Best RPG Video Games
One of the best games of all time hands down. this entry provides hundreds of hours of playtime where I didn't feel bored for a second. while other entries in this series can be frustrating to work with skyrim is simplified just enough that anyone can pick it up and play it while still be complex enough to do complex character builds
SKYRIM! Definitely the greatest game in the invention of games. Seriously though, there are reasons that this game is the amazing.
1. Graphics. Graphics are not extremely important to me, they are more of a perk. Skyrim really has a realistic look that helps you feel like it's not just a character, but really you living in this world.
2. Story. The story of this game is divers and expansive, not to mention that there are actually 2 paths to take in the main quest.
3. Character Creation. You can literally make your character look just like you if you take the time. The more realistic looks and the ability to add war paint and dirt rocks.
4. Content. There is so much to do in this game that you may never run out of quests to do.
This game is amazing, but there are a few things that I wish they had addressed when creating the game. The main problem for me is the house. You have an option in houses and they look amazing compared to Oblivion, but you ...more
Easily, the best game I've ever played in my life. Not just best RPG, best period. Normally, when I get a new game, I start to get tired of it a few months later, it's been more than a year playing tHis game for me, and no part of me is sick of it. Good storyline, plenty of side quests with great stories. There's so much to do. This game is definitely a better buy than any call of duty you could ever buy. My first games were on the ps2, things like ratchet and clank and jak and daxter. Those have always been the games I've had most fun on until Skyrim. The only other game(s) I can think of I like just as much are the assassin's creed series and halo series. Specifically assassin's creed II and halo 3. Skyrim is phenomenal game, hands down.
Let me be honest here. I love the Final Fantasy series, having played the 1st, 2nd, 6th, and 7th, so far. And of course I love Morrowind and Oblivion, having put 100 of hours into both. But when it comes to Skyrim, it had one thing that practically no other game has made me do. It made me watch the trailer over a hundred times, easily, and of course, once I got it, I did everything I could put my mind to in it, and yet still, after having played through it multiple times, I know I have barely scratched the surface of this massive world. Surely a game I can spend several years playing.
I would call myself a huge fan of RPG games, mostly because a lot of them seem repetitive, but Chrono Trigger is a huge exception. No other RPG game can even come close to this masterpiece of a video game. Incredibly well written story, lovable characters, fluent battling, memorable boss battles, stellar music, and even the graphics look nice even to this day. I don't care if you aren't a fan of RPGs, you have to give this game a try, because it is unlike any other RPG game you will ever play. One of the best games of all time, and by far, the best RPG ever created!
On the SNES, there is the constant debate between FFVI and Chrono Trigger. Until recently, I had played neither, so I decided to play them back-to-back to see which I liked better. It was a tough decision, but in the end, I have to go with CT. Don't get me wrong, FFVI was fantastic, but CT was beyond incredible. All the twists and turns of the plot just keep you wanting more--I actually pulled an all-nighter playing this game because every time I completed something, the plot would develop further and I told myself, "Well now I HAVE to know what happens next! " It sucks you in immediately and doesn't let go. Even without the multiple endings, I wanted to start again. However, adding in those endings along with the wonderful New Game+ feature, and Chrono Trigger is the sure-fire winner of best RPG ever.
This is what you get when the two greatest RPG makers partnered to make a true timeless masterpiece.
Everything about this game oozes quality, be it the varied and beautiful soundtrack, the unique characters, the epic storyline, the flawless battle system, or the freedom to beat Lavos whenever you wanted to.
I can't see any other game being placed higher than this.
Honourable mentions would go to Secret Of Mana, The Elder Scrolls and Final Fantasy 6 and 7.
Quite possibly the best game, much less best RPG of all time. The real down and dirty details of this game make it surpass all others that I have had the chance to play. With 24 years of hardcore gaming under my belt I have yet to stumble across another game that has attached itself to my heart and mind the way that this snes classic has. FF7 was a great game and it took me for a ride as well but, never got my attention the way the original Chrono Trigger did.
This is truly a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that leaves no room for debate.
It's like having the most beautiful children's tale read to you except you don't have to imagine things.. Because it's right there on the screen.
From the independent characters to the fantastic world not to mention all the awesome NPCs "I mean come on" who doesn't like Don Corneo
As for the story, I have never played a more emotional correct game.. Ever.
