Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19

Thread: Most Underrated series of all time?

  1. #1
    Untalented Game Designer FFNut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Alberta Canada
    Posts
    3,080

    FFXIV Character

    Nutty Eoff (Sargatanas)

    Default Most Underrated series of all time?

    Totally not stealing Wolf Kano's ideas at all here, totally not. 😬

    What at series of games in your opinion are underrated and are worth a try?

    I will post a few of mine.

    Romance of the three kingdoms series.

    I own and play these all the time. XI being my favourite followed by IX. So many things to try and keep track of that one false move will see an invasion from a army at your walls. It can be peaceful, or chaos. Definitely worth the check out.

    Uncharted Waters.

    I li have only played the ones on the SNES, but uncharted waters 2 New Horizons ranks up to one of the best of all time on the SNES. So many different ways to try and conquer the world, you can do it through piracy, trade, investment. It's up to you. Has a ton of replayability.

    Breath of Fire Series.

    Such a great group of RPG's that are well written and fun you will fall in love with them all. II being one of my favourite RPG's of all time just losing out to Chrono Trigger and FFVI on the SNES.

    Those are the three I can think of off the top of my head.

  2. #2

    Default

    The one that immediately jumps to mind is the Lost Planet trilogy. Excluding the third and final one, which is basically just a subpar aping of Dead Space 3 (itself a pretty awful game), the series has a more-than-solid start and an even better sequel. The world is interesting despite the generic evil corporation that colonized it, the gameplay for both is great whether you're on the ground or in a mech (especially the second, which removes the first game's survival mechanics and introduces more polished mechs and an awesome grappling hook), the enemy variety and designs keep everything feeling new, and the boss fights are some of the most titanic and fun I can think of. Yet it's almost unknown in a lot of circles.

    Lost Planet 2 is one of my favorite games and I genuinely believe it to be among the finest co-op experiences you'll ever find (it's still great in single-player, but the magic comes from cooperation and delegating roles, especially during the bosses), but the consistently low sales numbers, nonexistent hype, and regressive third game pretty much ensured the series' death in the shadows of more popular titles.

  3. #3
    disc jockey to your heart krissy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    in the rain
    Posts
    5,602
    Articles
    1
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default

    FRONT MISSION

  4. #4
    Memento Mori Site Contributor Wolf Kanno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Nowhere and Everywhere
    Posts
    15,927
    Articles
    50
    Blog Entries
    11
    Contributions
    • Former Cid's Knight

    Default

    I'm going to second Breath of Fire and Front Mission. I'll add Lunar and Brave Fencer Musashi, though only the first one.

    I will also say the Rhythm genre, not necessarily DDR or Rock Band, I'm talking about the quirky Japanese gems like Gitaroo Man, Um Jammer Lammy, and Mad Maestro.

  5. #5
    Skyblade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Earth, approximately
    Posts
    10,337

    Default

    Megaman Battle Network. I've played a few games in this series. The first game was pretty good, and the third game was actually great. The fourth one killed absolutely everything good about the series and needs to die in a fire. But play the first few.

    Rune Factory. It's like Harvest Moon, but better. Seriously, this series needs more love.
    My friend Delzethin is currently running a GoFundMe account to pay for some extended medical troubles he's had. He's had chronic issues and lifetime troubles that have really crippled his career opportunities, and he's trying to get enough funding to get back to a stable medical situation. If you like his content, please support his GoFundMe, or even just contribute to his Patreon.

    He can really use a hand with this, and any support you can offer is appreciated.

  6. #6
    Famine Wolf Cid's Knight Sephex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Solar System
    Posts
    12,083
    Articles
    2
    Blog Entries
    55

    Default

    I wouldn't say underrated series of all time or anything, but I'm surprised that Star Tropics hasn't made some sort of comeback in all these years. I mean, even Blaster Master got a new game on the Switch!

  7. #7
    Pinkasaurus Rex Cid's Knight Pumpkin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Falling on your head
    Posts
    16,866
    Articles
    119
    Blog Entries
    132

    FFXIV Character

    Pumpkin Contrary (Sargatanas)

    Default

    I dunno. Atelier and Trails are super good. Not sure how much love they get.

  8. #8

    Default

    Before Awakening came out, I would say the Fire Emblem series was pretty underrated. I don't know about the most underrated, but the F-Zero series needs a bit more love.

  9. #9
    Watching from the Stars Sephiroth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cosmos
    Posts
    3,669

    Default

    dot hack.

  10. #10

    Default

    Saints Row. Granted it's fairly highly regarded, but only by people who've given it a try. A disgusting amount of people just considered it a GTA clone and never gave it a try. So it has this weird divide where it's loved on one side of the fence, and waved away on the other. And its the hand waving that bothers me. If people prefer GTA and hate Saints Row, at least that's legitimate. But it seriously does not deserve to be dismissed



  11. #11
    Sh♥tposter Extraordinaire Jinx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    21,505
    Articles
    4
    Blog Entries
    14

    FFXIV Character

    Winter Arcana (Sargatanas)

    Default

    Final Fantasy
    mfw you post

  12. #12
    Untalented Game Designer FFNut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Alberta Canada
    Posts
    3,080

    FFXIV Character

    Nutty Eoff (Sargatanas)

    Default

    Just thought of the Lufia series too.

  13. #13

    Default

    Breath of Fire is a really good pick. Always been one of my faves and the second game was one of the first video games I ever completed.

    The Soul Blazer series deserves a mention, the first two games are good, but Terranigma might be the best SNES game of all time.

    Suikoden is praised to the heavens by its fans, but those fans are few. Such a great series and a very different take on JRPGs.

    Shadow Hearts might be my favourite JRPG series introduced on the PS2, though Dark Cloud is close. So both of those.

  14. #14
    *permanent smite* Spuuky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Hell, eventually.
    Posts
    3,137

    Default

    Soulblazer is awesome.

  15. #15
    Memento Mori Site Contributor Wolf Kanno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Nowhere and Everywhere
    Posts
    15,927
    Articles
    50
    Blog Entries
    11
    Contributions
    • Former Cid's Knight

    Default

    Sadly, Terranigma was one of the few SNES RPGs North America didn't get.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •