I can think of two for the PC....at least I think both are on the PC. One is Baulders Gate: Dark Alliance.....this game rocks. A little repetative but very fun. The second is Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. I think this game is on PC but not sure. Both I would consider Action/RPG's.
I haven't played an RPG on the PC in a while. That entire genre has shifted towards MMO (yuck, never again after EQ and WoW). In the US, we usually end up on a console playing RPGs.
Baldur's Gate, and Baldur's Gate II are the last RPG's I played on my PC and that was quite a while ago now. Ys:THE Oath in Felghana (happy now?) will be my first in years. Though I'm going to pick up an XBox 360 controller to play it with. Yikes! I'm turning my PC into a console!!
Almost forgot! The Neverhood! Not really an action RPG but uh... Greatness... Or some such
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Hey I finally found a decent action-RPG quite in the style of Ys / Xanadu next. That game is Revenant . I bought it on ebay for 3 euros shipping included.. I started today and really that game rocks. It has been designed to be plyaed with a joypad. The game play a bit " a la Ys". I really find it interesting, coz the dialogue aren't in japanese... and it seems much to do. does anybody have tried it too ? I recommand it.
Funny, I should I have looked this thread up when I was trying to put my "Other Games" section together from my site's Links page. That would have helped so much! lol I was racking my brain for games that seem to fit the Action-Adventure or Action-Aventure-RPG category.
Or at least by my definition of:
Action: Containing elements of actual movement controlled instantly by your button commands, like slashing a sword, shooting a spell, etc.
Adventure: Fantasy setting, but not restricted to that, but containing elements of exploration and growth in character status, item inventory, equipment, quests, dungeons, basically anything that you can come back to later on in the game to look for stuff you might have missed, generally speaking. I think you all get the idea of what I mean by adventure as we are all Ys fans here.
RPG: While games such as Zelda are not an actual RPG, some do contains RPG elements so the actual RPG part doesn't have to be too restrictive as long as the game at least fits the profile of being "Action-Adventure" and similar to an RPG in form.
Since my site is kind of oriented to Action-Aventure-RPGs in general, I was trying to gather a list of ones that fit the category. Maybe you all can help me add to this list or at the least help me come up with a better description and explanation for the Xanadu/Legend of Heroes/Dragon Slayer series since I'm pretty much lost on which came first, the Heroes or the Slayer?
Oh right! Magic Knight Rayearth for Saturn. I had completely forgotten about it. That was completely Zelda-ish. And Brandish I've never actually tried out. Perhaps I should someday. And Shining Wisdom I thought was turnbased... but I guess I'm wrong on that. I'll add that and Shining Force Neo as well sometime.
I just remembered one other piece of s... I mean uh, video game called Granstream Saga, that could fit the category. I think I had purposely blocked it out of my memory. lol
What do you all think of the Gauntlet games, or at least the newer ones: Gauntlet Legends, Dark Legacy and The Seven Sorrows? Do you think those would classify as Action-Adventure-Rpg?
As for the Legend of Xanadu games, do they play similar to Ys III in style? How many titles are now a part of the Xanadu series?
I know there is at least Xanadu 1 and 2, as well as Faxanadu and then something called Xanadu Next, I'm basically clueless here since I've never had an opportunity to play them before.
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I dunno about Gauntlet.. Maybe. (I haven't really played them). But you really need to add Dungeon Explorer 1-2 for PCE as well as Dungeon Explorer for Mega-CD and Crystal Beans from Dungeon Explorer for SFC. They are total Gauntlet rip-offs, but I definitely prefer them.
Shining Wisdom plays a lot like Zelda 3 for SNES. It is a pretty good game, actually.
Never played Granstream Saga but I've heard bad things about it (from MP83, hehe). I'm still fairly interested in it though.
Oh yeah, make sure you play Xanadu Next. That game is perfection. Simply THE best game I have ever played. Period. It outbeats Ys by a long shot.