r/JRPG Weekly Free Talk, Quick Questions and Suggestion Request Thread

1 : Anonymous2021/03/07 11:00 ID: lzogwk

There are three purposes to this

weekly thread:

a way for users to freely chat on any and all JRPG-related topics. users are also free to post any JRPG-related questions here. This gives them a chance to seek answers, especially if their questions do not merit a full thread by themselves. to post any suggestion requests that you think wouldn't normally be worth starting a new post about or that don't fulfill the requirements of the rule (having at least 300 characters of written text).

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2 : Anonymous2021/03/07 15:44 ID: gq3soll

Started Ys 8 last night on switch. I don’t know anything about this game other than it was on sale and I see it recommended here all the time.

Got an hour in or so, combat is really smooth. Looking forward to making more progress on this one

3 : Anonymous2021/03/09 07:24 ID: gqazsmx

I'm really hoping that Atlus announces another 3DS sale before Nintendo inevitably decides to close down the E-store. Hard copies of all their remakes on that handheld have become way too expensive.

ID: gqb7gei

Definitely, though I suspect they'll keep the eShop going for a bit longer, considering the 3DS is still selling well.

ID: gqexkm0

iirc dsi shop closed down like 7 years after 3ds was released. The original Wii's shop channel closed down like 7 years after WiiU was released. So i would say the 3ds eshop would still be alive for a few more years.

Also thankfully video game preservation is a thing. Once the eshop closed down you still have an option to get most of the games out there somewhere on the interweb.

4 : Anonymous2021/03/11 14:39 ID: gqkrj8h

I'm having a sad struggle with Pokemon White. The last Pokemon game I beat was Pokemon Omega Ruby, and I beat it in 12 hours in-game time. As of this comment, I'm struggling with 4th gym leader Elesa, 8 hours into the game. She beats all of my Pokemon in 1-2 hits. I think I'm about to do a stupid and catch 6 Sandiles to fight her with just to win. I can't tell if this is a difficult Pokemon game or I just happen to keep choosing to raise the wrong Pokemon at every turn.

ID: gqq36jy

Do you use X Items? They can power up your Pokemon a lot, same with using Potions/Super Potions liberally.

5 : Anonymous2021/03/07 11:36 ID: gq37ryq

Give me some rec for HAREM JRPGs available on PS4/PC?

What's harem you say?

Basically there are 3 or more girls attracted/has a crush on the protagonist (Our character).
Or A game where you can pick romance partners...

Basically JRPGs spiced with little romance.

Example of these harem games that I've played?

Persona 3-5 Trails of Cold Steel 1-4 Conception II Akiba's Trip Tokyo Xanadu Omega Labyrinth Fairy Fencer F Dragon Star Varnir Shining Resonance Refrain and probably more

"If you already played that much why are you asking more?"

Because I've been kinda "Out of the game" for awhile, most of these threads are from 2018 and older, there might be some games released in 2019, 2020, and even 2021 that I missed, so I want to play them!

I know most of them are mediocre or just plain suck, but they're my guilty pleasure, what can I say?

ID: gqmjp0w

Sakura Wars and Utawarerumono are two series to consider.

6 : Anonymous2021/03/07 18:17 ID: gq4bkq2

Hello, i'm looking for some recommendation in games with some kind of kingdom/organization managment, for example the Mikhail ruling minigame in romancing saga 3 (which by the way, someone in this community recommended it to me ^^).

ID: gq4jgop

Not entirely sure but the Yakuza games have some kind of business management with properties, shareholder & employees to manage, probably check out Yakuza like a Dragon.

ID: gqatdvd

Hm... I can't say the "management" layers are very deep, but you might consider: * Dark Cloud Series: you rebuild towns in order to resurrect inhabitants, who can then provide service. Kind of a game-within-a-game as you try to personalize each forty to the preferences of the inhabitants. * Ni no Kuni II: you develop a kingdom/castle town and recruit NPCs to move in, which you can then assign to different roles in order to increase productivity. * Regalia Of Men and Monarchs: you rebuild a castle town, recruit NPCs and explore social links similar to Persona, replete with time-management. * Suikoden series: you can recruit up to 108 NPCs, many of whom will join you in battle, who expand your fortress/castle over time, gradually opening up new services and features. There's also (usually) a thin strategic layer where you command armies in battle.

ID: gqf9dhi

Ni No Kuni 2 has a kingdom management component to the game. I really dig it. The game has some pretty good sidequests related to recruiting shopkeepers and such to your kingdom

7 : Anonymous2021/03/07 20:21 ID: gq4tt9g

I'm getting a Switch on Wednesday but my Collection of Mana already came in the mail. Does "Final Fantasy Adventure" hold up on its own or should I just start with Legend of Mana and go back to the first one later? Never played any of them before.

8 : Anonymous2021/03/08 00:57 ID: gq5spu4

Where do I get bait (or the alchemy recipe) in Atelier Ryza? I want to craft a fishing rod.

9 : Anonymous2021/03/08 04:03 ID: gq6ci0h

Anybody play Albion on PC way, way back when? I'm tempted to find a copy and play it again.

10 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:43 ID: gq6xqbi


ID: gq8fryj

nope. it's good but unabashedly anime as fuck you will definitely not enjoy it if that's not your thing.

11 : Anonymous2021/03/09 01:08 ID: gqa0g1h

I recently tried out the Caligula Effect. While I like what the battle system was trying to do, the actual implementation feels weak. Same with the social graph.

I'm wondering if it is worth putting more time in or should I just drop it.

