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Lockdown Day 3(?) Edition. Things seem to be back to normal now, so I don't see why we shouldn't have another one of these.
Usually, the FFXII anon makes these threads, but since he seems to have vanished, it's fair enough to honor him with some XII artwork. I guess.
What are YOU playan / grindan these days, /v/?
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>>501738775
Say what you will about FFXII but its art is legendary. Makes me wish for another FF set in Ivalice. It doesn't even have to be FF, it can be a new series like Vagrant Story should have been one.
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Played FF9 as a kid 20 years ago and loved it, but never got past disc 1 because disc 2 was fucked for some reason. Bought it today and did that AI background art update. My god it looks amazing.
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>>501741076
There is some artifact because of the AI upscale but it does still look great
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My FFVII is arriving tomorrow so I'll play that
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>>501741131
Am I crazy but if i remember, wasn't 9 pretty damn hard at the start? I just lost to some of the plant monsters that chase you in the forest because their thunder 1 shotted every one in my party
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>>501741076
I only ever tried FF9's intro back when I was a kid and loved the aesthetic, but didn't really go through it again after that. Is it still worth a try, gameplay-wise?
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>>501741334
so far i think its peak ff combat and you get a full party pretty much off the start vs FF7 which takes a while. The AI mod makes the art style look 10 times more amazing than what it did on the ps1
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>>501741306
I don't remember it ever being the case. I remember the boss could prove a challenge if you didn't know what you are doing but that's it.
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>>501741076
You have a link?
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>>501738775
Halfway through Cold Steel 4. Want to finish it this week, but I kinda doubt I'll make it.
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What are the remaster/PC versions of FF7 like? Got my original PS1 version lying about but wondering if the newer versions are worth looking at
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what's a game like ffxii? I specifically said ffxii not any ff and no not a mmorpg you are not funny
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>>501741778
The most optimal way would be the PS1 version with a retranslation patch
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>>501742276
Yeah Ys8 is pretty good.
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>>501741914
XC1 isn’t a super close match, but the combat system scratched the same urge for me and the original artstyle seemed to carry similar elements, though not as refined. Main similarities would be the sprawling world and auto-attack heavy gameplay, but they’re both very different and interesting in their own rights. There’s a remaster coming up soon too.
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>>501743013
thanks, looks interesting
how's the second one? The artstyle looks absolute garbage
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>>501742276
>beginning - mid-chapter 2
8/10
>end of chapter 2
4/10
>chapter 3 - early chapter 4
6/10
>chapter 5 onwards
2/10
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>>501741306
The thing with 9 compared to some other FFs is that you really can die in the tutorial bosses if you play like a nigger and don't know what you're doing.
But honestly it's not really that hard even for 10 year old me who didn't know how to read most English.
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I hope the anon playing Unlimited Saga for the first time shows up again. That game doesn't get enough love. I might even start up a new playthrough on my days off.
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>>501741675
Is it actually good? Cold Steel honestly killed my interest in Trails. And I was there since the PSP days.
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>>501743309
Should have played IX.
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>>501743220
Second one has more involved combat but is generally regarded as worse (worse pacing, more waifushit, worse story, but better ending pacing and more combat systems).

XC1 remake has the new art style too, which is something to keep in mind. But you can always emulate and use a texture pack on the original to avoid it. Definitely play XC1 before XC2, if you like FFXII then XC1 would be the closest and more mature of the two.
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>>501743771
4 is pretty decent, yes. I personally like all CS games even though they are weaker than Sky and Zero/Ao in some regards. They still have everything I liked the series for.
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As for me, I was playing SC some time ago and I never got around to finishing it. I never played the Sora no Kiseki series before and I wanted to finish it before Ao no Kiseki Kai comes out next month, but I don't think I'll be able to do that. I still need to finish Alyx, and FF7R comes out next week...
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>>501743845
I may start it once I'm done with CS4. I'm choosing between it and Vesperia.
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Wondering which SMT to play after I finish up with Nocturne and my NG+ of P3P. Is Digital Devil Saga as fantastic as I think / hear it is?
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>>501741076
Watch out if you have it on steam. Square pushed an update that deletes all the game files. They fucked up
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>>501747007
YEP. JUST HAPPENED TO ME ANON. I WAS ABOUT TO START PLAYING AGAIN (got to the evil forest flower boss) AND BOOM, cant launch. THought it was the mod but no, square themselves fucked me over. I hope my save is intact i dont want to do the intro again
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>>501747276
Sucks to be you.
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>>501738775
Persona 3 Portable using an emulator and tried larping as a girl because never tried it before. Currently in month of June now and just farming equipment mats
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>playing DDS2
>Serph got stomach ache
motherfuckerf
>>501743707
I love how yesterdays thread became a SaGa general kek
>>501745628
It's great. If you find the characters anime hair color weird don't worry because there's an explanation to that
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>>501752102
Resonance of Fate is a great game, especially on PC with 4K textures and 60fps. About the only issue is that it is a drab game, not that it looks dab but everything is grey looking. Nothing you can't fix with reshade. If you want I can show you screenshots of how I made the game look
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>>501752564
If you have the remaster version, then it is the one to play. The extra fluidity and boost in resolution makes it good and responsive. It might be a turn-based game but the gameplay is quite frantic
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>>501743707
Seems Anon got a bit too much to handle all at once yesterday and might be taking a break today.
Unsurprising given how he was a total newcomer and also chose to start with Kurt of all people, I applaud him for his determination though, most people who'd play that way would instantly drop the game when they get to the Vale of Swords, if not earlier, yet he managed to push through it relatively well.
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>>501751903
>Portabro
Hell yeah. Kotone's storyline is pretty great. I myself am gettin' close to December - the differences in SLs and aesthetic are really neat.
>equipment mats
You mean the stones? If so, try fetchin' as much Onyx as you can. King incense cards are the shit for when you wanna powerlevel your Personas' stats.
>>501752319
I actually didn't pay much mind to the whole 'anime hair color' thing since I just figured it was a standard JRPG trope, but you got me interested. Thanks!
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I finished Langrisser 1&2 on Switch and god it felt like the most generic shit ever, and the whole style makes it look like a mobile game. In fact it looks WORSE than the actual Langrisser gacha. Good thing the game is short.
I heard that Langrisser got a spirtual successor in Growlander and some of those games got localized in English. Are those any better?
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>>501752681
God I feel like going through Usaga myself. I still believe it has one of the best soundtrack in the genre. Comfiest game
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The best FF
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>>501752779
It’s super underrated. What playthrough are you on?
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>>501753271
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhBVfLXQX88
>>501753176
Those games are 30 years old and were made by a tiny company, no shit they feel generic nowadays.
>I heard that Langrisser got a spirtual successor in Growlander
Growlanser is completely different from Langrisser, the only thing they have in common is having Urushihara as lead character designer.
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>>501744143
why not? finished it yesterday
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>>501754295
I especially remember this comfy tune while going through the game. Such a great period of my life.

