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Who, in your opinion, is the Grandfather of RPGs?

#41UberLurkerPosted 7/9/2014 10:29:45 AM
arleas posted...

I remember finding a chest and getting the message "treasure 09" or something (I don't actually have the treasure numbers memorized) and then being all excited, looking at the table to see what I got only to find it was "nothing of value" or junk.


LOL seriously, it was so anticlimactic sometimes!

This game also gave me a healthy fear of the smell of vanilla, to this day I can't help but think of ants when I smell the stuff ;)
#42Chaos_MissilePosted 7/9/2014 10:39:47 AM
grampamurked posted...
Zelda


Even if Zelda WAS an RPG, note that 2 games in TC's post, Ultima and Wizadry, predates Legend of Zelda by a good five years, 1981

Hell, Final Fantasy was inspired by Dragon Quest which was inspired by those 2 games, which is why the early DQ games had enemy encounters in the first person view.
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#43LazyyAmericanPosted 7/9/2014 11:23:57 AM
Call of duty
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#44NicodimusPosted 7/9/2014 11:48:25 AM
Dragon Warrior, to me.
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#45samuraigaidenPosted 7/9/2014 12:33:07 PM
Dragonstomper, for the Atari 2600, was the first console RPG, before any of the Japanese RPG franchises existed, and a simple comparison to Dragon Quest 1 will show that D'stomper deserves respect for being influential on the console side, since DQ ripped it off.

Overall, I'm sure Ultima has the crown as the most influential.
#46samuraigaidenPosted 7/9/2014 12:35:12 PM
Chaos_Missile posted...
grampamurked posted...
Zelda


Even if Zelda WAS an RPG, note that 2 games in TC's post, Ultima and Wizadry, predates Legend of Zelda by a good five years, 1981

Hell, Final Fantasy was inspired by Dragon Quest which was inspired by those 2 games, which is why the early DQ games had enemy encounters in the first person view.


Zelda isn't even the first Japanese ARPG, games like Ys and Hydlide were the real pioneers.
#47NeninaPosted 7/9/2014 12:44:47 PM
Adventure for the Atari 2600
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventure_%281979_video_game%29