It remains a highlight of highlights of the PlayStation generation, and is widely considered to be one of Squaresoft's bests.
Unfortunately, when it first came to the PlayStation Network as a downloadable PS1 classic, only Europe got to indulge. But now, according to the PlayStation Blog , Vagrant Story will arrive on the US PSN this week. Other releases include PixelJunk Shooter 2 – expect a review soon – Modnation Racers , and demos for MLB 2K11 , Call of Duty: Black Ops , and Top Spin 4 , among others. But for old-school role-playing aficionados, the cream of the crop is most certainly Squaresoft's unique action/RPG with an interesting medieval flair. In some ways, the game mechanic reminded me of Parasite Eve , where things played out in real-time, but you could pause to aim with your currently equipped weapon. Vagrant Story was deeper, though, and those in the know understand why it begs to be played over and over…
At this point, most of the best RPG classics are available to download on the PSN, so there's no excuse not to either relive the glory days or take a peek at what those glory days were actually like for RPG fans.
Related Game(s): Vagrant Story