Total of 52 user reviews spread across 52 releases
The original NES version of the game still holds water, even after 20 years.
As far as video game history is concerned, the Final Fantasy series is the premeire role-playing game series, whether it be western or Japanese. However, the series almost didn't exist, because of Squ...
Final Fantasy VII
This game is the best video game to ever appear on a video game console.
As the story has been told, Sqaure Soft was originally going to make an Nintendo 64 installment of the Final Fantasy series until Sony signed them up so they could be the exclusive publisher of the PS...
Here's a video game that's very good, yet extremely hard to beat.
While video games have been getting much easier since the PSOne era of gaming, the difficulty of video games back in the day were not only cutthoat in difficulty but also required the patience of a Je...
Ultima: Kyoufu no Exodus
This is, without a doubt, the superior version of the classic PC RPG.
There is definately no doubt that the Ultima series help form the genre of role-playing games as it is today. Back in 1988, however, Pony Canyon was given the developement rights by Richard Garriott h...
This game is the prime example of how WRPGs should be.
Back around 2000, Blizzard Entertainment released the sequel to one of the greatest PC role-playing games of all time, Diablo. What the end result is is a game that defines the WRPG genre as we know i...
Final Fantasy VIII (Platinum)
This is clearly one of the best titles in the famed series of role-playing games.
Ever since Final Fantasy VII proverbally put the PSOne on the map as the king of the video game consoles, the Final Fantasy series has been synomonious with role-playing games. With this 1999 release ...
While innovative, this puzzle game falls short of acheiving greatness.
While there have been great puzzle games in video game history, there's one paticular title that doesn't quite make the cut. That game is Bullet Proof Software and Lucasfilm's Pipe Dream. Graph...
SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu
This game is clearly one of the best role-playing games on the old black-and-white Gameboy.
Way back in the late 1980's to early 1990's Square Soft released a trilogy of gamd from the SaGa series, a series of RPGs that are known for their unforgiving difficulty, and renamed them the Final Fa...
Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land
Atlus offers a completely different take on the classic PC RPG series
For as long as personal computers have been around, there have been simulations of the long-running role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, such as Ultima, Might & Magic and, most notablely, Wizardry fr...
Genmu no Tou to Tsurugi no Okite
In a year of very few RPGs, The Dark Spire stands out above the rest.
One of the most common complaints of role-playing games since the PSOne era is that they lack the actual challenge that were prevailent in RPGs from the NES and SNES era. Even the old PC RPGs of the e...
Using a hybrid of mechanics from the RPG and survival-horror genres make this game stand out above the rest.
Everybody knows that Square-Enix is mostly known for the Final Fantasy series, even when the company was still known as SquareSoft. In 1998, Square-Enix released a hybrid of a role-playing game and a ...
Final Fantasy X (Mega Hits!)
This installment of the long-running RPG series takes a radical approach to gameplay--And actually succeeds.
One of the reasons why the PSOne overtook the console war lead from Nintendo's N64 console and won it was because of the revolutionary Final Fantasy VII--which litterally put RPGs on the map as a genr...
Prophecy: The Viking Child
Extremely weak A.I. and the lack of sound effects mar this otherwise-interesting platformer
It has been said that the quality of video games took a complete nosedive when the N64 was first released. What those particular anti-Nintendo fanboys are overlooking, however, is the fact that there ...
Final Fantasy IX
While it's certainly not the best in the series, FFIX is extremely good in it's own right.
When the PS2 was first released, SquareSoft, now known as Sqaure-Enix, decided to use this time frame to release the third Final Fantasy title on the aging PSOne, called Final Fantasy IX. Regardi...
Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi
With bolstered graphics and sound, the DS version of an NES classic is riding very strong
Just about every fan of the Dragon Quest series knows about this particular installment--The game was released in North America as Dragon Warrior IV in 1993 only to have very few copies sold and force...
Dungeons & Dragons: Eye of the Beholder
While faithful to the pen-and-paper RPG, this game falls a bit short
Back in the dark ages of video gaming (i.e., 1990) SSI released an Advanced Dungeons & Dragons-licensed computer game called Eye of the Beholder, where the gameplay moved in real-time and in a complet...
Orcs & Elves
This is an extremely fun, yet very short RPG from the creators of Doom RPG.
After all of the hoopla surrounding Doom RPG for mobile phones, Id Software created a brand new and original RPG for the cell phone crowd--A game called Orcs & Elves, in which there is an Nintendo DS ...
Despite the luster lost in translation, this is a worthy version of the classic Atari 5200 platformer.
Back in the pioneer days of the video game industry (circa 1982), a small video game publisher and it's lead programmer, Bill Hogue, shook up the industry with a futuristic take of the 1849 gold rush....
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
The perfect union of puzzle and RPG mechanics makes for an excellent and innovative experience.
There have been many different video game genres other than RPGs, of course, to implement RPG elements into their regular playstyle. It is evident of games such as Ratchet & Clank, Mighty Final Fight ...
Mortal Kombat: Shinken Kourin Densetsu
While slow at times, the Gameboy version of the controversial arcade game is an addicting one.
