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Old 07-22-2017, 06:14 PM   #1
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How do you feel about JRPGs?

JRPGs seem to be quite popular. Everyone who is into video games has heard and/or played Pokémon or Final Fantasy at some point in their lives. And then there's also other notorious ones that have received critical acclaim such as most Mario RPGs, Chrono Trigger, Suikoden and Golden Sun.

My experience with JRPGs is rather limited compared to many others out there, which some might find odd considering I'm an anime fan and anime fans usually LOVE JRPGs. The only Final Fantasy game I've played was X and never finished it. I got bored in the first Golden Sun game as well. Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga was fun, though. Pokémon is fun as well in general.

The thing about JRPGs to me is grinding. The most boring part of pokémon games are the earliest part of games until the 2nd gym or so when you have about 10-15 Pokémon only and gotta level them up in several CPU battles for them to reach level 10-15 so that you don't get creamed in Gym battles.

FFX didn't require much grinding iirc though. Usually it never took me more than one or two tries to put an end to a boss.

But it's not just grinding since not every JRPGs requires much of that. What I really don't like is how it's turn based and you don't do all the cool stuff. You just give orders to your party and then they do a cool and/or flashy move. And it's annoying as hell when you gotta go somewhere or go back a bit and keep getting into battles with random enemies every 5-6 seconds. And escaping isn't always an option. I guess I'd rather, you know, actual do cool moves myself then just sit back and order the characters to do them.

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Old 07-22-2017, 07:29 PM   #2
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Persona 5

Persona 4

Final Fantasy IX

Chrono Trigger

Kingdom Hearts 2

Amazing JRPGs of all time tbh.
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Old 07-23-2017, 02:52 AM   #3
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I don't really play them much, outside of some Nintendo ones like Pokemon, the Mario RPG's, Fire Emblem, etc.
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:59 AM   #4
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I like them. Favorite ones at the moment are Final Fantasy 7 and 8.
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Old 07-23-2017, 11:19 AM   #5
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In my opinion the games in the Mother/Earthbound series are some of the greatest of all time.
Particularly the 1st one on Famicom/NES.
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Old 07-23-2017, 02:48 PM   #6
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I'm not a big JRPG fan, but I've liked some such as Skies of Arcadia (one of my favourite games ever), Tales of the Abyss, Golden Sun, Pokémon, Phantasy Star IV and Paper Mario.
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Old 07-23-2017, 03:19 PM   #7
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Old 07-24-2017, 01:01 AM   #8
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At one point in my life they were my fav. genre along with aniem, I got into RPGs late into the SNES' life and envied Playstation jRPGs. It didn't stop me from enjoying Quest 64 and any Gameboy RPG I could lay my hands on. When I got my PS2 the first thing I did was buy all those "greatest hits" version of the RPGs I had wanted to play forever.

I still love all the jRPGs I played as a kid and have fond memories but I just don't have the patience to play any new jrpgs anymore. Too much dedication and mostly time which I sadly don't have, if I'm playing a jRPG it's most likely one I've already played.
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Old 07-24-2017, 03:24 PM   #9
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The repetitive gameplay takes me out of RPG's constantly. The fact that most of them take 40-60+ hours to complete even without doing all sidequests or whatever also takes me out of them. I used to like RPG's as a kid/teen until I realized that I was essentially doing the same thing over and over again with mostly repetitive gameplay. After a while I realized I was only playing to see how the story would turn out, and that was it.
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Old 07-24-2017, 03:41 PM   #10
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Couldn't get into Chrono Trigger, Super Mario RPG or Final Fantasy IV.

I don't mind grinding that much. I actually prefer turn-based combat over real-time fights, as I can take my time making decisions. The main thing I don't like about them are confusing/annoying dungeons (the ones later on in Final Fantasy II, for example).

I used to like tactical JRPGs such as Shining Force and Yugioh Falsebound Kingdom as a teenager, but lost interest in them a few years ago. Thought they were too slow paced when I replayed them as an adult.
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Old 07-28-2017, 10:16 AM   #11
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I have a habit of starting them and enjoying them immensely, but never finishing them.

The ones I've dabbled in over the last few years are Project X-Zone, Radiant Historia, the NDS version of Chrono Trigger, Code of Princess, and Super Robot Taisen OG: Endless Frontier. I really like ATLUS' production values in particular, but I don't have much time for gaming anymore. I haven't even finished Pokemon Sun.

The only JRPG I remember completing was Pokemon Sapphire back in middle school, and that was over a decade ago.
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