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What's the earliest RPG game you remember finishing?

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 7:46 am
by GarryG
The first RPG I remember putting any amount of time into was Alternate reality on the Atari 8 Bit. The first RPG I remember playing for months was Ultima IV on an XT (Amstrad 1512), but I think I actually finished Space Rogue before I eventually finished the Ultima game.
I must have spent months on both those games, way back in the monochrome 'Green Screen' CGA 1980's. :shock:

Re: What's the earliest RPG game you remember finishing?

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 8:26 am
by Roo
My experience is surely a common one for those also in their mid-twenties: the first RPG I ever completed was the first one I ever played, which was Pokémon Blue. It seems quite basic now, but back as a ten year old I was amazed by how much 'game' there was in the original Pokémon.

Re: What's the earliest RPG game you remember finishing?

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 9:08 am
by gunbladelad
If you count Text Adventures then it would be "Subsunk" on the Amstrad CPC.

If you were to count the pen & paper RPGs then it would've been one of the old "Fighting Fantasy" series of books by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone.

However, if you're only counting actual computer-based RPG (as in experience gain, levels & so on, rather than action adventures such as the Zelda series) then it would have to be "Super Hydlide" on the Mega Drive.

Re: What's the earliest RPG game you remember finishing?

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 9:31 am
by crusto
That would be Y's on the Master System. What a sense of achievement that was.

Re: What's the earliest RPG game you remember finishing?

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 11:57 am
by PostieDoc
That I can remember it is Baldurs Gate for PC.
Great game, still holds up well today.

Re: What's the earliest RPG game you remember finishing?

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 1:14 pm
by LAIS
Eye of the Beholder on the Amiga. Eventually.

My first JRPG would have been as late as Final Fantasy VII. First I played, and still probably my favorite.

Re: What's the earliest RPG game you remember finishing?

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 4:22 pm
by Black Ridge
Probably Final Fantasy IX on PS1. Despite owning loads of RPGs of that era, for whatever reason I would often get to the end and never finish.

Re: What's the earliest RPG game you remember finishing?

Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 5:31 pm
by nokgod
FFVII.

It was the first rpg i ever played as well as finished. That game was the one to kickstart my love of the entire genre. No idea why i didn't play any 8/16 bit titles when contemporary...they just passed under my radar. :?

Re: What's the earliest RPG game you remember finishing?

Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 6:10 pm
by Shinobi
Secret of Mana on the Snes my friend and I spent one Saturday playing it all day.. Loved RPG's after finishing Mana shame the Snes had very few Pal released RPG's but loads of classic's on American Import

Re: What's the earliest RPG game you remember finishing?

Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 7:04 pm
by Mayhem
Probably The Bard's Tale on the C64, one of the early classics.

Re: What's the earliest RPG game you remember finishing?

Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 2:36 am
by silvergunner
Really not a huge fan of the Japanese style RPG, just found all that grinding a bore. But the first one I did actually complete was the first parasite eve. Excellent game. Have finished various zelda games and more western style RPGs like fallout etc...

Re: What's the earliest RPG game you remember finishing?

Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 2:56 am
by Kilb
Does, 'The Alchemist' on the Speccy count? If so, that was mine.
And yes, I would dearly love to see proper remake of this

Re: What's the earliest RPG game you remember finishing?

Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 3:57 am
by Sephiroth81
Illusion of Time (of Gaia known in N.America). A great little action RPG from Enix. I bought Soul Blazer, its spiritual predecessor afterwards.

Re: What's the earliest RPG game you remember finishing?

Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 5:10 am
by Matt_B
It'd be Journey Into Danger on the ZX81 for me. Looking back, it's so primitive that it makes your average Rogue-like look like Skyrim but it certainly fired the imagination at the time.

I also enjoyed Perilous Swamp, Sorcerer's Island and the 7-part multi-load epic that was Black Crystal at around the same time.

Re: What's the earliest RPG game you remember finishing?

Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 7:14 am
by ArchaicKoala
Does Granny's Garden count? :lol: