In need of a good rpg

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  1. blueskies
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    I had a few BLs and a spliff, and got to thinking, and now am on to ranting...

    I'm looking for a good rpg to play. Good being my own definition of good of course. The rpgs that I have enjoyed the most have always had a really great story, but relied less on battle and experience points. I keep trying to play through FF3 on DS, but don't really enjoy it. I thought about playing FF7 or Chrono Trigger again, both of which I loved because of the great story, but would rather play something new. So, can anyone recommend a good rpg style game with a great story? Any system, I pretty much have them all, or emulators. Thanks!
     
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    Dreamweb (DOS) is pretty good, I also liked Contact.

    (God of Thunder if you want to pull your nuts off over extremely difficult puzzles) DOS
     
  3. Taras

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    Ps1 - Chrono Cross or FF:Tactics
     
  4. blueskies
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    I'm playing Ico right now (I kinda forgot that I bought it, because my ps2 broke the day I got it (fixed it yesterday though)). What are some good Genesis rpgs?
     
  5. SergeXVI

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    You'd probably like Xenogears, you should check it out.

    As for genesis RPG's, Shining in the Darkness and Phantasy Star IV are some good ones. If you're into Strategy RPG's, check out Shining Force 1 & 2.
     
  6. superkrm

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    ogre battle series
    vagrant story
    vandal hearts series
    suikoden series
     
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    disgaea 2
    best rpg since ff7 imo
     
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    Tactics Ogre on PSX (PSP) or Tactics Ogre: Knight of Lodis on GBA.
     
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    I was actually playing through Xenogears again a couple of months ago, its really good. Also, I play through Earthbound for the SNES every month. Which reminds me...I gotta beat it again.
     
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    If you have a good PC:

    Oblivion
    Gothic 3
    Two Worlds

    Gothic 3 and Two Worlds are kinda fakers of Oblivion, but they are very good fakers [​IMG]
     
  11. shadowboy

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    Plot... none stick out besides Baten Kaitos 1&2 (GCN)
    Tales of Symphonia (PS2, GCN) is great too.
     
  12. RayorDragonFall

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    I agree with shadowboy. Also Chrono Cross for ps1 is good if you dont want it to rely too much on experience points and stuff, and you can avoid monsters, something I found amusing instead of having them pop up every x number of steps.
     
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    GOLDEN SUN GOLDEN SUN GOLDEN SUN

    Then when you beat it play its pwnsome sequel.
     
  14. xcalibur

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    Try your hand at Snes emulation
    The snes owned for great Rpg's, seiken series, Star ocean, Tales of phantasia (a must play, its that good IMHO) etc.
    Ps1 and Ps2 have great Rpg's too, Kingdom hearts, Final fantasy and many more
    Just look at official game sites RPG section, look at a couple you find interesting, Research the ones you know you want and get it
     
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    Well, im quite addicted to Tales of the Abyss (ps2) lately, really nice story, sometime you can see what's going to happen, but majors punches works fine. Battle system is the best in the series (very close to Symphonia). Characters are awsome(well Anise is anoying but well... and Luke could be less emo =P).

    Disgeae is an awsome serie.
     
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    Got an old PC ? Try :

    Planescape : Torment
    Baldur's Gate 1/2
    Ultima 7 (both of them)
     
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    If you have never played it, you should absolutely play Super Mario RPG on the SNES, as well as Paper Mario on the N64 and Paper Mario 2 on GCN, and then Mario and Luigi 1 and 2 on GBA and DS respectively. They may not be difficult, but you will have just an absolute blast playing them.
     
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    final fantasy 9 and zelda ocarina of time are my favorits (unless u call zelda as action-adventure)
     
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    thanks for the ideas. I'm looking more for snes/genesis era games, but I'll give some of these a try.