The Last Generation of gaming saw me log more hours into my DS and PSP than on my Wii and Playstation 3. On the go gaming just made more sense with busy weekends, and a two hour commute each day for five days a week. The ten or so JRPGs I bought for my PS3 and Wii for the most part remain untouched. Of the handful I played, Final Fantasy XIII and Eternal Sonata disappointed me while Costume Quest brought Halloween to life, and the joy of inedible candy into my heart. While I have some gems waiting to be played on my consoles, I needed to not look very far to get my JRPG fix as both the DS and PSP were willing to cater to those needs. Square had a strong presence in that regard but when thinking about the Last Generation of gaming for JRPGs and SRPGs, it's clear that there's one company in particular that has become a force to be reckoned with.
For all that Square failed to provide me in terms of console gaming for the previous generation; the same cannot be said for what I received on the portables. Bringing entries of the Dragon Quest series to the DS was much appreciated. The older titles were new to me, with Dragon Quest V being one of the most intriguing, messed up games in terms of story I’ve had the good fortune of playing. Dragon Quest IX tugged at my heart strings in its individual tales while playing with my emotions at the end. The Kingdom Hearts series had some lukewarm entries but it also had a great one in Birth by Sleep. The World Ends With You, Crisis Core, Final Fantasy: The Four Heroes of Light and the amazing Tactics Ogre: Let us Cling Together all made appearances. A few of these are some of the best games to ever grace my library.