After a long drought, an abundance of Japanese role-playing games will be heading to the Playstation 3 in full force this year. So which upcoming JRPGs will be worth picking up?
FF 13 - 100% + collector edition Resonance of Fate - 100% Star Ocean 4 - 50% I'm kind of on the fence about this. White Knight Chronicles - 30% My friend will get it, but I hate the battle system of FF 12, and I think they're similar? Last Rebellion - From NIS, so I have to check out the game play first Ar Tonelico 3- If this gets release around Summer, I might get it.
prettu accurate list.
I hated FF12 too but i dont think its the same think, anyway im getting white knight chronicles
After playing the Demo of Resonance of Fate I think that game's as full of fail as tri-ace themselves. I never liked the Star Ocean series except for the second on the PSX. The other jrpg's are looking really bad too, from graphics to gameplay. And the only one that could have been good (FFXIII) was gimped and casualized. I'll be buying WKC because of the online aspect, it looks interesting but the others aren't even trying to be at the same standards of the old PS2 jrpg's like the Persona series, Dragon Quest VIII, Grandia II, Shadow Hearts, Odin's Sphere, Suikoden, etc. Compared to these new breed of crappy jrpgs even the Xenosaga series seems more interesting to play, seriously. In fact, now that I said it I think I'll start playing that. I have the 3 Xenosaga games and haven't played any of them ever and I just beat FFVIII and Xenogears this month.
Getting Star Ocean 4 after being addicted to Star Ocean 1 and 2 on the PSP. Heck, i even watch the lame crappy anime which didnt go with the game. It had more bewb scenes than anything game related. SO2's Claude is a pedophile in the game. He's 20 and he wants an 8yr old looking girl named Rena who's actually from 600,000 yrs ago. Weird... Anyway, im skipping WKC since it has a dated battle system. It looks crappier than FF12s. Star Ocean battle system is how it should be.
Valkyrie Profile games made by Tri Ace is in my top 5 best series ever. I love the battle system, and I have a lot of fate on Resonance of Fate. I know they will deliver it.
Am getting FF13 for sure am a huge Final Fantasy fan/fanboy. And most likely White Knight not because the game looks that good simply to play with my real life mates. Also on the fence about Star Ocean 4 since I almost completed the 360 version depends on new content. Resonance of Fate looks stunning to but I need more info before I make my mind up + its not coming any time soon I think. @below Japanese Lang is always welcome, the 2 new characters well its good but it depends on how they handle it if there just threw at you or if they have there own story. New dungeons are always welcome but are they story related or just for the extremely hard core Star Ocean players. Anime portraits I couldn't careless. Thanks for the info though but like I said before I invest money into the game again I need to know the new characters at least have a little story.
new content for SO4, two new characters, more dungeons, anime portraits and jap lang. track. Umm sounds like a great upgrade to me.
Just come out at the date set is all I ask. I have very eclectic tastes these days so I get annoyed when the one or two games I want get pushed back by nearly a year (WKC, Alpha Protocol). Iffy on FFXIII. I'm actually more used to jabbing at the development time than anticipating a good FF these days.
SO4 sucks. Played it yesterday on the 360 and unless there's some really amazing improvements and a complete redo of the dialouge (with different voice actors) it will still suck. Popped it in, played it for around 2 hours and that was it. I know it's a jRPG and you should take longer, but dang! I couldn't take it. It's was terrible.
Your entitled to your opinion but please stop yourself from trying to state that opinion as fact. And it has the Japanese voice chat this time so the terrible voices are no longer an issue. I thought the game was great not the best JRPG I have ever played but far far from the worst. You could do alot worse buying a JRPG then investing in Star Ocean 4.
The Renaissance of Fate demo was one giant pile of crap. I don't know how SO4 is, but I may get it. I am kind of detached from the JRPG scene. KOTOR was the first kick in the balls to the JP RPG world and for me showed how great a western RPG can be, but now with Elder Scrolls, Fallout 3, Borderlands, Mass Effect 1 & 2, Dragon Age, and more coming from the West, Japanese RPGs just can't handle anymore. I am on the brink of writing off JRPGs all together.
