3DS RPG List

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by BORTZ, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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    I would like to put together another RPG list. This time, as you might have guessed, for the 3DS.
    Post anything that isn't on the list and what sub-category it fits into and I will add it.

    Traditional Turn Based
    7th Dragon III: Code VFD
    Bravely Default
    Bravely Second: End Layer
    Chronus Arc
    Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars
    Dragon Ball Fusions
    Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria
    Dragon Fantasy 2: The Black Tome of Ice
    Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
    Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
    Fossil Fighters
    Fossil Fighters Frontier
    Legend of Legacy
    Infinite Dunamis
    Journey to Kreisia
    Justice Chronicles
    Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam
    Mario and Luigi: Dream Team
    Paper Mario: Sticker Star

    First Person Dungeon Crawlers
    Unchained Blades
    Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan
    Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond The Legend
    Etrian Odyssey Untold: the Millenium Girl
    Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight
    Lost Heroes (J)
    Beyond the Labyrinth (Labyrinth no kanata (J)) fan translation
    Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
    Shin Megami Tensei: Soul Hackers

    Dragon Crystal (VC GameGear)
    Ever Oasis (TBA)
    Excave 2: Wizard of the Underworld
    Excave 3: Tower of Destiny
    Fantasy Life
    Final Fantasy: Explorers
    Gurumin 3D: A Monsterous Adventure
    Heroes of Ruin
    Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
    LBX: Little Battlers Experience
    Maple Story: The Girl of Destiny (J) ongoing translation...
    Pokemon Rumble Blast
    Rune Factory 4
    Swords & Darkness
    Tales of the Abyss
    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D ("New" 3DS only)

    Tactics / Strategy
    Adventure Bar Story *
    Code name : Steam
    Crimson Shroud
    Fire Emblem: Awakening
    Fire Emblem: Fates
    Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven
    Mercenaries Saga 2
    Mercenaries Saga 3
    Project X Zone
    Project X Zone 2
    Return to Pocolocrois: Story of Seasons *
    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked
    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Break Record
    Stella Glow
    Tales Of The World : Reve Unitia

    Monster Collection
    Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland (J) (fan translation)
    Dragon Quest Monsters: Colbi & Tara's Mysterious Key (J)
    Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (J) / Pro (J)
    Pokemon Sun / Moon
    Pokemon Alpha Sapphire / Omega Ruby
    Pokemon X / Y
    Shin Megami Tensei IV
    Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse
    Yokai Watch
    Yokai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls / Boney Spirits

    Adventure Labrynth Story
    Binding of Issac: Rebirth
    Etrian Mystery Dungeon
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates Into Infinity
    Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon
    Quest of Dungeons

    Square Enix, you have been so good to me lately, but I think its time for Final Fantasy Tactics A3.
    Last edited by BORTZ, May 30, 2017
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  2. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    thank you for starting a list for 3DS :)

    here are some other titles (I didn't test them, so I don't always know which genre they are, please verify before trusting me)

    Crimson shroud (role playing board game simulation, so .. strategy I guess)
    code name : steam (Tactical)
    Tales Of The World : Reve Unitia (tactical RPG)
    Mario & Luigi : Dream team (turn base)
    heroes of ruin (Diablo like, so Action?)
    Dragon Crystal (VC GameGear, action?)
    Labyrinth no kanata (Beyond the labyrinth, Japanese only, but it has an english translation patch) (Turn base battles, exploring a labyrinth like etrian odyssey)
    Lost heroes (turn base? japanese only?)
    Attack of the Friday Monsters (adventure novel ? card games?)
    Last edited by Cyan, Feb 9, 2017
  3. Naridar

    Naridar Excelsior!

    Oct 26, 2008
    Tales of the abyss isn't turn based, it's more of an action RPG.
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  4. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    yeah, I fixed that. I checked a video and it's looks more like Tactical RPG.
    I said I didn't know each genre, I only had a list of titles and never seen the games. Usually Tales of games are Turn based (even if you can attack freely in battle mode, it's not action like zelda) so I thought it was the same.

    oops, I thought you talked about tales of the world :P
  5. Seriel

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    Great list! ^_^
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  6. Txustra

    Txustra GBAtemp Fan

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    Great list indeed :)
  7. Flame

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    Japan has Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3?....... fuck you japan with your exclusive games & hot sound making chicks.
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  8. owek1

    owek1 Master Sword Wielder

    Aug 16, 2016
    if it's role-playing we are talking about, how bout bein' a defence attorney?

