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#151 Posted by roboccs (6924 posts) -
So, I know this is the PS3 board, but I was wondering how you dudes felt about some of the Wii RPGs. There are a few that are unique to the system, and I was thinking about checking them out. Ones I'm interested in are Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Tales of Symphonia, Rune Factory, and Arc Rise Fantasia. Any input would be appreciated.MrSelf-Destruct
Arc Rise Fantasia is good, don't listen to the negative reviews. If you like traditional jrpgs and don't mind bad voice acting and grinding then you're in for a treat.
#152 Posted by MrSelf-Destruct (13127 posts) -
Ok, grabbed a handful of Wii RPGs: Tales of Symphonia (haven't tried it yet but loved Vesperia), Rune Factory - Frontier, Pandora's Tower, and Fragile Dreams. I popped them all in for a few minutes each to see what the atmosphere is like. So far, Fragile Dreams is what's got my attention. It's real dark and moody. I like it. Hopefully I'll have time to actually play these and eventually share my thoughts here. As for WRPGs, Path of Exile on the PC is pretty rad. It's a Diablo style dungeon crawler, but it has an active skill system like FFVII's materia and a passive skill system like FFX's sphere grid. Character building at its finest.
#153 Posted by MrSelf-Destruct (13127 posts) -
[QUOTE="MrSelf-Destruct"]So, I know this is the PS3 board, but I was wondering how you dudes felt about some of the Wii RPGs. There are a few that are unique to the system, and I was thinking about checking them out. Ones I'm interested in are Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Tales of Symphonia, Rune Factory, and Arc Rise Fantasia. Any input would be appreciated.roboccs
Arc Rise Fantasia is good, don't listen to the negative reviews. If you like traditional jrpgs and don't mind bad voice acting and grinding then you're in for a treat.

Sweet. I'll keep that in mind. Thanks. From the reviews I've watched, it seems the VO work is the only real drawback, which I'm fine with. So, I'm definitely keeping it on my radar. Got my hands full for now, though. :P
#154 Posted by Texas2089 (16442 posts) -

[QUOTE="Texas2089"][QUOTE="Young_Charter"] chill brah money aint easy lolwhiskeystrike

He got money, he just has this strict policy of not paying full price for games. This is one game where he needs to make an exception.

Can you turn off the little voices when they speak?

Yes you can. I do find it a bit annoying that they have a few repeated scripted lines that might sort of go with multiple situations instead of having the sections either fully voiced, or not voiced at all.
#155 Posted by Young_Charter (19841 posts) -
[QUOTE="Texas2089"][QUOTE="Young_Charter"][QUOTE="Texas2089"] BUY THE GAME ALREADY MANNNN

chill brah money aint easy lol

He got money, he just has this strict policy of not paying full price for games. This is one game where he needs to make an exception.

I ain't mad at em lol
#156 Posted by roboccs (6924 posts) -

Ok, grabbed a handful of Wii RPGs: Tales of Symphonia (haven't tried it yet but loved Vesperia)... MrSelf-Destruct

Have you played the original Tales of Symphonia on gamecube? If you haven't then I HIGHLY recommend it. Probably my second favorite RPG ever behind Final Fantasy VII. Plus, it'll help you enjoy ToS: Dawn of the New WOrld better as well.

#157 Posted by Young_Charter (19841 posts) -
Now that you think about it, the Wii actually did have a lot of hardcore JRPG's
#158 Posted by roboccs (6924 posts) -
Now that you think about it, the Wii actually did have a lot of hardcore JRPG's Young_Charter
Yeah, between the Wii and Gamecube there was a decent number of good jrpgs. Definitely a lot of hidden gems in there.
#159 Posted by Young_Charter (19841 posts) -
[QUOTE="Young_Charter"]Now that you think about it, the Wii actually did have a lot of hardcore JRPG's roboccs
Yeah, between the Wii and Gamecube there was a decent number of good jrpgs. Definitely a lot of hidden gems in there.

Hmmm.. Reasons to get a wii U if its backwards
#160 Posted by roboccs (6924 posts) -
[QUOTE="roboccs"][QUOTE="Young_Charter"]Now that you think about it, the Wii actually did have a lot of hardcore JRPG's Young_Charter
Yeah, between the Wii and Gamecube there was a decent number of good jrpgs. Definitely a lot of hidden gems in there.

