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Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby Dave-O_Boy » 02 May 2009, 17:54

While e-mailing Graham a suggestion for Unskippable, I had a thought of what PS1 games they could do. After sending the e-mail I remembered my favorite RPG of that era. Koudelka.
Those familiar with the Shadow Hearts series on PS2 probably know about it. For those who don't, it's basically the first game of the series. If you can find it, I highly recommend it.

So what's your favorite RPG from off the humble playstation?
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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby Jaebird » 02 May 2009, 19:51

Final Fantasy IX. This, and Final Fantasy's VII and VIII were my gateway RPG games (not specifically J-RPG's; just RPG's in general).

IX had a great story for me to appreciate at the time. Plus, you don't have to equip marbles or suck magic from enemies. Pick a character whose abilities suit your needs, equip an item or weapon with new abilities, and grind. Grind. Grind. Grind.
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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby Joshua » 02 May 2009, 20:01

Chrono Cross
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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby Cureless_Poison » 02 May 2009, 20:09

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Unlike most RPG's the combat is action based, so there's no turn taking bullshat. You have to go to temples across the continents to recharge the engine crystals to stop them from sinking while fighting off an evil empire who solely desire to take the engine crystals to have full control over the world and it's people.

That or:
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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby Jillers » 03 May 2009, 19:24

Xenogears.
Also Suikoden... which i feel I'm spelling wrong.
Final Fantasy Tactics.
Star Ocean: The Second Story.
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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby Nwar » 03 May 2009, 19:30

Vagrant Story, and Legend of Dragoon were absolutely stellar! I used to play those games all the time.

Oh Final Fantasy VI if "re-releases" count, I still replayed it alot of psx, still my favourite rpg.
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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby Hakaryu » 03 May 2009, 20:44

Xenogears
FF Tactics
Chrono Cross
Legend of Mana
Parasite Eve
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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby Keith K » 04 May 2009, 04:34

Tough call.. so many good ones! Obviously I'm a massive Final Fantasy Fanboy, but I think Breath of Fire III is quite note-worthy.

I've just downloaded Suikoden off the PSN and seeing if it lives up to almost 15 years of hype. (Sadly it doesn't appear to, but for $6 I'm not gonna gripe)
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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby yegargeburble » 04 May 2009, 05:25

Favorite PS1 RPG: Chrono Cross. It's also my favorite RPG of all time.
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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby AmazingPjotrMan » 04 May 2009, 06:01

Grandia, easily.
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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby Hakaryu » 04 May 2009, 11:08

Vagrant Story
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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby Dave-O_Boy » 04 May 2009, 14:13

Keith K wrote:I've just downloaded Suikoden off the PSN and seeing if it lives up to almost 15 years of hype. (Sadly it doesn't appear to, but for $6 I'm not gonna gripe)

I would suggest playing through the 1st Suikoden and then, if you can find it (most likely won't), Suikoden 2. The second takes everything that was great about the 1st game and makes it much better. Plus it generally has a more sophisticated story.

Jillers wrote:Star Ocean: The Second Story.

I can't believe how much of a let down all the other Star Ocean games are when that one is so amazing.

Hakaryu wrote:Parasite Eve

As someone who grew up in the shadow of New York City, I always enjoyed this game, if not for the nifty game play and story, but because everyone in Manhattan turns into a gigant slime monster.
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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby Telaril » 05 May 2009, 02:20

Oooh. Koudelka has what is probably my favorite plot and setting for any RPG, but the gameplay was SO BAD that I cannot in good conscience list it as my favorite PS1 RPG.

I'd say for all-around-quality FFIX is my favorite. It was just so soothing and fun to play, and I enjoyed every minute of it.

I'm also really fond of Suikoden I and II. Despite the battle system being laughable and the story kind of weird, I was very happy while playing them.
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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby Sachiel » 05 May 2009, 17:38

Xenogears. Well, the first disc of it, anyway.
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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby Hakaryu » 05 May 2009, 18:20

Sachiel wrote:Xenogears. Well, the first disc of it, anyway.


The second disc wasn't to bad.
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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby CyberTractor » 06 May 2009, 06:04

The second disc is where the budget problems became apparent, but it still had the story, which is all that really matters to me.

