It’s not a secret that table RPG games are not so popular as they used to be. However a certain number of amateurs are still fond of them. The same classic Ys gameplay is intact, overland map, onscreen battles and fun little characters in a charming, if simple story. Massive Multiplayer Online RPGs (MMORPG) introduced huge worlds with open-ended gameplay and thousands of interactive characters (both player and computer-controlled).
Released by Atlus, a brand name that has grown in and of itself of recent years to the respectability that names like Square and Level 5 now carry with their games, Disgaea is about the young prince of hell and his quest to regain his domain after being awoken.
Released as Final Fantasy III for the SNES in 1994, it is actually the 6th installment of the immensely popular Final Fantasy series produced by Squaresoft. Theoretically one could replay the game several times and have a very different experience. This one was equally as huge as its sequel, and had just as amazing graphics for its time.
The player can rename all of the characters in the game including the ever present summons (called Espers in FFIII). The story, like any Atlus game is the real selling point and actually got me to play through it twice. Having a female as the main character in the game is a concept that was not used very much prior to Final Fantasy III.
Role Playing Games
The PlayStation is widely-regarded as the console that brought RPG games to the mainstream, and this appraisal is well deserved. The newest entry in the hugely popular (in Japan) Tales saga, Symphonia was a huge, fun, well told game. There are always ways to expand the difficulty of the game and make each play through a unique experience. Hailed as one of the best video games of all time, it’s no surprise that Final Fantasy VII sits atop this prestigious list.
Final Fantasy VIII was another wondrous achievement from the magicians at Square, and was just as influential as the games that came before it. The first Final Fantasy to feature realistically-proportioned characters, VIII also had one of the most mature and entertaining stories to be found in an RPG.
These gameplay innovations ushered in an era of gaming championed by fantastic roleplaying games, and with that in mind we count down the five best RPG’s for the PlayStation One. 5. DragonQuest VIII – Dragon Quest has always been huge in Japan, but only now did it find the same success here in the US. Dragon Quest VIII is the huge (extremely huge) result of Square Enix’s jump to full 3D glory in their series.
Best Roleplaying Games
Few genres of games have had such a dedicated and enthusiastic audience, as that of Role Playing Games, and all this while never having been the most popular or top-selling genre. The best in the series with the possible exception of Suikoden II, Suikoden III tells the story of … Read More..