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    Default Goal Achieved: Completed PS2 RPG Collection 163 games (Pic Alert)

    UPDATE: November 2015 (26 games added since original post with 137 games)

    If you think this thread is about bragging...yeah, a bit. ...but more so just pride and a sigh of relief that I won't have to hunt the games down anymore like I did with the PS1 RPGs years ago; and still don't have them all.

    I enjoyed very much Daria's thread when she posted her completed RPG collection for the PS1. One of my favorite things to do on the DP site is to look at other peoples collections. I enjoy them without being envy.

    I have to admit that I enjoyed more to look at Daria's completed collection for the PS1. Overall the game quality is just better, I think.

    The collection includes everything from the following list...

    LINK TO PS2 RPG LIST

    ...except for the Greatest Hits versions and all of the FF XI MMO RPGs I'm just not interested in. However, the following variants are missing:

    SMT: Nocturne with CD
    Inuyasha with Card
    Digimon World 4 without Card

    Everything else from Deluxe sets, borderline games, regular cases with extra content to variants is there, altogether 163 games.

    I have all of the published guides except for

    Drakan: The Ancients’ Gates
    Deus Ex The Conspiracy
    Fallout Brotherhood of Steel
    Forever Kingdom
    King’s Field Ancient City
    Monster Rancher 3
    Okage Shadow King
    Orphen Scion of Sorcery

    If you have one of the missing variants or guides to sell, please shoot me a PM.

    I want to thank all of you who contributed to the PS2 RPG list mentioned above. It made collecting much easier.


















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    That's just nutty. Very impressive, congratulations, especially for having it done before the PS2 is even officially dead yet. That's probably enough gaming to last a lifetime, hehe.

    I'm only up to around 30 myself, but I've been making next to no effort in my collecting. I'm sure my PS1 RPG collecting will keep me busy for a LONG time, so no urge to complete the PS2 set just yet. :P

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    Major props on that. Nice photos, too.
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    Congrats! Great job of collecting. Which RPG is your favorite?

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    How many of those RPG's have you played to completion? Buying stuff isn't impressive. Beating all (or a majority) of those games would be.




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    Nice man, congratualtions. This is something I've been striving for as well, and for the same reason it seems. It is a pain in the butt trying to track down PS1 rpgs now, especially at an affordable price, so why not take all of that work out for the PS2? The only difference is that I have no desire to own alot of those games, I'm only going for the (arguably) quality titles. You won't find Draken, Angel, or Fullmetal Alchemist in my collection. I think I've got about 15 more to go until I will be satisfied.

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    Nice collection. But you've got a few non-RPGs in there.

    GrimGrimiore is an RTS and Justice League Heroes is a beat-em-up. Though both are good games so thumbs up regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heybtbm View Post
    How many of those RPG's have you played to completion? Buying stuff isn't impressive. Beating all (or a majority) of those games would be.
    Remember thats your opinion^^^^. Good job man by the way nice collection im very impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heybtbm View Post
    How many of those RPG's have you played to completion? Buying stuff isn't impressive. Beating all (or a majority) of those games would be.
    I was afraid of this Q. the sad sad truth is -- I played to completion a mere 11 games. Played a bit around with it: around 25. (lowers his head in shame)

    I know it is terrible, but my likes for genres shifted plus in the last two years I didn't have a lot of time playing. During the NES and SNES times RPGs were one of my favorites, but Gran Turismo 3 and Metropolis Street Racer made me a racer fanatic. 15 years ago I found racing games just plain boring (even the SNES F-Zero).

    What am I playing now instead of Metal Saga or Persona 3? Project Gotham Racing 4.

    I haven't played any of the Shin Megami Tenseis yet or Disgaea, which is really a sin. I want to play Persona 3.

    Your remark about playing and collecting is a common misperception. We love to collect because we love to play games, but that doesn't mean we have to play a lot of games in our collections. A game collection is like a library. The most important aspect is the number and quality of books available, ready to be used. Whenever you need them, they are there on the shelves. You don't have to read them all which isn't only impossible, it is also not recommended. We have to be selective according to our interests.

    One of the reasons we have game collections is increasing the options to play whatever you like whenever you like for different purposes -- just for fun, or in order to compare games of the same genre over time, or in order to compare various aspects of gameplay elements within one generation of games. The bigger the collection, the more options and possibilities you have.

    I addressed above one of the rational reasons among others for collecting based on my own experience. With age comes sometimes the shift in genres you like to play. A good collection makes sure that you have the games you might like to play one day even if you don't appreciate them now. If I ever discover and start to like football games (God help me!) I'm in bad shape.

    That's one of the rational reasons...but let's face it -- we are just plain irrational videogame nuts who want an authentic part of game history on our shelves because we love to play games. That's the sad main reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by debian4life View Post
    Congrats! Great job of collecting. Which RPG is your favorite?

    Regards,

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    You have to take my recommendation not only with a grain of salt but a full shaker of salt. (see post above how many games I actually played.) Heybtbm and Daria are certainly more qualified to answer the Q about the best of the best on the list.

