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I want something with a big world, with a deep story, and lots of characters. Old or new.

Any suggestions??



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Well you sure aren't going to find any JRPGs that fit all those criteria. Maybe Xenoblade but I wouldn't say the story is that deep.

If by "big world" you're just looking to find a JRPG that has a big world in the story, but not one you necessarily explore, as well meets the other two criteria, Xenosaga fits.




Get Demon's Souls or Dark Souls

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Soriku said:

Well you sure aren't going to find any JRPGs that fit all those criteria. Maybe Xenoblade but I wouldn't say the story is that deep.

If by "big world" you're just looking to find a JRPG that has a big world in the story, but not one you necessarily explore, as well meets the other two criteria, Xenosaga fits.


well if you add up all the locations in all 3 games the areas pretty big.

They should have replaced allen with C-3PO though.



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Silly question but have you played Skyrim? of all the open world games this to me is the most accessible, and arguably the biggest, especially with all the DLC.

I quit it back in the summer but my brother is still playing it a year on, its such a great game.
I'm actually on the look out for a JRPG that comes close to this quality. Its a shame the genre has falling so far. Xenoblade is probably my best choice but I wouldn't give it a 2nd look based on what I've seen, the style and visual effects just doesn't appeal to me, but all those reviews can't be wrong. I'll pick it up when I get a Wii U. Anyone else know any really good JRPGs on ps3 or 360?

Xenoblade fits that criteria well. If you are looking for western rpgs i'd recommend Mass Effect series, they have fantastic lore and characters.

I don't know about your criteria but Xenoblade, Tales of Graces f, Tales of Vesperia, and The Last Story are all good JRPG's. If you looking for western style rpg's then you can't go wrong with Mass Effect or Skyrim.

SnakeDrake said:
Get Demon's Souls or Dark Souls


"Deep Story and lots of characters" this is the opposite of that.

 

get Dragon Age



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In my experience the more specific you are. The better the recommendations will be. Firstly you need to specify a preferred platform, and state whether you are willing to invest in other platforms. Secondly specify exactly which sub genre you want. You need to say turn based, sandbox, strategy, or action. Thirdly give us a example of what you like, and give us a quick list of your most recent games in that genre. So we don't recommend something that you already have, and we can make a recommendation that is tailored to your needs.

My best advice is you might want to look at alternate platforms. Unlike previous generations specific genres aren't concentrated to one device or family of devices. Given how late it is in this generation. Older consoles are cheap, used games are cheaper, and back catalogs are pretty extensive. So you might want to think about buying another console, and glutting yourself on its back catalog. Before the next generation starts, and you can return to your preferred platform brand. You can even sell your now used console and games. Cutting your overall investment.

What I am saying, and mind you this is region centric. You could buy a used 360 and eight used games in the genre of your choice, play them, and in eight months sell it all back into the market for two hundred dollars. That adds up to maybe one and a half retail games in loss. So you will get more bang for your buck. The buy in on the Wii may even be cheaper then that, but given the successor now being on the market the return on investment may be substantially lower.

Anyway it could be something you might want to consider. A lot of gamers do this at the tail end of generations, because it is very cost effective. You can even sell your current console, buy a used console, and then flip that console prior to the launch of a next generation console of your choice. You could end up with a cash neutral position on the first transaction, or even end up in a cash positive position if your a good horse trader. There are people that will straight up trade games and libraries even when it is disadvantageous. You can get a console with twenty games for yours with only six.

In that case you have at least a hundred dollars worth of games for resale, and you could use that to offset the buy in on a next generation console. This is how I was able to buy my Super Nintendo, Genesis, and N64. I just traded up. Until I could afford them. Anyway it is a option to consider.