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Hello friends. This is the Jurp thread, where we play and talk about playing Jurps. We takes all comers here, no matter how big or how obscure or even if that shit already has its own thread.

This is a cool space, for cool peeps to talk about cool games.

Except that just clicking this has infected you, and now you have the Jurp disease. The question is, what flavor have you got?

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Have you got the Rune Factories, with its dungeon crawling and dating sim elements and also sometimes you do some farming I guess?

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Do you have the Xenoblades, where you yell at all of your friends in a faux British accent so you can sound more like your hero, Reyn?

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Do you have the Shin Megami Personei, where you and your friends have some kind of fucked up adventure, no one is really sure?

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Maybe you have the dread Online Jurp, where you and friends or strangers play Jurps together until you are dead?

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Nobody has ever had Tales Disease but I am told it exists. Have you got it?

Or do you have the MUSIC DISEASE?

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(credit for this image to deviantart's sandara)

This thread is for all your Jurp needs, all your Jurp desires, and every Jurp you play or want to play. Bring on the Fire Emblems, the Ogre Battles, the Dragon Quests and the Etrian Odysseys and everything else. All are welcome here, no matter how brightly colored or how J-pop the soundtrack.

Ahem

Okay guys speaking seriously for a second:

I got mod approval for this thread, but we cannot let this turn into an anime discussion. We gotta be vigilant with this shit, because if any thread on the forum is in danger of it, it is this one.

More, we need to self-police here if at all possible. So do not complain about how you are being discriminated against as an anime fan. Do not moan about how Jurps are just anime anyway. Do not get sly. Do not get cute. Do not try to get funny about it. We will lose the thread, and that will be a shame.

With that out of the way

Let's talk about some Jurps.

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    cornellcornell Registered User regular
    I'm in the middle (beginning, really) of my first playthrough of Final Fantasy 8. So far, it's my favorite of the ones I've played. Interesting world and backstory, cool characters, lack of Tidus, it's wonderful.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
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    Talex of Xillia 2 is a sequel to the hit Xillia entry in the Tales series

    It features the full cast of the first game returning, as well as a new protagonist.

    The game evolves the already great combat of the first entry by adding weapon switching similar to the recent DMC game, and incorporates some Western RPG elements, like moral choices as well as Mass Effect 2-like loyalty missions for each party member that let you delve deeper into their characters.

    It also features Rollo, King of Cats, and his quest to find 100 cat friends:

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    Rollo is possibly my favorite new character of this year, even though he does not speak.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    edited August 2014
    I felt your tales section could be more in depth

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    WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    Final Fantasy 8 is a really goofy game (I rib @SilverWind occasionally about how much she liked it as a teen) that is, at its core, genuinely engaging on a lot of levels. I love the music from it, and I love using Junctioning to become a golden god of death, and I love using Zell to kill the ultra boss in two rounds

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    The biggest problem with FF8 is that it punishes you for fighting

    The game is easier if you run away from every encounter and only fight the bosses

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    Kevin CristKevin Crist I make the devil hit his knees and say the 'our father'Registered User regular
    Lunar: The Silver Star was my first non-FF JRPG. I always had a fondness for the series.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvDp4cUAZ7M

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    ph blakeph blake Registered User regular
    I am finally playing Tales of Xillia after having it sit unopened for good knows how long. It is pretty jurpy. The tales battle system is pretty fun though, even if the link artes are broken as all Hell.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    ph blake wrote: »
    I am finally playing Tales of Xillia after having it sit unopened for good knows how long. It is pretty jurpy. The tales battle system is pretty fun though, even if the link artes are broken as all Hell.

    The whole game is built around you using the link artes well

    When you start running into some of the bosses later on you will see why they are there

    The tales games get genuinely tough and I remember it being the series where like 4 times a game I think "oh, this is one of those fights I'm supposed to lose that JRPGs have sometimes", and nope, its just that hard

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    MaximumMaximum Registered User regular
    I bought the Tales of Symphonia bundle months ago and I've yet to touch it. I am horrible.

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    AdvocateAdvocate Registered User regular
    Lunar: The Silver Star was my first non-FF JRPG. I always had a fondness for the series.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvDp4cUAZ7M

    I loved this game so damn much when I was a kid. I still have my copy complete with that awesome hard bound instruction booklet. My one regret is that I never got around to playing the sequel.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    I'm also replaying Shining Force II but I don't know if that counts

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    turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    Lunar: The Silver Star was my first non-FF JRPG. I always had a fondness for the series.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvDp4cUAZ7M

    Lunar is my jam! I just finished another run through the sequel a few months ago.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Stealth anime thread?

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    Dongs GaloreDongs Galore Registered User regular
    yes hello is this the anime thread

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    NarbusNarbus Registered User regular
    Before my playstation died I played final fantasy tactics the whole way through around 7 times.

    Three of those I had Ramza master every single job before I left act 1.


