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I've never really been a fan of Rpgs but I want to get into

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I've never really been a fan of Rpgs but I want to get into them. What does /v/ recomend for a good Rpg to get into
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Purse owner
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>>289045813
Skyrim
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>>289045813
I'll be the weeb who suggests the most popular titles in the Tales series: Symphonia, Vesperia, Xillia, Abyss.

/v/ disagrees on their level of shit-ness and which has the most engaging gameplay, but I find all mentioned have decent story and gameplay (my standards aren't ridiculously high, though).
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Lufia 2
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>>289045813
Shin Megami Tensei.

Etrian Odysey is good too. And Fire Emblem is alright for an SRPG
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Wild Arms series.
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rapelay
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>>289045813
The most easy to get into is Final Fantasy X
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FF5
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everyone should play som or sd3 with a bro at least once
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Chrono Trigger or Final Fantasy IV might be good starting points. They aren't filled with convoluted bullshit that might be tough to understand like IN FF5, FF6, or FF7.
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Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne if you aren't super religious or take issue with turn-based combat.

Kingdom Hearts II if you don't mind cuh-rayzee as fuck stories.

Solatorobo: Red the Hunter if you don't mind shitty gameplay, care about worldbuilding, and/or are a furry.

Nier if you don't mind it being RPG-lite and more of an action/adventure game.

Final Fantasy XII if you like MMOs and/or put much care into worldbuilding.
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>>289046602
Back to potatoes
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>>289046637
>those three games
>filled with "convoluted bullshit"

god help you if you cant pass games that literally millions of people under 10 years old had zero trouble with.
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>>289046702
*or don't take issue with
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>>289045813
Everyone should play and beat Chrono Trigger once in their life.
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>>289045813

get a ps1 emulator. sosososo many
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>>289046827
This chart is incredibly inaccurate. I want to lick Lightning's armpits but I'd never play Lightning Returns.
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>>289046282
These are the good tales games
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>>289046602
>most unsatisfying ending
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>>289046637

>super convoluted
>FF5
>FF6

where the fuck did they lose you?
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Suikoden 1 & 2, preferably the pal versions for the bug fixes.
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Super Mario rpg
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>>289045813
Chrono Trigger
FF IV
Wild ARMs 5
Atelier Iris 2
The Legend of the Dragoon
Legaia 2
Sands of Destruction
Radiant Historia
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>>289045813
Do you mean rpgs, or that overblown, end of the world, same story, extended dialog you can give a crap about, jrpgs?
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>>289047116

Front middle guy is a fucking bitch.
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>>289046786
I've beaten every Final Fantasy game.

>>289047092
A newcomer might be overwhelmed by having to grind all of their different jobs in order to do well, or they might not comprehend how espers affect stats.
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>>289047315
If you can give a crap about it it must be good.
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>>289046786
Not him but he is probably referring to the fucking awful plot story of shit games like ff7, and that my friend, is a convoluted bullshit.
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>>289047092
I mean 6 has some hidden bullshit, like waiting for Shadow.
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>>289047315
No, that was just the least shitty Image I could find that was related
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>>289047226

>Atelier Iris 2

Atelier Iris 1 & 3 are both good as well. Also, Mana Khemia on either the PS2 or PSP is a surprisingly well done iteration.
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>>289045813
The short list for me would be
Chrono Trigger
Nocturne
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
Final Fantasy IV
Tales of series
and Final Fantasy XII
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pretty much every best jrpg ever made was for the snes, saturn or ps1

past ps1, disregard every single jrpg that exists. japanese culture had an expiration date, and it passed. they became culturally obsessed with the girlie boy shit and the derivatives of it permeated absolutely every aspect of the entertainment they produced, jrpgs past ps1 era become incredibly melodramatic, gay, and just not fun or likeable at all unless you're a weeb

I mean, all these years later, we're more used to awful shit like this, but look at this design. Just look at it.
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>>289045813
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey is a must play
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Suikoden 1 & 2
Legaia
Legend of Mana
Monster Rancher 2
Mario RPG
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>>289047479
If you want RPGs in general, since everyone is already saying a bunch of JRPGs then I highly recommend Morrowind and Fallout 3 as good WRPGs
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>>289047315
Fuck off shitposter
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>>289047662

>not fun or likeable at all unless you're a weeb

Where the fuck you think you are nigga?
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I would say start with Morrowind: The Elder Scrolls 3 on pc.
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>>289047535
Atelier Iris 2 has a more polished combat system than Atelier Iris 1.

