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#1 Edited by Young_Charter (19826 posts) -

You have all been welcomed to YC's. .

The Lounge for the Hardcore Role Playing Gamers. Others are welcome as well !

#2 Posted by Young_Charter (19826 posts) -

Briefing

Welcome to a lounge where all RPG related topics are appreciated . . .

from new gen RPG's like Skyrim to Ni No Kuni or classics that go way back like Persona I and Xenogear. .

This is the place for you.

I'm always seeing TC's share their opinions and thoughts about JRPG's, and HD Collections that should be developed

that I think really matter.

So welcome to The Role Playing Lounge.

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#3 Posted by Young_Charter (19826 posts) -

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#5 Posted by Young_Charter (19826 posts) -

***. . .The RPG Of 2013 (So far) goes to. . . ***

Ni No Kuni:Wrath Of The White Witch

 

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-Ni No Kuni is the best JRPG Ive played in years, and a must-play for an RPG fan with a PlayStation 3.

9.4/10-IGN

-The witty, beautiful, and endlessly creative Ni no Kuni is a treasure not to be missed.

9.0/10-Gamespot

-There's something elegant about that mundane taskabout the fact that the first thing you must do in Ni no Kuni is bring home the groceries.

-Kotaku

-This is not to doubt Level-5's JRPG pedigree, which includes the underappreciated Dark Cloud 2 and other hits like Dragon Quest 8 and Rogue Galaxy, but this is something else.

4.5 out of 5 -Joystiq

 

#6 Posted by Kravyn81 (9438 posts) -
Umm...sure. I'll try and kick things off. I've recently gone back through my PS2 backlog and I'm trying to focus on all my RPGs. So far I've tried Shadow Hearts: Covenant and that seemed OK. Next I tried Xenosaga and that was just...weird. It seems very complicated. I tried just the tutorial last night and there's so much crap to remember that I don't know if I can get into it. My time is very limited so I need to play games that I can get into fast. Some of the remaining RPGs on my list are: -Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2 -Dragonquest VIII -FFX -FFXII -Shadow Hearts: From the New World -Grandia 1 & 2 -Dark Cloud My main problem is I lose motivation after playing the same game for a long time. Not that I have ADD, but I just eventually get bored and I quit playing all together and I hate that because I love RPGs despite never really beating one properly and I want to play these games and experience what I always hear everyone else talking about that have beaten them.
#7 Posted by 205212669269561485377169522720 (14458 posts) -

Ni No Kuni is awesome. :)

#8 Posted by Young_Charter (19826 posts) -

Ni No Kuni is awesome. :)

sanim02
I've notce that you really like usher :P
#9 Posted by II_Seraphim_II (20486 posts) -
Nice thread! will definitely chime in after classes :P
#10 Posted by SuperNovaftw (2636 posts) -

Im goana start playing Skyrim when I get the chance. I shall choose the tiger race and I shall name my charachter after my cat :cool:

#11 Posted by Young_Charter (19826 posts) -

Im goana start playing Skyrim when I get the chance. I shall choose the tiger race and I shall name my charachter after my cat :cool:

SuperNovaftw
What is your cat's name ?
#12 Posted by SuperNovaftw (2636 posts) -
[QUOTE="SuperNovaftw"]

Im goana start playing Skyrim when I get the chance. I shall choose the tiger race and I shall name my charachter after my cat :cool:

Young_Charter
What is your cat's name ?

Wavey.
#13 Posted by ristactionjakso (5664 posts) -

Umm...sure. I'll try and kick things off. I've recently gone back through my PS2 backlog and I'm trying to focus on all my RPGs. So far I've tried Shadow Hearts: Covenant and that seemed OK. Next I tried Xenosaga and that was just...weird. It seems very complicated. I tried just the tutorial last night and there's so much crap to remember that I don't know if I can get into it. My time is very limited so I need to play games that I can get into fast. Some of the remaining RPGs on my list are: -Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2 -Dragonquest VIII -FFX -FFXII -Shadow Hearts: From the New World -Grandia 1 & 2 -Dark Cloud My main problem is I lose motivation after playing the same game for a long time. Not that I have ADD, but I just eventually get bored and I quit playing all together and I hate that because I love RPGs despite never really beating one properly and I want to play these games and experience what I always hear everyone else talking about that have beaten them.Kravyn81
Seems as if you enjoy shorter games more. You should give Darksiders 1 a chance. I finished it in 19 hours. Held my interest until the end. I sorta get bored if a game drags on too, and DS1 worked just perfectly in game time.

#14 Posted by ristactionjakso (5664 posts) -

And to add, I would like to see a Rogue Galaxy HD remake. Cell shaded games look great in HD. Dragonquest 8 needs one too.

#15 Posted by Lucky_Krystal (1730 posts) -

Ohh nice thread!

So I've been trying to scope out and hunt down a good chunk of the JRPGs on the PS3 and 3DS mainly. I'm also trying to scoop up all the good PSP and DS RPGs before they become even harder to find. I have a huge backlog I'm trying to finish, but after I'm done I'm hoping to get Xenogears from PSN (hopefully its still there). I loved Xenosaga, but I've been very curious about Xenogears ever since I caught wind of it years ago. Can't wait to play it.

#16 Posted by Kravyn81 (9438 posts) -

Seems as if you enjoy shorter games more. You should give Darksiders 1 a chance. I finished it in 19 hours. Held my interest until the end. I sorta get bored if a game drags on too, and DS1 worked just perfectly in game time.

ristactionjakso
Perhaps. Although I would say I like the idea of long games, but I just don't have the time or will power to finish them. I think the only "long" RPG I finished was the first KotOR on Xbox which took me about forty or fifty hours if memory serves me correct.
#17 Posted by Wesrcks13 (1226 posts) -
#18 Posted by Young_Charter (19826 posts) -
#19 Posted by Wesrcks13 (1226 posts) -
#20 Posted by SolidTy (42017 posts) -

Nice thread, this genre needs more recognition from the masses. :P

#21 Posted by Young_Charter (19826 posts) -
#22 Posted by Wesrcks13 (1226 posts) -

[QUOTE="Wesrcks13"]

[QUOTE="Young_Charter"] Guess what game I got in my hands right now bro. . Young_Charter

:question:

Xenoblade :D

:o

Very nice! Xeno looks great.

#23 Posted by Young_Charter (19826 posts) -

[QUOTE="Young_Charter"][QUOTE="Wesrcks13"]

:question:

Wesrcks13

Xenoblade :D

:o

Very nice!

What I tell ya ? ;)
#24 Posted by soundcellx (976 posts) -

I am finishing up Super Mario RPG (got the supersuit and rare scarf).

Next I am going to go onto Xenoblade. I have tried Xenoblade before and I don't get the praise. Why is it praised so much when the combat isn't very good, like Xenogears and turn based / ATB JRPGs? Turn based JRPGs are the best. Anyhow, I only got a few hours into it before, does it get better? Also, I sure wish there were mechs in it like Xenogears.

#25 Posted by xGamePlayerx19 (378 posts) -

Like the thread, Ill be sure to visit here from time to time. Right now im catching up on some jrpgs that ive somehow missed. Currently playing Tales of the Abyss on 3ds and im almost done with it, what a great game really. Then i have Tales of Graces f, Tales of Vesperia and Eternal Sonata in my sights.

o yea, currently in the middle of Persona 4 Golden as well, but it was so good i kinda played the crap out of it and just have to take a break from it.

#26 Posted by Young_Charter (19826 posts) -

I am finishing up Super Mario RPG (got the supersuit and rare scarf).

Next I am going to go onto Xenoblade. I have tried Xenoblade before and I don't get the praise. Why is it praised so much when the combat isn't very good, like Xenogears and turn based / ATB JRPGs? Turn based JRPGs are the best. Anyhow, I only got a few hours into it before, does it get better? Also, I sure wish there were mechs in it like Xenogears.

soundcellx
Xenogears is a one of a kind. . Xenogears is worth your money man.
#27 Posted by Sokol4ever (6304 posts) -

Nice to see a person with that remembers Xenogears. :) Great topic, look forward contributing. 

#28 Posted by Young_Charter (19826 posts) -

Nice to see a person with that remembers Xenogears. :) Great topic, look forward contributing. 

Sokol4ever
Trust me, you have a nation here :D
#29 Posted by risako9 (840 posts) -

My personal favorite RPG.

#30 Posted by GD1551 (9155 posts) -

Nice thread, anyone here like the souls games?

#31 Posted by IdioticIcarus (2242 posts) -
Since this a place to talk about RPGs, how is Final Fantasy VIII? NA PSN is having a Final Fantasy sale, and I'm getting VI, VII, and IX, should I also get VIII for the sake of being complete? I was also thinking about getting the Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection for PSP, because I heard that version was really good. To many options.
#33 Posted by TREAL_Since (11946 posts) -
Ni No Kuni >>> Mass Effect
#34 Posted by IdioticIcarus (2242 posts) -

My personal favorite RPG.

risako9
I need to play through the Wild Arms series. I started this, but ended up breaking the disc and I never got around to playing it again.
#35 Posted by SolidTy (42017 posts) -

Nice thread, anyone here like the souls games?

GD1551

Hell to the yeah, I do! :P

#36 Posted by risako9 (840 posts) -

Ni No Kuni >>> Mass EffectTREAL_Since

 

What's Mass Effect?

#37 Posted by ristactionjakso (5664 posts) -

Nice thread, anyone here like the souls games?

GD1551

Ehh, I wouldn't consider them rpg's.

