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Title: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Vencoris on March 15, 2013, 01:19:31 AM
Due to a bizarre confluence of events (involving my 16 month old baby, my PS3 dying, and being unable to use my gaming PC) I recently pulled my PSP Go out of storage to get in a bit of gaming while I can.

Because this is a PSPGo it's restricted to what is on the PSN store (no UMDs) but I'm perfectly fine with PS1 classics as well.

I'm currently wrapping up Tactics Ogre: LUCT (really liking it) and I'm looking for suggestions on other RPG/SRPGs (or any other excellent games in general).

I'll offer up a few points/comments/questions on my tastes for reference:

Browsing through the PSN store listings I'm paralyzed by choice and just looking for some suggestions on where to go next.  I can cross reference metacritic like everyone else, but tastes vary I was hoping to get some recommendations from firsthand experience.

Thanks for any input!
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Kevadu on March 15, 2013, 01:23:03 AM
TitS
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Agent D. on March 15, 2013, 01:27:19 AM
TiTS seconded. Also, FFtactics on psp is pretty good. Proper translation, more content, and multiplayer missions give it a tad more awesome, but the lag from casting spells can drive you up a wall. Also, if you like action rpgs, Lord of Arcana is kind of fun.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Embryon on March 15, 2013, 01:29:50 AM
^ What he means to say is The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky. Super charming old-school JRPG with really strong characters and an incredibly "alive" world. The full story spans over three games, and continues into a number of pseudo-sequels as well. Unfortunately, only the first chapter has been released in North America, and we haven't heard word about the rest, but chances are we've gotta get them in some form eventually. (Note: I am being ridiculously optimistic, haha.)

I also recommend Ys SEVEN and Ys: The Oath in Felghana, the latter moreso than the former. They're both great action RPGs, but if that's not up your alley, Trails is a safe bet for a turn-based RPG.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Dice on March 15, 2013, 01:35:02 AM
TitS

TitS is great~~ <3

Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Vencoris on March 15, 2013, 01:47:12 AM
TitS sounds promising.

I enjoy action RPGs as well; but how linear are the new Y's games? (I've only played Y's 3 back on the SNES)

Are there any ps1 classics people would recommend up there with the new PSP games?  I haven't played Chrono Cross, Grandia or FF9 (played a bit, but didn't finish) for example.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Eusis on March 15, 2013, 01:50:36 AM
Gives Trails in the Sky all the sales it can get!

Also check out the Ys games, and Final Fantasy Tactics DID get a fresh translation so that may make it worth going through again for you. Don't forget to look at the PS1 titles since you missed out on them, there's a lot that really should be added, but you've still got stuff like Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (remember to get Innocent Sin on PSP first though) and Alundra.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Dice on March 15, 2013, 01:51:39 AM
TitS sounds promising.

I enjoy action RPGs as well; but how linear are the new Y's games? (I've only played Y's 3 back on the SNES)

Are there any ps1 classics people would recommend up there with the new PSP games?  I haven't played Chrono Cross, Grandia or FF9 (played a bit, but didn't finish) for example.

Listen to Eusis about Trails.  It needs it and it's one of the BEST kept RPG secrets for sure.

And you nailed a bunch off.  Go to, my fellow RPG-ikan!!!  Play and report back to us with progress~!!!
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Kevadu on March 15, 2013, 02:00:11 AM
To actually answer your question about VC2, Vencoris, the gameplay is quite solid.  Even better than VC1 in many ways (it's better balanced, for starters), though it does suffer a bit from the smaller map size.  The story and presentation leave much to be desired, however.  Actually, they had all the pieces to make a decent story and then did...bugger all with them.  So I guess it depends on what you're looking for.

But yeah, TitS is great.  Just give it some time because it does start slow.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Alisha on March 15, 2013, 03:12:21 AM
if your looking for a more traditional style rpg i reccomend hexyz force and the lunar remake
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: insertnamehere on March 15, 2013, 07:38:27 AM
You should look into Growlanser, they're pretty challenging and have a neat twist on strategy/real-time battle systems, and have similar amounts of political intrigue to FFT/Ogre.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Farron on March 15, 2013, 08:15:18 AM
I would recommend Persona 3 Portable. It is a somewhat improved version of the PS2 game and even has the possibility to play with a female MC with a bunch of different stuff, if you played the original.