    My favorite (and the biggest surprise) was Dragon Quest VIII. Just a wonderful game. The gameplay gave me the old Dragon Warrior feeling. The cel-shaded graphics, the quirky humor and good story, the "pacing" of play elements (relaxing play time, levelling up, intense boss battles, storytelling) were all in balance.; and if everything just irrationally fits together and is in perfect balance, then we have truly outstanding games. Take one element away, and its off-balance and just 'very good.' The same goes for novels or poems or a fantastic sitcom like Seinfeld.

    My second favorite was Kingdom Hearts. I plan to play Persona 3, Disgaea, Metal Saga, and Okage Shadow King - at some point. Hopefully rather sooner than later.

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    Mentioning the PS1 list, is it still in the threads someplace? I've searched numerous times. Do we have a complete, detailed list like for PS2? I'm too working on my PS2 RPG list, but was gonna hit PS1 at the same time as I know it will take much longer.

    Kiss ass collection though, I'd personally get all those damn stickers off the cases though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skelix View Post
    Mentioning the PS1 list, is it still in the threads someplace? I've searched numerous times. Do we have a complete, detailed list like for PS2? I'm too working on my PS2 RPG list, but was gonna hit PS1 at the same time as I know it will take much longer.

    Kiss ass collection though, I'd personally get all those damn stickers off the cases though
    Do a search for threads started by Daria in Classic Gaming and it should be near the top. I think there were a few borderline games she missed, but those were all discussed in the thread as well, so it's a pretty perfect resource. And expensive as hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlcarlson View Post
    Do a search for threads started by Daria in Classic Gaming and it should be near the top. I think there were a few borderline games she missed, but those were all discussed in the thread as well, so it's a pretty perfect resource. And expensive as hell.
    Yep, good advice.

    I still don't have Suikoden II. Even three years ago I didn't want to pay $70 for it. I have around 50 PS1 RPGS, but still missing important ones like Thousand Arms, Persona Revelations, and Kartia.

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    Here is a list of PS1 RPGs.

    Complete Alphabetical List of RPGs for the PS1 (US Releases)

    (as listed and rated in the the Official PlayStation Magazine, April 2002)

    Alundra ****˝
    Alundra 2 ***
    Arc the Lad Collection ****
    Azure Dreams ***
    Battle Hunter *1/2
    Beyond the Beyond - Not Rated
    Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain - Not Rated
    Brave Fencer Musashi ****
    Breath of Fire III ***˝
    Breath of Fire IV ***˝
    Brigandine ***˝
    Chocobo's Dungeon 2 **˝
    Chrono Chross *****
    Darkstone ***˝
    Diablo ****
    Digimon World *1/2
    Digimon World 2 **
    Dragon Warrior VII ****˝
    Dragon Valor ***
    Dragonseeds **
    Eternal Eyes *1/2
    Final Fantasy VII *****
    Final Fantasy VIII *****
    Final Fantasy IX *****
    Final Fantasy Anthology ****˝
    Final Fantasy Chronicles ****
    Final Fantasy Origins (added!)
    Final Fantasy Tactics ****
    Front Mission 3 ****˝
    Grandia ****˝
    Granstream Saga ***
    Guardian's Crusade ***
    Harvest Moon: Back to Nature ***˝
    Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth **˝
    Jade Cocoon ***˝
    Kartia ****
    King's Field - Not Rated
    King's Field 2 - Not Rated
    Koudelka ***
    Legend of Dragoon ****˝
    Legend of Legaia ****
    Legend of Mana **˝
    Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete ****˝
    Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete ****
    Master of Monsters - Not Rated
    Monkey Hero **
    Monster Rancher - Not Rated
    Monster Rancher 2 ****
    Monster Seed - Not Rated
    Ogre Battle Limited Edition - Not Rated
    Parasite Eve ****
    Parasite Eve 2 ****˝
    Persona - Not Rated
    Persona 2 ****
    Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure ***
    RPG Maker ****˝
    Saga Frontier ***˝
    Saga Frontier 2 ***˝
    Saiyuki: Journey West ***˝
    Shadow Madness **˝
    Shadow Tower ˝
    Star Ocean: Second Story ****˝
    Suikoden - Not Rated
    Suikoden II ****
    Tactics Ogre ***˝
    Tail of the Sun - Not Rated
    Tales of Destiny ****
    Tales of Destiny 2 ***˝
    Thousand Arms ****
    Threads of Fate ***˝
    Torneko: The Last Hope **
    Vagrant Story ***˝
    Valkyrie Profile ****
    Vandal Hearts - Not Rated
    Vandal Hearts 2 ***˝
    Vanguard Bandits **˝
    Wild Arms - Not Rated
    Wild Arms 2 ***1/2
    Xenogears ****

    TOTAL NUMBER: 79



    HERE ARE THE SAME GAMES LISTED ABOVE ORDERED BY GENRE AND OTHER CATEGORIES

    PS1 Role Playing Games

    (With ratings and listed by categories as reviewed in the Official Playstation Magazine, April 2002)


