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This game will always be one of my favorites.
Well, this game has a special spot in my heart, and will continue to do so. It's just so WEIRD, if you haven't played it, you have to. It may not be as wonderful as mother 3, but that IS my favorite rpg of all time, and I'm not lying. Definitely worth playing, no doubt.
This RPG was a heartrending RPG for the GBA, that brings tears to many's eyes. You play as a boy named Lucas through most of the game, trying to prevent the Pigmask Army from spreading anymore of their corruption. Lucas is one of my all time favorite Nintendo Characters, and I now think this game should be on this list.
Without a doubt the best storyline EVER written for a video game (not only RPG). The literary quality here is even superior to most books and movies.
The setting is fantastic, many doubted that the planescape setting would work on well on a video game, but it does. It is not so focused on fighting, like Baldur's Gate and other similar games, but some fights are truly epic given the context, they happen at the right time and the right. Too much "epicness" get's boring after a while, here the whole thing evolves on a perfect pace, alternating between slow parts and growing to reach authentic gaming climax... Just perfect, the best game EVER created, period.
Amazing storyline, amazing, diverse characters... Just a perfect game. Planescape Torment, Nuff said!
This game deserves more... It's story is one of the greatest I've ever seen. That flying skull cracks me up all the time, the gloomy atmosphere is also a brilliant way to suck you in.More comments about Planescape: Torment
Too underrated, the only reason why its not #1 because its not popular, In fact Suikoden 2 is actually one of the best ever made well for me at least. The emotions of the story are just too powerful definitely the best game ever.
Suikoden 2 has the best story in all of the rpg games I've played so far. With a unique recruiting system, alternate endings, missable items, and clive sidequest, it was a good experience playing this.
I love all series of suikoden...
perfect gameplay, perpect story, perpect mission (star of destiny), perpect series of rpg game
Far too underappreciated. When played from start to finish, you'll find one of the most complex universes created, and an epic tale that cannot be missed!
best futuristic rpg, with awesome real rpg combat and battlesequence, every maker should learn from this!!
The first RPG game I ever played. The game that made me like RPG games. Better than Dragon Quest because you have the monsters on your side and there are so many cool ones like Rain Hawk, Great Drak, and Gold Slime. Plus the monsters in this game are better than the Pokemon characters. And I love the mystery of the? Family.
Omg... How is this not higher. Probably one of the best stories ever created. And the characters? SOO in depth. Battle system is the most insane though. God this deserves way way betteer than.2~~ :( breaks my heart
Shining Force should be at least in the top ten.
Good lord I played this a lot as a kid. I turned it on thinking that it wouldn't be as good in retrospect but here I am talking about it! Top ten material.
Shining Force III in par with FFVII counterwighted through battle-system, storyline and replay value.More comments about Shining Force
The one of the greatest RPG series ever!!!!!!!!!!
1. Breath of Fire II
2. Chrono Trigger
3. Final Fantasy VI
Why is this ranked so low? Maybe because it's just not as commercially popular, but Breath of Fire 2 was THE TRUTH! It had the best characters, the story went at a great pace, awesome graphics... it was simple, but interesting at the same time. This should be higher.More comments about Breath Of Fire
Here is why Golden Sun is the BEST and the MOST EPIC RPG I love most:
-The Story is just... Epic, the characters are growing into your heart, and the story makes your courage stronger.
-The music is so awesome: it makes your courage and adrenalin much stronger, and you can't stop hearing it! For example: Venus Lighthouse. And the music makes the game ambiance and atmosphere epic and stronger.
-Battle system and GBA graphics: normally, I don't care about graphics, but CAMELOT always uses the best graphics. The battle system is one of the best as well.
Well, the name says everything: The game is very long and you'll spend much time playing it.
This is truly a masterpiece. One of Nintendo's diamonds, one of the best games I've ever played. It has one of the best storilines, and its song are this kinda songs you keep in your mind
One of the most epic games of all time
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First Adventure RPG game on the PS2. It set the bar pretty high, had a different take on things with the building system.
5 great games, 3 ok games and dozens of related games (like Heroes of Might and Magic I-V) for computers and consoles. A decade of RPG fun.
I have found the best games in the series to be: MM6, MM8 and MM9, but I loved all MM6-MM9 games. I recommend them to any RPG fun. The characters' skills are well balanced, the quests are numerous. Too bad that 3DO does not exist any longer to develop the series. UBISOFT just destroyed the series with that so called MM10 which has nothing to do with any previous game and also Heroes of Might and Magic V is far bellow IV in strategy (except graphics which is better)
Loved these games. Darkside of Xeen (no.5) kept me mesmerised for years as a kid, it was such a harsh and unforgiving environment, with epic adventure music and beautiful imaginative 256 colour graphics. The quests, characters, items were all very engrossing and well balanced. plenty of humor and riddles strewn along the way make this one of my all time favourites. Might and magic 3,4 and 6 also deserve mention, being of excellent calibre, though not quite on the same level as the epicness of MM5.
