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My Favorite RPGs

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Here are some of my favorite RPGs. What RPGs do you guys like?
Lufia & The Fortress of Doom

Lufia & The Fortress of Doom (SNES)

Genre/Style: Role-playing/Third-Person 2D RPG
Release Date:

Xenogears (PS)

Genre/Style: Role-playing/Third-Person 3D RPG
Release Date: 20/OCT/98
Jade Cocoon: Story of the Tamamayu

Jade Cocoon: Story of the Tamamayu (PS)

Genre/Style: Role-playing/Third-Person 3D RPG
Release Date: 27/JUL/99

Grandia (PS)

Genre/Style: Role-playing/Third-Person 3D RPG
Release Date: 26/OCT/99
Final Fantasy IV

Final Fantasy IV (SNES)

Genre/Style: Role-playing/Third-Person 2D RPG
Release Date: 19/JUL/91
Golden Sun

Golden Sun (GBA)

Genre/Style: Role-playing/Third-Person 2D RPG
Release Date: 13/NOV/01
Golden Sun: The Lost Age

Golden Sun: The Lost Age (GBA)

Genre/Style: Role-playing/Third-Person 2D RPG
Release Date: 15/APR/03
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (GBA)

Genre/Style: Role-playing/Third-Person 2D Action RPG
Release Date: 18/NOV/03
Tales of the Abyss

Tales of the Abyss (PS2)

Genre/Style: Role-playing/Third-Person 3D Action RPG
Release Date: 10/OCT/06
Baten Kaitos Origins

Baten Kaitos Origins (GC)

Genre/Style: Role-playing/Third-Person 3D Action RPG
Release Date: 26/SEP/06
Tales of Vesperia

Tales of Vesperia (X360)

Genre/Style: Role-playing/Third-Person 3D Action RPG
Release Date: 26/AUG/08
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Xenogears was decent, I don't have any real gripes about it. Final Fantasy was, of course, good. But I'm an FF fanboy. I don't know if the DS version is any different, but I love the original Chrono Trigger (Still have Chrono Cross, too.) The Golden Suns were decent, never got too into them but I liked what I saw. Superstar Saga was brilliant, love the idea of Mario in an RPG. Paper Mario series is amazing, even though you didn't list it lol.

I haven't played the rest.
Nice collection there. :o
@Torinir Too bad I don't own all of those games anymore...
@WILDMAMMOTH Sound like me. I used to play all of these. Still have a few but lost the CD codes along the years. Alas at nastalgic days without paying 3x's their original prices now.
@lotusthefallen If I went back to my folks' house and did some digging, I'm sure I could find most of the ones that are MIA. Sadly, Lufia is not among the ones that I would have a chance of finding.
Final Fantasy IV is definitely a favorite, yet not my favorite FF. Chrono Trigger DS was great, considering I didn't have the opportunity to the original of that one, either.

Over the years I've played a fair bit of Final Fantasy, but I gotta say the only one I really, really liked was IX. Actually like most of the characters and grew attached to them. That and I actually ended up playing it after VIII, and Zidane was a refreshing change of pace from Squall and Cloud.

I don't know if Paper Mario counts, but Super Paper Mario was one of the first games I got after getting my Wii and I love it. Happiest freaking ending I've ever seen.
Golden Sun! Probably 2 of my favorite games of all time. I also see you have Tales games listed up there, you should check out tales of vesperia for gamecube if you haven't
@madman19 You mean Tales of Symphonia?
Haha yup
@madman19 I actually have Symphonia, but I don't like it as much as the other Tales games. The reason for that is that my friend was playing it too and he asked me if I wanted to see something cool. Then he proceeded to spoil the ending for me...
@WILDMAMMOTH Ah that sucks. I have been meaning to play Vesperia (have it sitting next to my xbox) but have been too busy with school and work recently. Real life sucks
I still havn't played Baten Kaitos Origins, but the first one seriously rocked my world, plot-wise. I didn't see half of those plot twists coming. Kinda like FFTactics in that way. Also, great to see the Mario RPG Series (Marioi RPG, Paper Mario, Mario & Luigi) up there. Mario & Luigi are the most well-written games on Nintendo systems, in my opinion.
@secondsabre If you played the first Baten Kaitos, then the story in the second one will blow your mind.
@madman19 Yeah, nothing ruins the fun of an RPG for me like a spoiler.