When Acclaim announce in 1993 that they were going to port Midway's popular, but gruesome arcade game "Mortal Kombat" to home console, there were objections from Nintendo's quality control department ...
Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi
This most-recent installment of the RPG series is the best it has to offer.
With the Dragon Quest series of role-playing game breathing new life under the Square-Enix brand name, the first game of the series to appear on the PS2 comes with all of the fanfare than would make e...
Midway Arcade Treasures
Despite the interesting control quirks, this collection of old arcade games is definately worth it.
Ever since the video arcade has been going through the apocolypse since 1996, video game publishers have been release their old arcade games as one-disc compilations. Midway Arcade Treasures for the G...
Super Mario Land
This is a Mario title in it's purest form--A whole lot of fun to play.
Back when the original Gameboy was first launched, Nintendo decided to test the Mario series to see how well it would translate on a then-new horizon of video gaming by releasing Super Mario Land. Uns...
Rampage: Total Destruction
The game is basically the same thing from 1986, but with fancier graphics.
With the recent revivals of classic video game series, such Bionic Commando and Rygar, there have been plenty. However, with Midway's recent revival of the Rampage series, called "Rampage: Total Destr...
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible
With it's reasonably-short quest and unique WRPG-esque character growth system, this is a worthy addition for any gamer.
Some gamers, mostly those who prefer titles in the Metal Gear Solid or Grand Theft Auto series, feel that the Japanese role-playing game genre is completely flawed, due to it's tedious level grinding ...
Midway Arcade Treasures 2
This is an excellent arcade collection that sadly gets reduced in audiance due to the Mortal Kombat titles.
Throughout the last decade, video game publishers have been going through their back catalog to release their old games on compilation discs. Midway does one up and the result is Midway Arcade Treasur...
Mortal Kombat II: Kyuukyoku Shinken
The lack of variety in backgrounds and music put a damper on an otherwise-good port of the popular arcade game.
When Accliam Entertainment recieved the license to publish Midway's popular arcade game Mortal Kombat II for home video game systems, they went ahead and created ports for all popular video game syste...
If you're looking for a quality Breakout clone, this is the game to get.
When the original Nintendo Gameboy first hit North American storeshelves, one of the launch titles it had to offer was a clone to the tried and true Breakout video game. Graphicswise, the game ...
Intellivision Classic Games
Cumbersome controls and the lack of quality games doom this collection from the start.
With the blitz of classic video game compilations being available since 1998, This PSOne collection of classic video games for the Intellivision console comes along Sadly, this is the worst of the bun...
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
This is, beyond a reasonable doubt, the last great GameCube masterpiece.
With the passing of the torch regarding video game generations, Nintendo released versions of their latest Zelda title for the Wii and GameCube. This review is for the GameCube version of the game. ...
Despite it's glaring flaws, this game is a must-have for any baseball fanatic.
When the original Gameboy was first launched, one of the early titles that Nintendo released was a now-simple baseball video game Now that almost two decades have passed, this game is the subject of t...
Super Mario Advance
Despite the often-times slippery controls, this game is a must for any Mario fan or fan of platformers in general.
With the recent spate of remakes in the video game industry, Nintendo seems to be doing the best with them. In this case, it is releasing a GBA port of the classic NES game Super Mario Bros. 2. I...
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II
Dark Alliance II improves on it's predecessor in more ways than one.
When the original Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance was released on the PS2, GameCube and XBox, it was a good game by it's own right, although somewhat linear. With the sequel to this game released at a ti...
At the end of the day, this unique Gameboy game does what it should.
Among the arcade games that were released way back in 1979, A little-known game known as "Heiankyo Alien" was one of them. The fact the game was a Japan-only release at it's time, it left alot of Amer...
Who needs fancy graphics and sound when a game such as this one has very addicting gameplay?
With the influx of remakes of classic video games in the last decade, Super Breakout was one of the first classic video games to receive a new life in the gaming world, this being on the Gameboy Color...
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age
This epic proves that licensed video games can be good and fun.
When the Lord of the Rings film were being released starting in 2001, Electronic Arts secured the license to the franchise to allow them to create video games based on them. This role-playing game bas...
Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce & Yotsu no Tsurugi
The old SNES classic comes out anew on the GBA
When The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past was first released on the Super Nintendo way back in 1992, no one would ever thought this game would help shape the video game industry the wait did. Now, ...
Even after a complete music makeover and the re-written storyline, Crystalis is still as good as ever.
Back in 1990, SNK released an Action-RPG for the NES that changed the way we think og role-playing games and their stories in general. Back in 2000, Nintendo, with the permission fo SNK, released a po...
Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku
This game is best suited for fans of the anime and role-playing novices.
As amazing as it sounds, there is a DragonBall Z video available for the Game Boy Advance. It takes the entire series and condenses it into a very short RPG. Graphicswise, the game is very good. ...
Taito Legends 2
This collection is cleary one of the more underated ones out there.
With the recent slate of classic video game collections being available for various consoles and handhelds, Empire Interactive obtains the license to bring 39 of Taito's classic arcade games on one PS...