Domingo said:Good 'ol FF tactics. That was a great game, wasn't it? The story was kind of so-so (and the cast consisted of like 1000 people with similar names), but as a game it was wonderful. If you like that, try the Baldur's Gate games for PC. While note entirely the same "turn based" style of game, the ability to pause battles allowed you to make it so.
Of note, FFIX did try to re-create some of the old school magic, but the problem was that the main character and main enemies weren't really compelling. Beyond that, it was a terrific game.
FFVIII had one of the best storylines, but had AWFUL gameplay. The whole game revolved around dragging battles out to "drain" enemies for power. It was also awful about throwing important things around and if you missed them you *never* got a second try to get it again. I must've restarted that game 10 times before I learned to never save until I was CERTAIN I didn't miss something.
Is Zelda an RPG? Kind of. Definitely a hybrid at the very least.
I'd forgotten about Phantasy Star. That was also terrific. I loved 1 and 2. 3 SUUUUUCKED, but compensated with various endings and slight story twists. 4 was kick ass again, but short...and expensive! That game was $80 on release day!
I thought the original Xenogears was the sh!t. And I HATE the FF series (other than tactics!) and FF style games, but I absolutely loved Xenogears for the PSX.Neurofreeze said:Xenogears is the most overrated JRPG in history. It's full of tripe, long-winded monologues that are completely juvenile to anyone who has read any philosophy, psychology, or sociology and utterly ridiculous to think of someone saying it aloud. The battle system was half-baked at best, where most of the players' work in acquiring new combos in the character combat system are completely useless for the last half of the game where the incredibly shallow mech combat system dominates. Square was right in cutting its budget (as you can see with the overly long and drawn-out first half and the choppy and shallow second half) as the developers had a great idea but had no clue who to execute on that project. Square's justification can be found in Xenosaga, where many of the same developers had all the budget and time they couldn't get from Square and, given far fewer constraints, said developers messed up their franchise even more. Xenosaga had so much potential that was just squandered and now Namco, just like Square, figured out their developers don't have what it takes to do Xeno right and cut the series in half (it was planned for six episodes and now the third will be the final installment).
I clocked in 99 hours and 99 minutes on my primary save game in FFT. And I had another game that I almost beat the game with a second time.phoderpants said:Did anyone say Final Fantasy Tactics? Oh, no? Then that's my vote and it also means I win. No game that came before or after will ever compare to Tactics, unless that new game is a Tactics remake that hands you Dew while you play.
Why? Just because I don't feel a game is not an RPG doesn't mean you nor I cannot roleplay with it. Every Zelda game I have played, I have loved (including 2, which most people hate or dislike). Saying Zelda is an RPG is pretty much like saying Tomb Raider is one too. Now Zelda offers a much better experience in every aspect than Tomb Raider, don't get me wrong. But adventure games have their place.cyks said:lol, I am sorry you feel that way...
I think part of the reason why it's such a great series is because it continues to defy convention and classification. It's one of the very few franchises that can actually make that claim. To me, however, it'll always be an RPG above all else; the way the game is presented and plays just screams it.kcthebrewer said:Why? Just because I don't feel a game is not an RPG doesn't mean you nor I cannot roleplay with it. Every Zelda game I have played, I have loved (including 2, which most people hate or dislike). Saying Zelda is an RPG is pretty much like saying Tomb Raider is one too. Now Zelda offers a much better experience in every aspect than Tomb Raider, don't get me wrong. But adventure games have their place.
Well after looking at gamespot, they list Zelda as fantasy action adventure.
QFT! It's good to see other people agree with me. Chrono Trigger, hands-down, is so great that it would take practically the best game that could ever be conceivably produced to unseat it from its #1 spot...twyztyr said:Chrono Trigger is my favorite game ever, not just RPG.
well actually it would be considered an action rpg if anything. it's definately not a CLASSIC rpg but it has some heavy rpg aspects in a non traditonal sense. great games nonetheless. i always appreciated that the dialogue in the zelda games called you by the name you picked. it added to the role playing aspect...i actually think that may be one of the things that makes the games so charming. my pick:kcthebrewer said:The Legend of Zelda series is not an RPG, it is an adventure game.
RPG's allow you to level up. Also, RPG's could be either turn-based or realtime.