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PS3 RPGs

RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
edited September 2009 in Games and Technology
So, lately I've been having a craving for an epic RPG. "Spring 2010" is just too far away to wait for FFXIII, which will probably be the game I'm truly craving.

I have Oblivion and am waiting for the GOTY edition of Fallout 3 to drop, but in the meantime I'm looking for an epic game that's going to take around 50 hours to beat, has a very engaging story, and a unique battle system.

I've not really been keeping up with PS3 releases lately, so most RPGs have just kind of slipped by unnoticed. To my knowledge though, no really great ones have been released on the system.

I would actually prefer something very much "Final Fantasy-esque" than "Elder Scrolls-esque". I want the party of characters fighting monsters from time to time. Turned based battle system would be right up my alley, as well. I didn't care much for the FFXII battle system.

We can also use this thread to discuss RPGs in general, since I don't see a thread for it.

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    MoioinkMoioink Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Have you played Valkyria Chronicles? If not you should.

    Slim pickings otherwise I'm afraid. Eternal Sonata is somewhat competent I guess but most seem to find it a bit insipid.

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    bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    if you can beat demon's souls in fifty hours i'll give you fifty bucks

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    DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Yeah, there's not much on the PS3 RPG-wise right now.
    Demon's Souls and Valkyria Chronicles are the best available at the moment, neither of them seem to be what you're looking for though.

    edit: However, they are both fantastic and you should play them anyway.

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    RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Ryadic wrote: »
    ...I'm looking for an epic game that's going to take around 50 hours to beat, has a very engaging story, and a unique battle system...

    I've not really been keeping up with PS3 releases lately, so most RPGs have just kind of slipped by unnoticed.... To my knowledge though, no really great ones have been released on the system....

    I would actually prefer something very much "Final Fantasy-esque"...
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    GET VALKYRIA CHRONICLES

    NOW

    RIGHT FUCKING NOW

    IF YOU ARE READING THIS YOU ARE WRONG, YOU SHOULD BE IN THE ACT OF DRIVING TO YOUR VIDEOGAME STORE OF PREFERENCE AND GETTING VALKYRIA CHRONICLES

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    VistiVisti Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    *waits for someone to lime that*

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    vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Well, here's a list of options. Italics are upcoming games either not out, or not out in English yet. Let me know if I missed anything.


    Multi-Platform
    Dragon Age: Orgins (also on PC)
    Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (also on PC)
    Enchanted Arms (PS3 has enhanced version)
    Fallout 3 (also on PC)
    Eternal Sonata (PS3 has enhanced version)
    Final Fantasy XIII
    Resonance of Fate [aka End of Eternity in Japan]
    Star Ocean IV: The Last Hope (PS3 has enhanced version [PS3 international version out in February])
    Tales of Vesperia (PS3 has enhanced version [PS3 localization hasn't been "officially" announced yet])
    Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment

    PS3 Exclusive
    Atelier Rorona
    Argrest Senki (360 version Japan-only)
    Cross Edge (360 version Japan-only)
    Demon's Souls
    Disgaea 3
    Final Fantasy Versus XIII
    Folklore
    Valkyria Chronicles
    White Knight Chronicles
    White Knight Chronicles 2: Awakening of Light and Darkness

    360 Exclusive [for Reference]
    Blue Dragon
    Fable II
    Infinite Undiscovery
    The Last Remnant (PC has a far superior director's cut/remake)
    Lost Odyessey
    Magna Carta 2
    Mass Effect (also on PC)
    Mass Effect 2 (also on PC)
    Operation Darkness
    Spectral Force 3

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    vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Visti wrote: »
    *waits for someone to lime that*
    Rent wrote: »
    GET VALKYRIA CHRONICLES

    NOW

    RIGHT FUCKING NOW

    IF YOU ARE READING THIS YOU ARE WRONG, YOU SHOULD BE IN THE ACT OF DRIVING TO YOUR VIDEOGAME STORE OF PREFERENCE AND GETTING VALKYRIA CHRONICLES

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    AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Rent wrote: »
    Ryadic wrote: »
    ...I'm looking for an epic game that's going to take around 50 hours to beat, has a very engaging story, and a unique battle system...

