Gamepro.com just released their list of the 26 Best RPGs and like every list, this one seems destined to start up some controversey. And I am happy to oblige. No LARP’s allowed!
First off, they do get a lot of games right. But let’s take a look at a few that are way too low or too high. Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness, a PSP remake is at #19, ahead of Skies of Arcadia, which is much better in my opinion. But thats a small one, no harm there. Oblivion is behind Suikoden III, which is amazing since people are STILL playing Oblivion and Suikoden, while great, never grabbed me like Oblivion.
All these are minor complaints though. Here is a big one: Xenogears is a spot ahead of Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for the SNES. WHAAAT? Xenogears was great, but that Zelda is probably the most beloved game in the series and the reason for that is because its AWESOME! WTF???
I have no problems with anything else until we get to #5: Fallout 3. This game has been out a week and its in the top 5? I hate when lists do this crap. Just because it is new does not mean it will stand the test of time, so wait before you include it so high. The other issue is #1: Final Fantasy VII. What a surprise. Such a lazy choice.
Let me explain something, as the GamerSushi Final Fantasy Fanatic: FF VII is a great game. I love it. But it can’t be the best RPG because it’s not even the best in its SERIES! Final Fantasy V has the best job system and Final Fantasy VI has been regarded as the best game in series for quite some time. And FF VI isn’t even ON the list. Neither is Final Fantasy Tactics for the PS1, which is much better than Disgaea!
So that’s my rant about this, what do you guys think? Any games that were left off or placed too high?