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NEW PSP what to get RPG-wise


#1 Lonedragon87   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   868 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:25 AM

Just bought a psp recently due to the price drop. Am a big rpg fan. Saw a ton of rpgs for psp. Any ones you guys recommend?

#2 RabbitSuit   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   2126 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:30 AM

  • Crisis Core
  • Crisis Core
  • Crisis Core
You may not want to play it first though. If you do, all of the other PSP titles will look like they have awful graphics.

#3 FatBoyInside   Money costs too much CAGiversary!   2542 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:33 AM

I really like Crimson Gem Saga and the Ys series. If you've never played the original, then Lunar RPG is a nice remake, as well. Persona 3 Portable is also highly rated. There's really a lot to recommend, so you might want to provide more specifics on your rpg tastes (for instance, hardcore dungeon grinders and strategians go gaga for Disgaea series and similar-type games from NIS ...but I'm a casual player and can't get into those.)

#4 TraBuch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1044 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:37 AM

What kind do you like? Action RPG? Turn-based?

Turn-based:
Persona 3 Portable
Hexyz Force
Crimson Gem Saga
Brave Story: New Traveler
Valkyrie Profile

Action:
Phantasy Star Portable 2 (Not sure if Infinity is being localized, I'm guessing it is)
All the Ys games (Ys Seven being the best)
Crisis Core
Birth By Sleep
Star Ocean 1 and 2

Strategy:
Tactics Ogre
Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions
Disgaea
Jeanne d'Arc
Valkyria Chronicles 2

#5 TraBuch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1044 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:38 AM

Also, The Legend Of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is coming out later this month and is supposed to be amazing.

#6 VANDALHEART   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   272 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:54 AM

Easy: Persona 3 Portable.
You want a retro rpg? Lunar and Valkyrie Profile

#7 Lonedragon87   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   868 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:03 AM

bought crisis core and valkyrie profile. Love a good turn base rpg. It sucks that these days those type of games dont make it anymore. I know there are a few expections but nothing like the greats

#8 Lonedragon87   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   868 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:09 AM

thanks guys use the gamestop wishlist to make lists of what i am intrested in and over time purchase.

#9 Lonedragon87   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   868 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:11 AM

legend of heroes any good?

#10 TraBuch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1044 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:16 AM

legend of heroes any good?

Stay far far far away from the Legend of Heroes games already out. They're horrible, among the worst RPGs on the PSP.

Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, which comes out late March, is the first game in a new LoH trilogy that's already been released in Japan and that entire trilogy is supposed to be amazing.

In short, anything before Trails in the Sky, pass.

Trails in the Sky and the next two games in the trilogy, buy them when they come out.

#11 Lonedragon87   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   868 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:19 AM

ordered my psp ysetrday cant wait until it gets here

#12 CoffeeEdge   Resident Communaut CAGiversary!   8536 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:32 AM

Half-Minute Hero is the best thing to happen to JRPGs in a decade, if you ask me. Give that a try.

#13 ray2dee   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1663 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2011 - 05:02 AM

I cant believe we are not mentioning STAR OCEAN 1&2 get those and LUNAR you will love them

#14 Lonedragon87   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   868 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 12:29 PM

played lunar on ps1 never did beat it. star ocean are a must played 2 on ps1 a lot but never did beat it. Main reason i bought a psp was for rpgs is the main place where they are. Did ever release suikoden 1 or 2 on psp? I know suikoden 1 is on ps netowork i dl it.

#15 aem   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   943 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2011 - 12:48 PM

played lunar on ps1 never did beat it. star ocean are a must played 2 on ps1 a lot but never did beat it. Main reason i bought a psp was for rpgs is the main place where they are. Did ever release suikoden 1 or 2 on psp? I know suikoden 1 is on ps netowork i dl it.


They released a UMD with both Sukoden 1+2 on it for PSP in Japan but never in the United States :(

#16 Charles.Surge   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   26 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:43 PM

Ys Seven, Ys: The Oath in Felghana, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, Knights in the Nightmare, and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII are the reasons I got a PSP some months ago. I've only had a handful of hours of free time thanks to college, but Ys Seven is next on my list.

