Favorite Old RPG

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  1. Reynard Frost

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    Spyro the Dragon isn't an RPG. It's a platformer, like Jak & Daxter. RPGs are like Mass Effect, Final Fantasy, Suikoden, Dragon Age, Breath of Fire, etc. etc.
     
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    ...god now I feel old. I never used to consider FF9 as one of the "old" RPGs, but I guess now it is and buuuhh where did the time go ;____;

    So yeah, absolute favourite is FF9; I've played that game a ridic amount of times, and it is my all time favouritest game ever. XD

    Other old games I love: FF4 and Chrono Trigger are really high up on the list! FF Mystic Quest is up there, too, but only because it was my first ever RPG and I have crazy nostalgia attached to it. Going back now, though, it actually had a lot of really awesome ideas as far as gameplay went, especially with dungeon exploration. I also love it because I can easily 100% clear it in an afternoon, which is super theraputic for me. XD I take comfort in familiarity!

    This one isn't that old (I thiiiink it's either 2004 or 2006?), but I've been replaying it recently, so I'm gonna give a shout out to Children of Mana! Not especially engaging in terms of story or originality, but the dungeon crawl is pretty mindless and fun, which makes it a nice game to pick up and play for fifteen minutes when I need a break from something. Also, there are crazy lesbian undertones when you play as Tamber, which makes me super happy. (RPGs need more queer romances okay)
     
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    When I think "Old" Rpgs I think 16bit era and earlier and since I had a Sega Genesis/CD...

    Phantasy Star: Series

    Shining Force: Series

    Lunar: Series

    Buck Rogers : Countdown to Doomsday

    Shadowrun
     
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    I loved Phantasy Star IV and Shining Force II.

    Phantasy Star III I loved the concept (the generational concept) but I think the gameplay was super clunky feeling.
     
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    My favorite RPG as a kid was definitley Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. It was a pretty easy game, but it had a fun battle system, memorable characters, great graphics and music, plenty of minigames and secrets, and no random encounters or massive but empty world maps. It helped that I was already a huge Mario fan then. I probably wouldn't have payed much attention to the genre if the game never existed.
     
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    So many to choose from...

    I'm between Final Fantasy 6, Lufia 2 and Phantasy Star IV as my all-time favorite from the SNES era and before.

    Star Ocean is a pretty dayum good RPG that is little known, and The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang is an action RPG that's made of pure awesomeness :)
     
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    I guess my favorite old Rpg is : Secret of Mana, first game, first love then Chrono trigger.
     
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    I never could get into the Star Ocean series, I never played the older ones (One on the PS2 was the first I played).
     
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    Some of my favorite old rpgs are apart of my collection cause I only buy the ones that I really love, so it's a mighty rediciouls list of them, but here's the top five for me.

    Lufia II

    Final Fantasy IV

    Suikoden II

    Wild ARMS

    Star Ocean 2

    Those games kinda molded what I love in RPGs and stuff like that, I could write whole essays on those games and why I adore them so.
     
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    The battle system is for my its main dark point, I 'am talking about Star ocean 2.

    The thing, that I like about Star ocean 1 & 2 is the cut-scenes that trigger when you enter a town while pressing squarre.

    These cute scenes are nice because some characters have a personal optional quest or even interact with each other without the hero, etc...
     
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    Oh o: makes sense :D thanks for telling me this.

    Then I'll change my fav to Secret of Mana~ <3
     
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    I have to say FFIII:USA / VI:Japanese. Too many things about it to say why, stories per character, different plots and sections to choose from, music (for its time), etc... PLUS OMG an Opera game! I feel like Frasier! I could go on and on...
     
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    I agree, amazing game. One of the best FF's. Although it's FF6 in both US and Japan now, they released it as FF6 for the Game Boy Advance and on Playstation 1. ;)

    Final Fantasy 3 (The one formally only in Japan) is now available on Nintendo DS and iOS as a 3D remake (3D as in models, not the 3DS thing.)
     
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    Sorry bad habit, I forgot about the remakes for DS, and PS1. I actually played every one of the series up to XII.
     
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    I define old as anything before 2002. Mostly because my favorites fall in those years as demonstrated.

    1995: EarthBound

    1996: Super Mario RPG

    1997: Fallout

    1998: Final Fantasy 7: Now for the PC!, Baldur's Gate, Fallout 2, Lords of Magic: Special Edition.

    2000: Blaze and Blade: Eternal Quest, Baldur's Gate 2, Daikatana, Deus Ex, Ogre Battle 64, Nox,

    2001:Arcanum, Anachronox.

    However my current favorite NEW RPG that plays like and OLD RPG is Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled.
     
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    earthbound and mariorpg
     
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    I totally loved Mario RPG! It had great music and it was fun!
     
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    Mario rpg was exceptional, never got round to finishing it mind you
     
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    FF IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, X-2, XII, Tactics (?), Tactics Advance (?).

    Star Ocean 2, 3.

    Tales of Destiny, Tales of Eternia, Tales of Symphonia, Tales of the Abyss.

    Legend of Mana.

    Legend of Dragoon.

    Romancing SaGa (PS2), Unlimited Saga.

    Mana Khemia 1, 2.

    Pepsiman (?).

    Xenosaga Ep. 1, 2, 3.

    Xenogears.

    Digimon World 1, 2, 3.
     
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    I have quite a few, but here goes.

    Ultima VII

    Planescape Torment

    Baldur's Gate 1 and 2

    Icewind Dale 1 and 2

    The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall

    Fallout 1 + 2

    Wasteland

    Lands of Lore

    Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magicka Obscura

    The Temple of Elemental Evil

    Okage: The Shadow King

    Final Fantasy 1, 2, and 9
     
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