Joy, suffering, self sacrifice, pain, fellowship, courage, love (lost and found) and all characters progression to understand their past is something that leaves me as breathless as it did 15 years ago.
.. Not to mention that the soundtrack is epic.
The best RPG ever created. SUPERB storyline, great characters, huge longevity ( you can litteraly spend hundreds of hours with its sidequests and minigames ), the best villain ever, good music, many secrets to be discovered. You can finish it and keep it in a closet for a few years... then one day you pick it back and it's the same fantastic journey every time, enjoying every single bit and every single dialogue from the first Mako reactor to the Northern crater. Never ever played again a Jewel like this... FF7... 100/100!
Hands down one of the greatest and most emotional games I've ever played. Even though it's old, and many new fantastic games have came out since then, such a final fantasy XV, and Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, this is still one of the best video game experiences you'll ever have. And I can't wait until the remake comes out. Once the remake is here, there will without a doubt be no video game better than it.
Easily the best story line in a game. Not to take anything away from Skyrim, of course. However, this game takes the bakery, not the cake. I would buy a PS3 for this game if they were to make it. That would be my only excuse to buy one. I used to play this game and my older brother would watch because he liked the story line. Then he became my strategy guide! Wish they would keep the legend going and remake it soon!
Oblivion is the greatest RPG of all time. Morrowind and Skyrim are very close 2nd. From the huge open region of Cyrodiil to the whole new realm of the shivering isles. This game is Giant and filled with stuff to do. In Oblivion you can play the main story, complete side quests, roleplay, join guilds, explore, fight unique enemies, or just get into the immense lore that this game is based off of. The elder scrolls series has always been about freedom. You can kill 99.9% of the NPCs, can be a mage with heavy armor and a 2handed weapon that uses a bow as backup. There are few limits in this game making it, in my opinion, the best RPG of all time.
Playing this game feels like living an utterly awesome fantasy dream to me. Epic story, groundbreaking graphics for a 2006 game (it still captivates me to this very day, oh the scenery and how I used to sigh every single time I explored the huge world of Cyrodill), unrivaled freedom, great gameplay, lots and lots of amazing quests... Seriously, who cares about its minor flaws when you have so much fun playing a game like this. 100% recommendation for Oblivion. Skyrim looks like it'll have a giant shoe to fill.
If this was adapted to be an online game, I would pay $15 a month to play. U can do whatever you want, best graphics youll EVER find. over 100 specific locations and caves, mines, ancient ruins to explore and loot! Over 6 types of weapons and armors! About as many skills as runescape! Over 50 or 60 side quests to do. On top of that, the side AND main quests really in depth and INTERESTING! Unlike WoW or other RPG's saying "Go gather 12 wolf pelts and come back to me". That is one quest given to you in WoW. Fun? No.
One quest I did in Elder Scrolls, the Corruption and Conscience, actually inspired me to write a story, that is now 20 pages long. you're missing out if you don't buy this game.
With no doubts or second thoughts, this is the best Roleplaying game of all time.
Let's start with how it looks. The game looks incredible... Its amazing graphics suck you into the world of Tamriel, making you feel that you are a part of it. A well taken screenshot can be INCREDIBLE.
The music is the best music you'll find in ANY videogame. It was composed by the king of videogame music, Jeremy Soule. It even won an MTV award! Incredible tracks.
Sound effects are incredible too. A big part of the game is the voice acting, since it includes fully lip-synched dialogs. Many starts made it into the cast, such as Patrick Stewart (Star Trek) and Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings).
Oblivion ain't a game, it is a world you live in. Everywere, there is something you can do. It's probably the only RPG game were you can randomly go and hunt deer!
The NPCs are governed by the ground-breaking Radiant A. I. which gives every NPC a life of their own. THAT'S ...more
I was completely engrossed in this game. I would arrive home from football and just play for hours and hours. The Story is incredible. The options boundless. The history extensive beyond belief. This game was my second life, and that my friends is the epitome of the rpg.
Best game I've ever played... Can't stop, they packed the with so much... Just keep playing til the next installment... When is that? Please perfect it... Don't hurry it, but anxiously waiting. Great story line... All ten of them. Hey, the bodies in uniform look great... Love my beret, etc.
