RPG Hangout

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I noticed there wasn't a thread for general chat about rpgs so thought I'd make one. I been getting into jrpgs recently. I'd tried a couple out in the past but I didn't click with them. I bought the Dragon Quest game last year, pretty much on a whim. I was going to buy Tomb Raider but it looked average at best so I picked up DQ instead and I thought it was great. The graphics were nice, it had some real funny moments in it but the main thing was I didn't have to grind to finish it. That's been my bugbear with jrpgs in general. I don't like grinding. I gave up on Ni No Kuni after about 10 hours or so because it was getting grindy as hell. Same with the Final Fantasy game I tried.

Anyway, I bought Tales Of Berseria after that. I wasn't a fan of the combat. Halfway through I set it to auto and let the game do it's thing while I made coffee or browsed the net. It was the story and the characters I enjoyed. Like DQ it didn't take itself too seriously and it was a decent game. I didn't do many of the side quests. There were classified zones and demons to hunt which I ignored but I felt like I got more than my money's worth just doing the main story. I'll probably go back to it one day and do them on new game+.

Now I've started Persona 5. I don't know if it's for me. I like the combat and the graphics. The music is great but I don't know if I'm going to like the high school setting but I'll see how it turns out.
 

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I am about 50 hours in to Dragon Quest 11 but was thinking about replaying P5 after. With the new P5 coming soon, I guess I have to make a decision to replay P5 with all stats and social stuff already built up, or if I should start clean with whatever the next version will have. I can really only handle 2 games at a time, so I may just wait it out. Wonder if there is any chance the remake or whatever they are calling it will bring in the stats of the old version?
 

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To my great shame, I've never finished a Final Fantasy game, so this last weekend I aimed to start rectifying that. I'm not interested in going back too far or playing every single one, so I decided I'd start at 6 (since many claim it's the best) and do at least 7, 8, 9 and 10 (since I see those talked about the most).

Around 4-5 hours deep, I got to the ghost train boss before I ran out of time to play. It's good - I must say that it's not my usual style of game, and the difficulty balance is outrageous (almost impossible to lose 99% of the time and then a boss comes along and slaps your shit to the ground), but I'm enjoying it. I'm already invested in the characters and am quite interested to see where the story goes, even though I think I know generally what happens midway through.
 
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Nice thread idea, I'm about 100 hrs into dragon quest 11 right now and love it. I'm going to try for the platinum and that right there says something because I normally could give two shits about getting trophies
 
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I’m on and off currently with Star Ocean: ‘TIL the end of time on my PS4 Pro, I’ve cone to appreciate the game a bit more then I did when I first played it back on the PS2.
 
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I tried to emulate Xenosaga the other day but my PC wasn't having it. Made me sad.

Playing Shenmue II at the moment and I don't mind admitting that it's boring me a bit, lads.
 
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I need to finish chronicles of the radia war, such a good game. And way ahead of its time, I don't know why it didn't come to America. It even pre-dates star ocean and most action rpg games.
 
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I tried to emulate Xenosaga the other day but my PC wasn't having it. Made me sad.
That's strange, since PS2 games don't require crazy specs (I can't play current gen PC games yet can run PS2 games just fine). I had some trouble with Xenosaga III (some cutscenes got slow, others freezed if I remember correctly) but I bypassed that by tinkering with video settings.
 
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That's strange, since PS2 games don't require crazy specs (I can't play current gen PC games yet can run PS2 games just fine). I had some trouble with Xenosaga III (some cutscenes got slow, others freezed if I remember correctly) but I bypassed that by tinkering with video settings.
I was using my laptop to be fair. It'd probably work fine on my actual PC but I'd have to sit on my desk.
 
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I miss the old RPG-specific enthusiast sites like The Vault Network and the Gaming Intelligence Agency. Anyone remember those?

The Mage's Tale was released on PSVR yesterday. Anyone tried it there or earlier on PC? Looks like a lot of fun.
 
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Once I finish up Kingdom Hearts 3 I just had Digimon Cyber Slueth Hackers Memory come in. Loved the first one and can't wait to start this one.
 
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I tried to emulate Xenosaga the other day but my PC wasn't having it. Made me sad.

Playing Shenmue II at the moment and I don't mind admitting that it's boring me a bit, lads.
The pacing in Shemue games can be a bit slow at times. The sense of wonder that the Shenmue games brought to the table is still there, but not quite as strong as it was back in the early 2000's. The pace picks up in Shenmue II once the fighting tournament starts.

RPGs, FPSs and Simulations are my favorite genres. I love RPGs, both WRPGs and JRPGs, but I'm partial to WRPGs.

I'm currently playing through Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition (XB1), Torment: Tides of Numenera (XB1) and for some retro love, Beyond Oasis (Genesis). I'm about 12 hours into Vesperia and enjoying it so far. I just started Torment, explored the afterlife, created my character and have been brought back to life and still figuring out what the hell is going on..lol. In Beyond Oasis, I think I'm nearing the home stretch and should complete the game soon.
 
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Ya, I knew ththaththat from a couple videos. How about exploration, sidequests, story? Etc Sorry should of been more specific.
I've never played a DQ game, but I'm enjoying Tales of Vesperia so far. The characters and story are enjoyable and not annoying, like some JRPGs can be these days. The pace of the game is smooth and doesn't feel like a grind. The combat is rather deep with it's combo system and power moves. I can see why Vesperia was somewhat of a cult classic last gen.
 
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Been playing SMT IV recently All I heard about this game was how the beginning was brutal and the Minotaur boss was going to want to make you quit the game. I beat him on my 2nd try. It was just a matter of finding his weakness and using the right buffs/de-buffs.
 
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would people be interested in doing a group "rental" of Panzar Dragoon Saga?

example:
ideally 6 of us would team up - I would buy the game for 300$, the other 5 people would pay 25$ at time of purchase. then each person would get to play the game and pass it on to the next person and as each person receives the game they pay their remaining 25$ balance. so essentially everyone would pay 50$ total to rent the game. and me taking the risk, plays it last and keeps it. seems like a pretty good idea to do with some reliable and responsible gaffers. esp if its the only option you have to get to play the game.

havent fully worked out the kinks as there are some other ways we can do this concept, but this idea of group rental popped into my head recently and it sounds really tempting.