Hmmm.. Reasons to get a wii U if its backwards

The Wii U does play Wii games perfectly. The only issue is the system turns into a Wii meaning the tablet controller shuts off and you have to use the old Wii controllers, sensor bar, etc. The Wii U does not play physical gamecube games. There are no controller ports and no memory card slots. Nintendo says they will eventually release gamecube games on their virtual console. I would not buy a Wii U if you just want to play it for the old games. You can get a Wii a lot cheaper.
#161 Posted by MrSelf-Destruct (13127 posts) -

[QUOTE="MrSelf-Destruct"]Ok, grabbed a handful of Wii RPGs: Tales of Symphonia (haven't tried it yet but loved Vesperia)... roboccs

Have you played the original Tales of Symphonia on gamecube? If you haven't then I HIGHLY recommend it. Probably my second favorite RPG ever behind Final Fantasy VII. Plus, it'll help you enjoy ToS: Dawn of the New WOrld better as well.

Ah, I didn't know about that one. Sounds awesome. Sucks that my Wii doesn't play GC games (its one of the 2011 models). I'll hold off on playing Dawn of the New World until I can find a way to play it. Thanks dude!
#162 Posted by Texas2089 (16442 posts) -
[QUOTE="roboccs"][QUOTE="Young_Charter"]Now that you think about it, the Wii actually did have a lot of hardcore JRPG's Young_Charter
Yeah, between the Wii and Gamecube there was a decent number of good jrpgs. Definitely a lot of hidden gems in there.

Hmmm.. Reasons to get a wii U if its backwards

Wii U is BC with Wii games but not GameCube. If backwards compatibility is your only reason for buying a Wii U though, then why bother spending all that money? Just buy a Wii instead for a whole lot cheaper.
#163 Posted by MrSelf-Destruct (13127 posts) -
Now that you think about it, the Wii actually did have a lot of hardcore JRPG's Young_Charter
It has a stack of them, most of which got pretty favorable reviews. I was surprised, honestly, because all I ever hear anyone talk about are the Mario and Zelda games for the most part.
#164 Posted by Texas2089 (16442 posts) -
[QUOTE="roboccs"]

[QUOTE="MrSelf-Destruct"]Ok, grabbed a handful of Wii RPGs: Tales of Symphonia (haven't tried it yet but loved Vesperia)... MrSelf-Destruct

Have you played the original Tales of Symphonia on gamecube? If you haven't then I HIGHLY recommend it. Probably my second favorite RPG ever behind Final Fantasy VII. Plus, it'll help you enjoy ToS: Dawn of the New WOrld better as well.

Ah, I didn't know about that one. Sounds awesome. Sucks that my Wii doesn't play GC games (its one of the 2011 models). I'll hold off on playing Dawn of the New World until I can find a way to play it. Thanks dude!

Dolphin is your friend ;)
#165 Posted by Young_Charter (19841 posts) -

[QUOTE="Young_Charter"]Now that you think about it, the Wii actually did have a lot of hardcore JRPG's MrSelf-Destruct
It has a stack of them, most of which got pretty favorable reviews. I was surprised, honestly, because all I ever hear anyone talk about are the Mario and Zelda games for the most part.

Its pretty genius for JRPG makers tho. In my opinion, now that I think about it, the Wii was a very good and cheap system to invest in for certain developers when it came to taking certain risks without loosing so much. 

#166 Posted by Texas2089 (16442 posts) -

[QUOTE="MrSelf-Destruct"][QUOTE="Young_Charter"]Now that you think about it, the Wii actually did have a lot of hardcore JRPG's Young_Charter

It has a stack of them, most of which got pretty favorable reviews. I was surprised, honestly, because all I ever hear anyone talk about are the Mario and Zelda games for the most part.

Its pretty genius for JRPG makers tho. In my opinion, now that I think about it, the Wii was a very good and cheap system to invest in for certain developers when it came to taking certain risks without loosing so much. 