So underrated. Great game and after I beat it I was begging for a sequel. If you give it a chance you will be begging for another game as well! It definitely tops Final Fantasy. Swag
Best RPG I've ever played. The story is great, and the battle system is very refreshing. My cousins and I had a hard time beating the final boss, we all took turns trying to take him down, I finally got him on my third try. It's worth beating him just to see the ending, which pulls on your heart strings.
This is Sickening this is the only rpg game I have ever "beat" I've been stuck on the final boss for like 4years I was trying daily for like 2 weeks then sorta gave up and have been doing it off and on this game is #1More comments about The Legend of Dragoon
Superb melee combat, brutal difficulty, extreme sense of achievement when progress is made.
Most unappreciated rpgs of all time. Needs more recognition. It is my favorite rpg. Half of the ones higher aren't even rpgs.
As far as RPGs with focus on combat rather than interaction goes, this one is the best.More comments about Dark Souls
The best RPG game on the PSX! And one of the greatest games of all time!
Most epic story I've ever seen in a video game, and this game only tells Episode V out of six episodes in the entire Xenoverse! If you're like me and value story in an RPG, this game has a really high re-playability.
I Remember finding this game by chance. (always been a a fan of square's games) Tried it out and damn was I surprised? The in depth storyline and character progression! The problems the in game world had was almost like an mirror to our own ''world'' anyways the game itself was so great that I (A great FF fan at that! ) must say it kind of beats some of my old favorites.More comments about Xenogears
Another long lived series of very good games from SirTech
Wizardry VII is by far the best RPG there ever was. It mixes rpg and adventure genres into a perfect blend. So many items, so many special abilities, great automapping system and a huge world with unique atmosphere.
WIZARDRY 8 IS AWESOME!!! A TRUE RPG! CHOICES, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, STUFF AND MORE STUFF!!More comments about Wizardry
best rpg series of all time as the title of the thread said with historical, mythological, literature involved
Lenneth and Silmeria are not ones to be forgotten...
Games ranging from Disgaea to Phantom Brave.
Nippon Ichi Software makes great Rpg's but they are underrated.
they deserve WAY more attention then final fantasy and so
Its still the best RPG with a mix of Hack n SLay and beautiful story.
An overwhelming credit to the computer RPG genre.
It's a pity it came out so late in the SNES' life and only came out in select English speaking countries.
The excellent story, great atmosphere, music and controls make most of today's games poor in comparison.
TERRANIGMA!!!!! THE BEST RPG EVER MADE!!! PLAY IT OR LOSE OUT!!! A GAME PACKED WITH RAW EMOTION AND IRRESISTIBLE MUSIC!!!!
Random and Sarah forever... started in 2001 and they are still together 10 years after, no other RPG characters match that!
The grand-daddy of them all.. Seriously this was the first game to ever make me jump.. Full of atmosphere, excellent balance of gameplay and generally awesome.. An oldie but surely a goldie..
this game has a really simple but awesome and brilliant plot
it's plot is brilliant like xenogears but it uses real history and it isn't nearly as complicated but still brilliant and fun
The only RPG that captured my attention... those Final fantasy series are such a boredom...
This was the my first RPG ever with stunning game play and story. It was quite sad for me that no one has listed this game in the top ten.
Original themes and awesome storytelling. Add in a little bit of good music to it and youíve got yourself a great series.
come on A real gem I consider it better then FF at this point
This is incredible. I just finish F.M 4 three times and F.M 5 once.
It's very hard to complete it!
Best game ever. This is one of mine first RPGs that I played, got hooked on this game for months.
Yea, Symphonia, Vesperia, Destiny, Eternia, Hearts, Graces, Abyss, you name it, this is it! For the line of amazing games by Namco!
I've never played but Samus is pretty
Not the greatest, but I found this a challenge, only because every step taken was a random battle. I liked houw you had to figure out where to go next on your own, and it didn't throw it in your face.
Puzzles were there.
One of the best RPGs for PC of all time, plagued by early bug issues back when you had to get patches on disk sent via snail mail. The final version was an awesome game.
I remember when I was at my friends house and played Lunar 1 for the psx. I would have completed it but the game was scratched and we couldn't play it but the first time I saw it, no words could describe how amazed I was by this game. So I decided to look it up and realized there was a sequel, I had to get it. I popped that disk in as fast as I could when I first got my hands on it. I was blown away by how much better the sequel was then the original. The story, battle system, music, everything was phenomenal. Then came Dragon Song and I was like... What is this? The lunar series got "demoralized" because of this, and probably the gba version of Lunar 1. When Lunar 1 was remade for the PSP I actually didn't think someone could pull it off but they did. Almost everything was same except for some added details to the storyline. Will there be a Lunar 2 remake or even a Lunar 3? Who knows.
Lunar eternal blue and Lunar silver star story complete. Revolutionized the genre in my opinion. It took full advantage of the fact that the sega cd it was originally released on had unparalelled for the time 2d graphics abilities. And when re-released on the psx it was still amazing. I was a die hard square enix fan. But then I saw a little company now bankrupt called Working Designs. I wish to this day that company had not gone bankrupt and closed it's doors. The amazing pc games we might have seen.R.I.P. working designs.
great strategy play, not big on graphics but big on gameplay!
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