Best GBA RPGs...

Discussion in 'GBA - Console and Game Discussions, Help and Tips' started by Schizoanalysis, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Schizoanalysis
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    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    After the fun of Mother 3, I am in the mood for more GBA RPGs...

    Does anyone have any recommendations?

    My favourite is Zelda: Minish Cap and Magical Vacation (for the graphics)... But beyond that, I am not sure of any other really good ones -- one that are really worth spending days/weeks on...
     


  2. cloud123

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    final fantasy 6 and the pokemon mods
     
  3. taken

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    Try Golden Sun 1 and 2 they are good RPG's I like them
     
  4. Schizoanalysis
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    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    @taken...

    Nice mug... I see some family resemblance between us...

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  5. Ryupower

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    Final Fantasy 1,2,4,5,6
    Golden Sun 1,2
    Breath of Fire 1,2
    Mother 1,2,3
    Mario and Luigi rpgs games
    Lufia:ruins of lore
    Sword of Mana
    Castlevania (2d action RPG)
    and MANY more

    have a few more game so
    adding a few more game

    Tales of Phantasia (the ONLY official English version)
    Final Fantasy tactics advance
    Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
    Lunar Legend
     
  6. Wabsta

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    Breath of Fire 1 and 2!
     
  7. Toni Plutonij

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    Wanted to suggest this [​IMG]

    Nice list, I enjoy every one of these games!

    And also, Zelda isn't RPG....Zelda is an Action Adventure..
     
  8. Schizoanalysis
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    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    Role-Play-Game seems a somewhat appropriate term for assuming the guise of an elfin boy on a fantasy quest... (running around dungeons and talking to wizards/kings/fantasy creatures etc)...

    But yes, I see your point, there is sword play involved... [​IMG] and thus, Role-Play-Game is obviously an unsuitable term...
     
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    We had a lot of discussions already on this..
    RPG (as in role-playing-game) could be used in any game, because you're actually playing a role of some character..However, RPG as gaming genre, has some criteria that needs to be followed/fulfilled..
    Main point is the system of leveling-up and building your character (statistics etc.)

    Zelda, that actually has some similarities and elements of RPG, isn't actually an RPG game for the lack of that leveling-up system..Yes, you do find hearts, and you get upgraded weapons, but you don't build your character while battling (ie. simulating real life) so that leaves us with Action (you fight monsters, button mashing) Adventure (solving puzzles, using your head).. [​IMG]
     
  10. Schizoanalysis
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    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    Then Tomb Raider can also be called Action Adventure...?

    Rigid cookie-cutter categories are often only useful for fomulaic cookie-cutter games...

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  11. Defiance

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    I would defiantly go with Mario and Luigi: Super Star Sega. Easily my favorite GBA game, has a fun plot and good music.
     
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    don't forget Summon Night: Swordcraft Story and it's sequel. Also the GBA is a good place to broaden your horizons, why not check out mother for NES?
     
  13. Cavedude

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    Breath of Fire 2 and Golden Sun 1 were my favorite.
     
  14. Finishoff

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    Golden Sun 1 & 2 were the best on the GBA.
     
  15. Schizoanalysis
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    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    Thanks all for your suggestions!

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    I'm just cheking them out now...

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    EDIT: I like the look of Lufia... nice graphics...

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  16. mrfatso

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    yes, go play lufia, it is so awesome and hard too, i remember training like hell, maxing out stats and still having a semihard time with the final boss, never could defeat that dude in less than 10 turns [​IMG]
     
  17. regnad

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    That's an endorsement?
     
  18. mrfatso

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    kinda, it was the only game that i could look at myself and say i must train, i must succeed, i must grind to level 99 and fight the final boss, i must do everything in this game, like completed that crazy dungeon [​IMG] Ancient Dungeon ftw [​IMG]
     
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    I still enjoy golden sun the most.
     
  20. Joe88

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    breath of fire 1 & 2
    all teh pokemonz?