#17 momshotdad   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   218 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 06:00 PM

on the PSN, you can download FF7-9 for $9.99 each which is a total steal

#18 Javery   Drug-Dealer-Keeper-Awayer CAGiversary!   22424 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2011 - 06:02 PM

Half-Minute Hero is the best thing to happen to JRPGs in a decade, if you ask me. Give that a try.


This is the answer you are looking for.

#19 argyle   Mr. Lucky CAGiversary!   6449 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2011 - 06:09 PM

Surprised I haven't seen this mentioned, but if you like action RPGs it doesn't get much better than Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep. Even if you aren't a KH fan (I wasn't), the game is just incredible.

#20 ssjmichael   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9031 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 06:21 PM

Jeanne D'arc is definitely my favorite PSP RPG, and one of my favs ever. Great combat interface, story, and characters and cutscenes. Another good one that wasn't mentioned is Tactics Ogre.

The PSP has a really impressive RPG library, I'd even say it has the best overall of any system right now, especially when you factor in the support for PS1 games.

#21 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   5013 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2011 - 06:26 PM

Action RPG:
Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core / Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep / Ys: Oath In Felghanna & Seven / Either Star Ocean game (2nd Departure is better)

Tactical RPG:
Jeanne d'arc / Final Fantasy Tactics: War Of The Lions / Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together / Wild Arms XF (Lame story, REALLY hard, GREAT battle system) / Valkyria Chronicles 2

Traditional Turn Based RPG:
Persona 3 Portable / Upcoming Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection / Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth / Lunar: Silver Star Harmony

That should be a good jumping off point.

#22 caldazar   RiderOnAPaleHorse CAGiversary!   766 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2011 - 06:33 PM

i have a PSP, and love RPGs, but have yet to purchase one for it...thanks to the OP for making this post, and for everyone who made suggestions. looks like i need to get some gaming cash!

#23 MSUHitman   Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14560 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:30 PM

Don't forget Square has 3 new RPG's (2 action based and 1 remake) coming out in the next month all for $30 MSRP:

3-22 FF Dissidia 2
3-29 The 3rd Birthday (ie Parasite Eve 3)
4-19 FF IV: The Complete Collection (FF IV and FF IV: The After Years)

#24 TraBuch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1044 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:14 PM

Are people just completely ignoring my post? They keep saying "One that hasn't been mentioned.." and then mention something I already posted lol.

#25 Lonedragon87   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   868 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:34 PM

cant wait for FF4 collection

#26 rydall   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   76 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 March 2011 - 12:10 AM

Psp Is by far my favorite choice of systems when it comes to Rpgs… Crisis Core is amazing. Valkyria Chronicles 2 is stunning. And I can’t wait for the 3rd birthday. As far as traditional turn based goes… The classics are the best and there is a ton of remakes like Valkyrie Profile and the soon to be released Final Fantasy IV. But where I spend my time and money is on the psn classics. Final Fantasy 7-9 and Xenogears are where its at!

#27 gutter2d   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   74 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 01:18 AM

It's already been posted, but I highly recommend Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth. Easily a top 5 RPG of all time for any console.

#28 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   5013 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 March 2011 - 01:35 AM

It's already been posted, but I highly recommend Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth. Easily a top 5 RPG of all time for any console.



It really is. The story is beautiful, and it stays "mostly" true to the Norse Sagas. The gameplay takes some time to wrap your head around, but a 2nd play could be wildly different from the first, so a better replay is always a welcome option!

#29 JSiggy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   156 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 March 2011 - 01:44 AM

cant wait for FF4 collection



ya! can't wait for this either, hopefully it goes up on PSN for us Go'ers!

#30 TraBuch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1044 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 March 2011 - 01:57 AM

ya! can't wait for this either, hopefully it goes up on PSN for us Go'ers!

Don't get your hopes up. It seems like a complete crapshoot trying to figure out which SE are gonna be put up on the PSN.