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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

Any RPG list without Suikoden is irrelevant to me. Only one bad game in the main group, with the rest all numbering among the best RPGs ever made.

Overall, though, it's Final Fantasy. The sheer number of great games, if we count Tactics, is unmatched. Suikoden is close on its heels, though, and might even have passed it had it not been buried.



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Final Fantasy for me, even if now its not looking as good as when it was in its prime, the "bad" games are not as bad as the internet makes them look



This thread reminded me how many great JRPG franchises have died. It's pretty sad



Kyuu said:
I never saw of either Mario and Zelda as RPG's. Out of the other ones you listed I choose Final Fantasy because it's the only one I played and it's very difficult to outperform (from 1 to 10)


Agree on Zelda, but there's two Mario RPG series(Paper Mario, Mario&Luigi) and Super Mario RPG on the SNES.

 

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For me, it's Pokemon. Just my most played series overall.



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).


is dragon quest that good????

 

is it as good as what people say about xeno series?



 

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I would say Persona is my favorite JRPG series even though I only played Persona 3(which I still haven't beaten yet) and Persona 4(which is one of the best games I ever played).



Still the Final Fantasy, really enjoyed all but XIII, an okay game but missed the mark on many levels



Baten Kaitos. The series only had two games, but both were the best I've played on the JRPG genre. Also, the lack of Dragon Quest and Ys on your poll is disturbing.



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aikohualda 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).


is dragon quest that good????

 

is it as good as what people say about xeno series?

Most DQ games are pretty darn good, but the series really took off after DQIV. DQIV took a larger approach on character development via it's "episode" setting, which came together nicely in the end. Afterwards, subsequent DQs focused on different aspects of storytelling.

DQV, my favourite DQ and one of my favourite games of all time, also has, in my opinion, the single best storyline I've ever seen in a VG. Going through the whole stages of the main character life and the struggles of his whole family was and still is an unique experience.



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