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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« on: June 13, 2018, 02:01:16 PM »
^ I completely agree with you Arvis.

One more I'd like to add that could be applied to any type of rpgs not just ones from Japan is poor descriptions for skills and abilities. Sometimes you get a better understanding searching online which lets you realize how practical or bad such an ability is. The mold breaker ability in the Pokemon series is a good example of this as the short description doesn't leave much to imagination yet it is incredibly useful.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« on: June 12, 2018, 11:11:34 PM »
My number one is definitely inconvenient saving. Sometimes you can go long stretches without a save point and its disappointing to experience a game over. I love the Dragon Quest series but it has this issue too barring lack of game overs. You often have to crawl through a lot of text before your save is actually finalized.

characters who leave your party. It can't be helped that some characters will have bad availability but I really don't like it when one character will disappear constantly. One big reason Dragon Quest 8 is one of my favourite rpgs is that aside from one portion of the game where a character leaves you get to concentrate on the four characters(referring to Ps2 version here) for most of the game.

Forced solo battles. These are really a mixed bag. Depends how good the character is as well as if you're using them or not. Just like my middle post I like being able to pick and choose my cast.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 10 Story-Driven RPGs
« on: June 12, 2018, 11:00:33 PM »
I have a tough time narrowing stuff down to ten as i like the old 1 per series rule. I'm a bit more comfortable narrowing it down to five. I'll narrow them down with spoiler free justifications.

-Dragon Quest V Hand of the Heavenly Bride: You watch your silent hero from childhood into adulthood as he gets married, recruits monsters and even teams up with his own children to fight evil. Now that's cool.
-Fire Emblem Genealogy of the Holy War: Best use of multiple generations in the series. The big twist at the halfway point shocked me big time. Holy blood was an interesting blend of story meets gameplay.
-Chronno Trigger: The quintessential time travel rpg.
-Final Fantasy VI: Love the cast and Kefka is definitely one of my favourite all time villains.
-Mario and Luigi series: Moving away from darker rpgs I really love the silly and humorous nature of these games.

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