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I unironically dislike JRPGs for gameplay problems like linear level design, no exploration at all, pre-set protagonist/party, long af cutscenes, being more of a linear movie than an actual game, etc. and I consider even the most mid CRPGs like Dragon Age Origins or Neverwinter Nights to be closer to being actual rpgs than even the "best" normie jrpgs I've tried to play. (and that isn't saying much lmao)

That being said, after done a bit of research, out of those series which one do you recommend the most that could possibly change my mind?
>SaGa games
>Etrian Odyssey
>Shin Megami Tensei
>Metal Max games
>Final Fantasy Tactics and Tactis Ogre
Those are the only one that might appeal to me based from what I've heard on this board, but other recs are welcome as well.
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>>2195927
I don't give a shit, I'm not the one who decided to call the genre JRPGs some 35 years ago. I enjoy the 4 niggas in a line genre, I don't play them to roleplay.
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>>2192347
Look, let me be honest. You are playing JRPGs for the wrong reason if you want them to play like RPGs. JRPGs are not true RPGs, and I am saying this as someone who will outright tell you that JRPGs are objectively better.

JRPGs are built around telling a compelling story. I play JRPGs for the same reason I loved being read Lord of the Rings when I was little. RPGs, on the other hand, separate fiction and gameplay. Nobody plays as the characters from D&D stories, rather these stories are in books found in a bookstore, and not in the game itself.

This is why you should play a JRPG expecting a good story. If the story is shit, then toss it. If the story is good, hold it tight.
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If you do not like JRPG games, then do not play JRPG games.
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>>2192455
so what you're saying is that jrpg's are not actually rpg's?
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>>2192347
Etrian Oddysey is a western CRPG like Wizardry with anime girls

Yo. I wasn't sure where to post this so figured here would be reasonable. I might post in advice page too. But anyways, my husband is constantly playing video games. He won't go outside, won't get a job and I've talked to him many times about this problem but no solution. I know he uses it as an escape or whatever but it's gotten to the point where he hardly spends time with me at all. He stays awake until 4 am every night and it's not improving. Pep talks don't work and idk what else to do. He claims to have insomnia. I am miserable but we've only been married for a few months and I want to give him the benefit of the doubt because I love him. What should I do?
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Great advice lmao
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>>2202078
go larp somewhere where people care faggot. This is not your blog.
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You cannot get me with your Bait. This is /vrpg/, not /v/.
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Post this on /v/, they'll help you.
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>>2202078
Bait shits up this board. Go back to /v/

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Heres a torrent for Star Ocean Till the End of Time.
Its a JRPG kinda game. its long but the most memorable game ive played.

Heres the torrent:
magnet:xt=urn:btih:3e671e6a4353c8f3ebba82cef0db33e1eb1884c3&dn=Star%20Ocean%20Til%20the%20End%20of%20Time%20(USA)%20DISK%201%20%26%202.rar&tr=udp%3a%2f%2ftracker.openbittorrent.com%3a80%2fannounce&tr=udp%3a%2f%2ftracker.opentrackr.org%3a1337%2fannounce&tr=udp%3a%2f%2fpublic.popcorn-tracker.org%3a6969%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2f104.28.1.30%3a8080%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2f104.28.16.69%2fannounce&tr=udp%3a%2f%2f107.150.14.110%3a6969%2fannounce&tr=udp%3a%2f%2f109.121.134.121%3a1337%2fannounce&tr=udp%3a%2f%2f114.55.113.60%3a6969%2fannounce
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>>2201762
I want the other Star Oceans on PC. I don't want to have to emulate them. And SO5 is still not playable on RPCS3.
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>>2201779
>And SO5 is still not playable on RPCS3.
You should be thankful for that.
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>>2201762
Imagine pirating a game that successfully screws prior games in the franchise and also has, not just one, but two of the worst plot twists in video game history. First plot twist is bad by the fact that the codex can spoil it but also that it is kinda dumb. The second is dumb because it retrorapes the first two games in the franchise. Star Ocean 1 and 2 were basically the best unofficial Star Trek fangames ever, and then this turd comes along to dump on them.
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>>2202148
>filtered

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What would you like to see in a Martial Art RPG?
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>>2199357
Then martial artists are melee wizards who buy "spells" instead of weapons.
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>>2199786
Or just replace spells with stunts and have wire-fu or classic stuntman stuff cast from an allotment like in D&D. Being able to do Yuen Biao shit can't not be fun.
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>>2196521
Wow this is possibly the worst idea I've ever seen on 4chan.
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>>2199419
this
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I'd like to see the Kung Fu chapter of Live a Live expanded

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Eastward
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>>2189122
Not a RPG and also shit.

