Top Role Playing Games of 2010
Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top role playing games of 2010, a list of the best videogames, generated by editorial reviews and popularity on the site. Here's a look at our favourites...
Phantasy Star 0 doesn’t quite live up to the memory of Phantasy Star Online from 2000, which if nothing else, highlights just how far the genre has come in the last ten years.
There's a lot to enjoy here if you can look past the flaws. Ultimately, however, there are better JRPGs out there, and White Knight Chronicles is far from the spectacle we were all expecting.
Kasumi, and this DLC, is nothing more than a disappointing distraction. Is it worth the cash? Probably, just about, if you're in love with Mass Effect 2?
Alpha Protocol sounds incredibly alluring, combining the best elements of the RPG and action genres with a refreshing concept. In executing that concept, however, the game falls apart at the seams.
You can't escape the feeling that, in trimming the fat from the series, Square Enix has nicked FFXIII's bone. It's not a bad game by any stretch of the imagination; but it's too linear.
RPG fans who lean towards story and character development may want to stick with Final Fantasy, but for those willing to try something different, Resonance of Fate could be just the ticket.
Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days sees the unashamedly hardcore strategy game return to the PSP in style. It is a bottomless pit of gameplay that will command your attention from start to finish.
Dragon Age enthusiasts should consider Awakening an essential purchase. It offers more of the same - no bad thing - in a great value package.
3D Dot Game Heroes wraps you up in a blanket of nostalgia and whisks you off to a world that just isn't seen in video games today.
While clichéd, the story is entertaining, the battle system is refined and the visuals are impressive. It's very Dragon Quest. There's no denying the quality of the role playing on offer.