Sega/Sonic Team

ConsoleNameReleaseGenreLucca's Notes
3DS7th Dragon III Code: VFD2016Dungeon CrawlerThe only game in the 3rd-person dungeon crawling series to make it to the west, keeps party customization and turn-based combat intact
Game GearAx Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe1992ActionSide-scrolling ARPG; no leveling but magic pots can be used to upgrade skills
JP Mega DriveBahamut Senki1991SimulationA fantasy war simulator with 8 different armies to choose from; units can rank up and become stronger, combat is both turn-based and real-time
Game GearCrystal Warriors1992StrategyPretty standard SRPG for the time
3DSCrystal Warriors (VC)2013StrategySee GG
Game GearDefenders of Oasis1992Turn-BasedTurn-based JRPG with a Thousand and One Nights theme
3DSDefenders of Oasis (VC)2013Turn-BasedSee GG
Game GearDragon Crystal1991Dungeon CrawlerKinda like a demake of Fatal Labyrinth
Master SystemDragon Crystal (PAL/JP only)1991Dungeon CrawlerSimilar to Fatal Labyrinth, gain levels by fighting monsters (but no XP)
3DSDragon Crystal (VC)2012Turn-BasedSee GG
SaturnDragon Force1996StrategyAn RTS JRPG with 8 different factions to play as
JP SaturnDragon Force II: Kamisarishi Daichi Ni1998StrategyPretty similar to the first
GenesisFatal Labyrinth1991Dungeon CrawlerSemi-roguelike ARPG, levels are shown as "ranks," items found can either greatly help or hinder you
SaturnMagic Knight Rayearth1998ActionARPG based on the anime, plays differently than the SFC version, very low print run in the US
JP Game GearMahou Kishi Rayearth1994Turn-BasedA different game than the Saturn and SFC ones - but also turn-based
JP Game GearMoldorian: Hikari to Yami no Sister1994Turn-BasedReally good artwork, a turn-based battle system that gives you only seconds to input commands
Master SystemPhantasy Star1988Turn-BasedSci-fi JRPG great-grandpappy
DSPhantasy Star 02009ActionThink Phantasy Star Online, but with crunchier graphics and a full-fledged story mode
GBAPhantasy Star Collection2002Turn-BasedPorts of the first 3 Phantasy Star games
GenesisPhantasy Star II1990Turn-BasedThe Sci-fi JRPG, text-based adventures featuring characters from the game also exist
Xbox 360Phantasy Star II (DL only)2009Turn-BasedSee GEN
GenesisPhantasy Star III: Generations of Doom1991Turn-BasedWent for a more traditional fantasy slant as opposed to the sci-fi seen in the rest of the series
GenesisPhantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium1995Turn-BasedIf you liked the other games in the series, you'll love this one!
DreamcastPhantasy Star Online2001ActionARPG, first online console game
Xbox SeriesPhantasy Star Online 22020MMORPGSee XBO
Xbox OnePhantasy Star Online 2 (DL only)2020MMORPGMMOARPG with a single-player storyline and absolutely tons of cosmetics (and matching microtransactions)
PS4Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis2022MMORPGSee XS
Xbox SeriesPhantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis2021MMORPGAn expansion/replacement of sorts of the original MMO that takes place 1000 years in the future
Xbox OnePhantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis2021MMORPGSee XS
GameCubePhantasy Star Online: Episode I & II2002ActionAdds entirely new content for Episode II, AKA Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst
GameCubePhantasy Star Online: Episode I & II Plus2003ActionPSO with additional formerly online-only quests and items
XboxPhantasy Star Online Episode I & II2003MMORPGEveryone likes playing MMORPGs with clunky controllers!
GameCubePhantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution2004Turn-BasedGrid-and-turn-based card battling system, because that was the style at the time
DreamcastPhantasy Star Online Ver. 2.02001ActionAn expanded version of the original
PSPPhantasy Star Portable2009ActionSequel to Phantasy Star Universe, plays in a similar ARPG style, customizable player character, mission-based structure
PS2Phantasy Star Universe2006ActionARPG with a PSO-like combat style, had both online and offline modes (only offline persists to this day)
Xbox 360Phantasy Star Universe2006ActionMostly the same as PS2, but Ambition of the Illuminus is a free DLC instead
PS2Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus2007ActionStandalone expansion to Phantasy Star Universe
N-GagePocket Kingdom: Own the World2004MMORPGA spiritual sequel to Dragon Force, but with insane amounts of groan-inducing leet-speak and lots of tongue-in-cheek self-awareness
JP 3DSPuyo Puyo Chronicle2016PuzzleArle (from Madou Monogatari- a deep cut) has to find a way home in an RPG mode complete with leveling, where combat is conducted via Puyo
PS4Puyo Puyo Tetris 22020PuzzleSee PS5
SwitchPuyo Puyo Tetris 22020PuzzleSee PS5
PS5Puyo Puyo Tetris 22020PuzzleFeatures Skill Battles wherein you must reduce your opponent's HP to 0 with the help of selected skills (and level up in other modes)!