https://youtu.be/u9T8BWKFc6c

Hamauzu is such a great composer.
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>>501738775
I’m looking for more short, top-tier JRPGs in the same vein as Chrono Trigger, TWEWY, and Phantasy Star IV to recommend to people. Can anyone help me out on this?
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What's your excuse for not playing the best JRPG in the last 20 years?
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>>501741778
I'm just glad they eventually put FF7 for modern PCs.
The original PC port of FF7 was done by Eidos. It used shitty midi and without a fanmade patch the game would crash when it tries to load a chocobo race, which is mandatory on your first visit to the Golden Saucer.
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>>501754712
Chrono Cross??
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I'm done with this SRPG, its interesting that you go through your enemies to damage them, unlike most SRPG where its move > attack. Quite hard though since just 1 enemy can destroy your team.
Also
loli pope > imouto
because imouto is a manipulative bitch.
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>>501754719
I don’t play mobile games and your constant shilling of it comes off as creepy.
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>>501754712
SaGa Frontier is comprised of 7 routes, each one can be cleared comfortably in 5-10 hours
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>>501754712
Crimson Shroud on 3DS is a few hours.Parasite Eve is 15. Live a Live is 18. SaGa 1, 2, and 3 are all under 15 hours.
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>>501754892
The average playtime for Chrono Cross is 40 hours, my man.
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>>501755467
Thanks anons.
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>>501752779
I played it on the PSP, wasn't bad but by god I hated how inactive party members got fuckall in terms of EXP.

Have not touched the HD version
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>>501754712
DQ5, FF5, Golden Sun
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>>501754719
Getting real sick of seeing you in almost every thread, man.
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>>501754712
Grandia, Albert Odyssey.
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>>501738775

Why is Fran's accent so sexy

Why does everyone love Balthier if he's generic as fuck
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Should play the original or 3DS version of Radiant Historia?
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>>501755136
>>501756615
>waaaa he posts a single post getting optics about a JRPG that practically no one has played
My "shilling" for this game is no worse than half the other posts in this thread. Get over it.
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>>501756743
Balthier's accent is also sexy
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>>501757517
Your attitude to people not wanting to play your mobage is why they don't like you
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>>501757517
Anon, some people just don’t like playing mobile games. That’s not exactly hard to understand.
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I know that this seems to be more of a Final Fantasy thread, but I started playing Xenoblade Chronicles 2 a few days ago. I am having fun but if anyone else has played it I am having some trouble deciding on what elements to use. I got one of the unique blades for Rex (Agate, who is Earth) and with Poppi being Earth that is kind of a problem. I am trying to figure out what element to turn her into but not that many seem great.
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>>501754719
The price
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>>501757517
The game may be well designed but your way of shilling it on literally every thread is dumb.

>>501758387
$20 or there about is fair when it's basically a bootleg snes game. After all I'm pretty sure the remakes for 5/6 etc all cost about the same price. It's just TAY's release model after all.
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finished pic related yesterday. I know its inferior to the previous game but i had a lot of fun, more than i thought i would. fuck individual promotions
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>>501757663
>>501758180
>they're missing out on the best JRPG of the last 20 years because they're too stubborn to play a mobile game or download an emulator and pirate it
How utterly /v/
>>501758387
>he can't afford to spend $23 on a 60+ hour long JRPG
Yo ho
Yo ho
A pirates life for me.
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>>501759095
No one’s gonna buy your mobage, shill. Get over it.
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>>501759095
The more you post the more I'm starting to believe that one guy who was fucking with you a couple of threads ago was right all along.
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>>501754719
Fuck off faggot
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>>501757487
Can’t say since I haven’t played the 3DS version but the original game was fantastic.
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>>501759095
Please see >>501757663
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>>501762651
>My thread with the beep reposts now has more replies
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Also bumping with the addition of a deck jerk-off. Frankly, I'm not sure where to go with this one after finishing the NG+. Maniac just ditches everything in the Compendium, and Hard might be somewhat underwhelming. Oh well.
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>>501762934
>Being proud of posting garbage threads
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>>501763292
proud? More like amused that /v/ users are so stupid they don't recognize bait when it screams in their faces. No wonder /vr/ looks down on you
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>>501759095
I've played the fucking game and your attitude is horrendous.
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>>501759282
>>501759864
>>501759935
>>501761380
>>501763928
>waaaa someone is recommending a super underrated and underplayed JRPG in a JRPG thread
Guess the ole saying about /v/ not playing video games is true. Buncha babies in here, looking for any excuse to not play a game.
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>>501763482
>More like amused
There's nothing amusing in purposedly shitting the board further because most posters are idiots, everyone knows /v/'s quality is abysmal and yet you intentionally lower the quality even further while trying to pretend your above this shit, which is doubly embarassing.
>No wonder /vr/ looks down on you
/vr/ became a worse echochamber than /v/ since barely two years after its inception, so in case you somehow feel affiliated to an anonymous imageboard for some reason you should at least be aware that the board quality in there isn't much better.
99% of /vr/'s discussion is reposts of reposts of reposts of reposts made by a bunch of people who decidedly refuse to talk about anything other than their nostalgia fueled delusions, pretty much all the good threads like the PC-88/98 generals are long dead, /vg/ tier shitposting circlejerks like /Doom/ or /crt/ keep bumping off other threads into oblivion while the board is constantly littered by several Zelda/FF/CT threads that are again, nothing but reposts of reposts of reposts, even the HoMM threads, the last ray of hope for that board are becoming another groundhog day limbo.

Your self righteous complacency is what lead /v/ to become what it is nowadays, and what spelled the death of /vr/, never forget this.
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>>501738775
I am playing Souls series atm, while waiting for FF7R. I won't buy anything during sal--
>Fell Seal is 40% off on eShop
Well, fuck it.
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Thinking about playing persona 5(played 3 already, saw 4 endurance run). I own the PS3 version and was halfway through (the bank/mafia castle). Should I pick it up where I left off, start over, or wait till Royal gets cheaper and play that, is it worth buying the game again/waiting half a year for it to get cheaper?
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>>501765060
It generally depends on what you're going for.
Royal seems to be in a similar position with 5 as Golden was to 4; while there's a heap of QoL additions and niceties alike, the addition of the third semester makes things a bit lengthier than needed. Also note that the criteria for Joker's stats were, uh... *considerably* raised, to say the least.

I guess it sorta boils down to this - if you liked P5 up to that point, want the extra niceties, and are thinking of an NG+ at some point, then I mean yeah, you could definitely wait a while and get Royal. Otherwise, stick to vanilla.
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>>501738775
I already feel like replaying 12. Gabranth was my favorite character
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>>501764578
>mobage
>game
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Recommend me some good JRPGs with no random encounters.
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>>501767580
Play SaGa
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>>501766970
>he doesn't realize it's identical to SNES era FF games and was developed before the gacha craze took off
How utterly /v/
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>>501768103
You know you could help them if you posted actual gameplay?
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>>501768103
>it's identical to SNES era FF games
Are you somehow implying it's a good thing?
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>>501768103
No one’s gonna play it man even with all of your shilling so just stop.
>>501767580
Radiant Historia
TWEWY
Chrono Trigger
Persona 3-5
SaGa
Earthbound
Mother 3
DQ8 on 3DS
SMT4
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>>501768103
>>he doesn't realize it's identical to SNES era FF games
Really? The bar is set that low?
I'd rather play Record Keeper or some shit at that point, now you definitely convinced me not to play that.
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>>501768289
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXWmw6mdVU4
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>>501742276
Playing through Ys right now. Beat Origins, 1, and 2. Currently working through Oath. So far I've loved every game. No other series captures the sense of adventure as well as Ys.

