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« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2011, 10:39:20 PM »

For a really dark and bizarre story, I'd go with SMT: Strange Journey. The apocalyptic mood gave me chills.

She's lent me that...

And because I don't want to have to take the time to multiquote, Alisha is right.
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« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2011, 12:14:26 AM »

Yeah, sorry about that! I guess I was mislead by your reference to 358/2 and forgot the platform :P
You mentionned Ys 1+2 but I'd go with Ys Seven instead, if you haven't played it yet. Its story deals with the end of the world and a killing disease so I guess it's dark enough, I would compare the mood to Star Oceans'. It's definitely my favorite game on the PSP. Ys 1+2 are good, too, but they still feel old.
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« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2011, 09:51:41 AM »

3rd Birthday is extremely dark, but it has a horrible plot.

Fun game, though.
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« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2011, 10:08:34 AM »

3rd Birthday is extremely dark, but it has a horrible plot.

Fun game, though.

I refuse to let her even think about getting that game until we've both played and beaten the first two Parasite Eves.
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« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2011, 10:13:35 AM »

3rd Birthday is extremely dark, but it has a horrible plot.

Fun game, though.

I refuse to let her even think about getting that game until we've both played and beaten the first two Parasite Eves.

There's as much continuity between 3B and PE1&2 as there is between Persona and Final Fantasy.
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« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2011, 10:16:06 AM »

3rd Birthday is extremely dark, but it has a horrible plot.

Fun game, though.

I refuse to let her even think about getting that game until we've both played and beaten the first two Parasite Eves.

There's as much continuity between 3B and PE1&2 as there is between Persona and Final Fantasy.

It's for her own safety.
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« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2011, 03:19:42 PM »

So she gets to see Aya before Squarenix turned her into a bimbo stripper?
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« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2011, 03:26:29 PM »

So she gets to see Aya before Squarenix turned her into a bimbo stripper?

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Yes. Only for her...

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« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2011, 04:44:26 PM »

I'm not sure which ps1 games are playable on psp, but Vagrant Story sounds like it might scratch that itch.
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« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2011, 06:18:29 PM »

I'm not sure which ps1 games are playable on psp, but Vagrant Story sounds like it might scratch that itch.

I forgot to mention that to her... If I can convince her to look past how complicated it is (and maybe trick her into believing Ashley's a girl's name (she doesn't attach to protagonists that aren't female for some reason)), she'd probably really like it. As would I.
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« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2011, 06:19:41 PM »

Hmmm, I don't know if Id call Alundra "dark". It's not as cute as the graphics would suggest, but dark might be a bit of a stretch.
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« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2011, 06:26:52 PM »

Hmmm, I don't know if Id call Alundra "dark". It's not as cute as the graphics would suggest, but dark might be a bit of a stretch.

The story sounds pretty... twisted to say the least.
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« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2011, 06:57:53 PM »

The problem with jRPGs and dark themes is that they tend to throw in things like oddly dressed spiky haired blonde dudes, loud and annoying girls with strange hair colors and high pitched voices or some sort of talking mascot. Not to mention all the goofy foes these games tend to have you battle against (a squad of ducks, vampires with pink polkadot capes, fairys, ect...). One moment you're trying to solve the mystery of a classmates suicide, the next you're negociating with a giant teddy bear. It dosnt mean that these are bad games, far from it in many cases, but its hard to call them truly dark.
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« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2011, 06:59:24 PM »

The problem with jRPGs and dark themes is that they tend to throw in things like oddly dressed spiky haired blonde dudes, loud and annoying girls with strange hair colors and high pitched voices or some sort of talking mascot. Not to mention all the goofy foes these games tend to throw into battle against you (a squad of ducks, vampires with pink polkadot capes, fairys, ect...). One moment you're trying to solve the mystery of a classmates suicide, the next you're negociating with a giant teddy bear. It dosnt mean that these are bad games, far from it in many cases, but its hard to call them truly dark.

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« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2011, 09:04:55 PM »

if she has a hard time attaching to male protags Valkyrie Profile Lenneth may be a good choice after all.
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