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Posted on 02 January 09 at 01:15
What is the hardest RPG you have ever beaten or had the hardest time with? It can come from any system, be it classic or modern.

What was your toughest challenge?

The two that come to the top of my head are Saga Frontier (completed all 7 characters and got into the secret room) and Saga Frontier 2 both on Playstation 1.

Those were hands down two of the hardest RPG games I've ever played or beaten.
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Posted on 05 January 09 at 07:49
The Last Remnant for me. I haven't finished it yet but I would say that it has been one of the hardest ones for me. I was stuck on Base 5 for almost 2 weeks before I passed it.
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Posted on 06 January 09 at 00:49
I haven't tried the Last Remnant yet, but I'll get around to it once I get Infinite Undiscovery and Lost Odyssey done, good to hear that it will be a challenge though!
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Posted on 10 February 09 at 22:29
I don't want to say it's very hard, but the most time consuming one I've played is FF VII...I've played that game numerous times and completely enjoy it.
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Posted on 11 February 09 at 05:57
I remember when I felled Emerald and Ruby Weapon, huge milestone for me :) good times with the ol' playstation.
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Posted on 23 June 09 at 09:15
knight0fkh0nshu said:I don't want to say it's very hard, but the most time consuming one I've played is FF VII...I've played that game numerous times and completely enjoy it.I agree. He's said it all.
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Posted on 23 June 09 at 21:33
FF Tatics is VERY tough. I have, in fact not beaten it.
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Posted on 24 June 09 at 01:37
The Last Remanant is a Good Game, but yes there is a tricky combat system that can have many problems... but it can be avoided with a little tactics reading...
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Posted on 24 June 09 at 09:38
Well only RPGs I have completed on 360 are Blue Dragon and Phantasy Star II (IMO PS2 is only real RPG in arcade).

I think the hardest boss I've faced in my lifetime was on Star Ocean: Till The End of Time, though.
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Posted on 01 July 09 at 02:00, Edited on 01 July 09 at 02:00 by CoruptAI125
I have to agree with last remnant. It's hard is because unless you follow a stat-grind guide you will be completely overwhelmed because enemies level with you. I hate when your enemies level with you, I want to grind for hours and kill everything in one hit
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Posted on 03 July 09 at 04:32
The Hardest time I've had beating an RPG was FFVIII. It was the first time I'd beat it, so I was unprepared. It took me 2 hours (roughly) to beat him, with only Rinoa left alive in critical status. Very close call.

Hardest RPG in general was the Legend of Dragoon. I couldnt get the hang of the 'timing' whenever you attacked, so I sucked miserably. Since then I have 'lost' my copy (let someone borrow it never to return) so I havent tried in several years.
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Posted on 03 August 09 at 11:22
Final Fantasy Tactics is actually pretty easy if you know what you're doing. On my second and further goes through the game I never had much trouble because I knew what classes/abilities to use. The game is very badly balanced - some abilities are awesome, others are very weak.

That said, I'll say Final Fantasy Tactics also. When you DON'T know what you're doing yet the game is pretty hard and unforgiving.

I never had TOO much trouble with Star Ocean 3: Till the end of Time. The easiest difficulty was pretty simple, the second was harder in the beginning than later in the game (when you get to apply what you learned the first run), and I never did finish my run on the hardest difficulty.
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Posted on 21 December 09 at 03:36
I was impressed with Magnacarta2; it was one of the more difficult RPGs I've played.
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Posted on 14 January 10 at 00:43
Final Fantasy IV would be the hardest for me out of the ones ive played, which is a long list.
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Posted on 21 June 11 at 12:49
would definitely agree with all those saying last remnant,i missed 1 quest 1st time round and had to playthrough again,yeah that's right,the fallen and his big bad brother the lost(almost twice the hp but half the amount of turns to kill him) i had to beat them twice!!! countless hours of entering areas waiting for the rares to spawn, upgrading weapons , don't even get me started,there was almost always 1 unobtainable item every weapon you wanted upgraded,hours of dismantling monsters,then the battles that raged on for over an hour just for you to die right at the end,enemies that level up with you, must have spent 200 - 300 hours getting the 1000g
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Posted on 21 June 11 at 17:23
On the 360, since I haven't played Last Remnant or Infinite Undiscovery, my hardest one I've done is Lost Odyssey. Overall though, 7th Saga for SNES was my hardest one, mainly for the cheapness that tends to knock ya down.
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Posted on 24 June 11 at 17:56
The hardest RPG that I've played would probably be Resonance of Fate. It just took me a while to get used to the combat and the customization of the guns.
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Posted on 15 July 11 at 12:25
another tough 1 i played was shadowman on the dreamcast,no maps ,hard ass enemies ,very limited ammo and a twisted dark storyline ,this game was rock hard to complete,

on another note,i still remember the 1st ever rpg i played,indiana jones raiders of the lost ark on the old atari,back then that was pretty tough too,spent about a week stuck between the first 2 rooms with seemingly nowhere to go and it only got worse
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Posted on 25 July 11 at 17:05
Breath of Fire IV and Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter would be the hardest ones for me..

They aren't that difficult early on in the game, but to 100% the game (I assume this is what we kind of mean by completing, either just completing the story or doing as much as possible) in BOF4, you need to beat bosses that require you to have done side-quests earlier in the game, which means if you miss one thing early on you kind of need to restart to fully complete it.

BOF:DQ - didn't like the fact that you had to restart entire chapters of the story if you died. You would have to either grind endlessly in order to make sure you DON'T die or die a few times to the boss(es) to see what it(they)'d throw at you.
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Posted on 30 July 11 at 13:18
SMT nocturne, hitsoshura fight took me about 3hrs >< hardest friggin boss ever