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#1 Posted by cosades2002 (25 posts) -

I have just started to get into jrpgs and I was wondering which ones are the best.

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#2 Posted by Dudersaper (32951 posts) -
PS2: Dragon Quest VII Persona 3FES Persona 4 .hack .hack//G.U. Digital Devil Saga & DDS2 Devil Summoner & DS2 Nocturne Tales of the Abyss Baroque (pretty underrated roguelike-ish JRPG) Valkyrie Profile 2 PS1: Thousand Arms Valkyrie Profile Parasite Eve Chrono Cross Chrono Trigger GBA: Golden Sun Golden Sun The Lost Age Phantasy Star II SNES: Chrono Trigger Final Fantasy VI
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#3 Posted by GamerNerdTalk (341 posts) -

This generation: Ni No Kuni, Demon's Souls and Final Fantasy XIII were pretty great.

However keeping in mind, the best JRPG's are on the PS2, PS1, and SNES.


Shadow Hearts is great, Persona 3 and 4, Eternal Poison, Shadow Hearts, Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2, Final Fantasy X, Chrono Cross... man the list goes on and on and on.

I highly Recomend Demon's Souls though. It is probably my favorite JRPG I have played in years and years.

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#4 Posted by sorashemhaz (25 posts) -
go and get every single final fantasy you can get, everything else fails big next to it
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#5 Posted by turtlethetaffer (18600 posts) -

Xenoblade is my top pic, although I also love Final Fantasy IV, V, and VI, Chrono Trigger, Pokemon games, Dragon Quest V, VI and IX and Radiant Historia. All these games are rgeat in their own way and worth playing for sure :)

Xenoblade is on Wii. final Fantasy IV is on DS and GBA, FFV and VI are on GBA, Chrono Trigger is on DS, Dragon Quest V, VI and IX are also on DS, as is Radiant Historia.

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#6 Posted by Liquid-San (25 posts) -

I have just started to get into jrpgs and I was wondering which ones are the best.


It mostly depends on what you are looking for, but I'd say Shin Megami Tensei games are the best. You should really look into them if you love a challenge and like playing games multiple times as they all, (or most of them at the very least), have alternate endings. Another thing, Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy are very good. Then there are games that do not have franchises such as The World Ends Wth You and others. I'd also like to mention that someone recommended .Hack// and while they have great stories, they are VERY EXPENSIVE AND RARE given the time they were released and the gameplay is pretty awful; it's just a button mashing fest so I can't say you should try to get it first.


EDIT: Oh! Before I forget, there's the Tales Franchise which spans multiple consoles and while I haven't played them all, I've heard Vesperia for 360 is good, while Tales of Symphonia is my favorite and Xillia looks like it'll be good as well. All in all, the franchise is a hit and miss for me since it's not that consistent as a series.