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« on: April 23, 2021, 11:02:25 PM »
Final Fantasy VII, IX and X are godly

I just finished Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross both for the first time recently and loved every moment and hate myself for not tapping into them earlier.

Next up is The Legend of Heroes: Trails In The Sky

Any others I need to get onto?  What are your favourites?





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Re: JRPG
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2021, 07:52:14 AM »
I never could really get into JRPGs, but all of the Fire Emblem games are dope and makes you really have to think about each and every move you make. The ones on Gameboy Advanced were the best IMO.

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Re: JRPG
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2021, 09:00:19 AM »
Not sure if it counts as a JRPG (I know Y7 counts as one), but the Yakuza series is some serious gourmet shit. It's not a Japanese GTA game.

Although released on a later date, Yakuza 0 is the best game to start off with as it's a prequel to all the games.

The main stories are super serious and dramatic, but then the side stuff is a complete 180.

Well, I think this video shows what I mean pretty well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQS4RMDbHvo

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Re: JRPG
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2021, 12:26:33 PM »
PS1 is the best JRPG console:

Xenogears
Suikoden 1+2
Valkyrie Profile (my personal favorite)
Wild Arms

SNES is good too:

Final Fantasy III



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Re: JRPG
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2021, 09:13:17 AM »
Seiken Densetsu 3 / Secret of Mana 2
The SNES version if best, it was remade in 3D a few years ago but the annoying anime voices turned me off getting started. The SNES version has so many branching paths with real-time combat, much faster paced as other JRPGs.

Edit: SNES version available on emulators.

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Re: JRPG
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2021, 01:20:57 PM »
Currently playing Bravely Default 2, great classic Square. All the tropes, challenging, but has some pretty adult themes in the side quests etc. I really want and old school styled game in terms of graphics and gameplay (think Octopath Traveler) but with a heavy story, maybe even hints of sci-fi a la FF7 or Star Ocean 2 or Xenogears.

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Re: JRPG
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2021, 11:57:55 PM »
A few that spring to mind that i've particularly enjoyed over the last 5-10 years-

Neir Automata (xb/ps)
Xenoblade Chronicles X, 1 & 2 (wii/wii U/switch) worth picking up a console just to play this IMO.
Yakuza 7 (xb/ps) (tbh check out the whole series)
Dragon Quest XI (xb/PS)
FF X and X-2
FF XV (xb/ps)
Eternal Sonata (xb 360)

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Re: JRPG
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2021, 12:32:12 AM »
Currently playing Bravely Default 2, great classic Square. All the tropes, challenging, but has some pretty adult themes in the side quests etc. I really want and old school styled game in terms of graphics and gameplay (think Octopath Traveler) but with a heavy story, maybe even hints of sci-fi a la FF7 or Star Ocean 2 or Xenogears.

I forgot about Star Ocean 2, I loved that game.

Also, I'm shocked it hasn't been mentioned (I forgot it too) but EarthBound is excellent as well.

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Re: JRPG
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2021, 06:50:43 AM »
I grew up pretty much exclusively playing Final Fantasy and other Square JRPGS. Two of my absolute non-Final Fantasy JRPG's are Lost Odyssey (developed my Mistwalker, a studio started by the guy that created FF) and Dragon Quest XI. DQXI is a modern game that sticks to a classic formula and story but is extremely charming and feels like an all time classic. Lost Odyssey is a little more off the beaten path gameplay wise but tells an extremely unique story that's at times heartwarming and at times tragic, it's unfortunately exclusive to Xbox.

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Re: JRPG
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2021, 10:28:52 PM »
I never could really get into JRPGs, but all of the Fire Emblem games are dope and makes you really have to think about each and every move you make. The ones on Gameboy Advanced were the best IMO.

Fire emblem is on the to do list for sure.  Yakuza and Persona get high praise pretty often so I'll eventually get to those. I love me some anime but the really heavy anime looking jrpgs seem a bit much for me
 

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Re: JRPG
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2021, 07:01:59 AM »
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I never could really get into JRPGs, but all of the Fire Emblem games are dope and makes you really have to think about each and every move you make. The ones on Gameboy Advanced were the best IMO.
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Fire emblem is on the to do list for sure.  Yakuza and Persona get high praise pretty often so I'll eventually get to those. I love me some anime but the really heavy anime looking jrpgs seem a bit much for me

This is where it starts to get tricky, because Fire Emblem is a JRPG in everything except gameplay where it's more of a strategy game. As someone who isn't big too on Anime (I like Akira and Berserk but don't watch much else) I absolutely love Yakuza and Persona even though Yakuza was a beat-em-up until 7