The Biggest RPG Plot Twists

The Biggest RPG Plot Twists

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | What are the best RPG plot twists? And the worst? Kat and Nadia explore both sides of a time-honored RPG trope.

We've reached number four in our Top 25 RPG countdown! But first, let's talk about RPG plot twists[download link here].

Big twists are a time honored tradition in RPGs. Many are directly inspired by manga series, which introduce mega plot twists as a matter of course to keep people reading. In honor of Final Fantasy 6, which features one of the bigger surprises in RPG history, Nadia and I go through our favorite twists and talk about whether or not they work.

In the second segment, we're on to Final Fantasy 6! It's not easy capturing everything that makes this game so great and important, but we do our best as we talk about everything from General Leo's death to Ultros working the reception desk in the coliseum. You can find the rest of our Top 25 RPG countdown here!

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Final Fantasy 6 is the latest entry in our Top 25 RPG countdown, and in honor of one of the greatest RPGs ever made, it's time to talk about the biggest RPG plot twists! Nadia and Kat talk Star Ocean, Mass Effect and more as they break down some of the biggest plot twists in RPG history, as well whether or not they work. After that, it's time for the main event, as Kat and Nadia talk General Leo, Sabin vs. Sah-bin, letting Cid die, and more in their big Final Fantasy 6 discussion!

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Kat Bailey is a former freelance writer and contributor to publications including 1UP, IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, and EGM. Her fondest memories as a journalist are at GamePro, where she hosted RolePlayer's Realm and had legal access to the term "Protip." She is USgamer's resident mecha enthusiast, Pokemon Master, and Minnesota Vikings nut (skol).

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