3 Indie JRPGS To Look Out For

BagoGames: The JRPG genre has a bright future ahead with long anticipated games getting ever-so-close to releasing like Final Fantasy XV, Persona 5, and Kingdom Hearts III. However, independent developers who grew up with the classic J-RPG titles are filling the void left by the big publishers which have left us waiting for a good JRPG for so many years. Here are three indie JRPG's to look out for over the next few months/years.

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Ajoyshop978d ago

So many subpar RPG's the last few years. Hoping the genre is about to get a major boost. Big fan of FF XV for sure. And indie's getting into the business? More power to them.

lockedongamer1978d ago

I agree with you. Most recent RPG's have been subpar, and if indies can generate new ideas while giving us a sense of nostalgia of what J-RPG's used to be like, that's great for the genre.

Clover904978d ago

I've never been big on RPGs, but I've had a blast with South Park and Child of Light. Final Fantasy XV can't come soon enough. And Y2K and Earthlick look pretty great.

kalkano978d ago

As a huge fan of JRPGs:

These games look terrible.

More accurately, I'm a huge fan of the style of JRPGs from the 90's to early 2000's. I'll never understand why the JRPG style changed into the modern crap we have now.

gangsta_red978d ago

I would have thought you would be at least interested in Soul Saga that seems to be more in line with older JRPG..or tactics type games.

I wish their was a renaissance in the indie scene for old school, 16-bit JRPG games like how indie games are going the whole pixel art 8-bit revival.

Would love to see more games in that style.

kalkano978d ago

The fact that they are mostly made as 8/16-bit games is a BIG part of the problem.

lockedongamer1978d ago (Edited 978d ago )

It's all a matter of opinion. I think these games look great. I'm someone who grew up with the PS2 J-RPG's in the 2000's.

Takwin978d ago

Look at Edge of Eternity, a recent Kickstarter success. It looks amazing.

kalkano978d ago

I wouldn't say "amazing". I'd say "respectable". I did back it, because there's clearly much more effort going into it than the vast majority of other JRPGs (which is pathetic, when you consider the small size of that team).

Spotie978d ago

It's like everything that isn't EXACTLY what you want just isn't worth your time.

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KryptoniteTail978d ago

These three games look good, especially Soul Saga, and two are hitting Vita which is awesome (Get onboard the Vita train, Earthlock!). Weird how jRPG is now synonymous with Action RPG though. Kingdom Hearts and FFXV are Japanese, yes, but Action and Turn-Based is what really separates RPGs to me. A true jRPG isn't guns blazing FFXV. Action RPGs are fine, they can co-exist but don't lump them together.

lockedongamer1978d ago

All three of these games are targeted for Wii U as well, which is cool.

Godmars290978d ago

I want to see Lost Ark as a SP title rather than an MMO.

GrubsterBeater978d ago

I want old-school RPGs like Suikoden, Grandia, and Chrono Trigger to come back. Hell, even a new Secret of Evermore would be nice. I just want RPGs to be like they used to...:

KryptoniteTail978d ago (Edited 978d ago )

Me too, man. RPG is one of the few genres getting worse with time, not better, each generation bringing more turds than gems. Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy Tactics, Parasite Eve, our glory days are behind us as we look forward to the rubbish our franchises became. FF is MMO and Action, Parasite Eve is a shooter, and Chrono doesn't even exist.

Why God.

GrubsterBeater978d ago (Edited 978d ago )

I agree 100 percent. What's funny is that my Super Nintendo and PS Vita (PSOne Classics) get more attention than my PS4. Hahaha. The only game I currently play on the PS4 is Bloodborne right now. I've been playing a lot of Suikoden II, Wild Arms, FF Tactics, Legend of Dragoon, Secret of Evermore, Secret of Mana, Super Mario RPG, and FFVI. What happened to the golden age if RPGs..... :(

Ajoyshop978d ago

Preach my friend haha. I know a lot of generations probably say their games or even music were better than the last. But ours were. The games you mentioned were my formative years. I look at what my nephew plays. All action games with limited stories and so much easier than what we had. I want to see a ff tactics 2 or (and I know this isn't RPG) a good resident evil game lol.

kalkano978d ago (Edited 978d ago )


Yeah, people have told me that the crap I see in modern games/movies is just a part of me getting older. But, I refuse to accept that. There's something more going on.

We've just hit a point in history where creativity and intelligence get crapped on, in order to pander to the lowest common denominator. Maybe that was always the goal, from the business perspective, but the internet finally made it doable.

The saddest part is, I can definitely see it having a negative impact on the intelligence of the next generation.

GrubsterBeater977d ago

I want more RPGs like the ones we had on SNES and PSOne. Games that had that sense of magic and wonder, and you just immersed yourself for hours in a game that made you feel for the characters anf story. The types of games that you would finally beat with a sense of accomplishment, wishing you never played it so that you could play it all over again like it was the first time.

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kalkano978d ago

YES, YES, YES! It doesn't even have to be games in those series' (though that would be awesome), just games LIKE those, at least. And, for the love of God, with a respectable budget, on console.

stormswrath978d ago

Secret of Evermore was such an awesome game. Loved it.