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#1 Jenovawitness
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I'm sure this has been done before... but what would you say is the best RPG for the PS1?

And just to make this less predictable, lets make a rule that says NO FINAL FANTASY's

 Please don't be enraged by that...

I'm gunna say Tales of Destiny 2

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#2 jvonrader
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Vagrant Story was a nice little gem that didn't get much attention.
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#3 Jenovawitness
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Vagrant Story was a nice little gem that didn't get much attention.jvonrader
Yeah, I love that game
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#4 ZebethOrZebes
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I've heard Vagrant Story is it; but I never played it myself.
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#5 project343
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Chrono Cross.
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#6 foxhound_fox
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Vagrant Story, Xenogears or Chrono Cross. They we all great.
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#7 D0wnfall1
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Xenogears.
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#8 Spartan070
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1. FFIX 2. Chrono Chross 3. the rest...
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#9 TrueReligion_
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Chrono Cross
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#10 voxware00
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i just borrowed Lunar and Xenogears from a friend
Chrono Cross is next on my list, and i also had Parasite 1 and 2
now that i got them working on my psp, im gonna try and make up for not playing a lot of these

my personal fav was vagrant story though.. never finished it :(
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#11 shungokustasu
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I'm sure this has been done before... but what would you say is the best RPG for the PS1?

And just to make this less predictable, lets make a rule that says NO FINAL FANTASY's

Please don't be enraged by that...

I'm gunna say Tales of Destiny 2

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Vagrant Story or Final Fantasy Tactics. Another is an action rpg. Brave Fencer Musashi. Legend of Dragoon was a good one. Jade Cocoon inventing the pokemon like catching animals, but it's more mature.
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#12 haris12121212
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To many to name just one. Personnally I liked very much Legend of Dragoon, excellent game, maybe not the best on the PS1, but sure as hell deserves a nomination.
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#13 Carmilla31
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Chrono Cross
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To many to name just one. Personnally I liked very much Legend of Dragoon, excellent game, maybe not the best on the PS1, but sure as hell deserves a nomination.haris12121212
Did you have to bring up that game?  I lost that game and never got to finish it:(
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#15 Can-o-Mark
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Chrono Trigger
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#16 haris12121212
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[QUOTE="haris12121212"]To many to name just one. Personnally I liked very much Legend of Dragoon, excellent game, maybe not the best on the PS1, but sure as hell deserves a nomination.St_JimmyX
Did you have to bring up that game? I lost that game and never got to finish it:(

Aww man you sure missed a great ending. The game is pretty rare to be found now, if you find one you better buy it 'cause it's worth it :P
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Chrono TriggerCan-o-Mark
Heh.
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#18 Gamer556
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Chrono Cross, baby.
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#19 TheCrazed420
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Most definitely Xenogears...followed closely by FF Tactics.
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#20 St_JimmyX
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[QUOTE="St_JimmyX"][QUOTE="haris12121212"]To many to name just one. Personnally I liked very much Legend of Dragoon, excellent game, maybe not the best on the PS1, but sure as hell deserves a nomination.haris12121212
Did you have to bring up that game? I lost that game and never got to finish it:(

Aww man you sure missed a great ending. The game is pretty rare to be found now, if you find one you better buy it 'cause it's worth it :P

 Ebay, here I come
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#21 jigglebilly1983
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Except for one guy, everyone has said a sqaure game. i love square alot myself; however, even though it was a re-issue on the PS1 (was originaly on the saturn, my vote goes to

GRANDIA!!!!! for best PSone RPG.

followed closely by (and i know im gonna get crap for this) BRAVE FENCER MUSASHI!!

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#22 Blackbond
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Xenogears. D0wnfall1


Best story ever for a JRPG. Period...
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#23 jigglebilly1983
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[QUOTE="St_JimmyX"][QUOTE="haris12121212"]To many to name just one. Personnally I liked very much Legend of Dragoon, excellent game, maybe not the best on the PS1, but sure as hell deserves a nomination.haris12121212
Did you have to bring up that game? I lost that game and never got to finish it:(

Aww man you sure missed a great ending. The game is pretty rare to be found now, if you find one you better buy it 'cause it's worth it :P

the Games for less by my apartment has about 4 or 5, brand new, for 25 dollars each.
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[QUOTE="D0wnfall1"]Xenogears. Blackbond


Best story ever for a JRPG. Period...

that wopuld have been my first choice, except the part at the end where fei and elly are sitting in that rocking chair, and you have to read walls of text for about three hours with a few fights in between really killed it for me.
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#25 shungokustasu
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[QUOTE="Blackbond"][QUOTE="D0wnfall1"]Xenogears. jigglebilly1983


Best story ever for a JRPG. Period...

that wopuld have been my first choice, except the part at the end where fei and elly are sitting in that rocking chair, and you have to read walls of text for about three hours with a few fights in between really killed it for me.

