Top 10 RPGs Of The Generation!

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Posted by mjorh (6742 posts) 3 years, 3 months ago

Poll: Top 10 RPGs Of The Generation! (123 votes)

Final Fantasy XIII 2%
Valkyria Chronicles 2%
Dragon Age: Origins 8%
Xenoblade Chronicles 16%
Diablo III 1%
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition 15%
Dark Souls II 3%
Fallout 3 10%
Mass Effect 2 12%
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 15%
Others 16%

Gameinformer recently has made a list of top 10 RPGs of the generation and i thought it'd be a good idea to have a discussion about the experiences that we had with the RPGs and choose the best among them which i hope Mass Effect 2 be the victorious (not Skyrim!), the polling options are in a respective order defined by GI's staff and i had nothing to do with it.

I'd go with the true masterpiece, Mass Effect 2 !

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#1 Posted by -Damien- (5355 posts) -

Others:

Demon's/Dark Souls

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#2 Edited by SYSTEM-REBOOT (658 posts) -

TC forgot to put this on poll

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#3 Edited by Cloud_imperium (14291 posts) -

Mass Effect 2 is a great game and my most favorite game of last gen but when it comes to being an RPG , then it doesn't even come close to definition of a true RPG .

The Witcher 1 & 2 were the best RPGs in ages .

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#4 Posted by SYSTEM-REBOOT (658 posts) -

@Cloud_imperium said:

, then it is doesn't even come close to definition of true RPG .

but what about Deus Ex HR?

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#5 Posted by gameofthering (11088 posts) -

Deus Ex Human Revolution is my choice. My only choice really.

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#6 Posted by Cloud_imperium (14291 posts) -
@system-reboot said:

TC forgot to put this on poll

Easily , one of the best games ever made .

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#7 Posted by SYSTEM-REBOOT (658 posts) -

@Cloud_imperium said:

Easily , one of the best games ever made .

hmmm. thats too much. i would say its one of the better game of last generation but cant hold candle against original Deus Ex.

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#8 Posted by charizard1605 (82615 posts) -
  1. Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver
  2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  3. Dragon Age: Origins
  4. Mass Effect 2
  5. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  6. Dark Souls
  7. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Sky
  8. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
  9. The Last Story
  10. Xenoblade Chronicles
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#9 Posted by krisroe_213 (898 posts) -

Here, here, fellow Witchers

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#11 Posted by illmatic87 (17917 posts) -

1. Fallout: New Vegas
2. Dark Souls
3. The World Ends With You
4. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
5. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
6. Guild Wars 2
7. Valkyria Chonicles 2
8. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
9. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Sky
10. Dragon Age: Origins

10 posts in and no Fallout: NV Q_Q

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#12 Posted by yokofox33 (30774 posts) -

They did well to include Valkyria Chronicles, but FFXIII? That game was garbage. So many better titles than that puke fest.

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#13 Posted by freedomfreak (49730 posts) -

1. The Witcher 2
2. Mass Effect
3. Fallout: New Vegas
4. Dark Souls
5. Nier
6. TES: Oblivion
7. Lost Odyssey
8. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
9. The Witcher
10. Alpha Protocol

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#14 Edited by casharmy (9388 posts) -

What the **** kind on shit poll is this, Final Fantasy XIII?

Can this even be considered serious? pff

1. Demon's Souls

2. anything else is secondary compared to this RPG last generation.

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#15 Posted by parkurtommo (28295 posts) -

Dark Souls for me. Demon's Souls is more fun for me because of the nostalgia, but Dark Souls is straight up better.

Haven't played Dark Souls 2 yet, from what I've heard it's not as good as it's predecessors.

Mount & Blade Warband is my honorable mention. Absolutely amazing RPG with heavy strategy elements. Presentation is awful but it's mechanical depth makes up for that.

