Games I regret missing out on.

This list is comprised of games that I missed out on playing for one reason or another, whether it be because I didn't own the console it was for, I wasn't aware of its existence at the time, or it simply wasn't ever released in the U.S. Ideally, I'd like to be able to play all of these games properly someday. For now though, these games shall remain on this list.

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Posted by Symphony

P2: Eternal Punishment is what introduced me to the Persona series. Great game, with a unique and cool rumor system.
Bushido Blade was a lot of fun when it came out, though graphically (like many psx fighting games) it hasn't survived the test of time and looks pretty horrible.. so if it does go to DLC, hopefully they touchup the graphics a lil bit.
I didn't even know there was a Namco meets Capcom game! Wow, why couldn't they have worked out a way to release it over here? ; ; Damn them!

Posted by SmasheControllers

If you want to play a P2, play Innocent Sin. Eternal Punishment's combat is faster but everything about Innocent Sin is better.

Posted by Neon941

I missed out on a good portion of those aswell, sometimes it's hard to go back and play these games because they feel so outdated but it's often very rewarding. I highly recommend Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu, game changed my life.
Posted by Video_Game_King

You missed out an Panzer Dragoon Saga AND Fire Emblem 4!? PLAY THEM!!! NOW!!!!! *becomes more angry on another list*

Posted by scarace360

Dude namco X Capcom was a good game and no i dont live in japan my friend brought it back from a trip and it was pretty cool even though he had to translate it for me.

Posted by graniteoctopus

only two games by non japanese developers. why am i not surprised?
Posted by Hailinel
@graniteoctopus said:
" only two games by non japanese developers. why am i not surprised? "
I dunno.  Why aren't you?  I can't answer that question for you.  I don't know why a lack should have surprised you, either.
Posted by dagas

Man you should have played Shenmue back in the day on the DC. I'm afraid you've missed that boat. Playing it today would not be the same thing. Back then it was the best looking game, it was the most "open worldly" game and it had more detail than 10 games combined. Probably as close I've ever come to getting lost in a virtual world. The world of Shenmue felt so real I could swear I was in that Japanese village myself. 
Many games are described as epic, but Shenmue really deserves it. It's a virtual world not just a game.

Posted by Eijikun

I was able to get my hands on Panzer Dragoon Saga from a used game store for $40 in 2000! It is now worth over $200. It's a price I'll never accept, as PDS is one of my favorite games of all time.

Posted by TopSteer

Wow, this is the first time I've seen anybody besides me mention Destiny of an Emperor. It's quite possibly my favorite RPG on the NES and probably a big reason why I'm such a huge fan of the Three Kingdoms period.

Posted by Hailinel

@TopSteer: Destiny of an Emperor is a game that I have never seen in physical form. The closest I've ever gotten are Youtube videos and old Counselor's Corner answers in Nintendo Power from way back in the day. I had actually forgotten the name of the game until I was reminded of it by in a blog post she made some time ago.

As a fan of the Three Kingdoms period myself, mostly through the Dynasty Warriors games and also having read the novel, I would love to give the game a shot.

Posted by TopSteer

@Hailinel: I don't remember much about the game anymore except really liking the battle system which was a lot different than other RPGs that I played.

I really like the Warriors series too but I wish they would make another Kessen or Dynasty Tactics. I never could get into the Romance of the Three Kingdoms games though, they were always too complex for me, although I might try one again to see if I can wrap my head around it.

Posted by Hailinel

@TopSteer: I'd love to see another Kessen, as well. I was particularly fond of Kessen III. As for the ROT3K series, I played the heck out of ROT3K8 back on the PS2. It was probably the last game I played that honestly threatened my sleep cycle. It was also my first entry into the series, and still my favorite, though I haven't played many of the others.