Hopefully you'll get a chance to play Vesperia soon.
Golden Sun and The Lost Age are definitely some of the best RPGs i have ever played. Both of them as a whole probably finish in my top 5 favorite games of all-time list. So glad they are making another GS game! Moving on to action RPGs, I really like Fable (both of them) and The Elder Scrolls among others.
@DarkLeviathan13 I agree with your game choices. Thanks for letting me know about the new Golden Sun
@madman19 no problem. I only wish i had more info on the game other than its coming in the next year or so...like who the new chars in the poster, how many years since TLA, and so on.
how about diablo I and II?
@andremed Those games are just not my thing. They're perfectly fine games, just not done in a way that fit my personal tastes very well.
Nice list.

Xenogears is definitely in my top list as well.

Some of my favorites are SMT: Persona 1-4, Xenosaga 1-3, Ultima: Exudes, Star Ocean 1-4, Grandia 1-2, Final Fantasy 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, & 10, Earthbound, AR Tonelico 1, 2, Shadowgate, Disgaea 1-3...I'll stop there.

So which ones have you played, like, or dislike Mammoth?
@DarthOdium Off of your list, I have played Star Ocean 1 & 3, both Grandias, and all of those Final Fantasies except for 8.

Though I never quite completed either of the Star Oceans or FF10.

I tend to forget most RPGs that I don't like. Nothing on your list is something I dislike. The only RPG that I can think of that I actually disliked was Septerra Core. There are quite a few that I feel neutral about or disappointed about though...
@WILDMAMMOTH Not a fan of the SMT games, that's too bad.

I usually can tolerate a lot coming for a video game. I really REALLY pushed to finish Shining Tears I wanted to kill myself halfway through that game.

Out of your list which one have you replayed the most?
@DarthOdium Chrono Trigger. I got it when it first came out on the SNES, and have played it so many times I have lost count.
Oh, and I have never tried the SMT games, so I don't know if I like them or not.
@WILDMAMMOTH Chrono Trigger oozes greatness.

Well if you ever get the chance I recommend Persona 3, 4, or Digital Devil Saga I enjoy these games.
Hmm.. favorites would have to be FFX, FFVI as far as FF games go. I also have a soft spot in my heart for Crystalis on the ol' NES :3 Oh, and 7th Saga.. that game was brutal but fun XD And those're just in traditional RPG styles (ok, JRPG) .. I also loved the old 'build a random party and go dungeon crawling' type games like the original gold box TSR games, the old Bard's Tale, etc. Some new ones are also good like Etrian Odyssey or Class of Heroes :D Now if it's SRPG you're talking about I am NIS's plaything XD From Rhapsody to Disgaea 3 I've loved em all :D
@mnightwind Nice someone else played Class of Heroes. How about Knights in the Nightmare?

7th Saga is a game I haven't seen in a while. (I wonder if I still have that game?) Wild Arms 1 and 2 where fun. Of Course the Suikoden Series was great...well minus 4.
Oh ya, I got Knights in the Nightmare the same day I picked up Class of Heroes but I forgot about it XD I need to load that back up again, I puttered around with it when I first got it but got too wrapped up in Class of Heroes :P
The game that got me into RPGs (and none of this series are on your list, I see) is Dragon Warrior. Played that to death on my NES over 20 years ago (Damn, I'm getting old). I still need to pick up Dragon Quest 8, and then there's the two DS games they released recently.

Another series that needs a Phoenix Down (and from what I've heard, it's getting one sometime next year) is Phantasy Star. Not the newer online variants (of which I've only played the demos), but the old-school, SMS Phantasy Star.

From the series described earlier, here are a few of my favorites:
Final Fantasy IX, X, and X-2 (and I've been playing Final Fantasy since, well, Final Fantasy on the NES)
Chrono Trigger (GREATEST 16-bit JRPG EVER)
Paper Mario (all of them, you can't really go wrong with this series)
Mario & Luigi:Superstar Saga
Jade Empire (needs me a sequel over here)
FFT, FFTA 1& 2
Diablo 2
Fallout 3 (need to see if I can find the first two for OSX)
Oblivion (especially the Shivering Isles, Sheogorath is great)
@mykalgaidin Hehe, me too, the first RPGs I played were FF1, and DW, though I still haven't beaten them to this day, back when game were hard!
@DarthOdium Class of Heroes is pretty decent. Reminds me of Wizardry a lot. Incidentally, I could never get any lower than the first floor in that game, because I never realized that I could exploit the character creation engine to pool all of my gold from "dummy characters" and deleting them.