Atelier Iris 2 feels more like an adventure in a huge world. Atelier Iris 3 is more like a town where you access different areas to look for materials / kill bosses to complete quests.

AI2 is definitely the best option there.


Mana Khemia is quite good as well. But it suffers the same problem AI3 has.
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FFVIII is worth playing just to see if you hate it or love it.
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>>289047846
>FO3
At least say New Vegas
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Play Chrono Trigger first. Not that it's a favorite of mine, personally, but it's probably the most prevalent JRPG that set the standard for approach and storytelling in RPGs.henceforth. Also play Chrono Cross, but don't read up on either. Fan discussions for the game really kind of blow what you get out of the games.


Earthbound/Mother as a series sets the table for JRPGs in child-like settings that aren't absurdly high-fantasy. If you want a breath of fresh air from the Dungeons and Dragons/Tolkein locale, they're great alternatives to take a break with. Okage Shadow King is also really good with that as well.

Anyway, favorites of mine are:
Grandia series. Play them in order. Besides Grandia Xtreme, the combat gets better with each game and don't listen to what others may say about Grandia III. It has the best combat out of all of them and the characters really aren't detestable.
Xenosaga series. Play all three of them in order. Really great worldbuilding, even if skill trees are sort of whatever after a while and truly customized characters sort of become non-existent by the third game (the combat as a whole also gets very generalized, but is still fun). Don't skip two, as it sets up most of the stuff that makes Episode III rewarding. Play Xenogears first so you can catch the references, but don't overthink their happenings.

Wild Arms 5. It has the most refined and distinctive battle system out of the series (besides the PSP strategy game that, if you're just now getting into RPGs, you should probably avoid for now unless you find out you really like SRPGs). Wild Arms 4 has the same system, but it's not as fluid and they didn't play around with it enough to make it difficult, so in most cases, you can kill bosses in your sleep in WAIV. Probably one of the prettiest JRPGs on PS2 and has some of the highest marks in presentation for any RPG on the console, in my opinion.
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>>289047662
>everyone shat on the design when it came out
>it now looks tame compared to what came after it
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>>289047667
this, absolutely.
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Let me help you
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>>289047878
How am I lying?
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>>289047662
>implying PS2 doesnt have a shitload of great JRPGS

>implying the NDS doesnt have a shitload of great JRPGS
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>>289047936

I couldn't stand Atelier Iris 2 but loved all the rest. Just putting them out there as potential games.
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>>289047976
There's a very good reason I didn't say New Vegas
I don't like the world of it even though its more in line with the older established Fallout universe
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>>289047662
Not every JRPG is like this. Digital Devil Saga for the PS2 is great.
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>>289048045
>front mission
>jrpg
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>>289047662
Look at this design. Just look at it
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>>289047662

The PS2 had some great JRPGs, shut the hell up.
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>>289048045
>Persona
>Wild Arms
>weeaboo shit
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Can I jump straight into Front Mission 3 without any knowledge of the others? I hear 2 is great but not translated.
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>>289048273
FFXII is a mix of good and bad. You have well designed characters and then you have characters like Vaan and Ashe.
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>>289048273
>>289047662
Look at this design. Just look at it
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>>289047374
>How espers affect stats
>grind all their different jobs
If you're a newcomer both of those things are completely unnecessary. You can beat FF5 with almost any setup and FF6 is actually even easier.
And I don't see how FF7 is convoluted in any way besides overarching plot considering it is actually "baby's first jrpg"
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>>289047981
i know. what a fucking horrorshow japanese pop culture has become. I blame shit like gackt.

they even made a fucking dmc clone game staring that guy. it was so utterly forgettable, cant even remember the name

>>289048052
It's past the cutoff point bro. Sorry.

