Top 10 RPG's
10. Final Fantasy 7 crisis core
In the PSP market where the games in the RPG department have often been considered light, there is a single beacon of light that shines out from the rest of the library . Crisis Core is a spin off of Final fantasy and is one of the best ARPG's on the market to date
9. Chrono Trigger
When Chrono Trigger was initially launched on the SNES the days of the RPG seemed to be wearing thin as many platformers and the newly discovered genre of the FPS seemed to be taking over, however CHrono Trigger used innovative gameplay, great story telling aspects and a beautiful art styIeto not only survive this era but to thrive in it.
8. Paper Mario
When People think of Mario they usually think cIassic platformers or countless spin offs, well Paper Mario breaks the stereotype by being one of the first and greatest Mario RPG's. It takes the old 2D aspects of the great cIassic mario's and mixed them with the newly discovered third dimension that Super Mario 64 was enjoying and made a great RPG with some of the most memorable moments to date.
7. Pokemon Red/Blue
Pokemon Red and Blue were the foundations to the biggest series of JRPG's this world has ever seen, Pokemon. With the unique concept of hunting and catching all the different varieties of pokemon, plus being one of a kind on the current Game Boy console Pokemon Red and blue truly developed one of the most powerful and fun RPG series the world has ever seen
Quite Possibly the ultimate sleeper hit to ever hit consoles Persona blended cIassic RPG styIecombat with a new innovative form of non violent combat that allowed you to build social links with the demons you fought which truly brought a whole new level of strategy to the fights. Added to the fact that you get many amazing summons and can even create your own summons based on specific social bonds you have developed with demons and a story that really sucks you in makes Persona a truly thought provoking and amazing game.
5. Final Fantasy X
Many people consider Final Fantasy 7 to be the pinnacle of the world popular Final Fantasy series. However I choose to disagree and believe that the series peaked at the amazingness that was Final Fantasy X, with truly amazing graphics for its time, and the only story in a game to ever bring a tear to my eye, Final Fantasy X is definetly the best Final Fantasy game currently available on the market. And that isn't even looking at the amazing combat system, awesome summons and just overall epicness of the world itself.
4. Dragon Quest
Dragon Quest is what many people over on the eastern part of this world first think of when they picture the word "RPG" in there head. Dragon Quest stands as one of the only games on this earth that are so powerful with there influence that an entire's nation economy is based upon them to the point that they are now forced to be released on the weekend. That is not to say that they are not good in America as well. Dragon Quest has great cIassic RPG gameplay, great iconic bad guys (Slime ftw) and of course a fantastic storyline
3. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Featuring some of the most beautifully designed landscapes and great dialogue story and fun gameplay Oblivion is the only WRPG that has made it onto this list and is also good enough to make it into the top 3. While it does not have the largest world in the Elder Scroll series it in my honest opinion has by far the most detailed and beautiful world that is only capable on today's consoles.
2. Pokemon Silver
Every single foundation that Pokemon Red and Blue created Pokemon Silver took and blew up into the next level. Taking the main quest and doubling it in length making it still the longest pokemon game on today's market, adding many iconic staples in the series such as the day/night cycle, pokemon breeding, and dozens of exclusive new items. It is without a doubt that Pokemon silver and Gold are the peak of the pokemon Franchise, as when you look ahead no other pokemon game to date has ever matched them in sheer innovation, length and of course overall quality.
1. Shining Force
Shining Force is the game that looks at all other RPG's to have ever existed and slaps them in the face. Being not only the greatest TRPG and JRPG of all time but my second favorite game in existence of all time (beat out of course by Banjo Tooie) Shining Force is truly a work of art. With the most amazing story I have ever seen in any game. Ever. Some of the most addictive and challenging, key word is challenging not frustrating I do understand that many games such as Fire Emblem top SF in the challenge area but they enter into the realm of frustration where they are no longer fun. Shining Force blends all aspects together perfectly to make quite possibly the greatest game of its generation.