Are you mentally unstable? At what point did Saaking say that it was a FACT that SO4 sucks? I'm reading his comment over. He's just giving an opinion. Seriously, what is your problem?
@Rush Oh, I know man. I'm just saying from my personal experience with the game that it sucked. You're free to try it for yourself and form your own opinion.
Actually, the story of Star Ocean is terrible especially how the story progresses and you really dont care about the characters. It's the combat i like and got addicted to. Also, there's so many gaps in the plot that leaves you with "wtf? they didnt have an explanation why X and Y happened" Archfiend thing in the first and then suddenly a superhuman who wants to destroy Earth because they lived in a harsh environment was retarded. The second one makes me feel like a pedophile since the main character always seems to want to bone the little girl while there's a luscious chick hanging around his shoulder. Also, there's not a clear hero in the game. The supposed protagonist is never actually the main focus. The focus is all over the place especially in the first Roddick (main) is a turd compared to Ronnyx J. Kenny (useless character).
1·WKC -> waited so damn long for this one 2·FF13 -> I going to judge by myself after reading everywhere about the "too linear" [email protected] 3·Atelier Rorona -> After years of waiting 4·Ar Tonelico 3 -> After watching a Trailer I'm all fo it 5·Probably SO4:TLH -> After years since the last one In the Article, Number 2 is YAKUZA 3... is a JRPG? I never knew
WKC battle system is nothing like FFXII's garbage stand around an do nothing battle system.
Good list probably the first one posted on here I agree with. White knight I am looking forward to the most. Town building looks to be the feature I'm looking forward to most.
Much to the dismay of people here, I'm a big Star Ocean fan. I loved Second Story on PS1, and I loved Till the End of Time as well. The combat system was hit or miss, but I loved the game. To this day it's one of my fave JRPGs. As well, I'm highly anticipating SO4 in two weeks.
gonna buy FF13? Since the announcement at E3 2008, I knew it was gonna b gimped. The first thing that popped in my head was "boycott".
i'm getting WKC for sure, all my friends are getting it so we will be doing online quests together. And FF12 happens to be my 2nd favourite RPG, so this is a great combination. As much as i like the Star Ocean series, i don't see myself paying full price for it. I expect the combat system to be top-notch but with a crappy story and weak character cast like its predecessors. However, the fact that its sub-HD and a former M$ exclusive pisses me off so this a wait-and-see. FF13 deviated way too much from the tradition(and eliminated most of the things i love about the series) to be an instant-buy. This one is strictly a rental. RoF demo didn't convince me one bit, and i need to know if there's depth in the combat system before deciding. Both ArTonelico3 and Atelier Rorona have visual styles that appeals to me, but i'll decide when we get the release dates.
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Wow, so many games I don't know where to start! Can't say the same thing about the flopbox.
But that would be lying.
I really need to see the differences between the 360 and PS3 version of FFXIII, I know for a fact I'm buying the game but like I said I need to see the pros and cons.
it's always smart to go with the lead platform for the game, which in FF13 case was FF13. I mean come on, one is at least three discs and the other on one. If you have a PS3 and 360, its a no brainer go with the ps3.
If the game plays/looks the same on both consoles I'm going with the 360, I don't care about switching discs once every 20 hours. If the PS3 version is superior in terms of audio or graphics or whatever I'll go with that version.
PS3 has superior audio as it has full lossless audio this has been confirmed. However as for graphics I can't say there has been a shortage of videos for 360 version which makes me think S-E leaving it late. I can't see there being too much of a difference though now PS3 version been dumbed down so they could port it. If you have both consoles PS3 is the way to go for the game though as the games engine was originally made for PS3 and ported to 360 so its probably gonna run better on PS3. However like I said we can't be sure until its released.
is Tale of Vesperia ever coming to the US for PS3?
Nothing has been announced so I wouldn't count on it. 360 version was amazing though, easily the best rpg I've played this gen.
