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May 19, 2008 // 6:20 pm - The PlayStation 2, being known as a Japanese console, was famous for the amount of Japanese and Western RPGs in it's library. With games like Kingdom Hearts I, Kingdom Hearts II, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, Persona 3, Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, Wild Arms 3, Final Fantasy X, and Suikoden III, and more in it's library, it was the premier console for RPG fans.

Today, the PLAYSTATION 3 features a little amount of RPGs. Some would not even be considered an RPG, even though it is listed in that genre. Lets go down a list of currently released RPGs for the PLAYSTATION 3, or games listed as an RPG.

- Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- Enchanted Arms
- Folklore (Exclusive)
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance
- Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom (Exclusive)

Those are about it. Over a year and a half, the PLAYSTATION 3 has been in our homes and we've only been catered to about one or two good RPGs. Although, we have a great line-up of RPGs coming "sometime" in the future. Lets take a look at that list.

- Alpha Protocol (Q1 2009)
- Amphibian Man (Exclusive) (TBA)
- Borderlands (2009)
- Cross Edge (Exclusive) (2009)
- Disgaea 3 (Exclusive) (2008)
- Elveon (2009)
- Eternal Sonata (Stolen Exclusive) (2008)
- Fallout 3 (October 2008)
- Final Fantasy XIII (Exclusive) (2009)
- Final Fantasy Versus XIII (Exclusive) (2009)
- Free Realms (Exclusive) (Q3 2008)
- Golden Axe: Beast Rider (2008)
- Gothic IV (2009)
- The Last Remnant (2008)
- Rise of the Argonauts (2008)
- Shin Megami Tensei PS3 (Exclusive) (2009)
- Star Ocean 4 (Exclusive) (2009)
- Steambot Chronicles 2 (Exclusive) (TBA)
- Sunrise Eiyuutan PS3 (Exclusive) (TBA)
- Two Worlds (Stolen Exclusive) (2008)
- Valkyria Chronicles (Exclusive) (November 2009)
- White Knight Chronicles (Exclusive) (2009)

Then there are all the projects yet untitled (all exclusive):

- Cavia PS3 Action-RPG
- Gust PS3 RPG Project
- Hudson Soft PS3 RPG Project
- Konami PS3 RPG
- Namco PS3 RPG Project
- Success PS3 RPG
- tri-Crescendo PS3 Project

Now as you can see, the PLAYSTATION 3 has the majority in exclusives. My only downs are not having Mass Effect, Tales of Vesperia, and Infinite Undiscovery on the system. The only thing I wonder is: why is it taking so long to deploy these RPGs?

As of now we are stuck with shooting (mostly), racing, action, adventure, fighting, and puzzle titles. Need some motivation? Here is my $60 bucks.

Where are all the PlayStation 3 RPGs?

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#15 - shotist - June 7, 2008 // 7:32 pm
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mass effect might be coming like bioshock, and i just read that final fantasy 13 will be at e3.

#14 - NatureBoyPT - June 7, 2008 // 6:20 pm
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Man, I just want FF XIII. That thing will be EPIC!

#13 - omegmatic - June 6, 2008 // 10:10 pm
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Aw man, i am totally looking forward to the new Shin Megami Tensei... Nocturne is seriously my favorite game ever. 2009 though... crap.

#12 - Caeser - June 5, 2008 // 3:55 pm
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I've noticed that with the upgrades in technology there have been a few developers who have been trying to upgrade RPGs along with it. I mean, that much is obvious, why wouldn't they make RPGs better... but what I mean is that they're taking actions like melding RPGs with FPSs to appeal to a larger crowd.

We've already seen it happen in a lot of games in the past: FPSs where you can upgrade your character's weapon's and armor's levels. Skill upgrades, etc. Hopefully we can get more games out like Deus Ex, which I still quite enjoy.

#11 - hellotonothing - June 1, 2008 // 8:50 pm
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i just want final fantasy, and maybe an mmorpg.

#10 - goshan - June 1, 2008 // 8:35 pm
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do NOT buy oblivion for the ps3. why?

mods.

you dont have mods on the ps3, they make such a difference (trust me, ive played it with and without mods and with mods its like an entirely new and much more fun game)

#9 - hokker - June 1, 2008 // 4:20 pm
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you are right there are not many exclusive rpgs apart from folklore. But Im still waiting for FF XIII

#8 - GiantSeaPanda - May 29, 2008 // 7:54 pm
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I didn't like Enchanted Arms at all, and from what I've heard Dark Kingdom is pretty average as well. Folklore is good, but gets repetative rather quickly (although to be fair, I'm not far into it). You need to have some pretty heavy adventure-lust to appreciate Oblivion.

On the plus side, Final Fantasy XIII+Versus are both looking pretty promising. I also heard we were getting Bioshock and if I said I wasn't excited for Fallout 3 I'de be a filthy, filthy liar. As a base concept (referring almost exclusively to the battle system) a sequel to Enchanted Arms could be good, so would a sequel to Folklore with a relatively minor battle system upgrade.

The real promise in the PlayStation 3 RPG market is clearly in the future as opposed to the present.

#7 - sandytf - May 27, 2008 // 10:07 pm
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Whats wrong with being able to tape down the "action" button, waiting 48 hours, and then coming back to a finished game? Makes increasing your completed game list pretty damn easy.

#6 - agentnumber2 - May 27, 2008 // 4:05 pm
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I hope Final Fantasy isn't as linear as 10 or 12...