    I've not really been keeping up with PS3 releases lately, so most RPGs have just kind of slipped by unnoticed.... To my knowledge though, no really great ones have been released on the system....

    I would actually prefer something very much "Final Fantasy-esque"...
    .
    GET VALKYRIA CHRONICLES

    NOW

    RIGHT FUCKING NOW

    IF YOU ARE READING THIS YOU ARE WRONG, YOU SHOULD BE IN THE ACT OF DRIVING TO YOUR VIDEOGAME STORE OF PREFERENCE AND GETTING VALKYRIA CHRONICLES

    edit: damn you vagrant winds!

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    darkenedwingdarkenedwing Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I have never seen so much truth in one limed phrase before.
    Walmart has Valkyria Chronicles for $20, but if you can't find it there then just pay the $40 for it wherever else, it is 100% worth it.

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    RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Rent wrote: »
    Ryadic wrote: »
    ...I'm looking for an epic game that's going to take around 50 hours to beat, has a very engaging story, and a unique battle system...

    I've not really been keeping up with PS3 releases lately, so most RPGs have just kind of slipped by unnoticed.... To my knowledge though, no really great ones have been released on the system....

    I would actually prefer something very much "Final Fantasy-esque"...
    .
    GET VALKYRIA CHRONICLES

    NOW

    RIGHT FUCKING NOW

    IF YOU ARE READING THIS YOU ARE WRONG, YOU SHOULD BE IN THE ACT OF DRIVING TO YOUR VIDEOGAME STORE OF PREFERENCE AND GETTING VALKYRIA CHRONICLES

    If I left now I'd get fired. :(

    The guy at Gamestop said this was probably the best RPG for PS3, but that it's hard to find. He says they rarely get copies anymore.

    I'll keep an eye out for it, though.

    As far as Enchanted Arms goes, I've heard bad things about it. If you think it's good, going to have to talk it up for me.

    Is Eternal Sonata out yet? The guy at Gamestop said it is coming out soon.

    Demon's Souls looks good, but not quite what I'm looking for. I'll probably pick it up, but when it's at a lower price. Atlus makes a lot of good games.

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    RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I have never seen so much truth in one limed phrase before.
    Walmart has Valkyria Chronicles for $20, but if you can't find it there then just pay the $40 for it wherever else, it is 100% worth it.

    It's funny because most of the time whenever someone makes one of these "good PS3 games" threads, I always post the whole "GET VALKY CHRONICLES NOW" in big ol' red letters, because I'm kind of a douche
    (but it's for a good cause! right?)

    But seriously ryadic described valkyria chronicles, pretty much to a t, without knowing about it

    It's insane when you think about it

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    darkenedwingdarkenedwing Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Ryadic wrote: »
    If I left now I'd get fired. :(

    The guy at Gamestop said this was probably the best RPG for PS3, but that it's hard to find. He says they rarely get copies anymore.

    I'll keep an eye out for it, though.

    As far as Enchanted Arms goes, I've heard bad things about it. If you think it's good, going to have to talk it up for me.

    Is Eternal Sonata out yet? The guy at Gamestop said it is coming out soon.

    Demon's Souls looks good, but not quite what I'm looking for. I'll probably pick it up, but when it's at a lower price. Atlus makes a lot of good games.

    Its actually developed by From Software, I believe, the people who make the Armored Core series.

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    RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Eternal Sonata sucks and is bad. Good music though

    That Star Ocean game you might like though (did that come out on PS3)?

    Edit: I'm told the official VC thread helps people want VC, and the OP is supposedly awesome (it got reported for it anyway)

    The OP is such a swell guy, I'm told. And he's awesome in bed

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    vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Rent wrote: »
    That Star Ocean game you might like though (did that come out on PS3)?

