You have 5 minutes to name me the best story in a JRPG. If I don't like your answer I'll blow you up.
TRAILS OF COLD STEELREAN ATTACKS EVERYONE BECAUSE HE CAN'T CONTROL HIS OGRE POWERS AND HE KILLS ALISA AND ALISA DIES AND LLOYD DECIDES NOT TO JOB ANYMORE IT HAS GET OVER THE BARRERIS PLAYING IN THE BACKGROUBD AT ALL TIME AND REAN TRIES TO KILL LLOYD BUT ITS NO USE AND LLOYD KILL REAN THOUGH WITH VALINAR BECAUSE VALIMAR DIES NIT LIKE REAN ANYMORE PULLS TONFOFAS HFVF OIUT KILLS REAN BOSS NOOOOOOOOOO AIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEE REAN DONT KILL ME AND THEN JOSHUAEDGY COMES GET KEKED OOOOOOOOOOGGGGGGGGGGGYYYYYYYYYY YYYYY AND REAN GETS SUCKED UP BY A MIRAGE ELEMENT CREATED BY TOWA AND THEN CROW FLIPS 50 AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT AND IFBF SAVEX SS REAN B UT CROW DIES AND LLOYD FITGHT REAN AND KLOYD WINS WITH VALIMAR THEEND
>>972414You know. That one. With the evil church/corporation/empire and you play as a band of rebel mercenaries that get involved when the bad guys get hold of the macguffin of destiny that gives the planet a sex change. Erecting a tower that you grind on. But you were too late and the moon sits on it. And then the truly unthinkable happen, because there was now foreshadowing. Your rival/black knight has a change of heart and becomes your final party member after finding Jesus who knows the way to God. Which you then kill in Trinity using the spirit bomb powered by the souls of the damned who like living in the demiurges soul trap. Then you get the credits, and a voiceless fmv which concludes nothing and restores the status quo with exception to the gapping hole in the moon dripping with the planets life essence from the accidental miss fire. But the tower will be recharged in another 15 years.
>>972414Valkyrie Profile has some good character stories
>>972548>>972475>FingerBeam.png>>972524>>972446>>972565How would you like to join the ginyu force?
>>972577Fuck off, dumb lizard.
>>972414LISA the painful
Tales of the abyss is my favourite so far.
Final Fantasy 4 but only the DS version
>>972414Breath of fire 4. Also fuck Yuna
>>972771Fuck off with this dumb meme already: the DS version is objectively the worst version, and you're a faggot for liking it.
>>972414I really like bravely second.
>>972414Dude you did this thread last week, not really good of I remember correctly
Possibly Radiant Historia.
>>972839Ds version is a 6/10 while snes is a 4/10
>>972839DS version is the best versionDeal with it you Chaotzu tier explosive crybaby
>>972771FF4 is one of the worst in the series
>>973887PSP is best version actually
>>972414I don't think there is one, most of us play JRPGs for the gameplay, world exploration, characters, progress system, battles. Story is just background motivation. Who cares about the villains motivation lol? Just beat him up and get his loot.
>>972414Valkyrie profile 2 You play as Alicia, princess of Dipan and choosen host of Silmeria Valkyrie. Furious, the king locks Alicia away and stands in open defiance to the will of gods triggering a war. Initially Alicia believes that if only she could meet with her father the whole thing could be resolved peacefully so she enlists the help of both Silmeria and a half elf named Rufus to escort her to Dipan. Chased by Hrist, Silmeria´s sister, the party arrives to Dipan after recruiting another ally. An einherjar by the name of Dylan. However believing this a plot from the gods, the king disregards Alicia and order his 3 mages to execute the valkyrie.The party survives the mages unortodox methods of execution only to be confronted by Hrist valkyrie, who has finally catched up. However the situation has changed now that she has seen Dipan is willing to raise the undead against the gods as this might imply humans are colluding with Brahms, king of the undead. This alone constitutes high treason and a point of no return, Dipan can no longer be spared. The party escapes once again thanks to the aid of a new ally, the young mage aprentice, Lezard Valeth, who also conveniently reveals that if the party where to aquire a certain powerful item they could negotiate with both sides from a position of power. I won´t say nothing more since by now you must have realized this is the best JRPG story of all time.
>>974245KEK. That´s wrong. JRPGs have always been about story first. Offcourse good battle systems and skill mechanics go a long way and games that have both are undoublty the best ones but a good story can carry a a weak gameplay (FF VII or X may be examples of this) while a good gameplay can´t carry a shit story or shit world building (FF X-2).