Persona shit is just too weeb for me, though it does have great demon designs. Aren't half of those games about fucking going to high school anyway?
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>>289048148
So you're pushing your shitty opinion on someone who has a chance to do it right
After all he asked for RPGs and there's almost no actual choice and consequence in FO3
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>>289048429
>>289047662
>>289048273
I'm not done yet

>>289048416
True, but you can at least excuse Vaan for it due to where he lived and the culture there.
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>>289048443
Seriously, try Digital Devil Saga. It's the first story driven RPG I've played since the PS2 era that wasn't about teenage boys and actually felt mature.
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>>289048045

SMT
>Not weeaboo

At the very goddamn least Persona needs to be there.

Also, move SaGa over to the right and put Star Ocean in Pleb or something (besides 2 I guess).

And no weebs fight Ragu o Ragula, so move your precious fucking Etrian Oddysey the fuck over or something. Also, how the fuck can you hate on the Mario RPGs. You must have never played Bowser's Inside Story or something.
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>>289048045
I'd actually agree with this if it was just titled "Franchises that have good games in them"
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>>289048429
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>>289045813
Lunar series
Valkyrie Profile series

>still not suggested yet
Why?
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>>289047662
The best game ever made is a JRPG released on 2009 for the DS, so you obviously don't know shit about what you're talking about.
Play this OP>>289045813, specially if you like Sci-Fi settings
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>>289048571
Fair enough. I suppose if one were new to RPGs and didn't mind the wild west, then one might find the world interesting in New Vegas and enjoy it for what it was.
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>>289048759
>Valkyrie Profile
Shit I knew there was something I was forgetting.
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NieR
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>>289048710
Double check the image, Persona is in the weeaboo shit sector. Also fyi Persona is a Megami Tensei game, not a Shin Megami Tensei game
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>>289048742
Thank you.
This will be useful to me later....for personal matters.

>>289048879
See OP? This is the 2nd person to mention Nier. There's a good reason for this, I assure you.
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>>289048309
Im sorry but persona is literally the definition of a "weaboo" game. if anything this post is bait
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>>289048879
Nier is fucking amazing, but its a game that seems to transcend genres. I'm not sure what you could label it as.
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Final Fantasy I. The grinding is stupid and there's a lot of weird shit, but it did start that franchise, and has contributed to the jrpg genre greatly.

Same with the original Dragon Warriors.
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>>289048045
>.hack//
>weaboo
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>>289048801
Fuck I love the demonica design.
That game is so god damn good.
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>graduated college
>spend 10 hours a day either at work or getting to/from work
>got a girlfriend i now live with
>no time or desire for JRPGs anymore because they take like 80 fucking hours to beat and nowadays are often centered around social life-simulation shit

why /v/

i miss being a young boy dreaming of being a Dragoon
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>>289048045
>SaGa
>pleb

explain
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NieR has pretty accessible basic action gameplay, and maybe the best storytelling in any vidya. Definitely look into it, OP.
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>>289049048
I'd call it an action/adventure game with occasional bullet hell and text adventure elements.

Although one could argue it as an ARPG.
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>>289049081
Okay I'm actually fine with recommending FF1 because it still actually holds up mechanically even if it's encounter rate is a little nuts.
But Dragon Warrior 1 is everything dated about FF1 turned up to 25.
You haaave to grind in 1 and 2 to a ludicrous degree.

That being said I love that series
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>>289048801

>The best game ever made
>any smt

Heh.
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>>289049264
Kill yourself casual
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>>289048201
>made by square.
>features leveling up
>story focused.
Only thing that would at any point make it seem not like a Jrpg is that it all takes place in fake American or European countries.
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OP, have you decided on what games you might want to play? Are there any you are curious about? Are you still here?
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>>289048617
man i hate to sound condescending but, the story to a video game has basically never been good. a single-digit number of times, ever.

the best video game stories are equivalent to stories from ok-to-good novels. there has never been anything truly outstanding. not once. i just couldn't care less about a game based on its story. the medium doesn't work for it if you read books and have a higher standard.
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>>289049264
What SMT games have you played to be able to dismiss my statement just like that?
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>>289049321
What about its gameplay?
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>>289049402
I didn't say it's story was amazing. I said it was a story driven game and not something like mainline SMT where they don't give a shit, and yet it wasn't about teenage boys.
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>>289049254
>because it still actually holds up mechanically

dude no it doesn't. lol. game just isn't fun to play and the storyline is barely existant

remember to press B 55 times while in the boat
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>>289045813
Find a game with music and atmosphere you like and play it.
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>>289049402
>there has never been anything truly outstanding. not once. i just couldn't care less about a game based on its story.
Not even Nier or Solatorobo?

