Any good Action RPGs?

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  1. Target2
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    Are there any good action RPGs? The only one I've really played is Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time.


    Anybody have some suggestions? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. haflore

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    You can try FF:CC Ring of Fates, Soma Bringer(plus Translation Patch), Phantasy Star 0, Avalon Code, Lunar Knights, and Kingdom Heats 358/2 Days.
    There are more, but these are the best.

    Happy gaming [​IMG]
     
  3. Guild McCommunist

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    There's Rings of Fate, which is similar to Echoes of Time, but it's not nearly as good.

    There's Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, but it's pretty average. Incredibly repetitive and has the same downfalls the KH already has.

    M&L: Bowser's Inside Story isn't exactly a hack and slash ARPG, but it keeps you in the action during the turns (using timing-based commands). It's also one of the best overall games for the system.

    There's a few Tales games out there, but they're all in Japanese. There's a full translation of Tales of Innocence (right?) that's almost done, and should be released by my guesses around late this year.

    Oh yeah, and there's Soma Bringer which is pretty good. Use the translation patch, though, since the game is like 99% translated.
     
  4. DeMoN

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    Soma Bringer is especially good if you have a friend.
    Kingdom Hearts is my other suggestion.
     
  5. Target2
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    Oh yeah I forgot about Phantasy Star 0. I have played that.

    I think I'll try Soma Bringer so thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    You should also try The World Ends With You. It's super fun and addictive.
     
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    I second you on that one. imo it has the best battle system out of any ds arpgs. Also has a great story
     
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    Summon Knight on DS is rather old, but it was really fun. I would recommend it if you can find a copy.
     
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    I have been playing for a few days now and it's hard enough to make you go URGH but addictive enough to keep you motivated to upgrade that +23 gun of yours [​IMG]
     
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    Apart from the ones already mentioned, there are Lunar Knights and Avalon Code as well.
     
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    Rune Factory series
     
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    Children of Mana, From The Abyss, Summon Night Twin Age, Element Hunters, Kaiju Busters, many others. Most of them suck hard.
     
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    Ninja Gaiden
     
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    Uhh these are platformers [​IMG]

    I'm currently enjoy playing FF rings of fate, I'd recommend it and kingdom hearts aswel.
     
  16. Guild McCommunist

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    They're technically ARPG/platforming hybrids. You do combat in real time, hacking and slashing through monsters, while gaining levels and becoming more powerful as you progress. As for the games, I've played them and think they're fun, but I always seem to put it down eventually and never pick it up again.
     
  17. Shinintendo

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    Everyone said many I would recommend but wanted to add Lunar Knights was very fun.
     
  18. haflore

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    You're welcome.
    You should also try Dungeon Explorer: Warrior of Ancient Arts if you're into Diablo.
     
  19. Ryukouki

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    Disgaea DS. Nuff said. Hundreds of hours in gameplay. Great game.
     
  20. gamefreak94

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    Rings of Fate. I personally think its better than echoes of time b/c the story was a lot better than EoT.