What are the best RPG's on the PS1/PS2 (Aside from FInal Fantasy) ?

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#1 Posted by texag2005 (72 posts) -

I just dug my PS2 out of the closet and want to catch up on the RPG's I missed out on. I really only played the Final Fantasy games.

Any suggestions on what are some of the good/best RPG's on the PS2 or PS1?

Thanks!

#2 Posted by FFuematsufan (574 posts) -
n b4 chrono cross
#3 Posted by FFuematsufan (574 posts) -
n b4 xenogears
#4 Posted by FFuematsufan (574 posts) -

does action role play count?

Brave Fencer Musashi

#5 Posted by Ravirr (7931 posts) -
Star Ocean the second story, parasite eve, valkyrie profile. All good ps1 rpgs
#6 Posted by FFuematsufan (574 posts) -

Vagrant Story, i heard it's good.

#7 Posted by SirSpudly (4045 posts) -

does action role play count?

Brave Fencer Musashi

FFuematsufan

Please stop spamming.

Good RPG's include...

-"Tales of" series

-Xeno-series

-Chrono Series (Chrono Trigger was packaged with an FF game for PS1)

- Shadow Hearts series

-Persona series (includes the rare Shin Megami Devil Saga)

-anything done by Nippon Ichi

-Arc the Lad series

-and if you count them, Harvest Moon series

#8 Posted by Canvas_Of_Flesh (4052 posts) -
I personally love the Xenogears and Xenosaga games.
#9 Posted by philoslocos (22 posts) -

Squaresoft was definitely king of Rpgs on both systems and I'm sure by now everyone has mentioned those. But how about these?

Level 5 had three great ones:

Rogue Galaxy

Dark Cloud 1 and 2

and lets not forget....

Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is a great Tactical RPG

but it does take a bit of level grinding that is not found in FF Games

#10 Posted by Mongo-Boss (2108 posts) -
Dragon Quest VIII- PS2
#11 Posted by BuryMe (22017 posts) -
Dragon quest, shadow hearts, xeno saga and xeno gears should be good.
#12 Posted by Honenheim (5394 posts) -
Ps1: Xenogears, Azure dreams, Persona 1 and 2, Bahamut Lagoon, Legend of legaia, chrono trigger, and Lunar Silver star story
#13 Posted by DeafNYCPlayer (2307 posts) -

PS1- Xenogears, Persona 1-2, Tales of Destiny 1-2, Breath of Fire 3-4, Lunar 1-2, Suidoken 1-2, Chrono Cross, Wild Arms 1-2, Legend of Legaia, Legend of Dragoon, Grandia

PS2- Tales of the Abyss, I will play other PS2's RPGs, later.

#14 Posted by zeppelin_64 (3924 posts) -
Definitely play the Shadow Hearts series, Wild ARms series, and Breath of Fire's for PS1.
#15 Posted by falconzss (755 posts) -
persona: eternal punishment - the best rpg i have ever played. the whole persona series is great so persona: revelations and persona 3 are also must haves.
#16 Posted by mike7677 (2426 posts) -
Lunar 1. Never played Lunar 2. So I wouldn't know
#17 Posted by JLF1 (8263 posts) -
Star ocean 2: The second story is the best RPG ever.
#18 Posted by 3KindgomsRandy (15488 posts) -

PS1- Xenogears, Persona 1-2, Tales of Destiny 1-2, Breath of Fire 3-4, Lunar 1-2, Suidoken 1-2, Chrono Cross, Wild Arms 1-2, Legend of Legaia, Legend of Dragoon, Grandia

PS2- Tales of the Abyss, I will play other PS2's RPGs, later.

DeafNYCPlayer

Everyone in this thread except you should be ashamed of themselves for not mentioning Suikoden :P

Seriously, it's an excellent series as long as you can tolerate the shoddy story and gameplay changes that made up IV...

#19 Posted by Alexander146 (722 posts) -

PS1: DRAGON WARRIOR 7, Wild Arms, Wild Arms 2, Shadow Madness, Xenogears(haven't played, but heard it was good), Legend of Legaia, Legend of Dragoon, Digimon World 2 and Digimon World 3.

PS2: Dagon Quest 8, Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria, Wild Arms 3, Wild Arms: Alter Code F, Wild Arms 4, Atelier Iris, Shadow Hearts: Covenant, Shadow Hearts: From the New World, Digimon World 4, Shining Force NEO, Dark Cloud 2, Persona 3, Rogue Galaxy, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 1-2, Champions of Norrath 1, Digital Devil Saga and Devil Summoner.

#20 Posted by xanderenigma (160 posts) -

Vagrant story on PS1.

It was a bit short but the story was great, and the visuals were great to!