>the medium doesn't work for it
I take great issue with this point in particular. Besides just having enjoyed some great stories both in books and games, I think video games are a great medium for storytelling in that the player has direct control over when the story moves and in some cases how it moves. The player can choose to learn more about the world by doing optional things in some cases or just playing from beginning to end. The high expectations for length in games also means that there's a lot of room to do some really neat stuff and the fact that its a visual medium allows for some things that books can't offer. Added to that, while few to no games use it, its entirely possible for a game to use gameplay to tell a story.
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>>289049121

Dragoons are edgy tween shitters, though.
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>>289049507
What about it's gameplay.
Being a SRPG doesn't prevent it from being a JRPG.
There was two front mission games that were different. The shitty action game and the pretty alright snes sidescroller.
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>>289049495

1&2
Nocturne
SJ
4
DDS1&2
Persona 1
Persona 2 EP (never played IS)
Persona 4 Golden
Devil Summoner 2 (Raidou)
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>>289049693
>Not even Nier

the fact that you'd even mention this.
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>>289049730
Ok, then I accept your opinion is valid in the discussion
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>>289049402
People say this a lot, but when they point to the "best stories ever" it's always some ancient novel with a shit tier plot and characters, just some very very nice prose, and it's only held to such a high standard because of how old it is. It's ALWAYS ancient.
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>>289049693
>I think video games are a great medium for storytelling

that's because they are, but "storytelling" is a different thing than "story". Books rely far more on the stories that are told than the style in which they are told. Opposite is true for games. Games can deliver far greater storytelling, but the talent simply has never been there to deliver great stories, and the act of storytelling in an interactive way in fact makes it much harder to tell a good story.
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>>289049402
I love this video games can't have good stories meme
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>>289049402

But anon, I've never read a novel I've considered better than 'good'. (And yeah I read a shit ton. Books are nothing all that special.) So if the best videogame stories amount to good novels, that's excellent.
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>>289049927
>It's ALWAYS ancient.

I dunno who you talk to. It's basically universally agreed upon by bibliophiles that the vast majority of best literature ever written is late 19th century to early 20th century. There isn't even an argument.
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>>289049402
>the story to a video game has basically never been good
Give me an example of a good story then anon
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>>289050143
There's a reason they say that. My image should explain it.
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>>289050039
>But anon, I've never read a novel I've considered better than 'good'. (And yeah I read a shit ton

Doing something a lot doesn't mean you're good at it. You probably read fucking fantasy novels.
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>>289050193
I really need to play the MGS series
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>>289049707
>Being a SRPG doesn't prevent it from being a JRPG.
In terms of genre it absolutely does. jrpg may be literally "Japanese role-playing game" but it means something entirely different and specific and you know it you cheeky fucker. Language is dictated by its common use not your autism, anon.
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>>289048801
Will someone explain to me why Strange Journey is good?

I own SJ, Nocturne, and SMT4. Nocturne and 4 are both fucking great, but Strange Journey just seems boring, and hard for the sake of hard.

For instance, why do new enemies appear as just a blob of pixels, and stay that way until you kill them like 3 times or whatever? Its bullshit, because strengths and weaknesses are so critical to succeeding in SMT combat, how are you supposed to fight an enemy if there is no logical way to deduce his weakness other than trial and error? Unless I'm missing something?
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>>289050267
Half the franchises and games on that list should be removed then.
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>>289050185
here you go, probably my favorite novel.
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>>289050260
Said no on ever.
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>>289050016
I certainly agree that the talent for storytelling is not nearly so much existant, especially due to how new the medium is. But I wouldn't doubt the possibility of something brilliant coming along.

