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ITT: Best RPGs that go under the radar, Starting with Star Ocean

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ITT: Best RPGs that go under the radar,

Starting with Star Ocean
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It's not that unknown though. I've seen it posted on /v/ a bunch of times.
I still consider this to have the best soundtrack of the decade.
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>>275574503
Which decade? That game was released in 1999. Did they remake the music or something?
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>>275574715
Of the '90s, obviously.
Also, Treasure of the Rudas. Really fucking detailed sprites with some pretty simple, but, smooth animation.
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Vandal Hearts. It may not be the deepest tactical RPG around but it has the best level design in the genre and is just an incredibly fun game all around.
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One of my favorites and Dreamcast classic.
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>>275573957
Golden Sun
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This is one my faves from the PS2 era, don't think I've ever seen it on /v/
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>>275575134
This. People just ignore Vandal Hearts. Probably because of how popular FFT was and is.

Also, honourable mention: Vandal Hearts 2. It had a weird battle system and art style, but it was a great game.
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>>275575194
This, and Summon Knight
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>>275576991
Picked up Summon Knight while batch downloading ROM's and fell in love! wish I found it when I was younger though
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>>275575341
Is shadow hearts 1 any good?
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>>275574503
My NIGGA.

this is one of my top 5 PS1 games.

Saga Frontier 2 is another. Amazing waterpaint color art style (Done by hand), and another A+ soundtrack
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Are the Star Ocean games actually any good? I only ever played a bit of SO1, and it seems like a watered down Tales game with stiffer combat.
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>>275577869
From what I remember I didn't invest as much time but the over arcing story and the setting is worth a playthrough in my opinion anyway.
Fighting stuff in Victorian England with Jap clothing is actually fun.
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Both the main Summon Night games and the Swordcraft Story side ones were great, if lesser known in the west and coming pretty late to the point where nobody even bothered to localize the 3rd SCS sadly. That series is one of the few older ones I wish would get a decent remake/upscale/port to some more modern stuff, I feel like they're still fun and could do well given a second chance.
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>>275578065
So1 is great , SO2 is greater. So3 is good until the tweest and then it becomes awful. Last Hope is an abortion.
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>>275578065
Star Ocean led me onto enjoying Tales, but I found SO more accessible and easy to get into.
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>>275577869
Yes, definitely. Mechanically it's pretty standard JRPG with the exception of a couple of weird systems but the setting, story, music and characters are all a breath of fresh air.
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>>275578139
I'm pretty sure piracy actually killed any other summon night games coming out.
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>>275578037
Damn, that still looks glorious.

>>275578065
I think some of the later ones were stronger, though not going to lie, it's never been my favorite series. SO1 was definitely the weaker SNES title vs ToP to me, but both series have had their ups and downs.
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>>275578139
>TFW it's expensive

Emulating it wouldn't be the same ;_; damn it why are GBA games so freakin expensive
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>>275578348
>Damn, that still looks glorious.
The game aged great due to the art style. The backgrounds and sprites were all done by hand, using watercolor paint. It's a gorgeous game with some great music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLlQn4uGALQ

Also a pretty great storyline where you're an exiled prince trying to reclaim his kingdom.
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>>275578267
>I'm pretty sure piracy actually killed any other summon night games coming out.
No, at least not for the third SCS, we know why that didn't come because the localizers specifically said so. Basically they hadn't gotten to the series until late, by which I mean late in the lifespan of the GBA, and by the time they were thinking about doing the third the NDS was already out. They said they felt that even though the earlier ones had actually done well it would not do well to release something for a handheld platform a year or whatever after the successor was out and it was obsolete. That reasoning only became stronger as time went by.

I can see the cold business rationale there, I mean, at this point it'd be a tough sell to try to get something new localized for the PS3 let alone the PS2 if you were starting from scratch. Yeah lots of people have those and use them but things move fast, management wants to be onto the next thing. That's why I'd like too see good updated ports, to mobile even (given controller support).
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>>275578920
I'm thinking of Twin Age I guess.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summon_Night:_Twin_Age
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>>275578037
Great game. Played for the first time a few months ago.
The second gen isn't as interesting as the first one though.
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Didn't play the first one as much, but my 7 Y/O self loved the second. The battle system was just so different.
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>>275578684
Glorious taste anon.
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>>275578684
>VP
>under the radar
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What does /v/ think of Okage?
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Worst things about the game were the high encounter rate+trying to learn magic, but this was another great JRPG I never see discussed. Had a fighting game style combat system where you could make your own combos.
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>>275579186

I always wanted to play it when I was a kid, but never had a PS2. Any idea how well it emulates?
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this
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>>275579168
Not on /v/ but everywhere else yeah pretty much
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Azure Sky(Dream?)
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>>275579186
great game
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>>275578152
>good until the tweest and then it becomes awful

Man honestly, who the fuck cared about the story.

