What is your favorite turn based / traditional JRPG of this gen?

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Poll What is your favorite turn based / traditional JRPG of this gen? (40 votes)

Persona 5 / Royal 35%
Dragon Quest 11 / S 15%
Final Fantasy 7R 13%
Ni No Kuni Remastered 3%
Ni No Kuni 2 0%
Persona 4 Golden PC 3%
Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition 3%
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 0%
Tales of Berseria 0%
Final Fantasy 15 0%
Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 1 0%
Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 2 5%
Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 3%
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE 0%
Kingdom Hearts 3 0%
Octopath Traveler 10%
Valkyria Chronicles HD 3%
Valkyria Chronicles 4 0%
Tales of Vesperia HD 3%
Other (specify) 8%

This was a great gen for JRPG fans. I know that JRPGs can include a wide variety of genres, but this poll is for turn based / traditional type games. So I'm excluding Dark Souls, and action games like Nier Automata. So which one is your favorite, SW? Out of this list, it's Final Fantasy 7R for me. While the combat has evolved to be more action oriented, it still has a turn based formula to it. It's exciting without being button spammy. I felt like they moved the series (and genre) forward with that. But I also appreciate traditional turn based like Persona and Dragon Quest 11, games I really enjoyed as well. Overall, just a really damn good gen for JRPGs!

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#1 adsparky
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It is somewhat weird, my favorite of those games would be Valkyria Chronicles Remaster just by basically being the same as the original which happens to be my favorite game of all time, but I have to go with Persona 5 Royal because for me Valkyria Chronicles will always be a PS3 game.

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#2 briguyb13
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Dragon Quest XI S followed by Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Tons of great JRPGs came out this gen.

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#3 Mozelleple112
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Final Fantasy VII: Remake. I will admit I have not played any other JRPG.

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#4 Archangel3371
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Right now I’d say Dragon Quest XI S Definitive Edition but the Xenoblade Chronicles games are definitely excellent as is Tales of Vesperia HD. Also really enjoyed Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts 3, and Tokyo Mirage Sessions. It has definitely been a great gen for JRPGs for sure.

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#5 R4gn4r0k
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I wanted to check out Ni No Kuni but still haven't.

I'm gonna say Valkyria Chronicles.

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#6 iambatman7986
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Dragon Quest XI. I tried persona 5 but man that game starts out slow. I loved Persona 4 golden so I thought I would love P5 too. I'll try it again and give it another shot.

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#7  Edited By sakaiXx
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This gen been pretty meh personally for JRPG with best game of this gen is Persona 4/4G from the PS2 era.

That said since I already played Persona 4 a few gens back I will pick Persona 5/ Royal for this gen. Yes I played both vanilla and Royal and yeah I personally think Persona 5 the worst of the 3 modern Persona games I still think its far better than the rest.

My number 2 & 3 is, Final Fantasy 7R and Trails of Cold Steel part 3.

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#8  Edited By Fedor
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In order

  • FF7R
  • P5
  • DQ11
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#9 Archangel3371
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I still need to play Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Persona 5 Royal. From everything that I’ve seen on FF7R though it looks amazing and could very well end up being my favourite. I also really enjoy the Persona games so P5R should be pretty high on my list as well.

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#10 Basinboy
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None of the FF games are traditional JRPGs, nor is KH. And P4G, Ni No Kuni, and others are from prior generations, which really leaves you little other option than to pick P5R.

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#11 Maroxad
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Dragon Quest 11 was the strongest jRPG of this gen. Oozed charm all over the place.

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#12 Renegade_Fury
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  1. Persona 5
  2. Valkyria Chronicles 4
  3. FFVII: Remake

All three were fantastic games.

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Persona 5

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#14 Magnum3000
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P4G P5R

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#15 SolidGame_basic  Online
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@Renegade_Fury said:
  1. Persona 5
  2. Valkyria Chronicles 4
  3. FFVII: Remake

All three were fantastic games.

Woah, Valkyria Chronicles 4 over Remake?! Time to download VC4 lmao.

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@Archangel3371 said:

I still need to play Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Persona 5 Royal. From everything that I’ve seen on FF7R though it looks amazing and could very well end up being my favourite. I also really enjoy the Persona games so P5R should be pretty high on my list as well.

Loved FF7 Remake. There's a little bit of filler in some parts, but overall, it was awesome. Persona 5 is a bit long, that was my only gripe at the time. But I can be impatient lol. Other than that, best gameplay in the series. As far as stories and characters, I like P4G more.

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Haven't played a single one worthwhile and skipped most.

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#18 deactivated-5f58f7bf5ecf3
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Persona 5. And it's not close.

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@SolidGame_basic said:
@Renegade_Fury said:
  1. Persona 5
  2. Valkyria Chronicles 4
  3. FFVII: Remake

All three were fantastic games.

Woah, Valkyria Chronicles 4 over Remake?! Time to download VC4 lmao.

lol, it was really hard to choose between the two since they're very different. Characters and story, FFVII: Remake trounces VC4, but VC4's battle system and numerous amount of missions is too much fun.

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#20 pmanden
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Persona 5 is king.

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#21 blueinheaven
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Trails of Cold Steel 2 (much better than 1 and I haven't played much of 3 yet).

Persona 5 was great when you got down to the combat but all the school stuff and boring mundane 'real life' shit bored me to tears, I had to stop playing.

FFXV is officially the worst FF ever.

Ni No Kuni 2 was a fantastic game, almost voted for that despite the obvious issues it had and still has. Very under-rated.

VC4 I have played and really liked but some new 'must play immediately' game must have come along because I ditched it and forgot to go back. Very good game though.

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#22 JasonOfA36
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No JRPG this gen has beat TLOH/Cold Steel and CS3/CS4 in terms of lore and world building, and is still my fave for this gen.

P5R close second.

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FF8.

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#24 jeezers
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Octopath

P5

Ni no Kuni 2

Still need to play dragon quest, im sure its great

KH3 was a dissapointment tbh

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#25  Edited By Litchie
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Dragon Quest 11 is the only one I've played. It was ok.

If this was a good gen for JRPGs, I guess I don't like JRPGs. Still really want to try Ni No Kuni Remastered, though.

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#26 WitIsWisdom
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Some of those options aren't turn based traditional RPG's. That said of the ones listed probably Octopath and DQ11.

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#27 xantufrog  Moderator
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For me, it's P4G followed by DQ11S, but Valkyria 4 is a solid entry too

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#28 Robbie23
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I would not call Ni No Kuni 2 turn based. The first game definitely is which is much better.

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#29  Edited By Ibacai
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Weird exclusions and claiming turn-based when you have a ton of ARPG’s in there.

Persona 5 gets might vote as I’m not done with the FFVII Remake. Lots of great games on the list though, hard to go wrong with them.