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Instruct me in the way of the cuddly JRPG

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by Curratum, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. Curratum Cipher

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    So, with three major western RPGs that I backed on Kickstarter coming out in the next 60 days, I obviously had to finally start playing Japanese titles...

    I preordered Dragon Quest XI this week and bought Ni No Kuni 2 yesterday, already 6 hours into it.

    The thing is, I'm looking for recommendations for RPGs in the style of DQ XI and NNK2. I want something that looks and feels like a children's fairy tale, something cuddly, unpretentious, comfortable, cozy and sweet.

    I've never been a big fan of JRPGs and I'm loving every minute of Ni No Kuni 2 so far. I love everything about it, thought I'd hate the real-time action combat but it feels ok. I'm very excited about DQ XI as well and was hoping those more acquainted with the ways of the east could point me in the direction of some more games that look and feel like DQ and NNK.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Jacob All Men Are King Kong Patron

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    Golden Sun
    Final Fantasy Vee
    Dragon Quest IX
    Legend of Mana
     
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  3. vonAchdorf Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Atelier
     
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  4. Mustawd Arcane

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    FF10 has a few annoying Voice Actors but once you get past that it’s a great gsme. Has great combat and char customization.
     
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  5. Curratum Cipher

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    Should have probably mentioned I'm on PC only...
     
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  6. Jacob All Men Are King Kong Patron

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    Unfortunately most later FFs are very far away from being a child's fairy tale, not cuddly, pretentious, uncomfortable, and not sweet at all.
     
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  7. Jacob All Men Are King Kong Patron

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    The only games mentioned in this thread that aren't easily emulated are probably PS3 Atelier games though. The newer games are on PC.
     
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  8. ghostdog Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    I assume you've played the earlier Dragon Quest games, since the best way to be acquainted with DQ9 is to play DQ8 (and/or DQ5 remake) with a PS2 emulator... and I also assume you're not looking for snes/psx era games, since there you can find the best games for what you're looking for...

    Anyway, for newer games:

    The Legend of Heroes series
    Ys series (the older ones have been re-released and translated for the pc) (action/rpg)
    Xanadu Next (action/rpg)
    The Last Remnant, maybe...

    er... Final Fantasy 9 remaster for the PC? It's the most fairy-tail/cozy/unobnoxious FF probably.
     
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  9. Curratum Cipher

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    I did try playing X. Endured it to maybe the point where you go riding on the big elephant thing?

    If I had to stomach another second of Yuna being a mildly insecure, constantly apologizing, subservient cunt and the progagonist being a clueless, retarded, head-scratching, pep-talking-when-not-retarded fuckwad, I would have probably thrown my monitor out of the window.

    The game has some colorful locations and character designs and the story seemed decent but fuck that noise.
     
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  10. Reinhardt Arcane

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    Nep-Nep. But not second game. One of the endings NOT FUCKING CUDDLY! I was traumatized.:argh:
     
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  11. Damned Registrations Prestigious Gentleman Furry Weeaboo Nazi Nihilist

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    You might like the Chocobo's Dungeon games. Disgaea kinda fits the bill too, especially the first one (second one much less so, haven't played 3-5 enough to judge.) Legend of Mana is great too; though very confusing and the combat is very bland. Oh, and Secret of Evermore.

    Edit: And definitely Breath of Fire 2 and 3. They've got a couple dark bits but overall it's full of stuff like Jean the derpy frog prince trying to impress his sister with his cooking, or old man Bunyan catching you stealing from his house and giving you a stern talking to and making you chop logs for him.
     
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  12. yes plz Arcane Patron

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    Final Fantasy IX looks like a child's fantasy book come to life. Okage: The Shadow King is another great fairy tale-esque JRPG.

    also: golden sun is super bland shit and should be avoided by everyone, unless like you have a crushing ambien addiction and are trying to find an alternative to it
     
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    I recommend you to play Trails in the Sky ASAP.
     
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  14. Somberlain Arcane Zionist Agent

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    Falcom games :love:
     
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  15. Shadenuat Arcane

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    The super dupah
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    Well maybe also Grandia 1, Lunar and Final Fantasy 9.
     
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    Earthbound and Mother 3.
    The first Ni No Kuni drags a bit but it is good...
    It feels a bit gay to recommend it now but Undertale I guess.
     
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  17. Vorark Arbiter

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    Make sure to check the previous DQ entries too. VIII will be the most similar to XI and you can emulate either the PS2 or 3DS versions. Taking in account your desire for a "fairy tale", V is another excellent candidate, the DS version being the most accessible as you won't need to hunt down a patched iso.

    PoPoLoCrois (PSP) also fits the bill.
     
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  18. Mustawd Arcane

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    So...japanese woman?

    Yuna was great tbh.

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  19. Curratum Cipher

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    I'm really keen about DQ8 but never tried PS2 emulation. Is the 3DS version identical? I imagine the 3DS would be easier to set up an emulator for...

    [Edit] Yuna was only great if you have some weird fetish about subservient, annoying, sniveling women, I suppose...
     
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  20. abnaxus Arcane Patron

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    I was sad Yuna became a sloot in X-2.
     
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    Tsugunai: Atonement is not really bubbly, but it's incredibly charming and heart-warming game.
     
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  22. deama Liturgist

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    I donno about the versions, but the PS2 emulator has been worked on for a very long time, so most games should work fairly well on it. The 3DS emulator is kinda new, so may be problemetic to play on that one.
     
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    If you want the Last Remnant, you have to buy it literally NOW, since it's being taken off Steam today (Tuesday, September 4th). *Hopefully* this means we'll finally be getting a remaster / Sony version that we were supposed to get 10 years ago, but you never know with Square Enix. It's also not a cute, cuddly, cozy JRPG by any means. But still incredible.

    Legend in the Heroes: Trails in the Sky (Very slow start, try not to be turned off by this)
    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
    Final Fantasy IX
    Earthbound
    Secret of Mana
    Eternal Sonata
    Grandia II
    I Am Setsuna
    Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
    Tales of Symphonia
    Chrono Cross
    Breath of Fire III
    SaGa Frontier II
     
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  24. Mustawd Arcane

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    No Chrono Trigger.

    :hmmm:
     
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  25. Jacob All Men Are King Kong Patron

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    Yuna's summoner costume is much more lewd (Black bra) than the X-2 version. In X-2 she's just being embarrassing to have your parents walk in while you're playing.
     
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