Aother game I recommend is Corpse Part. This is more a survival horror than an RPG but if I'm not mistaken it was reviwed here, so it should count. This game has some great atmosphere, some shocking scenes and really good music.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: daved on March 15, 2013, 09:35:32 AM
You should look into Growlanser, they're pretty challenging and have a neat twist on strategy/real-time battle systems, and have similar amounts of political intrigue to FFT/Ogre.

This!
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: John on March 15, 2013, 11:58:28 AM
Aside from the very obvious choices in the PSone Classics (Chrono Cross, etc.), some good stuff is available:

Jeanne d'Arc - This is one of Level 5's best games.  They have a tendency to bloat their games, but there's none of that in Jeanne d'Arc.  Good, solid, traditional SRPG.

Brave Story: New Traveler - I still find this to be one of the better RPGs on the PSP.  It's very traditional and doesn't to a whole great deal that's outside the box, but it's very fluid and very charming.

Persona 3 Portable - P3 and P4 are great hybrids of traditional RPG dungeon crawling and life sim.  Don't pass this one up.

Yggdra Union or Riviera - These two Sting games are very different, but they're both quality games and will give you an idea about Sting's games and whether or not you're going to like them.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Wild Armor on March 15, 2013, 01:11:43 PM
TitS sounds promising.

I enjoy action RPGs as well; but how linear are the new Y's games? (I've only played Y's 3 back on the SNES)

Are there any ps1 classics people would recommend up there with the new PSP games?  I haven't played Chrono Cross, Grandia or FF9 (played a bit, but didn't finish) for example.

Listen to Eusis about Trails.  It needs it and it's one of the BEST kept RPG secrets for sure.

And you nailed a bunch off.  Go to, my fellow RPG-ikan!!!  Play and report back to us with progress~!!!

This.

Also, Wild Arms XF was really fun...the game MADE you choose certain classes for missions. If you try to stray too far away from logical choices, the game may very well hand your head back on a silver platter.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Eusis on March 15, 2013, 05:28:52 PM
Warning about Brave Story: it's effectively a UMD exclusive now. XSEED's license expired so it's no longer on PSN.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: GuardianBoi on March 15, 2013, 06:16:53 PM
So far, all the REALLY good ones have already been mentioned. But here's my opinion:

Trails in the Sky is great and needs the support so we can see the 2 sequels come state-side.

Persona 3 Portable is wonderful if you have 70+ hours to kill. Haha.

Riviera is a fun little short game.

Ys Seven was the best game I personally played on the PSP.

Final Fantasy 4: The Complete Collection if you want a BUNCH of great nostalgia.

And 2 turn based RPGs that I particularly enjoyed that weren't mentioned yet are Crimson Gem Saga(a fun, although pretty challenging game) and Hexyz Force(a fun and pretty damn easy game).

Yup, that's all I can come up with at the moment. I hope you find a good one! :)
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Vencoris on March 16, 2013, 02:45:00 PM
Thanks for all the recommendations!

So far it looks like TitS is the thread favorite, although I am curious about the Y's games.

For those who have played both Oath and Seven what are the main differences between them, do they feel very different?
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Kevadu on March 16, 2013, 03:59:53 PM
Oath and Seven feel quite different.  Oath can be thought of as an evolution of the "traditional Ys" (no apostrophe!) system which heavily emphasizes positioning and basic attacks, while Seven takes things in a pretty different direction with more types of attacks and a party-based system.  I happen to like the approach in Seven, but it was a pretty big departure for the series and I know it was controversial among old-school Ys fans.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: ZeronHitaro on March 16, 2013, 05:04:42 PM
No recommends for Zettai Hero Project? A thousand lashings for each of you!
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Dincrest on March 16, 2013, 06:26:25 PM
Trails in the Sky is very good.  

I also third Alisha's and GuardianBoi's recommendation of Hexyz Force.  I rather liked that game: http://www.rpgfan.com/reviews/Hexyz_Force/index.html

And in terms of PS1 classics, a lot of people dislike Legend of Dragoon, but I liked it and think it is one of the most underrated Playstation RPGs: http://www.rpgfan.com/reviews/The_Legend_of_Dragoon/index.html
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Vencoris on March 16, 2013, 06:37:13 PM
No recommends for Zettai Hero Project? A thousand lashings for each of you!

