The company which made the best MSX RPG is:

Falcom (122 votes) 22.9%
Microcabin (100 votes) 18.8%
Compile (89 votes) 16.7%
Konami (135 votes) 25.3%
Other (87 votes) 16.3%
Total votes: 533

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By AuroraMSX

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14-04-2008, 23:33

Heh, the best games were of course made by AuroraMSX Tongue (Haai Tailz) Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By Imanok

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15-04-2008, 12:33

Well... if we think logically, that shoul be easy to figure out... if everybody voted 'SD-Snatcher' as the best MSX2 game ever as that game is an RPG, the winner of this poll should be Konami (unless the best RPG ever made was for MSX1 and not by Konami)

By wolf_

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15-04-2008, 12:38

see: best MSX2 game poll

SD-Snatcher competed against non-RPG's, who knows what the results might have been when there was a finale of, say, SD-Sn, DS6, Xak TToG and Randar 3..

By Imanok

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15-04-2008, 13:17

If the nomination system is well done, SD-Snatcher should have won anyway... it's not soccer... there's no 'luck factor' here Wink

Anyway... I know there's no perfect system... and not everybody votes at all polls.

By Huey

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15-04-2008, 13:46

Voting for individual games vs RPG company are two different leagues.

I do agree sd snatcher as being a winner as an idividual game. But when it comes to RPG's the cummulative of DragonSlayer + Ys are higher opposed to (SD-)snatcher.

By Imanok

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15-04-2008, 14:03

As far as I understand, from the poll title:

"The company which made the best MSX RPG"

is about the very best rpg game, isn't it??... not accumulative.

By fondacio

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15-04-2008, 14:22

Well, I followed the instructions (the best MSX RPG), so I ended up with Konami for SD Snatcher (since Solid Snake is also Konami's, at least I won't have to decide whether it qualifies as an RPG and open that discussion). If the poll had been for the best MSX RPG company, I'd gone with Falcom.

By Imanok

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15-04-2008, 14:34

That's the point!

By wolf_

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15-04-2008, 15:22

Yep, if you think Xak is the best RPG, you vote microcabin. If you think SD Sn is the best RPG, you vote Konami, even when Microcabin as a whole has a larger track record regarding RPGs than Konami. So essentially you indirectly vote for the best RPG, but we didn't want to do a megapoll, and listing all the RPGs would be insane, so you vote for the company instead.. Tongue

By [D-Tail]

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15-04-2008, 19:52

Argh, I forgot about DS6 for a moment and voted Micro Cabin [Illusion City, go figure huh!]... I suppose DS6 is my all-time RPG fav, however, Xak 1-3, Fray and Illusion City are damn close.

By Latok

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17-04-2008, 09:19

Wait a minute. Strange reactions here! Title is: which company made the best MSX RPG. Title is not: which company is the best MSX RPG game producer....

Some people who read the title correctly reacted stating SD Snatcher was voted best MSX game ever and therefore it should win this poll as well. I think that's not true. SD Snatcher competed against a lot of other games in the best MSX game ever poll. Those games got votes as well. It is perfectly possible that people who voted other games than SD Snatcher will also think there is another MSX RPG better than SD Snatcher.

So we'll just have to wait and see ^_^

By hap

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18-04-2008, 20:51

voted other as in "I don't know"

By Ivan

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19-04-2008, 09:26

This poll should ask: "What company did produce the best RPGs ever made for MSX?". If it isn't asking this, the results are not going to be interesting. And I believe that a lot people have voted with this question in mind... (we are not going to get reliable results).

By JohnHassink

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19-04-2008, 19:19

I found it very hard to decide, but ultimately I voted for Falcom because somehow I don't really consider SD-Snatcher an "archetypical" RPG.
You know, with swords, dragons, magic and stuff.

...While ofcourse, game-technically, SD-Snatcher is an RPG.
I think it's a great, unique game that stands by itself, and I never even had the mere idea of comparing it to Xak / Ys / the likes until I saw this poll.

By wolf_

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24-04-2008, 11:40

Don't tell me Konami is going to win this one eh? Hannibal

By Samor

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25-04-2008, 00:18

I voted "other", as much as I liked SDS.
Somehow I feel Konami shouldn't win this one Tongue

By evulopah

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29-04-2008, 15:26

Konami shouldn't even be mentioned.. they made 1 RPG: SD-Snatcher. Falcom & Microcabin are the true winners.

SD-Snatcher is absolutely not the best RPG... the story is great, the music is wonderfull but the gameplay sux.. it's slow.. it's d*mn slow!

Games like Ys 2 are a true speedy miracle!!

By wolf_

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29-04-2008, 15:37

Does Shalom count as RPG?

By meits

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06-05-2008, 16:20

Nope, cuz I think it's unplayable Tongue

Microcabin wins IMO cuz of Xak. Best gfx and best muzax... Don't remember anything of the stories though Murdoch

By Konamito

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10-05-2008, 22:55

I placed my vote for Microcabin, they made Fray, for me the best RPG everWink