The gameplay in general was amazing and the amount of extra content was massive and fun.

To this day, I still don't understand why people call SO3 shit cause of the story while praising tales series games which have equally asinine story telling.
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>>275579373
Azure dream yes, I rented the shit out of it and got it from my grandma for christmas.

>>275579412
It's a JRPG dude, story is why you play them for most of the time.
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>>275579265
It's shockingly cheap on ebay. Not sure how it emulates, it's not a terribly complicated game, graphically, so I'm sure it runs really smoothly.
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>>275579186
I played it once. Rented it from a blockbuster. Never got very far, I assume. I beat some guy called the rat king or whatever and got kinda bored with the game.
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>>275579309
Even on /v/ it comes up once in a blue moon. Granted, everyone left who knows and remembers it seems to like it, one of the few games that /v/ is generally totally positive on (what few there are), but it's still plenty unknown. 1999 was 15 years ago.
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Stella Dues and Eternal poison are some that I dont see mentoined very often.
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>>275579496
Except it's an action RPG too.

You play those for the gameplay.
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>>275579759
>>275579168
>>275578684
I've been meaning to get into the series

Which version of the original should I play? Irc I've heard some bad things about the psp version
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>You will never play a videogame and stop for a minute as you enter a new area and the scenery and soundtrack send shivers through your entire body as you slowly feel completely immersed into the mood and the masterfully crafted sounds.

This one here just hits the spot on me. Its so beautiful, so emotional. Its just too fucking good. Why cant we have more like this instead of WUB WUB.
Feels fucking sad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnzJBVg5uwQ&

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHfWVuEuQR8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6B7Xucw6Uo
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>>275573957
>furry enabling game

Good that it went under the radar
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>>275579295
>TFW no original disgaea games after 2

It hurts. Disgaea 2 wasn't even good.
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>>275580000
The PS1 version is the recommended version, i recall something about not being able to sort your party or something in the PSP version and some other shit, the amerilard PS1 version had extra stuff added/fixed nice quads
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Why did JRPG had to die?
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Suikoden series and Grandia series.
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>>275580445
They never died, they just stopped being mainstream.
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>>275580491
>Suikoden
>under the radar
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>>275580530
Tell me 5 good JRPGs that came out during the last 4 years.
Bonus points for non-rehash of old renowned series.
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I just got a PSP. Reccomend me some adventurous/cozy JRPGs.
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>>275580000
AAYYYYEEEE WHAT UP
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Oh jeez
check this shit out /v/ I looked up Valkyrie Profile for PSP on ebay and I got this masterpiece

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Valkyrie-Profile-Lenneth-PlayStation-Portable-2006-/161503396743?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item259a5a4387
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>>275580723
Radiant Historia, Bravely Default, SMT4, Devil Survivor 1-2, Etrian Odyssey series (4 fucking games), Dragon Quest 9.
>Rehash
Oh, you're a retard. Should have said so in the first place!
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>>275573957
naturel doctrine
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>>275580723
Bravely Default
Radiant Historia
Ni No Kuni
Tales of Vesperia
The Last Remnant
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Etrian Odyssey 2-4
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>>275581161
Not the same guy but half of those games are older than 4 years.
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>>275581354
>>275581161
>Radiant historia

Hell yeah motherfucker, this game was amazing.
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>>275581354
>4 years
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoJoiFSMjOA

Dat battle music.
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>>275581156
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>>275581423
I only played Radiata Stories
which I loved
Its difficult to describe how hard I cheese'd that final boss
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>>275573957

Nigga that didn't go under the radar, it was very popular with anyone who played jRPGs.
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>>275581374
Yeah my bad, Devil Survivor 1 and Etrian Odyssey 1-2 are older than 4 years. Does it really make a massive difference, though?
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>this gem got ignored because unlimited saga was terrible and they couldn't look past the art style

Easily among the top 3 ps2 era jrpgs. Hard as balls to learn, but once you get it you can easily get a few hundred hours out of it.
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>>275581703
DQ9 and Radiant Historia are too.
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>>275573957
Just downloaded first departure. Thanks OP.
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I came here expecting to find something new to play only to find out that all of these names are popular. Have I played too many games /v/?
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>>275580783
legend of heroes trails in the sky
riviera
grand knights history
star ocean first departure
the Ys games
Jeanne d'arc
gungnir
zenonia
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>>275581464
Oh I went five years, so knock off The Last Remnant and Tales of Vesperia, still 5 left.
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>>275578756

I played it as a little kid and had NO idea what I was doing most the time. Game had so many different plotlines and a weird way of leveling up. I just remember my boi Gustav and his steel sword owning niggas.
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>>275581593
I love how it's legit covered in snack crumbs/sawdust/whatever the fuck

