RPGs with the best stories?(any era bfr this one)

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#1 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

What are some RPGs that impressed you with their story?

#2 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

Hmmm. i have not played as many as a lot of other RPG nuts out there.

Tales of Symphonia was probably the one I enjoyed the most. I know it has its cheesy moments and some cliches, but it was highly entertaining, addicting, and I just really got into the characters and such. Baten kaitos Origins also did a pretty good job with story for me. Oh and FFX was pretty interesting, though I never beat the final boss (lol I am at him too).

#3 Posted by GreySeal9 (25076 posts) -

Persona 3, FF10, and FF9 are my absolute favorites in terms of story, but Chrono Cross is my favorite RPG overall.

#4 Posted by Ragnarok1051 (19970 posts) -

Persona 3, FF10, and FF9 are my absolute favorites in terms of story, but Chrono Cross is my favorite RPG overall.

GreySeal9
I agree with those 3 choices and would like to add Persona 4, Tales of the Abyss, and Wild Arms.
#5 Posted by Ilovegames1992 (14221 posts) -

KOTOR

#6 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

[QUOTE="GreySeal9"]

Persona 3, FF10, and FF9 are my absolute favorites in terms of story, but Chrono Cross is my favorite RPG overall.

Ragnarok1051

I agree with those 3 choices and would like to add Persona 4, Tales of the Abyss, and Wild Arms.

SO far I am not as into ToA as I am ToS. I need to play ToA more. I am a few hours in. ToS had more enjoyable characters to me.

#7 Posted by Eikichi-Onizuka (8171 posts) -

Final Fantasy Tactics, IX
Lunar 2: Eternal Blue
Ogre Battle 64
SMT: Digital Devil Saga 1-2,Persona 3-4
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Suikoden II, III
Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis
Vagrant Story

#8 Posted by Reptylus (1875 posts) -
To me, Ar tonelico 2 is the current champ when it comes to storytelling.
#9 Posted by Dudersaper (32950 posts) -
The Shin Megami Tensei games I've played all had pretty impressive stories.
#10 Posted by dbz987 (3723 posts) -

Final Fantasy X
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VIII
Xenogears
Chrono Trigger
Persona 2
Persona 3
Persona 4
Dragon Quest VIII
Kingdom Hearts 1
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
The Last Story

#11 Posted by BigBen11111 (1528 posts) -

Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past

Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening

Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time

Final Fantasy VII & VIII

Dragon Quest IV V VI & IX

#12 Posted by BarbaricAvatar (977 posts) -

Summoner 2

Gothic 2

#13 Posted by Aero5555 (1331 posts) -

Wild Arms 3, Star Ocean 2nd Story, FFVIII, FFX, Grandia 2, SD Snatcher.

Can't think of any other at the moment.

#14 Posted by MudoSkills (362 posts) -
Nobody mentioned Nocturne / Lucifer's Call yet. I have a soft spot for it, because it's the first SMT game I played, but the story is great - it has multiple endings and what path you choose to take has a real effect on how the story plays out throughout the game.
#15 Posted by DiceofSpades (63 posts) -
The Shin Megami Tensei games I've played all had pretty impressive stories.Dudersaper
No One Piece avatar anymore??
#16 Posted by BPoole96 (22814 posts) -

Final Fantasy X gets a lot of hate but I really enjoyed it's story. It just had some really cheesey cutscenes like Tidus and Yuna laughing.

#17 Posted by Allicrombie (25560 posts) -

Persona 3, FF10, and FF9 are my absolute favorites in terms of story, but Chrono Cross is my favorite RPG overall.

GreySeal9
safe bet. I'm a big fan of DQ VII and VIII as well.
#18 Posted by GeoffZak (3715 posts) -

Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne AND Digital Devil Saga both have amazing stories and great story-telling mechanics.

#19 Posted by GeoffZak (3715 posts) -

Nobody mentioned Nocturne / Lucifer's Call yet. I have a soft spot for it, because it's the first SMT game I played, but the story is great - it has multiple endings and what path you choose to take has a real effect on how the story plays out throughout the game.MudoSkills

I just started playing it recently. The story is dope. They way they tell it is pretty brilliant.

The music is also really great. It adds a nice touch to the experience.

#20 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
ffx easily
#21 Posted by benleslie5 (7992 posts) -
  • Persona 3 and 4
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Kingdom Hearts
#22 Posted by KamikazeDonut (2957 posts) -

Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2, one of the few times I teared up while playing a game. 

KOTOR it combined my love of Star Wars with BioWare's signature great storytelling.

#23 Posted by Jag85 (5342 posts) -

Alundra

A Blurred Line

Chrono Cross

Dragon Quest V

Final Fantasy VII (and Crisis Core)

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

Xenogears

Yakuza

#24 Posted by bowserjr123 (1624 posts) -

Chrono Trigger

Final Fantasy VI

Final Fantasy IX

Illusion of Gaia

Lufia and the Fortress of Doom

Paper Mario 64

Super Mario RPG

Tales of Symphonia

Xenoblade Chronicles (yeah I know it's this gen, but it's up there)