Looks like I actually have that one already, just haven't played it.

I checked my PSN account and it turns out I forgot about several games I had bought but never downloaded to the PSP (looking at the dates most of these were around the time my wife and I found out she was pregnant with our first in early 2011, which I guess distracted me from getting all of them at the time).  I'm grabbing them from PSN now.

Persona 3 portable
Disgaea 2
Phantasy Star Portable 2
Crimson Gem Saga
ZHP
Wild Arms XF

I'm still looking at TitS considering all the recommendations and the promotion on PSN now (and since I have some old PSN cards to blow).
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Vencoris on March 16, 2013, 06:44:30 PM
And in terms of PS1 classics, a lot of people dislike Legend of Dragoon, but I liked it and think it is one of the most underrated Playstation RPGs: http://www.rpgfan.com/reviews/The_Legend_of_Dragoon/index.html

I have been curious about this one, saw very mixed reviews back in the day.  It's in storage somewhere but unlikely I'll ever get around to playing on the original CDs.
At this rate it will end up being just another unplayed game in my old RPG collection that I am slowly selling off on amazon (I felt bad about this at first, but very little time to play console rpgs anymore).

I'd be more likely to give it a try on the PSP though (since I can stop and go whenever needed to accommodate a hyper toddler).
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: MeshGearFox on March 16, 2013, 06:46:47 PM
(I sort of want a PSP, for various Falcom wonderment OH FOR FUCKS SAKE AQUANAUT'S HOLIDAY 2 IS ON THE PSN can you buy japanese games on american PSP?????).

Currently playing Ys: Oath of Felghana on the PC and it's pretty fantastic.

In terms of PS1 classics, I liked the Arc the Lad games a lot, FFIX, Chrono Cross... fuck were those for PSP on PSN?
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Dincrest on March 16, 2013, 06:51:22 PM
Vencoris- Legend of Dragoon is a slow burn (the game's story only starts getting really good at disk 3) and the battle system requires finicky timing, but I still dug it despite the flaws.  

And Wild Arms XF is another one I would give my seal of approval to.  I'm surprised that so many critics panned the game.  They must've been playing something else, because XF is good.   http://www.rpgfan.com/reviews/wildarmsxf/index.html
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Kevadu on March 16, 2013, 07:16:08 PM
Am I the only one who really didn't like Hexyz Force?  It's...inoffensive, I guess.  But it did absolutely nothing to grab me.  Everything about it feels tired and generic.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: insertnamehere on March 17, 2013, 12:02:47 AM
Am I the only one who really didn't like Hexyz Force?  It's...inoffensive, I guess.  But it did absolutely nothing to grab me.  Everything about it feels tired and generic.

It seemed to have middling reviews overall, but I think some people like its simplicity because a lot of games try to be innovative and Hexyz Force just wanted to be intuitive.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Eusis on March 17, 2013, 12:16:34 AM
It's an OK game, but compared to stuff like Trails in the Sky it should be a damn low priority.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Alisha on March 17, 2013, 12:25:17 AM
i played hexyz force at a time when i was(and still am) starved for a turn based rpg. it quenched that thrist for a time.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: TiamatNM on March 17, 2013, 02:30:21 AM
Yeah Hexyz is not amazing or anything.  It's very streamlined and easy to get into but the battle system isn't anything special and the story is pretty average.  I really love the graphics style though, looks very cute.  Better presentation values than Sting's other games generally have. 

I love Trails but it's extremely slow paced for prettymuch the entire game so it's not for everyone. 
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Vencoris on March 17, 2013, 02:55:00 AM
What are general impressions of Gungnir (the fairly new SRPG)?

Reviews seem very mixed, with the only thing everyone agrees on being that it's very hard.

That sounds appealing to me though.   I often end up handicapping myself like this to some extent in most SRPGs to counter power creep that comes with having all those end game skills at your disposal.  When playing FFT, for example, I'd pick a strange party of vanilla recruits (say, 5 chemists, no special chars except ramza), go straight there and use that for the rest of the game with no grinding allowed.

