Local idiot wants to know best RPG for Gamecube or XBox

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  1. Robert Burkes

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    Hi, everyone...

    RPGs are my favorite type of games, so naturally, I should have gotten a PS2, right? Well, I played Halo and fell in love with it, so I got an XBox. Then I played Eternal Darkness and had to have a GC. Now I'm aching for a good RPG. I've got Morrowind, and it's great. Now I'm looking for something not so open-ended. I should really just break down and get a PS2, but I'm so broke I can't pay attention. I feel like such an idiot for not getting a PS2, but I really don't know how I'd live without my GC and especially my XBox. Oh well... Life's full of compromises. Let me know if you all have any suggestions. Thanks!

    Rob
     
  2. Dean Cooper

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    Try renting metal dungoen for the Xbox or Skies of Arcadia for the Cube.
     
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    I haven't played it, but I hear Skies of Arcadia for the Gamecube is great.
     
  4. JamesH

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    There isn't much out other than Morrowind. If you want Skies of Arcadia, you could probably buy it AND a Dreamcast for the same price as the GCN version, and get access to Grandia 2 as well.
     
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    JamesH' suggestion is a good one, as is the reccomendation of Skies on the GC. So far, there really isn't much on the Xbox that fits the stereotypical Japanese RPG genre. Yes, there's games in the future, but that doesn't help /right now/.

    Oh, and if anyone's keen on that idea of buy a DC + Skies + Grandia 2, I've got a copy of each of them going spare, in excellent condition. I accept trades [​IMG]
     
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    Steer clear of Metal Dungeon, it's awful.
     
  7. JoshF

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    Or you could pick up a PS1 and a final fantasy game, or Legaia, or any one of hundreds of other PS1 RPGs. But then again, if you're an RPG fan, you probably already have a PS1.

    You'll be happiest if you hold out and save up for a PS2. If you're buying games occasionally for $50 each, skip 4 of them and you have a PS2.
     
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    What kind of computer do you have? You can't go wrong with Planescape: Torment and you can pick that up for about $15-20 these days.
     
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    Definitely "Skies of Arcadia Legends" for the GC. Its the best RPG I've played in a while and I never got bored the entire 63 hours it took me. The ships battles are great and the ending rocks.

    The only downside is some of the graphics, but if that disuades you your not a real gamer :wink:
     
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    I really should have finished Skies for the DC, but I have to agree that it's one of the Best RPG's out there for any system.

    Glen
     
  11. Robert Burkes

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    Thanks for all the responses! I've had a Dreamcast since it first came out, and I've already beaten Skies of Arcadia and Grandia 2. I agree that they're both awesome. What do you all think of Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance? Any good? Thanks again for your help. I'll probably get a PS2 when my tax return gets here. For now, I'll remain a broke college student with an XBox and a Gamecube. Later!

    Rob
     
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    Robert, from what I hear the Cube version of the game is not great due to the hideous conversion job they did with it.

    I played it on the PS2 though, and have to say that it was a blast. It's not a straight RPG though, more like a beefed up (way beefed up) version of Gauntlet. If you have a second person to play through with you it's worth the money, no question. Great fun!
     
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    http://www.gexpress.com/detailedspec...r=020626718585

    Baulder's Gate is THE SHIT, but it might not be what you're looking for. It's mainly hacky slash with a weak story, but it's a lot of fun and great for co-op. Considering you can get it on Xbox for under $20, why not?

    I might try to find another game or two to go along with it though, since the shipping rate is semi high for 1 game but gets really low as you buy in more volume.
     

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