How he has the nerve to charge 10 dollars is beyond me
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>>275581894
Now, can I pirate those? Cuz I know 2d games like corpse party, when pirated, become so distorted they're nearly unplayable.
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>>275581889
No, you just have to start looking for flawed gems instead of the very best
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>>275578152
FUCK SO3 that game becomes so ridiculously hard down the line because everything starts spamming aoe disables and yeah that twist was shit
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>>275582126
what the hell are you talking about
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>>275581482
All of the music in that game was good for GBA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gEJDT5_PDk

Also this game has the best screenshot LP ever.
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Moon: Remix RPG Adventure
Good luck playing it, unless you happen to speak Nipponese
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ff7
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>>275575152
>first game is PlayStation exclusive
>second game is Dreamcast exclusive (for two years)
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>Japan
>RPG

You mean point and click linear adventures right? I'm sure these games are fun for casual players who just want to turn their brains off for a while and play something simple but alas, I can't force myself to pretend to be this stupid so I could play a JRPG
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>>275582468
The translation will come out sooner or later...right? It should come out before Yoshiro Kimura's heart explodes.
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>>275581354
>Bravely Default
>Ni No Kuni
>Tales of anything
>Last Remnant
>SMTIV
>EO

>Under the radar
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>>275582554
This.
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>>275582554
epic post m8
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>>275582554
>point and click
>console RPG's
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>>275582346
Saw a thread about it on /v/, I have no idea what I'm talking about besides that. They mentioned that the screen blurs to the point of becoming unplayable if the background is static for more that a few seconds.
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>>275582658
Read the post he responded to, you fag
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>>275581354
Ni No Kuni's story is good, but the combat is extremely repetitive, and the AI for your followers is retarded.
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>>275580445
because they're garbage. if you haven't gotten your fill of JRPGs yet, you haven't played enough JRPGs.
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>>275582651
It has a worse chance than Zero Escape 3 coming out.
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>mfw 95% of /v/ has played neither
>mfw they're some of my favorite vidyas of that era

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50Xi-Orj2fg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AorJL8gdPNw
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>>275581927
fuck yes gustav was such a goddamn boss, i was kinda sad he just died just like that
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>>275581848
I loved the weapon customization in that game. I hated the parts where it made you use other characters as the lead, they felt extremely clunky
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>>275582717
I don't know what that person was trying to tell you, but they're full of shit
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>>275582554
Well, thread's over.
Thanks, faggot.
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>>275582668
lol
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Someone needs to ban these shitposting faggots from the very few civilized threads on this shithole, cant discuss anything these days
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Had a weird charm to it.
Also the OST was pretty cool
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>>275583242
Just report, hide and move on. They can only derail threads if you give them attention.
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>>275582668
I know this is supposed to be a troll image but it is literally spot on except for the one screen cap of Dragon Age 2.

Fucking weaboos can't even make an image with the explicit purpose of riling somebody up without first humiliating themselves. You lot are pathetic
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>>275583420
You realize the original image was supporting jrpgs and they just edited the text right? The same shit wrpg screenshots were left on it.
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>>275579295
Disgaea kind of aged bad.
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>>275579807
Is Stella Deus a good alternative to Final Fantasy tactics? I Found out recently that despite hating SRPg's I can APPARENTLY stomach Tactics games just fine.

If it were up to me I'd just play Shining Force all day but no it had to be Tactics that gets all the clones...
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>>275583594
>came out in 2003
>aged bad
How? Elaborate.
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>>275582523
>first game was a port on playstation
>exclusive
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>>275577869
SH1 is unlike any other JRPG, literally ever. It's some creepy gothic horror (bloody and violent in spots) RPG-ing where you hear voices and are asked to tail this girl who's the key to survival or something. It's exceptional.

SH2 ditches the horror for action and humor and a WAY bigger game and manages, somehow, to be smarter and funnier and better in almost every way.

SH3 is a turd.
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>>275583765
>2003 was 11 years ago.

Almost 12, in a few weeks.
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>>275583690
The tactics ogre remake on the psp is probably the peak of the genre, made by the same team that did final fantasy tactics but with a bit more depth.
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>>275581593
Looks like an icicle disaster
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>>275583690
Play Vandal Hearts instead, anon. It's very simple but really fun and rewarding.
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I just finish Dark Dawn and as a Golden Sun game it definitely felt weaker compared to the original 2. Still a decent game though.

