Well After the top 50 games thread, and the upcoming release of XenoBlade in Canada, I've been on a JRPG craze. Working on FFXIII right now, and compared to a lot of older JRPG's it's just utter crap (auto recover, and auto attack, really?). I'm looking at selling some of my old crummy games and trading them in for some old JRPG's at a local Retro games store. I already have an extensive JRPG collection, but my PS1 and PS2 systems could use more games. Been wondering if people could give me some recommendations.
I already own Chrono Cross, XenoGears and Final Fantasy IX, but plan to work on them
Not new to the JRPG world, beat FFX and played most of FFVII and FFXII. Chrono Trigger and Super Mario RPG are two of my favorite JRPG's, but I also love Lost Odyssey and I think the games I referenced are the type of games I will be nuts for. I have a list of the better rated games, but I want to know why individuals liked specific titles, and if it's still worth playing.
Below is a list of Playstation and Sega JRPG's I wish to own one day, those crossed out I already have. I can't afford all these at full price, but you would be surprised what you can find garage sale hunting.
Brave Fencer Musashi (Reminds me of Goemon: Mystical Ninja)
Breath of Fire III, IV and maybe V
Crisis Core: FFVII
Dark Cloud 1 & 2
Dragon Quest VII (Opinions?)
Dragon Quest VIII
Drakengard 1 & 2
Final Fantasy Anthology
Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX, X, X-2, XII
Front Mission 3 & 4
Grandia 1, 2 and maybe 3 (If I can afford it, I know this series is expensive)
La Pucelle: Tactics
Legend of Dragoon
Shadow Hearts: Covanent
Star Ocean: First Departure
Star Ocean: The Second Story/Second Evolution
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
Suikoden 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Tactics
Tales of Legendia/Desitiny/Desitiny 2/World
Valkyria Chronicles 2
Valkyrie Profile 1, 2, Lenneth and CotP (DS)
XenoSaga 1, 2, 3
Grandia 2 (If I find it for DC, I'll get it for this system)
Skies of Arcadia (Either Dreamcast of Gamecube, I own both consoles)
I will also likely pick up Ogre Battle for N64.
Note: I plan to get Tales of the Abyss for 3DS. I played it on PS2, and I definatly liked it.
Any more suggestions? For those who have played the Lunar franchise, what is it like?
This is a dream list of mine to....well with my Nintendo, Sega, and MS collection, complete my video game collection up to 1990 (exclusing Sega 32X and Saturn). It will take me a while to complete, but man will I enjoy playing these games when I get them all.