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« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2010, 12:47:56 PM »

If you haven't planned it already, it would be nice to see categories for best WRPG, best JRPG, best battle system, most unique, etc. You also might want to do a best portable RPG since a lot of the great handheld RPGs probably won't be recognized. Examples include the Castlevania games (particularly Aria of Sorrow), Jeanne d'Arc, SMT Strange Journey, etc.
 
Overall I think the best will come down to these, though.

Nocturne
Vagrant Story
Skies of Arcadia
Dragon Quest VIII
Persona 3
Deus Ex
Mass Effect 2
Chrono Cross
Knights of the Old Republic

I'd give it to Nocturne as as personal favorite. It's a shame Planescape would miss the cut by a couple months...
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« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2010, 03:01:31 PM »

Just like with Game of the Year, what I'm most interested in seeing is the individual picks from my fellow staff members.  Because staff picks are blind to us as well as to the readers, it's just as nail-biting to me as it is to you. 

And I get the feeling Thoren will incorrectly guess my #1:P
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« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2010, 03:19:29 PM »

Persona 4
FFIX
FFX
Chrono Cross
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
Tales of the Abyss
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Suikoden V
Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts II
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« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2010, 05:15:28 PM »

I vote for Persona 3. So good, so original, unlike what we've seen before.
After it, I'd also pick Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Mass Effect 2.
For a JRPG fan, it's funny how Bioware put two games on my little list but it doesn't matter, the games are great so it's all right.

You are very wise.
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« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2010, 05:19:21 PM »

I'm curious to see if my fellow editors put valkyria chronicles into the top 10 where it belongs.
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« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2010, 05:30:38 PM »

Sad to say, I think that game's destined for "underappreciated gem" status.
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« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2010, 05:35:50 PM »

A lot of Sega titles fall into that status.
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« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2010, 05:54:20 PM »

My subjective pick would be Grandia II. My objective pick would probably be Persona 3.
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« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2010, 08:43:58 AM »

Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter
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« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2010, 10:00:54 AM »

Majora's Mask, or failing that, DQVIII.
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« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2010, 03:44:09 AM »

In no order, and from the top of my head.

Dragon Quest VIII
Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy X
Tales of Symphonia
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (If of course Zelda games are included.)
Skies of Arcadia
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Valkyria Chronicles
Pokémon Gold and Silver
Vagrant Story
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (May as well be fair and have a WRPG in there.)
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« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2010, 07:03:45 AM »

Not much between most of them, but here they are in order:

1 Baldur's Gate II
2 Dragon Age
3 SMT Nocturne
4 FFIX
5 Wind Waker
6 DQVIII
7 KOTOR
8 FFX
9 Gothic II Gold
10 Lunar 2
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« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2010, 07:37:55 AM »

Out of the ones I've played this decade (I'm sure I'm forgetting some) the best would be:

Persona 4
Persona 3 FES
Nocturne
Demon's Souls
Fallout 3
FFIX

Hm, I'm having a hard time choosing the rest, there are a lot of candidates for the remaining spots. I also haven't played some games that are probably obvious choices like mass effect 2 and skies of arcadia. For now I'll go with:

Devil Survivor
Valkyria chronicles
Chrono cross
Shadow hearts covenant

VC makes the list mostly because of originality and visuals. The story and characters are nice but have every cliche in the book, every single one.

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« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2010, 02:28:14 PM »

Final Fantasy IX
Skies of Arcadia (preferably Legends)
Okami (if Zeldas are included)
Zelda: Twilight Princes (if Zeldas are included)
Tales of the Abyss
Fallout 3
Mass Effect 2
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« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2010, 10:23:06 AM »

Also MMBN3 (doesn't matter which version).
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