PS2: RPG suggestion thread

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#1 Posted by four_of_clubs (4474 posts) -

Games out now

(PS2)


Shadow hearts: Covenant
The best title in the popular "Shadow hearts" series. It is popular mainly for its' unique judgement ring, which makes the battles more exciting and intense, as well as its' dark storyline.



Dark cloud 2
This game improves over every aspect imaginable from its' predecessor. If you enjoy good RPG's, Zelda or the original Dark Cloud, definetely pick this one up.



Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the cursed king
Published by the makers of Final Fantasy, and created by the makers of Dark Cloud 2, this game takes you on an amazing journey which spans over 100 hours of gameplay, simple-yet-engaging RPG combat, all accompanied by great visuals and sound. A must-play.



Xenosaga I
An rpg that takes you through space, complete with robots and turn-based gameplay. The story and cinematics is on par with blockbuster hollywood movies. (Check out Xenosaga II+III if you enjoy this one)



Ys: the ark of Napishtim
Pronounced "eese", Ys is a game with a traditional traditional top-view camera, but offers fun hack-and-slash gameplay, RPG levelling elements, and many hours of sidequests and an engaging single-player story.



Kingdom Hearts
Critically acclaimed for successfully bringing Square and Disney into one game, Kingdom Hearts is a must-have for any RPG fan. A compelling story, crisp graphics and great action RPG gameplay.
*If you liked this game, check out the second game in the series as well.



Final Fantasy X
Final Fantasy X is definetely one of the older PS2 RPG's. But it stands the test of time by still offering great sound, amazing cinematics, and involving RPG gameplay (including a unique levelling system). A definete must-have for PS2 owners.



Suikoden III
A rare and hard to find RPG, but well worth it if you have the cash. Over 80 hours of gameplay, multiple playable characters, and branching storylines.



Digital Devil Saga

By combining Atlus and Shin Megami Tensie, what game could go wrong? Digital devil saga is a traditional RPG with an overall occultic them. (Pick up the second, if you enjoy this one).



Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories

The first Disgaea game was considered one of the greatest strategy RPG's of all time. But that came at a price, for it sold for well over $80 via ebay. Now you can enjoy the sequel, Disgaea 2: Cursed memories. Featured are over 80 characters, the same great SRPG gameplay, and over 100 hours of gameplay.



Star Ocean 3: Till the End of Time

Star Ocean 3 is an Action RPG, which is easy enough to reccomend to beginners, yet has enough depth for the hardcore RPG fans. Features a great story, okay graphics and fun action gameplay.



Grandia II

Grandia II is a port from the Dreamcast's sequel to one of the greatest RPG's from last generation. Grandia II is a by-the-books RPG, with enough original content to warrant at least one play through. (Also check out Grandia III if this game suits your interests)



Wild Arms 4

Wild arms 4 is another JRPG, but stands out thanks to its' original Hex-based gameplay. Also features an original cast of characters and story, and is the sequel to Wild arms 3 (Check out the rest of the series if interested).



Steambot Chronicles

More of a cult hit than a critically-aclaimed masterpiece, Steambot chronicles features an open-ended RPG with robot battling, character customization and so much more.



Champions of Norrath: Realms of everquest

Champions of norrath is a PC-style hack and slash RPG for the PS2. It features 4-player online co-op gameplay, as well as a deep single player experience with many dungeons to explore and items to collect.



Dual Hearts

Dual hearts is an action RPG, in where you travel to many different, unique places to explore dungeons and the like. Critically acclaimed for its' uniqueness.



Summoner 2

Summoner is an action RPG in which you travel around a large world on an epic quest. Along the way you gain many different abilities to transform into different creatures.



Monster Rancher 4

Monster Rancher is an RPG in which you raise and collect different breeds of monsters. The game can be compared to the Pokemon series and Harvest Moon series.



Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne

A definete cult classic, by the famous Shin Megami Tensie. Also very hard to find, so be prepared to shell out over $100 on ebay for this game.



Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana

With its simple, turn-based battles, storybook universe, and saccharine characters, Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana feels like a throwback to the glory days of the SNES role-playing games. (Check out the second game if this one interests you)



Romancing SaGa

A good RPG, best fit for those hardcore RPG players, or fans of the SaGa series.



Suikoden V

If you loved Suikoden III but loathed IV, this game should bring you back to the suikoden series. Suikoden V contains a great cast, narrative, and gameplay, reccomendable to any RPG fan.



Breat of Fire: Dragon Quarter

Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter proves that role-playing games don't all have to be alike.



Valkryie Profile 2: Silmeria

Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria is a prequel to the popular Playstation role-playing game, Valkyrie Profile. Release date is September 12, 2006.
#2 Posted by four_of_clubs (4474 posts) -

Upcoming RPG's

Gamespot deleted this part for some reason. Will be back up eventually.