Although I'd still be one to argue for those two games I mentioned.

>>289050193
kek
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>>289050240

Sure do. Along with mystery, sci-fi, adventure, etc. Like I said, never read anything I'd consider better than good.
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>>289050240
Not him but theres nothing wrong with fantasy novels.

Malzahan book of the fallen or some Discworld stories are great
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>>289050358
Yeah probably. That image is blatant bait anyways.
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>>289050324
>For instance, why do new enemies appear as just a blob of pixels, and stay that way until you kill them like 3 times or whatever?
What are you talking about? They appear in their true form after you kill them ONCE
Also, maybe first person dungeon crawlers aren't your thing, and that's why you aren't having fun with it
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>>289050267
Apparently autism is just a Synonym for stupid now. Just like cuck is for punctuation.
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>>289050267
>Things should be changed the way I want them to be!
Are you a SJW? Because you say the same things
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>>289050553
>now
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>>289045813
Not a JRPG. Try Pillars of Eternity and if you like it go for the Baldur's Gate saga and Planescape Torment. JRPG is more of an adventure game with a unique gameplay. If you still want to try one, I suggest Suikoden, Vandal Hearts, Front Mission, FF6 and FF7. If you want something more modern well there isn't much, Resonance of Fate is great.
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>>289050362
Not him, but if that is anything like Of Mice and Men I definitely wouldn't hold it so high.

Although this is my favorite book.
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>>289050449
because you read popular material designed for adolescents, anon.
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>>289050609
>not him, but if this one book is the same as this other book

this isn't video games anon. two books aren't the same experience because they have the same author. did you know that one author can actually tell multiple DIFFERENT stories?
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>>289050604
>Resonance of Fate
The gameplay of that gets old really fast.
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>>289050324
You dumb fuck, I just realized you only played it like 5 minutes. You found like 3 or 4 new types of enemies in a row. They show you what demon they are after you kill it once, but you have to do that with each new enemy
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>>289050362

After reading a summary it sounds pretty lame. Religious undertones, 3edgy5me, drama and tension out the fucking ass. Sounds no better than the average teenage JRPG, really.
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>>289050724
I know I know. But the style of writing may very well be the same.

Also same vidya developer doesn't mean a huge amount either.
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>>289050907
But its different because its a book!!!!
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>>289050924
the style of writing in all of steinbeck's works is pretty much the same.

of mice and men is one of his lesser works imo that is upheld because it's short and makes adolescents think. useful in schools. it's barely larger than a novella.
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>>289050571
I agree, trying to force jrpg to conform to the literal meaning is kind of silly and futile in the long run. Casuals are going to keep using it as "final fantasy/ dq - like rpg" and no matter how much you argue on 4chan that shit isn't going to change. Might as well go with the flow and keep your sanity.
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>>289050773
Its been awhile since I played it, but I was in the war sector (the second sector you get to), and was stuck on a boss that you encounter as you are trying to leave the enemy stronghold or whatever after you are imprisoned.

So yeah I didn't get very far, but I was at least a few hours in.
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>>289050603
>The words Autism and cuck were spouted as often if at all here long before the borderlands faggot whenever autism started.
Those words were barely said around here if at all 2-3 years ago.
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>>289050185
planescape:torment
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>>289051050
>quitting right before shit starts to get real

Well, maybe you just don't enjoy it. I noticed that SJ is made all around to feel much more slower than all other SMT games.

Have you tried the etrian series by any chance?
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>>289050627

Nope. Just pick stuff up at a local used book store now and again. I mean, I don't even know what you'd even consider a 'great' book. If it's flowery prose and wording then I've gotta say you're easily impressed.
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>>289045813
Mass effect 1, pretend the sequels don't exist.
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>>289051280
>post steinbeck
>hurr u like flowery prose

right, anon. try reading foundation if you like scifi.
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>>289045813
jrpgs are not actual rpgs
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>>289050324
Also to answer your question it has an amazing atmosphere, amazing dungeon crawling, a great deal of world building, a nice system of progression with the apps and subapps. The story is pretty good, the 2 main characters are both likeable
>>289051050
Are you that guy that was trying to beat Macabre by affecting it with status effects like charm and sleep even though he's inmune to them because his team was pretty shitty and was getting wiped out by blight that came to complain a couple of times to /smtg/?
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>>289051240
I downloaded the demo for IV on my 3DS. I kind of liked it, but not enough to buy it. I got to the point where you get an airship and dicked around on the world map for a bit before putting it down.

