Which company made the Best Jrpgs in the past?

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#1 Posted by The4thVIII (372 posts) -
With the exception of the present era of gaming, I often go back and have a look at the Jrpgs that companies made. I look back at Enix, Tecmo, Squaresoft, Enix, 1999 minus Capcom, Sega, Atlus, Natsume, Falcom, Konami, Sony and look at all the great games they brought us that we will never most likely see again. Games like Breath of Fire 3, Final Fantasy 6, 7, and 8, with a splash of 9, Enix and its triad of original games and always getting experimental devs with Paladains Quest, Brain Lord, Robo, 7th Saga, and the popular Dragon Warrior series. Konami with Suikoden and Vandal Hearts, Capcom with Breath of Fire, and now I am yammering names instead of getting to the point, :lol: But anyway, i want to know which companies are/where your favorites. I will list my top 3 now:
#2 Posted by Ricardomz (2329 posts) -

Squaresoft for two reasons:

FINAL FANTASY VII AND FINAL FANTASY IX

#3 Posted by rilpas (8222 posts) -
Square, followed by... I'm going to say Sega
#4 Posted by famicommander (8524 posts) -
 Neverland is peerless for this game alone. Nothing from Square, Enix, Atlus, SEGA, or Capcom is worthy of comparison.
#5 Posted by WiiCubeM1 (4729 posts) -

Square. Companies become synonymous with a genre for a reason, you know.

#6 Posted by gargungulunk (134 posts) -

From a company standpoint---I went with amount of /different/ enjoyable IP's here.

Atlas, hands down.

#7 Posted by Dudersaper (32950 posts) -
Atlus for me.
#8 Posted by Eduspcloud (118 posts) -

For me its Square because i played a lot of games of this company back then. [many many hours spend on SaGa series lol]

#9 Posted by Blueresident87 (5340 posts) -

Squaresoft. They ruled the RPG landscape for years.

#10 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

Namco

Baten Kaitos, Baten Kaitos Origins, and Tales of Symphonia (and Vesperia) are all amazing games.

#11 Posted by GaussRiemann (183 posts) -

Hard to say for me at the moment, since most games I still want to play were either never translated or are too pricey in English.

#12 Posted by BigBen11111 (1528 posts) -
They're all pretty good. But if I most pick just 1, it's Squaresoft.
#13 Posted by Jag85 (4963 posts) -

Squaresoft. RIP.

#14 Posted by Seabas989 (10696 posts) -

Squaresoft followed by Sega.

#15 Posted by Ravenous_Joker (30 posts) -
Squaresoft
#16 Posted by Panzer_Zwei (15442 posts) -

I'm surprised no one mentioned NIHON FALCOM, since they were one of the most influental Japanese RPG makers in history.

Most every other Japanese programmers were influenced by their works, at least a little, in one way or another.

#17 Posted by AzureDrive (77 posts) -
Atlus for me.Dudersaper
This.
#18 Posted by spike6958 (4943 posts) -
Damn that's a tough one. My favorite JRPG is Persona 4 which makes me want to go for Atlus, but I also enjoy the majority of the Final Fantasy series more than I do the rest of Atlus' games, which makes me think I should go for Squaresoft instead.
#19 Posted by Trail_Mix (2021 posts) -

Definitely Squaresoft, but Atlus is a close second.

#20 Posted by famicommander (8524 posts) -

I'm surprised no one mentioned NIHON FALCOM, since they were one of the most influental Japanese RPG makers in history.

Most every other Japanese programmers were influenced by their works, at least a little, in one way or another.

Panzer_Zwei
Falcom's games are only sporadically released in the West. I think that has a lot to do with it.
#21 Posted by Panzer_Zwei (15442 posts) -

[QUOTE="Panzer_Zwei"]

I'm surprised no one mentioned NIHON FALCOM, since they were one of the most influental Japanese RPG makers in history.

Most every other Japanese programmers were influenced by their works, at least a little, in one way or another.

famicommander

Falcom's games are only sporadically released in the West. I think that has a lot to do with it.

Maybe. Now they're just like any other company though, but they did made the best RPGs in the past, and everyone else used to copy them.

FALCOM was making RPGs when ENIX was still making shoddy eroge. SQUARE earlier RPGs like BLASSTY were total rubbish until they released FINAL FANTASY. The rest of the companies didn't even exist.

#22 Posted by Jag85 (4963 posts) -

[QUOTE="famicommander"][QUOTE="Panzer_Zwei"]

I'm surprised no one mentioned NIHON FALCOM, since they were one of the most influental Japanese RPG makers in history.

Most every other Japanese programmers were influenced by their works, at least a little, in one way or another.

Panzer_Zwei

Falcom's games are only sporadically released in the West. I think that has a lot to do with it.

Maybe. Now they're just like any other company though, but they did made the best RPGs in the past, and everyone else used to copy them.

FALCOM was making RPGs when ENIX was still making shoddy eroge. SQUARE earlier RPGs like BLASSTY were total rubbish until they released FINAL FANTASY. The rest of the companies didn't even exist.

True. Falcom played an important role in laying the foundations for the Japanese RPG industry as well as the action RPG sub-genre. It's worth noting that the first RPG published by Squaresoft was the MSX port of Falcom's Dragon Slayer. In addition, the idea for the Final Fantasy series having a new gameplay system each time was inspired by the Dragon Slayer series. Beyond RPG's, even The Legend of Zelda was influenced by the Dragon Slayer series.

#23 Posted by dbz987 (3722 posts) -

Im surprised Nintendo is not on this list.They made Pokemon, Mother, Mario & Luigi, Paper Mario  and probably Xenoblade

#24 Posted by Ilovegames1992 (14221 posts) -

Definitely Squaresoft.

#25 Posted by Jag85 (4963 posts) -

Im surprised Nintendo is not on this list.They made Pokemon, Mother, Mario & Luigi, Paper Mario  and probably Xenoblade

dbz987

That's what the "Other" option is for. Polls are limited to 5 options on this forum.

#26 Posted by insanegame377 (332 posts) -

Squaresoft for FF7, 9 and 10. Namco for Baiton Kaitos and Tales Of Symphonia.

#27 Posted by benleslie5 (7926 posts) -

Squaresoft for games like Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts and Vagrant Story

#28 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (15343 posts) -
"Best RPG" is an oxymoron.
#29 Posted by Jag85 (4963 posts) -
"Best RPG" is an oxymoron.Lulu_Lulu
Why?