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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2009, 05:25:20 PM »

Nocturne would be my first choice followed by Suikoden V and/or Shadow Hearts.

I'm tempted to say Suikoden III over V, but V's battle system really is much better.
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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2009, 05:28:31 PM »

Don't get me started on Okami...

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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2009, 05:29:22 PM »

Based on pure fun factor alone, I would have to say the Shadow Hearts series as a whole. It's a nice breath of fresh air when compared to what the rest of the RPG genre has to offer, and it never takes itself too seriously.

Runner up would definitely be Dragon Quest VIII.
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« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2009, 05:33:07 PM »

Digital Devil Saga.
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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2009, 06:04:36 PM »

Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter.
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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2009, 06:17:42 PM »

Isn't it very similar in style to the Zelda series? You have reviews for those games on here, why not Okami?

Yes, it's like Zelda with a separate battle screen and a more item and menu driven system. How much more RPGish does it need to be to qualify? Obviously more, because I once got my ass chewed when I accidentally posted it to this forum. I've never quite gotten over that.
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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2009, 06:39:28 PM »

I really like Okami - but it's no more an RPG than a game like Prince of Persia is.

Zelda isn't an RPG either.
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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2009, 06:52:15 PM »

i'm just gonna list some rpg's i think are classics.

skies of arcadia legends
phantasy star online
shadow of the collossus(if zelda qualifies as and rpg here this should as well)
Persona 3
Final Fantasy XI(if you get deep enough into the story)
Xenosaga III
Super Robot Wars:Original Generations.(ps2 or gba versions)
tales of the abyss
Ar Tonelico 2(even though this is relatively new im gonna list this because i find the game play incredibly addictive)
Valkyrie Profile 2
Shadow Hearts 1 and 2 but not 3.

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« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2009, 07:02:49 PM »

From what I've played so far I'd choose P3, DQVIII and SMT Nocturne.
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« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2009, 07:12:53 PM »

In regards to Eus's point of DDS vs SMT:N, I'd pick DDS just because it's a bit easier with having a party.  If you have trouble with a boss, you can just tackle it in a different way without having to fuse a new demon.  I hold both games in high regard though.  Good stuff.

I was kind of expecting a point like this, but when you think about it Nocturne actually leaves you in a better position. If you're unprepared and need a skill, you go recruit a demon or fuse one. In DDS you can switch out easily... IF someone's learned it, or it's someone you can have in the party. If that isn't the case, which is especially prone to cropping up in II unless you've spoiled yourself, then you're going to have to go grinding.
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« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2009, 07:19:48 PM »

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« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2009, 07:27:00 PM »

For me: Final Fantasy XII and Skies of Arcadia
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« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2009, 10:10:20 PM »

I'd probably go with one of the Xenosaga games, Star Ocean III, or Valkyrie Profile 2.  The typical blockbusters (Final Fantasy XXX, Shin Megami Tensei, Fallout 3) actually interested me less than more homely games like Ar Tonelico and Magna Carta.  Sometimes "less is more."
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« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2009, 10:17:39 PM »

The typical blockbusters (Final Fantasy XXX, Shin Megami Tensei, Fallout 3) actually interested me less than more homely games like Ar Tonelico and Magna Carta.

Really now? I guess you still have a point in that it's becoming a pretty popular series in many online circles, but the series is hardly a blockbuster, at least on these shores. They're kind of low budget and are second only to Castlevania when it comes to recycling graphics.
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« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2009, 10:20:47 PM »

SMT Nocturne is by no means a "typical blockbuster". That game in particular seemed to take people by surprise when it came out.
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