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Best of last generation

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 76 13.92%
 
Mass Effect 2 49 8.97%
 
Dark Souls 47 8.61%
 
Witcher 2 17 3.11%
 
Fallout 3 18 3.30%
 
Xenoblade Chronicles 200 36.63%
 
Ni No Kuni 63 11.54%
 
Lost Odyssey 23 4.21%
 
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn 13 2.38%
 
Valkyria Chroncles 40 7.33%
 
Total:546
the_dengle said:
Clyde32 said:
the_dengle said:
Um, Dark Souls 2 exists.


But it was only recently released. 

So? It's better than most games in the poll, including its predecessor.

Most people haven't played it. 



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Xenoblade has amazing visuals and one of the best soundtracks ever made. It is the best game on the list and the only game that got me hooked in the last 10 years. I do not even own a Wii or Wii-U by the way but I bought this game to play on emulator in HD because it is widely known to be the best JRPG of the last generation, and even when skipping most of the optional side quests, it will take you more than 100 quality hours to complete the game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CUNNyNK-4w

Skyrim which would be my second vote is also nice, I spent 40 great hours just to explore the world map without doing any quests. But you can get bored quickly when doing these quests and the game is full of bugs, also the combat system is not really fun and the number of enemy types is very limited, even the dragons lack variety.



etking said:

Xenoblade has amazing visuals and one of the best soundtracks ever made. It is the best game on the list and the only game that got me hooked in the last 10 years. I do not even own a Wii or Wii-U by the way but I bought this game to play on emulator in HD because it is widely known to be the best JRPG of the last generation, and even when skipping most of the optional side quests, it will take you more than 100 quality hours to complete the game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CUNNyNK-4w

Skyrim which would be my second vote is also nice, I spent 40 great hours just to explore the world map without doing any quests. But you can get bored quickly when doing these quests and the game is full of bugs, also the combat system is not really fun and the number of enemy types is very limited, even the dragons lack variety.


Xenoblade is as big as the Japanese archipelago



Alphachris said:
Final Fantasy XIII


As best rpg, nope. More like most dissappointing installment of a franchise, or most limited game experience derived from a series that had an immersive open World staple.



I would have voted for Skyrim or Walking Dead Season 1

Does an RPG have to be about story or gameplay or menu based upgrading or just about "role-playing"?



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no Mass Effect 1 or Dragon Age: Origins, but Mass Effect 2? umm...



cusman said:
I would have voted for Skyrim or Walking Dead Season 1

Does an RPG have to be about story or gameplay or menu based upgrading or just about "role-playing"?


That's what puts the "game" in "Role-Playing Game", essentially. Otherwise, it's probably an adventure game.

Can't blame you for being confused, though. Some game classifications lack a bit of logic in their definition. :/



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I don't know about 'best' which implies more of an technical comparison but the ones I enjoyed the most were:

Mass Effect 1
Fallout 3
Oblivion
Dragon Age:Origins
? Any one of a dozen.

LO as best of the few JRPGs I played,



Recon1O1 said:
I don't know about 'best' which implies more of an technical comparison but the ones I enjoyed the most were:

Mass Effect 1
Fallout 3
Oblivion
Dragon Age:Origins
? Any one of a dozen.

LO as best of the few JRPGs I played,


very nice choices, including LO, even though skyrim > oblivion and F: NV > F 3 for me. would ME 3 multiplayer count in this list? 

and i loved games to death other people just hated on, some of my mainly  played games on 360 were sacred 2 and too human.

and i think ff 13 and 13-2 are very good games

and star ocean - the last hope is one of the worst games of this gen (only beaten by ninja blade) and the worst rpg i ever played.



JRPG: Tales of Vesperia by far.
WRPG: Easily Skyrim.



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