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Anyone else play JRPGs?

Discussion in 'Games & Gadgets' started by sportscoach, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. howler1313

    howler1313 NBA Starter

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    I started playing FFXV recently, and my first impression was how similar to The Witcher 3 it seemed: open world rpg, combat feels very similar, even the Chocobo aspect feels a lot like Roach. Turns out the team loved the Witcher 3 and played a ton of it while making their game, so naturally the fingerprints were all over the final product.

    In the end, it feels like a bit of a blend between JRPGs and W3, but just a poor man's version of W3. That isn't criticism, just about any other game pales in comparison to the Witcher 3 in terms of storytelling and ambition in an RPG.

    In comparison, Persona 5 feels as JRPG as it gets. The style was excellent, the storytelling started out incredible although I thought it lost a lot of steam as it went along, and the slice of life aspect was a great counter to the dungeon gameplay. My big problem with it was the boring combat system, which was really no different than anything that could have come out in the late 90s. I'm still not sure why most JRPG's keep the same combat system despite all the increased possibilities from better graphics and increased processing power, and it brings down an overall incredible game in P5.
     
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  2. bigfoot5415

    bigfoot5415 Gold Star Member

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    Not a fan of JRPG's, but a friend of mine who has probably close to 1000 video games loves Persona and has put close to 200 hours in. He may be on his second play through though.
     
  3. Rookie

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    Never got into the FF series, but I have played others.
    Shenmue is a masterpiece and still holds its own, even today.
    The Kingdom Hearts series (if you wanna call it a jrpg) is def up there with Shenmue for me. Just rich in story and the feels.
    Lately I've been playing a lot of mobas in recent years and I haven't really played a story driven game in that time that I really enjoyed, save For The Last of us.
    But Persona 5 will definitely bring me back to the genre. P5 is one of the best games I've played in years.
     
  4. bigfoot5415

    bigfoot5415 Gold Star Member

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    I wanted to get into Kingdom Hearts so bad. I love Disney. The thought of whooping ass with Donald Duck intrigued me.

    Just couldnt do it.
     
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    Only one I actually COULD get into. :chuckle:

    I was like 15 though... and traveling to all those Disney worlds was FUCKING AWESOME.

    I actually think I'm going to buy the PS4 remasters of those they just released because my memories of those games are that fond. Can't wait for KH3, literally strictly for a Star Wars world.
     
  6. sportscoach

    sportscoach Snarly's Gaming Rival!!

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    I've been picking up way too many games lately. I have three new JRPGs for the PS4 lol
     
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  7. Snarly

    Snarly Count Duckula.

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    I am the RPG king ask me anything. That said get DQ7 on the 3DS, Get or play FF6 and 7 and 9. Suikoden 2 is great. Must Play Shinning Force 2... a must play. Ogre Battle 64, FF10 and 12, Dragon Quest anything other than my the system. SO many freaking great games out there just explore what you like.
     
  8. Snarly

    Snarly Count Duckula.

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    Persona 5, FF15, and... Nier Automata is what I recommend with new games that came out in the time frame.
     
  9. sportscoach

    sportscoach Snarly's Gaming Rival!!

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    I was about to say, you need to give me a longer check list since I own or have owned all those games ya mentioned. We may be rivals! Did you get the new FF12 version yet? I actually own 3, 3DS systems, one a regular then limited edition Pokémon and a limited edition Fire Emblem. I've decided to play some Valkyria Revolution. I loved the Chronicle games from them, so I am trying the game even though the rating isn't high. Have you played a game called Natural Doctorine for the PS4? Aka one of the hardest games ever created that is a tactical style of RPG
     
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  10. sportscoach

    sportscoach Snarly's Gaming Rival!!

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    @Snarly, have you picked up any new games lately? I see they made a Tales game thing for the Android/iPhone, so I got that to try out as well.

    Ps. I updated my title name on here so I hope ya like it! lol
     
  11. ACisKING

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    I have always loved the Final Fantasy series. But having played some of Persona 5, I can honestly say that it is the best RPG I've ever played. Everything is perfect...the style, the characters, the story, the jazz inspired soundtrack, the combat...even the art design on the menus is perfect. And I say that as someone who doesn't particularly like anime and who has never played a Persona game before Persona 5.
     
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    Thanks for this. Hesitated because I've never played a Persona game. Looks like I'll finally pull the trigger on buying.
     
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  13. sportscoach

    sportscoach Snarly's Gaming Rival!!

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    Persona 3, 4 and 5 are all good! They are a bit darker in feel, but still good!
     
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  14. gourimoko

    gourimoko Fighting the good fight!

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    Damn.... so.. I guess I need to play Persona 5?

    I played the original Person on the PSX, but .. wondering if you can explain why Persona 5 would be better than say, FFVII or FFX? I'm legit interested to see why you'd argue it's the best RPG ever?
     
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  15. gourimoko

    gourimoko Fighting the good fight!

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    BTW looked up how long is this game, and I'm seeing folks saying there's well over 100 hours of gameplay in Persona 5??
     
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