What was your "gateway drug" to the RPG genre?

#161kiddykongaPosted 7/6/2010 11:23:01 AM
Super Mario RPG is what got me started on RPGs back in 1995/96 so it led me into trying out others. I tried Lufia 2 and Final Fantasy 6 after that, but they didn't really hook me. THEN (one fateful day) I played a little game called Earthbound. And we've been best friends ever since! So yeah if EB never came around I probably wouldn't be into RPGs right now. I wouldn't consider Mario RPG my gateway drug into RPGs since I didn't become addicted until EB. So....Earthbound!
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Why is it that Mario gets a Galaxy but Donkey Kong only gets a Country?
#162Golberg51Posted 7/6/2010 12:07:47 PM
My first traditional RPG was Paper Mario for the N64 (tough lately i've started playing Earthbound).
My first western RPG was Oblivion, unless you can count GTA: SA for having some RPG elements.
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#163PiemagicmanPosted 7/6/2010 12:20:06 PM
Golden Sun!!!
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#164MrKunioPosted 7/6/2010 12:29:59 PM
ULTIMA: EXODUS
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#165GamerJMPosted 7/6/2010 12:55:58 PM
Pokemon, which was basically my first game, was also my first RPG. Ever since then I've been in love with the genre. However, even if my first RPG wasn't Pokemon I can't imagine a situation where I wouldn't have liked RPGs.
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#166TOSYuan3195Posted 7/6/2010 1:38:44 PM
the start: pokemon yellow
the realization leading to obsession: tales of symphonia
the enforcers: golden sun, FE, chrono trigger, and AW:DS
the now: persona 4 (60 hours in and close-ish to done)

rpgs>all
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#167EnixsoftPosted 7/6/2010 2:04:34 PM
Final Fantasy VII
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#168Brooks3000Posted 7/6/2010 2:51:22 PM
Pokemon Blue was my first...but i never played any other RPG that until Persona 3. That really opened up to console rpgs Persona 4, Eternal Sonata, FFXIII. Now i feel stupid for missing out on so many good rpg's over the years!
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