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    Question Games with a Good Cast AND Story

    We did the other ones, so what games do you feel hits you with a great one-two punch of great story and characters?

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    Honestly from me this question would probably get similar results as "Name some of your favorite games" since story/characters is a giant part of why a game would be my favorite in the first place

    Anyway, that said, some games that come to mind:

    Xenogears, Ar Tonelico games, Ar nosurge, Trails games, Yakuza games, Xenoblade 2, Final Fantasy IX/7R/XIV, Shadow Hearts: Covenant, Suikoden V, Lost Odyssey, Wild Arms 5

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    I can see how this works. Instead of favorite games I would list games I want to like but can't. Generally because of gameplay reasons. Like Trails in the Sky. Or the first Uncharted game. Likable characters and fascinating story with questionable gameplay. And if anyone is unfamiliar, the first Uncharted game hadn't quite gotten it as far as gunplay was concerned, especially when considering actual hordes of enemies

    Lost Odyssey, possibly Heavenly Sword, and most Fire Emblem games since I hate just having battles and cut scenes without down time

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    Well, Suikoden II (and really most of the series) and Witcher 3 seem like obvious answers.

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    I'll limit this to RPGs since this is in the RPG forums. And will weigh in side quests along w/ the main storyline. *checking my list of games good enough to make my top 100* Ok, in no particular order:

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    Dragon Age
    Dragon Age: Origins
    Dragon Age: Inquisition
    Deus Ex
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    Fallout: New Vegas
    The Outer Worlds
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Assassin's Creed: Origins
    Xenogears
    Chrono Trigger
    Chrono Cross
    Final Fantasy 4
    Final Fantasy 6
    Final Fantasy 7
    Final Fantasy 8
    Final Fantasy 10
    Final Fantasy 12
    Final Fantasy 14
    Final Fantasy Tactics
    Nier: Automata
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    note - no hate on other FFs (particularly 9 and 15, which have good stories and characters), just didn't feel their story + characters combined were up w/ the others. Also, have not played any Witcher or Persona games yet! I'd love to list some cRPGs like Divinity Original Sin 2, Pillars of Eternity, Baldurs Gate 1+2, Icewind Dale, etc... but I never played them long enough to see just how good their stories were. Great characters tho! I have also never played any Torment games.
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