Top best RPG/series you've played ?

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#1 Posted by Young_Charter (19830 posts) -
  1. Xenogears
  2. Chrono series
  3. FF9
  4. FF8
  5. FF7
  6. Legend Of Dragoon
  7. Legend Of Legaia
  8. Xenosaga series
  9. Kingdom Hearts
  10. FF Tactics
  11. Valkyria Chronicles
#2 Posted by sukraj (21902 posts) -

Oblivion

fable 2

#3 Posted by jg4xchamp (47081 posts) -
  1. Mother 3
  2. Planescape Torment
  3. Fuck the order after that
#4 Edited by Ballroompirate (22284 posts) -

Series wise-

  1. Persona series (Square Enix needs to take a page from Atlus on how to make games)
  2. Mass Effect series (even though ME3 almost destroyed the whole fraking series)
  3. The Elder Scrolls series
  4. Soul series
  5. The Witcher series
  6. Kotor series

Game wise-

  1. Persona 4 Golden
  2. Skyrim
  3. Mass Effect 2
  4. Dark Souls
  5. Fire Emblem Awakening
  6. Persona 3 FES
  7. Mass Effect 1
  8. Chrono Cross
  9. FF6
  10. The Witcher 2

Forgot about Fire Emblem Awakening

#5 Edited by DocSanchez (1520 posts) -
#6 Edited by IgGy621985 (4604 posts) -

Baldur's Gate
Diablo
The Witcher

#7 Posted by CWEBB04z (4555 posts) -

The Witcher 1 & 2, Legend of Dragoon Neverwinter Nights 2 and Dragon Age Origins.

#8 Posted by Renegade_Fury (17028 posts) -
  • Pokemon gens 1-2
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Panzer Dragoon Saga
  • KOTOR
  • Mass Effect
#9 Edited by johnd13 (7920 posts) -

Oblivion, Skyrim(Elder Scrolls)

Mass Effect trilogy

Witcher 2

Dragon Age Origins

#10 Posted by KBFloYd (12943 posts) -

final fantasy 1 on NES

#11 Posted by Kuromino (1260 posts) -

These are the ones that impressed me the most when I originally played them:

  • Chrono Trigger
  • Xenoblade Chronicles
  • Vagrant Story
  • Final Fantasy VI & VII
  • Secret of Mana
  • Mass Effect 2
#12 Edited by bbkkristian (14917 posts) -

Fav games:

1. Xenoblade Chronicles

2. Persona 4 Golden

3. Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions

4. Final Fantasy IX

5. Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core

6. Kingdom Hearts II

7. Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver

8. The World Ends With You

9. Fire Emblem Awakening

10. Baldur's Gate II

#13 Edited by Young_Charter (19830 posts) -

Series wise-

  1. Persona series (Square Enix needs to take a page from Atlus on how to make games)
  2. Mass Effect series (even though ME3 almost destroyed the whole fraking series)
  3. The Elder Scrolls series
  4. Soul series
  5. The Witcher series
  6. Kotor series

Game wise-

  1. Persona 4 Golden
  2. Skyrim
  3. Mass Effect 2
  4. Dark Souls
  5. Mass Effect 1
  6. Persona 3 FES
  7. Mass Effect 1
  8. Chrono Cross
  9. FF6
  10. The Witcher 2

I heard FF6 was one of the greatest

#14 Edited by Arach666 (23018 posts) -

Deus Ex
System Shock (1&2)
Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
Arcanum
Skies of Arcadia
Fallout (1,2&NV)
Baldur´s Gate (1&2)
Planescape: Torment
Ultima(series,excluding 8&9)
Phantasy Star (1,2&4)
Gothic 2
Shining Force(1,2&3)
Anachronox

There´s plenty more that I love like Diablo,The Witcher,Persona,Icewind Dale,Valkyria Chronicles,Stonekeep,Alpha Protocol,Panzer Dragoon Saga,Lands of Lore,etc,but the former are generally the major ones for me,give or take.

#15 Edited by AdobeArtist (22789 posts) -

In no real order:

* Mass Effect trilogy
* Dragon Age Origins
* Skyrim
* The Witcher 2
* Deus Ex HR
* Path of Exile

From previous gens

* Knights of the Old Republic
* Final Fantasy 2 and 3 (US SNES numbering)
* Wild Arms
* Secret of Mana

#16 Edited by Ballroompirate (22284 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:

Series wise-

  1. Persona series (Square Enix needs to take a page from Atlus on how to make games)
  2. Mass Effect series (even though ME3 almost destroyed the whole fraking series)
  3. The Elder Scrolls series
  4. Soul series
  5. The Witcher series
  6. Kotor series