Unless you want to talk about the rogue-lite Dragon Quest minigame then that's the real shit right there. Too bad you have to play through the visual novel part to get to the real game.
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>>2189122
I'm mildly curious about this game, but I won't play it unless it gets a physical release.
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>>2201576
Switch had a physical preorder.

It’s just low-effort Zelda with lots of dialogue and a neat, but undercooked DQ roguelike attached.
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>>2189122
Someone please explain how Eastward got made. Sure, it is by no means a great game, but the Chinese.... did the CCP sign off on this?

Eastward is a game where you are traveling from west to east in the far future of earth. From locations, we can assume you start in the shitty slave areas of China and eventually move to Japan. Every city that has a leader, has a bad leader; in order the first is corrupt, the second is incompetent, and the third is a greedy guy running a casino that drags down the local economy..Then, lesbians, which CCP would also disapprove of. How did a company in Shanhhai get away with making this? I honestly hope they don't end up in a prison camp for it.

Seriously though, the game is okay, but it does have some major issues like that damn minigame involving ingame gacha mechanics.
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>>2202139
go back to /pol/ please

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What JRPG would you say has the most engaging combat? Do you prefer turn based or action?

Notable mentions off the top of my head

Legend of Legaia - more inputs allowed for combos
Legend of Dragoon- Timed button presses for more combos
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>>2193692
FFT
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>>2193880
It's just the FFXV combat system.
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Knights in the Nightmare
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Valkyrie Profile
Odin's Sphere/Princess Crown/Guardian Heroes/Marumasa/any of the beat em up JRPG's
Etrian Odyssey series
Magna Carta
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Dragon's Dogma.

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looks clean anon.
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slimikyu
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what does Slime Mimikyu do?
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>>2201693
He hurts you for like, 1 HP worth.

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Which is better, and why?
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>>2202012
hahaha X--D
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Finale Fantasu
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>>2202010
xenogears has a way better story (though thats only really because of the batshit stuff that happens in disc 2) but thats it
the music and gameplay are way better in ff7 and it actually feels like a complete game and ff7 has better pacing to its story
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>>2202010
Funny that Takahashi once pitched the idea of Xenogears for a possible FF7.
Hard not to pick FF7, being the most successful JRPG of its era and one of the best of all times, but to me personally, the story and ideas of Xenogears have made a more lasting impact. Seeing as both games have aged in terms of graphics and gameplay, to me it’s the story that remains.
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>>2202088
how has the gameplay aged when jrpgs are still about selecting shit in menus. the only thing that changed is you move through hallways instead of an overworld

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No double Elixir Lugae is the hardest boss in the entire series
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I was reading some gamefaqs/neogaf threads and a lot were saying how HARD FFIII DS is. I don't remember it being too hard in general except for a couple boss fights and the final tower. The final tower was a bitch .

How does it compare to FFIV DS?
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>>2187568
double elixir?
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>>2198858
I can confirm it doesn't work in Pixel Remaster.
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>>2202049
FF4DS Lugae uses Reversal Gas, a status unique to his fight. When used, damage becomes healing and healing becomes damage. This flips every time he uses it.
So you drop an Elixir on him and deal 9999 damage.
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>>2201979
FF3 DS isn't very hard. But it still filters many people. You have to understand the IQ and skill level of the average JRPG player.
FF4 DS is a bit harder because there's more enemy abilities. FF3 is very straightforward, enemies generally alternate only two moves.

