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Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
JRPG’s are fun! Personally, I love them!

You got your

Dragon Fantasy
And your Final Trigger
Chrono Trails
Tales of Quest
The Legend of Lunar
Lunar: Vesperia Star Story
Super Yakuza RPG

The list is never ending.

I know a lot of people are playing Suikoden 16 so let’s keep spoilers in tags!

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    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    Suikoden 16 real-ass ending spoilers
    y’know when they said they were taking Game of Thrones influence I understood, but c’mon guys you didn’t have to take THAT from it too! That’s just fucking funny

    Also then is the implication he revived Joshua with full ass Phoenix down? And he went on to write that? Also we saw the hand turn to stone but nothing else, so that’s easy room for sequel and/or DLC if they wanna, I didn’t see no body

    Genuinely can’t believe we didn’t go to the moon/that red star or fly the hideaway, but I guess what we got was appropriately nuts so that’s fine

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I’ve put 16 down for now. I finished the game once, finished all of the quests and hunts and shit.

    I’m not ready to go through it again on FF difficulty yet.

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    DemonStaceyDemonStacey TTODewback's Daughter In love with the TaySwayRegistered User regular
    edited July 2023
    Definitely in the mega JRPG final sections of Suikoden 16.

    But I like JRPGs(thus why I'm here) so I'm still loving it.

    My late game build of 5 ults and one standard attack is fun as hell.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I had fun with 16 all the way through. Just got a little burnout at the end with how long some of those fights take and decided the platinum can wait.

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    chocoboliciouschocobolicious Registered User regular
    I'm just here to say Octopath Traveler 2 is the best jurp to come out this year, hands down. Not only is the mechanics, pacing, story and presentation just amazing they also just improved so much from the previous game and you can really tell they took to heart a lot of the criticism of the original, in a productive way.

    I was playing OTCotC because I'm a gacha addict but that made me want to play OT2 again and that's what led to this. It's so damn good.

    Now that Team Ninja is somehow the best FF developer, Asano and Kawazu are my only hope for internally developed SE games.

    Man, what if those two made something together. That could be amazing.

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    I'm just here to say Octopath Traveler 2 is the best jurp to come out this year, hands down. Not only is the mechanics, pacing, story and presentation just amazing they also just improved so much from the previous game and you can really tell they took to heart a lot of the criticism of the original, in a productive way.

    I was playing OTCotC because I'm a gacha addict but that made me want to play OT2 again and that's what led to this. It's so damn good.

    Now that Team Ninja is somehow the best FF developer, Asano and Kawazu are my only hope for internally developed SE games.

    Man, what if those two made something together. That could be amazing.

    I am aware that this is a very silly thing to consider a make-or-break point of contention, but: how much Ye Olde Timey Englishe is there?

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    I'm still playing Persona 3. It's pretty good

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    DragkoniasDragkonias That Guy Who Does Stuff You Know, There. Registered User regular
    Only reason I haven't replayed 3 is cause I hate that you're forced to romance to get Max S Link with some characters.

    Why I'm considering getting the remake if they change that one thing.

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    Fig-DFig-D Tustin, CA, USRegistered User regular
    edited July 2023
    I don't remember that being an issue for FeMC in P3P, so you could play that version. Speaking of things I don't remember, I'm not sure what I did in FES. It's possible that I just didn't max a bunch of S. links.

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    DragkoniasDragkonias That Guy Who Does Stuff You Know, There. Registered User regular
    I never player P3P cause I never owned a PSP.

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    CarpyCarpy Registered User regular
    Prohass wrote:
    Probably gonna quit FF12 before the end. The game might as well be called “boring temples, the game”. I don’t know who at square became so obsessed with generic temples but FF12 and 13 are full of them. I’m up to the last one, and going around in circles in another generic maze of hallways with like traps or challenges that spawn endless respawning monsters rhat cast endless negative effects and I’m like what the heck am I doing

    The Crystal into the Lighthouse is an impressively bad pair of dungeons. Lighthouse does have the unintentionally hilarious Bahamut reveal at the end of it. Probably not funny enough to force yourself through it all

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    Fig-DFig-D Tustin, CA, USRegistered User regular
    The currently available versions on XBox and PC are based on P3P. Which makes the upcoming remaster not using that content even weirder.