Any tips on how to gitgud at Strange Journey for someone who has beaten other mainline games? I think about replaying it from time to time, but just haven't had the motivation after giving up the first time.
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>>289051371
Ebin
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>Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
>Persona 3 FES
>Final Fantasy IV
>Chrono Trigger
>Dragon Quest VIII
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>>289050739
I agree. Didn't beat the game final boss too grindy.
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>>289051428
Maybe, that would've been like a year ago when I was still playing it.

I don't remember the specifics of my party or anything, but I kept getting my ass handed to me by the boss that I was stuck on no matter what I tried. In a normal RPG I'd just assume I was underleveled, but since its SMT I probably just didn't have the right party for the job
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>>289049121
nice blog, fagioli
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Xenogears was a wild ride.

>Evangelion of video games
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>>289051589
Sure sure. Always have a party full of demons that match your alignment so that you can exploit demon co-op to it's fullest.

Buffs and debuffs are always important, but in strange journey they are even more important because you can't strong arm battles by using the press turn system.

Macca is scarce so use it wisely. Don't feel bad about using items often. Healing up costs money so the more effectively you fight the less money you spend.

Since it's a 1st person dungeon crawler it's designed from the ground up to be a test of patience. rushing into things without thinking it over will fuck you up many times. It's good to be patient when playing this game.

fuse often, but always try to get demon sources to get better fusions. Also, you can heal using demons not on your party. This is specially useful since it will allow you to explore for much longer without having to go back to heal up if you have the appropriate demons.

there is no happy ending. Just accept whatever you end up with
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>>289049687
Speaking of atmosphere, they nailed FF9's. I recognized this as Alexandria even when only the top few frames had loaded.
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>>289052109
Is SJ the only megaten game besides Persona where stats are randomized
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>>289051589
>>289051790
You might as well start again from the beggining, since you were pretty much at the beggining. I recommend not escaping from battles at all in the early stages of the game, to get Macca, Exp and Forma to forge a good party and good equipment. Do the sidequests you find by EXPLORING the dungeons. Exploring the dungeon completely is also critical for this game, fill the entire map, don't use apps that lower random encounters, use the subapp that raises the chances of getting an item after each battle. Don't bother using status effect attacks, focus on buffing and debuffing since the early stages of the game. Use a party full of demons of your own alignment, to be able to exploit the co-op system on enemies weaknesses.
Like always fuse constantly. Don't throw away sources in demons you don't plan to use, since you can only get one from each demon type in each cycle.
Crabwalking with holding B while looking at the walls is essential to find hidden doors from sector Bootes onwards
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Grandia 1 and 2
Skies of Arcadia
Baten Kaitos 1 and 2
Wild Arms 1-3
Arc the Lad 1-3
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>>289052208
Its probably the only game where I can hear any track from it and instantly know the area it plays in.
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>>289046840
2.5 hours into my first time playing. I got the DS version. Loving it so far. I'm actually glad I waited on getting into RPGs later in life when I have more patience.
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>ctrl-f
>no Parasite Eve

The hell is wrong with you nigga?
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FF IV, VII, IX or X are good starting points
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>>289051992
>both have psychologically mangled protagonists in giant robots
>both deal with various religious themes (though Xenogears actually does a good job unlike Eva)
>both involve humanity having a cosmic origin
>both focus on flawed, realistic characters
>both had their budgets slashed well into production

Sounds about right
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>>289046840
I agree
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Man I loved most of FFIV but that last dungeon.

I died once to the obvious trap and said no more fuck it i'm done.
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>>289045813
the sad thing is most of neo/v/ :
a) won't recognize the game of your img.
b) is younger than said game
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>>289052925
Chrono Trigger is solid, the double and triple techs are cool as shit.