Despite the whole bullshit about those vortexes people forgot about 5% into the game being the cliffhanger end, it helped ground me in terms of how much time I spent on the original games. I though GS DD was shorter compared to at least TLA, but when I booted up my old copy, I saw I had a save file from right before the last boss that was roughly the same amount of time I spent playing DD up until beating Dullahan (and has anyone really beat him without grinding or summon spamming). I could have sworn I sank so much more time into the Lost Age as a kid plus that conversion system was neat as fucking minus mistyping a code or something at the very beginning.
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>>275582554
Euphoric.
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>>275581423
And amazing OST as well.
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>>275584245
Too bad there wasn't enough of it in the game. I got so damn tired of hearing to that one triumphant theme which plays when things go in your favor.
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>>275581848
I might be tardy to the party at this point, but this game is seriously one of the best. I fucking loved almost every part of it.

Deego is best. Kisala a shit.
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>>275578139
How's the DS one?
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>>275584551
God Tier:
Steve, Deego

Great Tier:
Lillika, Jaster

Good Tier:
Simon, Jupis.

Traitorous Steve Blum Tier:
Zegram

Cute but Useless Tier:
Kisala

Rogue Galaxy had so many good characters to use, you wish you could have more then 2.
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>>275585193
Wish more games were like suikoden letting you use 6 characters at a time. No point in having all these great characters when you are limited to 2 of them.

Hating that shit in Radiata Stories, would have bumped that game up from a 7/10 to maybe a 9/10 for me.
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>>275583332
No one had faces in that game tho
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>>275585508

Radiata Stories is especially shit in that regard since you can only ever control Jack.
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>>275586487
I don't mind not having control if the game was balanced around that, but it's unforgivable to give me 50 different interesting characters that have complex recruiting processes and only let me play 2 at a time.
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>>275579232
Noa was one of my first PS1 waifus
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>>275582962
I liked Dark Cloud 2's weapon system more.
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>>275583779
in the US it was, dumbass.
ya know, the language most of us speak and know?
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>>275587151
At least it got a shitty PS2 port.
Glorious 10 FPS.
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>>275579232
Still one of my favorite JRPG boss fight themes.
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>>275579232
aw shit, this game was my jam.
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>>275579071
Good choice
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>>275575341
I've been thinking of going through the series again
How do they run emulated?
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>>275587310
im stuck in G2. in some forest and the map sucks ass, can't find my way back.
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>>275581482
The original waifu sim disguised as an RPG
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>>275579373
I replay Azure Dreams once every year. Dragon monster with Picket's quick trait is too enjoyable.
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>>275574503
I'm playing through this right now. This game is so fucking beautiful in every way. This fucking song gets me going.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4J4ZQP7Nq0
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>>275578037
holy shit, someone ELSE besides me played SF 1 and 2? i've never talked to ANYONE that played them.

2 is great, dat Gustave scene where you protect that fort with Johan and the tears that followed.

love SF1's combo system, makes for some kick ass looking shit with the right moves in a level 5 combo.
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>>275588164
Pretty sure everyone with a PS1 played SF, 2 was either a love it or hate it game for a lot of people though. Wish SF had aged better, I love the gameplay so much more but it looks terrible on anything but a tiny screen to me now.
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>>275573957
>>275574503

>Star Ocean 2
>Legend of Mana

Toss in Parasite Eve 2 and Final Fantasy VII and that was the majority of 8th to 10th grade for me.

But on Legend of Mana... that weapon crafting guide on GameFAQs. I think it was written by someone who really DID have the Uncle that worked at the game company.
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was luminous arc any good?

>>275578756
you forgot to mention that the other half of the story is jojo parts 1-2
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>>275588363
i was playing it on a PSOne during halloween while giving out candy. little kid thought transforming into Alkaiser was cool.
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Anyone here played Contact for the DS? It is a fantastic, charming rpg and yet I have never seen anyone talk about it.
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>>275578037
Saga Frontier gets points for being the only Saga game with a plot. I'm guessing the japanese shat on it for not being a grindfest like the others.

It was a good plot too.
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>>275588715
It's very simple and has no real customization. Final fantasy tactics, tactics ogre, disgaea and fire emblem ruined me on srpgs I guess.

Look into Jeane d'Arc or Wild Arms XF if you are looking for a more recent good srpg.
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>>275589261
was xf good? I had heard that all of the wild arms games after 3 were crap.
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>>275588971
It's on my backlog. Is it long? Is it hard?
Is it throbbing?
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I hear a lot about tactics ogre but never anything about the original game or ogre battle 64. I thought those games were actually really good and the closest to a console rts that wasn't retarded we'll ever get.
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It's not really under the radar but I know for sure quite a few have not played it

Seriously, go fucking play the Ys series if you haven't
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I fucking loved Eternal Sonata. I only ever saw one thread on /v/ hit the post limit about it and that was a long time ago.
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>>275589401
If you don't expect a wild arms game it's pretty great. I'd still rate it around the mid-slightly above average tier of srpgs though, but there haven't been many good ones in a while.
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Kiseki
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>>275589854
I find sprg's/tactics games harder to judge by just casual glances compared to regular RPG's. I mostly go on presentation.

