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2024 Presents A Feast Of JRPGs, And I'm Ready To Dig In

With Infinite Wealth, Granblue Fantasy, Persona 3, FF VII Rebirth, Eiyuden Chronicles, Trails sequel, and more, 2024 is JRPGs galore.

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PS Store download ranking for March 2024 (Japan) “Dragon’s Dogma 2” ranks first on PS5

PS Blog Japan: "Announcing the download ranking for March 2024 on PlayStation®Store! We will introduce a total of five rankings for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR2, PlayStation®VR, and free-to-play titles. We also have monthly rankings for the US/Canada, so please check them out as well.

In the PS5 ranking, the long-awaited latest series, Dragon's Dogma 2, ranks first. 2nd place goes to "Rise of the Ronin". Third place went to FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH.'"

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CrimsonWing6918h ago

Man, every time I see how Rebirth isn’t selling as good it saddens me. I hope to god Square doesn’t try to change up future FF games to try to sell more because I strongly feel the template for this Remake Trilogy should be the future of FF games.

Nyxus15h ago

It was first in the February PS Store charts:

https://n4g.com/news/258953...

And still 3rd in the March charts.

CrimsonWing6915h ago(Edited 15h ago)

Yea but you have to think numbers. If all games sold 1 and one game sold 10, it’d be number 1 for that month.

The units sold are around 2 mill and for context FF16 failed to meet expectations at 3 mill. Most sales are strong during the launch date… after that it tapers down and even though more copies can add up, they’re usually sold at a sale, which isn’t how you really make your money back initially.

It sucks, man. Square really did it right with this game and it goes to show them it doesn’t sell well. Just bums me out thinking what the future is for this series.

Nyxus15h ago

They are already working on the third part, so I don't think it will be affected in the short term at least. And I think that if other JRPGs can survive with far lower sales (like Persona 3 Reload and Yakuza Infinite Wealth) it should be okay. And those two games were considered successful and were multiplatform on day one too.

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Edge Issue 397 Review Scores: Dragon's Dogma 2, Rise Of The Ronin & More

Issue # 397 of Edge Magazine has been released, and it features reviews for games including Dragon's Dogma 2, Rise of the Ronin, and more.

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coolbeans22h ago

Surprised to see them so rough against Open Roads and Harold Halibut (5's each).

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Review: Dragon's Dogma II - A Promising Yet Imperfect Sequel (Frontline Gaming Japan)

Dragon's Dogma 2 is fantastic, but fails to capture its predecessor's magic. This reviewer spent 100 hours with the game: Read more!

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kythlyn3d ago

I played 72 hours. The game is at its best when exploring at random in the early game when everything is fresh, and you're stumbling upon caves and new monsters and genuinely having fun adventures. It doesn't last. As soon as you focus on questing, the game reveals itself to be a slog, and then the story ends before it begins, like reading a prologue to a book and never bothering with chapter 1. And even triggering the events leading to the true ending can't redeem it by that point. Still worth 6/10 for somewhat competent combat (when you're not getting stunlocked) and class variety. Subtract a couple points if MTX bother you.

lucian2292d ago

yeah story is really bad

i remember enjoying the story more in the first game, here im not even done with chapter 1 yet either but i have wayfarer class already and made it to volcanic island......however the choice to not add at least ferrystones to anywhere but first area is really annoying. I have 2 portables but they are used up and now i gotta wait to be able to get to the end again. Also enemy variety is severely lacking . doesnt help that it feels a lot like the first game too.

too much running around and backtracking tbh

VincentVanBro1d 14h ago

Going from FF7 Rebirth to DD2 was a severe drop in quality and entertainment