Interesting to see how almost everybody is dwelling on the past and almost nobody mentioned any of the Xbox360/PS3 RPG like Nier, Fable, Blue Dragon, Infinite undiscovery, Resonance of Fate, the Last Remnant or all the new Tales of..., Atelier xxxx and so on.
Even titles that have been requested for longtime like Xenoblade are not in anybody favorites.
Interesting to see that some (long) series got forgotten over time as example: Alundra, Vandal Hearts, Breath of Fire, Romancing Saga,(Genso) Suikoden, persona, shin megami tensei, Disgaea (or everything made by Nippon Icchi).
Another interesting fact is that nobody mentioned any of the many perls lost in Asia (japan only) games.
There are even there many games that are wonderfull: Black / Matrix, Popolocrois, Spectral Blade.
And I wonder why there is almost no licensed game in anybodys list.
For licensed i mean games that have movies/cartoons a side of the game.
Something like Lord of the rings or Dragon Balls ( can not think of any more but i am sure there are).
Anyway, I started with Secret of Mana, Secret of Evermore, Terranigma, Chrono trigger.
Even if i like story driven games, I have to admit that I just played too view of them even if I have them.
If i should make a list of my best memories:
Secret of mana, Chono Trigger, Breath of Fire 2, FF7 and 9, Chrono Cross
I'm not sure I'd call it dwelling in the past if we honestly believe the games we're mentioning are better. And while I've had some fun with the last generation, none of them have hit Chrono Trigger
-level yet. There's definitely some fun stuff out there, though.
Honestly, my best recent experience, if you want to call it an RPG, is The Last Story
. I absolutely loved the game. I haven't played anything that moved at such a tremendous pace in a long time. It's almost like the SNES RPGs (or action-RPGs) of yesteryear, all grown up. Sakaguchi and his team knocked it out of the park with that one. I still wonder why Xenoblade
was received more positively (even though it's a great game, too!).
Those are some good games to pick, even if I am
more partial to FFVIII
over the other PSX-era Final Fantasy
games. And Breath of Fire 2
tends to get a lot of hate, but I really enjoyed it, too. I still need to get around to playing the retranslation, but finding time has been difficult. I went all last week
without touching any games. That's crazy for me.