When it comes down to the Sega Genesis as a game console there were so many cool games that was released during the early 90’s that many people loved for the system. But when it comes down to the RPG genre of gaming the Sega Genesis was not too big on the category during the early 90’s. When it came to popular RPG titles for the Sega Genesis a few titles come to mind such as Phantasy Star and the Shining Force series. The idea of having multiple role playing games for the Sega Genesis was great because it helped the console during the console wars against Nintendo which was known for having some of the most memorable RPG titles. While Nintendo had games such as Final Fantasy IV-VI, Breath of Fire, Chrono Trigger, Breath of Fire and Super Mario RPG the Sega Genesis did not have too many RPG’s titles in comparison.
Some feel that if Sega had produced more RPG titles for the Sega Genesis it could have made a significant difference in tipping the scales during the console wars against Nintendo. The Phantasy Star and the Shining Star series were games that were appealing for the Sega Genesis aside from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and other popular platform titles. Also, the fighting and beat em up genre was also very popular during the early 90’s which might have played a role in why Sega did not have too many RPG titles for the Genesis.
When it comes down to action adventure RPG titles games like LandStalker did not get the type of credit that it deserved. Some people believe that LandStalker had the potential to become Sega’s version of the Legend of Zelda. Games like LandStalker along with the Phantasy Star and the Shining Force series for the Sega Genesis can be considered as collectable gems as far as video games are concerned. There were not too many RPG’s that were big during the early 90’s but there were some that some considered to be memorable classics.