They all look the same to me. Not anon BTW.
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>>275589770
This game is kicking my ass, no joke. Fucking ennemies 2shot me. I'm terrible, how do I git gud?
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>>275589654
March of the black queen was probably the first game that I ever had to start over from scratch after sinking 30-40 hours into the game. That difficulty curve will fuck you in the ass if you aren't building your groups right.

Was never able to play ogre battle 64 since I never had an n64 growing up and the game never worked on any emulator I've tried.
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>>275589770
Those credits, though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcP6niffmJs

The game was really weird at times, forgetting the story is about Chopin, Fredric's music.
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>>275581873
When you get around to 2, play the original. The remake is shit.
First Departure is fine though.
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>>275590121
I managed to play through it on pj64 1.7. it worked fine except for some very minor texture glitches. even though matsuno didn't work on it, I think it's my favorite game in the series. it had the most fun class upgrades and an entertaining story. managing chaos frame was a real bitch though.
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>>275589654
i've had OB64 for years, still haven't really sat down and played it. mines a rental copy, but its in damn good shape with the box and manual.
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>>275584743
surprisingly decent dub. play it.
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>>275590331
Technically the remake of 2 is 'better' in the sense that they corrected a lot of the mispronunciations and general translation errors. But at the same time those mispronunciations were a big part of the charm in that game, the new voice actors are irritating as fuck and the new character portraits are significantly worse.
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>>275578139
don't get me started with the 3rd translation ;_;
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>>275579726
that was the first boss

it's an alright game, neat concept
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>>275578152
A new code lyoko?!
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So I'm playing the PS3 Atelier games right now. How are the PS2 games? Any good?
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>>275589587
The bosses can be very difficult, but the leveling up system makes grinding pretty short and easy.
It's very unique, but it's easy to get lost objective-wise. Nonetheless, it's pretty awesome and it's an orgasm for people who loves collecting items and 100% everything. You should definitely give it a go.
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This game and it's prequel, Silver Star Story.

Pure fucking magic, man. Every time I play these games, I go back to being a kid again.
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>>275589661
I tried playing Oath in Felghana...it was shit...the first dungeon doesn't even trigger until you talk to every NPC in town, despite know exactly where you have to go...it's bullshit and I couldn't even beat the first mid-boss anyway.
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>>275591317
Welp, looks like I'm starting this tonight. Thanks for the answer, man!
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>>275589654
>We will never get a proper conclusion to the series.

Why even live?
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For some reasons I play this quietly in my room.One of the most fun JRPG i've ever played.
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Outdated during its time, but still great. Especially the script and the music.
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>>275591102
I didn't care for them and I didn't think the PS3 games were real great until they got to Totori+.
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>>275591382
This and grandia are like my measuring stick for every jrpg, they are just solid games in every single area.
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>>275579232
Ttttttornado flame. the game.
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>>275588164
>2 is great, dat Gustave scene where you protect that fort with Johan and the tears that followed.
This was definitely the highlight of the game.

damnit, Gustave... Why you gotta be such a total bro?
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>>275592116
>For some reasons I play this quietly in my room
Because it's embarrassing as fuck? I played it for a few hours. You date girls to increase your blacksmithing powers.

I remember talking about farts with one of the girls.
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>>275590121
The "you gotta be underleveled to be a good guy" bullshit didn't fly with me so I quit.
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>>275588164
>>275592858
I played SF2, though it was years ago and I remember little. I do recall being upset when playing as the adventurer guy and the girl died on me, so I reloaded and did something else and she lived.

I remember the villain was an egg. A little egg.
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>>275589227
What saga game has ever been a grindfest? The design of every game is meant to punish you for grinding because the enemies get progressively harder the more battles you fight. Shit some parts of the game are impossible to beat if you spent any time grinding since you don't have the equipment to even stand a chance against random encounters.
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>>275573957
maybe first departure, because second evolution sucked ass, well, not completely, just the motherfucking protagonists
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>>275573957
>SO2
Played, finished the unleashed bosses and that whatever dungeon.

>Legend of Mana
Pretty, I like the gem people storyline the most.

>>275579071
Played, but not finishing it. Mixing and matching bugs wasn't exactly my favorite.

>>275579232
Played, also played the sequel. The sequel kinda sucks. They have the stupid thought that having around 15 combo per person is a good idea. Usually for each combat i just entered the combo and watch tv or read a book for 5 minutes until it's finished.

>>275579295
1 is good, 2 not so much. Lost the originality.

>>275581708
Romancing is nice, great artstyle too. Also hard to learn? That shit is piss easy. now Unlimited Saga though, that one was fucking hard.