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    milskimilski Poyo! Registered User regular
    I'm just here to say Octopath Traveler 2 is the best jurp to come out this year, hands down. Not only is the mechanics, pacing, story and presentation just amazing they also just improved so much from the previous game and you can really tell they took to heart a lot of the criticism of the original, in a productive way.

    I was playing OTCotC because I'm a gacha addict but that made me want to play OT2 again and that's what led to this. It's so damn good.

    Now that Team Ninja is somehow the best FF developer, Asano and Kawazu are my only hope for internally developed SE games.

    Man, what if those two made something together. That could be amazing.

    I am aware that this is a very silly thing to consider a make-or-break point of contention, but: how much Ye Olde Timey Englishe is there?

    I don't recall there being any; the beast-people speak in simplified English and one of your characters is doing a pretty strong cowboy accent, but no H'aanit this go around.

    That said, my personal take is cooler on Octopath 2. It's good, but the stories are still wildly varied in quality and the pacing is still rough with absurd random encounter rates. The combat gameplay is mildly improved (because it was already pretty good), and the town interaction with folks is significantly improved but it's still super clunky to have party members sit around getting no EXP and to lock your MC for the entire game, and the limits on how many people can have what job and equipment management is as tedious as I've ever seen in a jRPG. If you're looking for a classic turn based experience it's still pretty great, but it's not recommend-without-caveat-to-anybody great.

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    CarpyCarpy Registered User regular
    Saw this trailer on Gamepass and it looks 100% my jam.

    https://youtu.be/vqK-1WGqYmI

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    H0b0manH0b0man Registered User regular
    Carpy wrote: »
    Saw this trailer on Gamepass and it looks 100% my jam.

    https://youtu.be/vqK-1WGqYmI

    There's a demo out on Steam and I think some consoles if you want to check out the feel of the game and the combat system.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Sea of Stars is definitely on my list

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    ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    milski wrote: »
    I'm just here to say Octopath Traveler 2 is the best jurp to come out this year, hands down. Not only is the mechanics, pacing, story and presentation just amazing they also just improved so much from the previous game and you can really tell they took to heart a lot of the criticism of the original, in a productive way.

    I was playing OTCotC because I'm a gacha addict but that made me want to play OT2 again and that's what led to this. It's so damn good.

    Now that Team Ninja is somehow the best FF developer, Asano and Kawazu are my only hope for internally developed SE games.

    Man, what if those two made something together. That could be amazing.

    I am aware that this is a very silly thing to consider a make-or-break point of contention, but: how much Ye Olde Timey Englishe is there?

    I don't recall there being any; the beast-people speak in simplified English and one of your characters is doing a pretty strong cowboy accent, but no H'aanit this go around.

    That said, my personal take is cooler on Octopath 2. It's good, but the stories are still wildly varied in quality and the pacing is still rough with absurd random encounter rates. The combat gameplay is mildly improved (because it was already pretty good), and the town interaction with folks is significantly improved but it's still super clunky to have party members sit around getting no EXP and to lock your MC for the entire game, and the limits on how many people can have what job and equipment management is as tedious as I've ever seen in a jRPG. If you're looking for a classic turn based experience it's still pretty great, but it's not recommend-without-caveat-to-anybody great.

    I more or less agree here. Quite a bit of hicksy drawl, but no Ren Faire speak. I don't feel like any of the mechanics that were unique to it improved the game. The open world stuff had the one sort of sweet spot, but then you were dramatically overpowered for the rest, and it was hard to avoid becoming that way because the encounter rate was so ridiculous even with the fewer encounters passive stapled to the head of my main character. Which also lead to kind of having to spec your party out to be glass cannons just to sweep encounters quickly, and I was never forced to change that setup since most bosses would fall to it too, and the issue got worse later in the game as you were able to spam certain resource costly skills more freely. There was also a big problem with progression just kind of stopping around... I don't know, level 25ish? You could keep accumulating more passives or swap around classes if you felt like it, but there wasn't any actual reason to it except to force yourself to mix things up. Every class also had like one or two broken skills and four filler ones that you would literally never touch. I also HAAAATED the path action stuff by the end too, especially as every single fucking cutscene had to stop in the middle and go "please press Y to continue this cutscene," but I also hate going around and talking to ChatGPT-written NPCs, which apparently is unusual for JRPG players these days.

