The Dreamcast had an especially robust lineup of RPGs, including some of the most iconic and exciting titles that are still revered by fans to this day.
Why is it that whenever I see articles about Dreamcast RPGs, they always include Shenmue 1 & 2? Shenmue isn't an RPG series, it's an action adventure series.
You could make arguments for both to be honest, it has quite a few strong RPG elements. Even Sega have categorized the rereleases as RPGs as well as Action Adventure on Steam, Playstation store etc.
Sega should remake Skys of Arcadia!
All about Skies of Arcadia. Why there's no sequel or remake or remaster is anyone's guess while Sega pumps out tons of Yakuza games like they got guns pointed at their heads from real Yakuza. Even a main line Phantasy Star 5 from the same team that did Skies would have been great too. Nope. Not today's Sega. PS Online is cool and I still have version 2. But that Sega of today is just sitting on gold and don't know what to do with it. Don't even get me started beyond RPGs on why there's no Virtual Cop or House of the Dead VR by now. Even a Jet Set Radio VR could be done based on how Sprint Vector works in VR. Could be doing virtual graffiti. Even Virtual On would work. Nope. Just sad. End rant. Love me some Skies.
Grandia II was good. I played the PS2 version that had more cutscenes but still...
Grandia 2 & Skies of Arcadia
Wish Sega would dip more into the rpgs Dreamcast had some great rpgs
Dreamcast wasn't much for RPGs but Phantasy Star Online, Skies of Arcadia and Grandia II were classics
I recently played the Grandia 2 "HD Remaster" on PC. There should be a law preventing companies from labeling their god-awful ports as HD when they most definitely are not. The cutscenes are so terribly upscaled that half the time you can't even tell what's happening. The audio is also completely out of sync.
Skies of arcadia, grandia and phantasy star online.
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