#1 Edited by Gambit474 (1460 posts) - - Show Bio

So between these 3 RPG juggernauts..Who do you think has had the best games lately? Square's always been known for their final fantasy series, Bethesda with Elder Scrolls and Fallout, and Bioware for Mass Effect and Dragon Age..However who in your opinion has your heart when it comes to gaming?

#2 Posted by Samimista (20578 posts) - - Show Bio

Even though Square Enix has my heart with Final Fantasy, I'd say the best games of lately would be from Bioware and Bethesda. Hoping Final Fantasy XV will be fantastic though. Very pumped up for that.

#3 Edited by deaditegonzo (3507 posts) - - Show Bio

Bioware > Bethesda > Square Enix

#4 Posted by Samimista (20578 posts) - - Show Bio

Bioware > Bethesda > Square Enix

This would be my order as well. =D

#5 Posted by Dark_Guyver (2266 posts) - - Show Bio

Bioware=Bethesda>>>>>>Square. In my opinion Square is only a former shell of itself. The company has really gone downhill. Maybe it can pick up some steam in the next generation of consoles. Again, this is just my opinion and not intended to insult people who like Square Enix.

#6 Posted by Dayvid3 (807 posts) - - Show Bio

I buy each generation's console based solely on which will have final fantasy. I play swotor, but FF wins, but SE really needs to pick it up, no more of these rehashes of a bad game. FFxiii FFxiii-2 etc

#7 Edited by RDClip (1110 posts) - - Show Bio

Square has been going downhill since FFX. Based on their last few efforts, the next FF game will just be a pretty autoplaying game with a boring meandering story that is 3000 hours long.

IMO, I feel that JRPGs in general are losing steam since Western RPG devs have started making games for consoles. Back in the old days western RPGs were just for hardcore gamers with PCs good enough to play them and JRPGs had the console market cornered.

#8 Edited by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

If I have to go by lately:

Bethesda>Bioware>>>>>>>>>>>>...>>>>> Square

If not:

Square>Bethesda>Bioware

#9 Posted by OblivionKnight (3356 posts) - - Show Bio

Square Enix has my heart with KH, FF12 and FF10.

Bethesda has it with fallout 3, skyrim, and oblivion.

Bioware has me with Mass effect ( I can't think of what else they have.)

So, I'd probably give it to Bethesda.

#10 Posted by MaccyD (3396 posts) - - Show Bio

Bioware has got greedy since joining EA unfortunately. Their games have changed alot since the CRPG days but they're still good just in a different way.

Only played classic FF games but Square-Enix get my vote for Dragon Quest alone, that game is brilliant.

Though Bethesda are one of my favourite devs, I just don't like Skyrim compared to Oblivion or even Fallout 3.

#11 Posted by SheenLantern (6145 posts) - - Show Bio

@oblivionknight said:

Square Enix has my heart with KH, FF12 and FF10.

Ugh..I think I'm going to throw up.

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#12 Posted by OblivionKnight (3356 posts) - - Show Bio

@sheenlantern: you just...you just ruined a childhood game for me. I remember it being better than that.

#13 Posted by Gambit474 (1460 posts) - - Show Bio

For me I feel like I hope Bioware redeems themselves with Dragon Age Inquisition. Sure some of the DLCs like Citadel on ME 3 were nice..however after Dragon Age 2 and the ME 3 ending controversy I'm kinda hoping they're able to get back on their toes again

#14 Edited by MysteriousUsername (1210 posts) - - Show Bio

@deaditegonzo said:

Bioware > Bethesda > Square Enix

This would be my order as well. =D

Writing my own reasons is hard. I'm going with what these two said. XD

#15 Posted by GhostofOnyx (656 posts) - - Show Bio

Bethesda>Bioware>Square

#16 Edited by Night Thrasher (3586 posts) - - Show Bio

Recently

  1. Bioware
  2. Bethesda
  3. Square

All Time

  1. Square
  2. Bioware
  3. Bethesda
#17 Posted by Reignmaker (2226 posts) - - Show Bio

The correct answer is Black Isle Studios. But if we want to lump them with Bioware, I guess we can say Bioware.

