Few genres of games have had such a dedicated and enthusiastic audience, as that of Role Playing Games, and all this while never having been the most popular or top-selling genre. There are very few songs that last less than five minutes without repeating so the player never really gets the boring monotonous feeling that usually accompanies games from the SNES. Strange as it may seem but computer games are based just on the table systems and the developers of the former ones don’t aim to overcharge machines with numerous correlations and parameters.
These gameplay innovations ushered in an era of gaming championed by fantastic roleplaying games, and with that in mind we count down the five best RPG’s for the PlayStation One. 5. DragonQuest VIII – Dragon Quest has always been huge in Japan, but only now did it find the same success here in the US. Dragon Quest VIII is the huge (extremely huge) result of Square Enix’s jump to full 3D glory in their series.
The same classic Ys gameplay is intact, overland map, onscreen battles and fun little characters in a charming, if simple story. Massive Multiplayer Online RPGs (MMORPG) introduced huge worlds with open-ended gameplay and thousands of interactive characters (both player and computer-controlled).
Blending together the traditional elements of a Japanese RPG with the up-tempo pacing and styling of an action game, Square’s effort to make a dark and cinematically intriguing game was a resounding success. There are many plot twists that include cut scenes involving characters that allow the player to have a “real-time” feel with the story.
Adventure Quest RPG
If you enjoy indie games, I assume you do because you have no reason not to, Bastion is one of the greatest samples for that. 4. Riviera: The Promised Land – Atlus has been basting the PS2 market with top notch games for three plus years now, with their fantastic strategy and alchemy RPG games. It’s good solid fun for a portable and tells a decent story. The main villain in the story is one of the most colorful villains in the Final Fantasy series, a rather funny clown named Kefka.
Released as Final Fantasy III for the SNES in 1994, it is actually the 6th installment of the immensely popular Final Fantasy series produced by Squaresoft. Theoretically one could replay the game several times and have a very different experience. This one was equally as huge as its sequel, and had just as amazing graphics for its time.
The game was not produced in large quantities but RPG fans love this game because it is fun and historic. Elderscrolls truly stretches the imagination in terms of open world RPG exploration and making a game that will take a long time to finish. There’s no fluff here, and the rebuild of the decades old RPG formula was all for the better, working for the complete and total betterment of the game and hopefully the series.
Final Fantasy 3
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