#3 Posted by four_of_clubs (4474 posts) -
[RESERVED FOR FUTURE UPDATES]

Feel free to suggest more games to add to the list
#4 Posted by RockmanSRD (5067 posts) -

I would suggest that Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne be added to the list.  Definitely one of the best.

I'd also suggest Mega Man X: Command Mission.  Another one of my favorites.

#5 Posted by Juxhe1 (1021 posts) -
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Feel free to suggest more games to add to the list four_of_clubs
Valkyrie Profile 2 Atelier Iris 1,2 Romancing SaGa
#6 Posted by four_of_clubs (4474 posts) -

I would suggest that Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne be added to the list.  Definitely one of the best.

I'd also suggest Mega Man X: Command Mission.  Another one of my favorites.

RockmanSRD


Done
#7 Posted by four_of_clubs (4474 posts) -
[QUOTE="four_of_clubs"][RESERVED FOR FUTURE UPDATES]

Feel free to suggest more games to add to the list Juxhe1
Valkyrie Profile 2 Atelier Iris 1,2 Romancing SaGa



Done, except I didn't like Romancing SaGa very much, neither did any of the reviews.
#8 Posted by Juxhe1 (1021 posts) -
Suikoden V
#9 Posted by Juxhe1 (1021 posts) -
Radiata Stories!
#10 Posted by four_of_clubs (4474 posts) -
One day, mods should consider stickying this... >_>
#11 Posted by Juxhe1 (1021 posts) -
One day, mods should consider stickying this... >_>four_of_clubs
One day........ *Wondering*
#12 Posted by Ariost (681 posts) -
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#13 Posted by DjINDIA (2263 posts) -

Upcoming RPG's


Final Fantasy XII

Final fantasy XII is an RPG in the popular series by SquareEnix. Features a new RPG gameplay system, and an all-new story and cast of characters. The game is set to be released October 31, 2006.



Rogue Galaxy


Rogue Galaxy is a new Action RPG from Level 5, the creators of Dragon Quest VIII and Dark Cloud 2. The game is set to be released in October 2006



Valkryie Profile 2: Silmeria

Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria is a prequel to the popular Playstation role-playing game, Valkyrie Profile. Release date is September 12, 2006.

four_of_clubs


Add Tales of the Abyss and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner
#14 Posted by Juxhe1 (1021 posts) -
Also add Tales of Legendia!
#15 Posted by four_of_clubs (4474 posts) -
[QUOTE="four_of_clubs"]

Upcoming RPG's


Final Fantasy XII

Final fantasy XII is an RPG in the popular series by SquareEnix. Features a new RPG gameplay system, and an all-new story and cast of characters. The game is set to be released October 31, 2006.



Rogue Galaxy


Rogue Galaxy is a new Action RPG from Level 5, the creators of Dragon Quest VIII and Dark Cloud 2. The game is set to be released in October 2006



Valkryie Profile 2: Silmeria

Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria is a prequel to the popular Playstation role-playing game, Valkyrie Profile. Release date is September 12, 2006.

DjINDIA


Add Tales of the Abyss and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner



Done
#16 Posted by chaosX303 (1211 posts) -
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#17 Posted by boboboj (3932 posts) -
also add Tales of Legendia and maybe for coming soon Tales of Destiny
#18 Posted by four_of_clubs (4474 posts) -
also add Tales of Legendia and maybe for coming soon Tales of Destinyboboboj


That game got bad reviews... is it actually good?
#19 Posted by boboboj (3932 posts) -

[QUOTE="boboboj"]also add Tales of Legendia and maybe for coming soon Tales of Destinyfour_of_clubs


That game got bad reviews... is it actually good?

i never played it either but i heard it was ok it got prety good reviews http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/rpg/talesoflegendia/review.html?mode=web and gamespot gave it a 8.0

#20 Posted by Juxhe1 (1021 posts) -

[QUOTE="four_of_clubs"][QUOTE="boboboj"]also add Tales of Legendia and maybe for coming soon Tales of Destinyboboboj



That game got bad reviews... is it actually good?

i never played it either but i heard it was ok it got prety good reviews http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/rpg/talesoflegendia/review.html?mode=web and gamespot gave it a 8.0

Mine is the best review!
#21 Posted by four_of_clubs (4474 posts) -

[QUOTE="four_of_clubs"][QUOTE="boboboj"]also add Tales of Legendia and maybe for coming soon Tales of Destinyboboboj



That game got bad reviews... is it actually good?

i never played it either but i heard it was ok it got prety good reviews http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/rpg/talesoflegendia/review.html?mode=web and gamespot gave it a 8.0



Oh, okay. I was thinking of a different game. K I'll put that on the list.
#22 Posted by four_of_clubs (4474 posts) -
.bump.... took me forever to make this...:(
#23 Posted by Soshi_Strife745 (1209 posts) -
Why don't you have Xenosaga 3?
#24 Posted by boboboj (3932 posts) -
o and you need to add Final Fantasy X-2 is was a good RPG but not as good a Final Fantasy X
#25 Posted by four_of_clubs (4474 posts) -
Why don't you have Xenosaga 3?Soshi_Strife745