Game wise-

  1. Persona 4 Golden
  2. Skyrim
  3. Mass Effect 2
  4. Dark Souls
  5. Mass Effect 1
  6. Persona 3 FES
  7. Mass Effect 1
  8. Chrono Cross
  9. FF6
  10. The Witcher 2

I heard FF6 was one of the greatest

It is

#17 Posted by R3FURBISHED (10211 posts) -

#18 Posted by DivineSword (15742 posts) -

1. Kotor
2. FFX
3. Jade Empire

#19 Posted by Ballroompirate (22284 posts) -

In no real order:

* Mass Effect trilogy

* Dragon Age Origins

* Skyrim

* The Witcher 2

* Deus Ex HR

* Path of Exile

From previous gens

* Knights of the Old Republic

* Final Fantasy 2 and 3 (US SNES numbering)

* Wild Arms

* Secret of Mana

Mass Effect isn't a RPG

#21 Posted by AdobeArtist (22789 posts) -
#22 Posted by beefffy (6 posts) -

FFVII

FFX

Golden Sun

www.systemwars.com

#23 Posted by jsmoke03 (12622 posts) -

totally agree...best series of all time

#24 Posted by yokofox33 (29244 posts) -

@Young_Charter: Did you include Valkyria Chronicles just for me? D'awwwwww, thanks!

As for me...

  1. Shin Megami Tensei (including Persona)
  2. Tales of Series
  3. Pokemon
  4. Valkyria Chronicles
  5. Mass Effect series
  6. Some FF titles

These aren't really in any specific order, but SMT is definitely #1.

#25 Edited by lamprey263 (22836 posts) -

As far as JRPGs go, I'd say Persona series having only played Persona 3 and 4, has some of the best localization of all the JRPGs I've played, great balance of the games social system and combat , and side things to do like building courage, studying, and developing charm. Technically the games aren't that complex but full with creative design. I've come to like the Shin Megami Tensei name and tried other stuff, like SMT4 which I liked, and Soul Hackers. I've a bunch of other stuff though to try, still need to finish Devil Survivor and then the sequel. There's also the two part Digital Devil Saga and two part Devil Summoner games and Nocturne on the PS2. Oh, and still hunting for a copy of SMT: Strange Journey for the DS.

Aside from that, as far as western RPGs go I'd say the Mass Effect series is my current favorite.

#26 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16744 posts) -

In no order whatsoever

Final Fantasy 7 (PS1)

Final Fantasy Tactics (PS1)

Vagrant Story (PS1)

The Legend of Dragoon (PS1)

Lunar Silver Star Story Complete (PS1)

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1)

Ys: Origin (PC)

Parasite Eve (PS1)

Final Fantasy 9 (PS1)

King's Field 2 (PS1)

Guild Wars (PC)

Diablo 2 (PC)

There are 12 from me that I loved.

#27 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (3385 posts) -

Mass Effect

Dead Island

Fable II

Fable

Fable III

Final Fantasy XIII

Monster Hunter Tri if that counts as an RPG. I'm really digging Spectrobes Origins on Wii as well.

Jade Empire

#28 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16744 posts) -

@AdobeArtist said:

In no real order:

* Mass Effect trilogy

* Dragon Age Origins

* Skyrim

* The Witcher 2

* Deus Ex HR

* Path of Exile

From previous gens

* Knights of the Old Republic

* Final Fantasy 2 and 3 (US SNES numbering)

* Wild Arms

* Secret of Mana

Mass Effect isn't a RPG

Yeah I too have never considered the series to be RPG and find it amusing when people do. Doesn't take much at all these days to get somebody to call a game an RPG.

#29 Edited by padaporra (3389 posts) -

#30 Edited by DJ-Lafleur (34128 posts) -

-Both the Golden Sun games on the GBA

-Chrono Trigger

#31 Edited by Arb0rv1r (19 posts) -
  • Arena
  • Morrowind
  • Oblivion
  • Skyrim
  • Fable 2
  • Dragons Dogma
  • Demon's Souls
  • Dark Souls
  • Chrono Cross
  • FF7
  • FF8
  • Deus Ex: HR
  • Kotor
#32 Posted by DocSanchez (1520 posts) -

My favourites in chronological order for me per generation: Ultima, Shining Force, Elder Scrolls, Baldurs Gate, The Witcher, Mass Effect

Missed a whole bunch either because they weren't my favourites of the gen in question, or I enjoyed one out of the series and didn't get to play the others yet, or they technically don't qualify (the lines are becoming blurred. Technically, Red Dead is an RPG, and the upgrades are weaponry and power. Not a traditional one so it's not there). I've been playing RPGs for so long I've probably missed tons too. Also it feels like Final Fantasy belongs on the list but it's never been my favourite series at the time plus it's been really really sour as of late. Shin Megami Tensei should be on there really but I'm in the middle of playing through them so it stays off for now.

