Favorite RPG Casts & Characters

Storytelling is synonymous with RPGs. The genre paved the way for proper storytelling in video games as an entire medium, making players feel like they are a part of something meaningful and grand rather than like they are playing with an interactive toy. Instead of eating dots while avoiding ghosts, players can find themselves thrust into an epic tale of good versus evil with the fate of many in their hands. It stands to reason that current games wouldn't feel as cinematic as they do if it weren't for RPGs' emphasis on weaving a good story into fun gameplay mechanics.

However, a story is only as strong as its cast. It is essential that an RPG has complex and engaging characters in order for the story to succeed at being entertaining. Even RPGs with less-than-stellar narratives can be saved by a great cast, as those personal journeys can be the reason players feel compelled to finish the game. Players might not care about the fate of a doomed kingdom, but if they care enough about its inhabitants, they'll want to see the story through until the very end.

In this feature, RPGFan staff members will be picking personal favorite RPG casts, explaining why each pick is an ideal example of how important strong characters are to a game's success. The selection ranges from classic to modern and even the slightly obscure, showcasing a fair amount of diversity that can be found in the genre.

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Sunday, August 26
Septerra Core • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT

Star Ocean: Second Evolution • 2:30pm PDT/5:30pm EDT
Persona 3 (CYOA) • 5:30pm PDT/8:30pm EDT

Persona 3 (CYOA) • 5:30pm PDT/8:30pm EDT

Kingdom Hearts - Re:Chain of Memories • 2:30pm PDT/5:30pm EDT
Persona 3 (CYOA) • 5:30pm PDT/8:30pm EDT

Final Fantasy IX • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT
Friday Super Variety Night • 6pm PDT/9pm EDT

Week in Review: Live Edition • 11am PDT/2pm EDT
Persona 3 (CYOA) • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

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