But if you are just getting into JRPG's and you are a little older, you'll probably be disappointed when you play something a little more story oriented. I used to think of Final Fantasy as interactive literature when I was about 12 or 13, now JRPG stories just make me fucking wince in embarassment.

Turn based gameplay is still fun as fuck though, especially with more interesting combat systems like Chrono Trigger has.
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>>289053069
Never played it. I thought it looked cool when I was a kid but never got a chance to try it out, and I honestly forgot about it until I started seeing people on /v/ mention it from time to time.

Isn't the story something like the main girl has a demon in her head, and parts of the game take place in her mind or something? What's the gameplay like?
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>>289053983
Ever played quest 64?
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>>289048443
Wild arms 5 was pretty fun.
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>>289054301
...yes? Why do you ask?
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You're all huge faggots for not mentioning this game
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Dragon Quest 8.
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>>289053983

Ever play Vagrant Story? Then you know how Parasite Eve 1's battle system works and you should have no issue playing it at all.
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>>289047662
>they became culturally obsessed with the girlie boy shit
They were always obsessed, now even less then they were before.
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Ok, Skies of Arcadia and Lost in Blue. Are you jfans happy? Are they even role playing? Were you not entertained!?!
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>>289048045
>DragonQuest
>Not ultra shit tier

You might as well say RPG maker games are good.
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>CTRL+F terranigma
>0 results found

What the fuck /v/?
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>>289054825
>It plays like Vagrant Story

Gross. Thanks for the heads up anon, I hated the battle system in that game
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>All this love for Wild Arms

Well shit /v/ you surprise me tonight
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>>289046282
>>289046927
I don't understand how you guys can wear the nostalgia goggles so hard and love symphonia. Every single "plot twist" is seen a mile away not to mention the stupid looking chibi faces in any scene that's suppose to be taken seriously.

It's aged horribly.
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>>289055327
I have this game at home for ps. Never played, it should I?
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FF6 and Chrono Trigger are a must
FF7 if you want to know what all the fuss is about, it's also a good game.
FF8 is great if you're into wildly convoluted stories. but the story is like nothing i've seen.
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>>289047662
Oh wait, you're serious, let me laugh even harder.
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>>289055556

Yes, the games are nice, just avoid 4
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>JRPG

They're almost always adventure games. Very few JRPGs are actually RPGs at all, often the "roleplaying" comes down to "you are X here is your story pretend you're them I guess lol"

Can you even name one JRPG that lets you roleplay at a fraction of the depth of a classic like Fallout or Baldur's Gate?
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>>289047226
>Sands of Destruction
I remember playing that game, incredibly easy once you got the combos if I remember right. Also, I stopped playing when I was on a labyrinth and had to fight enemies that could stun lock you the entire fight I think.
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>>289055765
Dark Souls
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>>289055765
I agree and I prefer it that way
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>>289055165
Well It doesn't have all those fucking stats and elements, and At most you can only target 2 places on an enemy instead of choosing, hear, r.arm, body, and l.arm, I don't remember if legs was a choice to hit in Vagrant story I dropped that game pretty quick sadly, music was good It just wasn't for me.
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>>289055351
>the stupid looking chibi faces in any scene that's suppose to be taken seriously
When I first started the game got an eyeful of those models and stiff animations in a Gamecube game I couldn't believe they got away with that shit.
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>>289055727
Just 'nice'? Like a play it if you get time sorta deal?
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>>289055765

It's just the name of the genre. There's a reason they're explicitly called JRPGs. It's so you know it's not an RPG.
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>>289055765
FF3
FF5
FFT
Bravely Default

Basically any JRPG with a proper class/job system

I get what you're saying though, I wish there were more JRPGs that allowed for actual roleplaying via classes
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>>289048045
>Wild ARMs
>weeb

fight me irl faggot
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>>289056419

Is hard to explain WA games, I would say they are very comfy and the soundtrack will hook you up to the whole experience.

> Like a play it if you get time sorta deal?

Well, the games play in chapters so you can end one and come back, they are rather easy for jrpg standar so you might finish them off in one month
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>>289056774
thanks bud
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>>289053983
That story has absolutely nothing to do with the game.