Chocobo's Dungeon 2 is a game I always go back to. ^_^
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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby Smidge » 06 May 2009, 06:15

I guess Final Fantasy 6's remake for the PS1 doesn't count does it? :wink:

In that case I'd probably pick Final Fantasy 7.

Not that I'm a FF fanboy, I didn't really like 8, and I never finished 9. And from 10 and upwords the series didn't appeal to me at all anymore.

So if I'd have to pick anything other the FF series I'd pick, Alundra 1.
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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby Keith K » 06 May 2009, 06:43

That's too bad, FF 10, 11 and 12 are all awesome, in my opinion. 13's looking pretty cool too (if an obvious clone of 7).
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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby Matt » 06 May 2009, 09:19

Smidge wrote:I guess Final Fantasy 6's remake for the PS1 doesn't count does it? :wink:

In that case I'd probably pick Final Fantasy 7.

Not that I'm a FF fanboy, I didn't really like 8, and I never finished 9. And from 10 and upwords the series didn't appeal to me at all anymore.

So if I'd have to pick anything other the FF series I'd pick, Alundra 1.


shame you didn't finish 9. that game is brilliant. (and has a great ending [aside from the very last boss fight]).

And while I'm not a huge fan of 10, 10 and 12 are both really very good. (12 is amazing)

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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby CyberTractor » 06 May 2009, 17:28

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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby Smidge » 06 May 2009, 18:35

Matt wrote:
Smidge wrote:I guess Final Fantasy 6's remake for the PS1 doesn't count does it? :wink:

In that case I'd probably pick Final Fantasy 7.

Not that I'm a FF fanboy, I didn't really like 8, and I never finished 9. And from 10 and upwords the series didn't appeal to me at all anymore.

So if I'd have to pick anything other the FF series I'd pick, Alundra 1.


shame you didn't finish 9. that game is brilliant. (and has a great ending [aside from the very last boss fight]).

And while I'm not a huge fan of 10, 10 and 12 are both really very good. (12 is amazing)

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It's been atleast 4 years since I last played it. I was in this castle? where your gear would work against you. The better it was the more nerfed you'd get. At least thats what I remember. It was on the 3rd or 4th disc I think.

I'm probably close to the end, maybe I'll give it a go upcomming weekend. ( hopes the memcard still lives )
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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby Dave-O_Boy » 06 May 2009, 18:37

Alundra is an amazing game. Not really sure if it counts as an RPG in the traditional sense, but still. Oh I'm surprised it was mention in the Extremely Difficult Games thread.
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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby Matt » 06 May 2009, 18:45

Smidge wrote:
Matt wrote:
Smidge wrote:I guess Final Fantasy 6's remake for the PS1 doesn't count does it? :wink:

In that case I'd probably pick Final Fantasy 7.

Not that I'm a FF fanboy, I didn't really like 8, and I never finished 9. And from 10 and upwords the series didn't appeal to me at all anymore.

So if I'd have to pick anything other the FF series I'd pick, Alundra 1.


shame you didn't finish 9. that game is brilliant. (and has a great ending [aside from the very last boss fight]).

And while I'm not a huge fan of 10, 10 and 12 are both really very good. (12 is amazing)

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It's been atleast 4 years since I last played it. I was in this castle? where your gear would work against you. The better it was the more nerfed you'd get. At least thats what I remember. It was on the 3rd or 4th disc I think.

I'm probably close to the end, maybe I'll give it a go upcomming weekend. ( hopes the memcard still lives )


yeah, the upside down castle. just equip the shittiest weapons you have.

or fly back to a town, buy back the original weapons and head back in.

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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby browncoat » 07 May 2009, 14:01

I think I shall... um... aquire some of the games mentioned here, and play them either on my PSP or the PS2 I will buy soon.
But I still have a HUGE backlog of games (most of em RPGs), so... I'm slowly despairing over the sheer number of games I want to play X D
(It's been mabye a year since I bought my first gaming console since the original gameboy, so there's a lot of stuff for I haven't played, you see?)
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Re: Favorite PS1 RPG?

Postby What? » 15 May 2009, 18:01

Final Fantasy Tactics. Second best game ever. Final Fantasy IX comes in a distant second, with nothing else even in the vicinity.

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