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plasmabeam
12/06/18 10:55:39 AM
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Pick your fave - Results (7 votes)
Dragon Quest XI
14.29% (1 vote)
1
Persona 5
57.14% (4 votes)
4
Tales of Berseria
28.57% (2 votes)
2
Valkyria Chronicles 4
0% (0 votes)
0
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
0% (0 votes)
0
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
0% (0 votes)
0
Just started Ys VIII the other night and I'm loving the hell out of it. Berseria is my favorite, but it might get unseated.

Curious what others think about this sneaky-good JRPG gen.
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ninkendo
12/06/18 10:56:21 AM
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DQXI replaced FF6 as my favorite JRPG of all time which I thought was impossible for over 2 decades
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Quick-Man
12/06/18 10:58:07 AM
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Probably Persona 5. I haven't really, genuinely enjoyed a JRPG in a long time but P5 was a genuine treat to play.
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Samurai7
12/06/18 10:58:49 AM
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octopath traveler
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Sekami
12/06/18 11:00:37 AM
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Persona 5, had pretty much lost faith in the genre until I played P5, such an incredibly well made game and gives me a lot of hope for the genre.
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swordz9
12/06/18 11:02:27 AM
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P5 is the only one of those Ive played so far and it was disappointing compared to 3 and 4
Quick-Man
12/06/18 11:03:29 AM
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swordz9 posted...
P5 is the only one of those Ive played so far and it was disappointing compared to 3 and 4

I hear this a lot. Should I look into playing 3 and 4, then?
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hombad46
12/06/18 11:04:39 AM
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Samurai7 posted...
octopath traveler

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swordz9
12/06/18 11:10:44 AM
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Quick-Man posted...
swordz9 posted...
P5 is the only one of those Ive played so far and it was disappointing compared to 3 and 4

I hear this a lot. Should I look into playing 3 and 4, then?

Yeah, theyre both great. P4 has like the best group dynamic/interaction of any JRPG Ive ever played
Bane_Of_Despair
12/06/18 11:11:58 AM
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Personally I rank them 5 > 3 > 4 but all worth playing
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garetha200
12/06/18 11:14:58 AM
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5 made a lot of Quality of Life changes for the better though so it's difficult to start with 5 and go back to 3 or 4. I'd start with the PS2 ones then go to 5.

DQXI is also really good, not as polished as P5 but very old school and fun
Axl_Rose_85
12/06/18 11:21:16 AM
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Persona 5 > Dragon Quest XI > Xenoblade Chronicles 2 > Tales of Berseria > Ys VIII

Haven't played VC4.
guffguy89
12/06/18 11:25:48 AM
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Dragon Quest XI is getting a lot of love on here. I just started it, and I'm hoping it's just a really slow start, because I'm not seeing the awe factor at all yet, aside from the visuals.
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Questionmarktarius
12/06/18 11:31:26 AM
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Brave Dungeon
MZero11
12/06/18 11:35:37 AM
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Persona 5 and Dragon Quest XI are both top 5 all time games

but Persona 5 might be number 1
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NFUN
12/06/18 11:45:53 AM
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Ys isn't a JRPG
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Strife2
12/06/18 11:49:52 AM
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NFUN posted...
Ys isn't a JRPG


"ZELDA ISN"T AN RPG EITHER DERP" It definitely is a JRPG series, just not a visual novel or turn based style. If .hack or Star Ocean get lumped in, Ys does too.

To answer the poll, Persona 5. This series somehow managed to supplant FF as the go to franchise, which DQ has ALSO done enough to leapfrog. Persona 5 is dripping in style, with great music to boot. DQXI is surprisingly dark storywise, which puts in on par with V. I still like VIII more, but not going to like: XI is enjoyable.
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NFUN
12/06/18 11:53:41 AM
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visual novels aren't JRPGs either. Zelda is somewhat of an RPG but not a JRPG
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Wreath
12/06/18 11:57:46 AM
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Sheep007
12/06/18 11:57:54 AM
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Would I be justified in picking Xenoblade Chronicles 2 just for the amazing soundtrack, despite never playing any of these games?
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malyg
12/06/18 11:58:48 AM
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Quick-Man posted...
swordz9 posted...
P5 is the only one of those Ive played so far and it was disappointing compared to 3 and 4

I hear this a lot. Should I look into playing 3 and 4, then?


Persona 5 is much better than both.
3 is an outright chore if you go back to it after 5, the whole social aspect of 5 is much more streamlined and convenient.
iiicon
12/06/18 12:21:08 PM
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What made you select these games? Are they the ones you've played?

Quick-Man posted...
I hear this a lot. Should I look into playing 3 and 4, then?

