Action RPG's Like Zelda

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by shizdan, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. shizdan

    shizdan Member

    Dec 16, 2010
    United States
    What are the GOOD RPG's where the combat is similar to Zelda where when you fight you don't go into a seperate menu and choose your moves such as fight, run, defend etc.

    We are talking strictly Nintendo DS Titles.
  2. Crass

    Crass Rock me Dr. Zaius

    Nov 3, 2006
    United States
    Secret of Mana is a good starting point, there are tons of diffrent action RPGs so its hard to get more specific. What system/consoles are we talking about here?
  3. emigre

    emigre An electric type pokemons

    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
  4. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    The Castlevania series, though they're side-on platform fighter games.
  5. SylvWolf

    SylvWolf Ave Dominus Nox

    Jul 30, 2007
    United States
    East Coast, USA
    Off the top of my head:

    Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals
    Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow
    Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
    Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded (not out in English yet, will be soon)
    Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
    Phantasy Star Zero
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles (there's two of these IIRC)
    Custom Robo Arena
    Castlevania (there's 3)
    Tales of Innocence (full English translation available)
    Dragon Ball Origins (and DBO 2)
    Rune Factory (3 of them)
    Soma Bringer

    That list has several different gameplay types included, but they're all RPGs (to at least some extent) and lack any kind of turn based fighting system. ToI has random battles, but they're real time. Hope this helps.
  6. anyd

    anyd Member

    Jan 24, 2009
    the best action rpgs:

    final fantasy crystal chronicles
    Soma bringer(J) there is a translation, can be played CO-OP mode!
    but the most alike is Dragon ball origins 1-2
  7. shizdan

    shizdan Member

    Dec 16, 2010
    United States
    We are talking strictly Nintendo DS Titles
  8. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

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    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    Yeah, I'd agree, both the Dragon Ball Origins games are very similar to the DS Zeldas. The focus is more on the fanfare, rather than interesting puzzles, but they're fun games worth checking out.
  9. BORTZ

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    consitering we are in the DS section im going to hazard the guess that he means DS RPGs.

    'scuse me

    Action RPGs
    The World Ends With You
    Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon
    Rune Factory 2
    Rune Factory 3
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates
    Lunar Knights: Vampire Hunters
    Lost Magic
    Pokemon Ranger
    Soma Bringer (J) Translation Patch
    Phantasy Star 0
    Avalon Code
    Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
    Summon Night Twin Age
    Summon Night Twin Age
    Element Hunters (J)
    Kaiju Busters (J)
    YS books 1 & 2
    Away Shuffle Dungeon
    Tales of Innocence (J)
    Tales of Hearts (J)
    Tales of Tempest (J)
    Choushoujuu Mecha MG (J)
    Steal Princess
    Orcs & Elves
    Spore Creatures
    Children of Mana
    Cross Treasures (J)
    Estpolis:The land cursed by the Gods (J)
    Mega Man Star Force: Dragon
    Mega Man Star Force: Leo
    Mega Man Star Force: Pegasus
    Keroro RPG Kishi to Musha to Densetsu no Kaizoku (J)
    custom robo arena
    Lunar Knights
    Maple Story DS
    Blue Dragon
    Lufia II

    Now. Dont make RPG threads. I made a really nice list for you all.
    Emigre was nice enough to link you to it.