    I did manage to finish everybody's stories, and clear out all the 'normal' dungeons, so got over 40 hours out of it and don't feel angry thinking about it like I do NnK2, but at that point, it had been something like 20 hours since I had found anything that felt like it added any more depth, and had completely clowned on most of the bosses during that span, so I just lost interest in doing the last unifying few bosses. It really needed to not have so many gamebreaks and to make the dungeons both more interesting and less enemy spam. Making the path actions dungeon traversal or mini-puzzle stuff would have been amazing to me, but alas.

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    Trajan45Trajan45 Registered User regular
    Carpy wrote: »
    Prohass wrote:
    Probably gonna quit FF12 before the end. The game might as well be called “boring temples, the game”. I don’t know who at square became so obsessed with generic temples but FF12 and 13 are full of them. I’m up to the last one, and going around in circles in another generic maze of hallways with like traps or challenges that spawn endless respawning monsters rhat cast endless negative effects and I’m like what the heck am I doing

    The Crystal into the Lighthouse is an impressively bad pair of dungeons. Lighthouse does have the unintentionally hilarious Bahamut reveal at the end of it. Probably not funny enough to force yourself through it all

    I'd force my way past it, but then I like the ending so maybe I'm the problem ha. I guess you could just youtube the rest of it.

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    Moth 13Moth 13 Registered User regular
    The Lighthouse being effectively the final dungeon of FF12 is such a weird choice, since it does not feel like a climactic area at all.

    I did like the actual endgame sequence though.

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    captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    Has anyone played through Live A Live? I'm on the last story and my understanding is there's a wrapup story where you get to recruit all your protagonists. Who did you pick to main/take?

    I think my main has to be the Earthen Heart Shifu. I really enjoyed the building up/learning aspect of that chapter so they feel like my most personalized character.
    Akira is obnoxious but his Psi powers seem really good, so he's probably in.
    Oboromaru also has a good variety of powers and some really strong ones, so I'll take him.
    Definitely not taking the current day protag, he's boring and only level 2 anyways, and probably not Sundown Kid, also kind of boring.
    Which makes my last either Pogo or Cube. I actually haven't done any combat with Cube yet, but I hear he's pretty capable. Pogo was fine. I wouldn't main him because I want someone who speaks a language, but he's probably a decent party member.

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    KupiKupi Registered User regular
    edited July 2023
    Re: the last chapter of Live A Live
    I see the Sundown Kid recommended as a main in places because 1) he's got one of the best AoE attacks in the game in Hurricane, but also 2) he's a pain in the ass to recruit, because you have to find him in three separate locations without a strong indication of where he's going to show up next, and his final location is still sort of out-of-the-way in a way that makes him annoying to swap back in if you want him back.

    All told, though, follow your heart on which character you're least likely to ever want to remove. They've all got something to recommend them.

    I went with the Earthen Heart Shifu myself and it went fine.

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    EnigmedicEnigmedic Registered User regular
    im pretty sure i backed sea of stars on kickstarter solely based on the pixel art in the trailers. only a couple months till i get it now.

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    DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    Guess I'm playing FF12 again.
    Well, more like finishing a playthrough that I stalled on late last year.

    I was just before Pharos when I stopped playing. So not too much left, unless I decide to do all the hunts.

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    RT800RT800 Registered User regular
    It's weird.

    I generally like anime, but I can't fucking stand JRPGs.

    I'm not even really sure why.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    RT800 wrote: »
    It's weird.

    I generally like anime, but I can't fucking stand JRPGs.

    I'm not even really sure why.

    You’ve found yourself in the wrong thread there, fella!

    This here’s a place for JRPG lovers.

    Take your potion and GET OUT! Barrett will show you the door.

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    DragkoniasDragkonias That Guy Who Does Stuff You Know, There. Registered User regular
    Oh shit I had only been passively paying attention to the Star Ocean 2 remake news but they added new battle mechanics...I love new battle mechanics!

    It's also on the Switch. So yeah that's an instant buy.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I just want to play Star Ocean 2 now!

