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I just recently got into the final fantasy franchise thanks to kingdom hearts. The first game I decided to play is final fantasy x on the ps2. I'm really enjoying it so far and I wanted to see what your opinions are of the game?
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Its the last good one FF, you could already see the sings of a downfall here. World map is not there, beautiful prerendered backgrounds mostly gone (there are few actually) in favor of 3d that doesn't even do real 3d (fixed camera most of the time).

But there is effort put info this game, a lot of it. It was first FF with voice acting and as much as you could argue that games only improved on that later, I think here it was best, because it was a bit awkward, but also had soul, effort and didn't completely shit on music.

Soundtrack is kind of a mixed bag, but you can still hear some Uematsu here, not in his top form anymore unfortunately, but still great.

Seymour was good villan, I liked how he didn't straight announce the to the whole world that he is evil, which happens all too often in these stories.
>Seymour was good villain
Even FFX fans agree that Seymour is one of the bad things about it.
I would have said that at the time. But looking back he was okay. Good voice actor too.
What's wrong with Seymour? I thought he was great. The perception of him developed in a neat way throughout the game.
Best world/setting of any game besides maybe xenosaga

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>Larping as Caesar fag
>Install dozens of ttw Sexout mods
>Enslave & Rape every hotties, Raiders and NCR, Fiends of course
>Kill Ulysses and nuke both side
>Finally start main mission and become 0 reputation after you met benny
>More rape ncr hotties & ncr rangers & cass & veronica and sneak kill every bos niggers after even more rape bos rookies and finish it with Caesar ending
>Get bored and move to DC wasteland and cum hot loads on Moira my wife
>Nuke brotherhood of steel and enslave sara, rape her next meaningless 100hours
Yepp, this is the best game ever made
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or trannies are all complete degenerates so extreme gooning is just kind of a prerequisite
Mars Vult!
Glory to His Son et Legion!
Share modlist?
Bump for Rapist Legion
Imagine how many times your character has been shit on by victims trying to dissuade him from rape, lol.

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How can I improve my RPG make game? I decided to continue working on my game after a two years hiatus. Now I want to turn it into a proper rpg. How can I achieve that?
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>being discordtranny
you must be joking zoom zoom
It's up, lel.
I'm with you on the discordhate, but that's where Dark Crusader hangs out now. Shit, I'm witnessing the second cycle of Miro all over again...
tell me when game will be out and im all in
Bumperino for hope that DC might come back.

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>getting deployed to okinawa soon
>bought a steamdeck
Hey bros…
Are there any must play RPGs/JRPGs i can get off steam?
I don’t mind if they’re older or obscure.
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Is thug hunter 12 supposed to be monster hunter? I don't really get that one.
thug anything is probably GTA reference
Maybe, just seems weird that it doesn't use anything related to GTA besides thug. At least Cuck Fantasy 7 uses most of the title.
>Getting cuck deck instead of a rape kit when visiting japan as muttmerica soldier
Wasted breath
>anon gets introduced to the wonders of Japanese region locking

High IQ Mass Effect roleplayers immerse it up by coming up with creative in-universe reasons why nobody says his/her name. Such as naming your character:

>Commander Adolf Shepard
>Commander Nigger Shepard
>Commander God Shepard
>Commander Osama Bin Ladin Shepard
>Commander Devil Shepard
>Commander Satan Shepard
>Commander Hitler Shepard
>Commander Monkey Shepard
>Commander Big-Head Shepard
>Commander Queenie Shepard
>Commander Queefy Shepard
>Commander Stinky Shepard
>Commander Pussy Shepard

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>Wait what?
I was mocking Legion's autism relax I already said I'm not a bot and I already said I'm not working for the Geth. Right?

