Favorite RPG (growing up)

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  1. Nekohime1989

    Nekohime1989 Cat Princess Veteran

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    Yeah I know, you never grow too old too play games. Let me rephrase that question. What was your favorite RPG as a kid? And if they didn 't have rpgs back then what was the first one you played?

    I had a genesis so I got hooked on Phantasy Star IV, I actually never beat it as a child why? I didn't know how to use macros appropriately and as a result could defeat the boss in Zio's Fort. (the one before Zio)

    As for the first RPG I played... That would actually be Deadly Towers. :/
     
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    I'll just list by System
    NES = Dragon Warrior III
    SNES = Best RPG is Lufia, Best Game is Soul Blazer
    Genesis = Warriors of the Eternal Sun
    GB = Dragon Quest Monsters
    GBA = Pokemon Sapphire
     
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    NES = Dragon Warrior 3
    SNES = Didn't really have an SNES phase. I guess Chrono Trigger
    GBA = Riviera the Promised Land and Yggdra Union equally
    Genesis = That one magic knight rayearth game. Don't ask.
    PSX = Too many to count but FFVII because of reasons. (Legend of Mana and Valkyrie Profile is too close though).
    PS2 = Mana Khemia.
    NDS = Knights in the Nightmare and Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume. Ever Oasis is also really good.
    PSP: Knights in the Nightmare and FF Type 0. Gungnir is also really good.
    PSVita: Dragon Quest Builders
    PC = literally cannot pick. Vampire the Masquerade I guess.

    Special favorite of all time: Dragon's Dogma. I almost don't have to make my game. Almost.
     
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    I remember Lufia and the sequel. The sequel was great... I never got to beat it though since we rented it.
     
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    Oh I didn't know we are going semi modern lol, okay let me add. For the record Riviera and Yggdra union are fantastic choices!
    PSX = Suikoden II
    PS2= Persona 4 (there are so many, but this tops the list.)
    NDS = I'd say Monster Tale, I can replay it so often.
    3DS = Persona Q or DQ VII
    PSP = Crisis Core
    I never really got into Vita
    PC = Vampre the Masquerade: Bloodlines (Or Neverwinter Nights)
     
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    The second Ultima-trilogy, especially Ultima 4
    The Might&Magic series is also good, especially the Xeen-Parts
    And there was a Wizardry part that I never completed but also had good ideas, can't tell the number however.
    Didn't do much with consoles at all
     
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    @RetroExcellent My man. DW3 and Vampire Masquerade? I see you are a man of culture as well.
     
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    I spent so many hours crafting custom stories on Vampire the Masquerade, only to find out that it was not all that popular online, I could never find anyone who would play it. I still have my original disc, but it won't play on Windows 10. Sad Day.
     
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    Had to be either Mother for the NES or The First Phantasy Star for the mega drive...
    I also played alot of Pokemon Yellow...
     
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    Both of mine are from the GBA surprisingly.

    Golden Sun - An absolute masterpiece of story telling, player engagement, puzzle solving, character customization, and battle difficulty. I still think it's an example of how to make turn-based RPGs (like RPG Maker default) actually fun and enjoyable, while having unique elements that set it apart from other RPGs.
    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance - I'm very much a fan of tactical games, and this one took the best part of the original Final Fantasy Tactics, stripped out the boring story, and added an interesting story as well as some incredibly fun mechanics. Building a party of unique characters with different skillsets was a joy.
     
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    Only RPGs I played as a kid were Pokemon Red and Silver.

    I did have Baten Kaitos for the Gamecube but I was in my early 20s by that point so it doesnt count (awesome game though, wish they would remaster the two and release them on switch).
     
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    Final Fantasy, Tales of, and Golden Sun. Don't know if pokemon counts, but I've played a lot of it, gen 1 to 4.
     
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    I'm going to go by system, but will keep to ones that existed before I was an adult, since the subject is "growing up", so will stop at the PSX era.

    NES: Dragon Warrior IV & Wizardry 2
    Genesis: Shining Force II & Phantasy Star IV
    SNES: Chrono Trigger probably growing up, but there are other SNES era RPGs I like more now (such as Dragon Quest V)
    GB: Dragon Warrior Monsters
    PSX: Xenogears & Final Fantasy Tactics
    PC (keeping in mind that I'm doing a cutoff date of 2002, as that was when I turned 18): Either Planescape: Torment or Daggerfall.
     
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    Shining Force II was a lot of fun. Best game in the series, glad to see I'm not the only one who loves Phantasy Star IV.
     
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    @Aloe Guvner @MushroomCake28 GOLDEN SUN!! YES. Just came in here to talk about how it was a fantastic example of world building and slowly introducing the player to narrative twists. That and learning the complexities of characters and their stories as the plot progresses. And the puzzles. The puzzles make me so happy. tldr, play golden sun. And when you're done with that, play Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword.
     
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    I guess it was Pokemon. After that, I think it was Golden Sun. Then it definitely was Xenoblade, and after that, Dark Souls. And now, it's Undertale.
     
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    Final Fantasy 6. But it was 4 that made me a fan of RPGs.
     
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    I'll join the band and go by generations of consoles I've owned.

    GB: TLoZ Link's awakening if we count arpgs. Some people say your first zelda is your favorite, well they're right.
    Pokemon red if we don't.
    GBC: TLoZ Oracle of Seasons/ages. Pokemon crystal.
    GBA: A toss up between FF Tactics advance and Sword of Mana.
    PS: so many great ones... FF7 to 9 will take the cake judging by play time. Honorary mention to vagrant story.
    PSP: monster hunter freedom unite if that counts as a rpg.
    3ds: Bravely default, hands down. Not even close to the rest, despite the abundance of great RPGs. It reinvented turn based combat and made me like turn based rpgs again on its own.
    Monster hunter 4u gets an honorary mention.

    PC: Too many to mention... Growing up I have to mention Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic. Then Dragon Age Origins and Mass Effect.
    Also TES Morrowind.
     
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    How exactly are Zelda games arpgs? They are "action" alright, but rpgs?
     
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    The first RPG that hooked me into this genre is from Genesis, Landstalker: Treasures of King Nole followed up by Beyond Oasis.
    But aside from the difficulty to access console during my childhood because of many reasons, RPG wasn't really my number one genre so I only played a few titles.
     
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