CVG: 2009: The Year of the RPG

Chinese astrology declares 2009 the year of the Ox. The DS casts lvl 5 flame on said bovine and declares it the year of the handheld RPG.

Wandering the floors of the Tokyo Game Show you couldn't move for tripping over digitised, spiky-haired heroes and mages in wafty frocks. A few need no introduction - Dragon Quest IX and Crystal Chronicles - but for every Square Enix-confirmed mega hit there are 10 smaller stat-merchants fighting for attention.

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TheColbertinator3579d ago

Looks like it will be a good year for the RPG.White Knight Chronicles and Mass Effect 2 are my most anticipated games this generation

Drealmcc0y3579d ago

No way man, your two most anticipated games are from the PS3 and 360!?
But nobody can enjoy BOTH consoles, thats just insane!!!

Kain813579d ago



WKC looks awesome, but the thing that truly amazed me are that you can Change the complete Costumes.

Foxgod3579d ago

small list, the ds will have loads more rpg's then the ones listed.

labwarrior3579d ago (Edited 3579d ago )


Xbox 360 RPGs in 2009

Tales of Vesperia (Europe)
Two Worlds Temptation
Divinity 2: Ego Dragonis
Dungeon Hero
KUF2: Dominion
Star Ocean 4
Final Fantasy 13
White Gold
Mass Effect 2
Blue Dragon 2
Age of Conan
Secret World
Sacred 2
Aliens RPG
Overlord 2
Gothic 4
Fable 2 expansions
Fallout 3 expansions
Witcher white Wolf
Age of Dreams
New action/adventure/RPG confirmed lately for 360
Dragon Age
Lord of Shadows

It is unbelievable how many RPG's xbox 360 gets in 2009 really

And of course a new buyer can enjoy the released

Fable 2
Last Remnant
Fallout 3
Mass Effect
Oblivion with all expansions
Lost Odyssey
Blue Dragon
Eternal Sonata
Enchanted Arms
Too Human
Two Worlds

and backwards compatible games like

Fable Lost Chapters
Knights of the old Republic 1-2
Jade Empire

Chrissy3579d ago (Edited 3579d ago )

WTF is this sh*t? List wars? Are you for real? I expected something as pathetic from a ps3 fan:\

AHAHAHAHAHAHA f*ck! This is horrible. Some of the RPGs you listed arent worth more than Haze or Lair. Aliens RPG??? WTF AHAHAHAHAHAAH

Kain813579d ago (Edited 3579d ago )

Sorry but some Guys love it to LIVE in the MATRIX.
Wake UP

Sacred 2
Aliens RPG
Overlord 2
Gothic 4
Witcher white Wolf
Dragon Age
Two Worlds Temptation

thes are MULTIPLATTS for sure

Rs3579d ago

Wait, where's the Exclusive!?

Foxgod3579d ago

It doesnt matter if its exclusive or not, i find the call for exclusives a weak statement to back up your frustration.

baum3579d ago

"It doesnt matter if its exclusive or not, i find the call for exclusives a weak statement to back up your frustration. "

As usual, your logic is flawed, foxslave. What's the point of listing games that I can find somewhere else? Better listing 360 and PS3 exclusive RPGs if you wanna do your job as a 360 evangelist.

In the end it's not about quantity, it's about which games you are more interested in.

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kewlkat0073579d ago

Sony's the only one straggling behind but yeah, finally, everyone can enjoy some in 2009.

Rs3579d ago (Edited 3579d ago )

People like you have to bring out something irrelevant. This article didn't even mention anything about the faultbox360.

"Sony's the only one straggling behind but yeah, finally, everyone can enjoy some in 2009. "

PlayStation3 no RPG?
PlayStation2 no RPG?
PlayStation Network no RPG?

kewlkat0073579d ago (Edited 3579d ago )

if one is lacking in a particular Genre such as JRPG's then I'll comment about it. This article is about RPG's and I've been patiently waiting for Sony's..

What you act like I'm fn Lieing about that comment or making a rumor or something.

I wonder what console you own..

Rs3579d ago (Edited 3579d ago )

I'm not trying to criticize you. Your waiting for "Sony's answer" and so I give you the answer with the PS3,PS2,PSN and the PSP each of this individual is a part of Sony product.

I used to own faultbox360 until I got my 6x last RROD that warranty over. Threw it into the dumpster where it belongs and never look back! Now I'm just a satisfying PS3 consumer.

SaiyanFury3579d ago

The games are coming on the PS3 and a few of them are already out. Deep and intricate games like Disgaea 3 and Valkyria Chronicles have already been released. Oblivion's been out for a long time as well as other RPGs on the system. Cross-Edge has already been confirmed for North America exclusively on the PS3 as well in March. I also own a 360 for the games that can't be had on Sony's black box but the bulk of my gaming remains on PS3 nonetheless.

kewlkat0073579d ago

You trying to tell me the PS3 has too much JRPGs huh....I don't know what to play.

SaiyanFury3578d ago

KewlKat, I'm not saying that the PS3 has an abundance of JRPGs, but I'm merely trying to illustrate that it's not completely lacking in the JRPG market. Lord knows I'd prefer a regular RPG in the spirit of the PS2 and PS1, but the PS3 has a few games worth having. That was my point.

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Spike473579d ago

Cause for 2009 I only need FF1,WKC, and later on FF versus . Have fun with your average JRPGs xbox360 owners.

kewlkat0073579d ago (Edited 3579d ago )

PS3 only fans only buy 2 RPGs a year...let me guess they all have to score 9'

"Have fun with your average JRPGs xbox360 owners."

Trust me I've enjoyed most of them and to think, I bought my PS3 for mostly JRPGs.

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