JRPG General - /jrpg/

askme
askme

So now that JRPG are making a comeback, I decided to start new JRPG generals.

Hopefully, autism won't kill these threads anymore.

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Evilember
Evilember

not using my devil slime edit

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BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Dragon Quest sucks.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Alliance Alive cia/titlekey where

likme
likme

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Methshot
Methshot

What info should (possible) future OP posts contain?

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hairygrape
hairygrape

Recent JRPG releases (within the last month or so) and upcoming JRPG releases.

RumChicken
RumChicken

But why

TITS SC WHEN

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WebTool
WebTool

I don't even remember what we used to have. Hell does the current archive even go back to when old jrpgg existed?

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

We could use this thread to designing such an OP post. But something tells me the regulars of Veeky Forums don't care.

Here's what I got so far:
JRPG GENERAL - /jrpg/
Link to previous thread
"What is /JRPG/?" description
Pastebin of must play JRPGs
Recent News of any JPRG at the moment.

happy_sad
happy_sad

Last time these threads were active, we were all shitting on Tales of Zestiria

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Is that why they died?

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

It was a combination of spammers, shitposting, and all the popular series getting split off into their own generals

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Literally the only good new JRPG that has come out in recent years is Ni No Kuni 2. This general is dead.

massdebater
massdebater

It helped them live. The real reason they died is that shitposting won out over discussion.

Skullbone
Skullbone

tfw you willl never EVER see a dragon quest general

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Need_TLC
Need_TLC

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DeathDog
DeathDog

A comfy thread on /v/ now and then is all I hope for. The threads today made me miss the commiserating threads a little though.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

あっちにいけ、デキナイちゃん!

I'm glad that XI is coming to Steam but there are gonna be so many shitposters coming

Snarelure
Snarelure

Yeah, Steambabbies were a mistake

Emberburn
Emberburn

And sfw porn. So much porn.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Safe for work porn?

Inmate
Inmate

He actually did it
Maybe an update/re-hauled version of this.

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StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Godddamit I meant sfm.

Soft_member
Soft_member

I made a few. No one posted in them becaus "we have a perfectly good JRPG general fucker!" Then you go to JRPG general "stop talking about Dragon Quest you fag! Generic crap!" and everyone goes back to obsessing over Tales of whatever.

Skullbone
Skullbone

cant talk about anything ever because there are general for them, even Falcom games now
lel

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

We can vote on what games to add.
The few that come to mind are:
Nier Automata
Persona 5
FFXV
SMT 4
The Legend of Heroes: Trails Of Cold Steel
Tales of Berseria

idontknow
idontknow

So now that JRPG are making a comeback
But they never declined. The only thing that declined was Final Fantasy. The rest of the JRPG market chugged along like usual. JRPGs even got more western support over the last decade.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

OP saw everyone getting hyped over Dragon Quest today and thought, "oh shit JRPGs are making a come back"

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Final Fantasy never declined, XV is the fastest selling game in the franchise

Point is, games like Persona, SMT, Nier, Xenoblade are finding big success in the west

Emberfire
Emberfire

I'd still argue that JRPGs aren't "making a comeback." They are just getting more popular.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

how is NieR a RPG though?

massdebater
massdebater

After the obscure PS3/360 era, I think they are.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Final Fantasy never declined, XV is the fastest selling game in the franchise
For the first month. But lifetime sales are going to be much smaller than games like FFVII, X and XIII.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

XV has legs so I'm expecting 9-10 million sales

Evilember
Evilember

Wada expected the same thing for FFXIII.

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Illusionz
Illusionz

XV has legs
The game has been out for fucking 16 months and 90% of its sales were in the first month. Are you insane or just looking for You's?

Spamalot
Spamalot

Baten Kaitos didn't deserve to die for Xenoshit

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Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

As usual, charts are stupid. Missing tons of DQ games, missing Suikoden I and III, yet lists half the FF series. Might as well just say "all of DQ, FF and Suikoden."

Methnerd
Methnerd

The re-release of the Royal Edition plus the PC port will make it reach 9-10 million copies

happy_sad
happy_sad

[citation of PC sales needed FFXV Kun]

Methnerd
Methnerd

don't spoil yourselves before you buy my game

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Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

It's getting very positive reviews and if I recall correctly, it's one of the top sellers

farquit
farquit

I've already spoiled you quite a bit, if you know what I mean, heh heh.

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ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Too late. I couldn't pass up the chance to follow a ton of artists on Twitter and things naturally got spoiled. I don't mind though. Spoilers don't negatively impact my enjoyment of things.
Fair warning to other anons, I've seen plenty of untagged spoilers in /v/ DQ threads as well, and it's still happening.

StonedTime
StonedTime

spoilers: your waifu is a sloot

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Camus -> Erik

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lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Greg -> Hendrik
Senya -> Serena
Emma -> Gemma

whereismyname
whereismyname

people get this annoyed about one characters name change
totally defended Barbara -> Ashlynn or Flora -> Nera

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massdebater
massdebater

Why the fuck did they just add a G? Goddammit Square.

