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The beginner's guide to JRPGs

So if you want to get into JRPGs but you've never so much as touched a Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest before, how do you know where to start? How do you know where to spend your time? How can you differentiate between silly tedium and fantastic adventures?

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jacksonmichael2397d ago

So... From the Tales series, they suggest Vesperia - yeah, I can agree there - and Phantasia. How can you bring up the Tales series and not mention Symphonia? On a related note, please buy the Abyss remake and Graces f. I really want Xillia...

iamtehpwn2397d ago (Edited 2397d ago )

In my opinion the best game to start someone out on JRPG's is Final Fantasy X.
It is a very easy game to play through and understand. It's not so old that the graphics make it hard to get involved (In fact, it still holds up by today's standard pretty well), it's voiced over, and is very addicting, and it's very user friendly.

Also, with it being remastered PS3 and Vita only makes the offer sweeter.

_Aarix_2397d ago

But if youre that new to jrpgs i would start with lost odyssey definately.

Matrix2k2397d ago (Edited 2397d ago )

Theres too many even this year to recommend.

Frontier Gate
The Little Battlers
Growlanser IV: Over Reloaded
Grand Knights History
last story
Earth Seeker
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
nora
atelier memeru
tales of Xillia
monster hunter 3g
pokemon black white
radiant historia
dragon quest vi
persona IS
tactics ogre
ff type zero
ff 13-2
dq joker 2 professional
rocket slime 3
7th dragon 2
legend of heroes blue
disgaea 4
devil survivor 2
tale of the last promise
valkyria chronicles 3
gloria union
gungir
Rexx

AT LEAST...........I mean sweet god

I mean what a year.........a year when systems are rotating out no less

Chrono2397d ago

Most of them are in Japanese only.

Matrix2k2397d ago (Edited 2397d ago )

irrelevant for the hardest core of us

Hell next year is already starting ridiculous with known titles like

kingdom hearts
paper mario
shining srpg
suikoden
bravely default
dq monsters 1 remake
fire emblem

guitar_nerd_232397d ago

to your comment undernearth-

Can you read Japanese or do you feel your way through?

I tried importing the Last Story but couldn't hack going to and from an FAQ every two seconds to figure out what was going on.

I'd love to learn japanese- it's really sad but I always end up more excited for a jRPG if the first trailer I see is Japanese :S

Matrix2k2397d ago (Edited 2397d ago )

Both and even more. Its challenging but in the end theres satisfaction involved

although last story is coming in english next year so you should be happy

Da One2397d ago (Edited 2397d ago )

There's alot of good JRPG's that should have been picked that they didn't...not some bad suggestions though...i'd start with the 16-bit era and go forward