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GrandeBeli
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Was the SNES the best console for RPGs?


Breath of Fire series, Final Fantasy series, Chrono Trigger, Earthbound ( ), Super Mario RPG, Illusion of Gaia, Secret of Mana/Evermore, Ogre Battle, Soul Blazer, etc




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Matisyeezy
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re: Was the SNES the best console for RPGs?


SNES or PSX were the absolute best consoles for RPGs. N64 was deplorable. Most of what PS2 and PS3 has had to offer (at least in my opinion) has been an extension of those franchises.





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LewDawg
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re: Was the SNES the best console for RPGs?


Was Wild Arms a PSX title? If so, couple that with the higher single digit Final Fantasy titles and thats the console that I choose.





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CNB
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re: Was the SNES the best console for RPGs?


Legend of Dragoon and Final Fantasy Tactics were two of my favorites during the PSX days.





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ShoeBang
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re: Was the SNES the best console for RPGs?


The answer is yes





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Pectus
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re: Was the SNES the best console for RPGs?


quote:

N64 was deplorable.


Legend of Zelda OoT and MM and Mario RPG disagree with you.






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Scrowe
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re: Was the SNES the best console for RPGs?


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Mario RPG


I think you mean Mario 64, Mario RPG was SNES for sure.






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sicboy
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re: Was the SNES the best console for RPGs?


I was never a big RPG guy growing up, but Earthbound and Secret of Mana alone make that a great lineup.





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Billy Mays
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re: Was the SNES the best console for RPGs?


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Mario RPG


Paper Mario I'd assume






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LaRon
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re: Was the SNES the best console for RPGs?


tough call between snes and psx.

psx has had great SNES RPGs ported onto it so if you count that then I'd have to go with psx






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Srbtiger06
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re: Was the SNES the best console for RPGs?


Mario RPG = SNES wins for me. That is one of my all-time favorite games.





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CBandits82
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re: Was the SNES the best console for RPGs?


Not only was it the best for RPGs, it might have been the greatest console of all time. Super Metroid, Link to the Past, Mario World, Mario Kart,... The SNES was incredible.





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Matisyeezy
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re: Was the SNES the best console for RPGs?


Three games hardly makes a great console. SNES and PSX both have multiple franchises spanning multiple games that are historically great. To me that is what suggests greatness.





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gjackx
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re: Was the SNES the best console for RPGs?


Sega Genesis (Phantasy Star series) and Sega CD (all of the Working Designs games) had a bunch of stuff that PSX and SNES did not. But, probably not as MUCH stuff though.

SNES and PS1 have quite the catalog.






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ZTiger87
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re: Was the SNES the best console for RPGs?


PS1. Not even close due to sheer volume of quality RPGs.

FF 7-9 + tactics (could also count chronicles, origins and anthology)
Vagrant Story
Legend of Dragoon
Xenogears
Suikoden 1 & 2
Front Mission 3
Wild Arms 1 & 2
Lunar Silver Star Story + Eternal Blue
Chrono Cross
Grandia
Legend of Mana
Breath of Fire 3 & 4
Saga Frontier
Persona
Star Ocean
Rhapsody
Arc the Lad
Brave Fencer Musashi
Threads of Fate
Jade Cocoon
Valkyrie Profile
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Parasite Eve 1 & 2
Tactics Ogre






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DrSteveBrule
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re: Was the SNES the best console for RPGs?


SNES was a fricking brilliant RPG console. Unfortunately, the days of long epic adventure games are behind us and tons of rehashed, graphical RPGs are coming out these days.

That said, the art style for Mario RPG still blows me away to this days whether it was intentional or not.






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Zchlsu
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Dat list son...





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OMLandshark
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Without question





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OMLandshark
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Without question





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OMLandshark
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re: Was the SNES the best console for RPGs?


quote:

N64 was deplorable.


Legend of Zelda OoT and MM and Mario RPG disagree with you.




I think he means from an RPG standpoint, which he's right, but the N64 has aged as a whole much better than the PS1 did.






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