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Love it or hate it, what are your thoughts on the original and and the newer (Final Cut) versions of the game?
I'm cruious what's changed, and where you feel about how those changes turn out.
Basically, which would you recommend as a first playthrough (assuming I'll only play once)?
Any other gneral recs (most fun stats to start out with, fun tips, etc.) are welcome too.
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>>2201820
I really wish they brought back Dasha as Klaasje, her vocal fry depressed monotone voice fit the character perfectly.
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I'm looking for a new game to play and this is on sale, whats it like?
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>>2201840
very good, one of the best written games in history, honestly saying it has good writing is a bit of a understatement, if the game was a book it'd be considered a classic. Try to go in as blind as you can.
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>>2201840
it's more self indulgent than PS:T for writing which ia saying something. don't expect much combat but exploring the whole place is what makes the game
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>>2201884
>if the game was a book it'd be considered a classic.
I agree its a well written game but lets not wank it off to hard

I've just finished this 5 minutes ago and it was all right. It started off great and then kinda fizzled out and by spoiler]A OTHERWORLD AWAITS YOU[/spoiler] I was just rushing to finish it. For the remake, I'd like
>A little more characterization (maybe a party chat) for your generic party members.
>More vocations (I pretty much stuck with my party the whole way through and never felt like there was a reason to deviate other than the forced merchant. It didn't really help that Merchant, Thief, and Joker felt kinda weak.
>Spell pruning or at least better differentiation, I didn't end up using like 80% of my spells because I felt there was no reason too or that I was under spell overload.

What are your thoughts of DQ3? Kinda debating if I should finish DQ11 now or keep going towards 4,5.
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>>2195016
Great game, just needs better balance. Magic resistance being a copy of how AD&D handled it kind of sucks, too.
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>>2199841
thanks for the bump schizo
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>>2195016

Which version did you play? Original? Gameboy Color? Snes?
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A while back I started playing through the DQ games, I really enjoyed 1 and 2 but 3 just didn't interest me. I think it's cause I don't like customizing a party, I'd rather have premade characters.
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>>2201977
>I'd rather have premade characters.
I'm usually the same way, except once in a while I want to build my own party.
I recommend DQ5 (NDS). The party members are premade, but you can catch some monsters to help you out. And party members have a ton of character and can chat with you during the game for some entertaining flavor

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I just finished the Septefags and am about to start the Triangle arc.
How is that arc balanced? Should I start on a new file or carry over my skills and level from the previous campaign?
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>>2201372
yasuda is based
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should i move on to the triangulum arc if i didn't get the true ending?
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>>2201523
I only got the RONALDO KURIKI! ending but apparently the "true" ending is impossible to achieve, it's a mix between Daichi's and Anguished One's
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>>2201523
There is no TRUE ending. The Triangle sort of goes off the triumphant ending with some tweaks. But don't worry about it either way.

>>2201530
>Going full Rontarded
ISHYGDDT
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>>2201359
It's easy, just like the septemberdrone arc. You start at level 20 if you start fresh so you'll obviously be insanely overpowered if you carry over. Start a new file if you enjoy the gameplay, carry over your stuff if you dislike playing the game.

I know it’s a long shot but after playing Genso Wanderer Reloaded for the past few years, I’m finally tackling Aya’s cryptic articles from The Bullet Reporter.

Can anyone tell me what the hell this is supposed to mean?

Article 7:
Take the item for passionately destroying evil and the dark spirits' secret manuscript to the 20th floor.

I have the item from Article 6 but it’s not triggering the boss.
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>>2201475
You need the jiang shi manuscript for that one, which can be dropped by vengeful spirits. I think the other item you need is from one of the previous articles rather than article 6. I suggest just hauling all of the article-related items around until you get through the last article, if you aren't doing that already.

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Coin flips are a fun and fair mechanic and more games should have them.
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>>2199176
>(loli for example) ?
To add to the above post there isn't any loli unless you use the mod and even if you do use the mod you have to go out of your way to see it.
But as mentioned above there is a ton of other unavoidably twisted shit in the game though and the dev has a huge fascination with dicks so they're everywhere.
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4 hours of progress w/20 hours playtime, I both love & hate that there's no guides anywhere to cheat with
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How do you walk around naked?
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>>2199658
Take your clothes off you retard.
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>>2199848
>take clothes off
>I'm not naked
My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined modanon fix this shit

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What are the best RPGs for loot autism
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>>2198035
>online only

play grim dawn, the superior version
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Nioh 2
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>>2197512
If you mean cool and unique loot in good enough intervals then unironicaly BG2
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Monsters’ Den
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>>2197512
Gloryhole Simulator




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