#33 Edited by LanceX2 (305 posts) -

1. Chrono Trigger is the BEST RPG of all time, period. Cross was good but nothing like it

2. Final Fantasy Tactics - runner up to Trigger. The best SRPG ever and probably will always be the best.

3. FF8 , 9 man I was a sucker for the romance lolz

dragons dogma was really good too

#34 Posted by Ballroompirate (22284 posts) -
#35 Posted by Jag85 (4354 posts) -

Final Fantasy. Despite its decline, it has the best legacy of any RPG franchise.

#36 Posted by foxhound_fox (87379 posts) -

Souls games.

Organic role-playing at it's finest. It focuses on player experience, not stat-building or dialogue tree exploration. It barely has any dialogue period and has told some incredibly amazing, deep stories with meaningful characters.

#37 Posted by DarkLink77 (31695 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:

Mass Effect isn't...

*banned*

AdobeArtist, forever salty about Mass Effect 3's franchise-destroying ending.

#38 Posted by AdobeArtist (22789 posts) -
#39 Posted by navyguy21 (12727 posts) -

Elder Scrolls (why dont we have a Morrowind HD version on consoles yet?)

Mass Effect

Knights of the Old Republic

The Witcher

Gothic Series

#40 Posted by cainetao11 (16609 posts) -

The Witcher series

Elder Scrolls

Mass Effect

Fable

I only played Demons souls but its great.

#41 Posted by DarkLink77 (31695 posts) -

@jsmoke03 said:

totally agree...best series of all time

i dunno if I'd go that far. But I will say that the second is significantly better written than the first.

#42 Posted by Ballroompirate (22284 posts) -

@jsmoke03 said:

totally agree...best series of all time

i dunno if I'd go that far. But I will say that the second is significantly better written than the first.

I wouldn't say nether of them are as good as the other, they each do something better than the other and at the end they're both equally as good as each other.

#43 Edited by DarkLink77 (31695 posts) -

@DarkLink77 said:

@jsmoke03 said:

totally agree...best series of all time

i dunno if I'd go that far. But I will say that the second is significantly better written than the first.

I wouldn't say nether of them are as good as the other, they each do something better than the other and at the end they're both equally as good as each other.

Oh, I think they're both great games. But I think the second is better written. That's all I meant.

#44 Posted by padaporra (3389 posts) -

@DarkLink77: Nah, it just have a different tone. KoTOR2 feels like a deconstruction of the Star Wars mithology, especially the Jedi. KoTOR1 is more of a classic Star Wars tale.

#45 Posted by DarkLink77 (31695 posts) -

@DarkLink77: Nah, it just have a different tone. KoTOR2 feels like a deconstruction of the Star Wars mithology, especially the Jedi. KoTOR1 is more of a classic Star Wars tale.

And again, they're both great. I just think KoTOR II has a better script behind it. Writing good morally gray stuff is a lot harder than writing traditional Star Wars. I'd also argue that the second game has better characters.

#46 Posted by 93BlackHawk93 (5214 posts) -

This is hard. I'm just telling you Chrono Trigger is my RPGOAT.

#47 Edited by uninspiredcup (7667 posts) -

Kotor 2 is a better game.

#48 Edited by padaporra (3389 posts) -

@padaporra said:

@DarkLink77: Nah, it just have a different tone. KoTOR2 feels like a deconstruction of the Star Wars mithology, especially the Jedi. KoTOR1 is more of a classic Star Wars tale.

And again, they're both great. I just think KoTOR II has a better script behind it. Writing good morally gray stuff is a lot harder than writing traditional Star Wars. I'd also argue that the second game has better characters.

I think about this sometimes but I'm not sure. There is a lot of merit in KoTOR2 work yet in a way it's beyond the point, since Star Wars was meant to have the good side and the bad side very defined. It wouldn't say it's difficult to question some of those philosophies, the hard part is to do it inside a compeling story with compeling characters, which is what KoTOR2 did.

Anyway, it's interesting to note how different these games are, even if at surface level they are similar. But that is also the reason they make an awesome series.

#49 Posted by uninspiredcup (7667 posts) -

My friends. KOTOR 1 largely got praised because console gamers had never had anything deep before. Not that it was deep, it was incredibly shallow compared to Baldurs Gate and other pc ilk.

Although Kotor 2 also had shitty unbalanced gameplay (something critics ignore due to being console casuals) it had superior story-telling and decision making. The fact Obisdian done all this while being treated poorly (Bioware had far much more time and resources) shows just what an achievement for mankind it was.

#50 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (5659 posts) -

Mass Effect series.