    The PS3 International Version (Japanese/English voices, Japanese/English/French/German/Spanish text) releases in Japan and North America February 9th and Europe February 12th.

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    GyralGyral Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Man, people really need to place a caveat with any Star Ocean 4 recommendation. The gameplay is all right, but my god is the story tedious high-school level writing and cast of characters are pretty much awful. A couple hours into the game, I was just skipping cutscenes and reading the synopsis for an idea of what I should be doing.

    And so I'm not totally negative, I would say that when Tales of Vesperia comes out for the PS3, jump on that. I had a lot of fun with that and the main character was pretty likable. Hell it was nice to see a main character who would do the things I would in that kind of world.

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    Mostlyjoe13Mostlyjoe13 Evil, Evil, Jump for joy! Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    AAGGHH! F'k MY EYES. NO RED FONT! NO RED FONT! Blurry Red Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.

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    darkenedwingdarkenedwing Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    AAGGHH! F'k MY EYES. NO RED FONT! NO RED FONT! Blurry Red Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.

    Thats how awesome the game is! :P

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    RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I loved Star Ocean 2. One of my favorite games of all time. I was so pumped for Star Ocean 3 it was insane. The game sucked. It was terrible. Combat was bad and too difficult at times. Your party was fucking stupid and just stood there and died half the time. Story was also very bland and uninteresting (what little I saw). I got the strategy guide to help me get through it hoping it was going to get better. I played it for about 15 hours total (10 or so with the guide) and it didn't get better.

    I highly doubt I'll like 4. I did like the original port to the PSP and the remake for 2 for PSP.

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    langfor6langfor6 Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    VC is pretty great, but not without its flaws. Still, they are trivial and don't really detract from the overall awesomeness of the game.

    Although it's not exactly for the PS3, if you really want a traditional RPG fix you could pick up Wild Arms off the PSN if you've never played it. It's cheap and the first one was enjoyable. I can't speak to the rest of the series though.

    I defy you to get a platinum trophy in Disgaea 3.

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    RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I'm really burnt out on strategy RPGs, really. After playing Tactics, Disgaea 1 and 2, and DnD Tactics on my PSP I think I'm going to need a 10 year break from the genre. I can't do another move/attack again. Curdles my stomach to think of it.

    Though I did love those games.

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    ArtereisArtereis Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Walmart may be your best bet for Valkyria Chronciles. Hello $20

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    RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Alright. Hopefully my local Wal-Mart has it.

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    vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Ryadic wrote: »
    I loved Star Ocean 2. One of my favorite games of all time. I was so pumped for Star Ocean 3 it was insane. The game sucked. It was terrible. Combat was bad and too difficult at times. Your party was fucking stupid and just stood there and died half the time. Story was also very bland and uninteresting (what little I saw). I got the strategy guide to help me get through it hoping it was going to get better. I played it for about 15 hours total (10 or so with the guide) and it didn't get better.

    I highly doubt I'll like 4. I did like the original port to the PSP and the remake for 2 for PSP.

    I never understood how anyone could think Star Ocean 3 had a bad battle system. It has one of the best one's (and most tactically fast paced) I've ever fucking seen still to date. It had it all: Stunlocks, Juggles, Guards that actually mean something and turn the tides of battle, attack combos, etc. And for the record, I was pissed that they took out MP kills in SO4 even with the additions to its battle system (Blidesides, attacking in the middle of jumps, etc).

    And the AI was pretty decent in you actually leveled up their AI traits.

    The story was love it or hate it though. The plot twist is a great sci-fi conversion of a very common fantasy trope which works for some and doesn't work for others.

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    langfor6langfor6 Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Ryadic wrote: »
    I'm really burnt out on strategy RPGs, really. After playing Tactics, Disgaea 1 and 2, and DnD Tactics on my PSP I think I'm going to need a 10 year break from the genre. I can't do another move/attack again. Curdles my stomach to think of it.