>depending on how you handle Javik
I suppose so. He kills himself if you let him activate his memory shard. Interesting part is what would make it more grim is how if renegade Shepard did intentionally suggest Javik activate his shard with the hidden genocidal intention of wanting him to one day kill himself, Javik would be well aware his Commander wants him dead because of his semi-telepathy. Plus you can essentially ensure he goes through with his suicide by refusing to shake his hand in London. One of the most cold blooded renegade things you can do in the trilogy is refuse the paragon interrupt for his handshake. Like even if you're roleplaying a goodboy type Shepard who outright disagrees with every ultra machiavellian af statement Javik says in the whole game, it really is pretty fucked up to still refuse to shake his hand after all you two had been through together fighting the Rapers side-by-side across the stars. I mean If I was Javik and hadn't gained an ounce of my commander's respect throughout the whole game I'd wanna kill myself probably
Also worth noticing how a simple mod to fix ME3 would be to voice splice anytime Javik says "Primitive/Primitives" to instead say "Monkey Nigger/Monkey Niggers" for immersion. Javik is a hardcore chud (like TIM levels of space chud) not some pansy Hanar diplomat plus he is very pissed off his race went extinct so he isn't exactly in a mood to be excessively polite and isn't going to use PC language anymore

>"Dr.Tsoni would never forgive me if I didn't ask you some key questions about Prothean culture"
>"Excuse me? I've spent over 100 years fascinated by your race!"
>"Who cares? We are gone. A dead race. Why do you monkey niggers insist on solving mysteries that no longer matter to anybody?"
>"Wh..what did you call us?"
>"I am in no mood to answer your gay questions!! All of my people are fucking dead!! I wake up 50,000 years later to see you foolish monkey nigger races running my race's galaxy!! Salarians, Krogan, Humans, Asari! UGH! And you monkey niggers wish to interrogate me with pointless questions!? WHY?"
>"I think you need to calm down Javik..."
Hm? They said my name all the time. Malcolm "Colm" Anders Sheppard
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>t. RPG Roleplaying expert
>"Wow. That was quite an entrance"
>"JACOB! Youre out-of-line again! Stfu! Let us adults talk you fucking amateur!"
>"My bad. Apologies, sir"
>"Impressive quadkill, assassin. I came a long way to find you"
>"I apologize. Prayers for the wicked must not be forsaken"
>"I totally understand your frustration. You really think Dantius deserves it?"
>"Not for her. For me. The measure of an indiviual can be difficult to ascertain from actions alone. Take you for instance. All this destruction, chaos! I expected this to be my last job. I was curious to see how far youd go. Well here I am"
>"Howd you know I was coming at all?"
>"I didnt. Not until you marched in the lobby shooting. Nassana was paranoid, believing one of her sisters would soon ice her. You proved a valued distraction"
>"Bastard! You used me so you can kill her!"
>"I needed my distraction. You needed your assassin. Speak"
>"True. Lets cut to the chase. I need you to help me genocide the Collecter race"
>"Attacking the Collectors would require a ship that can pass through the Omega 4 Relay"
>"Lol! They told me it was impossible to get to Illos too! Who is laughing now, Thane?"
>"BwAhaHAHAHhaha a-ack! I kneel Commander, dont make me laugh that hard, reduces my life expectancy. Did your d..dossier forget to mention Im dying of a lung condition? Jokes aside, Im honored to serve you. Youve built a career out of performing the impossible"

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I'm fucking pissed. Legend of Grimrock fucking sucks. I'm in the beginning and it takes fucking forever to kill these things and they end up beating my frontliners. And literally no weapons in the beginning. Literally no tutorial no nothing how can I even play this game?
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You sir are my nigger and can come fuck my sister any time. Mind you, she is also as old as we are so you can probably do better.
no you didn't . John Carmack made that game. John is god and you are plebs of shit.
You're thinking of JRPG's
no, i'm thinking you are a faggot and an awful poster who should kys or stay on discord

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>This game smells
Like formaldehyde
Kek next thing you gonna tell me you read books
>The last third of the game is almost all combat they… drumroll… ran out of time and money
ah yes the signature of good RPGs
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just finished playing it a minute ago, decent game overall but the combat is simply dreadful
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Cope, seethe, etc

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Exploring beautiful untamed lands, warring tribes, lots of hunts, trailblazing and the white man as a hero, friend of the natives.