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#16 Posted by parkurtommo (28295 posts) -

@illmatic87 said:

1. Fallout: New Vegas

2. Dark Souls

3. The World Ends With You

4. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

5. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

6. Guild Wars 2

7. Valkyria Chonicles 2

8. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

9. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Sky

10. Dragon Age: Origins

10 posts in and no Fallout: NV Q_Q

Fallout NV sucks lol.

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#17 Posted by Snugenz (13388 posts) -

@casharmy said:

What the **** kind on shit poll is this, Final Fantasy XIII?

Can this even be considered serious? pff

1. Demon's Souls

2. anything else is secondary compared to this RPG last generation.

Wrong.

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#18 Edited by DocSanchez (4274 posts) -

@parkurtommo: I enjoyed Dark Souls 2 the most out of the series.

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#19 Posted by Flubbbs (4827 posts) -

Mass Effect 2 is considered an rpg? lol

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#20 Edited by AdobeArtist (24616 posts) -

I really enjoyed the Mass Effect trilogy, DAO, Wicther 2, and Skyrim. My vote went to ME2.

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#21 Posted by jake44 (2085 posts) -

Since Dark Souls and Demon's Souls aren't on the list, I chose Dragon Age.

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#22 Posted by casharmy (9388 posts) -

@Snugenz said:

@casharmy said:

What the **** kind on shit poll is this, Final Fantasy XIII?

Can this even be considered serious? pff

1. Demon's Souls

2. anything else is secondary compared to this RPG last generation.

Wrong.

Yes, you usually are. I don't think that will change any time soon.

On topic, I don't know what method they used to determine how games were selected but if FFXIII got up on there when even most of the fans of the series hated it, there must be some serious flaws with the why titles were chosen.

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#23 Posted by 7MDMA (315 posts) -

@casharmy said:

What the **** kind on shit poll is this, Final Fantasy XIII?

Can this even be considered serious? pff

1. Demon's Souls

2. anything else is secondary compared to this RPG last generation.

Demons Souls/Dark Souls are 3rd person hack and slash games. Like Diablo 3, there's very little actual role-playing.

My best role-playing game with choice and consequences and an interactive, reactive world and good writing was Fallout New Vegas.

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#24 Edited by Snugenz (13388 posts) -

@casharmy said:

@Snugenz said:

@casharmy said:

What the **** kind on shit poll is this, Final Fantasy XIII?

Can this even be considered serious? pff

1. Demon's Souls

2. anything else is secondary compared to this RPG last generation.

Wrong.

Yes, you usually are. I don't think that will change any time soon.

On topic, I don't know what method they used to determine how games were selected but if FFXIII got up on there when even most of the fans of the series hated it, there must be some serious flaws with the why titles were chosen.

Those playground tactics won't work here boy, you're wrong and you know it.

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#25 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (12566 posts) -

Why the **** isn't Fallout New Vegas on the list, yet Fallout 3 is? Bullshit. NV>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>F3

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#26 Posted by ominous_titan (1215 posts) -

Thanks for listing your ten fav RPG's TC, pretty bad list for choosing the best of last gen

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#27 Edited by casharmy (9388 posts) -

@7mdma said:

@casharmy said:

What the **** kind on shit poll is this, Final Fantasy XIII?

Can this even be considered serious? pff

1. Demon's Souls

2. anything else is secondary compared to this RPG last generation.

Demons Souls/Dark Souls are 3rd person hack and slash games. Like Diablo 3, there's very little actual role-playing.

My best role-playing game with choice and consequences and an interactive, reactive world and good writing was Fallout New Vegas.

Having a dialogue menu isn't all that *interactive* bud, it's just a pre-set of answers that will be given in the end. This is just more ignorance and misinformation from people who obviously have no clue about what they are talking about when it comes to DemonS Souls.

Go read up on World and Soul tendency, aspects completely missing from the Dark Souls games. There isn't a more consequence based and interactive universe than that of Demon's Souls. Yes having a choice based dialogue system is nice, but it is not as interactive as the morality system that was in place with Demons Souls.

A lot of people still do not understand or grasp how complex it was.

