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What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 6th, 2011 @ 12:26 AM Reply

Recently got the urge to complete some classic JRPG's that I never got the chance to play.

The only JRPG I've played to completion was FFX.

I have heard that Chrono Trigger is the best JRPG I can play, but can any of you guys attest to this?

Feel free to recommend some games! PS1 era or earlier!


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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 6th, 2011 @ 12:45 AM Reply

You asked for it, bro.

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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 6th, 2011 @ 12:51 AM Reply

At 12/6/11 12:45 AM, towelie101 wrote: You asked for it, bro.

Chrono Trigger is definitely worth playing, OP.

Also, SRW Alpha Gaiden is a must as well.

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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 6th, 2011 @ 09:23 AM Reply

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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 6th, 2011 @ 07:14 PM Reply

I'd recommend all of Quintet's games on the SNES, other than Illusion of Gaia, which many people really liked but I struggled to get into it as well as their others. Terranigma, in particular, is definitely worth a try. It's pretty difficult to find around, especially in the US, however it's an absolutely amazing game. It's slightly reminiscent of Chrono Trigger, however I definitely prefer this game - the atmosphere is just incredible and despite my general lack of interest in JRPGs that feeling caused it to become my favourite game of all time.

I feel like I should credit RobotTaco for introducing me to it about three years ago back on the party in its prime. :3


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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 6th, 2011 @ 08:33 PM Reply

The Golden Sun games on the GBA are worth a try.


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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 6th, 2011 @ 09:03 PM Reply

At 12/6/11 08:33 PM, ZJ wrote: The Golden Sun games on the GBA are worth a try.

He asked for games that came before or during the PS1-era, yo. Seconding it anyway.

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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 6th, 2011 @ 09:35 PM Reply

As ZJ mentioned, the Golden Sun games are a godsend... and this is coming for someone with a distaste for JRPGs.

Also, Tactic Ogre series are definitely good games and if you can get a hold of a copy then I reccomend Panzer Dragoon Saga. A copy can go for 100-200 dollars and you'll need a Sega Saturn to play it, so emulation is probably your best bet.


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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 6th, 2011 @ 09:56 PM Reply

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Have fun playing a epic RPG.

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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 6th, 2011 @ 10:35 PM Reply

Chrono Trigger is an excellent choice for the SNES, as well as FF3 for the same console.

But my all time favorite is Xenogears for the orginal PS, it's one of the few Jrpgs that really have an amazing story and gameplay as well. It's a shame that disk 2 was largely filler, and that's probably why it gets so overlooked compared to other Jrpgs.


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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 7th, 2011 @ 05:03 AM Reply

Arc the Lad
Arc the Lad 2
Legend of Legaia
Beyond the Beyond
Star Ocean: the Second Story
Saga Frontier
Saga Frontier 2
Xenogears


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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 7th, 2011 @ 08:23 PM Reply

I can only think of a few so I'll put some description about it, well some atleast.

Final Fantasy IX- This game kept me playing all the way to the end you get eight characters to use and overall it was one of the best game I've played had a very nice story as well.

Pokemon Crystal, Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, and Silver- The first two generations of Pokemon were well worth the time to play. They were very enjoyable so I would say you should try them. Cant really say much about the games though just the same Pokemon.

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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 7th, 2011 @ 10:33 PM Reply

Here is a big ass list of JRPGs you should play

*NES
-Final Fantasy
-Final Fantasy II (Japan Only)
-Final Fantasy III (Japan Only)
-Dragon Quest
-Dragon Quest II
-Dragon Quest III
-Dragon Quest IV
-Mother (EarthBound Zero) (Japan Only)

*Super Nintendo
-Final Fantasy IV
-Final Fantasy V (Japan Only)
-Final Fantasy VI
-Secret Of Mana
-Seiken Densetsu 3 (Secret Of Mana 2) (Japan Only)
-Chrono Trigger
-EarthBound
-Super Mario RPG Legend Of The Seven Stars

*PlayStation
-Final Fantasy VII
-Final Fantasy VIII
-Final Fantasy IX
-Final Fantasy Chronicles (FF IV and Chrono Trigger)
-Final Fantasy Anthology (FF V and FF VI)
-Final Fantasy Origins (FF I and FF II)
-Chrono Cross
-Dragon Quest IV
-Dragon Warrior VII

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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 7th, 2011 @ 11:05 PM Reply

Chrono trigger is pretty cool. It did take a while to catch on, I swear I had no idea what the fuss was about, I thought the game sucked and was bare basic. At first. After you get past the future and you are introduced to more characters and the plot gets heavier the game really catches on. Just expect a fair amount of "where the hell do I go next?" puzzles.