I freaking hope so. Its been out in Japan for over a year. Hopefully in september or something.
Wouldn't be surprising if it made the jumps after the RPG boom in feb/mar as they will see how many RPG players are on PS3.
RPG's this is why I got my PS3.. I knew sony wouldn't let me down... keep them coming...
sad part is all of those will be out before summer :( hopefully more will be out between christmas and summer
and final fantasy vs 13 the real final fantasy
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hahaha! Thanks, Nostradamus! Can you tell us when the world is gonna end, too?! You sure love the PlayStation, don't you? Seriously, 17 out of the 20 posts in your latest page of comment history have something to do with PS in one way or another. Have sex. It'll take your mind off of hating an inanimate object.
i already pre-ordered so4,ff13,n wkc. yakuza 3 and resonance of fate probably in may or june (heavy rain comes first). Now where the hell are tales of vesperia n last remnant(damn u enix)??????
Kind of seems like a better version of FF12. The locals and character designs are really nice. Looking forward to hear more on Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll. Pics have me interested. Need more info on Atelier Rorona and Trinity Universe.
The town builder looks sick its a massively improved version of Dark Clouds system by the same developers. Not to mention your friends can visit your town and buy stuff!
My most antecipated title. I have no interest in any of these others JRPG.
For me personally, FFXIII is the only guarantee on this list. I love Star Ocean, but I'm just not sure it's worth my $60. I'll definitely buy it when it lowers in price. Love the SO series. As for WKC, I hear too many similarities between that and FFXII. I HATED FFXII, I hated everything about it. Plus WKC looks kind of boring to me, I don't care about the online aspect at all. Resonance Of Fate? Demo had me taking a nap. Pass. I haven't played an RPG since 2006. Looks like FFXIII will be my first since then.
oh come murderdolls on everyone here knows you will get the x360 version, and then you will troll about how it's superior on x360, even though it is not. my top 5: 1.WKC 2.FF XIII 3.ROF 4.Last Rebellion 5.SO4:TLH
Right, because I would waste my time looking for comparisons to ignore everything and just buy the 360 version. Are you that dense? If the game is superior on PS3 I'll get it on PS3 if not then my console of choice gets dibs. This is the first multiplatform game I've ever considered getting for PS3.
My 5: 1: White Knight Chronicles 2: None 3: None 4: None 5: May FF13...
Can't wait for White Knight Chronicles, I'll be playing that game all next week.
I'm only interested in WKC because of the customisation and online, never been an FF fan but i might reconsider when more reviews and videos come out. As for the others i think i'll pass.
My 5 1. WKC 2. Last Rebellion(I love NIS games) 3. Ar Tonelico 3 (whenever that may be) 4. Star Ocean 4 (maybe) 5. FFXIII
@clownbelt Don't get SO4. Believe me, i keep trying to finish it on the 360 and i couldn't do it. The acting was horrible (the worst in any game that i have seen). Everything is just over exaggerated and certain part is like a slap in the face and u end up saying WTF alot. The story is pretty mediocre, and even developer add the mute option for characters (they know something). The battle system is probably the only redeeming point for the game, but beside that, the game is pretty bad. @saaking i can't believe that i actually agree with you on something. SO4 (i don't think they can change the story or the acting significantly enough to make it any better). @thanatosDMC there's so many gaps in the plot that leaves you with "wtf? they didnt have an explanation why X and Y happened" i agree 100%. Try out some other JRPG games available for the PS3. I'm sure they are better than SO4 seriously. There are still good JRPG out there though so don't loose hope: Lost Odyssey (can't get more traditional JRPG than this one),Valkyrie Chronical, Tales of Vesperia, etc... Now if you do own a x360 (or you should get one if you really into RPG) there are plethora of good RPGs for the xbox (xbox is the console to choose this gen if you are into the RPG category. That is why i bought one in the first place). I do own both consoles, but RPG is my favorite and so I go where the games are at. I'm a gamer, not some coporate loyalist.
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