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Old 11-06-2008, 05:18 PM
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Default Some of the best RPGS you've never played

I was looking at the pathetic best list and see that alot you guys havent played nearly as many rpgs as you think after looking at your top ten list and, that pathetic top 26. Im not gonna inslut or judge anyone Im just gonna throw out some essental rpgs you should have played and some series you might wanna know about.

Y's: Is a action rpg series that would most likely be reministance of Zelda but with rpg elements. What sets this series apart from the rest of the other action rpgs and generic perfection. All the cliches you see in "single hero saves the world" Might of came from y's.

*Great things about it*
- Amazing eletric guitar and orcastrated music
- Some of the best 2d for the systems its on and some of the must lush vibrant graphics for the newer games.

There are 7 numbered games in the y's series while most of them havent come to American you can surely pick up Y's Arc Of Napitism for the PSP and enjoy today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV8CxeZHWvs < Y's Orgins


Phantasy Star 4: This is the definitive Sega Genesis rpg. If you owned a Genesis and liked rpgs you had this game. Amazing graphics probably the best looking rpg on the genesis. Cool futurisitic themes which was a rarity during the snes fantasy rpg era. The game had more than just 1 planet to explore and was extremly long. It even had cool spin off style dragons quest battle system. This is something no rpg fan should go without playing.

You can play it on Gens a Sega genesis emulator for pc. Unfortinitly its one game sega hasnt whored out over and over on other systems yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hiARZ1CppA < A comerical for the game in Japan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bvkIHn1Kq8 Coolest fight ever minus spoilers

Langrisiser(Known as WarSong in America on the genesis) this is the tactical rpg series that was tactics before tactics. If you like tactical rpgs just play it. Its got awesome anime style to it and to boot the games main artist is a famous hentai artist lol. It came out PSX, Saturn, Snes and Genesis. Plenty of chances to play.

For snes use Zsnes and look for de langrisser rom
For genesis use Gens or Kega Fusision and look for Warsong, and Langrisser 2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLWCccY4APY Heres a random bit of Langrisser 4 on Saturn

Lunar 1 & 2: These are probably the absolute best rpgs ever. Everything screams of quality. The graphics are the best psone 2d becides tales of eternia. The battle system is unique and fast placed. The enviorments and music are top notch. The idea of Lunar isnt so much a grand orginal story but, to have vastl suprior character devolopement and writing. Play this game.
The playstation versions are much easier to play and theres no point of touching the Sega CD game unless you want nostalga.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEIURTJKek0 Opening to Lunar 1 for psx
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov3T4kQh0Yo < Some early gameplay

Tales of Series: The newer games in the series are starting to finally get some love. If you like them then you need to try the rest. Its main gimick is like lunar. Not depth stories but absolutly great dialog and lovable characters.
The games range across plenty of systems.
Tales of Phantasia: Snes(Japan)<Dejap did a rom translation of this game and its fantastic), GBA(American), PSP(Japan), Psone(Japan)
Tales of Destiny: PSX, Remade for PS2 for Japan
Tales Of Eternia(Tales Of Destiny 2 in american on PSone): PSone, PSP(europe)
Tales of Destiny 2: Japan Ps2 only
Tales Of Rebirth: Japan ps2 only
Tales of Legendia: PS2
Tales of Abyss: PS2
Tales of Synphonia: PS2 japan only, Gamecube USA
Tales of Vesperia: 360

A good fun litle import title for American psp owners is Tales of Eternia for psp. Get the european version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lg7MQAYsDA < heres some Tales of Phantasia psone version fan translated

Alunda 1 and 2: Also action rpgs. Both on the Psone, Ones in amazingly awesome 2d and the sequal is in 3d.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42SI2RCB48A Heres some gameplay of Alundra 1

Magic knight Rayearth: The Absolutly best action rpg ever. Unfortinity it only came out for the Sega saturn and is a rather expensive gem. Its fused with anime, amazing music and top notch graphics. This games worth owning a saturn for alone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsGMM44r8V4 < Opening
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsPdi7xvKHM < random gameplay

Panzer Dragoon Saga: Its a freaking Dragon Riding rpg. Nothing more needs to be said :P Sega Saturn only and normally goes for around $150 ><

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiG-b9JFixw Random Gameplay

Tactics Orge: The game the Final Fantasy tactics team made before FFT. For the snes in japan only and on the psone in america.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xbGzYAQOi4 random gameplay.

Vandal Hearts 2: its more of the same tactics type gameplay but a very good game you should also check out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaDZa...eature=related


I'll try to keep making more post in this thread and keep trying to expand your classic rpg base.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:24 PM
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Don't forget Super Mario RPG or the Jap only Earthbounds.

There was also a quite nice RPG with a knight and some little, pink, pig like creature. Was released for PSX somewhere around 97 or 98 I think. Anyone might know the name of it?


BTW: Isn't it Alundra?
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BTW: Isn't it Alundra?
Sure is.

Mario Rpg is pretty mainstream. Im trying to stick with more obescure stuff hence games you havent played.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:42 PM
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I agree with Lunars, great games and the gimmicks you speak of are there.

Story wise awfully stiq cliche (magic knight boss dialogue is terrible) but the characters are absolutely awesome.

I still think anyone who calls themselves an RPG nerd needs to play Suikoden 1 and THEN 2.

Otherwise don't talk to me!

Vandel Hearts 2 I found pretty medicore when compared to 1. THey tried to make it too open ended and "replayable" and the final presentation suffered IMO.

I was glad when I finished it.

Radiata Stories on PS2 won't light the world on fire but it's great fun. And my biggest surprise / under rated PS2 rpg would have to be SteamBot Chronicles... that game rules. UI is a bit clunky but it's an awesome RPG.

Sequel is coming to the ps3 fyi.
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Snes:

Lufia 2, Shadowrun, & Soul Blazer should be noted off the top of my head.

PS:4 I didn't enjoy as much as 2 or 3 for some reason.

I played 4 on Sega Channel when it launched... Online gaming at it's finest in the 90's!

Oh and: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4DyC_NTYn34

Arc the Lad 2 FTW. Only one REALLY worth playing IMO.

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Tactics Orge: The game the Final Fantasy tactics team made before FFT. For the snes in japan only and on the psone in america.
Ogre Battle is a better game imo. But I don't think it should have been included on the top 26 RPG's of all time since its more of a stat game then RPG.
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star ocean. the story wa sdownright goofy in the ps2 one, but the battle system(s) is too much fun.
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Xenogears <3
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Thank you! You listed my fav RPGs from the PSone and PS2.
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Kicking you totally put Lunar 2 under the snes cat. Its defanitly only been on Sega CD, Sega Saturn and Ps1.

I dont really think Suikoden needs to be mentioned as obcesure anymore has theres 5 of them and 3 broke them into the mainstream.

Star Ocean is another series thats not very mainstream. Every single game in the series is out in the US and 4 is being mega hyped.

Throw another tactical rpg at you guys. Vanguard Baddits. Its another awesome working designs translation and it even came with the first disk of Lunar 2 completly playable. thats like a 8 hours demo disk with saving.

I dont know how popular Grandia is but if you havent done yourself the favor play Grandia 1 and 2.

Aleberts Odessesy is good one
Im seconding Arc the Lad 2. You can pretty much assume anything that working designs bothered translating was amazing.
Legend of Legaia
Jade Cacocon
Rudras Secret Tresure
Treasure Hunter G

I could go on and on for days but im sure ive givin you guys enough to play :P
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