>>275578037
Played this. It's ok, but i don't exactly like how the characters you spend times building can go old, weak and dead. Sure it's kinda cool in the story aspect but still sucks.
Also no one mentions the first Saga Frontier? That one have a cool, colorful battle skills and trippy last bosses.
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>>275588715
I enjoyed Luminous Arc 1 and 2.

It was SRPG with waifus and witches.
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>>275578037
fucking saga frontier was great, wish they would have made it about gustav-the motherfucking steel -only, loved the idea of a dude that was born with magic, in a world were magic was key, and had to trust in his brain and steel weapons
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>>275578037
Reminds me of Ragnarok Online
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>>275593891
I likes the Johann story too. Both were rock solid.
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>>275593514
>Romancing is nice, great artstyle too. Also hard to learn? That shit is piss easy. now Unlimited Saga though, that one was fucking hard.

The art looked terrible on stills and I think a lot of complaints were about how ugly it looked in screenshots. But when the game was actually moving the characters looked great I think, the general world was beautiful too.

The difficulty part I mean is that there were no quest markers or general hints to where you progress next and it was really open ended in a lot of ways which people outside japan aren't really accustomed to in rpgs. The fact that enemies got stronger as you fought more random battles and the skill system being the classic complex saga way probably confused a lot of people too.

I loved the shit out of that game, but I can admit it probably turned away a lot of people who only gave it an hour or two to win them over. Unlimited Saga was a whole different kind of difficult though. I hated it when it first came out, but eventually went back and played it again and appreciated it a bit more.
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I never really see people talk about (or at least praise) the xenosaga series. Its only ever how immaculate xenogears was or how they either love/hate the blade series.
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>>275594271
I watched Xenosaga. 1 and 3 were good. 2 was shit.

Liked it more than gears, which I think is overrated as fuck
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>>275594271

I tried to get into the Xenosaga series. I really did. I played the first one to completion, got about halfway through the second, and never once touched the third.

I don't know why I couldn't get into it. Maybe it was the multitude of cutscenes? I dunno. I'm sure I didn't give it a fair shot.
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>>275594271
It would have been better as a movie or anime in all honesty

The games were all over the place in quality on the gameplay and it really lacked a lot of depth in the combat I thought
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>>275594271

that's because

FUCK BAMCO

FUCK THEM AND WHAT THEY DID TO SAGA 2

FUCK THEM FOR MESSING WITH SORAYA SAGA

ALSO THESE GAMES ARE EVEN MORE CUTSCENE HEAVY THAN FUCKING FINAL FANTASY 13 AND METAL GEAR COMBINED
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>>275573957
>No Dias
Faggot
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>>275594271
it wasn't actually a very good series. the second game was especially terrible. it's better to just keep putting kosmos in crossover games and forget the rest of the series existed.
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>>275594426
>>275594495
But you can skip the cut scenes, I don't understand.

Xenosaga will always be one of my favorite RPG's.
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>>275594271
It's talked about, but mostly complaints.

Usually about ep 2 being shit compared to the first and questions about whether or not it can be skipped.

Ep 2 really isn't actually that bad. It's just broken: you only need Kos Mos, Junior, and Momo; cast elemental swords, then combo the shit out of the enemies.
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>>275594617

IF I WANTED A MOVIE I'D BE A SQUEENIX FAN
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>>275587669
The compass literally points you in the direction you need to go, either forward or backwards. I'm assuming you mean the jungle where the lion dude is from, right?
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>>275594648
It's not just the combat that was bad. The story was entirely flashbacks.
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>>275594648
I found 2 to have the best story.
Jr.'s and Albedo's past was a thrill to watch through.

Battle system did downgrade a lot though, especially when 3 came along. 1 had the perfect gameplay style, why did they have to change it.
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>>275594230
Ah i can see the reasons. The art was also not unlike any jrpg back then.
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.hack
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>>275594601
>wanting Dias over Leon

No sir, it is you who is the faggot. Ashton and Claude were better than him in every way anyways.
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I'll just leave this here
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>>275575152
Grandia 1 and 2 are fantastic, though both start out a little slow. I still haven't finished 3, I just can't seem to get out of the first 3-4 hours, it's so boring.
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>>275594271
>>275594942
>xenosaga & hack
For me these 2 have the same flaw. The series are almost the same game spread in 3-4 installments. For each i played the shit out of the first one and got bored of the 2nd one.
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>>275595145

My favorite team is

Dias
Precis
Chisato
Opera
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>>275595145

Opera Vectra shits on them all

That fucking skill where she fires plasma balls, Alpha on One or something, that shit is broken especially when maxed out, continuous stun locking of the enemy when combined with Claude
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>>275595186
>tfw you were paying enough attention to vitagen at the time that you caught the flash sale where it was only $1 on PSN

Meru____ best girl
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>>275594942
>decide to man the fuck up and buy the ps2 games since I only beat 1 and watched //sign
>find 1 cheap, 2 cheaper
>3 is $80
>4 is over $160
WHAT THE FUUUU
>Start 1 over again to refresh my memory on the story, blown away with nostalgia
>raped by first boss because I didn't feel like grinding
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>>275594412
agree that xenogears is overrated

>>275594426
third one is an adequate game, definitely worth getting to. Second game is meh but it still has parts that I like.

