From approximately 1989 to 2004, I was an ardent fan of role-playing games. I loved the relatively low-stress engine that didn’t require me to mash buttons on my controller, and I also loved entering names of me and my friends in the roles of the heroes (and occasionally, a love interest). I eventually lost interest in modern RPGs, partially due to their size and endless sidequests, but mostly due to getting older and preferring casual games. Now that I have a family, I can’t see myself dedicating the time it takes to win an RPG. So this list may wind up being static.
As mentioned in the title, this list will only include turn-based RPGs. This is opposed to RPGs that require some dexterity with hand-to-hand combat, like Zelda and Secret of Mana.
It looks like I have played 21 of these games, for the NES, SNES, Gameboy, and Playstation. Tomorrow we’ll start with #21.