I'd love to but square said fk you to the ps fanbase that wanted these physically. Meanwhile switch got a physical release.

Asplundh78d ago (Edited 78d ago )

I'd buy it for the Switch but a NA copy runs for $800.