Right now in Class, I have three adventuring parties: one with a pair of Clerics to identify items, another with an Alchemist to create items, and a third just for exploring maps and killing enemies for filling out my Yearbook. Dunno why it took me about eight hours to fully explore the first dungeon, though.
@mykalgaidin Ah the DW/DQ games were (and still are) my brother's obsession. I dunno, I've always felt the need to differentiate my gaming tastes from my bro's. I've missed out on a lot of games because of that.
@WILDMAMMOTH I'm actually one of the few Americans that likes the DQ series more then the FF series as a whole.

The Japanese love the DQ series much more then the FF series.

@WILDMAMMOTH To hell with what your brother plays. Play what _you_ want to play.
@mykalgaidin That's the thing, because he played them, I had no desire to do so. I just never wanted to play them. My interests were diverted elsewhere.
@mykalgaidin Dragon Quest 8 was enjoyable I might have to restart it. I have to agree that it would be cool to see a Jade Empire sequal.
@WillyFourEyes I remember Wizardry the only one I play was Wizardry VI: Bane of the Cosmic Forge that takes me back, good old dungeon crawlers. I need to jump back into CoH because I stopped playing when Devil Survivor came out and never beat it.
My favs: Zelda Series, Secret of Mana, Secret of Evermore, Lufia, Golden Sun, Chrono Trigger, FFVII, Earthbound, Diablo II and many more ^^
Final Fantasy III (VI) will always hold a special place in my heart as the one that started it all. Best Christmas present ever.
@justidroy Hey! A fellow Evermore fan! We don't see much of us.
I'm actually doing a screen shot LPs of that game atm, I should really get back to that....
Good collection. I played Persona 3 recently and loved its classic style. So many hours...
@EarthboundX No i know, looks like we're almost extinct
Kingdom Hearts
Golden Sun
Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts
Final Fantasy
Kingdom Hearts
Threads of Fate
Kingdom Hearts
Dragon Quest
Kingdom Hearts
Fable 2
Kingdom Hearts
Wild Arms
Kingdom Hearts
Dept Heaven series
Kingdom Hearts
Breath of fucking Fire
Kingdom Hearts
Vanillaware games
Kingdom Hearts
Star Ocean 1 & 2
Kingdom Hearts
Radiata Stories
Kingdom Hearts


My profile has a pretty good list....

Kingdom Hearts
@xoaks You forgot Kingdom Hearts.
and Kingdom Hearts. Good catch.
@xoaks Don't know about you, but playing KH2 rendered KH nigh unplayable.
Not realy, since I get my KH fixes through final mixes
No love for PC rpgs in this thread I see.
@Fallout2Forever Only one I ever played was Septerra Core. I didn't care for it. I would try others if I had a decent PC.
@WILDMAMMOTH Get the hell out. . . no really get out

Septerra Core was a great RPG (this coming from an addict to RPGs) i was playing it and lovign it since I started gaming, it reminds me of The Longest Journey with a bit of fighting which feels natural and the character interaction is amazing!

Also thanks for nudging me about this in the first place >_>
@Mishy Septerra Core wasn't bad, it just never hooked me. And I thought I nudged you about this like a month ago...
@Fallout2Forever I have a theory about that, actually. Since RPG's are the new novels (text-heavy, story-heavy, based on character interaction and working with your mind, instead of just showing you explosions),, people want to get into a comfortable spot to do it. Think about the expression, "Curl up with a good book." It just sounds comfortable and cozy, which is exactly the mindset that you wanna be in to game, especially a story-heavy game like your average RPG. To most people, it means curling up on your couch, your bed, your favourite chair, and just chilling for an extended period of time. And I dunno about the rest of you, but my computer desk isn't the most comfortable place in my house. I definitely love a few PC RPGs (Baldur's Gate, Fallout, Ultima, Nox), but I don't like being trapped on my mildly uncomfortable computer chair, and I'm sure the idea of grinding away 80 hours of solitude in said chair isn't enticing to most people, either.