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#28 Posted by Xeno_ghost (990 posts) -

What a half hearted poll. Anyway my favourite RPG's of last gen in no particular order;

Dark souls(haven't played 2)

Deus ex hr

Fallout new Vegas ultimate edition(OMG)

Mass effect 2

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#29 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

1) Dark Souls 2

2) Deus Ex Human Revolution

3) Pokemon SoulSilver

4) Pokemon Black

5) Dragon Age

I've forgotten what RPGs I've played

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#30 Edited by DEadliNE-Zero0 (6607 posts) -

Best RPG- Dragon Age Origins. The Witcher 2 in second.

Best "action game" with RPG features (that's how i feel)- Deus Ex HR, Skyrim, Dark Souls 1

All 4 are amongst my favourite games of last gen

So, i vote Origins

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#31 Edited by foxhound_fox (96571 posts) -

The only games on that list I'd consider an RPG are: Valkyria Chronicles, Xenoblade Chronicles, Diablo III, Witcher 2 and Dark Souls II.

The best RPG's of the 7th console generation were Dark Souls and Dragon's Dogma.

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#32 Posted by parkurtommo (28295 posts) -

@casharmy said:

@7mdma said:

@casharmy said:

What the **** kind on shit poll is this, Final Fantasy XIII?

Can this even be considered serious? pff

1. Demon's Souls

2. anything else is secondary compared to this RPG last generation.

Demons Souls/Dark Souls are 3rd person hack and slash games. Like Diablo 3, there's very little actual role-playing.

My best role-playing game with choice and consequences and an interactive, reactive world and good writing was Fallout New Vegas.

Having a dialogue menu isn't all that *interactive* bud, it's just a pre-set of answers that will be given in the end. This is just more ignorance and misinformation from people who obviously have no clue about what they are talking about when it comes to DemonS Souls.

Go read up on World and Soul tendency, aspects completely missing from the Dark Souls games. There isn't a more consequence based and interactive universe than that of Demon's Souls. Yes having a choice based dialogue system is nice, but it is not as interactive as the morality system that was in place with Demons Souls.

A lot of people still do not understand or grasp how complex it was.

Do you even remember what soul/world tendency even entailed? You just kill npcs/yourself to get black tendency, kill demons/black phantoms for white tendency. So complex! /s

I love Demon's Souls but it's not complex at all. Lots of obscure stuff that you would only figure out through the wiki/collector's strategy guide (I have this), but not necessarily much depth. It was hard/unforgiving, and that was the full extent of it's complexity: not dying.

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#33 Posted by AmazonAngry (968 posts) -

Demons Souls

Any other answer will lead to an ip ban.

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#34 Posted by pyro1245 (3140 posts) -

What's up Dragon Age: Origins superior role playing experience

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#36 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (12477 posts) -

Where the hell is Fable 2?

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#37 Posted by _Matt_ (10427 posts) -

In no particular order, mine would be:

  • Demon's Souls
  • Dark Souls
  • Dark Souls 2
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
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#38 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@amazonangry said:

Demons Souls

Any other answer will lead to an ip ban.

flagged for spreading false information

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#39 Edited by _Matt_ (10427 posts) -

@scottpsfan14 said:
@amazonangry said:

Demons Souls

Any other answer will lead to an ip ban.

Your Sony bias is actually too much. Sorry, but you're too cow even for me.

Is that a comment about this user in general or his choice in game?

Because personally I would say Demon's Souls is an exceptional RPG and does deserve a spot somewhere in the top RPGs.

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#41 Posted by _Matt_ (10427 posts) -

@scottpsfan14 said:
@_Matt_ said:

@scottpsfan14 said:
@amazonangry said:

Demons Souls

Any other answer will lead to an ip ban.

Your Sony bias is actually too much. Sorry, but you're too cow even for me.

Is that a comment about this user in general or his choice in game?

Because personally I would say Demon's Souls is an exceptional RPG and does deserve a spot somewhere in the top RPGs.