>>275594610
second one is awful compared to the INCREDIBLE quality that the first one put out. Kos mos is fucking 12/10 waifu tier though, shion too honestly. Had the biggest crush on both of them growing up.

>>275594648
2 was bad but I wouldn't say shit. Seeing the backstory to rubedo/albedo/nigredo was entirely worth it.

honestly, 2 is easily the worst of the 3 but it is still worth getting through if you fell in love with the first one. Also has one of the hypest trailers I ever saw. had to rip it off of an archive of gamespot years ago after I discovered that this trailer is nowhere to be found.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhhFo7cHLFI&list=UUD2A2rJlRTiUSfpadi_phhA

I still get chills watching this
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>>275573957
Skies Of Arcadia (DC Ver)
Shin Megami Tensei Soul Hackers
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is that my fucking SO2 screenshot? I'm gonna check my folder...
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>>275595393
I always feel bad for people who didn't buy all the copies when they could.

Owning all of the disks feels so good.
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>>275595335
Agreed, Shana was too pure maiden, her replacement probably had a penis, and Rose... Did you ever notice her Demon Gate Dragoon magic is actually a gateway in to her vagina? I'm serious.
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>>275595187

I hate what happened to the Grandia series.

The sad thing is, they did it to themselves. They made the mistake of thinking that everyone loved the games for the combat system.

Which, isn't entirely inaccurate. But it was the combination of a good battle system + a good story that compelled me to play them.

Grandia 1? Amazing game of childlike adventure and wonder. Similar to Lunar: SSSC

Grandia 2? A more mature and thought provoking game about the nature of good and evil / religion. Similar to Lunar: Eternal Blue

Grandia 3? I honestly don't remember much about this one. Something to do with a kid and an airplane...?

And don't even get me started on Grandia:Xtreme. That game is literally just "look at our awesome battle system: the game"
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>>275595145
I think my final 4 for beating the secret dungeon was Claude/Ashton/Dias/Rena or Claude/Ashton/Celine/Rena
Yeah Dias was a faggot, but you pretty much only need one mage, and i like Celine over Leon.
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>>275595538
I feel pretty much the same as your image except for disk 4. I was pretty diligent about farming cores through the other disks but disk 4 had me do a ridiculous amount of core farming.
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The Legend of Heroes series. (Kiseki series)

It's slipped under the radar since it's not localized.
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>>275595474
>Skies Of Arcadia
>under the radar
Only if you mean that no person that has played a jrpg should have missed playing that game
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>>275595815
Almost every game mentioned here are probably well known for any jrpg players.
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>>275595713
It will be getting a bit more attention with the SC localisation soon (maybe).

But yeah, it is a great series that only a few people on 4chan have played.
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Completely mundane, non-special, animu SRPG that's easy as fuck and has an abysmal translations. Still one of my most favorite games due to it's simplicity, multiple endings and just being a fucking SRPG with motherfucking ROBOTS.
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None of you fuckers played Robotrek.
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>>275595538
It pisses me of to no end that I never got the play the .hack because they were never localised to PAL.
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>>275595186
Dragons? More like spaceships than dragons.
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>>275595887
I guess.. I do remember seeing the ads in gaming magazines though. They really emphasized the "your actions depict who you are" mechanic but.. for the most part I don't it remember it really mattering.. And as an adult it's a lot easier picking the right choices in regard to when to say something ballsy vs playing it safe or avoiding a fight. Then again I'm sure it affects acquiring certain crew members.
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>>275596216
The Fire dragon and the Platinum dragon are the only ones that looked remotely like dragons, I admit.
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>>275596385

Rose's dragon was the best spaceship ever designed.
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>Ctrl+F
>No mention of pic related
Underrated and well done. Almost reminiscent of Chrono Trigger.

Honorable mentions: Sands of Destruction, Saiyuki: Journey West

Dunno if BFMusashi counts.