    Though I did love those games.

    VC is an SRPG, but it's a fresh take on the genre. I also got it for $20 used from a friend who said it was "too easy".

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    urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    SO3 was terribad. I wish I could say it was just bad, but it wasn't. I've tried 3 times to get into it... And each time I make it about 10 hours in and just would rather cut myself than continue.

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    vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    langfor6 wrote: »
    VC is an SRPG, but it's a fresh take on the genre. I also got it for $20 used from a friend who said it was "too easy".

    It's only "too easy" if you abuse the hell out of Orders.
    And the DLC is much harder.

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    RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    So VC is a strategy RPG?

    Dammit... I just can't do it anymore. Thanks for letting me know cause I would've been pissed if I started playing it and found it out.

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    urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Ryadic wrote: »
    So VC is a strategy RPG?

    Dammit... I just can't do it anymore. Thanks for letting me know cause I would've been pissed if I started playing it and found it out.

    Play the demo. It's what sold me on it.

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    DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Ryadic wrote: »
    So VC is a strategy RPG?

    Dammit... I just can't do it anymore. Thanks for letting me know cause I would've been pissed if I started playing it and found it out.

    It's a completely different kind of strategy game to Disgaea or FFT, just download the demo and you'll see.

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    RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Ryadic wrote: »
    So VC is a strategy RPG?

    Dammit... I just can't do it anymore. Thanks for letting me know cause I would've been pissed if I started playing it and found it out.

    No no, you're not getting out that easily on one of the greatest game experiences for the console

    Try the demo, and then tell us it's shit, which you won't

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    RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Alright alright, when I get off work I'll play the demo. Doesn't hurt to try it since it's free.

    I just hope it's what I'm looking for. Else I'll just go back to playing Oblivion, which is a great game but not what I have the urge to play.

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    GyralGyral Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    urahonky wrote: »
    SO3 was terribad. I wish I could say it was just bad, but it wasn't. I've tried 3 times to get into it... And each time I make it about 10 hours in and just would rather cut myself than continue.

    Man, I got to disc 2 twice and couldn't make myself finish it. It wasn't the "twist" or the combat, it was the painful story writing and annoying voice acting that did me in.

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    RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I'll be honest, though. Star Ocean 2's story has not aged well at all. It's actually kind of bad. But I loved it and I still do.

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    vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    If you SO3 haters also hated TotA, I'll be forced to "agree to disagree" and force myself to not be sad. :(

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    urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Gyral wrote: »
    urahonky wrote: »
    SO3 was terribad. I wish I could say it was just bad, but it wasn't. I've tried 3 times to get into it... And each time I make it about 10 hours in and just would rather cut myself than continue.

    Man, I got to disc 2 twice and couldn't make myself finish it. It wasn't the "twist" or the combat, it was the painful story writing and annoying voice acting that did me in.

    If you could turn off the VA I would have probably been okay. But the voices were just so fucking bad that it was painful to my ears. I miss the days where you have to read everything.

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    FrosteeyFrosteey Elaise 1521-2945-8940Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Ryadic wrote: »
    I loved Star Ocean 2. One of my favorite games of all time. I was so pumped for Star Ocean 3 it was insane. The game sucked. It was terrible. Combat was bad and too difficult at times. Your party was fucking stupid and just stood there and died half the time. Story was also very bland and uninteresting (what little I saw). I got the strategy guide to help me get through it hoping it was going to get better. I played it for about 15 hours total (10 or so with the guide) and it didn't get better.

    I highly doubt I'll like 4. I did like the original port to the PSP and the remake for 2 for PSP.

    I never understood how anyone could think Star Ocean 3 had a bad battle system. It has one of the best one's (and most tactically fast paced) I've ever fucking seen still to date. It had it all: Stunlocks, Juggles, Guards that actually mean something and turn the tides of battle, attack combos, etc. And for the record, I was pissed that they took out MP kills in SO4 even with the additions to its battle system (Blidesides, attacking in the middle of jumps, etc).

