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Can't remember this PS2 rpg, help?
« on: May 23, 2017, 10:58:27 AM »
Hi, I remember playing a ps2 rpg a very long time ago at a store.
I believe it was on a demo or promo disc. Maybe it wasn't on one, I honestly can't remember since it's been so many years.
So what I remember of it, is it was a 2D JRPG and the part that I remember playing on was a grassy area with FF4 or Chrono Trigger style looking hills, I remember somewhere along that area was a (wooden?) treasure chest with I believe a weapon in it? Sorry if I can't give any more details about it but I barely remember much more than that about the game. Any ideas on what game it was?

Update
Secret of Mana & Ys: The Ark of Napishtim, so far to me seem to bear the most resemblence to it except SoM's graphics look dated compared to it...

There's an ongoing discussion about it below, feel free to chime in here or on reddit if you have any ideas.
https://www.reddit.com/r/tipofmyjoystick/comments/6cs55o/cant_remember_this_ps2_rpg_help/

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Re: Can't remember this PS2 rpg, help?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 11:17:45 AM »
So...
-2D
-JRPG
-grassy area with chest with weapon in it
-may or may not have been on PS2

Okay, that's extremely generic sounding

If Secret of Mana looks to dated compared to what you remember, maybe it was Legend of Mana? Or Saga Frontier 2? Tales of Destiny/Eternia? I think those were on a demo disc or two... They're PSone games, so you might have played them on PS2.

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Re: Can't remember this PS2 rpg, help?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2017, 11:24:42 AM »
Turn-based battles or real-time?
That could shave off a good amount of titles.

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Re: Can't remember this PS2 rpg, help?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2017, 11:30:31 AM »
I'm going to condense some points I made into one reply.

* I think it was more of a ARPG if I remember, almost like secret of mana I think. Also I might be wrong but it looked like you could view the items you gathered in a gallery? Again not too sure, only had probably 5 minutes played of it.
I do remember that the map (that I was on) strongly gave off similarities to ff4 maps.

* If I remember, the overworld style was 2d like ff4 and I believe the character had a axe and you attacked stuff by swinging?
Ar Tonelico I don't think this one is it but I might check it out. Definitely wasn't Soul Nomad or FF Tactics style.
Imagine finding a chest on a overworld map that resembles grassy, woodland style overworld map on final fantasy 4.

* May not have been PS2 but it was definitely eagleeye style 2D overworld. I'd like to say around the time they had mario party demos & dreamcast displays, or close to that time frame.
 I'd like to say this reminds me of it, it kindof resembled this, except in a grassy setting with chests. Minus the bridges, ladders & cave exits..
http://vgmaps.com/Atlas/SuperNES/FinalFantasyII-MistyCave.png

* No it's not Lunar or Beyond the Beyond but Secret of Mana & Ys: The Ark of Napishtim, so far to me seem to bear the most resemblence to it except SoM's graphics look dated compared to it...

* It wasn't like ff tactics or ogre battle, at all.

*  I definitely think it was on one of the many demo disks.. and you're immediately in the grassy area, no towns or anything if I recall.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2017, 11:56:43 AM by avalanch »

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Re: Can't remember this PS2 rpg, help?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2017, 11:44:31 AM »
any of the myriad of shining forces for ps2?

that series went the nondescript ARPG route HARD during the PS2 days.

Shining Tears maybe?


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Re: Can't remember this PS2 rpg, help?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2017, 11:55:42 AM »
Definitely wasn't Shining Force EXA but I do believe it was a arpg like SFEXA was.

We could try to narrow it down to what arpg's fit that style around 1998-2004
« Last Edit: May 23, 2017, 12:00:33 PM by avalanch »

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Re: Can't remember this PS2 rpg, help?
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 12:01:55 PM »
^ uhhhh

how about Shining Tears?


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Re: Can't remember this PS2 rpg, help?
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2017, 12:15:38 PM »
No it wasn't that one.

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Re: Can't remember this PS2 rpg, help?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2017, 12:49:31 PM »
Jade Cocoon?

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Re: Can't remember this PS2 rpg, help?
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 12:58:49 PM »
Alundra?

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Re: Can't remember this PS2 rpg, help?
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2017, 01:15:26 PM »
Alundra?

This was what I was thinking at first as well, but I think it predates the OP's given time frame... That is one irritating game.

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Re: Can't remember this PS2 rpg, help?
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2017, 02:23:05 PM »
Maybe he should just look at this and this list, click on every title one by one, and see if the screenshots match his memories...

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Re: Can't remember this PS2 rpg, help?
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2017, 05:48:52 PM »
Turns out, it was Threads of Fate on the PS1.

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Re: Can't remember this PS2 rpg, help?
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2017, 08:05:34 PM »
^ I own that game and never would have guessed it in 1000 years.  If you ever play it get ready to witness about a half dozen gross misuses of the word "atelier".


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Re: Can't remember this PS2 rpg, help?
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2017, 11:48:56 PM »
Turns out, it was Threads of Fate on the PS1.
First, Threads of Fate isn't a Jrpg. Second, you don't get weapons in the game from treasure boxes iirc, only via upgrades. Third...I actually remember a demo of that game from I THINK Electronic Gaming Monthly, and it only let you play as the girl...

Fourth. I'M OLD.

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