Game Idealist's top five of the best console JRPGs developed by tri-Ace.
Resonance of Fate was excellent. They should make a second part. Its so underrated.
Still need to beat Star OCean 1&2 for my PSP.
I just recently played through SO1 and SO2 for PSP and am currently playing SO3 for PS2, and so far my favorite was SO2: Second Evolution. The problem with the series is that new players don't really understand how important Private Actions are to not only the tons of different endings, but the story becomes FAR deeper because they give much more context/history/etc to the main plot.
I agree I enjoyed RoF, shame we seem to have been the minority though.
They haven't made a proper game for console since Resonance of fate....
My favorite is Radiata Stories by far
who the hell would down vote radiata stories? that was an excellent rpg! i know this is the age of "remasters", so thats what they should do lol.
I sure wish that Resonance of Fate got a second chance. So much potential.
Star Ocean 3 has no business being on that list.
Star ocean the second story. Classic.
I could never get into the Star Ocean games. Played one on PSX and another on PS3, and it just wasn't it. Valkyrie Profile games are one of my favourite series, even now. Resonance of Fate, ehh, it was missing that something. Don't get me wrong, the combat was nice and action, but just... not it.
I wish they would make Valkyrie Profile Hrist already! I love the series... After renting the PS1 version, i decided to keep it & not take it back because of how rare it was & only paid the video store $10... XD Star ocean 2nd story was so cheesy that i loved it.. You need to spend about 8hrs to actually see how awesome it really is.. Cheesy voice work will make you lol
Tri-Ace is not making games anymore, because they've been aquired by another company, sadly. RoF is a game i would've like to see a sequel to personally.
Really?! Do you have a source? Where did you read this?! That makes me sad!
Resonance of fate needs a sequel!!! It was awesome! Is awesome Come on sega and tri ace! :(
Resonance of Fate was an experimental game that ultimately buckled under its interesting yet complex battle system. I really enjoyed it, but wow is it niche.
Yeah the battle and hex system were something else, shame it didn't quite work but I still enjoyed the game.
I thought they were going to make more RoF games. I mean, The main characters appeared as mascots of sorts In the 3ds game project x zone. Also I remember reading somewhere they own it for like 10 years. Since first game came in 2010 it has 5 years left. That game was over shadowed by final fantasy 13. RoF was wayyyyt better than ff13 it deserved 13's attention. :(
Silmeria was so dissapointing to me... just a shadow of the original.
yep.. The only good part was the end when you got everyone on your team
Stopped reading at "STAR OCEAN: TILL THE END OF TIME". It was the most unbalanced RPG I ever played (hard enemies could give you 0 exp - yes, zero - if you didn't have the exp multiplyer bonus activated, what was kind of hard to get and easy to lose). And don't get me started on the plot twist.
SO2 one of the greatest RPGS ever made.
I thought the plot twist in Til The End of Time was the biggest, most single awesome thing about the SO series. Honestly, it not really a twist if you pay attention to the reoccurring tone that is in every SO game.
Unfortunately Tri-Ace isn't in the business of game making anymore, considering someo other company aquired them to work on other things instead.
I'm still searching for a JRPG that doesn't make me bend over and barf. There has to be one without a spikey haired teenagers save the world garbage, because I hate that crap.
There are quite a few such titles. You're just too busy being judgmental and willfully ignorant to notice them. Lost Odyssey immediately springs to mind. And though they're teens, they don't have spiky hair or save the world(just their hometown) in Persona 4. No teens at all in Xenosaga or Xenogears, for that matter. Roughly a third of the cast(just guessing, but there's a huge number of characters) of the .hack games are actually in their twenties or older. In FFXII, the teens really take a back seat, and they only save one country, not the whole world. Do I have to keep going?
And how many of those are on the PS4??
First: You didn't ask or in any way intimate that it was restricted to one console, certainly not one you frequently criticize. Second: Not one of the games on this list is on PS4, so no one respond to you with just that one console in mind, as it would be stupid to assume you were talking about that. Care to try again?
So it's judgemental to hate spikey haired teenagers? Thats ironic considering that some JRPGs are just straight up racist. I still shake my head everytime I see Sazh. Lets face it, JRPGs are not for everyone, and the character designs can be rather divisive. If you're not OK with the main characters looking like a bunch of J-pop boys band rejects then the genre is not for you. But you should try to stomach the character designs if you can, there are some JRPGs that are well worth it.
No. It's judgmental to assume every JRPG is replete with "spikey haired teenagers save the world garbage." Just like it is for you to generalize the casts as "a bunch of J-pop boys band rejects." Both of these ignore the many, MANY games that don't fall into that category, and it's most certainly intentional. Meh, dunno why I'm wasting my time. Some people just WANT things to be a certain way, and will view them as such, regardless of reality.
And when did you specify PS4 only?
Where's RADIATA STORIES :(
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