I think you have the Wii confused with the Nintendo DS :P DS/3DS is a freaking JRPG house. PSP has a very large selection as well. The cheaper development costs and risk of loss versus reward are why so many JRPGs transitioned to handhelds instead of consoles this gen.
#167 Posted by roboccs (6924 posts) -

[QUOTE="MrSelf-Destruct"][QUOTE="Young_Charter"]Now that you think about it, the Wii actually did have a lot of hardcore JRPG's Young_Charter

It has a stack of them, most of which got pretty favorable reviews. I was surprised, honestly, because all I ever hear anyone talk about are the Mario and Zelda games for the most part.

Its pretty genius for JRPG makers tho. In my opinion, now that I think about it, the Wii was a very good and cheap system to invest in for certain developers when it came to taking certain risks without loosing so much.

Yeah, I was hoping this was going to be the case for the Wii (and now the Wii U) in general. I figured at least jrpg makers would be all for a cheaper development console to try out their games. It happened to a point but I was hoping for even more to be honest. I think devs were scared that even though the Wii had a big install base, most of those people people were ones who weren't buying jrpgs...

#168 Posted by Young_Charter (19841 posts) -
[QUOTE="Young_Charter"]

[QUOTE="MrSelf-Destruct"] It has a stack of them, most of which got pretty favorable reviews. I was surprised, honestly, because all I ever hear anyone talk about are the Mario and Zelda games for the most part.Texas2089

Its pretty genius for JRPG makers tho. In my opinion, now that I think about it, the Wii was a very good and cheap system to invest in for certain developers when it came to taking certain risks without loosing so much. 

I think you have the Wii confused with the Nintendo DS :P DS/3DS is a freaking JRPG house. PSP has a very large selection as well. The cheaper development costs and risk of loss versus reward are why so many JRPGs transitioned to handhelds instead of consoles this gen.

Shut up okay :lol:
#169 Posted by Young_Charter (19841 posts) -

[QUOTE="Young_Charter"]

[QUOTE="MrSelf-Destruct"] It has a stack of them, most of which got pretty favorable reviews. I was surprised, honestly, because all I ever hear anyone talk about are the Mario and Zelda games for the most part.roboccs

Its pretty genius for JRPG makers tho. In my opinion, now that I think about it, the Wii was a very good and cheap system to invest in for certain developers when it came to taking certain risks without loosing so much.

Yeah, I was hoping this was going to be the case for the Wii (and now the Wii U) in general. I figured at least jrpg makers would be all for a cheaper development console to try out their games. It happened to a point but I was hoping for even more to be honest. I think devs were scared that even though the Wii had a big install base, most of those people people were ones who weren't buying jrpgs...

Yeah. It seemed as if this gen murdered both the JRPG and Survival Horror market.
#170 Posted by roboccs (6924 posts) -

Yeah. It seemed as if this gen murdered both the JRPG and Survival Horror market. Young_Charter

My faith was restored a bit with Xenoblade and Last Story for the Wii and Ni No Kuni for PS3. I only played the demo of Ni No Kuni but it seems right up my alley.

Xenoblade is quite good. I haven't been able to devote the time to it that I would like but whenever I pick it up I get really engrossed in the game.

#171 Posted by MrSelf-Destruct (13127 posts) -
[QUOTE="MrSelf-Destruct"][QUOTE="roboccs"]

Have you played the original Tales of Symphonia on gamecube? If you haven't then I HIGHLY recommend it. Probably my second favorite RPG ever behind Final Fantasy VII. Plus, it'll help you enjoy ToS: Dawn of the New WOrld better as well.

Texas2089
Ah, I didn't know about that one. Sounds awesome. Sucks that my Wii doesn't play GC games (its one of the 2011 models). I'll hold off on playing Dawn of the New World until I can find a way to play it. Thanks dude!

Dolphin is your friend ;)

Well, yeah, I didn't wanna just come out and say it. :P
#172 Posted by Young_Charter (19841 posts) -

[QUOTE="Young_Charter"] Yeah. It seemed as if this gen murdered both the JRPG and Survival Horror market. roboccs

My faith was restored a bit with Xenoblade and Last Story for the Wii and Ni No Kuni for PS3. I only played the demo of Ni No Kuni but it seems right up my alley.

Xenoblade is quite good. I haven't been able to devote the time to it that I would like but whenever I pick it up I get really engrossed in the game.

