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War-overlord
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posted January 16, 2012 03:25 PM
Edited by War-overlord at 15:54, 16 Jan 2012.

Where did the Old-Fashioned RPG go?

With the end of my exams on the horizon and nearly two weeks of time to kill between the start of the new semester, I did what I often do. Search for a videogame to kill that time with. Not realy wanting to replay one I already own for the umpteenth time, I went looking for a new RPG.
And I have come to the 'shocking' conclusion that old-fashioned RPG's are surprisingly hard to come by nowadays.
Now by old-fashioned RPG's I understand the kind of turn-based, story driven RPG's like Final Fantasy was up untill and including IX. Or the first two Paper Mario's, Golden Sun or Skies of Arcadia. But I usualy do not like the "muckin' about on a battlefield and completing an arbitrary button-sequence" style of fighting as often seen in the Tales of series.
Perhaps I am searching wrong, but I have not seen anything of the like be released in the past few years, that I do not already own.
Do the friendly members of HC have any tips for me?

@ Polyglot from the other thread which will be deleted soon:
I already own the original spellforce and the sequel, I also own all monkey island games and the first 2 broken swords and Jedi Academy. So those would not work. In regards to Elder Scrolls, Baldurs Gate and Jade Empire, I am rather looking for TB-JRPGS. Not WRPGS.
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Avirosb
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posted January 16, 2012 03:52 PM

So what you're looking for is basically a turn-based, story-driven JRPG?
Have you tried the Earthbound game(s?) They're supposedly pretty good.

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War-overlord
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posted January 16, 2012 03:57 PM
Edited by War-overlord at 16:05, 16 Jan 2012.

Yes, they supposedly are, but they are virtually impossible to get hold of outside Japan and I don't read Japanese. + I don't own a SNES and it never got released on Wii-virtual console.
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posted January 16, 2012 04:04 PM
Edited by Avirosb at 16:06, 16 Jan 2012.

Err, I figured they would've released an English version on the Virtual Console by now, but then you'd have to own a Wii.

Which types of game platforms do you have, BTW?

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posted January 16, 2012 04:07 PM
Edited by War-overlord at 16:07, 16 Jan 2012.

Actually I do.
I got a PC, obviously, a PS3-2-1, a Wii, a Gamecube, N64  and a DS. I might buy a 3DS in the future if something good gets released, like the new Paper Mario which supposedly is in the works.
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posted January 16, 2012 04:20 PM
Edited by Avirosb at 16:21, 16 Jan 2012.

Hmm, how about Cthulhu Saves the World, available on Steam (or so I've heard).

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posted January 16, 2012 04:31 PM

Good suggestion. However I've tried that before and it is way too corny for my taste. There is only so much bad humor a man can take before it gets annoying.
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posted January 16, 2012 04:41 PM

Try playing Final Fantasy 13 & see how lazy the kids have gotten these days.
See what they think is fun.

FFXIII Nough said
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Avirosb
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posted January 16, 2012 05:00 PM

*sigh*
Knights in the Nightmare?

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posted January 16, 2012 07:58 PM
Edited by sphere at 21:17, 16 Jan 2012.

I am not sure if this one fits the description, but it's TB with a "hint" of RPG....and I LOVE the damn game, always have always will
In my opinion, it contains everything I need in a game.
Check it out...

Edit I've said it before, This is a game I really would love to see revived.
YouTube link
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posted January 16, 2012 09:48 PM

If you don't mind early-90s-graphics, this fits your description perfectly.

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posted January 16, 2012 10:30 PM

Seems more like a WRPG than a JRPG Zenofex. But thanks for the tip.
Also thanks to Sphere and Avi for the tips, I'll look into that.

@Acu
I'm not gonna try Final Fantasy XIII. I don't like the turn they took somewhere between X and XII for the battle system. I own XII and I loved the story, but I got so fed up with the battles that it's been gathering dust for a long time now
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Tassilo
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posted May 20, 2012 12:43 AM

Days of Dawn, old school rpg

We at Bumblebee., an indie-development team, are currently working on "Days of Dawn", an rpg-title which can easily be described as old-school. With influences ranging from Final Fantasy and ChronoTrigger over Secret of Mana even to titles like Bards Tale, you could call it's look a kind of Seiken Densetsu HD. Take yourself a look at our development blog at http://www.daysofdawn.com/ - we will be posting screenshots and first sketches in the coming week. Would be very happy to meet you there. If you miss old-school rpg, this should become a title for you.
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War-overlord
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posted May 20, 2012 11:24 AM

Thanks for the tip, Tassilo. I will check it out, even if it's a little late.
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posted May 20, 2012 01:10 PM

Did you try Shining Force? I love it! Took me a week to finnish the second part without Easter Eggs and secrets, so I replayed it again and again... It requires Genesis to be played, but it is worth it. (btw, it's from 1994, so the graphics are not perfect)
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posted May 20, 2012 06:42 PM

Shining Force is from before my time. And I don't game on my iPad. That thing is strictly for business.
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posted May 20, 2012 06:45 PM

I also think Shining Force is the greatest RPG game of all times. Worked one year to create a conversion for Heroes 3, failed because complexity.

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posted May 20, 2012 06:49 PM

Ok. How about Last Scenario? A really good game from 2007 - good story, turn-based RPG, good graphics, but limited number of characters.
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posted June 26, 2012 12:06 PM

Well the first are not really turnbased but are still good jrpgs
1: Star ocean the last hope for ps3. (x-box / ps3)
2: Tales of symphonia + Sequel. (GQ)

You could also try


3: valkyria chronicles (ps3?)
4: White knigt chronicles <- might feel a bit more like FF XII and for me it got boring really fast.(ps3)
5: Disgaia (alot more like FF tactics but (PS3)
6: The Last Remnant (Steam)







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posted December 06, 2018 12:15 PM

War-overlord said:
With the end of my exams on the horizon and nearly two weeks of time to kill between the start of the new semester, I did what I often do. Search for a videogame to kill that time with. Not realy wanting to replay one I already own for the umpteenth time, I went looking for a new RPG.
And I have come to the 'shocking' conclusion that old-fashioned RPG's are surprisingly hard to come by nowadays.
Now by old-fashioned RPG's I understand the kind of turn-based, story driven RPG's like Final Fantasy was up untill and including IX. Or the first two Paper Mario's, Golden Sun or Skies of Arcadia. But I usualy do not like the "muckin' about on a battlefield and completing an arbitrary button-sequence" style of fighting as often seen in the Tales of series.
Perhaps I am searching wrong, but I have not seen anything of the like be released in the past few years, that I do not already own.
Do the friendly members of HC have any tips for me?

@ Polyglot from the other thread which will be deleted soon:
I already own the original spellforce and the sequel, I also own all monkey island games and the first 2 broken swords and Jedi Academy. So those would not work. In regards to Elder Scrolls, Baldurs Gate and Jade Empire, I am rather looking for TB-JRPGS. Not WRPGS.

What you are looking dear?

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