Because, if you read under Xenosaga, it clearly says "If you like this game, make sure to pick up the other two in the xenosaga series"
#26 Posted by four_of_clubs (4474 posts) -
Will a mod ever sticky this?:?
#27 Posted by Juxhe1 (1021 posts) -
Will a mod ever sticky this?:?four_of_clubs
Yea if there are some around here >_> Juxhe1 8)
#28 Posted by four_of_clubs (4474 posts) -
[QUOTE="four_of_clubs"]Will a mod ever sticky this?:?Juxhe1
Yea if there are some around here >_> Juxhe1 8)


I have never seen a mod on the PS2 forums, ever.
#29 Posted by Stickyfgz (714 posts) -
Nice
#30 Posted by King9999 (11835 posts) -
This thread needs to be stickied. I think the Kingdom Hearts discussion thread has been stickied long enough, don't you think?
#31 Posted by four_of_clubs (4474 posts) -
This thread needs to be stickied. I think the Kingdom Hearts discussion thread has been stickied long enough, don't you think?King9999


Yeah, that game came out so long ago.
#32 Posted by Shinoto (8330 posts) -
Add Persona III^^
#33 Posted by four_of_clubs (4474 posts) -
Add Persona III^^Shinoto


Done
#34 Posted by Juxhe1 (1021 posts) -
This thread needs to be stickied. I think the Kingdom Hearts discussion thread has been stickied long enough, don't you think?King9999
The kindergarden thread right? :lol:
#36 Posted by Juxhe1 (1021 posts) -
Delete romancing saga, this is a recommendation thread...not a "recommend not playing thread"white_sox
>_> like you haven't played it>_>
#37 Posted by four_of_clubs (4474 posts) -
Delete romancing saga, this is a recommendation thread...not a "recommend not playing thread"white_sox


Why? That's your personal opinoin, and alot of people like the game. If I delete that, I may as well delete Final Fantasy X while I'm at it.:roll:
#38 Posted by mantisybza (362 posts) -
Sadly i dont have a single one of those games...but i beat FFX a while back and now just waiting for FF12...hurry up!!
#40 Posted by mantisybza (362 posts) -
do i need to play valkrye profile one to play valkrye profile 2?
#42 Posted by four_of_clubs (4474 posts) -

[QUOTE="four_of_clubs"][QUOTE="white_sox"]Delete romancing saga, this is a recommendation thread...not a "recommend not playing thread"white_sox



Why? That's your personal opinoin, and alot of people like the game. If I delete that, I may as well delete Final Fantasy X while I'm at it.:roll:

Ok because some people like it, then instead of making a huge list why don't just give them a link here ...im sure someone out there likes those games.



No, because I take reccomendations from people on this thread. If they suggest a game, and I agree with it, then I add it to the list. I put under the game that you don't like "For hardcore/dedicated RPG players only".
#43 Posted by Sammy_girl_2 (168 posts) -
Good thead, btw Dark Cloud 2 is an amazing game and everyone should play it.

Could anyone reccomend to me how Dragon quest VIII is?
#44 Posted by four_of_clubs (4474 posts) -
Good thead, btw Dark Cloud 2 is an amazing game and everyone should play it.

Could anyone reccomend to me how Dragon quest VIII is?Sammy_girl_2


Dark cloud 2 is an awesome game, though I'm put off by the girl's voice acting so far... it sounds too much like a kids cartoon because of her.

Yeah I've never played Dragon quest VIII but I hear it's great.

PS mods please sticky :(
#45 Posted by four_of_clubs (4474 posts) -

Bumped

#46 Posted by KR3W- (3345 posts) -
This is an excellent list, Great job. Mods need to sticky this.
#47 Posted by Seffiroth (603 posts) -
Add Kingdom Hearts II to there.
[QUOTE="King9999"]This thread needs to be stickied. I think the Kingdom Hearts discussion thread has been stickied long enough, don't you think?Juxhe1
The kindergarden thread right? :lol:

Shut up it's a great game.
[QUOTE="white_sox"]Delete romancing saga, this is a recommendation thread...not a "recommend not playing thread"Juxhe1
>_> like you haven't played it>_>

Gotcha :P
#48 Posted by four_of_clubs (4474 posts) -
This is an excellent list, Great job. Mods need to sticky this. KR3W-


I know, I've sent them messages... but they won't:( At least someone thinks it should be stickied.
#49 Posted by MAILER_DAEMON (45906 posts) -
Let it be known that "mods please sticky" or anything of that sort is almost a guarantee that the thread won't be stickied. However, it's a good thread, and the right people asked. :P

(in other words, get that freakin' all-caps thing out of there, and let the sticky happen... stop begging!) :?
#50 Posted by King9999 (11835 posts) -
Thanks, Mailer. :) How about adding Grandia III to the list?