The PlayStation is widely-regarded as the console that brought RPG games to the mainstream, and this appraisal is well deserved. Final Fantasy VIII had a lot to live up to. Its predecessor is regarded as one of the best games of all time, and everyone was expecting VIII to continue that trend. Other influences during this period were text adventures, Multiple-User Dungeons (MUDs) and roguelike games.
For example, I can tell you from my own experience that once I started the game as a guard (pure RPG adventure) and finished as an emperor (RPG+tactics+strategy). While the Action RPG gamer will find this game very repetitive, the fan of the Turn Based style RPG gamer will love it.
These two points have a great meaning, they allow the player to associate himself with a certain character and being in his shoes to go through the situations which are impossible in ordinary life. Dark Cloud 2, Final Fantasy X, the Shin Megami Tensei games and many more deserve recognition, but alas these are also long as hell, so if you had more than 5, when would you ever finish them.
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.
Bastion Review, The Kid’s Story
It’s not a secret that table RPG games are not so popular as they used to be. However a certain number of amateurs are still fond of them. The game is just as much fun the every other time through as it was the first time through. It has a great story, great sound, and WILL take over your life for a few days if you let it. The characters are original, have many different abilities to use, and have emotions that make playing this game really great.
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.
There are three races the player character can be: human, elf, and dwarf. I loved this game back in the days on the SNES and the idea to bring the 16-bit Final Fantasies to the GBA made me as happy as can be. This was a game I love to play, but feel goofy loading into my PS2 and sitting down to play.
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