How about put up a spoiler alert next time?
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Chrono Cross.project343
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#27 Can-o-Mark
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Nobody else for Chrono Trigger? :O
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#28 shungokustasu
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Nobody else for Chrono Trigger? :OCan-o-Mark
SNES.
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#29 SOedipus
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Legend of Dragoon, Chrono Cross, and Castlevania Symphony of the Night (it does have its rpg elements)
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#30 FoamingPanda
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Xenogears, hands down.

FFT, runner up.

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#31 Can-o-Mark
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[QUOTE="Can-o-Mark"]Nobody else for Chrono Trigger? :Oshungokustasu
SNES.



PS too
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#32 Blackbond
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[QUOTE="jigglebilly1983"][QUOTE="Blackbond"][QUOTE="D0wnfall1"]Xenogears. shungokustasu


Best story ever for a JRPG. Period...

that wopuld have been my first choice, except the part at the end where fei and elly are sitting in that rocking chair, and you have to read walls of text for about three hours with a few fights in between really killed it for me.

How about put up a spoiler alert next time?



That part was because Square's budget got cut. So they had to do it that way to finish the game. Imagine if Xenogears was actually completed! Best JPRG ever right there.
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#33 shungokustasu
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[QUOTE="shungokustasu"][QUOTE="Can-o-Mark"]Nobody else for Chrono Trigger? :OCan-o-Mark
SNES.



PS too

I think he was looking for PS originals.
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#34 jigglebilly1983
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[QUOTE="jigglebilly1983"][QUOTE="Blackbond"][QUOTE="D0wnfall1"]Xenogears. shungokustasu


Best story ever for a JRPG. Period...

that wopuld have been my first choice, except the part at the end where fei and elly are sitting in that rocking chair, and you have to read walls of text for about three hours with a few fights in between really killed it for me.

How about put up a spoiler alert next time?

I never said anyting about the story. nothing spoiled.
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#35 jachichorro
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Xenogears FTW
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#36 marioblah
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Legend of Dragoon. It really deserves some sort of recognition. I have it and never finished it.. I lost my memroy card with a huge amount of hours in it. 
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#37 TrueReligion_
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[QUOTE="Can-o-Mark"]Nobody else for Chrono Trigger? :Oshungokustasu
SNES.

It was ported to the PS1.
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#38 white_sox
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Legend of Dragoon...6.4...:lol:
 
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#39 Velocitas8
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FFIXSpartan070

I really didn't think anyone would even mention FFIX.

Agreed, though.

Edit: Ooh..forgot about Grandia..that's one that's definately up there, too.
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Lunar 2 Eternal Blue Complete
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#41 DireToad
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Xenogears.


*waits for Redmoon*
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#42 Elviathan
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Final Fantasy VII was the best.
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#43 Panzer_Zwei
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Suikoden II.
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#44 DireToad
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Suikoden II.Panzer_Zwei


I was sure you'd post some obscure game that no one has ever heard of. :P
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#45 Panzer_Zwei
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[QUOTE="Panzer_Zwei"]Suikoden II.DireToad


I was sure you'd post some obscure game that no one has ever heard of. :P

I reckon Suikoden is pretty well known though.

My second take would be Persona 2, but sadly, the translation was done awfully. Though I guess the intention was to censure many of it's stuff.
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#46 DireToad
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[QUOTE="DireToad"][QUOTE="Panzer_Zwei"]Suikoden II.Panzer_Zwei


I was sure you'd post some obscure game that no one has ever heard of. :P

I reckon Suikoden is pretty well known though.

My second take would be Persona 2, but sadly, the translation was done awfully.



Yeah Suikoden is pretty well known.
I just thought you'd bring some JRPG no one in the western part of the world has ever heard of.
Which is not an insult by any means.
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Xenogears would be my choice.

Honorable mentions: FFT, Suikoden II, Vagrant Story, Valkyrie Profile, Star Ocean: 2nd Story

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#48 Acenso
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[QUOTE="D0wnfall1"]Xenogears. Blackbond


Best story ever for a JRPG. Period...



Never played Digital Devil Saga
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#49 mythrol
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Xenogears. D0wnfall1
You sir, are a winner. Closely followed by CC and Parasite Eve.
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#50 Panzer_Zwei
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[QUOTE="Panzer_Zwei"][QUOTE="DireToad"][QUOTE="Panzer_Zwei"]Suikoden II.DireToad


I was sure you'd post some obscure game that no one has ever heard of. :P

I reckon Suikoden is pretty well known though.

My second take would be Persona 2, but sadly, the translation was done awfully.



Yeah Suikoden is pretty well known.
I just thought you'd bring some JRPG no one in the western part of the world has ever heard of.
Which is not an insult by any means.

Well, unlike most other genres, the storyline is an important factor for a RPG, and Japanese-only RPGS are difficult to get attached to if you don't know what's going on.

I've went through many Japanese-only RPGS and such, like Grandia, Shining Force III episode II&III and Wachenröder to name some. But it has been with fan translated scripts. I don't usually need help with the gameplay though, even if it is in Japanese.