Im thinking about selling xenoblade. I won't have time to play it. On top of that, I don't even have a wii. :lol:
#173 Posted by roboccs (6924 posts) -

[QUOTE="roboccs"]

[QUOTE="Young_Charter"] Yeah. It seemed as if this gen murdered both the JRPG and Survival Horror market. Young_Charter

My faith was restored a bit with Xenoblade and Last Story for the Wii and Ni No Kuni for PS3. I only played the demo of Ni No Kuni but it seems right up my alley.

Xenoblade is quite good. I haven't been able to devote the time to it that I would like but whenever I pick it up I get really engrossed in the game.

Im thinking about selling xenoblade. I won't have time to play it. On top of that, I don't even have a wii. :lol:

You can probably fetch a pretty penny for it. From what I'm reading it's getting harder to find.

#174 Posted by Young_Charter (19841 posts) -

[QUOTE="Young_Charter"][QUOTE="roboccs"]

My faith was restored a bit with Xenoblade and Last Story for the Wii and Ni No Kuni for PS3. I only played the demo of Ni No Kuni but it seems right up my alley.

Xenoblade is quite good. I haven't been able to devote the time to it that I would like but whenever I pick it up I get really engrossed in the game.

roboccs

Im thinking about selling xenoblade. I won't have time to play it. On top of that, I don't even have a wii. :lol:

You can probably fetch a pretty penny for it. From what I'm reading it's getting harder to find.

I thought about holding on to it just because of that right there. It was a Gamestop exclusive retail product. Im telling you man, I can't wait to get a car so I could go to flee markets and search for rare quality titles.
#176 Posted by yokofox33 (29345 posts) -

My friend bought 6 brand new copies of Xenoblade and made me sell them on Ebay for him. The last 4 copies sold for 130 bucks... I kinda want to punch my friend.

Also, anyone play White Knight Chronicles 2? I played the first and see the 2nd one is cheap as hell now. Is it worth it? I know you get both games, so that's pretty neat.

#177 Posted by 01_855403 (1003 posts) -
Hearing lots of SMT soundtracks lately, so please ATLUS, Digital Devil Saga 3 on PlayStation "4"!
#178 Posted by Young_Charter (19841 posts) -

My friend bought 6 brand new copies of Xenoblade and made me sell them on Ebay for him. The last 4 copies sold for 130 bucks... I kinda want to punch my friend.

Also, anyone play White Knight Chronicles 2? I played the first and see the 2nd one is cheap as hell now. Is it worth it? I know you get both games, so that's pretty neat.

yokofox33
I thought about getting it. I thought you had WKC2 already.
#179 Posted by Texas2089 (16442 posts) -
Hearing lots of SMT soundtracks lately, so please ATLUS, Digital Devil Saga 3 on PlayStation "4"!01_855403
I really need to get around to DDS. I've had the first game for almost 3 years and just never got around to it. I had planned on playing through both games last summer but I decided to replay P3 Fes instead :P Shoji Meguro is one of my favorite composers though. SMT games have some amazing soundtracks.
#180 Posted by whiskeystrike (12068 posts) -

Fire Emblem: Awakening is legit greatness. So many subtle little changes here and there and fantastic production values. I'll be really surprised if this isn't the highest selling Fire Emblem to release.

#181 Posted by Texas2089 (16442 posts) -

Fire Emblem: Awakening is legit greatness. So many subtle little changes here and there and fantastic production values. I'll be really surprised if this isn't the highest selling Fire Emblem to release.

whiskeystrike
If Nintendo didn't totally screw up with their shipments it would probably easily be the highest selling one. There is just not nearly enough supply to meet the demand right now. Maybe it'll be the best selling overall game in the series once they can get more copies shipped out, but idk about if it'll have the most at release.
#182 Posted by whiskeystrike (12068 posts) -

My tactician in Fire Emblem

RIXo80v.jpg

Tried as close as I could to get it to Saber from Fate Zero

saberop02.jpg

#183 Posted by whiskeystrike (12068 posts) -

Random OST shoutout - Persona 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI6Ee5VNf4A

#184 Posted by whiskeystrike (12068 posts) -

And another one

The Last Story

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOJuMhtH9ZQ

Sometimes I think I enjoy the music of games more than the actual games themselves