    I really liked that game. I wish the Advance versions were better.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Stealth anime thread?

    no
    yes hello is this the anime thread

    no

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    NarbusNarbus Registered User regular
    Oh also final fantasy 9 sucks.

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    AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    I picked up Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky a few weeks ago after it came out on steam.

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    It's a JURP about two siblings who are novice monster-hunters and general combat-and-magic-trained problem solvers who wind up finding themselves drawn into some pretty serious shit after their Dad goes away for work and leaves them to take care of his usual jobs around their village.

    It's got a pretty great cast, a fun lite-steampunk/fantasy setting, a straightforward (but enjoyable) story, a grid-based turn-based combat system with surprising depth and the localisation team did a stellar job producing what is some of the best dialogue I've seen in a JURP in recent years.

    It's also part of this ridiculous, huge series of games known as The Legend of Heroes and technically it's only the first chapter of 3 that has been released in the West so far! Combined, they apparently have a word count (dialogue, in-game books and other sorts of info. basically anything written in the game) that is roughly equal to that of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. If you know of those books, you probably know how many fucking words that is.

    I've been having a blast with it so far, though I've been sort of playing it in bursts rather than really regularly. The dialogue is the real charm for me- the characters have just come to life and been incredibly endearing. The combat has been pretty fun, too, and I feel like its just getting more and more depth as I get further into the game.

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    WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    I am probably going to boot up Phantasy Star IV at some point since I own it on Steam

    And I'll probably play Shining Force 2 at some point because somebody told me it's rad

    But that shit's on the other side of a lot of Shin Megami Tensei

    Speaking of

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GamRLR0QrG0

    This game's music is oppressive. It feels like I'm fighting demons in Silent Hill or some shit

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    SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    I still need to finish Xenoblade...

    On the other side, I want to get the Atelier Plus games for my Vita.

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    My drug of choice is currently Shin Megami Tensei IV. Total magic build and just about to rumble with Medusa. I started over because I have this thing with RPG's where if I don't play them for a long period of time I'll just come back and start again with what I remember.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Wyborn wrote: »
    I am probably going to boot up Phantasy Star IV at some point since I own it on Steam

    And I'll probably play Shining Force 2 at some point because somebody told me it's rad

    But that shit's on the other side of a lot of Shin Megami Tensei

    Speaking of

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GamRLR0QrG0

    This game's music is oppressive. It feels like I'm fighting demons in Silent Hill or some shit

    WAS IT ME

    If it wasn't, add me to the list

    It is still my favorite SRPG. It has weird pieces from a bunch of other games in the genre put together in a way that has never quite been replicated

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    Kevin CristKevin Crist I make the devil hit his knees and say the 'our father'Registered User regular
    Narbus wrote: »
    Oh also final fantasy 9 sucks.

    Nope. It was the best Playstation 1 FF.

    I do like FF8 more then a lot of people though.

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    AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    Stealth anime thread?

    Get outta here Chris or I'll come beat you up with a bundle of JRPG manuals.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Narbus wrote: »
    Oh also final fantasy 9 sucks.

    No, its probably the best one

    And its definitely the best one on playstation

    It captures a sense of fun and adventure and swashbuckling that is super appealing and also still manages to grapple with stuff like confronting your own mortality and nature vs nurture

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    I collect game manuals. Guess how many are JRPG's. Actually don't guess yet until I drop this brick of them on your head, it'll be fun! Like a carnival game except instead of a stuffed bear it's brain damage.

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    NeoTomaNeoToma Registered User regular
    The biggest problem with FF8 is that it punishes you for fighting

    The game is easier if you run away from every encounter and only fight the bosses

    Are you saying this because of using magic hurts the stats it's junctioned to?

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    turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    Reminder that A Duck! made this post in the persona thread yesterday.
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    Geth is apparently on strike today, so let it be known that I will infract the fuck out of anyone that brings up "anime thread" or "battle panties".

    Gee, come to think of it, this pretty much applies only to Casually Hardcore.

    So maybe don't start that anime thread stuff in here.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    NeoToma wrote: »
    The biggest problem with FF8 is that it punishes you for fighting

    The game is easier if you run away from every encounter and only fight the bosses

    Are you saying this because of using magic hurts the stats it's junctioned to?

    No I'm talking about the fact that all enemies scale to your level

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    WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    NeoToma wrote: »
    The biggest problem with FF8 is that it punishes you for fighting

    The game is easier if you run away from every encounter and only fight the bosses

    Are you saying this because of using magic hurts the stats it's junctioned to?

    No I'm talking about the fact that all enemies scale to your level

    I never noticed this very much

    They're kind of scaled to be able to take you on with very weak junctioning - if you junction with any degree of skill then you're goign to steamroll enemies regardless of your level

    I mean it's not optimum to have a high level

    But I think saying the game punishes you for fighting, that's a bit far

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    NeoToma wrote: »
    The biggest problem with FF8 is that it punishes you for fighting

    The game is easier if you run away from every encounter and only fight the bosses

    Are you saying this because of using magic hurts the stats it's junctioned to?