>>275580783
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>>275588690
Nope, on gamefaqs you'll find a lot of guides steal shamelessly from actual printed and published guides for things like that. Or they'll steal a faq from another language and just put the right names in.
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>>275581354
>Ni No Kuni
I picked it up last week for $10. Is it any good?
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Arc the Lad.
It came out (na ver) at the dying stage of psx so not many people play them.
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>>275596668
It's a great PS3 Exclusive. If you liked Spirited Away you'll like the art style for the game as it really feels like that kinda game.
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>>275596668
Would have been a 10/10 game if you weren't fighting with the AI more than you were enemies. But if you can get past that it's wonderful.
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>>275596668
I personally absolutely fucking love it and would probably give it 9/10 even though some of the mechanics can be pretty wonky.
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>>275573957
Mages are unusable in these games. 5 second cutscenes for every spell is terrible
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>>275596926
Shit fighters are more unusable.
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>>275593607
I have this and the international edition, I also loved the langrisser series and shining force and those kinds of times. soooo awww yah.
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>>275596926
Wasn't that fixed in second departure?
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>>275596493

>Psp and iOS

I guess I'm not playing that. Too bad, that brown elf had me ready.
>>
Are you niggers serious? I can't believe Threads of Fate hasn't been mentioned. This PS1 title consumed weeks of my life. The replay value is wonderful for this game.
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>>275597325
More action than rpg.
Also, i made the wrong choice of playing Mint first. Rue's story was fucking boring compared to Mint's
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>>275597325
I could never get into that game for some reason, the controls were kind of wonky or something? I loved brave fencer musashi though and a lot of people compared the two.
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>>275597285
honestly, it's not very good and you're not really missing anything. It's extremely bland and the battles are not challenging at all.
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>>275580723
Yakuza Ishin, Yakuza 5, Dragon Quest VII 3DS (a remake that outstands, and outshines the original in every damn way), Zero no kiseki evolution, Ao no kiseki evolution, Sen no kiseki, Sen no kiseki 2, Phantasy Star Nova.
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>>275597510
I disagree, Rue had the best story, although Mint's was enjoyable as well.

>>275597513
Wonky? I don't think so, but I remember movement being almost too fast and falling off ledges a lot.
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>no lufia II mention

Cmon step it up
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>>275597513
the only problem is the game didn't use analog at the time, kinda a pain to play nowadays.
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>>275594271
Look man, I tried, but after Xenosaga 1's Unlimited Cutscene Works I didn't have it in me to finish 2.
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>>275597981
That scene must be one of my favorite ones in JRPGs.
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>>275573957
>Asks for good RPGs
>Posts a J"RPG"
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>>275598516
>Is a faggot
>Sucks a big smelly cock to sate his wife between cuck sessions
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>>275594271
Bought all 3 and they set on my shelf forever because I tried to play through the first one several times and ended up dropping it .

Finally powered through it last year and it only got better once I finished the first one.

I was really dreading 2 since everyone shits all over it, but I enjoyed it a lot more.
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>>275573957

I have never seen this game mentioned on /v/, holy shit is it fucking rough for a tactics game and there's a god damn decision to make after nearly every mission that changes your route/party members.
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>>275598776
Ebin meem dood.
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>>275582425

Riviera had a screenshot LP? When? GBA version or PSP version?
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>>275598847
I wanted to try Blazing Souls but PPSSPP is still a nigger and lists it as "unplayable".
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>>275598945
But japanese game hate is my favorite meem
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>>275598312
>Lufia II
>under the radar
Yes, if you're talking about the GBC one.
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>>275581482
Fuck yeah Riviera. My first St!ng game and every one since hasn't lived up to it.
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>>275597981
>DQ VII

The game that restored my faith in Square, really
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>>275595601

It's funny because that is exactly why xtreme is my favorite, with the first game being a close second. I never actually played 2 though. And I agree that 3 was shit.

3 had all of the worse anime shit in it. Girl sees her brother kill her god in front of her fucking face right before he starts to choke her to death. "Oh he must have a good reason though!! I still love him!! :D". Then end with a final boss yelling about how "all love must perish" or whatever. They also made it amazingly easy and at the same time half ruined the combat stystem with those stupid air combos and worse mana eggs/skill books.
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>>275599036
It's not a meme to think that games that are absolutely terrible in all areas that matter, namely GAMEplay, are shit. It's just common sense, something you seem to lack.
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>>275598963
GBA version, but the psp extra chapter was included in the end. Google Didja Redo.
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>>275599131
Only problem for xtreme for me is the mc wore a thong on his head,
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>>275595601
Grandia for me is :
2 - 1 - xtreme - 3
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>>275573957
Sure thing OP

Linda Cube Again
Venus & Braves
Tengai Makyou Series
Sakura Taisen Series
Digimon World games
Moon Remix
Super Robot Wars series
Metal Max series, Metal Max 2 is a masterpiece
Marl Oukoku Series, with the PS2 game being really really good
some others I may be forgetting right now, but they're all 9/10 games in an average, with some dips here and there but great games in general.
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>People like Saga Frontier

I have to say, even now.

It's the hardest Squaresoft RPG to date in my honest opinion. I can't do shit in that game, and I can't enjoy it.

>Under the radar.

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