A game that is already that hard from the get-go would be a nice change.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Kevadu on March 17, 2013, 03:46:16 AM
I haven't played Gungnir yet myself, but Sting makes nice SRPGs that tend to emphasize the S over the RGP.  If that's what you're looking for then I would really recommend Yggdra Union which is one of their older titles but it's still my favorite Sting game to this day.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: insertnamehere on March 17, 2013, 04:40:53 AM
If you ever happen to get a (Nintendo) system that has a Fire Emblem game, you may want to try those, since those come to mind as being well known for difficulty.
And strictly on PSP, you may find Knights in the Nightmare up your alley if you're willing to learn a complex system.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: daved on March 17, 2013, 08:16:35 AM
What are general impressions of Gungnir (the fairly new SRPG)?

Reviews seem very mixed, with the only thing everyone agrees on being that it's very hard.

That sounds appealing to me though.   I often end up handicapping myself like this to some extent in most SRPGs to counter power creep that comes with having all those end game skills at your disposal.  When playing FFT, for example, I'd pick a strange party of vanilla recruits (say, 5 chemists, no special chars except ramza), go straight there and use that for the rest of the game with no grinding allowed.

A game that is already that hard from the get-go would be a nice change.

I have Gungnir but have barely played it.  The battle system seems decent; it's a nice turn-based SRPG style although the isometric perspective can sometimes make it difficult to keep track of your characters positions relative to the enemy.  But really the reason I haven't played it more is the story was rather boring and generic.  And as soon as Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time came out, I put Gungnir aside and played through Growlanser twice (original route and modified route).  I still need to play it again on the "evil" path.

I'd recommend Jeanne D'Arc over Gungnir if you want a turn-based SRPG. 
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Vencoris on March 17, 2013, 08:03:00 PM
Thanks for all the recommendations in the thread; I've picked up Trails in the Sky and am looking at a few others mentioned to use up some PSN credit.

However, I also found out that a new Carnage Heart is coming out for PSP next week so TitS may need to wait a bit.

The original Carnage heart on PS1 was definitely an acquired taste, but great if you like programming and strategy.  I had been pining for a sequel to get ported, but assumed after 15 years of nothing since the first that it was never going to happen.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: TiamatNM on March 18, 2013, 02:05:01 AM
I played Gungnir on "Advanced" mode for my first (and so far, only) play of the game and it was HARD.  Certainly a challenging game on that mode, though I'm not sure how hard it would be on normal.  Keep in mind my impressions are based on this difficulty level. 

The gameplay itself is similar to other SRPGs other than the turn system.  Enemies have individual wait times/turns just like most SRPG but the player gets only one turn and can use it for any character in his party.  Your turn will come up frequently though so you will be able to get things done.  The individual characters have a wait time after being used and if you keep using the same character every time your turn comes up without waiting for that character's wait time to go to zero they will suffer a penalty to their max HP for the rest of the battle.  For example, if you choose to move a character who has wait time left they will suffer a 5%hp penalty, and then if you use them again they will suffer another 5% penalty, etc.  Sometimes it is worth using the same character over and over even though you suffer a penalty, it's up to you.  I've seen some people say they don't like the turn system but I find it to be very clever and flexible.  You can also delay your turn if you want to wait for a specific character's wait time to go to 0 and stuff.  There are some other quirky things as well like being able to knock characters out of the battlefield if they are on the edge (this is very annoying if you're on the receiving end).

The game is fairly light on customization so don't expect a robust job/class system like FFT or TO.  There aren't really any free battles (you can't grind iirc) and you can't choose where you go, it is very linear.  Graphics and music are pretty good, the sprites look quite nice IMO.  The story is weak and feels unfinished.  Not a high recommend from me but still a good game.  Not nearly as good as Yggdra Union imo, though it doesn't really play much like it at all anyway
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Vencoris on March 18, 2013, 09:39:37 PM
The Etrian Odyssey thread has be wondering, what is the consensus for the best wizardry-clone (is that the proper term?) on the PSP?

I know that EO is for the (3)DS, but wondering how the PSP options compare.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: daved on March 18, 2013, 10:21:08 PM
The Etrian Odyssey thread has be wondering, what is the consensus for the best wizardry-clone (is that the proper term?) on the PSP?