As for parasite eve, it shows promise. It's a survival horror game but also an JRPG. This leads to the obvious: it's not scary. Ooh a monster jumps out of nowhere, it's not attacking me nonstop or chasing me, it's standing there meanwhile im trying to figure out weather to attack or heal myself. But it is fun. Pretty good RPG. I don't recommend parasite eve 2 however. That one is more like a resident evil game.


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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 7th, 2011 @ 11:09 PM Reply

At 12/7/11 10:33 PM, ZeldaFan64DS wrote: -Final Fantasy V (Japan Only)

Actually I think it was ported to the PS3. There's been alot of final fantasy game flooding the store lately. Also final fantasy 6 came in recently as well.


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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 7th, 2011 @ 11:26 PM Reply

FFV was ported to PS1 years ago along with FFVI. They called it Final Fantasy Anthology. I should still have that somewhere.


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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 7th, 2011 @ 11:29 PM Reply

At 12/6/11 10:00 AM, Travis wrote: I'll give you a list of 5 games you HAVE to play...

Pretty much Travis' list. Out of all of them though I would recommend Parasite Eve over the rest.


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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 8th, 2011 @ 12:42 AM Reply

At 12/6/11 09:03 PM, towelie101 wrote:
At 12/6/11 08:33 PM, ZJ wrote: The Golden Sun games on the GBA are worth a try.
He asked for games that came before or during the PS1-era, yo. Seconding it anyway.

Maybe He say so but they are a full list of good old-school JRPG on Gameboy Advance
Keep looking because theyre are so many

Whats not more old-school than Gameboy advance ? Its more old-school then ps1


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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 8th, 2011 @ 12:42 AM Reply

There's a little bias here since it was my first JRPG, but I'd start with Super Mario RPG. It's lighthearted, it's fun, you don't go deep into number crunching, but there' enough strategy required that you'll stay engaged. Honestly, as great as good JRPG is there's almost always large chunks of the game where you're forced into a downtime where you're waiting for the story and the gameplay to pick up again. SMRPG has almost no moments like that.


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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 8th, 2011 @ 01:40 PM Reply

At 12/7/11 11:26 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: FFV was ported to PS1 years ago along with FFVI. They called it Final Fantasy Anthology. I should still have that somewhere.

If FFV is to be played, I highly recommend the GBA port for better loading times, even if the cartridges are now very rare.


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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 8th, 2011 @ 02:39 PM Reply

Final Fantasy I to IX (excluding III for some reason), Vagrant Story, Xenogears and Chrono Trigger on on PSN, knock yourself out OP. I'd recommend Final Fantasy VI, VII, IX and Chrono Trigger the most though.

At 12/8/11 02:17 PM, MikeyS9607 wrote: Final Fantasy VII
Great graphics for the time

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At 12/8/11 02:17 PM, MikeyS9607 wrote: the most overrated OST ever

FTFY. The majority of FF soundtracks (or JRPG soundtracks in general really) were just as good, if not better.

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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 8th, 2011 @ 06:31 PM Reply

FFX had a better OST than all the other FF games, I'd say, though Makou Reactor is a decent track.


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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 8th, 2011 @ 06:40 PM Reply

The Ys Series makes a great example

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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 8th, 2011 @ 10:50 PM Reply

To avoid being repetitive, considering that a lot of other ppl have already recommended games like Final Fantasy VII, Chrono Trigger, and Super Mario RPG.

I'd recommend these:

Paper Mario
Jade Cocoon (only played the demo, but most likely would've completed it, if I owned it; still remember the battle theme music to this day!)

If you love a [really REALLY big] challenge, sink your teeth into this duopoly:

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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 8th, 2011 @ 11:08 PM Reply

At 12/8/11 06:40 PM, Nemo103 wrote: The Ys Series makes a great example

I second this

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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 9th, 2011 @ 09:14 PM Reply

Crud, I can't believe I forgot to mention Mystical Ninja: Starring Goemon!

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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 9th, 2011 @ 10:16 PM Reply

I can't believe no one has mentioned "Illusion of Time" for the Snes.
One of my absolute favorites.

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Response to What Oldschool Jrpg's Should I Try? Dec. 10th, 2011 @ 04:13 AM Reply

The classic set: Dragon Quest 1 and 2, the earliest Final Fantasy series (I up to VII) and an obscure JRPG by the name of Nazo no Murasamejou.


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