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GRecommends: Top 10 RPGs (Results revealed, p4)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:25 am
by SerialCeler
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This month, we are looking for your top RPGs.

As ever, the definition is up to you but here is what Wikipedia has to say about them:

Players control a central game character, or multiple game characters, usually called a party, and attain victory by completing a series of quests or reaching the conclusion of a central storyline. Players explore a game world, while solving puzzles and engaging in tactical combat. A key feature of the genre is that characters grow in power and abilities, and characters are typically designed by the player.


Just list your top 10 below (each counts for one vote, so ranking them isn't important). No compilations please, single releases only.

Nominations are open for a month and voting closes on 13 January.

And while you are at it, don't forget to vote for your top 10 PS3 games.

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 RPGs (Nominate now, deadline 13 January)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:31 am
by GrinWithoutaKat
This is a genre where I know I have not played so many of what is considered the best examples out there but here goes anyway:

The Elderscrolls V: Skyrim
Fallout 3
Persona 4/Persona 4 Golden (would these be counted as the same game?)
Mass Effect 2
Knights of the Old Republic
Final Fantasy VII
Pokemon Red/Blue
Super Mario RPG
Earthbound
Phantasy Star

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 RPGs (Nominate now, deadline 13 January)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:56 am
by Trelliz
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Final Fantasy X
Knights of the Old Republic
The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim
Fallout New Vegas

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 RPGs (Nominate now, deadline 13 January)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:09 pm
by Mafro
The Witcher 3
Dark Souls
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Dark Souls 3
Bloodborne
Demon's Souls
The Witcher 2
Pokemon SoulSilver
Dark Souls 2
Mass Effect 2

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 RPGs (Nominate now, deadline 13 January)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:14 pm
by Pedz
Pokemon Red/Blue
Pokemon Gold/Silver
Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door
Final Fantasy VI
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblvion
Mass Effect 2
Fire Emblem Awakening.
Xenoblade Chronicles

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 RPGs (Nominate now, deadline 13 January)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:23 pm
by HSH28
1. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
3. Fire Emblem Awakening
4. Fallout 4
5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
6. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
7. Mass Effect 2
8. Fable 2
9. Skies of Arcadia
10. Fallout 3

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 RPGs (Nominate now, deadline 13 January)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:29 pm
by NickSCFC
1. Shenmue
2. Final Fantasy 7
3. Mass Effect 2
4. Panzer Dragoon Saga
5. Final Fantasy 6
6. Chrono Trigger
7. Shenmue 2
8. Skies of Arcadia
9. Shining Force 3
10. Final Fantasy 8

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 RPGs (Nominate now, deadline 13 January)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:50 pm
by SugarDave
Fallout: New Vegas
Deus Ex
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Lost Odyssey
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Final Fantasy VIII
Mass Effect
Bloodborne
Planescape: Torment
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 RPGs (Nominate now, deadline 13 January)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:16 pm
by IAmTheSaladMan
Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation)
Dragon Quest VIII (PS2)
Knights of the Old Republic (XBOX)
Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door (GameCube)
Chrono Trigger (SNES)
Jeanne D'Arc (PSP)
Lost Odyssey (XBOX 360)
Skyrim (PS4)
Dark Souls (PS3)
Skies of Arcadia Legends (GameCube)

EDIT: Gave this a little more thought and I've amended my list slightly. Also by odd coincincidence I've noticed if it wasn't for the two GameCube titles every entry would have been on a different system.

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 RPGs (Nominate now, deadline 13 January)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:57 pm
by Ironhide
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Xbox 360)
  • Phantasy Star IV (Megadrive)
  • Jeanne D'Arc (PSP)
  • Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth (PSP)
  • Skies of Arcadia Legends (Gamecube)
  • Disgaea (PS2)
  • Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (Gamecube)
  • Dragon Age Origins (PC)
  • Lost Odyssey (Xbox 360)
  • Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon - (DS)

Removed Shenmue as it doesn't quite fit the genre enough for my liking.

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 RPGs (Nominate now, deadline 13 January)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:16 pm
by HSH28
Can't believe I forgot about Thousand Year Door.

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 RPGs (Nominate now, deadline 13 January)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:30 pm
by Lotus
My favourite genre, so going to have to leave loads out here. Plus there are dozens of RPGs I own but haven't played yet, so no doubt some of those would get onto the list if I'd played them all. :(

Final Fantasy VI
Deus Ex
Skyrim
Morrowind
Final Fantasy VII
Dark Chronicle
Fallout 3
Eternal Sonata
Mass Effect 2
Pokemon Red/Blue

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 RPGs (Nominate now, deadline 13 January)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:43 pm
by Pedz
I'm surprised with the love Skyrim is getting over Oblivion, Oblivion had much better guild quests and stuff. Also it had more variety in it terrain.

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 RPGs (Nominate now, deadline 13 January)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:47 pm
by Super Dragon 64
This will be very hard.

  1. Knights of the Old Republic II
  2. Pokémon Sun/Moon
  3. Tales of Symphonia
  4. Dark Souls
  5. Xenoblade Chronicles
  6. Fire Emblem: Awakening
  7. The Witcher
  8. Dragon Age: Origins
  9. Deus Ex
  10. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

I've gone for one game from each series to add variety to my list. Had I not done that, I'd probably have a list like this:
  1. Knights of the Old Republic II
  2. Pokémon Sun/Moon
  3. Pokémon Heart Gold/Soul Silver
  4. Pokémon Fire Red/Leaf Green
  5. Tales of Symphonia
  6. Tales of Graces f
  7. Tales of Vesperia
  8. Dark Souls
  9. Xenoblade Chronicles
  10. Fire Emblem: Awakening

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 RPGs (Nominate now, deadline 13 January)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:51 pm
by chalkitdown
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
Pokemon Red/Blue
Pokemon Moon/Sun
Mario & Luigi Bowser's Inside Story
Demon's Souls
Dark Souls 3
Bloodborne
Fire Emblem The Sacred Stones
Valkyria Chronicles
Advance Wars


Does Fire Emblem & Valkyria Chronicles count? I wouldn't class them as RPGs myself.

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 RPGs (Nominate now, deadline 13 January)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:06 pm
by Pedz
They are tactical RPGs

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 RPGs (Nominate now, deadline 13 January)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:11 pm
by chalkitdown
More strategy games than anything else.

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 RPGs (Nominate now, deadline 13 January)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:13 pm
by Ironhide
This is radio, not television wrote:
Does Fire Emblem & Valkyria Chronicles count? I wouldn't class them as RPGs myself.


They feature most if not all of the things which make a game an RPG.

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 RPGs (Nominate now, deadline 13 January)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:34 pm
by HSH28
This is radio, not television wrote:More strategy games than anything else.


The genre they fit in is called SRPG, its a subgenre of RPG.

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 RPGs (Nominate now, deadline 13 January)

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:38 pm
by SerialCeler
Personally I think the focus is on strategy, so I'm waiting for that one for Fire Emblem but each to their own.

I cannot believe Secret of Mana, the greatest RPG of all time, has no votes yet :cry: