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Your first RPG game(s)

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My other "first RPG" would be Sierra's classic Quest for Glory 1. I'm not sure whether this or NES Final Fantasy came first for me, but it was a Sierra adventure game with added RPG elements (day-night cycle, wandering monster encounters and battles). The VGA remake, specifically.
 
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If we're not counting Pokemon, then Final Fantasy. I believe it was VII, although I'm not 100% certain.
 
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If we're not counting Pokemon, then Final Fantasy. I believe it was VII, although I'm not 100% certain.
Nope. If any of the installments of Pokémon was your first, it's within the topic to say it is.
 
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In my case it was rather little known polish game called "Polanie II" (released worldwide as "Knight Shift"). It was generally a rather simple RTS where you had to build buildings, train soldiers and destroy enemy's base, but it also had an RPG mode, where you'd take control over one soldier and do simple quests randomly chosen from a small pool.

My first TRUE RPG was... Dungeon Siege II, I think? Though many years later I'm still yet to finish even the first act of that game.
 
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pokemon, probably? i'd say the one i really got into was golden sun, i have an inordinate amount of fondness for those games (even the third one) though looking back, they're honestly not very good.

i have a lot of fond memories of ff9 too, since i watched my cousins play it, but i didn't start playing it until pretty recently. i'm really glad it holds up though!
 
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Pokemon Pearl. First Non-Pokemon RPG? Lol It's been too long to remember.
 
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Pokemon RPG: Red. Non-Pokemon RPG: Breath of Fire 1 (GBA version, as I lacked the original version's console). The latter of which really opened me up to RPGs, as I didn't care much for them at first (and, at the time, I never put 2 + 2 together and realize Pokemon is also an RPG, at least until Yellow, where the light bulb finally went off). Exposure issues also muddled my ability to play many games, as I lived in quite areas where the closest thing we had to a "game store" was FYE (a Gamestop would finally open up somewhat nearby... when I was 19... and I first started gaming around the GameBoy/PS1 early days, so that was a long wait).
 
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hard to say really. my first pokemon was actually well into my JRPG career with firered, and then I got diamond 2 years later, but I never beat firered until I beat other games like gold, crystal, colosseum, XD, ranger, and so on and so forth (I just had an issue with blue, even with a level 100 blastoise and a level 75 dodrio I had issues with him, still do)

but my first non pokemon? hoo boy that's something I can't pinpoint. I want to say it was zelda 2 (my grandma had an NES so I played the original release), but that wasn't so much me playing as so much as me getting scared at the first encounter, same for dragon quest 1 (which again, grandma NES, but also my cousins GBC, as he had the version with DQ1 and DQ2) so I'll say the first game I ACTUALLY got past the first encounter in that wasn't pokemon was mario and luigi superstar saga.
 
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I'm not sure but it might have been Earthbound. It was the first one I finished at least.
 
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My first RPG was Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.

I did see an older relative of mine playing a Final Fantasy game before I got into RPG games, but that's about it.
 
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Pokemon Blue for Christmas 1999; then I officially played it early the following year when I got a Game Boy Color.
 
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Vaguely recall it being Final Fantasy VI for the SNES, did not get to play much of it but it was fun from what I remember.
 
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Final Fantasy "II" (IV), though only a tiny bit. The first one I played extensively was probably Earthbound, though there were some strategy/RPG hybrids I played earlier if you want to count them (Ogre Battle on the SNES, possibly Celtic Tales for DOS--I can't recall if I played it before Earthbound or not, I was young).
 
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