It's kind of like a Michael Crichton story. tl;dr, mitochondria, which have long been speculated to have once been independent single-celled organisms that symbiotically assimilated into the human body, are actually still independent organisms.

Then, one day, they all wake up.
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>>289056419
I've only played the first one, but yeah it was pretty great.
Pros
>Unique setting
>Great music
>Nice graphics (except for in-battle models, those are pretty bad)
>Atmosphere
>Tons of content (extra bosses, sidequests ect.)

Cons
>Gameplay is sort of shallow
>Plot is hit or miss (kind of cliche IMO)
And that's about it, keep in mind that this is the first one I'm talking about, the rest are pretty different.
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>>289057341

Well the second and third game add more stuff while 4 , the remix and 5 changes the battle system.

Also 2 plot is just the power of friendship and 3 is nanomachines in the wild west. Is corny but it works
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>>289055765
RPG has nothing to do with actually creating a character, this is a misconception around what RPGs actually are.

JRPGs take basis from old table top RPGs and base all their RPG elements from the numbers involved in table top RPGs, repurposed as stats in JRPGs, where you manage and progress those stats and their significance is the same as what numbers represent in table top games, numerical values being representative of attributes is the RPG element that prevails, that is what makes them RPGs, it has never had anything to do with creating your own characters and self interring or dialog choices.

Otherwise by your logic Sims is an RPG.
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>>289045813
Not JRPG's.

I'm not gonna lie OP, if you're not total faggot, you can start from Wizardry 4, if you can't beat it, you're a casual, stay away from that genre.
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>>289046328

This.
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>>289047626
NO
Leave this at last.
This is the pinnacle of JRPGs. After playing this, you will find every other JRPG dull and boring in comparison.
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>>289048801
>The best game ever made is a JRPG released on 2009 for the DS
I thought it was strategy-RPG mix on PC, released in 1999 where you're CIA agent, leading a band of mercenaries to liberate 3rd-world republic from dictators.
The fun part is that japanese were making their SRPG's for years and it seems they've never played it because their games are so terrible.
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>>289045813
Here's some of my faves OP

Amazing tier:
Moon remix
Metal max 2 reloaded
Linda cube again
Shining force episode 2 and 3
Sakura wars 3
Marl oukoku PS2
Ao no kiseki

Great tier
Lunar 2
Metal max 3
Sakura wars 4
Zero no kiseki
DQ VII remake

Good tier
Suikoden 1 and 2
Dark cloud
Rhapsody 1 and 2
Sakura wars 1 and 2

Suffering tier
Pic related
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>>289057581
What you're describing as a P&P RPG is a wargame tho. Or very primitive hack and slash campaign in d&d.

In Japan, wargames and p&p has never taken off.
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I just started SMT: Strange Journey can anyone explain to me how to do demon fusion that isn't mindlessly fusing whatever demon works at the time? There seems to be a really good complex system going on that I just don't understand.
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>>289045813
I liked Sakura Wars So Long My Love a bunch.
Nobody dicusses it on /v/ ever, though.
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>>289061823
>Sakura Wars So Long My Love
That's an SRPG/Visual Novel/Dating Sim game though, but I'll talk about it with you if you make a seperate thread about it.
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>>289061823
>>289061991
I tried it as well.
It was eh, okay I guess.
Not really into the story
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>>289058706
Must be nice knowing Japanese.
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>>289061991
>>289061823
>>289062323
Sakura wars 5 was the weakest though

1~4 are good, with 3 being amazing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOOUuCFScHI
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>>289064070
>1~4 are good, with 3 being amazing
I know, I really wish SEGA would localize them instead of working on mobile and Sonic games. Maybe then we can actually talk about the series as whole. Do you know how the otome game is?
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last rebellion
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>>289064431
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>>289049687
you will never save a princess, then fall in love and marry her.
any more game like ffix?
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>>289045813
>JRPGs
>must play
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>>289045813
Chrono Trigger and Terranigma
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>>289046371
This.
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>>289065012
>your opinions
>fact
>my opinions
>fact
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>>289065012
They're generally better video games than WRPGs, so yes, if you like RPG genre there are a lot of must play JRPGs.
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