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    DragkoniasDragkonias That Guy Who Does Stuff You Know, There. Registered User regular
    edited July 2023
    I wonder if they're gonna warn you when you're giving the final boss his power up cause man...walking into that one completely by accident was fun.

    Also if they're rebalancing cause man did some characters(Noel) stink.

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    DemonStaceyDemonStacey TTODewback's Daughter In love with the TaySwayRegistered User regular
    RT800 wrote: »
    It's weird.

    I generally like anime, but I can't fucking stand JRPGs.

    I'm not even really sure why.

    On the flip side of that I have a really hard time getting into most anime these days. And probably for the past 15 years.

    But I fucking love me some anime ass JRPGs.

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    DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    edited July 2023
    RT800 wrote: »
    It's weird.

    I generally like anime, but I can't fucking stand JRPGs.

    I'm not even really sure why.

    Opposite for me, there has been a marked overall dive in storytelling quality for anime which has caused me to not really watch it in many years, even though I was a pretty avid consumer of it for a good while. I can tolerate a good amount of JRPG bullshit though because it's a more interactive experience than anime, and games are designed to tell a contained story, compared to anime/manga which will do either one of two things - 1) Stall you forever, or 2) Butcher the manga to fit an anime into a one-off throwaway season. (Claymore you deserved better than this)

    There are exceptions though, like Trails of Cold Steel which I absolutely cannot stand and Mimana Iyar Chronicle which is one of the worst JRPGs I've ever played. But I otherwise will put up with a lot of nonsense in a game for the sake of playing the game but I'm super critical when it comes to anime nowadays.

    Dragkonias wrote: »
    Oh shit I had only been passively paying attention to the Star Ocean 2 remake news but they added new battle mechanics...I love new battle mechanics!

    It's also on the Switch. So yeah that's an instant buy.

    I'm really looking forward to it as I played the game into the ground in the PS1 days. My only issue though is the sprites - the backgrounds in the remake look gorgeous but all of the sprites are pixelated vomit marring the scenery, like hello couldn't you do some basic upscaling for the sprites at least?

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    DragkoniasDragkonias That Guy Who Does Stuff You Know, There. Registered User regular
    edited July 2023
    I think it depends I don't watch as much anime as I use to but the stuff I do is usually pretty good.

    I ignore most Isekai drivel and I only really watch shonen if its generally acclaimed but even then there is other great stuff.

    And jRPGs is the same. I kind of ignore the run of the mill stuff unless its what I'm in the mood for(cause sometimes you do just want a cheeseburger).

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    SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    I too would like a cheeseburger, but can I please have a 15 hour cheeseburger? My stomach will get upset and give up 30 hours in.

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    DragkoniasDragkonias That Guy Who Does Stuff You Know, There. Registered User regular
    Yeah I was hoping they would do a bit more work on the sprites cause they were dated even back then.

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    DragkoniasDragkonias That Guy Who Does Stuff You Know, There. Registered User regular
    edited July 2023


    Am I gonna overthink Capcom having a poll asking people what BoF they played first.

    Hell yeah.

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    ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    Yes, you are. They're running some dumb campaign for the Capcom Museum, and pitting Sengoku Basara, Breath of Fire, and... Capcom Arcade Station against each other for what gets to be featured.

    Ya know, two abandoned franchises, and... "I dunno, stuff?"

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Still sad that Sengoku Basara 3 didn't do better over here, although it shouldn't be much of a surprise since Capcom acted like it's release was some kind of secret.

    So much better than the Musou games though

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    A new Breath of Fire would be so good.

    I want to turn into a dragon and have a living onion as a playable character again!

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    DragkoniasDragkonias That Guy Who Does Stuff You Know, There. Registered User regular
    edited July 2023
    I doubt a new BoF gets a made but if Capcom does a compilation that would be cool.

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    DemonStaceyDemonStacey TTODewback's Daughter In love with the TaySwayRegistered User regular
    The idea of the dragon transformations on modern gaming hardware is just such a dream for me.

    I know it's extremely unlikely l, but imma keep hoping.

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    A new Breath of Fire would be so good.

    I want to turn into a dragon and have a living onion as a playable character again!

    That's just Dark Souls with dragon covenant and onion bro

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