What are some strategy RPGs that have deep well thought out gameplay?

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#1 DoomNukem3D
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Looking for recs thank you very much :)

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#2  Edited By bussinrounds  Online
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@doomnukem3d said:

Looking for recs thank you very much :)

Jagged Alliance 2 and the 1.13 mod

X-Com: UFO Defense

King's Bounty

King of Dragon Pass

Celtic Tales: Balor of the Evil Eye

Master of Monsters & Dark Wizard on Sega Genesis /CD

Valkyria Chronicles

Romance of the Three Kingdoms X

Sengoku Rance

Those aren't bolded for any particular reason, btw.

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#3 Valgaav_219
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Valkyria Chronicles

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Err... Final Fantasy Tactics (PSP)? That game is tough

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@omegamaster: Played the original version. It was broken.

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Divinity: Original Sin II

Makai Senki Disgaea

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#7 Speeny
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Disgaea I'd say.

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@speeny: I've played the first one a long time ago. I remember it being fun and cute though I'm not sure about deep. Which entry is the best?

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@doomnukem3d: It can get fairly tactical. I played the first one but never completed it. RSM-HQ seems to be pretty knowledgeable on them.

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@speeny said:

@doomnukem3d: It can get fairly tactical. I played the first one but never completed it. RSM-HQ seems to be pretty knowledgeable on them.

Disgaea 3 is regarded as mechanically the best entry in the series, however it uses the engine same as the original three games. So it's all depending if the player can look past not using the HD engine from Disgaea 4+. Personally I really like its look, but the definitive version is locked to the PSVita so hope you have one of those. . (needs a Switch port)

My personal favorite is the new Refine game (remake of the first game) solely because I just love the original and this is the cleanest and best version to date. It's a nice place to start because while I love D3, it has a lot thrown at you and the more straight forward original game just seems more consistent with its pacing and tutorial structure. D3 is the deep end of the series. Also not many oddly like the cast of D3, while I'm quite the fan, but the original game has easily the best cast of characters.

But 4 and past that are good games as well, though they've tried simplifying aspects since D3 because it was asking too much from new players.

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#11 DoomNukem3D
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@RSM-HQ: So first has best story and characters, 3 has best gameplay?

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@doomnukem3d said:

@RSM-HQ: So first has best story and characters, 3 has best gameplay?

In few words. Yes.

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#13 DoomNukem3D
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@RSM-HQ: thanks

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@doomnukem3d: broken how ?

I have both the PSOne and PSP version and while the PSP as some fun animation it lag a lot in some places.

Otherwise I didn't felt like it was broken.

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@clefdefa: Its very easy to overpower with no effort because they chose to scale random battles but not mandatory ones. Theres a lot of set ups and classes that are easy to abuse and remove any effort. When they give you Cid you've practically won the game because hes so OP. In general it's just not a well thought out game. The roof of Riovanes castle is an especially egregious proof of this.

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@speeny said:

Disgaea I'd say.

This. A ton of fun stuff to do, and depending on how you play it, can be very tactical.

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legends of the cryptids

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#18  Edited By minishcapper
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I second Valkyria Chronicles 1. I'm a big fan of turn-based SRPGs from Japan and that one is the most innovative and fun I've played in years.