He seems to only likes games made by Sony lol. I think I saw one of his alt accounts say Killzone was the best FPS ever XD. And while deamon souls is good, Skyrim and Fallout beat it for me.

Thats fair, I was just curious, I haven't really seen many comments from that user before.

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#42 Posted by Cloud_imperium (14291 posts) -

@Flubbbs said:

Mass Effect 2 is considered an rpg? lol

Exactly my thoughts .

http://www.gamespot.com/profile/stacks/my-best-games-of-2005-2013-7th-console-generation/76033958/

Mass Effect 2 was my best game of last gen but even I know that it is not a pure RPG . I don't know why people even mention it in the same list when games like Witcher 2 , TES , and other RPGs are in the same list .

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#43 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@scottpsfan14 said:
@_Matt_ said:

@scottpsfan14 said:
@amazonangry said:

Demons Souls

Any other answer will lead to an ip ban.

Your Sony bias is actually too much. Sorry, but you're too cow even for me.

Is that a comment about this user in general or his choice in game?

Because personally I would say Demon's Souls is an exceptional RPG and does deserve a spot somewhere in the top RPGs.

He seems to only likes games made by Sony lol. I think I saw one of his alt accounts say Killzone was the best FPS ever XD. And while deamon souls is good, Skyrim and Fallout beat it for me.

Yes, he's all around ridiculous. He's also made comments about removing minorities from gaming

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#45 Posted by _Matt_ (10427 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@scottpsfan14 said:
@_Matt_ said:

@scottpsfan14 said:

AmazonAngry comment

Your Sony bias is actually too much. Sorry, but you're too cow even for me.

Is that a comment about this user in general or his choice in game?

Because personally I would say Demon's Souls is an exceptional RPG and does deserve a spot somewhere in the top RPGs.

He seems to only likes games made by Sony lol. I think I saw one of his alt accounts say Killzone was the best FPS ever XD. And while deamon souls is good, Skyrim and Fallout beat it for me.

Yes, he's all around ridiculous. He's also made comments about removing minorities from gaming

Ahh alright, yeah I never really saw any posts from this user, doesn't seem I ever missed much then.

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#46 Edited by _Matt_ (10427 posts) -

@scottpsfan14 said:
@lostrib said:

@scottpsfan14 said:
@_Matt_ said:

@scottpsfan14 said:
@amazonangry said:

Demons Souls

Any other answer will lead to an ip ban.

Your Sony bias is actually too much. Sorry, but you're too cow even for me.

Is that a comment about this user in general or his choice in game?

Because personally I would say Demon's Souls is an exceptional RPG and does deserve a spot somewhere in the top RPGs.

He seems to only likes games made by Sony lol. I think I saw one of his alt accounts say Killzone was the best FPS ever XD. And while deamon souls is good, Skyrim and Fallout beat it for me.

Yes, he's all around ridiculous. He's also made comments about removing minorities from gaming

A Cow Hitler then lol. I say variety is the way. But hey, maybe I'm crazy for thinking that.

Sheesh, now I'm gonna have nightmares

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#47 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

@scottpsfan14 said:
@lostrib said:

Yes, he's all around ridiculous. He's also made comments about removing minorities from gaming

A Cow Hitler then lol. I say variety is the way. But hey, maybe I'm crazy for thinking that.

Sheesh, now I'm gonna have nightmares

lol, thank you internet

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#48 Edited by allboutkiln (508 posts) -

Skyrim is a true RPG, Mass Effect and Deus Ex are good games, but are not true RPG's.

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#49 Edited by happyduds77 (1688 posts) -

I have yet to play the Mass Effect Trilogy though. I tried to get into the series but the first one put me off with it's awful and frustrating game mechanics hope 2 and 3 have at least decent game mechanics cause the first is a chore to play.

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#50 Posted by Seabas989 (13085 posts) -
  1. Xenoblade Chronciles
  2. Valkyria Chronicles
  3. The World Ends With You