I think public consensus has settled into 4 > 5 > 3 (which is the opposite of how I'd rank them), although there's probably more people who have just played Persona 5 and nothing else in the series. Honestly, you can play them in any order you like, they all have distinct strengths and weaknesses despite having a similar frame. 4 Golden and 5 are probably the most welcoming, but you can't go wrong with 3: FES or 3 Portable. Do you currently own any of them?

NFUN posted...
Ys isn't a JRPG

yeah it is!
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swordz9
12/06/18 12:30:09 PM
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I can say 5 is best from a purely gameplay perspective. It improved a lot of things in the series. Its a huge step backwards as far as character quality and interaction go though sadly imo. Persona Q2 will probably be way better than P5 with the interaction so I wont have to wait for an enhanced P5. Honestly felt like half the 5 cast couldve just been cut from the game without any difference
KamikazePotato
12/06/18 12:30:11 PM
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Haven't played most of these, but the only one I think that could have topped how much I liked Berseria was Persona 5 and it was somewhat disappointing.
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Bane_Of_Despair
12/06/18 12:33:52 PM
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swordz9 posted...
I can say 5 is best from a purely gameplay perspective. It improved a lot of things in the series. Its a huge step backwards as far as character quality and interaction go though sadly imo. Persona Q2 will probably be way better than P5 with the interaction so I wont have to wait for an enhanced P5. Honestly felt like half the 5 cast couldve just been cut from the game without any difference


Interaction, sure. Quality? Nah, I'd take 5 cast as pure characters over 4 for sure.
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kilafer
12/06/18 12:35:00 PM
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Easily Dragon Quest XI
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Janus5k
12/06/18 12:35:29 PM
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Ys VIII > Persona 5 > Berseria of the ones I've played

All very good games though
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swordz9
12/06/18 12:41:31 PM
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Bane_Of_Despair posted...
swordz9 posted...
I can say 5 is best from a purely gameplay perspective. It improved a lot of things in the series. Its a huge step backwards as far as character quality and interaction go though sadly imo. Persona Q2 will probably be way better than P5 with the interaction so I wont have to wait for an enhanced P5. Honestly felt like half the 5 cast couldve just been cut from the game without any difference


Interaction, sure. Quality? Nah, I'd take 5 cast as pure characters over 4 for sure.

To each his own. The entire 5 cast combined cant even touch Kanji imo. Hell even Teddie is better than almost all of them
Bane_Of_Despair
12/06/18 12:42:45 PM
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swordz9 posted...
Hell even Teddie is better than almost all of them

That is a dirty fucking lie and you should be ashamed of posting that
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swordz9
12/06/18 12:48:26 PM
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Nah Id be lying if I said Ken was. Teddie has a lot of great moments even if hes reduced to one-note jokes in the spinoffs. Those moments put him over almost all of the 5 cast who have no real good moments as a group or as solo characters. Makoto, Morgana and Yusuke are the only ones Id even say I cared about more than indifference...
plasmabeam
12/06/18 12:51:09 PM
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iiicon posted...
What made you select these games? Are they the ones you've played?


I've played Berseria, XC2, and Ys VIII and enjoyed all three.

DQXI, P5, and VC4 are all on my radar, just wanted to see people's opinions.

Really should've included Octopath here as well. When it came out I thought it's popularity was due to the Switch drought, but it seems people legit loved it.
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HeroDelTiempo17
12/06/18 1:04:29 PM
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I voted Persona 5 just out of it being the only JRPG I could bring myself to actually finish in a long time. I think the last one before that was Xenoblade 1. Nothing else has held my attention all the way through.

Also...the cast in P5 is not really any worse than 3 and 4. All the games are trying different approaches and succeed at accomplishing them. Preferring one over the other doesn't make the others bad.
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mnkboy907
12/06/18 1:09:25 PM
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Xenoblade 2 > Persona 5 (> Octopath Traveler)

Plan to play Ys VIII and Berseria eventually, waiting for Switch version of DQXI.
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Quick-Man
12/06/18 1:11:47 PM
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iiicon posted...
I think public consensus has settled into 4 > 5 > 3 (which is the opposite of how I'd rank them), although there's probably more people who have just played Persona 5 and nothing else in the series. Honestly, you can play them in any order you like, they all have distinct strengths and weaknesses despite having a similar frame. 4 Golden and 5 are probably the most welcoming, but you can't go wrong with 3: FES or 3 Portable. Do you currently own any of them?

I don't, no. I don't have the systems to play any of them, at the moment.
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pxlated
12/06/18 1:14:11 PM
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swordz9 posted...
Quick-Man posted...
swordz9 posted...
P5 is the only one of those Ive played so far and it was disappointing compared to 3 and 4

I hear this a lot. Should I look into playing 3 and 4, then?

