JRPGs always feel like such grand, dramatic adventures. I like that.
I wish I liked RPGs, at least jarpigs. Even when pokemon was huge on GBC/GBA it was too boring for me as a kid :(
>>7616869To be fair, Pokemon is as vanilla and basic as it gets. Games like Chrono Cross to Vagrant Story all have different kinds of combat with their own quirks that are fun to learn. Or games like FFV with really cool class and progression systems.
>>7616863>dramatickeyword here, I like it too, but I preferred it when they had no voice acting
>>7616893Pacing was better that way, too. I love a lot of Squaresoft games, but after FFVII the whole story changed. Everybody wanted to be flashy.
>>7616863I like that too. I even love the beginnings that most people don't. A nice cozy comfy set-up is important.
I can't say I love jrpgs, but they are definitely something else.
>>7616863I didn't like anything about them. from aesthetics to gameplay
>>7618370Wasn't that fixed on the PlayStation version? Also, wasn't the PlayStation version released in North America too? Why are you playing the Saturn release?
>>7619172not him, but the saturn version has better graphics
I loved JRPGs until about 18 years old. I can’t stomach them nowadays. It’s hard to imagine not growing out of them, considering you really only play them for the story and world, which is always juvenile and done better in other mediums like film and books (and no grinding involved)
>>7621193Nani grandia is famous for the combat. But yes you are correct.
>>7621193>It’s hard to imagine not growing out of themDepends what you like about them. I find it hard to imagine growing out of my appreciation of music like this.https://youtu.be/4ek1LMisj1s
>>7621193then go read a book fag.
>>7621640I do; I tried that new RPG from FF makers on iOS everyone is hype about after a long ass RPG break and was absolutely bored to tears. I deleted the game and went back to the book I was reading and had a much better time
>>7623660Also the main character in the game is a dude called leeroy or something similar and his character designed is literally a girl, with hairband and all. RPGs are the domain of trannies
>>7621219Grandia combat is alright (nothing stellar, but great for RPG standards) but the game is so easy that it doesn't matterstill better than generic turn-based shit
>>7623660>I tried that new RPG from FF makers on iOS everyone is hype about after a long ass RPG break and was absolutely bored to tears>play terrible game that is universally panned>is surprised it is terribleGot a genius over here.
>>7623984>uuuuhhhh game bad... LE BAD!
>>7623697Grandia 1 has the flaw of being too easy.Grandia 3 introduced some cool air juggle and counter mechanics but the story and characters in that game get really generic in the halfway point.
>>7616893>>7616908I feel ya, no need for voice acting and cartoon bullshit if it just plays and fells good
>>7624009Reminds me of when I went full white mage
>>7616863i never got to play 2 unfortunatelybut grandia 1 is one of my all time favorite jarpigsi like how, in the beginning, it DOESNT seem like a grand adventure, and is in fact rather mundane. but then as things get going it gets way more epictheres a lot of JRPGs out there that try to start too epic, too fast, and without the contrast, just dont have the same impact
>>7623673I usually let feminine males slide in Japanese games because they're a quirky bunch but the character you're talking about is too much. Doesn't look girlish, looks like a literal girl.
I've played that one recently and holy shit, it really should have given players the ability to skip the combat FMVs.
>>7624009imo voice acting is what made jarpigs into the irredeemable faggotry that theyve become nowadaysVA audio takes up a lot of space, and dramatically reduces the amount of text that can be in a gamealso, nip studios and the localization teams they contract have a really bad knack for getting the most insufferable retards to voice all the charactersif a character is shit, and all i have to do is read text, its doableif that same shitty character is now squawking in my ear every 5 minutes, it becomes completely intolerable
>>7625969never really considered this but you're actually right on. I can still play and enjoy JRPGs up to the ps1 era and then I find everything else irredeemable weebshit. instead of reading text boxes you now have to listen to some retard act out the horrible dialog that japs fill them with.if the HAHAHAHAHA scene for an example was text only no one would think it was as horrible.
>>7625969>>7626385Just play games that let you disable voice acting you fucking prancing lala homo men. Your arbitrary hang-up is as autistic as it gets.
>>7626385funny that you bring that particular scene upi first noticed it with FFXcouldnt bring myself to play the fucking gamethe story wasnt that much gayer than 7 8 and 9, but it made me feel as if i was suffocating to death on cockthen it happened:HA HA HA HA HA HAHAHAHAand then i knew>>7626425except for the fact that you disregarded my initial and primary pointhaving voiced lines en lieu of text severely limits the narrative breadth of a game, from all angles>audio takes up exponentially more memory>VAs cost FAR more to commission, record, and stretch dev time needlessly>spoken text can NEVER be as dense (unless going full kojimbo w 2hr cutscenes) as people read far faster than people can speakweve seen a similar, and just as severe, dumbing down of WRPGs for this same exact reason imoalso>Just play games that let you disable voice actinglet me know when that ever happens. usually you cant even skip cutscenes AT ALL anymoreclosest ive seen, which still almost never happens, is options that allow for JP dub, which is what id do if i was gay enough to play modern jarpigs its dont. but then, of course, id have to suffer through the sound of an adult japanese woman squealing like a pig, because grorious nippon thinks adult women are supposed to sound like 5yo children
>>7626586Because every single RPG after 2001 has voice acting, right? Just be honest and say your massive imbecilism is related to modern gaming in general as well as your fixation with perceived homossexuality.
>>7616863One of the only jrpg that takes advantage of this design is pokemon. other games I've played have all those qualities of a jrpg; linearity and simplicity. but they manage to make these tasks tedious. take any western rpg and you will see that the systems are more complicated, but they are well designed or never boring unlike your typical jrpg.
>>7626596id put it a little later, around 06-10, when the effects became much more apparent, but yea pretty much. as storage size has become less of a premium due to tech advancements, weve seen more and more of it dedicated to holding high-quality uncompressed audio tracks of people speaking. at the expense of all other aspects of game designusing WRPGs to illustrate that its not just a nip problem: we go from baldurs gate and planescape, to KOTOR, to morrowind, to oblivion, to shitrim,, to whatever number fallouts on now, to that new dystopian keaunu reeves 1st person cocksize simulator... and the negative effect on narrative and storytelling in games is fucking jarringthats one of the main reasons ive had basically zero interest in any RPG, from any cunt, for over a decade nowif you remove most of the singular aspect that sets RPGs apart from other games focus on deeper storytelling and narrative then you truly are left with the dreaded "menu navigation simulator" that you autists that get triggered by any and every JRPG thread are always screeching about
>>7616863How's the PS2 version? Is it worth playing if I don't want to get a Dreamcast?
>>7626656I fell ya. i'd kill for a game thats just 100 120 hours of snes jrpg or windows 98 wrpg jus text dialogue boxes and a shitton of content. but no studio can be assed Its a ashame
>>7626673runs like shit
JRPGs always feel like I should be watching a fucking movie instead. Storyshit fucking ruined videogames.
>>7626385>>7626586tbf that scene was supposed to be forced laughing but yeah it doesn't really help the overall cheese
>>7621193>like film lol
>>7626656You summed it up well, I tried playing Tales of Zestiria and I just couldn't carry on. Meanwhile Tales of Phantasia hard mode still fun, fuck nu jrpgs.
What are some /vr/ jrpgs without turn based combat? No mana niggery.
>>7629462super kill yourself 64
>>7626951Uh tons of generic snes rpgs out there you're just not looking hard enough.
>>7629571Heck the whole schtick in the dragon quest series is that they barely evolved past the design decisions made in DQ3 on NES. I seriously doubt anon has played them all.
>>7626673the PC/switch HD edition is best