    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy,
    Dual Destinies and Spirit of Justice..

    i do like your list on the top..
  9. Reploid

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    Not all that much if you think about it. good list nevertheless
  10. Zetman

    Zetman GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 2, 2016
    I would add "legend of legacy" - traditional turn based and "Conception II children of the seven stars".
  11. Trolling

    Trolling This Username is taken. Problem?

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    Here is one.
    LBX little battlers experience. (Action)
  12. Pokem

    Pokem GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    What about Dragon Quest 11? Isn't that coming for the 3DS too?
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  13. SLiV3R

    SLiV3R 3DS Friend Code: 0473-9069-2206

    Jan 9, 2006
    Cool idea!

    You could add another category: Roguelikes/Roguelites.

    Games on the 3DS so far:

    Binding of Isaac
    Quest of Dungeons
    Etrian Mystery Dungeon

    Dragon Crystal (VC GG. Should we count those?)

    Hopefully the 3DS will be just as cool as the PSViTA one day. The PSViTA has 10+ Roguelikes/Roguelites! :)
    Last edited by SLiV3R, Oct 17, 2016
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  15. Issac

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    I highly suggest separating the 1st person crawlers from the traditional turnbased ones.

    Should we add the DSi ware games available on the 3DS too?

    Also, addressing the game mentioned by pokem: should unreleased games be added?
    Last edited by Issac, Oct 17, 2016 - Reason: Haha, someone posted as the same time as me
  16. SLiV3R

    SLiV3R 3DS Friend Code: 0473-9069-2206

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    Shouldnt the Zelda games be added in the action category? :)
  17. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    no, because it's not an RPG, but some users will argue that it is, etc.
    nobody can agree with what RPG is :P

    To me RPG = you win exp or improve your player by killing monsters or completing missions.
    Zelda is action, but action only. You can kill as many enemy you want, it will not make you stronger.
    some games have exp/leveling, but the battles are "active" (like in zelda), ex: kingdom hearts

    We can create a "Pure Action games" (with a story, not beat'em ups) category.
    I let Bortz decide that :P
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  18. hyprskllz

    hyprskllz GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 19, 2016
    Lord of Magna and Legend of Legacy haven't made into the list yet.
  19. DJ91990

    DJ91990 Dark-Type Trainer

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    What about the following games:

    1st Person Dungeon Crawlers
    Etrian Odyssey 5: Beyond The Legend (TBA)
    Beyond the Labyrinth - It has an English Translation, but is a bit difficult to play.

    Monster Collection:
    Moco Moco Friends (Yes, I plan on playing this girly game)
    Yo-Kai Watch 3 Tempura & Sushi (Japanese Only so far, TBA in the west)

    Code of Princess (Could also be classified as a Beat 'em Up)
    Maple Story: The Girl of Destiny (Has a 55.58% English Patch last time I checked, cool game)

    Also Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is confirmed by Nintendo of America to release on January 20th, 2017-most likely with the added "bonus" of awesome edited content by Nintendo Treehouse. Hopefully there's a restoration patch if this is the case.
  20. AyanamiRei

    AyanamiRei GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 24, 2015
    And they will have the augmented version soon. (and they already had the original games remakes)
  21. Angely

    Angely GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 30, 2015
    MH stories Monster collect & action (JP), sim life rpg no fighting with monsters HM/SoS series Style boutique, ACNL & ACHHD, Atelier Rorona (JP), Digimon World monster collect & turn based (JP). Card fight Vanguard series & Future fight buddyfight card collection rpg. There're way too much games!xD

    To me RPG means a role playing game, so pretty much any game that makes you play a certain role with often a customizable character, there doesn't have to be fighting in it. It's a very broad genre tbh.

    Games like Zelda are often seen as rpg because they're games puzzle, action, mystery & rpg elements iow. you play as Zelda it's a game with a story, you can even argue that all games with an active story can be called rpg's as the let you play from a certain viewpoint. In short in a rpg you are somebody that often makes a difference or for example often go on a adventure that's what makes them a rpg.
    Last edited by Angely, Nov 16, 2016
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  22. Saloknil

    Saloknil Newbie

    Nov 24, 2016
    Don't forget that the list contains "Monster Hunter" which in my opinion fits in what you are saying. Killing monsters won't make your character stronger in this game, but I think we can all agree that MH is part of the RPGs. The character can get stronger only using better gear, and by the player himself getting better.

    In TLoZ, the character can get stronger by itself by acquiring Hearts (life), and the gear is important too.