Also, I hate controlling games with keyboards.
@WILDMAMMOTH You don't need a decent pc to play my two favorite rpgs. Planescape Torment and Fallout 2 can be played quite easily on a very bad pc.
@Mishy and yeah, Septerra Core is awesome. Thanks for reminding me. I'lm gonna put the game on follow for this site :D
@secondsabre Well, you could always buy a more comforable chair.
ok time for my 2 cents.....

FF X-2
Xenosaga 1, 2 & 3
.Hack Series

The Elder Scrolls III
Balder's Gate: DA 1 & 2

HMMMMMMMMMM... thats's all I can think of now

@CFGamesOnline ESIII and ESIV on the consoles are vastly inferior to the pc versions when modded right. Especially ESIV.
@Fallout2Forever I take it your biased towards PC games...LOL
@CFGamesOnline I'm biased towards what version of the game has the most replay value. And since user created content is pretty huge, and nearly limitless on TESIII and IV, I'm biased towards it.

Seriously, do some research on some of the best mods for both of those games, and you'll see what I mean.
@Fallout2Forever Will do... Need a computer upgrade before I even think of getting PC games.....a bad pc is one thing, a POS laptop is a WHOLE other story
@CFGamesOnline Shame. You're missing out.
It really does have nothing to do with console bias. It's not even a real decision, PC versions are superior in every way. People buy the Xbox version, then pay even more for the Shivering Isles and that's just about it. There's like one or two downloadable contents, ooh wow.


Almost unlimited mods for the PC versions of both. Me, personally? I can't imagine starting up vanilla Morrowind anymore, I can think of at least 20 mods I simply couldn't play that game without.
@TheTot I couldn't possibly agree more.

BTW, feel free to list all those mods that you couldn't play without.
My essential list:

Better Bodies
Better Heads
Tamriel Rebuilt (Map 1 & 2)

Wakim's Game Balancers, which include:
-Improved NPC spellcasting
-Overall improved game settings
-Improved faction mechanics
-Improved dialogue mechanics
-Improved spell effects and spellcasting and mechanics
-Improved, and better balanced, starting bonuses
-Improved, and better balanced, stats (such as weights and damages) to almost every single item in the game.

Various mods by LDones and WDog including:
-Improved dodge mechanics
-Improved armour effects
-Improved sneak mechanics
-Houses and most businesses, except Inns, lock their doors at night.

Balmora Expanded
Clean Better Caldera
No Glow (to make enchanted weapons/armour no longer look like they're wrapped in plastic wrap)

Sandman101's H.E.L.L.U.V.A. series, which adds 1594 completely original weapons and I am not sure how many armours it adds but I am confident it is well over 1000 as well.

Last but not least, and possibly one of the best mods of all time, Necessities of Morrowind. An absolutely fabulous mod that adds drunken scripts, fatigue scripts, sleeping eating and drinking scripts. I love it!

Honorable mention is The Puma Man's The Wilderness Mod, adding TONS of new (and original) monsters, ingredients and misc items. The only problem is it conflicts with too many other of my mods, especially Balmora Expanded.
I'd say that I like most of those mods, except for Balmora Expanded, since IIRC, it conflicts with A Good Place to Stay.
Omg I absolutely can not stand regular Balmora after having played with Balmora Expanded. Soooooo beautiful. I search for other town enhancing mods all the time.

I also forgot to mention that I have like, 1234234 billion texture replacers for my Morrowind as well.
@TheTot Yeah, but A Good Place to Stay is the best House mod ever made.
@TheTot What about the mod that greatly improves combat? It lets you do so much more, like chop off limbs, and decapitations. Makes combat a lot more fun.
I never got a nudge = (
@EarthboundX Can't say I've ever seen that one. Sounds like it'd be pretty script intensive, though.
@Mishy There you go.
@TheTot Here it is. Deadly Reflex.


Pretty sure that's it.
You need the Oblivion script expander to use it.
Ah, that'd be why, we were talking about Morrowind mods. My computer unfortunately can't run Oblivion, that fact aside I really do feel Morrowind was a better game.
@TheTot Ah, OK, I could have sworn I saw Oblivion in there.

Morrowind has some better combat mods as well, but I can't remember them.
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