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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by Kai » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:15 pm

Final Fantasy VII and Ultima VII still are the cream of the crop for me. The former touched me in a way no other RPG could, the latter is brilliance in game design and immersion.

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by JetSetWilly » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:22 pm

Diablo II. Being able to run around, hacking and slashing willy nilly at anything and everything, loads of quests, random landscape generation everytime you play, magic, blood, cheese (ok maybe not cheese) and you've an out and out classic. It needs a release on XBLA :D
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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by sirclive1 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:23 pm

Defenders of the oasis on the game gear , it's simply fantastic !
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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by gman72 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:01 pm

I put 100 or so hours into Front Mission 3. I'll never get that time back.
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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by psj3809 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:03 pm

Ultima IV - Very basic graphics but a huge world to explore
Baldurs Gate - Best RPG since the early Ultima games, again a huge world to explore, non-linear, side quests etc, stunning

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by antsbull » Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:21 pm

No-brainer here - Quest for Glory by Sierra. A genre spanning game, that sucked a heap of adventure fans into the RPG genre.

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by samhain81 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:59 am

It generally gets negative criticism, but I will have to say Evolution on the Dreamcast. I loved the story, cheeky characters, and music, but most of all, it was a short rpg that didn't require half of your life to complete. I don't want to grow a neckbeard playing an rpg.

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by SirClive » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:42 am

Is Saints Row 2 an RPG?

If not then it would be FFVII.

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by quantum » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:24 am

Keef the Thief (DOS)

How about a game screenshot quiz? Amiga, DOS, Megadrive and Commodore 64.

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by retrojc » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:32 am

Pokemon Yellow - My first real encounter with a RPG, and still my favourite.
Final Fantasy 8 - 7 was good yes, but 8 was great. That Card game too, that had me hooked.
Fallout 3 - I don't want to set the world on fire.

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by ZeroCipher » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:11 am

FFVII would probably be my default answer but Zelda Ocarina Of Time and the Dungeons and Dragons games on the Mega Drive also have a good case for being favourites.
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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by joefish » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:52 am

Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. I still remember climbing that mountain, not wanting to reach the end for what it would do to all the charming characters you meet along the way.

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by Mancman » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:13 pm

Secret Of Mana without a doubt. This game had me hooked from start to finish and it was so much fun to play.

I think a lot of RPG's forget the fun element and focus so strongly in trying to immerse you in the world which they present in front of you. Hate me for this but the FInal Fantasy series from 7 onwards was guilty of this even though I can appreciate how well crafted they are.

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by Nemesis » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:41 pm

Puzzle Quest:Challenge of the Warlords. Brilliant puzzling adventure with all the levelling requirements & spell casting a bearded gamer could want.
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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by NES Max » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:02 pm

Tales of Destiny. I've never played the apparently superior Tales of Destiny R, but this PS1 offering is the one I've had the most fun with. Love the 2D graphics, Sakuraba soundtrack and real-time battles. I sold my original copy a couple years ago, but I rectified that mistake in a seller's remorse buying binge a few months back.

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