So far Origins is my favorite. But I'm essential worker so I'm stuck at work right now instead of playing.
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>>501768716
>that movement

good lord that looks horrible. THIS is what that shill is hyping up?
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>>501768932
I would have played it on a DS or something, fuck playing on a phone/tablet
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>>501768932
There's a joystick mode that's exponentially better. That video is before the game came out when they were still showing it off, just showcasing all the different class abilities and what not.
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>>501768932
I don't even know why he's trying to shill it. It's a garbage game
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>>501769236
hell, I would take a Steam port
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>>501738775
playing the freshest produce
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>>501767580
The Tales games use overworld encounters for a vast majority of the battles. I also recommend the KH games as well, if you can look past the Disney stuff.
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>>501769236
Good thing you can run Android through a switch or a Vita or your PC and emulate it that way if not wanting to use a touch screen is such a big deal. It also has controller support if you plug one in or run one via bluetooth.

But don't let any of that get in the way of making more excuses to not play the game.
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>>501768716
>Literally just FFV
>But with worse graphics and horrible menus
>Best JRPG in the last 20 years
So it turns out that one anon from the other day who said it was a mediocre rehash wasn't lying after all.
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>>501769392
Speaking of KH, I always wondered about why they don’t get brought up all that much in these JRPG threads. Is it because of all of the Disney shit?
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>>501742276
If you like this, play Ys Felghana and Ys Origins, they are 10000x better than anything that came after them.

Bosses in Ys Dana:
>dodge
>block
>spam highest skill

EVERY SINGLE BOSS.

Bosses in Felghana:
>discover patterns
>jump, react at the right time
>use skills tactifully
>charge has some iframes, good to use for some bosses
>fire is necessary on lots of bosses for the range
>wind does great damage but low range

It's sad to see how the series devolved since Felghana, Seven was at least good, but Celceta and Dana were literally shit, gameplay-wise.
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>>501769629
Because it’s fantasy and stuff, plus it’s cool. Nothing particularly wrong with that.
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Alright /v/, I wanna play a turn based jrpg right now. I have a few options and I wanna get the most bang for my buck since I usually play one of these a year considering how long they take.

The option are:
Lost Odyssey
Blue Dragon
Breath of Fire IV
FF4/7/9
DQ11(maybe)
Octopath Traveler

I want something that's not too long and doesn't drag itself out, and also not too tedious. I know DQ games tend to be both of these, but it's the newest on my list so it probably has the most quality of life improvements that some older games might lack. Alternatively I could wait for the FF games to be added to gamepass which improve some of those FF games. I've never really played FF games before in the past, outside of the DS remake of IV in like 2006, so it's been a while. So /v/, which game and why?
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>>501769690
the gameplay is not bad but by god the plot goes off the rails after 2

>>501769945
>I want something that's not too long and doesn't drag itself out, and also not too tedious
FF4 (the DS version is the hardest version of the game)
Blue Dragon

are both not that long and not that tedious
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>>501770183
Oh I should have specified, the FF IV version that I own is the one on the psp/vita. That change your answer?
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>>501770183
>the gameplay is not bad but by god the plot goes off the rails after 2
Hate to tell you but the plot was off the rails from the very beginning.
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>>501770183
Eh, I particularly enjoy Nomura’s wild ride but I can understand why it would put people off. The handheld titles also varying in quality doesn’t help either.
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>>501769945
Out of your entire list, BoFIV is the best shot at what you want due to the moderate length and very focused content.
Everything else is longer and becomes tedious really fast, BoFIV battles are also solved very quickly and while they look gorgeous they have very little downtimes or longwinded animations so the game in general flows better than most of the stuff in your list, especially FFIX and LO.
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>>501770274
>FF IV version that I own is the one on the psp/vita. That change your answer?

that is the best version because it also comes with an interlude that takes place 1 year after IV AND the sequel
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>>501770534
>>501770571
I gotta admit, both those games have been in my "to get to" list for a long ass time too. Plus I am sorta nostalgic about older games from simpler times like this.

I'm not a fan of post game stuff though. For me a game is done when the last story boss is beaten, so the interlude doesn't really provide any plus or negatives for me.
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>>501770183
The plot was always off the rails. Replay the first one and you'll see how silly the game gets.

>>501769547
Dimensions is just for people who want another FFV styled game after beating all of the other ones. I don't know why he's shilling it so hard when its just okay.

>>501770571
The DS version of FFIV is the best version for the original game. PSP FFIV is only good for people who want to play Interlude and TAY.
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>>501769945
>Lost Odyssey
Doesn't get too tedius, isn't too long, has some of the most emotional moments in gaming but most of it is in the form of text stories that tie into the plot. Very tragic story. Decent length, 40-60 hours.
>Blue Dragon
Fun anime JRPG that doesn't get up it's own ass or to serious with the story. 40-50 hours.
>BoF4
Not worth it
>FF4
PSP version is pretty great, only about 20 hours
>7
30-40 hours, you'll either be able to stomach the visuals and love it, or the visuals will drive you nuts and you won't get past Junon.
>FF9
Not a good place to start at all
>DQ11
Dude it's like 100+ hours long. It's fairly tedious in the middle of act 2 but overall it's a fun ride. But if you're not looking for a game that's too long, completely ignore this.
>Octopath
It's trash and one of the most tedious JRPGs I've ever played.
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>>501770880
>The DS version of FFIV is the best version for the original game.

>jacks up the difficulty for no logical reason
>best version
no thanks
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I’ve been finishing up Bravely Default. Really fun job system. Working through the vampire quest right now.
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>>501771182
>Really fun job system
If you enjoy the job system in BD, you should totally check out Final Fantasy Dimensions
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>>501771128
The DS version isn't even that hard unless you're allergic to using buffs and stuff like Slow/Bio/Stop which actually work this time around.
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>>501771058
What's so bad about BOF IV?

Right now I'm considering FFIV and Blue Dragon, with BOF a maybe. FFVII is something I've always wanted to try, but idk if I should play it on a vita of all things. I don't think the visuals will bother me.

>>501771403
I'm the original dude he was replying to. When I payed IV on the DS back in 2006 I really hated the difficulty spike. Then again I was a stupid kid back then so who knows how hard it really was.
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>>501771617
There's nothing bad about it, it's just an average JRPG like all the others, the dude's evidently just a FF fanboy.
Play it for yourself and form your own opinions.
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Prolly gonna play some more Persona 5 today. I'm only in early July, so theres still a lot to play.
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Might play all the FF games for shits and giggles.
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>>501771369
I’ve never heard of this game until now. Can you tell me more about it?
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>>501771617
>What's so bad about BOF IV?
It's fairly average in every way with a less than average story.