I know that EO is for the (3)DS, but wondering how the PSP options compare.

Thanks!

"Unchained Blades".   I'm not really a fan of that sub-genre but it seems to be quite well liked among people who are.   I don't think there's many other PSP dungeon crawlers that are on the PSN. 
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Vencoris on March 19, 2013, 12:18:28 AM

"Unchained Blades".   I'm not really a fan of that sub-genre but it seems to be quite well liked among people who are.   I don't think there's many other PSP dungeon crawlers that are on the PSN. 

They have been hit or miss for me, but the last one I played was 'shining the holy ark' on saturn and have fond memories of that so the EO thread got me thinking of them.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: TiamatNM on March 19, 2013, 12:54:04 AM

"Unchained Blades".   I'm not really a fan of that sub-genre but it seems to be quite well liked among people who are.   I don't think there's many other PSP dungeon crawlers that are on the PSN.  

They have been hit or miss for me, but the last one I played was 'shining the holy ark' on saturn and have fond memories of that so the EO thread got me thinking of them.


Unchained Blades is like STHA in that you have preset characters instead of making your own from generics like most other games in the genre.  Same number of player characters even (8)
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Vencoris on March 23, 2013, 12:52:43 AM
Sorry to bump this thread again, but how is the Lunar Silver Star remake on PSP?

Is it worth playing if I've already played the Sega cd version (skipped the ps1 remake)?

Reviews seem good, but no one mentioned it in the thread; is it not up to current standards?
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Kevadu on March 23, 2013, 01:18:30 AM
I know I'm in the minority here (in fact I think there were people in this thread who recommended the game), but personally I think the PSP version of Lunar is terrible.  Mostly on a technical level.  They made some really weird decisions in that game.  Combat is embarrassingly easy.  I feel like you would have to intentionally tell your party to just sit there and do nothing every turn to actually lose a fight (and even then it would take a while).  But despite being so easy it moves slower than a snail high on marijuana.  Every animation is unnecessarily long and filled with awkward pauses.  Combined with the complete lack of any credible threat this makes combat purely a chore.  This is literally how I would play the game, absolutely no exaggeration: At the start of a turn I would queue the actions for all my party members, then I would put the PSP down and do something else, like browse the web for a while as I waited for it to be my turn again.  There was no reason to actually pay attention to what was happening on the enemy's turn since my party was never in any danger.

Then there are the loading times, oh the loading times.  Which get compounded by really weird and unnecessary stage design.  Why does practically every single house have a foyer with absolutely nothing in it as a completely separate map?  Which, despite being literally two steps wide, takes just as long to load as a full-sized map?  So to enter a house you go through the door, load load load, enter the foyer, walk to steps, load load load, do whatever you were going to do in the house and then exit, load load load, you're back in the fucking foyer again so you walk two steps to get to the other side and then load load load, etc.  It drives me mad!  Who in their right mind thought this was a good idea?!

Sorry, I'm getting emotional.  I really can't stand that game...
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Vencoris on March 23, 2013, 01:29:02 AM
(in fact I think there were people in this thread who recommended the game),

You're right, it was mentioned once that I missed earlier.

I'd imagine the loading times would be better on the downloadable version; but the other parts sound like some poor design choices.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Zendervai on March 23, 2013, 10:29:35 AM
The load times seem to be coded in. The music actually fades out between screens which is utterly baffling.

If you want to play a Lunar game and you can't get your hands on the PS1 version, there are worse games, but it's not the best port.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Vencoris on March 23, 2013, 11:57:24 AM
Sounds like a pass.

I've gotten spoiled in regards to loading times since converting all my PCs to SSDs, and reinforced with not having to deal with UMDs on the PSPgo.

Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: MeshGearFox on March 24, 2013, 02:02:29 AM
The load times seem to be coded in. The music actually fades out between screens which is utterly baffling.

If you want to play a Lunar game and you can't get your hands on the PS1 version, there are worse games, but it's not the best port.

Can't be worse than Lunar Legend :(
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: KillerRabbit on March 24, 2013, 07:13:17 AM
Just have to say that threads like this is why i llike this community as much as i do. I'm going to pick up Trails in the Sky and Oath...
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Vencoris on June 01, 2013, 03:21:16 AM
Thanks again for all the recommendations.  I've been enjoying TitS and Ys oath so far.