Xbox SeriesPuyo Puyo Tetris 22020PuzzleSee PS5
Xbox OnePuyo Puyo Tetris 22020PuzzleSee PS5
JP Mega DriveRent-A-Hero1991FightingDo errands for the local populace to upgrade your super suit! Fighting game-like battles, very tongue-in-cheek
JP Mega DriveRent a Hero1991ActionPerform various tasks for townsfolk as a superhero-for-hire; no XP but the cash from your jobs can be used to upgrade your armor and weapons, used in fighting game-esque combat
JP Game GearRoyal Stone1995StrategySequel to Crystal Warriors - this is a standard but pretty SRPG all about revenge
PS2Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love2010StrategyMech SRPG/dating sim goodness in 1920s New York, the first of the series to be localized
WiiSakura Wars: So Long, My Love2010StrategyNo major changes from the PS2 version save for a lack of JP voices
SwitchSega Ages: Phantasy Star2018Turn-BasedMostly the same as the original release, but with QoL features like auto-mapping of dungeons and adjusting the rate of XP gain (if desired)
Xbox OneShining Resonance Refrain2018ActionSee PS4
PS4Shining Resonance Refrain2018ActionEnhanced port of a previously JP-only PS3 game with added storylines; a serviceable ARPG with some dating sim elements
SwitchShining Resonance Refrain2018ActionSee PS4
WiiSonic and the Black Knight2009Action-PlatformSonic meets King Arthur this time, with even worse controls and a looser form of experience in the form of followers, which raise your knight rank which lets you access more skills
WiiSonic and the Secret Rings2007Action-PlatformSonic meets Arabian Nights with results of dubious quality, but experience to be gained and applied to skills based on stage performance
SwitchSonic Frontiers2022Action-PlatformSee PS5
Xbox OneSonic Frontiers2022Action-PlatformSee PS5
Xbox SeriesSonic Frontiers2022Action-PlatformSee PS5
PS5Sonic Frontiers2022Action-PlatformMore of an open-world platformer (a first for the series), but the hedgehog does have various stats to increase
PS4Sonic Frontiers2022Action-PlatformSee PS5
PS2Sonic Unleashed2008Action-PlatformSee Wii
Xbox 360Sonic Unleashed2008Action-PlatformFeaturing XP for both the hedgehog and werehog, a hub world that can be explored, and more/different levels than the PS2/Wii versions
PS3Sonic Unleashed2008Action-PlatformSee 360
WiiSonic Unleashed2008Action-PlatformHope you like werehogs! More night levels than 360/PS3, a non-explorable hub world by comparison, and only the werehog can be leveled
Master SystemSpellCaster1989ActionARPG in combat (plays much like Shinobi), point-and-click-like in towns, story progression increases stats
GenesisSword of Vermilion1991ActionOverworld traversal in first and third-person, combat is done ARPG-style
JP Mega DriveTougi-Ou: King Colossus1992ActionAnother Ys wannabe
PS3Valkyria Chronicles2008StrategySquad-focused SRPG with real-time troop movement limited by AP, tanks are also controllable (and destructable)
PSPValkyria Chronicles 22010StrategyPlays a lot like the first, but with a more school-like setting compared to the first game
VitaValkyria Chronicles 2 (DL only)2012StrategySee PSP
JP PSPValkyria Chronicles 32011StrategyRuns parallel to the first game, dark in tone but very anime-like characters, plays like the other games in the series
SwitchValkyria Chronicles 42018StrategySee PS4
PS4Valkyria Chronicles 42018StrategyPlays much like the other numbered entries with the grit of the first game; adds a new class and assist options in the thick of battle
Xbox OneValkyria Chronicles 42018StrategySee PS4
PS4Valkyria Chronicles Remastered2016StrategyImproves the already gorgeous look of the first game and includes all DLC, otherwise is the same as the original
SwitchValkyria Chronicles Remastered (DL only)2018StrategySee PS4
GameCubeVirtua Quest2004ActionAn ARPG starring a lame kid who has to enslave the souls of Virtua Fighter characters to become cool
PS2Virtua Quest2005ActionARPG with a main character so lame, he has to capture the souls of the Virtua Fighter characters to become cool
SwitchWonder Boy: Monster Land (DL only)2019Action-Platform(AKA Wonder Boy in Monster Land) See SMS, but with challenge modes and QoL features
SwitchWonder Boy Anniversary Collection2023Action-PlatformSee PS4
PS4Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection2023Action-PlatformContains versions of 6 Wonder Boy titles (including in Monster Land, in Monster World, The Dragon's Trap (SMS), and Monster World IV)
Master SystemWonder Boy in Monster Land1988Action-PlatformA side-scrolling ARPG where score serves as XP of sorts and there is purchasable equipment to increase stats
PS3Yakuza 32010ActionContinues Kiryu's story but takes out a fair amount of content due to rushed localization (hostess clubs, for example)
PS3Yakuza 42011ActionAdds additional protagonists in addition to furthering Kiryu's saga (with tons to do in Kamurocho as always)
PS3Yakuza: Dead Souls2012ActionNon-canonical spinoff taking place after Yakuza 4; 4 playable protagonists and reduced exploration ability (on account of there being zombies everywhere)
Master SystemYs: The Vanished Omens1989ActionSome dungeon areas are horizontally flipped, but is otherwise generally similar to the original release