>>501771854
>the dude's evidently just a FF fanboy
???
I said the PSP version of 4 was great, that he'll either love FF7 or hate it, and that he shouldn't play 9. How is that me being a fan boy? If anything, my post was saying to play Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon and FF4 before the rest, I think that's a fairly accurate assessment.
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I'm still going through TiTS and .hack//IMOQ

I wish I could replay Lost Odyssey.
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>>501771058
The hell is wrong with ff9? It’s amazing
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>>501771058
>FF9
>Not a good place to start at all
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>>501772140
Imagine FF5 with 8 characters split into two man teams with a guest for most of the game and no one can learn/master every job in the game meaning you have to make characters specific builds. That's about it really.
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>>501738775
I want to voraciously lap at Fran’s asshole while she lays on her back such that her pussy drools out its sweet juices and it intermingles with her cute little butthole’s taste.
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>>501772881
lies* fuck the bunny ass and pussy got me actin strange
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>>501771058
>>501772305
>says BoFIV is average
>recommends FF4

This is some quality shitposting.
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>>501772140
It's a throwback to the SNES era Final Fantasy RPGs. 8 characters, 4 warriors of light, 4 warriors of darkness. You alternate back and forth between the parties as they both progress through different versions of the world until they eventually meet up towards the end and team up to reunite the two versions and save the world.

Job system is roughly the same as Bravely Default, but with an added element called Fusion Abilities, which is the unique appeal to the game. Bottom line is you level up 2 different jobs to a point where you have access to certain abilities, and you unlock a Fusion Ability that you can use regardless of what job you're using that end up being the best abilities in the game. Level up Warrior and Paladin and you get a skill that puts Protect/Shell/Bravery/Faith on your entire party, no other spell remotely comes to being able to do all that in a single use. Ranger/Ninja and you get an ability that lets you attack 3x (6x if dual wielding) to do massive damage. Dancer/(???) gives you a team wide mega haste that also slows the entire enemy party down.

Games a fairly decent length, 50-60 hours, and it's a complete and total throwback to when JRPGs weren't bloated messes with needlessly complex battle systems. If you enjoy the oldschool NES/SNES era JRPGs then you'll love Dimensions.
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>>501772881
BASED
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>>501772603
lol tits
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>>501772606
>>501772723

He asked for a game that isn't too long and isn't too tedious. FF9 is both. Even with the speedup on the recent ports it's a chore to get through because of the insanely slow battle speed and the insanely long load times/camera transitions between every battle. It's not an exaggeration to say that a 15 second battle takes a solid minute and a half to get through.

Not only that, but a lot of the charm of the game relies on playing the past games in the series and understanding the overall lore of the franchise.

>>501773024
Yes, because as the anon that was asking for recommendations pointed out in other posts, he enjoyed the bit of FF4 that he played already, and mentioned that he was playing the PSP version.
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>>501773692
You really don't need to put that much effort into shitposting, man. It makes it too obvious.
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>>501772603
>I wish I could replay Lost Odyssey.
You can buy it on XB1 still.
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>>501772606
not him, but i'd say it's a love letter to classic FF, and it's better if you appreciate a lot of the references. it's also a bit slow and tedious in parts, and the opening can be a pain in the ass if you don't know what you're doing.
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>>501773794
>stating your opinion is shitposting because I don't agree with it
The absolute state of /v/
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>>501773967
>getting butthurt because someone pointed out your bait
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>>501774019
>it's bait because it's an opinion I don't agree with
The absolute state of /v/
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>>501773692
>but a lot of the charm of the game relies on playing the past games in the series and understanding the overall lore of the franchise
Not really. Ff9 is the only final fantasy game I've beaten and it's extremely charming. Agree with you about the battle system being slow though
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>>501738775
It's Lockdown Day 21 for me. I was totally into it at the beginning, but now I'm in between games and can feel the boredom and a lack of concentration setting in.

I'm waiting for the KH The Story So Far collecting coming in the mail, except for Chain of Memories I haven't played any of the handheld games. The last RPG I played was Terranigma, first time, which was brilliant even today. Don't know if I'm gonna play another one before KH arrives. Can you guys recommend any that are below 25 hours in playtime?
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>>501774176
Fair enough. FF9 was my 10th Final Fantasy game so by that point all I was seeing was references everywhere, I never had the chance to play it or witness it through the mindset of someone that's not super familiar with the series.
Even then, it's still one of my favorite Final Fantasy games. I just can't in good faith recommend it to someone that says they're looking for a JRPG that isn't too long and isn't too tedious
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>>501764962
>delusional rantings of a sad 4chinz loser who's been btfo by multiple boards for being a distinct cringy personality
oh gosh
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What DS JRPG should I play next? I’ve got these so far.
>TWEWY
>Radiant Historia
>Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
>FF3
>Pokemon SoulSilver
>DQV
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>>501773015
Bitch has 0 ass you are delusional
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>>501741634

https://sites.google.com/view/moguri-mod/

Also comes with a music mod but personally feel the og music is better
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I think I've limited my list down to FFIV, BOF IV, Blue Dragon. I started 9 on a plane ride some years ago and was kind of annoyed at how slow everything moved, battle wise. Like that one anon said it's takes a good amount of time to just get into a battle. Is this something that the enhanced current console version fixes?
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>>501774628
DQ5.
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>>501774628
TWEWY or Soul Silver depending on how much you like Pogey. I honestly don't get the hype for Radiant Historia, outside of being a anti-trope/meta narrative it's not really that compelling of a story nor does it have a very fleshed out battle system, and the time travel aspect just manifests in a lot of unfun backtracking. FF3 seems like too primitive of a remake for me.
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>>501773952
>lore
Lol yeah okay. MUH GARLAND
Nothing in 9 ties to anything else you dip
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>>501774724
>Bitch has 0 ass
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>>501774628
Either TWEWY, Radiant Historia, or DQ5 because they’re all brilliant games.
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The 100% escape rate from battle in Trails in the Sky is easily my favorite feature. All of the battles you get into while trying to get to quest locations or progress to the next story section is tedious as fuck.
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>>501774937
Don't bother with FF4. It's one of the most generic JRPGs out there. Play literally any other FF.
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>>501775346
>It's one of the most generic JRPGs out there. Play literally any other FF.
It's only "one of the most generic" because games for the next two decades ripped it off.
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Just started Xenoblade Chronicles X. Tried to start a thread about it but I'm pretty overwhelmed bu how much there is to do. Pretty cool so far though
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>>501774353
>Kingdom Hearts
If ARPGs are your kind of thing, might I recommend Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha? It's hard to entirely *define* it, but the rough gist is
>~1920s Japan
>one half demon hunter and summoner, one half detective
>shit goes down
It draws a couple of small parallels with KH in the whole ARPG sense, although whether or not it'd be your thing is, well, up to you. The OP does a good job at setting some expectations, imo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHtaqROGDOY

One issue, though:
>below 25 hours in playtime
Last I remember, it's closer to ~30. Probably more if you take your time. Hopefully that won't be too much of a deterrent :^(
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>>501775602
XC1 and 2 are far better games. I hated X.
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>>501775513
And were much better games. There's no reason to play 4 when majority of JRPGs out there blow it out of the water. Plus he was complaining about 9 being slow, but 4 has the pacing of a fucking snail.
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>>501775513
>because games for the next two decades ripped it off.
They didn't though.
Especially not when IV is already a (bad) ripoff off FFII.
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>>501774724
I must consume her asshole
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>>501775602
don't do your head in trying to grab *every* marker you can. some are locked off until later chapters/levels. some hunt quests will be tough until you build up some skills too. you'll probably need a guide if you want to unlock all the npc interactions and skills
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>>501774353
>Can you guys recommend any that are below 25 hours in playtime?
See >>501754712
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>>501775739
>but 4 has the pacing of a fucking snail.
It's only like 15-18 hours long compared to the 50+ hours of FF9, and until the last 1/4th of the game you're completely and totally wrong. The game flies through the plot until the Underworld part.
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>>501776167
The gameplay never gets good and it turns into a slide show by the second disc.
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I'm still waiting for my memory card to come in the mail so I can play Persona 4. I don't know what's taking so long. I ordered it in the same state...
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>>501776167
Takahashi does his best Hideaki Anno impression while forgetting videogames have a game part: The VN
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>>501775706
>Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha
I've been meaning to play it actually. Love the SMT franchise and Raidou seems to put its own twist to it. I kinda forgot about it, so thanks for the reminder; might play it after KH as I'm looking for something for the time in between at the moment.

>>501756715
>>501776161
About how long does Albert Odyssey take?
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Very good. Very flawed. Very weeb.
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>>501777474
Is DQ5 playable on android?
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>>501776697
>Raidou seems to put its own twist to it.
Quite the understatement :V
It's definitely a lot more different in its tone and setting than uh, pretty much the rest of SMT. I'd also argue that Raidou is one of the finest (and certainly coolest) protags in SMT history, but that's more of a subjective thing. Either way, it's great shit.
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>>501777738
The only game out of all of those that isn't really playable is DQ8, and that's because it's a constant 5-10 FPS. I thought it might just be the phone I had when it initially bough it, but I've upgraded 4 times since then and the game still runs like shit on Galaxy 10
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>>501774353
Soul Blazer and Illusion of Gaia are also worth a go if you enjoyed Terranigma, they are light on rpg elements, but so is Terranigma as far as I remember.
Brain Lord is also alright, game may look unimpresive at first glance but it's got some nice dungeons.

Note: I can't remember my playtimes with any of these, but I believe they should be somewhere inbetween 20~30 hours.

I remember Parasite Eve being fairly short despite being two discs, good stuff, nice soundtrack, only thing I disliked was the walking/running speed, you may want to fastforward while moving around.
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>>501778238
I see, thank you. Always wanted to try it.
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>>501777738
Turn based JRPGs are unironically perfectly suited for mobile.
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>>501774628
TWEWY
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>>501776561
Lisa a cute
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>>501777854
He looks cool. Love his outfit.

>>501778391
I'd like to make my way through all classy SNES era RPGs at some point, it was a brilliant console. I watched a video on Brain Lord just recently and it seemed intriguing enough. Parasite Eve I've played, it's amazing.
Do you have a favourite RPG from the time?
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>>501778581
I didn't want to ask but can you recommend me a good site to download android games?
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Oh look it’s the best FF
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>>501781726
I don’t see it
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>>501781514
Fuck if I know, I pay for all of it because I have an insane amount of expendable income.
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>>501781726
NOOO HOW CAN YOU PLAY THAT WITHOUT KNOWING ALL OF THE LORE
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>>501782804
Ah that's bad. Sorry for disturbing.
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>>501783686
Because it’s a perfectly well paced and self contained experience and probably the best PS1 had to offer without nostalgia?
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Is it possible to emulate Blue Dragon yet?
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What JRPGs offer the best isekai feeling? I want to pick a generic low level adventurer.

Bonus if I can pick my class and not be stuck with some shitty pre-made JRPG characters
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>>501784535
2 is my favorite but 3 is probably unironically the best. Available on PS4 too
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>>501784572
Etrian Odyssey
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>lockdown day 3

bruh non-essential businesses have been closed in my state for half a month
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>>501784909
Yeah I remember thinking 3 was the best back in the day too. 1 is probably my favorite just because I love the story and the setting so much. I have the least memories of 2 so I'm excited to replay it. I got completely fucked over when I tried it as a kid and never finished it.
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What jrpgs emulate the Xenoblade1/2 or Ys feeling? Grad adventure, interesting characters, moving from town to town and meeting new people and vendors.
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>>501784572
Stranger of Sword City
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>>501784909
>>501785074
Excellent taste. 2 is the best in the series to me, but the English version suffers from atrocious grammar so it gets a lot of flak and probably why 3 is always touted as the best. Honestly the whole series is great, even 4 despite it's rather bland story and lack of western elements. 5 seems largely overlooked these days unfortunately.
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>>501781514
Have you discovered?
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>>501785213
Suikoden?
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>>501785342
Sadly no, but I'm still trying.
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>>501785213
>Grad adventure, interesting characters, moving from town to town and meeting new people and vendors.
Unironically Dragon Quest. Nothing comes close.
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>>501785074
I guess I should be lucky since the state I am in is like one of six states that have NOT done a lockdown
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>Playing Tales of Vesperia because I hear nothing but praise about it
>Have to play next to a 100% guide or else you miss out on 60% of the game
It's fun but having to follow a guide for every little sidequest burns me out
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>>501785316
Never got to play 4, 5, or XF. I did play Alter Code F though and other than the fucking bizarre decision to take Mystic and Trickster away from Cecelia and Jack, and put them on fucking Jane of all people, I never knew why the game got shit on so much.
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>>501785627
that's the opposite of lucky. you'll soon be wishing your states had locked down
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>>501785372
Never played them. Which should I start with if anything?

>>501785490
DQ8 was nice. But waaaaay too long. For no reason too.
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Finally getting to Final Fantasy X for the first time, don't know why it took me so long to get around to it. Had no idea this game would be so fucking comfy, the combat is brilliant.
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>>501781104
Can't really think of a favourite but I can name some I enjoyed in the last years.
>Metal Max Returns
The world is a wasteland full of monsters, main character wants to become a monster hunter and does so. The story, if any, is secondary and the game can be finished at any given time by returning home with your family. Basically, you go around exploring the world, collecting tanks, hunting down WANTED enemies for cash and solving people's problems.
>Phantasy Star 1-2 and 4
Good stuff, the first two games are quite archaic by today's standards (though more advanced than most jrpgs at the time) and can be more of a slog than fun to play through, but they added to the experience and made me appreciate 4 more in the end. Nice setting, memorable music. Again, the first two games may not be for everyone, especially the second.
>Ys Book 1 and 2
Action JRPG, bumper cars combat, nice setting and characters, fantastic music.
Probably best played through it's latest remake (chronicles+) for QoL and more fast paced gameplay. Beautiful spritework too.
>Chrono Trigger and Earthbound
Chances are you already played them, great jrpgs on their own and good starting point for people getting into the genre.
>Vagrant Story
Probably the closest thing to Parasite Eve in terms of gameplay, though it's mechanics may be a little hard to understand at first, some enjoy the combat others think it's a slog. Nice setting and charcters, great sound design and soundtrack which add to the general atmosphere, sweet camera work.
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>>501740930
It has more to do with Yoshida being the main artist for Ivalice aliance games, just look at ff xiv art and you will get some good vibes
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>>501738775
Several games at once because I appear to have some kind of schizophrenia when it comes to videogames.