I hate to say it, but I actually started tearing up around the end of the storyline. Excellent history, excellent environment, and almost makes you want a nuclear war to occur so you can finally use those bottle caps.
I'll admit the first time I played I loved it and then the ending came and I was going to pitch it. But then I heard about broken steel, played it and the other dlc, now it's one of my favorite games. Playing it now.
The greatest, most influential mainstream rpg ever. This game contains many rpg tropes that later became a staple to the genre. ATB system was mastered on this final fantasy while prior releases were still buggy. There's more than meets the eye in this rpg gameplay wise and quite customizable. Characters are not officially job classed but certainly lean stat/skill wise to particular classes. Its only a matter of equipping the right gear and levelling stats with espers to tweak your characters to your preference. With the varying gear and relic options, battles become something vary unique of its time. For completionists you can easily grind over 100hrs getting secret items/gear, mastering your party and their skills. The characters are engaging as was the storyline. Having a whopping 14 playable characters with no defined lead was something of a first. Music is a class ahead, not many games today put near as much effort into the variety and quality of in game tracks. Aspects like the ...more
It's really sad that a lot of people haven't experienced this game before. Whether or not RPGs are your favorite type of game, if you love an immersive story, give this game a try. Don't give it a second thought. Play it for at least a few hours before calling it quits. Don't blame me if you are stuck on that couch for more than you planned though, because this game will suck you in and it will give you little opportunity to leave.
I have no nostalgia goggles for 6 and I was told it was the best FF game and... it lived up to the hype. Though it isn't a 10/10 (not that any game really can be) with all the BS but it makes up its flaws with just jaw dropping moments
I couldn't even play Skyrim for 10 hours it is so casual... I'd hardly call it an RPG more like an FPS with rpg elements in the same vein as Ratchet and Clank or Resident Evil...
The fact that Final Fantasy VI is ranked 29th with 0.4% of the total vote is depressing to say the least.
It just goes to show that this site caters to the younger audience, the PlayStation Kids that started with FF7 and refused to try any of the SNES ones.
The characters actually were interested and not just emo.
One where it all began, first modern action rpg, if it wasn't for this one, there wouldn't ever be mass effect, witcher etc. Amazing story, only minus is not so great and sometimes boring fighting system
I'm always so surprised to find this game so high in all ratings! Then again, not so surprised because after playing this game, I became a star wars fan. It wasn't the movies, even the original trilogy which are classics. But this game that created the greatest star wars games and novels. The old republic has the best story ever created since the empire strikes back!
I HATE how people say that "it's just because it's star wars that you like it" Well it IS star wars, however this has nothing to do with the awesomeness of this game! Wether you're new to the star wars universe, or a hardcore. This simply is the best the RPG has to offer.
A game I still pull out and play. I loved the characters and the story still keeps my interest, like a good book I will read over, this is a keeper of a game. Some of the best dialog out there. I would save before talking just so I could see the different responses.
I was expecting this to be at 2nd place, no joke. the fact people think chrono trigger, final fantasy and fallout 3 is better this really makes me lose my faith in humanity
I love playing this game. The story is so rich and full. There is so much to do and even seemingly small side quests can get you immersed for ages. You can even halo an old lady get her pan back! Gwent is a fun in game game.
I know it hasn't made its debut yet but go check the game trailer out on youtube... Simply amazing. It's an RPG fan's dream come true! Must check out the trailer.
I only played it a little bit and the only Problem I have with this game is that the combat is uncomfortable and you know it.
I think this spot should stay in the top 10. Earthbound influenced a lot of other creators to make games like Toby Fox, Ryota Kawade, etc! While it has flaws it's still revolutionary not only in Nintendo, but RPGS in general!
I just finished playing it for the first time, and I must say that I was enamored by it! The graphics may be simple given the time of release, but they get the job done. I mean, I think they pull of a lot with what little they have by setting an appropriate mood for each section of the game. The story in of itself is simple, but it's the best kind of simple. By that, I mean that the basic plot is pretty straightforward: A group kids must unite on a quest to defeat an evil force. However, the complexity comes from the character dialogue, and the symbolism/undertones created. The battle system would be run-up-the-mill if it weren't for two key features that make you wonder why they aren't a part of every RPG. When any amount of damage is delivered, instead of it immediately being subtracted from the HP meter, it slowly ticks down. If the battle ends before all of the damage is delivered, the excess damage is forgotten about. Also, if your party easily outnumbers an enemy in terms of ...more
This is one of the rare games designed to evoke emotions other than fun from a player. It's a masterpiece featuring one of the best video game villains, and one of the best silent protagonists. Playing it is an experiance, and the graphics, music, and battle system all hold up today. Fantastic game. Ness and friends have one of the best adventures on a Nintendo console.
