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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by Hiro » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:01 pm

Final Fantasy X. Pinnacle of the series for me. Every time I listen to the first notes of "To Zanarkand" I have goosebumps.

Although Persona 3 and Persona 4 come really close.
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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by QwakAttak » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:42 am

RPGs are my least favourite genre, but I adore Zelda on SNES (Does that count?) and Fable 2 and 3 were amazing.

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by merman » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:57 am

Curse of the Azure Bonds from SSI, one of the classic AD&D gold box series. The story was intriguing, the journey was on a huge scale and the characters could become incredibly powerful by the end. It spread across multiple disks and featured some excellent artwork. I even bought the clue book to help me get further.
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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by Japster » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:34 am

I must have played 100's in my time, but for me, it has to be final Fantasy VI (III/3 in the UK). :mrgreen:

The sheer amount of detail and characters in the game, freedom to chose amongst them, fantastic music, engaging plot, great scene-setting intro, and awesome setpiece levels like the opera scene and the ghost train, made it so far ahead of anything else at the time, and still superbly playable today.

Worthy mentions must go to Final Fantasy VII, X, and the utterly superb Chrono Trigger (which I still haven't completed, shame on me!)...

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by Miketendo » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:59 pm

We Americans were lucky enough to receive a retail release of Chrono Trigger...easily my favorite RPG of all time. It has amazing music, characters and I love the combined tech attacks.

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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by deadpan666 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:14 am

Final Fantasy VII is probably still my favourite, it being my first JRPG and totally blowing my mind when I first played it...although I do think FFVI & FFIX are possibly equally good!

As for Western RPGs, I'll go for the entire Elder Scrolls series if I'm allowed that! :mrgreen:
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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by khisanth » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:53 am

I picked up Bard's Tale for £2.99 and was blown away by it. Really captured my imagination.
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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by RuySan » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:34 am

Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines

It's a glimpse of what video games might have been. Great characters, some of the best voice acting in a video game, interesting and mature setting and lots of choices and consequences. The fact that it made Troika go under is one of the biggest tragedies in video games history.
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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by nakamura » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:52 pm

FWIW, Final Fantasy XII. A revolutionary RPG with incredible graphics and world design. Fairly adult plot with none of the angst that comes with the series today.
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Re: From the forum Issue 121

Post by merman » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:45 am

(You can probably stop replying to this thread as Darran is now working on issue 122...)
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