    Yeah!!!

    Yeah!

    Fighting things was so pleasant. And every character (maybe not casters...) played in a different interesting way, and you could customize each to different things even past that.
    And the AI was pretty decent in you actually leveled up their AI traits.

    The story was love it or hate it though. The plot twist is a great sci-fi conversion of a very common fantasy trope which works for some and doesn't work for others.

    Not quite sure I'm completely on board with this. The AI is reasonably competent most of the time if you set them up right, but it was still a pretty cumbersome and inelegant system. Like, you were actually better off just not touching some of the AI Level Enhancement things, sometimes.

    For story I pretty much hold it around the same area as Tales games. Which means it's pretty terrible. I think with both series, the best you can really hope for is to just have some characters you can like to some degree, and I generally think both do. Honestly, aside from Sophia and Fayt, I thought Star Ocean 3's were all pretty passable. And even those two aren't even really any worse than the average terrible main couple in a Tales/Star Ocean game.

    But really, MP death was so awesome.

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    DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Whoa, there's a sequel to White Knight Chronicles in the works? They haven't even released the first game in English speaking territories yet. :(

    In any case, I did read it's not too good, although the multiplayer is apparently very Phantasy Star Online-like. That alone may make me want to pick it up.

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    DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    If you can't find a copy of VC at a local Walmart (I couldn't, after calling every store within ~25 miles), it shouldn't be too hard to find a copy for ~$30 on the internets.

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    Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated NZRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Well, here's a list of options. Italics are upcoming games either not out, or not out in English yet. Let me know if I missed anything.

    You've missed Alpha Protocol, Fallout: New Vegas, Fable 3, Last Rebellion, Sacred 2 and Penny Arcade Adventures. Also, the Sega Mega Drive Collection is worth checking out. Shining Force 2 and Phantasy Star IV are still some of the best RPG's I've played.

    Here's the list with those added in:
    Multi-Platform
    Alpha Protocol
    Dragon Age: Orgins (also on PC)
    Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (also on PC)
    Enchanted Arms (PS3 has enhanced version)
    Eternal Sonata (PS3 has enhanced version)
    Fallout 3 (also on PC)
    Fallout: New Vegas
    Final Fantasy XIII
    Penny Arcade Adventures: Episode One
    Penny Arcade Adventures: Episode Two
    Resonance of Fate [aka End of Eternity in Japan]
    Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
    Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection (has Phantasy Star 1-4 and Shining Force 1-2)
    Star Ocean IV: The Last Hope (PS3 has enhanced version [PS3 international version out in February])
    Tales of Vesperia (PS3 has enhanced version [PS3 localization hasn't been "officially" announced yet])
    Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment

    PS3 Exclusive
    Atelier Rorona
    Cross Edge (360 version Japan-only)
    Demon's Souls
    Disgaea 3
    Final Fantasy Versus XIII
    Folklore
    Last Rebellion
    Record of Agarest (360 version Japan-only)
    Valkyria Chronicles
    White Knight Chronicles
    White Knight Chronicles 2: Awakening of Light and Darkness

    360 Exclusive [for Reference]
    Blue Dragon
    Fable II
    Fable III
    Infinite Undiscovery
    The Last Remnant (PC has a far superior director's cut/remake)
    Lost Odyssey
    Magna Carta 2
    Mass Effect (also on PC)
    Mass Effect 2 (also on PC)
    Operation Darkness
    Spectral Force 3

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    RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I didn't get a chance to play Valkyria Chronicles demo last night. I did download it... again. I do know that I played the demo before and I did actually enjoy it. It is a strategy RPG at heart and it's different from any I've ever seen. However, I don't know if I can handle it. I'll play the demo tonight and see. I also don't like the idea of guns in my RPG. That could just be stubbornness on my part, though.

    I did download the demo to Eternal Sonata which I downloaded once before but I don't remember playing at all.

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