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which is the best jrpg franchise?

final fantasy 97 45.33%
 
persona 44 20.56%
 
pokemon 23 10.75%
 
fire emblem 12 5.61%
 
the legend of zelda 25 11.68%
 
mario 9 4.21%
 
shin megami tensei 4 1.87%
 
Total:214

jrpg it is.mine is final fantasy???nah...persona it is.



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For me, the best is not only in terms of quality but how big of an impact a series has had over the lifetime of the IP, how much it spread to become other genres (cause eventually some games become other genres), and of course how many games that IP spawned.

 

For me its personally: Final Fantasy.

Its a jRPG franchise but its been around since the NES era - created so many games for different people with different tastes in different themes. Along with that it spread to other genres such as Tactical RPG, Action RPG, Third Person Shooter, Fighting, Racing, Puzzle, and even a Rhythm genre game.

 

Runner ups include
-Pokemon
-Shin Megami Tensei/Persona



    

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Persona. Easily.

Final Fantasy fell off the Good Game Train round about 2006.



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Of that list, Final Fantasy to me.

Though the lack of Dragon Quest is appalling. It completely eclipses almost every other JRPG series in terms of constant quality in their games (DQX is the dark sheep of the family though).



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lestatdark said:
Of that list, Final Fantasy to me.

Though the lack of Dragon Quest is appalling. It completely eclipses almost every other JRPG series in terms of constant quality in their games (DQX is the dark sheep of the family though).


Damn right! DQVIII was such an amazing game.



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lestatdark said:
Of that list, Final Fantasy to me.

Though the lack of Dragon Quest is appalling. It completely eclipses almost every other JRPG series in terms of constant quality in their games (DQX is the dark sheep of the family though).


I really need to get back into the series. Only really played DQ1, DQ2, DQ3, DQ5 and DQ6. I have DQ8 but havent even played it yet lol.

Wondering if I should get the NDS remakes or not, what do you think ;o?



    

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Vikki said:
lestatdark said:
Of that list, Final Fantasy to me.

Though the lack of Dragon Quest is appalling. It completely eclipses almost every other JRPG series in terms of constant quality in their games (DQX is the dark sheep of the family though).


Damn right! DQVIII was such an amazing game.

I've lost count to the amount of times I replayed DQ8 on my PS2 . It's a damn shame S-E doesn't have it in them to make a HD remake for the PS3, would buy that in a heartbeat, Cor' Blimey!

@BasilZero - You haven't lived until you've played DQV on the NDS . The original was already on my top 5 games of all time and the NDS remake cemented it's place on that list. That being said, DQIV and DQVI NDS remakes are pretty good, especially DQVI as it's the first time you can actually play it properly (outside of japan), as every attempt at Fan Translation of the original was appalling at best.



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Used to be FF, now Persona.



Mario is a better jrpg then Shin Megami Tensei confirmed!



The lack of Kingdom Hearts on that list makes me sad =(

Anyway my favourite franchises of all time in order across all franchises is
1. Final Fantasy
2. Pokemon
3. The Legend of Zelda
4. Metal Gear Solid (only non RPG on the list)
5. Kingdom Hearts