The PlayStation Store is now home to tons of fantastic PS1 classics, and role-playing fans have been quite satisfied with current offerings.
But they're about to become even happier, as a new list of games rated by the ESRB continue to prove that the PS1 was indeed an RPG juggernaut. Whenever the ESRB re-rates old games and lists the PS3 and PSP as intended platforms, we usually know the score before the official announcement arrives. According to Examiner.com , several notable titles are on the way to digital reincarnation:
Obviously, the most notable are those last two, arguably two of the greatest RPGs to grace any platform ever. It's a tad depressing as it only further illustrates just how awesome Squaresoft really was, and just how far Square-Enix has fallen, but we'll try not to think about that. Instead, we prefer to think of it this way: some of the greatest games ever will soon be available to a new, wider audience.
And for the record, while I was the RPG king in those days, I regret to say I never played Xenogears . Not being a fan of the mech/sci-fi setting and preferring my Final Fantasy , Suikoden , and Wild ARMs games, I stupidly passed on it. Maybe if there's a lull next year I can give it a try…