Request Any good RPG/JRPG?

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  1. Sadihime

    Sadihime Member

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    Does anyone have any recommendations for games with a great story and great characters. I'm fine with any type of gameplay except for side-scrolling though I do prefer turn-based. Graphics-wise I'm not too picky and it doesn't matter how old the game is as well.

    I prefer it to be playable on PS4/PS5. I'm planning on buying a Nintendo switch next year so I guess any games playable on that as well.

    Basically, I'm looking for games similar to what I've played below -
    • Trails in the Sky 1-3
    • Trails of Cold Steel 1-4
    • Persona 5/Royal/Strikers
    • Tales of Berseria
    • Atelier Ryza
    • Dragon Quest XI
    • Final Fantasy (I've only played X, 7R, Type-0, and XV. I started IV but didn't get to finish it)
    • Shadow Hearts 1-2 (didn't finish 3 because it wasn't Yuri anymore lol)
    • Ni no Kuni II
    • I am Setsuna
    Edit 1: I have played other games like witcher 3, and the usual PS4 exclusives. Just looking for similar type of game as above listed.
    Edit 2: I added more games on the list similar to what I'm looking for.
     
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  2. natsume142

    natsume142 だが、断る

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    Have u try play other persona series? Or Odin Sphere
     
  3. justmehere

    justmehere Well-Known Member

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    My top rpg?

    Secret of mana
    Lufia
    Disgaea
     
  4. gcool

    gcool Active Member

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    Not really similar but
    dragon age: inquisition
    dragons dogma
    Final fantasy series
    Divinity original sin 2
    Baldurs gate 3
    Pillars of eternity
    Bastion
    Bandai Ni No Kuni II The Rebirth Of A Kingdom
     
  5. HappyHavak

    HappyHavak The Laughing Sage

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    If you like Persona they just released the new Shin Megami Tensei
     
  6. Sadihime

    Sadihime Member

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    @natsume142 yes! I've actually played Persona 3 FES but didn't get to finish it. Odin Sphere - this was recommended to me before as well but side-scrolling perspective turned me off...but considering how many times I saw this rec, I might push myself it check it out.

    @justmehere Is Secret of Mana better than Trials of Mana? I did play Trials of Mana as Hawkeye and it's kinda ok, did not really get me in the mood to check out other characters.

    Lufia looks interesting. It feels like Legend of Heroes type of series which i really like but looks like it will be hard to find where to play it.

    I have Disgaea 5 but Seraphina is so irritating to me lol I had to take a break from it for now.

    @gcool oh! I've actually played Ni No Kuni II and Dragon Age: Inquisition and absolutely loved them! Kinda wish there was more to ni no kuni II tho, it felt like I finished it too soon lol. Others I'm not as familiar so I'll definitely check it out when i have time later thanks!
     
  7. Elementarteilchen

    Elementarteilchen Well-Known Member

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    In my top 3 of best story and characters of all time is a game trilogy. I see them as one game.

    You have to play them in this order for the best enjoyment:

    1. Utawererumono Mask of Deception
    2. Utawererumono Prelude of the Fallen (You can play this first, but it's really better like this imo)
    3. Utawererumono Mask of Truth

    Btw, I also played the persona series, Trails in the sky, Trails of Cold Steel, Zero and Ao no Kiseki, almost all FF games etc.
    You really should play Zero and Ao no Kiseki. They are the "Crosbell" games and belong to the "Trails of" series. There is a eng fan patch on the internet :p I played them both first on my PSP and later on my vita, as they relased a remaster of both games.
     
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    Haevrus No.1 Incognito Webuser

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    Skyrim, Witcher 3?
     
  9. Greater thunder

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    Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga
    -turn based combat, RPG, gameboy though (get an emulator, I guess), no side scrolling.
     
