Top Role Playing Games of 2009
Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top role playing games of 2009, a list of the best videogames, generated by editorial reviews and popularity on the site. Here's a look at our favourites...
For anyone else looking for an experience akin to the Xbox 360 title, Mass Effect Galaxy couldn’t be further removed.
As an Xbox 360 RPG, Risen is so unpolished, so devoid of the oomph demanded of current gen games, so inaccessible and needlessly punishing, that it's offensive.
The truth is that Operation Anchorage is neither brilliant nor terrible: it's simply a sidestep that doesn't quite work.
Blue Dragon fans will probably be willing to put up with the game's failings, simply because it's more Blue Dragon. Everyone else, avoid.
Mothership Zeta is a let down. It's nowhere near as good as Point Lookout or The Pitt.
You could eek a few hours out of this DLC, but for such a great game Knothole Island feels a bit too workmanlike. Knothole Island is a good effort but far from the standard the full game set.
If the only thing that prevented you from picking up the game on 360 was the technical issues, then The Last Remnant on PC is for you.
The box art's got pink in it, but it won't leave you feeling blue, even if you're a bloke.
It's an old-fashioned, sometimes archaic, other times deeply engrossing game that rewards and satisfies according to how much effort you're willing to put in.
The lack of online play is a disappointment, as is the overall sense that it's not quite as triple-A a product as it could have been, but as a PSP game it's certainly up there with the best of 2009.