Recommend some good turn-based Japanese RPGs
Posted 27 March 2011 - 07:27 PM
What are some good turn-based Japanese RPGs for the Xbox360?
Posted 27 March 2011 - 07:34 PM
Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:50 PM
Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:55 PM
Vandal Hearts on XBLA. There is also Spectral Force 3 and Record of Agarest War but neither are that great
Resonance of Fate isnt a strategy rpg.
What would you call it then?It's not a turn based rpg,and I wouldn't call it a real time rpg.It really is a mix of strategy and real time since you really have to plan your moves out.
Edited by themaster20000, 28 March 2011 - 12:28 AM.
Posted 27 March 2011 - 10:17 PM
Lost Odyssey. It's straight up traditional turn-based RPG from the makers of Shadow Hearts.
This man speaks the truth. Playing through this right now and it's definitely bringing back fond memories of playing through my favorite jrpgs back in the day.
Posted 27 March 2011 - 10:44 PM
Blue Dragon can be summed up as Dragon Quest for 360. It's much more lighthearted than LO. Combat is simple and quick. Graphics are colorful and sports nice soundtrack. Story and characters are it's weakest point. All the main characters are on the young side, not sure if that's your thing or not (I found it annoying) Even so I always thought this game deserves more love than it gets.
Posted 28 March 2011 - 12:15 AM
I've heard enough good things about Resonance of Fate for me to buy it, but I haven't played it yet, so I can't recommend it proper.
Posted 28 March 2011 - 01:16 AM
Blue Dragon was a solid game too which I liked but sadly never finished. I was not a big fan of the story or the characters but I did like the game itself
I heard Eternal Sonata was great and diverged from the standard JRPG formula a bit but personally I never played it so I can't really recommend it truthfully. I would check that game out. Also Infinite Undiscovery and The Last Remnant I heard were not that bad, but again, I'd read into it.
Posted 28 March 2011 - 01:18 AM
I'd like to see where this thread goes, because I could go for a solid turn-based RPG.
Oh, here's an odd suggestion.....Costume Quest on XBLA. The battles are straight up old school turn-based. Funny game, too.
Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:03 AM
I said it was an odd suggestion, but it's more old school JRPG than most crap JRPG's these days. It's a solid turn-based adventure/RPG.
Posted 28 March 2011 - 11:33 AM
Eternal Sonata (turn based but flows like original Parasite Eve)
Enchanted Arms (mix of turn based and strat almost)
Blue Dragon (plays more like an early Dragon Quest, has a grind to it)
Spectral Force 3 (strategy RPG)
Record of Aragast War (strategy RPG)
Posted 28 March 2011 - 12:40 PM
Breath of Death VII
Cthulu Saves the World
Tales of Vesperia (not turn based, but solid JRPG)
Blue Dragon (story is kiddie and dumb, but core game is good)
I played a lot of the others and didn't really care for them.
Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:57 PM
Tales of Vesperia is not turn based.
While that true, ToV is a great game, I piled up 90 hours on my first playthrough already. I love that game.
But it not Turned based.
Posted 29 March 2011 - 02:01 AM
I was considering Spectral Force 3 since it was developed by Atlus -- of Disgaea fame. But not sure if it's turn-based or not. Need to read reviews. Ditto for Resonance of Fate.
Gonna look at the CAG marketplace for Lost Odyssey and/or Blue Dragon.
Posted 29 March 2011 - 04:04 AM
Tales of Vesperia is not turn based.
Dooh sorry saw the JRPG part but not the turn based, my bad. Yeah go with Lost Odyssey then.
On the XBox Indie Store, you can get Breath of Death VII for $1 and Cthulu Saves the World for $3 in Microsoft points. They're great games made by the same guy that are similar to the NES Dragon Warrior/Quest games, but with improvements in the gameplay and contemporary humor.
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Posted 29 March 2011 - 07:20 AM
Posted 29 March 2011 - 08:24 AM
Still, and to echo everyone else, you won't do better than Lost Odyssey if you're looking for a traditional JRPG on 360.
Posted 29 March 2011 - 10:18 AM
Posted 29 March 2011 - 10:24 AM
Posted 29 March 2011 - 06:53 PM
Tales of Vesperia, while not a turn based game, is still fun and pretty solid. Good artwork, good voicing, most of the characters are memorable. Not to mention even the ones in your team will get item and level experience in battles.
FFXIII is good, just don't stop playing it. I got a little lost when I did.
Enchanted Arms is okay if you're desperate for a game. I put in a few hours here and there, but damn it gets boring.
And of course Magna Carta 2 is like Tales of Vesperia.