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icon15 Influential JRPGs of the 1980s

by DariaPlaysRPGs

Travel through the ’80s as Daria chronicles the early history of the JRPG genre. In this video, she identifies 15 important games of the 1980s that helped defined today’s well-established mechanics, and directly contributed to the immense popularity of the roleplaying 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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