While Star Ocean: The Second Story is MY FAVORITE game of ALL time (it is the real revolutionary RPG to JRPGs imo, most everything seems to start copying elements of its battle system and Private Action systems after it released), Thousand Arms is also in my top favorite games of all time (BANDIGER gosh I just loved him lol), right alongside the Lunar series also!I got one that not many people have heard of. It's called "Thousand Arms", came out for the PS1 around maybe 1999 or so, but is actually from a little known company you might have heard of: the Atlus Company.
You play as Meis Triumph, heir to the Triumph family, known both for their prowess as Spirit Blacksmiths and as AMAZING womanizers. This game in particular actually combines RPG and Dating Sim into one, where your progress with your dates(Party members included) actually can improve all of your equipment! I thought this was just an AMAZING concept back in the day.
D&D has always sounded interesting to me, as it was basically RPGs before RPGs existed in their current form. I haven't gotten around to playing it myself (I don't even know where to buy the stuff for it, and I know very few people in my area who are into gaming), but I was recently reminded of it while watching "Game Grumps" on YouTube. I'll pick it up at some point, I'm sure--who knows, maybe it'll be just as fun as playing a video game? If what you say is true, I have high hopes for when I do get my hands on it.Excited that my son wants to play my favorite RPG, from 33 years ago, Advanced Dungeons and Dragons. I wish I still had my 1st Edition copies. He wants to be a DM (Dungeon Master) too. One of the things I love about this game, is that both sides can use their own creativities. Getting ready for using a lot of paper, graph paper, pencils, and various-sided dice.
When you say "fanservice," I usually associate that term with game devs using sex appeal to garner the teen crowd. Would I be correct in assuming this? If so, I agree, this kind of thing in games needs to die off. Being a current member of the aforementioned "teen crowd," I can say confidently that this sort of thing deters me from playing a game rather than encouraging me to play it. I play games for gameplay--to a lesser extent, the story as well--and cannot stand when devs do something so desperate and perverted for nothing more than to up the sales.Hard to choose, but two come to mind instantly:
It does contain a few fanservice bits, which I don't personally care for...
I really liked King's Field IV, back when bad video games were the shizz because of this new genre of technology known as home video entertainment back then. I loved everything about the soundtrack, the premise was super creepy and a horror-lovers' paradise, even if the entire storyline wasn't all that, the sheer immensity of isolation and exploration made this RPG stand out to me among the rest of the RPGs at the time. Given, I usually played games like Jak 2, and Super Mario 64, but, still, this game has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid all those years ago. Ahh, nostalgia; it's like a night out drunk in town only there is no next morning when you wake up and say, "What the hell was I thinking...", unless, of course, you revisit the series and see how bad it actually was compared to now. Kings Field IV was on the PS2, I believe. Also, Dragon's Dogma for the Xbox 360 and PS3 (Soon to be on Current Gen. Consoles on Oct. 3rd), is a great game that follows the vastness in Shadow of the Colossus and lets you climb Cyclops's and be a Magick Archer for a while. Those two are my favs. babes.Hello there, all you wonderful MV people.
I decided to take a small break from working to check out some other areas of the forums, and since I found this one, the topic immediately came into my head:
"What's everyone's favorite RPG?"
Knowing this may help me to see what people enjoy in a game by playing these games myself (it's fun with a purpose ), and I would appreciate if you tried to keep it to this formula when posting so I (and any others who want to use this as their own little list of games they should play) can find and play the game easily:
- State the game, genre of RPG (ARPG, turn-based RPG, etc.) and what console it is for (if its for PC, I guess say Steam or non-Steam, and where to get it if non-Steam).
- State why it's good, and some qualities it has (ex. difficulty, combat system, etc.)
- (optional) Finally, if you so choose, include some qualities I (or any others) may NOT like about the game (ex. Bugs--I'M LOOKING AT YOU, BETHESDA)