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The best JRPG's of this generation

Ni No Kuni may have re-sparked interest - but quality JRPGs never really went away. Rice Digital round up this generation's finest entries in the genre.

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DivineAssault 1258d ago

I loved Tales of Vesperia.. Valkyria Chronicles was awesome too..

Reverent1257d ago

I feel like such a nerd for being as obsessed with JRPG's, anime, and all that stuff as I am lol.

Greyslash1257d ago

Well, I mean, it's nothing to be ashamed about, if I'm not playing games or watching anime at home, I'm somewhere reading manga/comics or playing a handheld. It's good to be a nerd.

DivineAssault 1257d ago

i too must be a nerd then cuz i love them.. Matter of fact, its probably my favorite genre of games.. action/adventure is a close 2nd..

Kalowest1257d ago

Its a "SRPG" that's made in Japan, so technically it is, lol.

knifefight1257d ago (Edited 1257d ago )

Yeah it is.
One of the best, too.

False-Patriot1257d ago

No, Valkyria Chronicles is JRPG. If it isn't, then Xenoblade is not JRPG too.

Persistantthug1257d ago (Edited 1257d ago )

Just sayin.

And I'm Still waiting for Valkyria Chronicles 2 and 3 on the PS3. (f'in Sega)

Hicken1257d ago

Being strategic doesn't stop it from being a JRPG. The FFT games are STILL JRPGs.

Vagrant Story, Nier, Final Fantasy VII, Valkyrie Profile, Tales of the Abyss, Ni no Kuni, Monster Hunter, Pokemon. All VERY different, ALL JRPGS. The Top 10 list, itself, proves just how different games within the same genre can be. I mean, how much does TWEWY have in common with Resonance of Fate?

Hell, I don't think the Souls games are JRPGs, as they have a decidedly Western feel to them.

Not a bad list, overall. I don't know if I'd have the same order, but I'm having a hard time saying any of the games listed don't belong. Maybe stick a Disgaea in there in lieu of one of the Tales games? Lost Odyssey is missing, though.

animegamingnerd1257d ago (Edited 1257d ago )

that is a hard i really loved xneoblade, last story, and tales of graces f equally but i have yet to play tales of veseperia, valkyria chronicles, ni no kuni and lost odyssey.

BanBrother1257d ago

Have not played Valkyria Chronicles :(
Tales of Vesperia, Ni No Kuni and Lost Odyssey are some of the best. Pretty amazing.

Is it just me or do fans of JRPG's seem more mature? I'm not saying other people are immature, not playing that card, but I just find the comment sections for JRPG related stuff is usually more civil than anything else. Could also be that most people I know that play JRPG started years ago.

A lot of new gamers miss ojt on this stuff, as they probably think of 'Skyrim' when some mentions RPG.

P.S: I just beat Enchanted Arms again today. It isn't the best JRPG, but I really love some parts of it. I heard the English voices for like 10 seconds and I literally quit'out of the game so I could change it.......DAMN YOU MAKATO!!

Blank1257d ago

IMHO I feel a large gap in that list persona 4 golden can easily fill!

knifefight1257d ago

Probably not on there because it's a port from last generation.

Granted, Trails in the Sky is a port too, but NA didn't get the original version of Trails so a lot of people don't know that.

izumo_lee1257d ago (Edited 1257d ago )

Really enjoyed Legend of Heroes for the PSP/Vita, hope they localize the new one as well. Ni no Kuni was a welcome surprise for tradionalist in the genre. Persona 4 showed that a great game will always be a great game no matter how old it is.

For me personally i had a lot of fun with the lesser known JRPGs like the Neptunia's, Agarest Wars, Atelier series, stuff like that. The big names like Tales of Graces & Disgaeas were also great.

Hopefully next gen we will continue to see a lot more JRPGs & be at least revelant to be on sales charts more often like they use to be.

TongkatAli1257d ago

Persona 4 Golden is so epic. It was my first experience with that game and it was the Vita version : )

Kalowest1257d ago (Edited 1257d ago )

WTF... Where's Lost Odyssey?

Bimkoblerutso1257d ago

Yeah, definitely needs to be pretty far up there. Also I loved the Tales games, but I think I'd move them a little ways down the list next to some of those other selections. Xenoblade, Ni No Kuni, The World Ends With You, and Valkyria Chronicles were just...so damned good.

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