  10. animanaicT

    animanaicT Nobody Important

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    No one has suggested

    pathfinder: wrath of the rightous
    Yakuza: like a dragon
    God of War (the newest one)
    Fire Emblem series
    The Witcher series
    FF tactics war of the lions
    Ender Lilies

    (these are pretty outdated)
    Chrono Trigger
    Legend of Dragoon
    Chrono Cross
    Tales of Symphonia
    Star Ocean 2
    Vagrant Story
    Lunar Series
    Golden Sun
    Lufia 2
    Shadow Hearts
    Shadow Hearts: Conavent
    Grandia 2
    Xenogears
    Skies of Arcadia
    Tactics Ogre: let us cling together

    yet
     
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  11. Dahna

    Dahna (-, – )…zzzZZZ

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    Assassin' Creed series
    Tales series
    Kena: Bridge of Spirits Rot
    Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
    Hades
    Dead Cells (a challenging but fun game)
    Hollow Knight
    Bayonetta and Devil May Cry series, ofc (use keyboard to play them is hard)
    Horizon Zero Dawn
    Fallout 3 & 4 (a bit off-topic, though)
    Ori series (You will cry from the opening to the end of this series)
    Dragon Age series (Inquisition is good, but the whole series is impressive, you should give 2 previous games a try too)
    Bandai Namco games such as Scarlet Nexus, Dark Souls, Code Vein, etc.
    The Witcher series (I haven't played 1, but 2 is good, and 3 is one of best RPG)

     
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    animanaicT Nobody Important

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    [QUOTE="Sadihime, post: 6785126, ] Is Secret of Mana better than Trials of Mana? I did play Trials of Mana as Hawkeye and it's kinda ok, did not really get me in the mood to check out other characters. [/QUOTE]

    If you didn't like the gameplay of trials of mana then i wouldn't play secret of mana, while i think personally secret of mana is a great game the gameplay is similar, but if you did like it i would check it out. The gameplay is similar but you dont actually choose characters and the story is linear while in trials of mana the story can change depending on who you decide to recruit and play as. My personal favorite mana game is Legend of Mana for the ps1 however.

    A suggestion that i have is to take good care of your ps4, you cant play ps classic games on the ps5, so the big library of ps1 games you cant play them of the ps5 kinda sucks but sony has been kinda letting us gamers down since the american corporate takeover.
     
  13. Hitedo

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    I'd highly recommend Caligula Effect Overdose and 2, it's my favorite game series.
     
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  14. AliceShiki

    AliceShiki 『Ms. Tree』『Magical Girl of Love and Justice』

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    For the record, Disgaea 5 has the worst storyline/characters in the franchise by a gigantic margin. Disgaea 4 still has great gameplay, but has a much better story, so maybe you could try that one out.

    As for other recommendations... I know you said for console, but Last Dream (on Steam) is a pretty great game as far as gameplay goes... The story isn't that bad, but it also isn't the focus of the game, so like... Don't expect an amazing storyline/characters, but the gameplay is definitely top-notch~
     
  15. justmehere

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    Secret of mana was the first game of the series.
    I've seen trials of mana, it has a complicated job system. Secret of mana was way more simple.

    Do keep in mind all the games I've mentioned was old school games that you can only play on emulators nowadays.
    The last rpg that I was heavily invested on was Starwars Kotor.
    Disgaea (1) was the funniest rpg ive ever played.
    The most touching RPG ive played is FF7 (I'm still cursing sepiroth for killing aerith and I'm still hoping they will revive her on the remake)
     
  16. unlucky

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    Someone already recommended Pathfinder: Wrath of the righteous, so I will suggest trying the first game made by the same developers Pathfinder : Kingmaker.
    also consider trying Shadowrun: Dragonfall and Shadowrun: Hong Kong. they are pretty good if short games.
     
  17. darkelf01

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    Hmm it seems that we have a similar taste in RPG :D For switch, I'd recommend:
    Bravely Default
    Shin Megami Tensei V
    Octopath Traveler
    Fire Emblem Three Houses
    Ni no Kuni
    Monster Hunter Stories
     
  18. Khatulistiwa

    Khatulistiwa An Egg Eternal

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    Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology
     
  19. XenoRaku

    XenoRaku 「Punished Lolicon」「Pervert」「Lost」「NEET」

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    I recommend the whole YS series
    and the Tales Series

    also Try Elona+ if you're interested

    here's an introductory video
     
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    Genso Suikoden series