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September 16th, 2012, 06:05
All week IGN has been putting up their Top 100 RPGs of All Time. The list is now complete but being all-platform and including MMOs, jRPGs and everything in between, it's sure to meet discussion. The top 5 are Final Fantasy IV, Pokemon Red/Blue, Baldur's Gate II, Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI at #1, just to give you a taste.
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September 16th, 2012, 06:05
Wait… what? Dungeon Master came out for the Atari 2600!? No way! The game is WAY WAY too huge. A joystick and one button aren't enough to control that game. And, even if you got by those walls - why!? The console was dying fast in the late 80's, what would a 1993 game be doing there? Maybe they managed to wedge the game into an Atari 800?
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September 16th, 2012, 06:13
I agree with some of the rankings, but I have some big problems with this list:

1. It's TERRIBLY written, and the game summaries are functionally worthless. Seriously, they could've ripped the intros from Wiki pages and ended up with better summaries than this. Z grade quality.

2. The combination of JRPG and WRPG does really work so well. I LOVE FF6; it's almost certainly my favorite JRPG of all time. That said, I just don't think it should be compared with WRPGs. I could easily see someone who loved BGII or Fallout absolutely loathing FF6. They're just such different forks; I don't see any reason to combine them for a list like this.
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September 16th, 2012, 07:18
Ultima VII is only #53, therefore this list is invalid.
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September 16th, 2012, 07:22
Originally Posted by Korplem View Post
Ultima VII is only #53, therefore this list is invalid.
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September 16th, 2012, 08:05
Gross.
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September 16th, 2012, 08:07
I'm offended that this was even mention here…
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September 16th, 2012, 09:57
This list is terrible.
Another bullshit from IGN.

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September 16th, 2012, 10:55
What kind of stupidity is that list, can't believe someone actually made it and still I'm seeing it.
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September 16th, 2012, 12:32
I wonder if someone from IGN will read this thread and see these replies

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September 16th, 2012, 12:48
Well, at least they were sensible about BG2 being in top 5

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September 16th, 2012, 14:23
These lists always generate controversy. My top games are not going to be the same as other peoples; it comes down to individual taste.

My top RPG has been Ultima IV for years. The lack of interactive combat in Ultima VII lowered it's rating in my eyes - just pressing C and sitting back to watch wasn't as appealing as the turn based battles of the previous games in the series. The role playing aspects were outstanding, but I prefer a little more combat and more control during the combat.
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September 16th, 2012, 14:40
The best crpg lists are here at the Watch:
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September 16th, 2012, 14:49
Wow this list is bad, even when you ignore the jRPG's and MMO's. Remove those, and your top 5 RPGs are:

1. Baldur's Gate 2
2. Diablo 2
3. Skyrim
4. Mass Effect
5. Fallout 3

That's pretty much just laughable.
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September 16th, 2012, 15:10
Planescape: Torment isn't even in the top five! I'll admit th at Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy 6 are among the best JRPGs, and are very good games, but I don't think they really hold up against games like Baldur's Gate II or Planescape: Torment, and Fallout for story, characterization and decision making.

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September 16th, 2012, 16:18
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The best crpg lists are here at the Watch:
Top 10 CRPGs of all time
totally agree

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September 16th, 2012, 17:26
Originally Posted by Dhruin View Post
. The top 5 […] Pokemon Red/Blue


I did expect a bad list, but this goes way beyond my wildest expectations.
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September 16th, 2012, 18:10
I know that people at IGN are crazy but seriously WTF?Original fallout next to pokemon black and white,oblivion in front of morrowind, PS:T not even in top 10,Pokemon red/blue 4th witcher not even in top 15 and plenty more.Seriously WTF?
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September 16th, 2012, 18:16
I thought that IGN list was a prank, tbh. I'm still giggling at it.


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September 16th, 2012, 18:28
A list which rates Pokemon above any Ultima is invalid.
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