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I read that IV - VI are some kind of trilogy. Is that true? Do I need to play them in order?
I don't know if I'll be able to get copies of all the DS/3DS games since they seem rare and expensive.
Edit: never mind, wrong series.
Edited by SapphireBlue on Nov 12th 2018 at 7:52:29 AM
V was the easiest to get into for me. VIII on the 3DS was kind of wonky at first (though it ended up being my favorite of the three) and XI's music WON'T. SHUT. UP.
I've heard the music in XI is really, really bad. What's it like for the DS/3DS games?
I think to not overdo this I'll just keep an eye out for V, VIII and maybe XI.
Eh the music is nothing special in general.
It's just the most distractingly bad in XI because the Overworld theme plays freaking everywhere.
Plus the composer is an asshole.
Yeah that's why I'm not buying a new copy of XI. I figure it's fine to play it and the series as long as the money isn't going to Square Enix.
None of the DQ games really have a memrable soundtrack, the lone exception is the PS 2 version of VIII which was fully orchestrated.
On PC you can mod XI to have the orchestrated version, which is actually really awesome sounding.
After spending the better part of a year recovering from VII I'm enjoying VIII a lot more. Even if the story's not super complex or anything there's a tangible sense of progression to it whereas VII often felt like it was just spinning its wheels and the cheesy British voice acting falls on just the right side of charming.
Was FFVII that bad of a game for you? I don't think it's the greatest game of all time like some people do but I thought it was a good game.
It's Dragon Quest I'm referring to, not Final Fantasy. The upcoming Switch port will be my first opportunity to play Final Fantasy VII.
And for the record, I didn't think Dragon Quest VII was a bad game per se, just much too long in the tooth for how thin most of its plot and characters were. It just got a bit exhausting after a while.
Edited by ComicX6 on Nov 13th 2018 at 1:12:15 AM
Bumping this thread up.
So, I've been playing Atelier Escha & Logy for the past several days. Pretty decent game. I currently have over 11 hours so far. I'm doing Escha's route. Escha and the others are preparing to go into the ruins they keep mentioning in the game. Can't wait to see what will happens.
So, I currently have over 17 hours in Atelier Escha and Logy. It's a pretty cool game at the moment. I'm getting used to the routine I have to do and I like the interaction between the different characters. I can't wait to see what happens later on.
I have one question, though. There's this one boss called Frigate that I tried fighting and ended up losing to. Will not fighting and beating the boss lead to a bad ending or something? Just curious.
So, I'm approaching the end of Atelier Escha & Logy. It's been a quite an interesting game. I have a little over 24 hours so far. I've managed to use the materials I've gathered to build an airship to explore the unexplored ruins. I want to see how this all ends. I can't wait to finish it.
Currently checking out Another Eden since it's by Masato Kato and the Western version just came out
Apparently it doesn't have a lot of the annoying things that other mobile games have (like events being permanent so you don't have to drop progress in the main story and other things to do everything in the event as quickly as possible) which was another incentive to try it out
Edited by Nouct on Jan 29th 2019 at 4:37:48 AM
Anyone can recommend a good, free-to-play single-player RPG on Steam or elsewhere? I tried Legend of the Two Swords and it was Ok until I had to stop because the level-up system was just too complex for my taste.
So, what the general consensus on Kingdom Hearts 3? Everybody been talking about it lately so what does everybody say about it?
I don't think it's gonna win game of the year or anything but KH fans like it, people who aren't really hardcore KH fans like it, and I haven't really heard much bad about it other than some little nitpicky things (and the fact that KH's story is nonsense, but that's nothing new.)
It be an RPG of the year contender, though not GOTY, at least.
I liked. My new personal favorite in the series, myself.
So, I just finished doing Mt. Zenom in Wild Arms. I have over 5 hours so far. I've been playing for the past couple of days. Honestly, that was one of the most frustrating dungeons I've done. I think this has made me hate random encounters even than I did before. Anyways, I managed to defeat the boss at the top of Mt. Zenom and I wasn't able to save the guardian that was located there. I'm currently back at Baskar village to make my next move.
So pardon me if somebody else has posted on this but I just got a confirmation about something I've wondered about since Xenogears' live 20th anniversary concert.
Chrono Cross is getting a 20th anniversary concert too
Mitsuda: It has been almost twenty years since Chrono Cross was released on November 18, 1999. Since this is the year of Chrono Cross, I wanted to celebrate it with everyone by doing a live concert tour. The theme for the music in Chrono Cross was “radical traditional”. For Chrono Cross, I tried the best I could to create a new kind of video game music. All kinds of sounds were mixed together, from Balkan music to Celtic, Nordic, African and so on, making the music stateless and unique. This time, I’ll personally arrange all of the pieces played during the tour. I’m aiming for the type of setting where we can all laugh and dance together. It won’t be a concert where the audience sits and listens, but rather a standing concert where all the fans and musicians can share their energy and enjoy the music together. The live concert tour will happen in three places: Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. I hope everyone can lose themselves in the music. Together with Serge, Schala ”Kid” Zeal and everyone, let’s set out in search of the “Frozen Flame”.
Edited by Nikkolas on Feb 10th 2019 at 2:34:44 AM
So, even though it's not purely a JRPG (having a bit of Survival Horror in there as well), I decided to check out a long play of Parasite Eve.
Since I've been kinda binging on Resident Evil, and the former game draws a lot from the latter (fighting mutated enemies and all that and taking place in the modern day), which isn't a shock since this would't have been too long after the first RE came out.
It's pretty interesting so far, mainly due to the setting. Not often you get an RPG in contemporary (well, 1997 but still) New York City.
I heard it's a good book too.
Though it sounds like the Third Birthday went massively off the rails from the original concepts of the game and plot...but since the first two games were quasi sequels to the novel/book in the first place with it's own characters, maybe that's not a surprise.
Still watching more of the original PE.
Been wondering something about the second game however:
Do we ever learn the name of the organization that's creating the ANMC (Artificial Neo Mitochonrdial Creatures)?
I mean, we gotta name them something right?
Hey Sijo, I don't know if you're still looking for JRP Gs on Steam, but give Cosmic Star Heroine a try. It's not actually a made-in-Japan JRPG but it apes the style so well you'd never know it.
Wait missed the FTP part. Outta luck there. If you don't mind phone games though, I'd give Sdorica a try. It killed other phone RP Gs for me because the writing and story and unusually good, and the gacha doesn't suck. Every character in the game can be raised to the highest tier, and the starter/normal characters are some of the best characters period.
Edited by Watashiwa on Feb 24th 2019 at 3:06:59 AM
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