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February 27th, 2010, 23:06
What's a week without another list? RPGamer has their Top RPGs of the Decade. This group of five looks nothing like mine but that's what lists are all about. Fallout 3, Dragon Age, WoW, Final Fantasy X and *drumroll*, Persona 3 get the nod.
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February 27th, 2010, 23:06
Wow…world of warcraft third place?

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February 27th, 2010, 23:31
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Wow…world of warcraft third place?
Did you expect Planescape to get it?

Well at least there's no Diablo or Oblivion…
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February 28th, 2010, 00:10
BG2 is of this decade, isn't it? If so, it should be a clear nr 1 in my opinion. I'd also place Gothic in 2nd place, but I am well aware most wouldn't do the same. A matter of taste.
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February 28th, 2010, 00:34
A very rage inducing list.

Bah! No Linux client and it doesn't work on Wine. Pfft. Losers.
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February 28th, 2010, 00:44
VTMB should have been number 1.
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February 28th, 2010, 01:03
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VTMB should have been number 1.
At the very least it should have been mentioned. Great oversight. Maybe the article writers didn't play it … which would be equally strange.

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February 28th, 2010, 02:41
Lists of "best X of the past Y years" are almost always packed with titles from late in the time period whether X be movies, music, games, or feather dusters.
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February 28th, 2010, 02:41
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At the very least it should have been mentioned. Great oversight. Maybe the article writers didn't play it … which would be equally strange.
I don't know if Bloodlines is the best of the decade.

Regardless, I think most of us will agree a top-5 list whose only Western RPG entries are Fallout 3 and Dragon Age: Origins is a bit weak. But honestly, what kind of "top 5" or "top 10" list of any gaming genre of a full decade could possibly be good? It's just a stupid idea.
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February 28th, 2010, 03:26
None of those games in the article would be in my top 5, and only FO3 would even be in my top 10.

I've already seen 3/5 of my top 5 mentioned here though.

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BG2 is of this decade, isn't it? If so, it should be a clear nr 1 in my opinion. I'd also place Gothic in 2nd place, but I am well aware most wouldn't do the same. A matter of taste.
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VTMB should have been number 1.
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February 28th, 2010, 03:45
Bloodlines might not be my #1, but it would be in my top 5. So would Persona 3, and BG2.

I don't think Final Fantasy X would make it in my top 10. I enjoyed it, played it to completion, but it wasn't super-impressive (only super pretty).

I've only watched people play World of Warcraft. Seriously - I fear the game. Wasted too much time on MMOs in the past.
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February 28th, 2010, 06:15
For me, these lists help identify bias of the editors or members of a site. Also how console friendly/unfriendly they are.

I enjoyed most of those games for different reasons (also afraid of mmorpgs for same reason as rampantcoyote) though none would make my my top 5 but some are possible for top 10. Vampire might make top 10 and PST would be #1 if we can count '99 as the last decade.
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February 28th, 2010, 06:59
If I were to write a list like that, no game from beyond 2005 would be likely to get in the top 10 at least.

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February 28th, 2010, 11:56
this list is a bad joke…
the guy made it must be somthing between 14-16 years old.
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February 28th, 2010, 14:38
I have made myself unpopular at RPGamer when criticizing their lousy PC game coverage and blatant lack of knowledge of the genre. I have generally been told something like 'PC gaming is dead, you should be happy we cover it at all' …

That said, I had read this when it first came out - since they *do* have excellent console & handheld coverage - and thought '5 games for a decade … not even worth mentioning'.

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February 28th, 2010, 15:46
I visited the site briefly, but it is too JRPG-heavy for my tastes.

What bothered me about that list was not the game selection (which surprised me, but hey, everyone has an opinion), but the writing. Here's just one example of what I mean, from the brief piece on FFX:

As laughable (pun intended) as some of the voice acted scenes in Final Fantasy X might seem these days, it was one of the first top tier RPGs to offer it, and made for a great experience at the time.
You didn't make a pun, and your sentence sucks.

He then goes on to tell us that "Auron rocks" and FFX gave us a "shockingly modern hardrock song." Not just modern, but shockingly modern. OMG!

As turian said, it sounds like it was written by a 16 year old.
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February 28th, 2010, 18:30
Originally Posted by JemyM View Post
If I were to write a list like that, no game from beyond 2005 would be likely to get in the top 10 at least.

I'm guessing you still haven't played The Witcher?
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February 28th, 2010, 18:44
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I'm guessing you still haven't played The Witcher?
Actually no. I have The Witcher, Drakensang and Risen saved for summer.

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February 28th, 2010, 19:38
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Actually no. I have The Witcher, Drakensang and Risen saved for summer.
Nice, that's an enjoyable selection of RPGs right there.

Also, I only just now noticed it is actually a top 10 list, with a the rest section.
10. Kingdom Hearts
9. Valkyria
8. Final Fantasy XII
7. Mass Effect
6. Diablo 2
5. Fallout 3
4. Dragon Age
3. World of Warcraft
2. Final Fantasy X
1. Persona 3
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February 28th, 2010, 20:00
Actual I think the list is pretty good fore a Mainstream RPG list, but a Hard core RPG list, as this community like, would of cause look a lot different, and mine personal list woul be a mix of those two

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