The Earthbound/Mother series is very dear to me. Funny, charming, unique and just plain weird retro-ish RPG with a touch of the modern/everyday world in it. In spite of its simple graphics and execution, I found Mother 3 very tragic and its characters very endearing. Lucas is a very pitiable figure.
I K A R U G A I am not alive, thus I can't die.
I won't give up even if my Ideal isn't fulfilled.
My will, just as my regrets, won't ever end
I love you! It's rare meeting other Legaia fans, and when I do, I smile.
Now, I listed FFX as my favorite RPG, but I have a list of honorable mentions as well:
-Super Mario RPG (my first RPG)
-Legend of Legaia
-Final Fantasy IV
-Paper Mario: TTYD
There are other RPGs that would have made my list, like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI, but they turn into a level-up fest after the major plot twist which really turns me off. I'm not sure how people can look passed this and called these two of the greatest RPGs, but whatever. I really want to love these two games, and I did, but my hatred for leveling-up for hours on end is just not fun at all.
Ok, just to ask, what's your fav RPG game?
You tell what it is, then explain why.
Me, well I don't exactly know what my favorite is. I ponder between a few that I have now. Here they are:
1)The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
2)Untold legends, Dark Kingdoms
3)Something else I forgot...
I don't think that Zelda is an RPG. So don't be saying that I forgot Zelda, and stuff like that.
Aydin Chronicles was good. It gives you complete control over you characters. Well, you can't decide what aspect to give them, or what school of spell craft they use (if they use spells at all), but as far and stats and skills go, you have total control.
Final Fantasy 3 is good. You get your four characters quickly, and they can take any job you have access to.
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magic Obscura is also good. There are multiple ways around almost every problem that comes up, and your character can be one of several different kinds.
I like Pokemon because of all the different pokemon out there. I can't really seem to stay into the series for very long, though. I suppose I'd call it a good, but nonaddicting series.
Last time I checked, those were all elements contained in RPG's.
Yeah, but unless it has a level up system in some form or another, with a completely customizable array of weapons, magic, healing items, classes, etc. It's not an RPG. Zelda has different weapons, sometimes magic, and a few healing items but there's literally no level up system that is essential to every game that considers itself an RPG. And even if it did, it'd only have RPG elements kinda like GTA: San Andreas and its minor level up system, as Zelda is and will always be more of an Action/Adventure game than an RPG game (hypothetically if Zelda did have any RPG elements in it).
Originally Posted by Blizzaga
Not to mention that official Nintendo people refer to Zelda as RPG.
Then they are very very wrong and stupid if they ever said that.