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Recommend Me a PS1 RPG on PSN
« on: May 23, 2015, 11:34:39 PM »
Looking to pick up one or two PS1 titles for my Vita via PSN. Here's a few I've been looking at so far:

Grandia
Suikoden 1
Suikoden 2
Breath of Fire 3

I haven't played any of the above (nor many PS1 RPGs). I'd love to hear which ones people would recommend - not just on nostalgia, but if they'd still be fun to play today.




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Re: Recommend Me a PS1 RPG on PSN
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2015, 12:21:16 AM »
Grandia.

Besides music, what I really enjoyed in the game were battles. Some were "gang on one enemy to win," but then you got a bunch later on where you had to strategize, consider both movement of characters on the battlefield and interrupting/canceling your enemy's attack. There was nothing more rewarding than pulverizing a boss when you're under-leveled with a planned attack strategy. What's even more satisfying when you learn a new skill/magic in battle and using it against an enemy to wipe the floor with them.

Seriously, watch this gameplay I recorded where I fought one of the earlier bosses: Grandia - Justin and the Squid King!

This is just a very rewarding game. The only downside is that this is a linear game that has "No turning back." I don't want to mention other stuff because spoilers.

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Re: Recommend Me a PS1 RPG on PSN
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2015, 01:04:22 AM »
First off, Breath of Fire 4>Breath of Fire 3.  And I'm not entirely certain that BoF 3 is even on PSN.

But really you should just cut the nonsense and play Parasite Eve. 
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Re: Recommend Me a PS1 RPG on PSN
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2015, 01:47:22 AM »
Suikoden II. I have no nostalgia associated with it, I played it a few months ago for the first time. Has aged pretty well for a PS1 RPG, and I love the music.
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Re: Recommend Me a PS1 RPG on PSN
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2015, 08:35:51 AM »
Have you played Alundra? Based on your avatar, I'm guessing you're a Zelda fan. Alundra can be a bit confusing to navigate through, but it's still a pretty fun Zelda clone.

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Re: Recommend Me a PS1 RPG on PSN
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2015, 02:13:16 PM »
The order you have them in is the order you should play them in.

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Re: Recommend Me a PS1 RPG on PSN
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2015, 05:25:42 AM »
Very late response, but thank you for the advice, everyone!



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Re: Recommend Me a PS1 RPG on PSN
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2015, 09:40:28 PM »
Breath of Fire 3 was one of my favorites, but you'd probably get more out of grandia or suikoden...unless you like dragons.

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Re: Recommend Me a PS1 RPG on PSN
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2015, 08:34:34 PM »
Have you played Alundra? Based on your avatar, I'm guessing you're a Zelda fan. Alundra can be a bit confusing to navigate through, but it's still a pretty fun Zelda clone.

ugh, "Zelda clone."

Clone suggests inferiority. Nonsense.

Buy Alundra. Play Alundra. Love Alundra.

Also worth picking up IMO (assuming you haven't already beaten them...)

Front Mission 3
Legend of Mana
Vagrant Story
Wild Arms 1&2

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Re: Recommend Me a PS1 RPG on PSN
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2015, 11:09:12 PM »
Have you played Alundra? Based on your avatar, I'm guessing you're a Zelda fan. Alundra can be a bit confusing to navigate through, but it's still a pretty fun Zelda clone.

ugh, "Zelda clone."

Clone suggests inferiority. Nonsense.

Buy Alundra. Play Alundra. Love Alundra.

Alundra is the best Zelda game.
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