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    IGN: Top 100 RPGs of All-Time

    http://www.ign.com/top/rpgs

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    And here's the ranking of the Final Fantasy titles, in case you're curious:

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    I must say that the list is quiet decent, didnt expect such a list from IGN.

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    Wha? No Persona 3? Pretty interesting list though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro View Post
    Wha? No Persona 3? Pretty interesting list though.
    It's on there. #69.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ixion View Post
    It's on there. #69.
    Damn my eyes man.. Cool I must've skipped over it by accident.

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    You must be joking if you think Mass Effect 2 beats Skies of Arcadia.
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    no Grandia 1 at all? despite no J/RPG holding a candle to its battle system?

    curse FFVII for releasing at the same time
    at least 2 made it in

    decent enough list though. i personally would move a few of them around however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacksite View Post
    You must be joking if you think Mass Effect 2 beats Skies of Arcadia.
    It's not surprising seeing as Skies of Arcadia has a 75 on Meta and Mass Effect 2 has a 96. But things are different if you rank them solely as RPGs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ixion View Post
    It's not surprising seeing as Skies of Arcadia has a 75 on Meta and Mass Effect 2 has a 96. But things are different if you rank them solely as RPGs.
    It only got a 75 percent on Metacritic from 6 users, 2 of which didn't know what they were talking about. The actual user score is much higher. The enhanced Gamecube port did score higher though.

    But it seems to me like it's more of a popularity contest than an actual ranking of games in the genre. You'll also notice that Mass Effect beat out Final Fantasy VII despite the latter having done much more.

    I'm not saying it's a bad game but, like you said, things would be different if they actually ranked them solely as RPGs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacksite View Post
    It only got a 75 percent on Metacritic from 6 users, 2 of which didn't know what they were talking about. The actual user score is much higher. The enhanced Gamecube port did score higher though.

    But it seems to me like it's more of a popularity contest than an actual ranking of games in the genre. You'll also notice that Mass Effect beat out Final Fantasy VII despite the latter having done much more.

    I'm not saying it's a bad game but, like you said, things would be different if they actually ranked them solely as RPGs.
    They probably favor Mass Effect more due to its interactive storytelling. The introduction to this feature emphasized that these games were partly ranked based on "making decisions - good or bad - that impact the game world". And the Mass Effect series obviously has that.

    Final Fantasy X, my favorite game, is only #64. But that's probably because it's not open-world and therefore less of an RPG.

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    Happy Super Mario RPG: Legend of the stars made it on the list!

    That game was epic and my first RPG game I ever played once I played that game I start playing other older rpgs on my snes.

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    Played maybe ~20 on the list..being my favorite genre I see I have some gaming to do. Good to see my favorite series Dragon Warrior/Dragon Quest well represented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imINxile View Post
    Played maybe ~20 on the list..being my favorite genre I see I have some gaming to do. Good to see my favorite series Dragon Warrior/Dragon Quest well represented.
    Personally, Dragon Quest VIII would be in my top 10. I had a blast with that game. Especially after playing the first three games on the Game Boy Color, it was nice to see how much they left unchanged while improving the visuals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacksite View Post
    Personally, Dragon Quest VIII would be in my top 10. I had a blast with that game. Especially after playing the first three games on the Game Boy Color, it was nice to see how much they left unchanged while improving the visuals.
    Totally agree my man. Must have logged in 300+ hrs into the Cursed King till my saves died along with my phatty. DW4 for the NES sticks out as well. Cool chapters and the 5th being able to switch between all 8 characters was definitely cool for the time.

    Great games on the list though..

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    Umm, no.

    Lack of rogue likes on the list is a crime, especially as in some aspects those are most complex RPGs ever made. (well, perhaps outside batmud..which is absent as well..)

    Currently those are only games, where enemies can properly pick up objects and use them. (IE. goblin with wand of wonders..)
    Also many of those games simulate sounds and smell, which some of the monsters use for tracking prey.
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    I played and liked a lot of the games on this list but they still shoudn't be on the list.

    I agree and disagree with this list, but they can't please everyone

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    FF VII only made it to #11? WTF?

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    This list surprised me a lot. IGN usually makes some bad choices (Metal Gear 4 not being in the top 20 PS3 games list despite the site giving it a 10/10), but this list just has me puzzled. I love FF2 (IV) so it surprised me that it got 5 cause I know it's not everyone's cup of tea compared to 3 (VI).

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