Yeah, theyre both great. P4 has like the best group dynamic/interaction of any JRPG Ive ever played


Play 2 instead

P2 best persona. 3>>>>>>>4 though if you have to play those, though. 5 is better than both of them however
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pxlated
12/06/18 1:14:34 PM
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Persona 4 is garbage
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NFUN
12/06/18 1:15:04 PM
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Quick-Man posted...
iiicon posted...
I think public consensus has settled into 4 > 5 > 3 (which is the opposite of how I'd rank them), although there's probably more people who have just played Persona 5 and nothing else in the series. Honestly, you can play them in any order you like, they all have distinct strengths and weaknesses despite having a similar frame. 4 Golden and 5 are probably the most welcoming, but you can't go wrong with 3: FES or 3 Portable. Do you currently own any of them?

I don't, no. I don't have the systems to play any of them, at the moment.

do you have a computer
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iiicon
12/06/18 1:15:07 PM
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plasmabeam posted...
I've played Berseria, XC2, and Ys VIII and enjoyed all three.

DQXI, P5, and VC4 are all on my radar, just wanted to see people's opinions.

Really should've included Octopath here as well. When it came out I thought it's popularity was due to the Switch drought, but it seems people legit loved it.

Ah, gotcha. Was just curious because there's some notable absences in the list, like Octopath and particularly Nier: Automata.

Quick-Man posted...
I don't, no. I don't have the systems to play any of them, at the moment.

Impressive considering they span five systems!
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swordz9
12/06/18 1:15:45 PM
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HeroDelTiempo17 posted...
I voted Persona 5 just out of it being the only JRPG I could bring myself to actually finish in a long time. I think the last one before that was Xenoblade 1. Nothing else has held my attention all the way through.

Also...the cast in P5 is not really any worse than 3 and 4. All the games are trying different approaches and succeed at accomplishing them. Preferring one over the other doesn't make the others bad.

Even when not comparing them Id say 5 doesnt have a very good cast of party members. I only cared about 3 of them which sucks
Kotetsu534
12/06/18 1:16:49 PM
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Guys please play VC4. It's a worthy sequel to VC1 that actually improves on the original in some ways. I should not be the only friggin person voting for it.
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swordz9
12/06/18 1:21:57 PM
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Kotetsu534 posted...
Guys please play VC4. It's a worthy sequel to VC1 that actually improves on the original in some ways. I should not be the only friggin person voting for it.

I plan on getting it eventually. The demo was pretty decent even if Kai seemed like the only good main character
BizarreGhost13
12/06/18 1:27:38 PM
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Definitely Dragon Quest XI
plasmabeam
12/06/18 1:39:46 PM
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iiicon posted...
plasmabeam posted...
I've played Berseria, XC2, and Ys VIII and enjoyed all three.

DQXI, P5, and VC4 are all on my radar, just wanted to see people's opinions.

Really should've included Octopath here as well. When it came out I thought it's popularity was due to the Switch drought, but it seems people legit loved it.

Ah, gotcha. Was just curious because there's some notable absences in the list, like Octopath and particularly Nier: Automata.


Weirdest thing... I loved the original Nier to death yet found Automata to be totally underwhelming. The gameplay felt broken and the story didn't have the emotional impact of the original, at least IMO.
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plasmabeam
12/06/18 1:41:04 PM
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Kotetsu534 posted...
Guys please play VC4. It's a worthy sequel to VC1 that actually improves on the original in some ways. I should not be the only friggin person voting for it.


Should I skip VC2? I've have it on PSTV for years along with Tactics Ogre. Haven't touched either yet.
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GuessMyUserName
12/06/18 1:44:51 PM
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Torna the Golden Country
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InfiniteMick
12/06/18 1:47:23 PM
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SaGa Scarlet Grace
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NFUN
12/06/18 1:53:05 PM
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nier automata is not a jrpg
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Arti
12/06/18 2:07:56 PM
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plasmabeam posted...
Kotetsu534 posted...
Guys please play VC4. It's a worthy sequel to VC1 that actually improves on the original in some ways. I should not be the only friggin person voting for it.


Should I skip VC2? I've have it on PSTV for years along with Tactics Ogre. Haven't touched either yet.


Yes

VC II is an abomination and has a number of badly implemented ideas

also that goddamn laugh
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LordoftheMorons
12/06/18 2:20:47 PM
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DQ XI > P5 > XB2 of the ones I've played

The first two are amazing and XB2 is really solid as well.
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STElNER
12/06/18 2:22:41 PM
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Samurai7 posted...
octopath traveler
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