Phantasy Star I-IV is probably the most memorable set of RPG titles that the world has seen on the Sega Genesis. The graphics for each game looked impressive and had a unique look as far gameplay was concerned. Despite, how popular Phantasy Star I-IV was on Sega Genesis there are some who question whether or not those games could have been big on the SNES if Nintendo and Sega were not competing against each other back in the 90’s.
On one hand it would have been interesting to see what Phantasy Star I-IV would have looked looked like on the SNES. However, Phantasy Star I-IV could have easily have been overshadowed many RPG’s produced by Square Enix such as Final Fantasy IV-VI, Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger. If anything Phantasy Star I-IV were successful mainly because they stood out more on the Sega Genesis. There is good chance that the Phantasy Star would not have been as successful on the SNES as it was on the Sega Genesis.
There is no question that the Grandia series had aroused the interest of many people who were fans of the JRPG genre during the late 90’s and the early 00’s. When it comes down to Grandia games in the series many people were fans of the Grandia I & II. However, when some people think about Grandia III even though it was a solid RPG title it was not quite as exciting as the first two games. Some have argued that the combat system for Grandia III was awesome while everything else such as the characters and the soundtrack for the game paled in comparison to the first two games in the series. Just because Grandia III feel below the expectations of many people doesn’t mean that Game Arts shouldn’t make a sequel for it at all.
When it comes down to quality in terms of visuals and graphics the original Grandia game which was released in the late 90’s for Sega Saturn and PlayStation was arguably the best. If Game Arts ever decide to make a sequel to Grandia III or just to make another game for the series in general they should definitely utilize similar graphics from the original game. Seeing another Grandia game quite possibly on the PlayStation 4 is something that could definitely work if Game Arts has any plans to do anything with the Grandia series in general.
When it comes down to the Persona series it has managed to become popular in the RPG genre of gaming mainly on PlayStation based console. When Persona 5 was released for the PS4 the game had managed to sell over one million units worldwide and is considered to be one of the best RPG titles of the 10’s decade. The fact that Person 5 was featured on the PS3 and the PS4 may have been one of the many factors that contributed to the popularity of the game itself. If Persona 5 was released for multiple game consoles including the Xbox One or the Wii-U the game may have sold less than it did on the PS4.
However, having Persona 5 on the Nintendo Switch would be different considering how popular that console is right now along with the fact that it managed to sell over 10 million units worldwide in less than a year. Having Person 5 ported for the Nintendo Switch would sound great in theory especially since the console does not have too many RPG’s like it. However, Atlus doesn’t really have any plans on bring Person 5 to the hybrid console in near future.
We all remember when Wasteland 2 came out a few years ago for multiple game systems such as the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and even Microsoft Windows. This post-apocalyptic game was arguably one of the best PC games of 2014-2015 and despite its level of popularity seemed better of on Microsoft Windows than the PS4 or the Xbox One. There were various aspects about Wasteland 2 that contributed its replay value including a great plot along with branching storylines based on the decisions that players make throughout the game.
When it came down to sales revenue Wasteland 2 was impressive considering the fact that it reported managed to generate over $1.5 million within four days of its release. While Wasteland 2 was one of the hottest PC games of 2014 its hard to tell whether or not the game will be as popular as it was a few years ago once its released for the Nintendo Switch.
Along with numerous upcoming action RPG titles that we are expected to see on consoles such as Xbox One and the PS4 Monster Hunter World developed by Capcom is also among one of the very big games that the world is looking forward to in 2018. Fortunately, people who have been fans of the Monster Hunter series won’t have to wait too long for this upcoming game since its scheduled to be released in January if 2918.
For an Action RPG this game has everything one can ask for including awesome graphics and third person co-op gameplay allowing groups of people to hunt down and kill monsters. Even though, Monster Hunter World will not be on the Nintendo Switch it’s definitely a game that worth having especially if one owned titles such Monster Hunter 4 or even Monster Hunter generations.
There were so many great games on the SNES back in the 90’s. But when it comes down to RPG Classics Seiken Densetsu 3 was probably one of the very best RPG titles to never have been released in America during the 16 bit era. Since the game was released back in 1995 it had managed to sell close to one million units worldwide. If Seiken Densetsu 3 was released a few years earlier it could have possibly have sold more than it did.
In the mid 90’s people were starting to turn away from 2D gaming in favor of 3D gaming for consoles such as the PS1 and the N64. However, seeing Seiken Densetsu 3 on the Game Boy Advance would have been great as well during early 00’s.
The only problem was there were still issues between Nintendo and Square Enix following the fallout between the two companies back in the mid 90’s. If both Nintendo and Square Enix put their issues with each other to rest during the early 00’s we could have seen so many awesome titles including Seiken Densetsu 3 for the Game Boy Advance.
If you were are retro gamer back in the 00’s you will be happy to know that one of the most popular RPG titles from the decade will now be featured in the PlayStation Store. This version of Final Fantasy 9 is considered to be a remake of the original game and will be priced at $16.79.
However, the current price tag of $16.79 is only until September 26th since its on sale as of right now. On the 26th of September the price is expected to jump to $20 which will make many people want to purchase this RPG classic before then.