#185 Posted by Young_Charter (19841 posts) -

My tactician in Fire Emblem

RIXo80v.jpg

Tried as close as I could to get it to Saber from Fate Zero

saberop02.jpg

whiskeystrike
You make this anime sound so friggin' hawt.
#186 Posted by roboccs (6924 posts) -

And another one

The Last Story

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOJuMhtH9ZQ

Sometimes I think I enjoy the music of games more than the actual games themselves

whiskeystrike

I have been feeling that way too. While I'm working I will go to a few different RPG playlists on the youtube and get all pumped up to play some RPGs next time I get the chance. Then when I get a chance to play a lot of times I'll do something else or it doesn't live up to the glory of the music :?

Speaking of Last Story, I haven't played it in almost a month probably. I need to jump in to that again when I get a chance. I have too much on my plate right now...

#187 Posted by Young_Charter (19841 posts) -
I plan on getting JRPG's I have yet to enjoy as a collection and play them later on. Like Nis America titles like Disgaea 3. I friggin loved that game until my PS3 lost the memory. :( that and Valkryia Chronicles along with Fallout 3. I'm ready to enjoy them all again tho.
#188 Posted by Young_Charter (19841 posts) -
News update guys. Just the first page. third or fourth post (The Network)
#189 Posted by Terrencec06 (3447 posts) -

So, I'll be honest. I have never been the one to play RPG since Poke'mon. I was looking for a RPG to get into. Right now FF VII and FF IX are on sale. I will probably be playing it on my Vita. So which one and Why? Thx

#190 Posted by Jak-25 (2490 posts) -

Should I buy Final Fantasy IX from the PSN store?

#191 Posted by Texas2089 (16442 posts) -
The end of Chapter 9 in Fire Emblem: Awakening :o
#192 Posted by Texas2089 (16442 posts) -

So, I'll be honest. I have never been the one to play RPG since Poke'mon. I was looking for a RPG to get into. Right now FF VII and FF IX are on sale. I will probably be playing it on my Vita. So which one and Why? Thx

Terrencec06
Both :P If I had to pick one I'd probably tell you IX because it's a bit newer and the materia system in FFVII might be a bit cumbersome for you.
#193 Posted by Texas2089 (16442 posts) -

Should I buy Final Fantasy IX from the PSN store?

Jak-25
Yes.
#194 Posted by MrSelf-Destruct (13127 posts) -
the materia system in FFVII might be a bit cumbersome Texas2089
You take that back, heathen! :twisted:
#195 Posted by whiskeystrike (12068 posts) -

If you never played them before FFIX is the one to go for, it has aged quite a well.

#196 Posted by roboccs (6924 posts) -
You can't go wrong with either game, they are both awesome. They are actually both a great way to get back in to RPGs too... neither has a very complicated combat or leveling system but they can get deep if you want them to be. I never thought the materia system was that cumbersome other than switching them around to different characters from time to time. If anything, the system is pretty simple.
#197 Posted by roboccs (6924 posts) -
Come to think about it, I wish the Final Fantasy series would go back to a simple yet flexible leveling and character building system like back in the FF6 or FF7 days... enough of the Crystarium branches and license points and these convoluted trees.
#198 Posted by Young_Charter (19841 posts) -

Should I buy Final Fantasy IX from the PSN store?

Jak-25
Get a regular copy if you can bro.
#199 Posted by Texas2089 (16442 posts) -
[QUOTE="Texas2089"] the materia system in FFVII might be a bit cumbersome MrSelf-Destruct
You take that back, heathen! :twisted:

For someone who doesn't typically play those kinds of games it could be. I personally had no problem with it but he might. Now the Junction system from FFVIII on the other hand.... steer clear of that one :P
#200 Posted by roboccs (6924 posts) -
Final Fantasy 4 deserves more love. That was the first RPG I ever played, I didn't play it until like 2004 or 2005 on the GBA. It was my gateway RPG and still one of my favorites. I have the SNES version on my Wii virtual console and I've been playing it a little here and there for the fun of it (which makes no sense because I have a huge backlog of rpgs that I have yet to finish). I played it some last night because I had a little time to kill and I always remember how great the game is when I play it. I'm early on right now, I'm at Mount Hobs. Great game.