The Top 25 Japanese RPG's

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The Top 25 Japanese RPG's

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Gameranx Poll - Do you agree?

http://www.gameranx.com/features/id/160 ... ranx%29#p2

1. Chrono Trigger 2. Persona 4 3. Xenoblade 4. Final Fantasy VI and 5. Dark Soul

【外国人が選ぶ日本のRPGベスト25】
1位:クロノトリガー (スクウェア)
2位:ペルソナ4 (アトラス)
3位:ゼノブレイド (任天堂)
4位:ファイナルファンタジーVI (スクウェア)
5位:ダークソウル (フロムソフトウェア)
6位:ファイナルファンタジーIX (スクウェア)
7位:ファイナルファンタジーVII (スクウェア)
8位:ファイナルファンタジータクティクス (スクウェア)
9位:ファイナルファンタジーXII (スクウェア・エニックス)
10位:ラストストーリー (任天堂)
11位:ゼノギアス (スクウェア)
12位:MOTHER 2 (任天堂)
13位:すばらしきこのせかい (スクウェア・エニックス)
14位:MOTHER 3 (任天堂)
15位:ドラゴンクエストV (エニックス)
16位:ペルソナ3 (アトラス)
17位:タクティクスオウガ (クエスト)
18位:ニーア ゲシュタルト (スクウェア・エニックス)
19位:ヴァルキリープロファイル (エニックス)
20位:聖剣伝説II (スクウェア)
21位:戦場のヴァルキュリア (セガ)
22位:ファイナルファンタジーX (スクウェア)
23位:幻想水滸伝II (コナミ)
24位:ペーパーマリオRPG (任天堂)
25位:真・女神転生III-NOCTURNE (アトラス)
※発売元の名称はオリジナル版発売時のもの

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Here is a translation:

【外国人が選ぶ日本のRPGベスト25】 (Top 25 JRPGs chosen by foreigners)
1位:クロノトリガー (スクウェア) Chrono Trigger
2位:ペルソナ4 (アトラス) Persona 4
3位:ゼノブレイド (任天堂) Xenoblade
4位:ファイナルファンタジーVI (スクウェア) Final Fantasy 6
5位:ダークソウル (フロムソフトウェア) Dark Soul
6位:ファイナルファンタジーIX (スクウェア) Final Fantasy 9
7位:ファイナルファンタジーVII (スクウェア) Final Fantasy 7
8位:ファイナルファンタジータクティクス (スクウェア) Final Fantasy Tactics
9位:ファイナルファンタジーXII (スクウェア・エニックス) Final Fantasy XII
10位:ラストストーリー (任天堂) Last Story
11位:ゼノギアス (スクウェア) Xenogears
12位:MOTHER 2 (任天堂) (AKA Earthbound)
13位:すばらしきこのせかい (スクウェア・エニックス) Subarashiki Kono Sekai (aka The World Ends With You)
14位:MOTHER 3 (任天堂)
15位:ドラゴンクエストV (エニックス) Dragon Quest V
16位:ペルソナ3 (アトラス) Persona 3
17位:タクティクスオウガ (クエスト) Tactics Ogre
18位:ニーア ゲシュタルト (スクウェア・エニックス) Nier Gestalt (never heard of this one)
19位:ヴァルキリープロファイル (エニックス) Valkyrie Profile
20位:聖剣伝説II (スクウェア) Seiken Densestsu 2 (aka Secret of Mana)
21位:戦場のヴァルキュリア (セガ) Senjou no Valkyrie (aka Valkyria Chronicles)
22位:ファイナルファンタジーX (スクウェア) Final Fantasy X
23位:幻想水滸伝II (コナミ) Suikoden II
24位:ペーパーマリオRPG (任天堂) Paper Mario RPG
25位:真・女神転生III-NOCTURNE (アトラス) Shin Megami Tensei III

As for my opinion, any Final Fantasy after 7 sucks. I am glad to see 6 so high up in the ranking, though!
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Agreed about Final Fantasy. All of my favorites are represented except for Lunar, which is unforgivable. That game deserves to be on there.

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Whoah, you're right! Also sorely lacking is any representation from the Phantasy Star, Grandia, or Ys games. Skies of Arcadia was also a ton of fun, too.
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greg wrote:Whoah, you're right! Also sorely lacking is any representation from the Phantasy Star, Grandia, or Ys games. Skies of Arcadia was also a ton of fun, too.
Also, any Tales of, Star Ocean, Wild Arms, etc.

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It is about what I expected. My list is fairly different though. I would probably only have 2 or 3 Final Fantasies in the top 25.

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greg wrote:Whoah, you're right! Also sorely lacking is any representation from the Phantasy Star, Grandia, or Ys games. Skies of Arcadia was also a ton of fun, too.
Firs thing I noticed. No Phantasy Star = No Dice.

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I liked FF9! FFX I can kind of understand being on there, seeing as it was the first to have voice acting and all, so it's kind of "important" to the franchise in that respect...but I never liked FFX as much as most people seemed to (I liked some of the characters more than the actual story, lol.)

I'm surprised none of the Phantasy Star games made the list, I was always under the assumption they were super popular in Japan. :?:
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This is a top 25 jrpg list chosen by foreigners though. That means North Americans and Europeans like us.

It reads just like your typical American fan's jrpg faves list. If this were a Japanese list, the top 5 spots would be all Dragon Quest games... :lol:

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llj wrote:This is a top 25 jrpg list chosen by foreigners though. That means North Americans and Europeans like us.

It reads just like your typical American fan's jrpg faves list. If this were a Japanese list, the top 5 spots would be all Dragon Quest games... :lol:
oh, ok, I missed that. Makes a lot more sense now, lol.
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