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Post by EvilArmourKing » Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:52 pm

Whatever you do, you simply MUST make sure you have the following two Megadrive RPG's :

Landstalker

Soleil


Landstalker is an amazingly fun game and it will keep you hooked for hours. Easy to get into, very hard to put down.

Others have already mentioned the Phantasy Star and Shining Force series. Least I think they have!
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Post by liveinabin » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:04 pm

Depends what you want in an RPG. If it's a Japanese style turn-based affair you're after, then yeah, definitely Chrono Trigger.

Great plot, bags of character above and beyond the usual RPG archetypes, lovely soundtrack and a good difficulty curve.
As of last week, you can pick it up on the DS in pretty much it's original form. They've kept the SNES visuals and just added anime movies by the original art designer. Belting game and a hell of a lot cheaper than tracking down the SNES original.

Also, although it's unfashionable to say so, Final Fantasy VII is a bloody good game. As someone once said about Shakespeare, "It still manages to be good despite everyone saying it is" and that applies here too.

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Post by nokgod » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:36 pm

liveinabin wrote: Also, although it's unfashionable to say so, Final Fantasy VII is a bloody good game. As someone once said about Shakespeare, "It still manages to be good despite everyone saying it is" and that applies here too.
Agreed, brilliant game but he did say 8/16bit only! :wink:
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Post by GREENHORN » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:18 pm

On the Mega Drive there's

Sword of Vermilion
Faery Tale Adventure
Fatal Labyrinth

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Post by stvd » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:45 pm

Story of Thor (also on the Megadrive) is an excellent Zelda-esque action RPG.
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Post by Budly Moore » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:57 pm

Spellcaster on the SMS, it's the RPG that kick started my love for the genre.
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Post by sscott » Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:26 pm

Dungeon Master of course, with Chaos Strikes Back for seconds.

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Post by Mr. Laufeyson » Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:47 pm

seiken densetsu 3 on snes, it's the sequel to secret of mana, and it's much, much better.

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Post by Shin_Gouki » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:29 pm

Rinoa wrote:Final Fantasy VI - SNES
Seconded, this really is a brilliant game with an engrossing storyline.
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Post by Supernaut » Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:21 pm

I don't see how games like Soleil or Zelda are RPG's. They are action/adventure or somehting arn't they? I mean just because both are in a fantasy setting doesn't mean it's an RPG.
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Post by jdanddiet » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:12 am

If you fancy a scifi rpg from the megadrive instead of all this swords and sorcery you could do a lot worse than my fave Buck Rogers Countdown to Doomsday.
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Post by stvd » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:22 am

Supernaut wrote:I don't see how games like Soleil or Zelda are RPG's. They are action/adventure or somehting arn't they? I mean just because both are in a fantasy setting doesn't mean it's an RPG.
I think they are RPG, just a different style. They're only lacking a menu based combat system.
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Post by rainbird rich » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:07 am

Legend and/or Worlds of Legend: Son of the Empire (both published by Mindscape for ST/Amiga/PC)... although the latter might not have had an ST release....
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Post by Supernaut » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:38 am

stvd wrote:
Supernaut wrote:I don't see how games like Soleil or Zelda are RPG's. They are action/adventure or somehting arn't they? I mean just because both are in a fantasy setting doesn't mean it's an RPG.
I think they are RPG, just a different style. They're only lacking a menu based combat system.
To me what differentiates them from RPG's is the lack of experience levels, and skill points. As well as there being no choice in how the character develops or interacts.
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Post by Fightersmegamix » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:20 am

Illusion of time.

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