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I have lost most interest in RPG's. I used to look so forward to them. Here's why.

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Have RPGs lost their magic?

Yes. 70 36.65%
 
No. 89 46.60%
 
See results. 32 16.75%
 
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Also, I must say, for being a NiceGuyGamePlayer, you do seem to get worked up pretty frequently



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Angelus said:
Play Divitiny: Original Sin. The battles aren't random (though there's a few exceptions), but it's the best turn based RPG I've played in many years

Exactly and a sequel is coming along pretty soon I believe the early access for Divinity original sin II is already available on Steam.



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Go get some Disgaea.



With open world rpgs like Skyrim, Fallout, etc. Jrpgs just can't complete. They'll sell well in Japan but outside of Japan they don't anymore. The lineal paths and lack of choices have hurt jrpgs



RolStoppable said:
This is the thread that should make you think about your irrational hatred towards Nintendo. Turn-based JRPGs have been and are still made in high quantities, so the only thing stopping you is your misguided platform preference. And now that Switch is here - the console that will absorb the third party support of the 3DS and Vita - all those JRPGs will be perfectly playable on a TV, so the "boo to handhelds" excuse doesn't hold any water anymore.

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This gen I've been more into W/JRPGs than ever before by quite a bit. Never played a game like Witcher 3 before, or like FFXII, or Bloodborne, Horizon, etc.

My main gripe is that they're generally too long. I don't really have the time to be putting 80+ hours into a single game when there's more I want to enjoy.

One other thing I'm curious or interested in would be pixel based RPGs that were so common in the PS1 days. I would love to play a Sprite based modern equivalent to something like legend of dragoon.



aLkaLiNE said:
This gen I've been more into W/JRPGs than ever before by quite a bit. Never played a game like Witcher 3 before, or like FFXII, or Bloodborne, Horizon, etc.

My main gripe is that they're generally too long. I don't really have the time to be putting 80+ hours into a single game when there's more I want to enjoy.

One other thing I'm curious or interested in would be pixel based RPGs that were so common in the PS1 days. I would love to play a Sprite based modern equivalent to something like legend of dragoon.

Yeah there's a trend of artificially lengthening the games with busywork. The best games are almost chore free, but a lot of them just overstay their welcome for 10 to 20 hours. 



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When an iOS FF (Brave Exvius) is better than a mainline, console FF (FF 15), something is wrong.



I stick with Dragon Quest and Pokemon for the most part. They're games that for me never get old. I don't play a ton of JRPGs which is why I still have a high tolerance for them. I try my best to avoid generic anime JRPGs, or action RPGS where all you do is spam buttons. I love DQ and Pokemon because of the strategy that these games make you take into consideration. Games like Final Fantasy XV, Tales, etc. aren't really games I play anymore because it's more about looking cool than actual gameplay and strategy.

I think based off your interests as you said, Dragon Quest XI should be great, Ni No Kuni II, and Octopath Travelers as well. While most western RPGs focus on being endless experiences, I appreciate the linearity of games like the ones I've mentioned above. I think you just need a reset or games that tap into that nostalgia and feelings you've had as a kid. Overall, I do think we need more retro indie content that tries to emulate NES, Master System, Snes, Turbografx, Genesis, PS1 and Gameboy RPGs which is why I'm so hyped for Octopath travellers.



Angelus said:
Play Divitiny: Original Sin. The battles aren't random (though there's a few exceptions), but it's the best turn based RPG I've played in many years

I expect this game to win many RPG game of the year awards the system is not just deep it is amazingly deep.