While this genre became nearly extinct in the mid-2000s, they’ve made a strong comeback as of recent. Here are a few turn-based RPGs, both old and new, that you have to play if you want to find out what this genre has to offer.
Xenoblade isn't turn based and neither is Chrono Trigger if you set the combat to active before starting the game.
But chrono is still turn based, atleast thats my experience as I didnt set it to active.
Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Suikoden II, Vagrant Story
vagrant story was great but kinda short. love that game. definitely in my top 10.
Anybody else notice that they mentioned Grandia yet the picture they chose to show was from Grandia 2?!
grandia is one of my all time favorites. along with breath of fire1, cronocross, xenogears, suidoken2, legend of dragoon, ff6 etc. glad they mentioned it. very underrated!
lol idk how that slipped my mind. its my #1 jrpg turnbased game and game of all time.
Interesting list, but as with all lists, its highly subjective. Personally, ffix is the third worst in the series behind x-2 and xiii, i dont see xcom as an rpg, and id have included lunar 1 or 2(sega cd versions) over 90% of whats here.
Some weird choices. None of these games were bad, but I feel like there are far better choices for many of them. It seems like he was primarily a PC gamer, and missed out on a lot of the console classics.
I was surprised that FFVI didn't make the cut. That's my #1.
Shadow heart for me, and others.
it's hard to say if Divinity 2 is "Goat" as it has only been out for 2yrs.... but I might just have to agree.. I think it really is the best turn based rpg ever!.
Shoukd i play the first one first?
Neverwinter nights should be here too. I feel like some of the classics are missing.
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