Almost done with Golden Sun, which one to choose next?

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  1. glukriek
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    Hey,

    I need advice... I was never a big RPG fan, I loved all zeldas but not really the turn by turn combat systems so I never gave most RPG a shot until I tried Golden sun during a plane ride and I really liked it...

    So which one should I play next? Ideally I want a nice adventure where the combats are kind of secondary, I want to be in the story and not trying to beat a foe for hours or spend time casting spells / prep them.

    I looked around and saw that Dragon Quest IX, Chrono Trigger, FFIV and FF4 heroes got really good reviews but I don't know which one will fit me best if any... Any suggestions?

    Thanks

    Glukriek
     


  2. RoMee

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    definitely Dragon Quest IX
    if this is the case, than you might want to stay away from Final Fantasy
    I like FF and I don't mind grinding, but FF is not for you
     
  3. mrSmiles

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    i'd say you'll be satisfied with any of the ones you mentioned, although i'd go with chrono trigger first then the final fantasy and then dragon quest for last
     
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    Not a big RPG (or JRPG person) kind of person but I hear Chrono Trigger is one of the best RPGs ever made.

    If you want something more accessible and just pick-up-and-play, then definitely Pokemon if you've never played it.
     
  5. EJames2100

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    `DQ9 is great I think.... which reminds me I should get playing that, save got deleted [​IMG]
     
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    go with Golden Sun The Lost Age, it's the best of the series. I disliked Dark Dawn (Just finished the storyline). Chrono Trigger / Final Fantasy IV / VI / Dragon Quest V*
     
  7. ShadowSoldier

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    Chrono Trigger.

    Anything else is a lie.
     
  8. glukriek
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    Thanks for all the answers!

    I would have done that but I have a Dsi so no GBA slot...

    I think I'll try Chrono Trigger and DQ... and maybe Pokemon (which one is the best?)!

    Glukriek
     
  9. ShadowSoldier

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    Chrono Trigger is the best..

    or if you're meaning Pokemon, go with HeartGold or SoulSilver.
     
  10. IchigoK2031

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    Play the original Golden Sun's, then do the little extra quests at the end of Dark Dawn...lost of nostalgia there [​IMG]
     
  11. NoOneDies

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    Perhaps, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey.
     
  12. cr235

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    chrono trigger all the way
     
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    How about Nostalgia? It's a great RPG and requires hardly any grinding.


    If you really dislike grinding stay away from FF: 4 Heroes of Light.
     
  14. glukriek
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    That one looks great! I never heard of it... I am glad I asked for help here!
    I'll stay away from FFiV then... I think I'll try Chrono trigger first and then Nostalgia and DQIX... (twice 24h of plane rides...) and maybe one of the pokemons in case I don't like one of the others!



    Thanks again for all the answers

    Glukriek
     
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    suikoden tierkreis is a good game. old, but good
     
  16. Ringo619

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    Go with Dragon quest the new one its a lot better than golden sun aswell
     
  17. Vigilante

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    Chrono trigger for the win.In mu opinion chrono trigger is one of the best ds games while ff and dq9 are pretty bad
     
  18. iMasaru

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    Chrono trigger
    Might & Magic
    Nostalgia
    Suikoden Tierkreis
    Disgaea
    Children of Mana/Heroes of Mana
    Avalon Code

    and i think you could give Final Fantasy 3 a go, its not rly a grind based game.
     
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    yeah i completely gave up on that game, now playing golden sun.. so we'll see how that goes