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Where are the action/rpgs?

Posted: December 2nd, 2011, 8:27 pm
by Silver_Fox1
I enjoy reading all of the reviews. But I noticed a lack of old-school action/rpg reviews, in the Zelda tradition. These were my favorite types of games in the 8-bit/16-bit heyday. They seem to have all become extinct.

These games had great storylines. Actual gameplay, unlike most rpgs that are menu-driven. And a touch of puzzle solving, that made you say "aha", after solving them. I miss these games and still thoroughly enjoy them, when I decide to pop them in. These games have gameplay for days. I remember staying up all night as a teen, playing Zelda: A Link To The Past. That was the game which set the standard for all action/rpgs(not including the original).

Here's a few of the best of the best that I would recommend for review(and my personal favorites):
Soulblazer(snes)
Illusion of Gaia(snes)
Landstalker(genesis)
Beyond Oasis(genesis)
Legend of Oasis(saturn)
Shining Wisdom(saturn)
Alundra(ps1)

I know I'm forgetting a bunch.

Where are the action/rpgs?

Posted: December 2nd, 2011, 11:38 pm
by Blueguy1
[QUOTE=Silver_Fox]I enjoy reading all of the reviews. But I noticed a lack of old-school action/rpg reviews, in the Zelda tradition. These were my favorite types of games in the 8-bit/16-bit heyday. They seem to have all become extinct.

These games had great storylines. Actual gameplay, unlike most rpgs that are menu-driven. And a touch of puzzle solving, that made you say "aha", after solving them. I miss these games and still thoroughly enjoy them, when I decide to pop them in. These games have gameplay for days. I remember staying up all night as a teen, playing Zelda: A Link To The Past. That was the game which set the standard for all action/rpgs(not including the original).

Here's a few of the best of the best that I would recommend for review(and my personal favorites):
Soulblazer(snes)
Illusion of Gaia(snes)
Landstalker(genesis)
Beyond Oasis(genesis)
Legend of Oasis(saturn)
Shining Wisdom(saturn)
Alundra(ps1)

I know I'm forgetting a bunch. [/QUOTE]

He has an RPG critic who does it for him since he doesn't have time to play these (he doesn't hate them as he has said numerous times, and he loves Sonic Chronicles for the DS). If he had more time and patience, he would gladly review them more often, but he likes to play games without too much time investment, although he has stated he's a big fan of Zelda.

Where are the action/rpgs?

Posted: December 3rd, 2011, 1:34 am
by Silver_Fox1
I know the guy can't review every single game, I wasn't just referring to him. I know there are other reviewers. Where is this rpg critic? I haven't even seen these titles mentioned.

Don't like traditional rpgs, aside from a select few. They're often too long and boring.

Where are the action/rpgs?

Posted: December 3rd, 2011, 3:40 pm
by PSX1
I just finished up Popful Mail, a very funny platformer/action-RPG for the Sega CD with great characters.  It's often considered one of the best games for the system and it's from Working Designs.  Only takes like 10-15 hours to play through, so it might be worth a look for the VGC.

Where are the action/rpgs?

Posted: December 7th, 2011, 1:21 am
by PSX1
[QUOTE=PSX]I just finished up Popful Mail, a very funny platformer/action-RPG for the Sega CD with great characters.  It's often considered one of the best games for the system and it's from Working Designs.  Only takes like 10-15 hours to play through, so it might be worth a look for the VGC.[/QUOTE]

Who knew... Critic, I was just checking out your Twitter and noticed that you actually were playing this game a couple weeks ago, even before I mentioned it. Looking forward to the review.

Where are the action/rpgs?

Posted: March 15th, 2012, 7:31 am
by katemarion
Hi guys,

Action/rpgs are very amazing. Its new for you guys.

Where are the action/rpgs?

Posted: March 16th, 2012, 1:10 am
by Michael Prymula

Alpha Protocol is one of my personal favorite aciton RPGs.