    15 Must-Play RPGs:

    Chrono Chross *****
    Dragon Warrior VII ****1/2
    Final Fantasy VII *****
    Fintal Fantasy VIII *****
    Final Fantasy IX *****
    Final Fantasy Tactics ****
    Front Mission 3 ****1/2
    Grandia ****1/2
    Legend of Dragoon ****1/2
    Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete ****1/2
    Star Ocean: Second Story ****1/2
    Suikoden - Not Rated
    Vagrant Story ***1/2
    Valkyrie Profile ****
    Xenogears ****

    Breeding RPGs:

    Digimon World 2 **
    Dragonseeds **
    Jade Cocoon ***1/2
    Monster Seed - Not Rated
    Monster Rancher - Not Rated
    Monster Rancher 2 ****

    Something Different:

    Harvest Moon: Back to Nature ***1/2
    Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure ***
    Tail of the Sun - Not Rated
    Thousand Arms ****

    On Its Own:

    RPG Maker ****1/2


    Retro Redux:

    Final Fantasy Anthology ****1/2
    Final Fantasy Chronicles ****
    Final Fantasy Origins (added!)
    Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete ****
    Ogre Battle Limited Edition - Not Rated
    Tactics Ogre ***1/2

    Strategy RPGs:

    Arc the Lad Collection ****
    Brigandine ***1/2
    Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth **1/2
    Kartia ****
    Master of Monsters - Not Rated
    Saiyuki: Journey West ***1/2
    Vandal Hearts - Not Rated
    Vandal Hearts 2 ***1/2
    Vanguard Bandits **1/2

    Action RPGs:

    Alundra ****1/2
    Alundra 2 ***
    Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain - Not Rated
    Brave Fencer Musashi ****
    Chocobo's Dungeon 2 **1/2
    Darkstone ***1/2
    Diablo ****
    Dragon Valor ***
    Parasite Eve 2 ****1/2
    Monkey Hero **
    Threads of Fate ***1/2
    Torneko: The Last Hope **

    Traditional RPGs:

    Azure Dreams ***
    Breath of Fire III ***1/2
    Breath of Fire IV ***1/2
    Granstream Saga ***
    Guardian's Crusade ***
    King's Field - Not Rated
    King's Field 2 - Not Rated Koudelka ***
    Legend of Legaia ****
    Legend of Mana **1/2
    Parasite Eve ****
    Persona - Not Rated
    Persona 2 ****
    Saga Frontier ***1/2
    Saga Frontier 2 ***1/2
    Shadow Madness **1/2
    Suikoden II ****
    Tales of Destiny ****
    Tales of Destiny 2 ***1/2
    Wild Arms - Not Rated
    Wild Arms 2 ***1/2

    5 Worst RPGs:

    Battle Hunter *1/2
    Beyond the Beyond - Not Rated
    Digimon World *1/2
    Eternal Eyes *1/2
    Shadow Tower ˝


    Total number: 79

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skelix View Post
    Mentioning the PS1 list, is it still in the threads someplace? I've searched numerous times. Do we have a complete, detailed list like for PS2? I'm too working on my PS2 RPG list, but was gonna hit PS1 at the same time as I know it will take much longer.
    I have a list which someone posted in a DP thread a long time ago from the Official PlayStation Mag from 2003. I can cut and paste it if you're interested.

    Kiss ass collection though, I'd personally get all those damn stickers off the cases though
    There are no stickers on opened cases. I'm as finicky as you can get. If you see stickers they are on the shrinkwrap because the game is still sealed. Around 70% of the games are sealed.

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    nice. i have a full ps1 rpg set, i do somehow prefer the ps1 over ps2 rpgs, but there are a lot of great ps2 rpgs ive yet to add to my collection... id say i have about 30-40 ps2 rpgs right now, and only about 20 more to go that i care about.

    im going for a full rpg collection of ps1, snes and gba games. to me, all those feel the same on some strange level. im almost done w/ gba, ps1 is done, and snes has a lot to go, but i have all the expensive ones.

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    Nice collection! I didn't read the entire thread though after the trouble started

    My PS2 RPG collection is nm-mint and 99% purchased new; is pretty close to yours and I hope to finish sometime soon. Some of your games I purchased for other systems instead. I had the same idea about them becoming way to expensive to complete years from now as I also don't have the financial resources to finish my ps1 collection while still collecting for the saturn. I need to finish up the dot hack's as well.

    I don't really collect variants except for LE versions of games. I'm not interested in digimon/marvel/etc but I think I've done well so far ^__^ I need to really clean and resetup my game room so I can take pictures worth taking.

    If you want to take a look you can check it out here.

    http://users.ign.com/collection/faendryltunare

    cheers ~ ~

    p.s. the Stella Deus is a flip cover. I also didn't notice Radiata Stories but I probably missed it with my tired eyes. .. edit... nm I found it XD
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    Awesome, thats a really nice collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lendelin View Post
    That's a funky version of Stella Deus you have there. I've never seen that artwork before.

    Mine, and every other copy I've seen, looks like this:


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