From humble beginnings in Onett, to Three, to Saturn Valley, to Dalaam, and finally, to the Cave of the Past and back, this game is, simply put, a masterpiece. Despite it's simple graphics and basic gameplay, the quirky dialogue, wide range of tasteful music and infamously awesome final boss more than qualify this as the best RPG of all time, as well as one of the best games of all time.
The simplicity of it's more noticeable mechanics is what snags tons of people and the complexity of it's core, less notciable mexhanics is what keeps them coming back for more. I mean, now days, to create a competitive level team you must account for EVs and IVs, Natures, what Pokemon you grind with them, and MUCH more.
But what personally kept me involved with Red and Blue for the longest time was their glitches. I mean, I would spend hours screwing around at cinnabar Island's coast, seeing what I could get And now days I'm still trying out glitches involving EV or IV for fun on a cartridge.
This game is fun, addictive, and timeless! It deserves the praise it gets.
Behind the overblown marketing, anime show, and hysteria was actually a very fun game that with a high level of customization and strategy (150 distinct characters to choose from with a huge movepool between them meant a lot of strategic options in building your party). It has since been Nintendo's biggest franchise and the #1 best selling series of games on every single Nintendo portable since. A simple kid-friendly game that is easy to pick up, but holds a lot of depth with good replay value.
Pokemon is the first RPG I ever played, and it sucked me in with its different gameplay and way to organize your team. And that is what's so good about Pokemon, like many RPGs before it you have a team that grows, but with Pokemon you start with something like a Squirtle, and after leveling it up it becomes wartortle in which after that it becomes blastoise, which is just so satisfying
The gameplay, variety, different game every time, the 150 creatures to collect, amazing lore, fun legendary glitches, and more. This game really showed me the power that games can not only have on culture, but on me as a person. This game sparked my love for video games and I always go back to it.
I've played Skyrim and Final Fantasy and none of those games can touch mass effect. It is not just a game it is what taught me about life and overcoming impossible odds, understanding others and fighting for what you believe in.
Try to list 27 RPG games better than this one that you've played. Best game I've ever played anyhow. The dialogue is realistic and it's actually fun to pick what you want Shepherd to say. Endless replayability, amazing storyline, great graphics, and overall just really fun.
Amazing hybrid of RPG and FPS. In addition to an incredibly engaging cast of characters, the game builds up to the single greatest endgame of any RPG ever made.
One of the most epic games bioware has made. Feels like you are playing a movie full of epic moments. Has a lot of replay value, which is a must for every decent RPG.
Never played a game like this before... Searching for more games like this... I just love this game because this game is unbeatable and the story of this game is just awesome. If you play this game once, you'll get addicted, and that's the best thing about this game. This game gets your attention when you make your character and start your journey. This game is simple - the maps and environment are very simple to understand. The characters are too friendly, and whenever you want to quit the game, you feel like to play more another. The best thing is character customization, which was awesome. It lacks hairstyles and a lot of stuff, but was okay to go first time. Play this game and you will forget other games. 10/10 for this game. My favorite game.
In my opinion Dragon Age: Origins escapes a little from the tradition search and destroy RPGs like Skyrim. I love a good gameplay, but the thing I like the most is a good storyline that makes you get addicted to the game, it's like living a movie... Both Dragon Age and Dragon Age 2 are far from good considering the storyline, and I'm sad most games don't follow this tip or recipe.
Hands down, the best game I have ever played! Epic story, rich lore, very good graphics and an amazing combat system. What more could you ask for? No matter how many times you play it, you will always have fun.
The only game I've played through 8 times. It is my all time favorite game. The story-line is amazing, and the lore is very in depth. In the end the best part about this game is the characters.
