As far as 2D Action-RPG titles are concerned one of the most underrated titles to have ever appeared on the PS1 was Alundra. For those who do not know Alundra was considered to be the spiritual successor to LandStalker: The Treasures of King Nole which was released for the Sega Genesis back in ’92. Following its initial release back in ’97 Alundra received praise from critics for various features including its combat system along with puzzle solving and platform elements which contributed to the overall replay value of the game itself. There are some who would argue that a game like Alundra would have stood out more on the Sega Saturn opposed to PS1 during 1997.
During the mid to late 90’s games such as Final Fantasy VII were starting become very popular. In fact, Final Fantasy VII was also released in ’97 and ended up becoming one of the best selling games for the PS2 ever. Games like Alundra were easily overshadowed on the PS1 and while the Sega Saturn was not as popular in America the time it could have used more 2D RPG titles such as this. But since the PS1 ended up selling at least ten times more than Sega Saturn overall it made more since to have Alundra on Sony’s game console during the time.