12 : Anonymous2021/03/09 05:12 ID: gqaps2a

I often listen to fantasy JRPG soundtracks in the background while I do other stuff, and I'm looking for more music. Are there game soundtracks with a similar style to any of the following that I should check out?

Atelier series Bravely Default Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Final Fantasy XIV Fire Emblem Three Houses Genshin Impact Mana Khemia Princess Connect
ID: gqd45v1

I don’t really like Octopath Traveler as a game but it has a really nice soundtrack and is on Spotify.

ID: gqknda6

Atelier series / Mana Khemia

ノーラと刻の工房 (Nora & the Time Studio) was an Atelier-like game with similar music never released in English.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

I would also guess you might like parts of Final Fantasy XII, Crimson Shroud, RIZ-ZOAWD, Tactics Ogre, and Valkyria Chronicles series soundtracks as well.

ID: gqaz728

Maybe check out the Ar Tonelico and Ar no Surge soundtracks. Basically the same sound team behind the Atelier and Mana Khemia games.

13 : Anonymous2021/03/09 19:06 ID: gqd04wz

Just beat Star Ocean on PSP as I continue my romp through old series that I either didn't play at all or didn't finish. Now on to Star Ocean 2, which I beat years ago, but I am excited to play it again as I know the story is loosely connected. I definitely recognized a pair of last names.

14 : Anonymous2021/03/09 19:35 ID: gqd40z2

I’m wrapping up Wild Arms 1 and looking to cleanse the palette a bit before moving to Wild Arms 2. I’m not looking for something really wordy like Trails or Persona. The pacing of Wild Arms was a breath of fresh air for me. Aside from obvious main stream titles like Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger, as well as Lunar which I know meets the definition of what I’ve requested, any suggestions?

ID: gqe34bi

Grandia games?

15 : Anonymous2021/03/10 22:05 ID: gqi0934

Really quick and simple question: My old copy of Chrono Trigger on SNES shows time elapsed as 23:35. Is this format hh/mm or dd/hh? I feel as if I must've spent way more than 23hrs in the game (got to lvl 99 for all party characters).

ID: gqlw35c

It's HH:MM. Levels carry over in New Game+ but the clock doesn't, so it might be a second (or even third) play.

16 : Anonymous2021/03/11 20:49 ID: gqm5yjg

I have a budget to spend on the current psn sale. I have one slot left and am wavering between The Last Remnant Remastered and Star Ocean First Departure R. I'm equally interested, both cost the same. Help me decide please 🙂

17 : Anonymous2021/03/12 04:46 ID: gqnpinm

Hey, so I have huge list of backlog (as we all do), but I'm undecided on which one to play right now.
some of the choices are:

Grandia I & II Trails in The Sky Final Fantasy XII Valkyria Chronicles

any insight would be welcome 🙂

ID: gqq10jk

I think it would help to hear some of your preferences.

I can't speak for Grandia I, but Grandia II is a solid game overall that's not too long (20-30 hours). Game is mostly linear and there's not much grinding needed so long as you kill everything from Point A to B. Battle system is a unique turn based type that takes into consideration timing and character placement. The downside is that spell/skill animation may seem long and aren't skippable.

Trails in the Sky is the start of a really long series. The Sky arc also consists of three games. There's a lot of time commitment needed to really enjoy the games. Sky FC isn't that long compared to its sequels, but you're looking at probably 40+ hours to beat and it also ends with a cliffhanger making it difficult to really just stop there and play something else in the meantime. The game's pacing is pretty slow too since the game takes a lot of time building the world's lore and story. It depends on the person, but the big moments don't really happen until well after the halfway point or even near the end.

FFXII. It's a political story driven game. There's no real romance in case that's important. The worldbuilding and lore is done pretty well for a FF game. Maps are very big and can seem too large to traverse depending on the player (it strikes the right balance of small and too large for me). Battles can be configured to real time (ATB) or strictly turn based for fans of that system. However, the game's unique Gambit system is what makes the game stand out among the others. The system is basically programing the character's A.I. during battles. You can configure certain conditions like if self HP is below 50%, cast heal. Or if enemy is flying type, use this skill. There's essentially a lot of programing that you could do that made the game infamous for "playing itself." Even when set to auto, you can always intervene with the characters' action and override their programmed action or set everything to manuel for old school turn based battles. Note that battles are very slow so it could be a real pain to play if not the Zodiac Age version that gets turbo mode.

Valkyria Chronicles is a unique hybrid real time and turn based system that involves guns. There's a tactical element to it, but the system promotes speed rushing battles for better results (ranking system is dependent on how many turns done to complete battle). Story and setting isn't too bad and basically creates a fictional alternate WWII-like story.

Without knowing much of your preferences, I'd just go with Grandia II since it's not very long and easy to get into.

18 : Anonymous2021/03/12 06:32 ID: gqnyfsn

Are there any JRPGs with a German dub? I’m learning German and looking for some JRPGs with a German dub, not just text.

ID: gqpyexv

FFVII Remake has a German Dub.

19 : Anonymous2021/03/12 12:57 ID: gqooa69

How was Xenoblade Chronicles 2's story generally received? What's your opinion on it?

ID: gqqmwkv

The story was well received. I think it's good, although I prefer the first game's story. The story managed to be rather interesting the whole way through, and it just got better the more progress I made. The characters and their designs themselves were what brought down my enjoyment though. The characters are interesting for the most part, Although as mentioned before, I preferred the first game's. Rex was definitely the worst part of it.

20 : Anonymous2021/03/13 05:31 ID: gqrumef

Just started playing FF VII on Switch with always off random encounters. Will I be ok or if I need to turn it off in some areas for grinding?


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