And with that, I'm outside of Flotsam. Go figure the difference in gameplay with the choices you make. My first time through there was a party thrown for us. The second time through? There was a massacre in the streets.
But I also realized that I could have still chosen Roche with the massacre or Iorveth with the party and it would have still provided a different outcome. I did feel a little bad about not siding with Vernon Roche. He's freaking awesome. And a god damn patriot! But I needed to see the second half of the game. I'm at Vergen, kicking it with Saskia the Dragonslayer and Prince P*nis... er, Stennis.
Anyway, did you all see IGN's Top 100 RPG list? Inconsistent at best, but they nailed a few cIassics that I approve of:
Fallout: New Vegas
Final Fantasy IV
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
Secret of Mana
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
All great games that have taken plenty of my gaming time.
There were also some games that didn't deserve to be on the list at all.
Jade Empire (it was OK, or it should have been much lower)
Mass Effect 2
Skies of Arcadia
Star Wars: KotOR
But yeah, whatever. Deus Ex made the list. And guess what? That's next after I finish my second playthrough of Assassins of Kings. Not much new happened for me to post about other than saving some Elven women from being burned alive. But whatever. New quests, new storyline, new way to kill time!
at least they nailed planescape: torment, earthbound, system shock 2, and xenogears (in addition to what you've listed)
The list is pretty awful.
Why? Because they placed games without any proper logic or reasoning behind their positioning in any random order they wished. Notice how they put some of the more recent,popular RPGs like ME1,Fallout 3 and Skyrim in the Top 10 just to get more hits and traffic on their site. Seems like it was the entire purpose of lists like these.
The only thing I agree with on the list are the Top 5. More so,the Top 3. Not in that order,but you get my point.
Persona 4 and Vagrant Story in the 90s? BS.
Oh no, it is a bad list. I was just saying, they at least got the games I mentioned. The biggest problem I had is that a lot of the more popular games were saved for the top 10, Fallout 3 being a particularly horrible example, while the superior New Vegas was at 89. I loved the list from #6 to the top.
Diablo II deserves top 10 placement. So does Final Fantasy IV, Pokemon Red/Blue and Chrono Trigger. I haven't played Baldur's Gate II or Final Fantasy VI yet, but I certainly approve of their legendary status.
I havent seen the list yet but I do have to say Jade Empire was pretty awesome; at least in theory. The fantasy element kind of took away from it, I thought, and it would have been better as a straight out kung fu RPG. Still though, despite not being able to finish it, I loved my time with it.
I don't have an opinion of it since I never played it but KOTOR is a sacred cow dude, I expect flames.