I really wish more people knew about this game. If you're scrolling by this list and see this game, don't dismiss it or pass right by looking for some newer or edgier game, or for any other reason. Even if it turns out that you don't like this game, you have to give it a chance, since it is a masterpiece! I could talk about each individual good thing about it, but that would take way too long, and I've already done that on enough lists and it gets pretty repetitive. I just want everyone to know how great this game is. It's my favorite Paper Mario game, my favorite RPG Mario game, my favorite Mario game, my favorite RPG, and my favorite game of all time! I really wish I could erase my memories of this game and then play it again so I could discover this game for the first time all over again and be surprised by it's greatness. This game is worth your time!
The best game on the Gamecube, and the best RPG ever. It has the best storyline of any Mario game, plus better humor than most games today. And I would like to take advantage of this moment and say: Call of Duty sucks.
This game takes more than just button pressing to beat you really need to think to beat it. It can be hard at times best game I have ever played on any video gaming console. Must play
Ah, badass characters, wild soundtrack, fun interactive fighting with almost 50 moves with different commands, and a good story. Oh and it is actually fun.
When I first played this game I was completely acquired and captivated by the story, characters and graphics. I've probably played 20 or more times. View of the main actor in the game in to the universe revealed to me that more will follow. I was not wrong. The time has come for the second Mass Effect. Now I'm waiting for Mass Effect 3, and I can only confirm that the game has set all the boundaries in terms of quality of RPG games. I hope that this game is a milestone, or even the standard for future games.
Love this game. Such a huge universe t explore, and so many possibilities to create amazing stories! Many people don't like the final ending, but I think that the unique journeys that players took to get there are FAR more important and fascinating. It gives a sense of awe and wonder to me still, even though I have played the whole series through numerous times already. Can't wait for ME4.
Mass Effect is one of the best rpg games. All three games are beautifully designed, have an amazing story line and have the most unforgettable characters. The voice actors were incredible and the gameplay was just fantastic! I believe that every rpg gamer should play this game once in his or her life! Trust me, it's totally worth it!
It is the best RPG I have ever played... I mean who cannot like such a game. The whole series itself is such a classic game with the number of choices and the non complexity feauture makes it the number 1 and I think it should be voted the number 1 RPG.
When god decided to make the best RPG he made Mass Effect 2
Love It! (This is inroinic is is higer on the best video games list) Whis was higher (better than Tales of Symphonia)!
This is truly the best videogame ever.
1: Kingdom Hearts II
2: Kingdom Hearts I
3: The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
It's one of the most underrated Mario games of all time. You usually don't see this criminally underrated masterpiece on people's lists of best Mario games. Why? Probably because of how witty the overall game is. It's not just a Mario version of Final Fantasy. This is my favorite Mario RPG game. Paper Mario: Sticker Star is my most hated, though.
I think this is the best RPG EVER! A fun story with great graphics. Never gets boring and they've made hacked versions of it if you want more of a challenge!
Great game, great story, great replay value, great soundtrack. All-around just an incredible source of entertainment.
I'm only halfway trough the game, and its awesome. Characters are great, stores great, and over all and amazing game. How only 2%?
I loved this game. I have played it 3X, and usually by the time I get to the end of one of these games I've had enough, and shelf them. It's what I have compared everything else to since. I thought that the story was good, the changing characters in your party and playing as those characters was great.
A game that shows both the bitterness and gleeful side of our hearts. The graphics and the music are sublime and their work of art are even better than many great artists and composers. The miraculous game that God has created!
How could this not be number 1! Is one of the best RPG games ever and has had many platinum awards!
Kh is a game that will last through the hearts of fans and will live on forever.
I love this game so much! Needs to be on top!
How is this not here? It plays like fallout 3 but with a few more perks etc. The only difference is the setting and the story. Instead of being set in Washington, it's set in Nevada Las/New vegas. It has more content, more quests, better open world, more weapons, armor, you name it. It has great voice acting and your choices in game actually matters. There are several different endings and more.
Personally I think and believe that this game is better than all of the other elder scrolls and fallout games at least in terms of story and play style. You have a lot of options for what you want to do in this game. you can choose your own paths and how you want to play the game. The only thing that I think sucks about this game is the slow pace of it, the poor graphics, and the bugs
Yeah it's good but I still think the madden football series is a better rpg.
Fallout NV is WAY better than Fallout 3, honestly I think it's better than Skyrim.