Dragon Quest XI is popping, but I have Vesperia on the backburner, as well as Valkyria Chronicles 1 and 4.

I also started kind of getting into BDO.
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Need /v/'s help on this. Currently have three games in progress because I'm retarded.

Dragon Quest XI
FFXII
Xenoblade Chronicles X

Not sure which to finish/play first. Help a nigga out niggas.
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>>501790957
Those are the exact same games I'm playing. Play xenoblade or FFXII first, there's no reason to push DQXI since it's so easy to pick up and play after long breaks.
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>>501790957
FF XII > DQ XI.
Avoid Xenoblade.
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Bump
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>>501790957
FFXII first because taking a break in this game can be harsh when you return to it, then take your time enjoying DQXI
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>>501790957
FFXII
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>>501785715
ACF was a real step back compared to the original. They made the dungeons much more linear and way shorter, and changed all the puzzles to be really mindless and easy. Similarly they cut all of the towns down in size and got rid of a number of NPCs. They also removed abilities from Jack and Cecilia and shoved them onto the new party members who were really out of place joining you and were only available near the end of the game anyway.

But the worst part of ACF was the horrible localization. They completely changed the characterizations of characters and simplified all the dialogue. It came across completely dry compared to the original.
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>>501777474
I'm still so fucking mad that Valkyrie Profile had received such a great remaster on mobile and we'll never get it on console. They even put HD art in there
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Beat Blue Dragon a couple of days ago. It was a solid game. 3/5 from me. Wish I could’ve muted Marumaro. Idk who thought that obnoxious yelling was a good idea. The battle system with the jobs was fun.

I’m now playing Tokyo Mirage Sessions on Switch. I really like the art style. It’s good so far.

I also played some Saga Scarlet Grace. The quiz gave me Urpina for my first character. It’s a tough game but the combat is interesting for a turned based game. My only worry with this game is playing incorrectly only to not be strong enough to beat the final boss.
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What are some decent jrpgs made in the style of Sword and sorcery fantasy? The closest I can think of are Matsuno's games, and that feels like it's stretching it.
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>>501799596
The vast majority of JRPGs are medieval fantasy. What do you consider Sword and Sorcery then?
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>>501761245
Original is better tho
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I’ve been playing the new geomeme release of Zero no Kiseki. It’s not a bad game by any means, it’s just that nothing holds my interest any more after a few hours.
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>>501738775
>What are YOU playan / grindan these days, /v/?
started the cold steel series haha...
just beat chapter 4 of the first game and im having a great time so far.
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>>501801013
>commingling to 240+ of hahas...
You must be a glutton for punishment.
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>>501800020
Pre-medieval, or at the very least a melding of different regions and cultures. Smaller in scope yet with emphasis on a sprawling adventure. Magic is prevalent but not the focus. A lot of jrpgs tend to be straight up high fantasy, and even Matsuno's games straddle that line.
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>>501784572
Stranger of Sword City has a self insert isekaid mc and you can make your own party.
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Just got to Eight joining me in DQXI

This is slowly but surely becoming my all time favorite jrpg
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>>501801582
This whole section with Eight was fantastic. I'm not emotional but I teared up a lot during this part.
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>>501801354
Would the original Dragon Quest trilogy count?
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>>501790957
Xenoblade Chronicles X end on a cliffhanger with no sequel right now
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>>501786292
II (2d) or 5 (3d)
check guides to get all the stars for 5...it's not easy
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>>501802428
Maybe, but I was hoping for something I hadn't played already.
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>>501738775
>>501740930
I got it on PS2 but never finished it. Is the switch version any good.? Being portable is a big deal with my current job.
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>>501803834
Yeah, it's pretty much the best version unless you factor in the PC version with mods
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>>501804216
What are people modding?
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>>501805720
Adding challenge mods more than anything else
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>>501805720
Character outfits.
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Should I get Ryza or p5royal or some other 30+ hour game if I've already played p5
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>>501806248
It's great.
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>>501806248
great for the combat and music
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>>501806670
>P5 Royal
Just my thought but I’m skipping Royal. I already played 5 Vanilla.

I’d say go for Ryza or something else.
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>>501806670
P5R is okay if it's been a while since you've played P5 and wouldn't mind playing basically the same game.

Ryza is fun, but I've always found the atelier games to be a little too childish in their cutscenes/story, which also drags on a lot too. Also the alchemy in this version is more boring than the Mysterious games.
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Which Yakuza should I start with? I know some people consider them rpgs in a way.
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>>501756050
Seconding Golden Sun 1-2

>>501789242
Vagrant Story - I've started this one a few times and was able to figure out the hit system and got at least a few different weapons and skills....How long is this and is it possible for a casual to beat? I also remember seeing a map of one of the end dungeons and it looked pretty intimidating


>my COVID Survival Kit / bucket list
Trying to get a full spread going, so I can always hop over if the gf is using the tv. What's some short and sweet stuff I could finish over the next few weeks?

I'm between:
NSW - TWEWY, FFXII, XC2
N3DS - Earthbound, FFVI (first time, BNW), Lufia II
Vita - P4G, TitS FC-SC, FFT:WoL, Tactics Ogre-OneVision, Vagrant Story


Trying to have a main game per system. If I'm ever going to play any of these, I figure now's the best time to get started.
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Has anyone played Beyond the Labyrinth? How is it?
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>>501742276
8 was fucking great, the atmosphere was fantastic. Can't wait for 9
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>>501808526
I'd go 0->Kiwami->Kiwami 2->3+

Just be prepared for a step back once you hit 3, until you get to 6.
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>>501809305
I dropped it shortly after beating the first boss, the battle system was way too shallow (literally rock paper scissors + grade school math)
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How's Wild Arms 3? Thinking of playing after finishing DDS2
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Are there any major differences in Trails in the Sky FC and SC between the PC and PSP versions?
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What are some good ones for the 3DS/DS? Preferably nothing turn based
>>501815142
No, there's an updated Evolution version but that's Vita exclusive, PC just has higher resolution assets and that's about it
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>>501813289
>How's Wild Arms 3?
Incredible
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>>501815405

I've got a hacked Vita now, but am staying away from pirated Vita stuff (just eboots/isos for psx/psp).

