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The original PlayStation system was one of the best selling consoles of all time but there are many games for the system that are hard to find. Some of the first graphical RPGs after pedit5 and dungeons and dragons, were orthanc, avathar (later renamed avatar), oubliette, dungeons of degorath, baradur, emprise, bnd, sorcery, moria, and dndworld, all of which were developed and became widely popular on the PLATO system during the latter 1970s, in large part due to PLATO’s speed, fast graphics, nationwide network of terminals, and large number of players with access to those terminals.

An essential part of each Final Fantasy is magic, and this game is no exception. Influenced by console RPGs, a large group of young programmers and aficionados began creating and sharing independent RPG PC games, based mostly on the gameplay and style of the older SNES and Sega Genesis games.

All of the elements that make the other games in the series enjoyable are here. 4. Final Fantasy XII – The newest release, released only two weeks before the PlayStation 3’s release, this game redefines the epic scope of prior Final Fantasies, literally reaching for the stars.

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.

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If you enjoy indie games, I assume you do because you have no reason not to, Bastion is one of the greatest samples for that. With more than 200 hours of gameplay here, count on playing for days on days. There are very few games that can be left to sit for years on a shelf and then picked up and played again with the same level of commitment and enjoyment as Final Fantasy III. PlayStation 2 – The PlayStation brand name has been the home of quality RPGs since PS1 first roled out with Suikoden and Final Fantasy games in the mid- 90s.

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.

The challenge of figuring out what to do, how to upgrade your characters and make the game the most it can be were always the number one reasons to play these. The characters were fun, the battle system is one of the best around, and the action was fully inclusive and crafted a long game.

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The PlayStation is widely-regarded as the console that brought RPG games to the mainstream, and this appraisal is well deserved. These MMORPG games such as the already mentioned World Of Warcraft, almost always require that you pay a monthly fee of roughly $5-30 dollars to play the game, although there have been some exceptions, most famously the Guild Wars series of games which has allowed gamers to play online with no monthly fee.

Sometimes playing RPG on the computer you may suddenly want to act the way not offered by the plot of the game. The majority of such games owe to simplistic software development kits such as the Japanese RPG Maker series. As far as games for the SNES go, there are only 1 or 2 other games as engrossing as Final Fantasy III.

4. Riviera: The Promised Land – Atlus has been basting the PS2 market with top notch games for three plus years now, with their fantastic strategy and alchemy RPG games. It’s good solid fun for a portable and tells a decent story. The main villain in the story is one of the most colorful villains in the Final Fantasy series, a rather funny clown named Kefka.

Dragon Age

The RPG gaming world went ablaze when talk of Dragon Age’s release came closer. 4. Jade Empire – Set in a fictional ancient China, Jade Empire comes from the makers of Knights of the Old Republic, and while not nearly as large in scope or length, the game utilizes an array of different combat styles and elements that make it sheer fun to play.

Blending together the traditional elements of a Japanese RPG with the up-tempo pacing and styling of an action game, Square’s effort to make a dark and cinematically intriguing game was a resounding success. There are many plot twists that include cut scenes involving characters that allow the player to have a “real-time” feel with the story.

The Top 5 Must Play RPGs For Every Video Game Console

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The gaming market is monstrous. With rebuilt cinematics and PSP controls, this entry leads into the new PS2 game wonderfully and finally lets the rest of us play through Lenneth’s adventure. If you are a fan of the Final Fantasy series, a collector of vintage games, or a person who is interested in getting involved in the series but is worried about the complexity of the newer Final Fantasy titles, this game is for you.

Final Fantasy III is great for the “old-school” player and the “newbie” alike. 1. Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth – One of the most sought after games from the PSone days, Valkyrie Profile was an amazing RPG that no one played and then no one could play as it was out of print.
Because the game’s dialogue is text based, the music allows the player to get involved on a more emotional level with this game and the characters than many other games out at the time.