History of the JRPG – Influential Games of the 1980s

Travel through the 80s as I chronicle the early history of the JRPG genre. In this video I identify 15 important games of the 1980s that helped defined today’s well-established mechanics as well as directly contributed to the immense popularity of the roleplaying [RPG] genre in Japan.

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1980 – Rogue: 0:47
1981 – Wizardry: 1:22
1982 – Princess and the Dragon: 2:03
1983 – Ultima III: Exodus: 2:25
1983 – Nobunaga No Yabo: 2:59
1983 – Panorama Toh: 3:23
1984 – Hydlide: 3:48
1984 – Black Onyx: 4:13
1985 – Dragon Slayer II – Xanadu: 4:42
1986 – Dragon Quest: 5:20
1987 – Final Fantasy: 6:02
1987 – Phantasy Star: 6:36
1987 – Megami Tensei: 7:07
1988 – Final Fantasy II: 7:34
1989 – Ys Books I & II: 8:18

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