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Submitted by Patashnik 522d ago | article

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. (Eternal Sonata, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Nier, Nintendo DS, PS3, PSP, Tales of Graces F, Tales of Vesperia, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, The World Ends With Ends, Wii, Xbox 360, Xenoblade Chronicles)

DivineAssault  +   523d ago
I loved Tales of Vesperia.. Valkyria Chronicles was awesome too..
Reverent  +   522d ago
I feel like such a nerd for being as obsessed with JRPG's, anime, and all that stuff as I am lol.
Greyslash  +   522d 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  +   522d 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..
Persistantthug  +   522d ago
Valkyria Chronicles was great....but
It's not a JRPG.
Kalowest  +   522d ago
Its a "SRPG" that's made in Japan, so technically it is, lol.
knifefight  +   522d ago
Yeah it is.
One of the best, too.
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False-Patriot  +   522d ago
No, Valkyria Chronicles is JRPG. If it isn't, then Xenoblade is not JRPG too.
Persistantthug  +   522d ago
I believe Valkyria Chronicles is more of a strategy game.
Just sayin.

And I'm Still waiting for Valkyria Chronicles 2 and 3 on the PS3. (f'in Sega)
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Hicken  +   522d 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.
animegamingnerd  +   522d 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.
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BanBrother  +   522d 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!!
Blank  +   522d ago
IMHO I feel a large gap in that list persona 4 golden can easily fill!
knifefight  +   522d 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_lee  +   522d 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.
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TongkatAli  +   522d ago
Persona 4 Golden is so epic. It was my first experience with that game and it was the Vita version : )
Kalowest  +   522d ago
WTF... Where's Lost Odyssey?
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Bimkoblerutso  +   522d 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.
xGrunty  +   522d ago
Radiant Historia should be on this list. Still nice to see some great games on this list though.
BranWheatKillah  +   522d ago
I am shocked and delighted to see Tales of Vesperia, which would also be my choice, is number one.
Magnus  +   522d ago
Ar Tonelico 3, Hyper Dimension Neptunia, should have been added to that list as well.
Chrono  +   522d ago
No Dragon Quest IX...?
haymoza  +   522d ago
Is that Kidd from Chrono Cross?
Bimkoblerutso  +   522d ago
That's Estelle from Trails in the Sky.

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