With Alundra and Arc the Lad now on PSN, Joystick Division lists five more classic RPGs that should be brought to the service.
Aww Alundra isn't on the EU store. :( Really would love to play through it again.
I'd love to see Chrono Cross and Vagrant Story on the PSN store!
I'd like to see CC/C. Trigger in HD, never played those titles.
You never played chrono trigger?!! That's my favorite RPG of all time, I never beat a game that much until Ocarina of time. They really should release it though, never played the PS1 version only SNES.
Vagrant Story is already on PSN ...
Another symptom of Square's stupidity is not bringing Xenogears to Western PSNs when its been in JP for about a year already.
Xenogears is a no brainer. I guess Squeenix are just a bunch of idiots? WTF is really going on over there?
like Baulders Gate 1-2. The couch co-op was awesome for those games.
I liked that game. If we are talking PS2 then Dark Cloud 2 for sure. I'd like Dragon Quest 9 (I think), I heard that was good
I think its DQ8 you're talking about, PS2 version right? That game is great, very deeply based in classic RPG elements but amazing none the less.
Dragon Warrior 7 was the last psx game.
With all the rehashing that Square Enix does I'm actually quite surprised that Chrono Cross ISN'T on the store yet.
why in god's name haven't they brought xenogears to the na psn yet?!?!? seriously?!?!
Though I own 4 out of the 5 listed, I'd like the chance to retire my disks to storage. I never played 'Valkyrie Profile,' and I'd happily drop some cash to purchase it.
"-the typical Japanese RPG flooding the market during the PS1 days." God I miss those days. The days when at any one time I was anticipating a great JRPG coming out. These days, I've been left severely wanting for traditional JRPGs. There's a few to be sure like Star Ocean 4 International and Eternal Sonata, but other than a scant few like those, I've actually stopped playing my PS3 by and large. I've gone back to playing my Sega Saturn for Shining the Holy Ark, my SNES for Final Fantasy III (VI in Japan), and my original PS for the rest. I've looked at the Japanese PS Store, and it's shameful that there's so much traditional JRPG goodness when compared to the RPG starved western PS Store. This gen, I still trust a hope. I'm hoping Namdai will bring Tales of Vesperia to the west as well as the new Tales of Graces F. I'm hoping Konami will reveal Suikoden VI. I'm hoping for another great Wild ARMs tale and so many, many more. I personally feel the best days of gaming was the 32-bit generation simply because I'm such an ardent fan of traditional JRPGs. Disagree with me all you like, it's only a personal opinion. Who knows, maybe the best JRPGs are in front of us. :)
yeah!! Suikoden VI please be exclusive to the PS3
Couldn't agree more. Great list! Also, grandia.
SaiyanFury: Though the Ps1 had the most RPG's, I feel as if the best RPGs were on the SNES. FFVI, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, Zelda...all of which were beyond supurb. So good in fact that it more than makes up for the amount found on the ps1. Its seems now that every JRPG now has a very heavy emphasis on the "J" (think anime)...or they retard it all down for the "Casual" gamer. Now think FFVI, with the seemingly hand-drawn portraits and epic story.
Nope, it was PSOne... as much as SNES fans continue to say "the best RPGs were etc etc." It was PSOne without a doubt - why? Because it not only had the same quality of RPGs but it had about triple the RPGs. I'd say "I'd love to see" about the PS1 RPGs but I own about all of them )released in NA). So I can just boot them up on my PS3 - the main reason I own a PS3 sadly. For everyone who doesn't still own their PS1 games: Vagrant Story & Lunar Silver Star Story Complete?
@ Tex I wholeheartedly agree with you; the SNES had some truly landmark RPGs. Even some of the great ones that never made it to the west you can now play translated in ROM form such as Seiken Densetsu 3, Bahamut Lagoon, the original Star Ocean and so forth. I just personally feel that the original PlayStation had the most high quality RPGs of any console. And you're right, I think it's stupid that we need to add the 'J' now. Great points, thanks for replying! @ Mastodon Haha, I literally just got Vagrant Story off eBay for 20 bucks in mint condition. I'm loving it!
Thats actually a very good list except ur missing Brave Fencer Musashi
Silent Bomber(not an RPG.. but i loved that game) Grandstream Saga & Legend of Dragoon would be excellent
I have all 3 of the games u listed. Silent Bomber is so underrated and also under the radar like no one even knows of its existance but its such a good game. Legend of Dragoon we all know is a great RPG and we hope theres a sequel Granstream Saga was also a good RPG, it was fun
I wasn't even into RPG's.. but i played the demo's of both Granstream and Legend of Dragoon & i enjoyed them... however, i never bought them.. although i would liked to have..
but if i add Primal and MGS/Resident Evil collection to that list it would made my PS2 completely obsolete. best list in a long time. just one shame, should list both Valkyrie profile games. second one is even better
I would so love to see Legend of Dragoon. I would also add Tomba too.
legend of dragoon from psn and legend of dragoon 2 for ps3 will be best..
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