Best RPG of 2021

VGChartz's Chinh Tran: "If you were a fan of RPG Games in 2021, you definitely wanted to own a Nintendo Switch. Three of the four shortlisted games are console exclusive to Nintendo's hybrid system, each offering a rich RPG experience at home or on the go. Bravely Default II continued the series' run of strong games dating back to 2012; Monster Hunter Rise again proved that Capcom has a wildly enjoyable RPG series on its hands that can consistently top lists and the charts; Shin Megami Tensei V, also by Capcom, took players through a demon-fusing adventure with new abilities; then finally there was Tales of Arise, which was yet another strong entry in the long-running RPG series and, for many, it's best so far."

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Obelisk92626d ago

I'm 40 hours in Tales of Arise, amazing game, well deserved. I'm a Monster Hunter fan, but I'm giving Tales an edge for this one myself: Rise is a great game but it lacks a little bit of content.

I didn't play SMTV though, I think it might be a valid contender.

phoenixwing626d ago

The fact tales is the one to beat when talking about best jrpg that year shows how far the series has come along

coolbeans625d ago

I'm so tempted to play Arise. SMTV has been given a lot of fanfare too. It probably missed the runner-up spot by a hair (voting influence is split 50/50 between staff & community).

Flawlessmic626d ago

Rales of arise hands down!!

Was the first one in the series iv have played before but thoroughly enjoyed it!

Ninver625d ago (Edited 625d ago )

Fascinating! I've never played this so called "Rales of arise" before. Care to share your experiences and a review?

Yui_Suzumiya626d ago

Tales of Arise, Persona 5 Strikers, Shin Megami Tensei V

coolbeans625d ago

A pretty stacked year for JRPGs.

Meti625d ago

108 hours unknown difficulty, in middle of last dungeon. Now im back to exploring, just found a new island i didnt know existed!I got alot of bosses to find. This game is one of the best jrpgs made, hands down.


Which JRPGs Should FFXVI Fans Play Next?

Final Fantasy XVI is a thrilling action-heavy spin on the RPG formula, and other JRPGs like Tales of Arise and NieR:Automata are just as exciting.

shinoff218388d ago

I'd say try one of the older final fantasy games. 6, 7, or 9. That's final fantasy at its best.

cemelc87d ago

I would agree with you. but 16 is nothing like those.

Whoever liked 16 probably wont like turn based probably, gameplay is too much of a departure from older games

closed_account87d ago (Edited 87d ago )

Dynasty Warriors , because they like mashing the X button to exhaustion. (any of them - they're all basically the same w minor tweaks) If FFXVI can be considered a jrpg, then so can Dynasty Warriors. You get XP, level up, and it was made in Japan. These are the prerequisites that people argued here were the only thing needed to make a jrpg. So who knows? 🤷

**But seriously, I would say the Tales Series. I really liked Tales of Arise... some people don't. The stories are hit and miss sometimes, but I still enjoy them to some extent. Tales of Berseria is good if you like a darker story. There's a bit more typical JRPG tactics and ability utilization aside from the action focus of the game.

closed_account87d ago

My apologies - I actually hate the Dynasty Warriors series, I wouldn't really recommend it. I was just trying to make a point. 😂

S2Killinit87d ago (Edited 87d ago )

Not necessarily. Personally, I like turn based and I also like live action, both contingent on it being done right.

shinoff218387d ago

Cemic your right. Just my sad attempt to get people to play the old schools

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Dirty_Lemons87d ago

Road to Zanarkand holds a special place in my memories. Haven't played it for probably 15 years but Auron was 👌 Awesome music and story.

Flawlessmic87d ago

Ahhh your speaking my language!!!

Auron is my fav FF character, I just thought he was so dam boss when I was younger hahaha

Knightofelemia88d ago

Any Tales games even the ones before Arise, Trails games are also good, so are the Y's games.

cemelc87d ago

Tales are awesome, Arise doesnt have the best story, but it has really good gameplay

shinoff218387d ago

I thought arises story was pretty damn good

RedDevils86d ago (Edited 86d ago )

Shadow Heart or The legend of Heroes beat it all day.

jznrpg87d ago

Hopefully the next Ys game gets localized sooner than later. It’s due out in Japan in September but no word for the rest of the world yet.

Obelisk9287d ago

Tales of Arise is one of the best JRPGs I've played in recent memory... absolutely masterful

andy8587d ago

Played pretty much all of the big ones so mine will be Atelier Marie remake 😂 ill need something relaxing after 2 playthroughs of FFXVI

bRuud8387d ago

Cyberpunk 2077 next for me together with FFXIV online, which will take me like forever.