Any RPG with this feeling?
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Imperial hero, otherwise correct
Damn near killed her
Greedfall is like a weird mix of America and Polynesia with some Celtic influence for the people
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Quest for Glory 3

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are there any rpgs that have really good writing? the more I look at many of these rpgs and the classics out there, I realize that a lot of them just have really mediocre or bland writing. I see so many people claim that rpgs are mostly well known for stories or writing but I only see a few games that are well acclaimed for their writing. I already know of games like lets say shadow run dragonfall I think, disco elysium, and planescape torment.
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If you mean genuinely high brow writing then no. The highest that games have attained is middle brow, like Planescape Torment for instance. There are no genuinely high brow games that I am aware of
How do you define high brow writing?
It's hard to define, so I don't know truthfully. Video game writing is usually too full of cliches and the sentiment is too adolescent. There is no "Ingmar Bergman" of video games, but you have lots of Ridley Scotts and Darren Aronofsky's
Yeah. For me there was a steady decline in self control. I miss being able to play my 3 houris per day and be happy with it.
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the only writing i can genuinely ever remember from a video game that actually had any real impact on me whatsoever is the coin analogy from soul reaver 2, its practically the only time I'd say a video game had genuinely great writing in it, but that isn't an rpg.
barring that, planescape torment has some choice lines like pic related.

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... here's your anniversary, bro.
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Dragon Quest is mature, and a mans game!
its 27MAY2024 in japan
all games are for kids

it's better than whatever dogshit you gulp down
DQ3 is Japan's favorite DQ. I think the worldwide favorite DQ is 8. Which is why I think they stuffed so much DQ8 into DQ11. I concur with DQ5 getting a high-budget remake. Not enough people have played it and it's downright the sorta story they could make a Hollywood movie about and peoples' mouths would gape over how incredible it is.

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Are these two really some of the best modern JRPGS?
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Sort of. They’re significantly worse than the sprite-based games in the Trails series but they’re still fun. The main hook is world building. Almost every single NPC in the game has their own character arc they go through and there a lot of them. There’s actually a very interesting story based on late 1800’s/early 1900’s European political and military history going on beneath the surface (on of the characters is just Otto von Bismarck) but they cover it up with every stock anime cliche in the book so the children won’t get bored. Seriously, every anime cliche you can think of is in these games. That’s not an exaggeration.
1 is fine, though worse than the games that came before it. 2's plot and writing are retarded but bearable
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Great aesthetics.
Fantastic soundtrack.
Fun combat and character building.
Likeable characters.
Scope focused on individual countries rather than travelling to the four corners of the world.
Yeah, they are perfect games desu.
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Cold Steel is unironically objectively better than the garbage some of the worst posters here push and I'd take thousands of reans being posted over the awful slavshit that gets forced here.

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Is there a reason why most JRPGs give you dialog options when they don't change the outcome of the story? DQ8 is a good example. If I say "No" the game forces me to say "Yes".
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Most dialogue options in JRPGs affect scenes with certain characters. FFX for example, has a hidden meter that, depending on player choice affects who Tidus will have a cutscene convo with later in the game. But yeah, the devs want to tell their story. WRPGs are no different.
You're still engaging in the story, as you are navigating and in a sense, creating dialogue trees. You're choices don't affect the PLOT though. Story and plot are two different things.

And, for the record, that particular example contains an easter egg that retarded spergs like you would enjoy. Pick the "wrong" option 63 or 64 times for le funny useless scene.
Reminds of this
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>There's only one correct answer. Picking Queen Brahne doesn't change the scenario.
Incorrect. If you pick Queen Brahne's answer 64 times (likely a jab at nintendo) you get a hidden scene with Ruby. Not kidding.

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Seeing as how Eiyuden seems to have left a lot of people unsatisfied, and half the discussion ended up being suikoden focused anyways, why not a proper thread.

Favorite game?
Favorite Castle?
Favorite rune?
Favorite Star of Destiny?

