Media Mondays! Old School Turn Based RPG’s! (A Slowly Declining Brand!)

You know that Ness thing sitting on top of the games is adorable!

This is probably without question my favorite video game genre of all time and I don’t imagine that changing anytime in the near future!

I have always enjoyed gaming pretty much from my earliest memories. You could almost say I grew up during the “dawn of gaming” but I’m well aware you can certainly say it was much earlier as well.

Don’t get me wrong!

I just mean I remember having a brand new original Nintendo with nothing to play except Mario and Duck Hunt.

I mean come on!

I was close enough, right?

It wasn’t until around the time I turned like 10 or 11 I suppose that I found the lovely world of RPG’s!

I have since, never turned back!

The first three games I can think of at the top of my head that brought about both my initial exposure and love for the genre have to be Earthbound, Breath of Fire 3, and Final Fantasy 7.

Earthbound and especially Final Fantasy 7 being super cliche!

But for being 11?

I had pretty good tastes!

And Breath of Fire 3? That’s like one of my favorite games of all time!

You have to give me that one for some originality!

After having played these few games, as well as the various others that followed…

That was It! I was hooked!

I have since proceeded to play practically every game included in the aforementioned series above and plenty of others!

Hands down! Without a Doubt!

My favorite genre is older turn based RPG’s!

I have to say though, I feel like a lot of love for the “turn based” style isn’t really as prevalent anymore. Games are able to obtain incredible feats that they were simply just not capable of yet when games like this were most popular.

I’m fully aware for example the whole “open world” thing for one is highly appealing! I love this genre as well, but it’s fairly not often used with a turn based style of battle.

It doesn’t really suit it.

A more live action approach to combat only makes more sense given the general feel and experience of these types of games. Once again, just reinforcing that I fully understand and all that!

Plenty of great games are still made to this day that still implement turn based combat within their work. I personally feel like it simply isn’t as common as it once was is all!

I’m not entirely sure where I wanted to go with this post if I’m being honest?

I guess I’ve just wanted to cover at least a few basic topics regarding what I’ve claimed to be “all about” when I first started blogging?

I feel it probably is for the best I stop now.

If you even begin to get me started ranting on any one RPG…?

Let’s just say I’ll never stop! Even more so if you like it, too!

We shall leave further in depth analysis of this genre and/or if I like/dislike a particular game in the future!

Look forward to an Anime based post in next week’s Media Mondays!

Thank you anyone who enjoyed reading this!

Let’s not let the classic turn based RPG style fall into ruins….

FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster_20150216170259

Really, one of the last true great turn based Final Fantasies!

But not my favorite if you happen to be wondering…

Till next time! Thank you again for reading!

Also, Whoever took that amazing picture I used at the beginning of this post?

I somehow totally lost the link to leave you credit….

I’m so sorry, please just let me know if you see it by chance! I will be sure to do so!


4 thoughts on “Media Mondays! Old School Turn Based RPG’s! (A Slowly Declining Brand!)

  1. Turn-based RPGs are where it’s at! Those are my favourites! FFX, Paper Mario 2, Earthbound, all of it. I just bought Octopath and I’m excited to give it a try!

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