Have you played "Crimson Shroud"? Short and sweet tabletop DM
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Out of Azure Dreams, Wild Arms, or FFXI which do I play next
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>>501817878
Wild Arms
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I started Blue Dragon earlier today. Got to the hospital, and it's sorta not clicking with me. Stick at it or cut my losses early?
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>>501819275
Do you have anything else in your backlog? Blue Dragon isn't a must play or anything, but it can probably click with you a few more hours into it.
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>>501819275
It's not going to get significantly better. When it does get kinda better it's towards the end of disc 2
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>>501819275
>>501820214
Also nfn, I thought the hospital was the worst dungeon in the game, and that's Maro's intro arc. So at least once you're done this you have the worst of the game behind you
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Might as well shill this game here, it's Standstill Girl, made in RPG Maker but it's fucking great, it's around 10 hours long I think and it's free, better than most of the indie shit I spent 10 bucks on. You can find the english translation on vgperson
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I wanted to play FF12 on Switch but holy fuck it's expensive here, the cheapest I can get the physical version is still seventy dollars. Not the type of thing I can go into blind at that price.
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Been playing Gujian3 on Steam, which is fun, but the voice acting is CHINESE so grating, and it's pretty limited. What are some good action RPGs? Ni no Kuni 2 gets shit on, but how bad is it cranked up to max difficulty? Anything else with decent to good action combat?
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>>501819897
>>501820323

I'm this guy >>501769945
I don't technically have a backlog. I find that it takes the fun out of playing things for me. But I was playing DMC 3 and Megaman BN3 before pausing both of them for Yakuza 0. Now that I'm done with Yakuza 0, my "currently playing" slot is filled. DMC 3 is a quick beat since I'm up to mission 12 already, figure it'll be done in a few days. Wanna start a core game to eat up more of my time since I'm quarantined. Either that or start up classic WoW again. But I'm trying to save money right now.

>>501820214
How long does disc 1 +2 take to complete? I'm just not in the mood for one of those "it gets good 40 hours in" type games.
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>>501819275
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUjxPj3al5U
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I wish that Mistwalker would spend less time making unsuccessful mobile games and more time porting The Last Story to modern consoles.
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>>501820651
>How long does disc 1 +2 take to complete?
With thorough sidequests up to that point I think it took me 30 hours. It's not the end of disc 2 where I think the game improves per se, more towards the middle.

But like I said, the improvements were icing on a cake not a significant change. If you're already not enjoying the cake, just drop it.
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>>501806248
I picked it up on the a whim because i mixed it up with resonance of fate which was what i actually wanted to try and maybe it's just the shitty dub voice acting and clunky feeling but I'm worried off the bat that I'm not going to get into. How much time should I pour into it before it either clicks or doesn't?
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>>501820587
If you have a DS lying around give TWEWY and Knights in the Nightmare a try
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>>501820759
That song was dope. It surprised me when fighting the gay dragon.

>>501821068
Thanks, I think I'm gonna drop it.
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Can anyone redpill me on Final Fantasy Type 0?
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>>501820539
That sucks. I got the physical version brand new for like 25 dollars a few weeks ago
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>>501738775
I've been wanting to play FF Tactics but am already playing too many games at once.
Maybe I'll put Deus Ex on hold to play it.
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>>501822961
Damn, that's lucky.
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>>501753401
short hair garnet is best ff girl by far
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I wish I had played all them jrpgs on younger years.
Now I have no fucking time for them it's sad.
A friend suggested Suikoden tho, said it's short, is it any good?
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>>501741076
>playing FFIX
>really enjoying it so far
>played the tetra master thing a few times, but i always get fucked and lose cards so I just avoid it
>buncha story shit happens
>having a grand ol' time
>get to treno after garnet became queen
>tetra master tournament is happening
>that minigame i've been avoiding like the plague is now a mandatory part of the story
>FUCK
>literally can't get past the first guy in the tournament
>DOUBLE FUCK
Oh god, I think being casual-filtered.
Damn. I was really enjoying the game up to this point, but Tetra Master is fucking me up.
Even the little girl outside of Dr. Tot's house is kicking my ass.
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>>501822747
It's not that bad. It's also not that good.
Combat is pretty simple, some parts about it are frustrating and others are pretty sweet. You can't help but wish there was more on top of what's already there though because it's pretty simple and it grows old due to the limited bestiary
You also have to play it twice to get the full story (which wouldn't be bad, I love this kind of shit in games but in T0 it just felt like a chore so I dropped it halfway through my second playthrough)
Still worth a try though maybe it'll click with you.
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>>501820587
Here are some of my faves
>TWEWY
>Dragon’s Dogma
>KH1FM and KH2FM
>Bloodborne
>Ys Origin
>Tales of Vesperia
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>>501823480
I played it once and understood exactly 0 shits about it
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>>501823392
Just play them bit by bit
Get a handheld and put a few hours in at a time, you'll be going through your backlog faster than NEETs even as the biggest wageslave in the world
>>501823506
I'd recommend Oath in Felghana over Origin and another Tales game like Graces or Hearts or even Eternia for pure gameplay
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>>501823832
thanks for the tip, bro
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>>501823471
You don't need to win the tournament.
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>>501823471
the champion is a hot chick though
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>>501813289
Good
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>>501824970
Was Erin actually good or was Cid just playing for her? I can't remember.
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>>501823392
Not to rub it in, but growing up as a kid playing jrpgs was comfy as fuck. A lot of my friends did too.
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You have played the best Dragon Quest title, Dragon Quest X, right anon?
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>>501825243
She was good but only had Oglops cards
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>>501823673
It actually helped me a lot to get through the 13 series first. It’s pretty much Caius’ plan with extra steps. Tempus Finni is supposed to call dad home
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Playing Tales of Vesperia. The combat is excellent once it finally opens up.
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>>501825560
Luccaing hot
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>>501824726
Don't you at least need to get to the champion?
I literally can't even beat the first opponent.
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>>501826524
If you're enjoying it give Graces and Destiny PS2 a try, they're both way better
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>>501826613
No, I don't think so. Also you can beat it with just the most basic cards you start with. It's not hard to just fuck your way through it.
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>>501738775
just preordered ff7r so i can get the preload out of the way tomorrow, can't wait to play it.
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>>501754719
i don't play mobile gacha scams.
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>playing FFXII, just arrived in Old Archades
>all treasure chests are either meager change in gil or knots of rust
Small details like this get me so hard.
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Played Trials of Mana and Bravely Default 2 demo, gonns buy those when they come out.
Emulating the original DS 7th Dragon. Love its more traditional dungeon crawler gameplay and design, but fuck me if the side quest tracking isn't annoying.

What I've been playing the most right now is FE3H though. Finished my BL fresh maddening run and I am halfway through BE going SS route in maddening NG+. Can't believe I've played 230 hours of this and still have fun.

>>501822961
I myself bought it digital while on sale. Cheaper that way, though I prefer physical.
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should I play ff6 or 12?
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What's the best way to play Final Fantasy IV?
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>>501828234
FF XII is a fucking mmorpg
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>>501828234
I don't know anon, what are you looking for in a game?
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>>501828190
That's just how 90% of the chests in the game are.
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>>501801013
i marathoned the first three last year and can't wait for cs4 this fall. sure, they aren't as good as the sky trilogy, but those were three of the greatest games ever created, so it's a tough act to follow.
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>>501828323
DS or FF4 Snes JP for authentic
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>>501828609
something to distract myself for a long period of time
>>501828473
isnt that 11
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>>501828732
XII battle is basically MMORPG's gameplay
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>>501828732
FFXII is fuckhueg so you might as well get into that if you have the time.
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playing The Last Story right now
i have to admit, i was not expecting the humor to be so fucking "japanese"
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Is it still worth getting into the persona games if you already watched a lp on 4 in middle school, and were to broke to get a ps4 and watched 5.
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>>501829790
Elaborate
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>>501743707
i own that game, ive taken all the brain pills before sitting down everytime determined to figure out what it is i'm missing about the battle system and it's slot machine mechanics and all the rest -- and i have failed to crack the code yet. it's resting with magna carta in the work to play rpg pile.
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>>501754712
valkyrie profile , if its too long too bad, force it.
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>>501827092
>Graces
>better combat than Vesperia
Not really
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>>501833510
Yes. Vesperia suffers because the skill ceiling is super low and the game devolves into fishing for stuns into near endless freeform combos that require little to no setup and come for free once you learn how to guard cancel.
Graces always feels like a back and forth and the two last difficulties are pretty insane.
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>>501827467
Man, even after looking up some guides it still feels like bullshit.
I at least made it past the second opponent though.
Gonna lose all my cards to the champ, lol.
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So I've been bored as fuck on quarentine, so I asked my buddy to send me some PS2 games to emulate and I don't know what to start with.