In my order
3, 1, Soul Eater, Chris.
Feel free to continue to talk shit about EC too if you'd like.
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II looks great, I eventually didn't hate the sister even though she basically bricked my save with some bug by making me take her when I went to do the dragon shit. Jowy's writing hurt it. but holy shit Tyr's life is bleak.
III is a nice culmination of things previously built on with Harmonia/Luc. Chris has the weakest chapters/supporting characters. Thomas and Geddoe stand out. Hugo is okay.Game forces way too many unwinnable because story needs this to happen fights.
IV Felt more like a budget spinoff, feels like MC is really isolated unlike previous titles. I didn't hate it. I don't get the MC's edgy boyscout look.
V built up the characters nicely and was pretty engaging. This series has way too big a boner for their tacticians though, everyone goes on and on about how brilliant they are then they just either do the most basic shit then are somehow omnipotent and know how everything will turn out.
How about 1?
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I think it's pretty good considering it's age. Being able to transfer a save to the next installment is nice. The story is more straight forward one so I don't nitpick as much as the sequels.
Looking back Suikoden 1 really was pretty underrated. I'm waiting to see my friend start it for real because I have no faith that the Konami remasters will be good and told him to just begin it.
The tactician boner comes from Romance of Three Kingdoms. While you had all the great frontline generals, the ones who get talked up the most are the strategists like Zhuge Liang and Sima Yi.

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So you've probably all seen the free trial meme by now. It's been about two years since the big WoW exodus. The next expansion is looking to take the story in a brand-new direction after Endwalker wrapped up the story that's been going since 2010.

So, anons, no bullshit, why haven't you tried this game yet? Why haven't you made it out of your starting city? Why won't you be upgrading from the free trial?
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Nah, in good.
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>I did when it originally came out
This. Shit game.
>2.5s GCD
>invisible walls so you can't even hop off a 10ft tall staircase or ramp
>uncorrupted by WOW RPG reductionism
The heck? It's barely even an RPG at this point, and yes, it was heavily inspired by WoW and went even further with reductionism.
because i don't play video games to socialize
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I did.

The dungeons are all the same, only a few of them have hazards or environmental threats (stalker tonberries and corrupt crystals to name two), everything between the bosses is just "Get everything's attention and spam AOE" and the bosses rarely have gimmicks to worry about. Equipment boils down to "Stack skill speed to tier and max crit" since no equipment has no special traits like elemental damage, lifesteal, ailment chance, or other RPG staples, they're all stat sticks and stat shirts. Did you know materia is nulled when items are synced? For some raids it's optimal to equip low-level equipment and load it up with materia.

The story, though good when focusing on the primals, empire, or the fate of the cosmos, has very few stakes. Anyone who does die was either basically sidelined, was absolutely hated by the fanbase, or you met them 5 main quests ago, if they give an optional quest at any point they have basically burned the death flag. Speaking of the main quest, several details that are brought up later are either immediately forgotten or they are so insignificant it's little more than a callback, making the tangent an irrelevant waste of time. You could remove 50 quests from ARR and the first two expansions each and it would STILL have worse pacing than Higurashi. I've said in the game several times that the whole main quest could be filled with shortcuts that lead straight to primals and major dungeons, the whole bullshit around saving Minfilia from the teapot lady could've been reduced to "Kick down the front door and raise hell".

The fun content in FF14 is the raids and the bosses, but there is so much boring bullshit between them that by the time I get to it I've lost more and more of my motivation to keep playing.

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Name a more iconic RPG duo than Rean and his wife Altina (aka Doyakonga). Haha you can't.
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Rane gets turn into a female in rance7. Its literally a tranny
he's just like Rean!
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that's most male characters in valkyrie profile. that game is sad as fuck.
>die protecting the woman you love
>a valkyrie shows up
>hey youre pretty chad wanna come fight for nordic gods?
>ok whatever
>prove yourself in battle over and over again
>ascend the ranks and become elder tier god through your heroic deeds
>become best buds with Thor
>Odin himself pats you on the back and congratulates you
>stare off into the distance thinking about your gf
Based, gods > hoes.

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