Dragon Quest VIII: The Journey of the Cursed King

Dragon Quest VIII: The Journey of the Cursed King Features for PS2

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Welcome to a special series of VideoGamer.com's Top 10, where we bring you the essential genre by genre video game buyers' guide for Christmas and New Year. It'll run every Thursday from now until the end of the 2007/2008 holiday break, so, whether you're looking for some family video game ideas to get you through those boring Christmas get-togethers or some top sports games to spend that holiday cash on, look no further than VideoGamer.com. In the fifth of the series, we look at the Top 10 Role Playing Games. And don't forget, if you need more info on any of these titles, just click on it for a full review.

Please note: This special series of VideoGamer.com's Top 10 is a buyer's guide for Christmas 2007 and New Year 2008, and as such only includes modern titles available for the currently supported platforms. It is not a best of all time list.

10. Kingdom Hearts II - PS2/PS3.

One for those PS2 owners out there (and owners of PS3s with backwards compatibility!), Kingdom Hearts II, from Japanese developer Square Enix, is a super-cute role-playing game which fuses all that's great about Disney with all that's great about role-playing. You'll visit a number of lands from Disney movies, including themed areas from Pirates of the Caribbean, Tron, Mulan and Aladdin. You should be able to pick this one up for about £15, making it a great stocking-filler for any role-playing fan.

9. Titan Quest - PC.

Sure, this one's over a year old, but it's still a super RPG that PC-owning RPG fans are sure to get a kick out of. What's great about Titan Quest is that it can be played almost entirely with the mouse, giving it a certain charm. It's got everything you'd expect from an RPG - hordes of mythical creatures and impressive productions values. For those of you twiddling your thumbs waiting for Blizzard to pump out a sequel to Diablo, you could do a lot worse than Titan Quest. And you can pick this up with its expansion, Immortal Throne, for under a tenner.

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Mr_Ninjutsu@ Mike-Ludkipz

Write normal. I'm sure people would appreciate it if you didnt leave so many gaps between your statements. Thank you.
Posted 00:42 on 11 August 2009

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Mr_Ninjutsu@ acornco

Sorry but thats the stupidest thing I have heard today. No offence but it is.
Posted 20:52 on 08 February 2010
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acornco@ Mr_Ninjutsu

nah, mmorpg's are not synonymous with role playing games.

rpg's are offline only. like 6 nerds in a basement or elder scroll. the key is that every one is in character and or follows your commands unless they or the programing makes them a dick.

morpg's are online but usually have less then 32 players. role playing isnt enforced... usually... like a nwn mod or baldur's gate.

mmorpg's are online and the key word is massive. there are almost always more then 100 players, role playing is never enforced.

rpg's can be morpg's and vice versa but offline player story progress dosnt carry over... usualy... since there is no offline play, mmorpg's are in a genre of there own.
Posted 20:28 on 08 February 2010
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MMORPG Means - Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. Just because it's MM0 doesn't mean it is not a Role Playing Game as it it's! Plus this was posted in 2008 get over it.

Ninjutsu pleaded his case back sometime ago in 2009 and is still right today! Now if theres anymore bickering we are both going to put a virtual boot up your arses!
Posted 09:53 on 08 October 2009
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Lol, I remember this.
Posted 07:18 on 08 October 2009
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Mr_Ninjutsu@ Helldrunkard

WOW is by all means an MMORPG. No one can say otherwise. Period.
Posted 23:14 on 07 October 2009
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THen if you will not cAll WoW as RPG then type of game genre WoW belongs? Casual?
Posted 22:56 on 07 October 2009
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World of Warcraft is very hardcore lame. I have never seen a more effective way to ruin your life. The foundations of this type of fantasy evolved from Lord of the Rings which created the stereotypes you usually see in fantasy games, novels etc. Then dungeons and dragons used ideas from lotr, then world of warcraft copied dungeons and dragons. I dont see why its impressive that 9.3 million people play wow. There are billions of sane, normal people out there living thier lives, big deal if around 9 million losers play wow. You seriously need to grow up and get a life if you just play wow 24/7 365. Are all wow fans mentally subnormal?. I have NEVER met a completely normal person who plays wow. NEVER EVER, mostly there are adult virgins playing wow who desperately seek a lover, or sad 13 year old wow obsessed retards who indulge in vulga wow activities such as sad attempts to have sex. And nearly 99.9 percent of wow players suffer from disorders and depression or relationship and self esteem problems. In conlusion wow shouldnt be number one it sucks donkey balls 0.000000000000001/10 for me
Posted 03:34 on 07 October 2009
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Ghost_Dog@ Mike-Ludkipz

There's nothing wrong with a casual gaming site.

If you don't like it, then go elsewhere. I'm sure there are plenty of other 'Hardcore' gaming sites out there that would better suit your tastes.
Posted 16:57 on 09 September 2009
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Mr_Ninjutsu@ Mike-Ludkipz

Well i really dont think that this site is like that, and if you think that then why stay and annoy people?
Posted 16:40 on 09 September 2009
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Woffls@ Mike-Ludkipz

I think I know what you're driving at, but it's not like you can just change the forum because you think it should be different. If you don't like it, they talk about GAMES on neoGAF.
Posted 16:37 on 09 September 2009
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Mike-Ludkipz@ Mr_Ninjutsu


This site seems so... (forgive me for using the word) casual...

I hate sites where everyone is like 'lol FF7 and Ocarina of Time are teh best game evar!' etc, but I also hate sites where everyone is like 'lol, my first console the xbox hueg. The first game i ever played was halo'
Posted 16:36 on 09 September 2009
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Mr_Ninjutsu@ Mike-Ludkipz

sure it is
Posted 16:28 on 09 September 2009
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Mike-Ludkipz@ Mr_Ninjutsu

It's hard to explain....
Posted 16:07 on 09 September 2009
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Mr_Ninjutsu@ Mike-Ludkipz

Somehow i dont see the difference between GAMES and games, apart from the punctuation.
Posted 18:32 on 08 September 2009
Mike-Ludkipz's Avatar


I'm not a bad person...

Show Spoiler but I came here expecting to talk about GAMES not games
Posted 18:30 on 08 September 2009

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Release Date: 12/04/2006
Developer: Level-5
Publisher: Square-Enix Co
Genre: RPG
No. Players: One
Rating: PEGI 12+
Site Rank: 16,159 19
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