He sent me:
>Atelier Iris 2
>Mana Khemia
>Shadow Hearts Covenant
>Radiata Stories

I think I'll start with Atelier Iris 2 since it's the oldest, but what's the consensus on these games?
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>>501831829
Not him but I guess he meant scenes like this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxisI32NZ4k
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>>501835607
Atelier and Mana Khemia have a pretty heavy emphasis on item crafting (Atelier especially). Dunno about the other two.
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Two player RPGs?
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>Puzzle and Dragons got a full length JRPG spinoff where you can be a cute girl and /fa/ it up (it also seems it's just that good in general)
>it's Jap only
Why don't we ever get the cool games localized?
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>>501835982
X of Mana
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>>501835982
A lot of the newer Tales games, FFVI, and FFIX if you can find a co-op partner patient enough to only contribute in combat
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>>501836526
9 was coop? Wtf
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>>501738775
>no tall fantasy gf
fuck
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>>501837338
I think the Chronicles/Anthologies versions of IV and V were too, but I can't be bothered to check, but yeah IX was for sure. Played as 2P with my friend who I was trying to get into FF, and he got bored by Lindblum
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>>501833837
>Graces always feels like a back and forth and the two last difficulties are pretty insane.
Graces is just side/forward/backstep through all of the boss' moves and then tagging all of their weaknesses in a single combo until when they decide to arbitrarily tech out. Emeraude in particular is obnoxious about that. Not to mention that compared to its previous games from the Team Destiny style or even the aforementioned Vesperia, it has zero aerial combat which is a downgrade.
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About Phantasy Star IV, where can I find the stats for weapo s and tech description? I'll have to find the manual, right?
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>>501837991
That means you actually have to pay attention to their movesets in order to dodge, which in turn means actually playing the game and the effectivity of elemental hits isn't any better than in any other Tales, it's just more easily readable and in turn comes more into focus. Aerial combos stop being fun once you realize they devolve the combat into eternal, easy juggles you barely have to practice for (and this is why CC was a good thing in Destiny DC) and turn all the enemies into sandbags, and fuck that.
Graces actually gets you in the zone. Dodging most attack patterns past the midgame, especially in higher difficulties where enemies are more aggressive usually requires good reflexes and you'll be taking advantage of everything you can, from the critical gauge to keeping watch of eleth bursts and farming enemy ones for a whole bunch of bonuses.
Graces is a fantastic game. It's literally KH2FM tier, if not better.
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>>501839648
> the effectivity of elemental hits isn't any better than in any other Tales, it's just more easily readable and in turn comes more into focus.
Blatantly false, enemies become easier stagger and take way more damage if you actually hit all of their weakness modifiers unlike some of the other games where they just take more damage and their stagger properties remain the same.
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>>501799423
>My only worry with this game is playing incorrectly only to not be strong enough to beat the final boss.
Scarlet Grace might be the only game in the series where it's not possible to be underpowered by the time you reach the last boss, unless you're playing as Leonard and by some weird twist of fate you manage to do the miraculous 1 hour run, don't worry about it and just go with the flow.
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>>501841167
The damage multipliers are about the same. You're right about stagger, but most enemies have super armor while attacking and they get staggered just as easily by certain attacks otherwise regardless of their elemental values. You still have the incentive to change your character and/or current combo tree for the elemental bonuses, but they're really not that significant, even in the hardest difficulties.
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>>501841702
>The damage multipliers are about the same.
Blatantly false, only a handful of games use the tag all the weakness and keep adding more damage types to the chain gives a global multiplier to the entire combo system.

>You're right about stagger, but most enemies have super armor while attacking and they get staggered just as easily by certain attacks otherwise regardless of their elemental values.
Certain moves like always have higher stagger values but they're simply more likely to tech out unless you hit weaknesses. Not to mention that the entire family of nova weak enemies that even come with a fucking tutorial about them being impossible to stagger unless you hit them with a nova arte.

>You still have the incentive to change your character and/or current combo tree for the elemental bonuses
For some people maybe, but Cheria can cheese the entire game by spamming the Frozen Rain A-Arte line in every difficulty.
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Playing P5R. It's been a while since I last touched P5 so it's been great so far. I'm a slowpoke so I'm sure most people here have already beaten Royal already.
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>>501842648
Even Cheria struggles with a lot of the mid/late game fights, and even then while that arte tree is way too fucking good it doesn't devolve the game into something it's not supposed to be and you're even punished in certain boss fights and encounters for using it.
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Vesperia and Graces/Destiny DC are like polar opposites of each other. It makes sense because at the time it was two different teams working with different ideals. You are just comparing apples to oranges.
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>>501843493
Finally, the voice of reason blesses this thread.
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>>501843493
I sure wish I could play Destiny DC in english someday. I wouldn't even be as mad about the translation getting cancelled if the reason they gave for it wasn't such bullshit.
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>>501844060
Yeah it is a shame Namco was so stingy about their localizations back then. They have gotten better now and if there is ever a remaster version it will probably get localized.
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>>501844060
I think there's a partial patch out there for DC. Besides the real reason it got cancelled is most likely because the translator got a job at Bamco
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Is Bravely Default worth playing? The girls look really cute but I've heard the story is really bad and story is what I value most in JRPGs.
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>>501844951
the story in Bravely Default isn't bad until the last part where it's Endless Eight.

Up until that point, it's solid
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>>501844060
What WAS the excuse? I don't pay attention to fantranslation projects because I'm not an EOP
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>>501844951
Its Final Fantasy 5 redone in the same style as the FF3/4 DS remakes
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>Fran in the OP
>Practically no chocolate rabbit postan
Why did I even bother to open this lame thread.
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>>501846187
You're a big boy now anon. You have to learn to find your own porn
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>>501846320
Yeah but how am I supposed to announce to people that I enjoy brown rabbit ass if I just go to a porn site?
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I'm interested in playing FFXII but don't people say the remastered version is too easy?
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>>501845746
It was "Well, maybe someday Namco will translate the English version and we don't want to be in the way" as if Destiny has remotely the same level of western popularity as something like Vesperia that would make them suddenly publish the remake in English after 15 or so years
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Playing through OG FF3 right now.
Any tips?



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