Anyone wanna recommend a good RPG for me!? :D

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  • shotgun44 12 May 2009 19:45:52 144 posts
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    I'm just playin through Kingdom Hearts 2 now as I was under the naive impression that every Sqenix game was like Final Fantasy 8 but turns out real time RPGs annoy the shit out of me. I feel it takes the strategic element that I like about RPGs. I'd be playing kings bounty but its on my desktop at home and doesn't work on my laptop so i'm looking for something that would work well on a crappy lapop or on either PS3 or Xbox360. Although I can't read Japanese and have no intention of learning the language so I guess imports are out. I'm lookin at Lost Odyssey and the Ocean Something one at the mo.
    Basically I want a pretty simple, turn based JRPG but with a fairly deep battle system (Deep= the standard battle mode for Final Fantasy 10). I don't like huge amounts of weird cutscenes but I don't mind random battles!
    I know I'm being pretty picky but I seem to be in a specific mood as I can't get my head around KH2 (Unless it apparently is awesome?) and I've forgotten the controls to MGS4 and I am not sitting through another hour of cutscenes to learn it all again!
    Help appreciated. Thanks lovers x
  • Lexx87 12 May 2009 19:46:47 20,869 posts
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    Try some paraprahs and Lost Odyssey.

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • Syrette 12 May 2009 19:47:14 43,232 posts
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    Darkfall.

  • shotgun44 12 May 2009 19:54:10 144 posts
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    Darkfall, as in the 2/10 piece of shit MMORPG? I'll stick to Warcraft I think!

    The paragraphs are there! They just came at inconvenient points! Anyway, I had an exam today I'm still in write as much as pghysically possible mode! Although Lost Odyssey does sound tempting.
    I gotta admit that new Pokemon game looks right up my street! I remember loving red when I was like 12! (Maybe older, but it was fun!)
  • Super_Zee 12 May 2009 19:55:26 2,110 posts
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    Jesus, what was the exam for?

    Oh, and Fallout 3.

    Granted, not turn-based or a JRPG. Better than.
  • shotgun44 12 May 2009 19:59:05 144 posts
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    That is awful syntax/grammar I must admit! Might have bought a case on the way home...

    Strategic marketing management was the exam.

    Completed Fallout 3 ages ago. Was amazing. What's Blue Dragon like?
  • PinkSpider 12 May 2009 20:00:02 3,346 posts
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    shotgun44 wrote:
    Darkfall, as in the 2/10 piece of shit MMORPG? I'll stick to Warcraft I think!

    The paragraphs are there! They just came at inconvenient points! Anyway, I had an exam today I'm still in write as much as pghysically possible mode! Although Lost Odyssey does sound tempting.
    I gotta admit that new Pokemon game looks right up my street! I remember loving red when I was like 12! (Maybe older, but it was fun!)
    If you have a DS. Chrono Trigger.

    Lost Odyssey is alright, didnt do it for me though. Too much of a generic setting.
  • SharksInYourMouth 12 May 2009 20:00:29 1,960 posts
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    Eternal Sonata?

    Tales of Symphonia?

    Skies of Arcadia? ( bit behind the times but stil classic)
  • Gradius 12 May 2009 20:01:37 2,305 posts
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    Get blue Dragon, by the end of the game you will have listened to this song well over 5000 times.

    Or you could just get Lost Odyssey, which is one of the finest JRPGs I've played in a long time. Don't get Fallout 3, it will make you sleep.
  • Wastelander 12 May 2009 20:03:46 1,848 posts
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    Lost Odyssey is well good, just badly paced.
  • shotgun44 12 May 2009 20:19:55 144 posts
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    My God that song is truly awful!
  • Deleted user 12 May 2009 20:28:32
    Lost Odyssey is the closest thing a great FF- style RPG this gen.

    You might want to check out Persona 3 or 4 (PS2). The battle system is deep, while quite conventional. The story telling is however, unlike anything else.
  • shotgun44 12 May 2009 20:34:07 144 posts
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    *Googles Persona 4*
  • Deleted user 12 May 2009 20:37:32
    Youy could try the massive threads full of praise for both games under the PS2 forum, sadly I am probably the only one who didn't get along with it so I have a copy of Persona 3: FES if it interests you in the swapsies thread. *plug*

    On the PS2 tip, Dragon Quest 8 might be right up your alley if the opening post is anything to go by.
  • shotgun44 12 May 2009 20:38:51 144 posts
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  • Deleted user 12 May 2009 20:40:09
    Gradius wrote:
    Get blue Dragon, by the end of the game you will have listened to this song well over 5000 times.

    Or you could just get Lost Odyssey, which is one of the finest JRPGs I've played in a long time. Don't get Fallout 3, it will make you sleep.

    As soon as I heard THTA song i boxed up the game and sent it to swap shop heaven WTF were they thinking.
  • Frayed.Knot 12 May 2009 20:40:23 605 posts
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    I didn't like Persona either, but Dragon Quest 8, Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey are all excellent.
  • speedofthepuma 12 May 2009 20:41:28 13,278 posts
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    Blue dragon is great - totally underrated, although not so much round here.

    That song is great.

    I lurk. If I've spoken to you, I'm either impassioned, or drunk.

  • Frayed.Knot 12 May 2009 20:43:54 605 posts
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    shotgun44 wrote:
    ...i'm looking for something that would work well on a crappy lapop...

    Baldur's Gate 2 works on my laptop..
  • speedofthepuma 12 May 2009 20:45:17 13,278 posts
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    I thought that, or planescape.. but he said JRPG.

    I lurk. If I've spoken to you, I'm either impassioned, or drunk.

  • Lexx87 12 May 2009 20:48:14 20,869 posts
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    speedofthepuma wrote:
    Blue dragon is great - totally underrated, although not so much round here.

    That song is fucking cuntingly god awful!

    Fixed!

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • Frayed.Knot 12 May 2009 20:49:14 605 posts
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    speedofthepuma wrote:
    I thought that, or planescape.. but he said JRPG.

    Ah yes, and turn based as well.

    /skim reads
  • Deleted user 12 May 2009 21:03:03
    Lexx87 wrote:
    speedofthepuma wrote:
    Blue Dragon is fucking cuntingly god awful!
    Fixed!
    Fixed again!
  • skuzzbag 12 May 2009 21:13:52 5,638 posts
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    Titan Quest? It's like a very good Diablo.

    oh not turn based sorry.
  • Feanor 12 May 2009 21:57:16 14,125 posts
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    Persona 4.
  • sam_spade 12 May 2009 22:30:15 15,745 posts
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    speedofthepuma wrote:
    I thought that, or planescape.. but he said JRPG.

    Anachronox
  • solidSnake04 12 May 2009 22:38:32 177 posts
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    demons souls
  • Stickman 12 May 2009 22:41:51 29,664 posts
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    Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon and Last Remnant will see you right.

    THIS SPACE FOR RENT

  • shotgun44 12 May 2009 22:58:29 144 posts
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    I have baldurs gate on my shelf next to me and embarsingly I don't understand the armour ratings bit. It is awesome though. I hear very good things about planescape though...

    Blue dragon demo just downloaded!
  • shotgun44 12 May 2009 23:29:26 144 posts
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    Liking blue dragon! If lost odyssey is supposedly better but similar then I'm sold. I'll have to take a trip to gamestation 2mo
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