The PlayStation is widely-regarded as the console that brought RPG games to the mainstream, and this appraisal is well deserved. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door was a return to the Paper Mario fun they coined in the N64 days, this time around with the RPG elements the game seems to work best with. Originally released in Japan on the Super Famicom, Tactics Ogre is considered a “masterpiece” according to RPGamer.
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.
Having spent hours of my life in this game and knowing that I can go back whenever I want without fear of being destroyed because of the MMORPG laws of survival (never leave), this is a great pick up and play game in a genre where that almost never exists.
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.
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. It combined RPG and action game elements, and featured an Internet multiplayer mode that allowed up to four players to enter the same world and fight monsters, trade items, or fight against each other. Starting as a bland adventurer you could become either entirely good or entirely evil through the actions committed during a quest.
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.
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.
Bastion Review, The Kid’s Story
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. Short of an occasional conversational difference based on your race, there really is not much difference from there based on what the player selected. Newer related Sub-genre’s … Read More..