Having Morrowind so low is an utter tradgedy; it's by far the best game in the Elder Scrolls series. The only fronts on which Oblivion and Skyrim surpass Morrowind are:
- GRAPHICS! 11! ONE! - which, nedless to say, do not make the game. If you're playing an RPG primarily for the graphics... You're doing it wrong.
- Voice acting instead of text - this is the main advantage the two other games have going for them. However, despite a lack of voice acting, the world in Morrowind is far more realistic than the relative "theme park" worlds of its 2 successors. And I strongly believe reading text is preferable to sub par voice acting, of which the other 2 games have had their fair share.
- Character customisation (aesthetic only) - so basically, you don't get to adjust the shape of your character's eyebrows. Get over it.
Fronts on which Morrowind surpasses its 2 successors:
- More skills
- More weapon types
- More armour types
- Gameplay which requires you to ...more
Probably the best game of all time, and I mean ALL time. Keep in mind this game was created a like what, 10 years ago? It's deeper than any game of it's time, and a few years to come. Most people still play this over Skyrim.
Also, I'm laughing at Oblivion at number 1. Oblivion was the sore spot of the last 3 games. Most of you probably haven't played Morrowind I'm guessing. You have to give it a try. In my opinion it has the best soundtrack (Theme song is amazing, listen to it on youtube. ) This was the center piece of video games.
Morrowind release was a breaking point. A revolution. It was 2000 and yet it was a better game than many of the modern releases.
The enviroment changes as you travel, swamps, sand storm, forest, day and night, clouds and rain, stars...
The freedom is overwhelming. What you see, you can loot, and the corpses' look change as you loot their stuff. Time passes by for real, you can even kill quest givers and lost them forever. Amazing lore.
It's the first one of its kind.
Morrowind! Skyrim holds your hand through the whole game. In Morrowind, there is no fast travel, no marker showing you where to go 100 present of the time, more skills, tons more guild, I mean, you can become the Gen. of the imperial legion "For Talos's sake". All this, and it was made over a decade ago! Morrowind is the jewel of ALL RPGs.
One of the best stories ever created, this Final Fantasy deserved more than what it received.
It's a fantastic game.
In its day it was the best.
Great world, a wonderful story.
This is better than the other FF games.
Wish they would have done a movie about this, instead of the "overhyped" FF7, the plot here is so much deeper.
Compelling storyline with in depth character customization. Best of the series.
One of my all time favorite console RPG's. Great story, very likable characters that grow on you, classic game.
This really should be in the Top 10. The characters, story, and gameplay are wonderful.
Most people nowadays think Call of Duty ^^ halo are the best games ever... But I'll never forget this game, it had the best story I've seen... Amazing game, surely the greatest RPG..
Whoever don't pick P4 has a bad taste. This is the first game that I've found has literally almost everything. You got the tense, you got the Joy, you got the adventure, and the most important you got the awesome music. So why not play P4? It's worth Your 80 hours man!
Everyone must experience this game. The only reason why it's not as well known is because it came out in late 2008 on the PS2 in America and has its remake on the PS Vita. I got a Vita for Persona 4: Golden alone and it was worth every penny.
On of the best RPG ever! The most incredible storyline, awesome soundtrack and the most vivid characters I saw in video games. That's not a simple game - it's a true masterpiece!
Let Japan handle the RPG business, Persona 4 is the best RPG ever!
One of the most influential games of all time, this game definitely deserves to go in the top ten. No one had ever done many of the things introduced in this game, and the storyline is one of the most complex in video game history. The depth of the game is what makes it so charming and fun to play... in addition, the gameplay and hand to hand combat along with the Z-targeting method made for spectacular gameplay in the time... the Zelda series remains the greatest as far as gameplay goes.
Nostalgic. Everything about it is to die for. Yeah, I agree it's not really as much of an RPG as Skyrim or anything, but has anyone ever taken the time to realize this is almost always #1 on the best games of all time list?
-Sincerely, I Could Listen To Gerudo Valley All Day
The Zelda Series have always gotten my attention, this one especially when the N64 came out caught my full attention. I could not stop playing this game, I'd play it over and over again. Theres no stop. This game should go down in history.
The worst issue about the game is that useless owl. He will not help you in the game and tells you useless info. I'm ready to cook some owl so Link doesn't have to put his quest on hold just to listen to that owl.