#18 Posted by VercingetorixTheGreat (2823 posts) - - Show Bio

Bethesda>>>Bioware>>>>>>Square Enix

Bethesda Rpgs are more fun to play, have better settings, and have replay-ability... Bioware has story

Square Enix is a rotting corpse of its former self

So Elder Scrolls and Fallout>>> Mass Effect and Dragon Age>>>> Current Final Fantasy though I loved the old ones

#19 Posted by KingOfAsh (3495 posts) - - Show Bio

Bethesda >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Bioware >>>>>>> Square Enix (Squaresoft is a different story)

#20 Posted by Gambit474 (1460 posts) - - Show Bio

If Beth would bother to make Fallout 4 already I'd reign them in as champion over any other RPG company right now immediately

#21 Posted by Immortal777 (6687 posts) - - Show Bio

Bethesda>Bioware>>Square Enix

#22 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

@samimista said:

Even though Square Enix has my heart with Final Fantasy, I'd say the best games of lately would be from Bioware and Bethesda. Hoping Final Fantasy XV will be fantastic though. Very pumped up for that.

Agreed. Final Fantasy VII is the greatest game of all time, but Square-Enix's most recent efforts have been dismal. Final Fantasy XIII being one of the biggest disappointments in gaming history.

#23 Posted by Saren (25229 posts) - - Show Bio

BioWare. Square Enix kind of fell out of favor with me after they took over the Hitman franchise and turned something uncomplicated and easy to enjoy into a laborious bore. Now I wonder how much Eidos contributed to the previous games.

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#24 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38849 posts) - - Show Bio
#25 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

square enix is dead. just bury it already. save some face. bioware is king. bethesda close second. no third.

#26 Posted by Samimista (20578 posts) - - Show Bio

@samimista said:

Even though Square Enix has my heart with Final Fantasy, I'd say the best games of lately would be from Bioware and Bethesda. Hoping Final Fantasy XV will be fantastic though. Very pumped up for that.

Agreed. Final Fantasy VII is the greatest game of all time, but Square-Enix's most recent efforts have been dismal. Final Fantasy XIII being one of the biggest disappointments in gaming history.

It's a shame Enix continues to milk XIII out too. I'm neutral with XIII but Enix really needs to move onto the next project. Lightning's everywhere. 0.0

Hoping at TGS we'll get a release date for XV. Like that Natsu's Japanese voice actor from Fairy Tail is Prompto. =O Seems to fit the role well. Have a feeling Quinton Flynn will be voice acting the man with the red hair and umbrella. His Japanese voice actor is confirmed to be Keiji Fujiwara who did Reno and Axel as well.

#27 Posted by Doomnaut (1991 posts) - - Show Bio

Elder Scrolls Series>>>Anything Bioware or Square Enix has put out.

#28 Posted by Gambit474 (1460 posts) - - Show Bio

@samimista said:

Even though Square Enix has my heart with Final Fantasy, I'd say the best games of lately would be from Bioware and Bethesda. Hoping Final Fantasy XV will be fantastic though. Very pumped up for that.

Agreed. Final Fantasy VII is the greatest game of all time, but Square-Enix's most recent efforts have been dismal. Final Fantasy XIII being one of the biggest disappointments in gaming history.

Strictly opinion,because out of all the games out there..FF 7 is not the best. Maybe the most memorable FF game but not the best game out of all games in general

#29 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

Bioware.

#30 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (32192 posts) - - Show Bio

Hold up, Enix recent FF games haven't been great but not ALL there games have been crappy. Sleeping Dogs was GREAT

#31 Posted by Twentyfive (2745 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't go wrong with a sci-fi RPG. So, I'd have to go with BioWare and Bethesda! Square...... just, no.

#32 Posted by SpideyPresence (1906 posts) - - Show Bio

@oblivionknight said:

Square Enix has my heart with KH, FF12 and FF10.

Ugh..I think I'm going to throw up.

Tidus was pulling off a fake laugh to lighten the mood, it was forced in order to help Yuna with how she was feeling prior. Aka not a serious attempt.

#33 Posted by SheenLantern (6145 posts) - - Show Bio
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#34 Posted by Gambit474 (1460 posts) - - Show Bio

Hold up, Enix recent FF games haven't been great but not ALL there games have been crappy. Sleeping Dogs was GREAT

yeah when I say Square Enix I'm not just talking about Final Fantasy..any RPG they're making is what I mean

#35 Posted by Pwok21 (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

Overall, including past work?

Square Enix > Bethesda > Bioware

#36 Posted by StMichalofWilson (3617 posts) - - Show Bio
#37 Edited by nick_hero22 (6708 posts) - - Show Bio

Square Enix because of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

#38 Edited by Armistice (4017 posts) - - Show Bio

Bioware=Bethesda>>>>>>Square. In my opinion Square is only a former shell of itself. The company has really gone downhill. Maybe it can pick up some steam in the next generation of consoles. Again, this is just my opinion and not intended to insult people who like Square Enix.

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