    No I'm talking about the fact that all enemies scale to your level

    Enemies scale to level and monsters scale much better in terms of stats.

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    ph blakeph blake Registered User regular
    ph blake wrote: »
    I am finally playing Tales of Xillia after having it sit unopened for good knows how long. It is pretty jurpy. The tales battle system is pretty fun though, even if the link artes are broken as all Hell.

    The whole game is built around you using the link artes well

    When you start running into some of the bosses later on you will see why they are there

    The tales games get genuinely tough and I remember it being the series where like 4 times a game I think "oh, this is one of those fights I'm supposed to lose that JRPGs have sometimes", and nope, its just that hard

    I just
    crashed into Sharliton via wyvern and beat the king of the sky. I usually stick to linking Jude and Milla because flame sphere is broken in normal battles and they can hit most elemental weaknesses; that was one of the few fights where I linked with Alvin to take advantage of the water elemental link art.

    I'm glad they're finally having Alvin explain some things; the whole "look I'm obviously untrustworthy and am betraying you at this very moment but it's ok because I'm such a swell guy" thing that the entire party just inexplicably went with was kind of getting on my nerves.

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    NarbusNarbus Registered User regular
    NeoToma wrote: »
    The biggest problem with FF8 is that it punishes you for fighting

    The game is easier if you run away from every encounter and only fight the bosses

    Are you saying this because of using magic hurts the stats it's junctioned to?

    No I'm talking about the fact that all enemies scale to your level

    It's also better to wait until late in the game when you get the abilities that give you bonus stats when leveling up, and you can have four of them going at once. You can cap out nearly every stat if you're just a tiny bit clever about it.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Wyborn wrote: »
    NeoToma wrote: »
    The biggest problem with FF8 is that it punishes you for fighting

    The game is easier if you run away from every encounter and only fight the bosses

    Are you saying this because of using magic hurts the stats it's junctioned to?

    No I'm talking about the fact that all enemies scale to your level

    I never noticed this very much

    They're kind of scaled to be able to take you on with very weak junctioning - if you junction with any degree of skill then you're goign to steamroll enemies regardless of your level

    I mean it's not optimum to have a high level

    But I think saying the game punishes you for fighting, that's a bit far

    I just think its a really bad idea for a JRPG, where grinding things out is kind of a traditional way to surmount things that are giving you a lot of trouble

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    ph blake wrote: »
    ph blake wrote: »
    I am finally playing Tales of Xillia after having it sit unopened for good knows how long. It is pretty jurpy. The tales battle system is pretty fun though, even if the link artes are broken as all Hell.

    The whole game is built around you using the link artes well

    When you start running into some of the bosses later on you will see why they are there

    The tales games get genuinely tough and I remember it being the series where like 4 times a game I think "oh, this is one of those fights I'm supposed to lose that JRPGs have sometimes", and nope, its just that hard

    I just
    crashed into Sharliton via wyvern and beat the king of the sky. I usually stick to linking Jude and Milla because flame sphere is broken in normal battles and they can hit most elemental weaknesses; that was one of the few fights where I linked with Alvin to take advantage of the water elemental link art.

    I'm glad they're finally having Alvin explain some things; the whole "look I'm obviously untrustworthy and am betraying you at this very moment but it's ok because I'm such a swell guy" thing that the entire party just inexplicably went with was kind of getting on my nerves.

    Alvin continues to get better and is probably my favorite non-cat character in Xillia 2

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    NeoTomaNeoToma Registered User regular
    NeoToma wrote: »
    The biggest problem with FF8 is that it punishes you for fighting

    The game is easier if you run away from every encounter and only fight the bosses

    Are you saying this because of using magic hurts the stats it's junctioned to?

    No I'm talking about the fact that all enemies scale to your level

    oh yeah THAT. Man, i have forgotten a lot about Final Fantasy 8, which is kind of appropriate I guess.

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    turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    I didn't quite finish Vesperia, but the only fights that I thought were too hard was that wolf monster at the mountain pass and the fight against Captain Shwan.

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    AdvocateAdvocate Registered User regular
    My favorite thing about FF8 was the airship, the Ragnarok was just so cool.

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    nicopernicusnicopernicus Registered User regular
    My JRPG drug of choice currently is Persona 3 Portable. I'm a couple of months in and am loving it so much. The cast is pretty great, and I've always been a fan of the press turn battle system. Abuse all of the weaknesses! I also really prefer the Persona way of getting new demons over recruitment. When my Vita is charging Rune Factory 4 gets some play. I think RF4 is super charming, but I wish the sheer amount of things to level up didn't leave me feeling overwhelmed.

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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    I played some jurps once. Secret of Evermore/Mana on the snes. They were cool. I tried some final fantasies too but I really don't like their combat system, I find it so dull.

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