#38 Posted by ristactionjakso (5664 posts) -

[QUOTE="ristactionjakso"]

Seems as if you enjoy shorter games more. You should give Darksiders 1 a chance. I finished it in 19 hours. Held my interest until the end. I sorta get bored if a game drags on too, and DS1 worked just perfectly in game time.

Kravyn81

Perhaps. Although I would say I like the idea of long games, but I just don't have the time or will power to finish them. I think the only "long" RPG I finished was the first KotOR on Xbox which took me about forty or fifty hours if memory serves me correct.

Ya, back in the ps2 days, my most played rpg was Srar Ocean. I think I put about 120 + hours into it. On the GBA I put well over 160 hours into FF Tactics. I just don't have the patience for those games anymore either. Unless they have a good story and good combat.

#39 Posted by munkeypoo45 (3220 posts) -

dang i need to get back into playing some rpg's, specifically jrpg's. i have a long list of games to get. :( but ill eventually get and play them all. 

#40 Posted by soundcellx (976 posts) -

[QUOTE="GD1551"]

Nice thread, anyone here like the souls games?

ristactionjakso

Ehh, I wouldn't consider them rpg's.

leveling

stats

customization

side quests



So, ehh, you would be considered wrong.

Also, Demon's and Dark Souls are both the very best games within the last 6+ years. 

#41 Posted by whiskeystrike (12068 posts) -

[QUOTE="ristactionjakso"]

[QUOTE="GD1551"]

Nice thread, anyone here like the souls games?

soundcellx

Ehh, I wouldn't consider them rpg's.

leveling

stats

customization

side quests



So, ehh, you would be considered wrong.

Also, Demon's and Dark Souls are both the very best games within the last 6+ years. 

Those aren't what defines a RPG otherwise yearly CoD could be considered one

#42 Posted by soundcellx (976 posts) -

[QUOTE="soundcellx"]

[QUOTE="ristactionjakso"]Ehh, I wouldn't consider them rpg's.

whiskeystrike

leveling

stats

customization

side quests



So, ehh, you would be considered wrong.

Also, Demon's and Dark Souls are both the very best games within the last 6+ years. 

Those aren't what defines a RPG otherwise yearly CoD could be considered one


Oh, so in Clone of Duty games you have Hit Points now, I see....

If you're not qualified to speak on the matter, then don't.  

#43 Posted by Justforvisit (5047 posts) -

Recently loving Ni No Kuni and it's amazing soundtrack, as well as Guild Wars 2 and Dark Souls eating away all my time :D

Oh, and since this here is off topic as well:

THIIIIIS! IIIIS! AAASPAAARAAAAGHUUUUSSS!!!!!! (That was the correct movie quote, amirite?)

#44 Posted by whiskeystrike (12068 posts) -

Oh, so in Clone of Duty games you have Hit Points now, I see....

If you're not qualified to speak on the matter, then don't.  

soundcellx

All games use algorithms in their programming to determine various values ("stats"), ie, hit points, accuracy, speed, defense, attack, etc. The stats and upgrades that you speak of are inherent to a lot of genres, not RPGs. Trying to confine the genre into a neat little box is honestly silly at this point considering how mixed every genre is and the bastardization of the original meaning of RPG (ala pen and pager Dungeons and Dragons). What you consider an RPG is by every means constrictive due to linear storytelling.

Of course none of that degrades the worth of these games or how fun they are.

#45 Posted by CommanderShiro (21746 posts) -

My favorite rpg Dragon Quest VIII. Currently playing Ni no Kuni and enjoying it. PSN Store is having sale on the classic Final Fantasies, and I plan on buying all the ones I don't currently own. 

#46 Posted by ristactionjakso (5664 posts) -

[QUOTE="ristactionjakso"]

[QUOTE="GD1551"]

Nice thread, anyone here like the souls games?

soundcellx

Ehh, I wouldn't consider them rpg's.

leveling

stats

customization

side quests



So, ehh, you would be considered wrong.

Also, Demon's and Dark Souls are both the very best games within the last 6+ years. 

I wasn't trying to offend you, it's a rpg talking post. I was just pointing out that Dark Souls is more of a action game rather than a rpg. Glad you like the games.

#47 Posted by ryrulez (11602 posts) -

[QUOTE="ristactionjakso"]

[QUOTE="GD1551"]

Nice thread, anyone here like the souls games?

soundcellx

Ehh, I wouldn't consider them rpg's.

leveling

stats

customization

side quests



So, ehh, you would be considered wrong.

Also, Demon's and Dark Souls are both the very best games within the last 6+ years. 

So, it's a JRPG, yeah?
#48 Posted by whiskeystrike (12068 posts) -

Tales of Xillia is up for preorder through Amazon with a placeholder date of December 31.

Hoping it releases this summer