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Best turn-based RPG ever, any system, PC included?

Old 09-18-19, 06:06 AM
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Best turn-based RPG ever, any system, PC included?

Well I've only finished one ever, Golden Sun, so I'll go with that. What's your pick?
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Re: Best turn-based RPG ever, any system, PC included?

Knights of the Old Republic. Original Xbox or PC. Still one of my favorite games ever.
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Re: Best turn-based RPG ever, any system, PC included?

Shadow Hearts for PS2. Also check out it's sequel Shadow Hearts: Covenant.
Runner up: The Legend of Dragoon for PS1.
Honorable Mentions: Grandia 2 for PC/Switch/PS2/Dreamcast, XenoSaga for PS2, Final Fantasy 4 for PSP (there is lots of various ports but the PSP version is the most complete).
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Old 09-18-19, 07:13 AM
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Suikoden 1&2. JRPG Perfection
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Old 09-18-19, 08:46 AM
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Re: Best turn-based RPG ever, any system, PC included?

Oh man I would love a new Shadow Hearts. I'm assuming tactical rpgs like Fire Emblem, Advance Wars, and Xcom are a different genre, or are they also turn based (because the player and the enemy take turns)?
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Re: Best turn-based RPG ever, any system, PC included?

Chrono Trigger (SNES) or Final Fantasy VII (PS)
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Re: Best turn-based RPG ever, any system, PC included?

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Knights of the Old Republic. Original Xbox or PC. Still one of my favorite games ever.
KOTOR is not classically turn based but I suppose it could qualify.
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Fallout 2
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Old 09-18-19, 10:07 AM
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Re: Best turn-based RPG ever, any system, PC included?

FF VII for me... but it's really the only game I played of this genre.
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Re: Best turn-based RPG ever, any system, PC included?

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KOTOR is not classically turn based but I suppose it could qualify.
Pretty consistently labeled as turn based, even though it tries to hide it behind the scenes kind of.

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Old 09-18-19, 11:36 AM
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KOTOR was definitely turn-based; just not in the JRPG sense.
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Re: Best turn-based RPG ever, any system, PC included?

I really like Persona 5. Super Mario RPG is a favorite of mine as well.
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Oh man I would love a new Shadow Hearts.
Me too. Though I'd be happy with a HD Remaster release of the existing games for PC too. Unfortunately it seems the IP is buried due to the companies responsible going under or something. I'm not sure if it's possible for any company to get the rights to do anything more with it or not.
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Re: Best turn-based RPG ever, any system, PC included?

Tough question. I don't think I could narrow it down to one. Some favorites: Grandia II (Dreamcast), Super Mario RPG, Chrono Trigger, Suikoden 1.
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