Dragonrealms Level 100 Ranger

Dragonrealms is a text-based MMORPG.  I played Dragonrealms pretty fanatically in the mid to late 90s and off and on for brief periods since then.

I quit playing due to lack of time, but at some point I’d love to start a new character in my favorite guild: the Ranger guild and get that character to level 100.

This item is contingent on the game still being in operation when I have the time and money to invest in it.  Dragonrealms currently costs $14.95 per month to play.

I will update the blog when I am ready to begin playing.

 

Suikoden Marathon

Suikoden has it’s flaws, but I immediately fell in love with the graphical style and the quest to find the 108 stars of destiny.  The quality of the series dropped off pretty steeply after the second installment, but I still want to play the whole series.

There are five games in the main series.  I currently own Suikoden V for the PS2.  Suikoden is available on PSN. The rest will likely have to be Ebay acquisitions.

I will update the blog when I am ready to start buying games.

 

 

 

Dragon Warrior Marathon

While Final Fantasy become my favorite role-playing series, it was Dragon Warrior (Dragon Quest) for the NES that hooked me on the console RPG.

Unlike Final Fantasy, I have not yet played all the games in the Dragon Warrior series.  I played the first one for the NES, but missed the NES sequels.  I played VII, but never got around to finishing it.  I fell in love with Dragon Quest VIII for the PS2 and was majorly bummed that they decided not to do any sequels for non-handheld systems.

The games in the main series that I will play during the marathon are simply titled Dragon Warrior or Dragon Quest I – IX.  The first four games were released for the NES, VII for the PSOne & VIII for the PS2.  The rest were either only originally released in Japan or for the Nintendo DS.  I’m not much of a fan of handheld gaming, but in order to play the whole series, it looks like i’ll need to pick up another DS.

I currently own Dragon Warrior VII & Dragon Quest VIII.  I will update the blog when I am ready to start purchasing the other games.

 

 

Final Fantasy Marathon

The Final Fantasy series of RPGs is my favorite video game franchise of all time.  My primary reason for hanging on to my PS2 was to be able to undertake this epic Final Fantasy marathon.

For this marathon, I plan to play all of the Final Fantasy games in the main series (i.e. no Final Fantasy Legends, Crystal Chronicles, Online games etc) back to back.

The games I will include in this marathon are:

  1. Final Fantasy (NES)
  2. Final Fantasy II (Famicom)
  3. Final Fantasy III (Famicom)
  4. Final Fantasy IV (SNES)
  5. Final Fantasy V (Super Famicom)
  6. Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
  7. Final Fantasy VII (PSOne)
  8. Final Fantasy VIII (PSOne)
  9. Final Fantasy IX (PSOne)
  10. Final Fantasy X (PS2)
  11. Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2)
  12. Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
  13. Final Fantasy XIII (PS3/360)
  14. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3/360)
  15. Final Fantasy Lightning Returns (PS3/360)
  16. Final Fantasy XV – (PS4/XBONE) – Scheduled to release in 2016

I currently own some version of all of these games, except for Final Fantasy Lightning Returns and the not yet released Final Fantasy XV.

The versions I currently have are:

  1. Final Fantasy I & II – Final Fantasy Origins (PSOne) & iPad versions
  2. Final Fantasy III – iPad/Steam
  3. Final Fantasy IV – Final Fantasy Chronicles (PSOne)
  4. Final Fantasy V & VI – Final Fantasy Anthology (PSOne)
  5. Final Fantasy VII – IX – Original (PSOne)
  6. Final Fantasy X – XII – Original (PS2)/HD Remake PS3
  7. Final Fantasy XIII – XIII-2 – Original (360)

iPad versions are now available for IV, V & VI…..the downside to going that route is playing on the small screen with touch controls and the 15.99 each price tag.  I have considered picking up the Steam versions, but not sure I want to spend more money on these titles, considering I already own other versions of them. I will most likely get the remake of FF VII when it finally releases.

I will update the blog when I am ready to begin my Final Fantasy Marathon.

 

 

100 Best RPGs – Play them All

Role Playing Games (RPGs) have been my favorite genre of video games since I first fell in love with Dragon Warrior for the NES.

RPGs are well represented on the top 100 video games list, but I want to make sure I don’t miss out on any great RPGs, so I also want to play the top 100 RPGs of all time.

I compiled my list the same way as my top video games list, by looking up some of the most popular top 100 RPG lists on the Internet and selecting the games with the most votes.  Tiebreakers as always, went to the games I am most interested in playing that I haven’t played (or already plan to play) yet (or at least haven’t played in a long time.)

Here’s the list:

  1. Chrono Cross
  2. Chrono Trigger
  3. Final Fantasy VI
  4. Final Fantasy VII
  5. Final Fantasy VIII
  6. Kingdom Hearts
  7. Kingdom Hearts II
  8. Secret of Mana
  9. Suikoden II
  10. Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana
  11. Baldur’s Gate
  12. Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn
  13. Breath of Fire
  14. Breath of Fire II
  15. Breath of Fire III
  16. Dark Souls
  17. Demon’s Souls
  18. Deus Ex
  19. Diablo
  20. Diablo II
  21. Disgaea
  22. Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
  23. Dragon Quest III
  24. Dragon Quest IV
  25. Dragon Quest V
  26. Dragon Quest VIII
  27. Dragon Warrior
  28. Dragon Warrior VII
  29. EarthBound
  30. EVE Online
  31. Fallout
  32. Fallout 2
  33. Fallout 3
  34. Fallout: New Vegas
  35. Final Fantasy
  36. Final Fantasy II
  37. Final Fantasy III
  38. Final Fantasy IV
  39. Final Fantasy IX
  40. Final Fantasy Tactics
  41. Final Fantasy V
  42. Final Fantasy X
  43. Final Fantasy X-2
  44. Final Fantasy XII
  45. Fire Emblem
  46. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  47. Golden Sun
  48. Illusion of Gaia
  49. Jade Empire
  50. Lufia & the Fortress of Doom
  51. Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals
  52. Lunar: Eternal Blue
  53. Lunar: Silver Star Story
  54. Mass Effect
  55. Mass Effect 2
  56. Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven
  57. Neverwinter Nights
  58. Neverwinter Nights 2
  59. Odin Sphere
  60. Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen
  61. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
  62. Parasite Eve
  63. Phantasy Star
  64. Phantasy Star II
  65. Phantasy Star IV
  66. Planescape: Torment
  67. Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal
  68. Pokemon Red/Blue
  69. Pool of Radiance
  70. Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love
  71. Shadowrun
  72. Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga
  73. Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
  74. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3
  75. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
  76. Shining Force
  77. Shining Force II
  78. Star Ocean: The Second Story
  79. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  80. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2
  81. Suikoden
  82. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  83. Tactics Ogre: Let us Cling Together
  84. Tales of Destiny
  85. Tales of Phantasia
  86. Tales of Symphonia
  87. Tales of Vesperia
  88. The Bard’s Tale
  89. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  90. The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind
  91. The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
  92. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  93. Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
  94. Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss
  95. Ultima VII: The Black Gate
  96. Valkyria Chronicles
  97. Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines
  98. Xenoblade Chronicles
  99. Xenogears
  100. Ys Book I & II

Sources:

IGN

Giant Bomb

Neogaf

Total War Center

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