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Firespawn
Firespawn

Because few people complained about the last 15 years of edits. So SquareEnix thinks they're doing something positive. Of course, they never listen to fans so complaining wouldn't have mattered.

StonedTime
StonedTime

"Yeah that's right, Mhoe."

Playboyize
Playboyize

"Emma" is far too plain a name for peasant girl. She should have an Italian name based on the word for "jewel"!

takes2long
takes2long

Gemma is actually a fairly common name in Britain It was the 3rd most popular in 1984.

Doesn't excuse changing it but it's not like it's an obscure snowflake name.

girlDog
girlDog

Lunafrena -> Lunafreya

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Anyone trying anything obscure? What do you think of it?

I'm playing pic related. It's okay.

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PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

TOO GUST!

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

No. After years of avoiding it, I started playing FFXIII. And with zero expectations, I ended up liking it more than I expected.

Emberburn
Emberburn

XIII? Why?

SniperWish
SniperWish

Why what? Why did I play it? Because I had it sitting in my steam account for years and never got around to it. And because I wanted a mindless game to play. And to see if it was really as bad as people claimed, since I seem to have a history of liking the FF games the fanbase hates (especially VIII).

askme
askme

It's not nearly as bad as /v/ makes it out to be. Bandwagon effect in full effect. It's top 6 for me. I still have the other 2 to play, though. I put XIII-2 on hiatus a while back, and I haven't gotten back to it.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Did I timewarp to the 90s?

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

No, arbitrary name changes are still present in plenty of localized games nowadays. They never went away.

farquit
farquit

The DQ translations are far worse now than back in the 90s.

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Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

How can they be worse now?

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

There's a lot more text to change.

Inmate
Inmate

Old translations were done quickly and straight, came of as a little stilted and dry. The new translations take months if not years and alter as much as possible and come off as cheesy or worse.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

I haven't played a JRPG in a long time but I was looking at Ni No Kuni 2 and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and they both look pretty interesting. For a newcomer, which one of these would be best if I don't mind farming/grinding/min-maxing?

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Yeah after years of hearing about how it's the worst shit ever I went into the game with low expectations. I was pleasantly surprised. The game is actually pretty decent when it finally opens up. The problem is it takes forever to open up. I legitimately like the sequel and I haven't played Lightning Returns yet but I have an unopened copy on my game shelf. Maybe that will be my next project.

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PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Pretty much. Once I got to chapter 7, it suddenly became great. You actually get a payoff for all the stalling and "woe is me l'cie" babble. The game probably would have been fine in chapter 1-6 if they just delivered the context better.

askme
askme

Ni no Kuni 2 definitely

likme
likme

which game would be best if I don't mind either one having this specific aspect?
Your taste is way too vague for anyone to answer this well. Why does each one look interesting to you? What kind of experience would you prefer to have?

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Xenoblade looks interesting to me purely because of visuals, and I heard something about a lot of blades to collect and I love collecting things. Ive
heard Ni No Kuni has a lot of different mechanics that you can sink a lot of time into individually. I also worded it poorly. The aspects I pointed out are the aspects that I greatly enjoy

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Collecting blades in XBC2 is comprised of a handful of sudequests for a select few of them, and a gacha for the rest. The gacha requires you to grind for a currency which you then spend for a small random chance of getting the blade, like a lottery where 99% of the time you get shit instead of what you want.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Oh shit fuck that then. Does NNK2 have a decent enemy or equipment variety?

Soft_member
Soft_member

There's a ton of equipment. You get a piece of equipment in almost every battle they come in different qualities with slightly different stats/effects. The enemy vareity is not very good; there is a relatively small pool of enemy types that are repeatedly re-skinned. NNK2 has simplistic combat and it has been widely accused of being too easy, leading many players to create the challenge for themselves by avoiding grinding, seeking out enemies of a higher level, or modding the game. I wouldn't say the combat is a strong point, though I don't find it unbearable nor think it ruins the game, but unfortunately the lack of difficulty makes the masses of equipment not very important.
Honestly, if good combat is a priority for you, I don't think NNK2 or XBC2 will meet your needs.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Ah okay. What, then, do you feel is the greatest appeal of both games in regards to gameplay mechanics?

Emberfire
Emberfire

Not him but I like switching blades in XBC2. I haven't gotten around to NNK2 yet

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Why not call it ni no kino 2 instead

Snarelure
Snarelure

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WebTool
WebTool

Is Chrono Cross actually a bad game or is it just a meme?

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Gigastrength
Gigastrength

There's a reason it's known around the world as chrono bore.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

How's the gameplay? I'm going in blind

WebTool
WebTool

JRPG are making a comeback
what? A comeback from what?

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

I just finished Dragon Quest I, II and III and I can safely say that III is overrated, I is a much more memorable and satisfying game to play and II is utter shit.

King_Martha
King_Martha

Nah, it's just Chrono Trigger fans being (chrono) triggered by some stuff that happens to their favorite characters in the sequel.
The game is legit good, with an amazing soundtrack.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

I think this should tell you enough about the OP

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