For those of you who, like me, end up getting your games from psn you may want to stock up on cards from best buy now.

$50 psn card for $45 from best buy

Make sure you are a member of the gamers club for 4% best buy credit, and buy them through the discover card shopping portal (if you have a discover card) for an extra 5% cash back; resulting in the psn cards being ~18% off (+free shipping).  Then you can hold on to them until Sony runs a sale on psn to compound the discounts.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+PlayStation+Network+Card+(%2450)/8945779.p?id=1215819129997&skuId=8945779&st=psn%20card&cp=1&lp=2

They've been periodically unavailable for shipping, just check again in a bit and they should be orderable.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Holykael1 on June 01, 2013, 04:45:46 AM
You might want to look into Lunar Silver Star Harmony, if you play it digitally it wont have loading times. It was the first lunar game that I have ever played and I didnt come disappointed. The game is fairly short for an rpg(20 hours), the pacing of the story is outstanding, it's an overall classic. I prefer the music & graphics and dialogue of this version over the ps1 release. The only thing ps1 ver has going for it is longer dungeons and some difficulty(which are not important for me in a game such as lunar which is all about the characters, story and setting)

Ys seven is my favourite psp game so far.. It's really outstanding. I prefer it over oath tbh. I prefer the combat system, I love how you can switch between characters on the fly and how you have so many skills to use. Not to mention that the soundtrack is just as good if not better than oath.
In terms of story, I dont really know which I prefer tbh, but Ys seven left a greater impact in my memory atleast.

If you love final fantasy 7, crisis core is an obvious game to play. It's an excellent prequel with a really good story and fun combat.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Akanbe- on June 01, 2013, 08:56:12 PM
You might want to look into Lunar Silver Star Harmony, if you play it digitally it wont have loading times.

Really?  The UMD version was certainly painful if you like exploring villages and towns.  So many loading screens.  Did the digital version have the music cut out on every loading screen as well?  That was a huge pet peeve of mine for the UMD version.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Holykael1 on June 02, 2013, 07:00:17 AM
You might want to look into Lunar Silver Star Harmony, if you play it digitally it wont have loading times.

Really?  The UMD version was certainly painful if you like exploring villages and towns.  So many loading screens.  Did the digital version have the music cut out on every loading screen as well?  That was a huge pet peeve of mine for the UMD version.

Well, when I played it through my memory stick I had no isssues whatsoever. In fact I had no idea the game had these problems until I read it here on the interwebs. I suppose the issue lies in the UMD.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Zendervai on June 02, 2013, 02:29:37 PM
The fadeout is present on the digital version. It just doesn't stay silent for so long.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Vencoris on June 03, 2013, 12:59:54 AM
Playing on the PSP has been so successful that I took advantage of the recent sales and upgraded to a Vita (for the screen + vita games).

Looking through the game library I'm curious about Atelier Totori Plus.  I've never played anything from the Atelier series before so I'm a bit apprehensive.

Reviews have me thinking that there may be more strategy in the time and resource management and less grinding which would work well for me since I only have about 4-5 hours per week to play and I want to spend it making decisions (or at least demanding my attention), not grinding away.

Is this impression correct?  Or does the game feature a lot of time-sink grinding?
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Klutz64 on June 03, 2013, 08:58:23 AM
Wasting time grinding is pretty well discouraged in the recent Atelier games as you have a time limit on finishing the game. That said, it does take some getting used to watching two in-game weeks go by for going out and gathering some stuff.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: ZshadeZ on June 05, 2013, 06:59:29 PM
Useful thread for a bored Vita owner too... and as far as Lunar: harmony goes, it drives me insane. I had the game for Sega CD and again for PS1 and loved it, but even digital download on vita the load times are awful.
Title: Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo?
Post by: Holykael1 on June 06, 2013, 04:29:39 AM
Useful thread for a bored Vita owner too... and as far as Lunar: harmony goes, it drives me insane. I had the game for Sega CD and again for PS1 and loved it, but even digital download on vita the load times are awful.

That's really weird.. I could swear that I had no problems whatsoever with the game. Perhaps I just dont really care enough about loading times to even notice them.