Any good RPG games for DS?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Elisa_, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Kellicros

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    Wooot! Let's add Devil May Cry, Resident Evil, Ninja Gaiden, and Metal Gear Solid(Snake... SNAAKEE!!!) to that bunch of RPGs. [​IMG]

    *cough*

    I would recommend:

    The World Ends With You
    Magical Starsign

    These are personal favorites but currently in Japanese only:
    Tales of Innocence
    Final Fantasy 4
     
  2. Szyslak

    Szyslak Nudibranch Lover

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    I can't believe no one is recommending the best RPG on the system:

    Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

    Soon to be eclipsed by FFIV DS.

    BTW, there was a topic and a poll on this not too long ago. Dig it up.
     
  3. Keitaro Urashima

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    Try Rondo Of Swords. Its got a multiple ending like Chrono Cross & Chrono Trigger. XD
     
  4. Hadrian

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    To be honest, I loved it when I played a bit in Japanese and then I finished the US release but when I got the actual Europe cart, I was a bit bored. Usually I can replay a Zelda game very shortly after finishing it and still find new things and find it exciting, this one not so.

    Despite the feeling of repetition (after more than 25 years of Zelda games its to be expected) and its easiness I still thinks its a very good game, just would be nice if Nintendo had something NEW for the series other than the way you control, like how Majora's Mask was different to Ocarina of Time and Zelda II was to Zelda.
     
  5. wilddenim

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    warmijwilfaain - Yeah I know it's not a RPG, I was just recommending it. Okay?
     
  6. warmijwilfaain

    warmijwilfaain War Mage MILF

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    Kent. lolol
    And I'm saying as it's not an RPG it's not what he asked for, so it shouldn't have been posted in this thread [​IMG]

    (Sorry if I'm sounding like a minimod or something lol, just saying that it doesn't apply)
     
  7. Vater Unser

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    I'd actually prefer them going back to the roots for once to make a game that's more like A Link to the Past...no Ocarina, no annoying fairies, no masks, no sailing, no Twilight Zone, no Midna, no Wolf-Link...Just Link, a kickass Hyrule, some kickass towns, a kickass villain and some kickass dungeons with some kickass puzzle designs. That's what makes a Zelda game, fuck all the gimmicks [​IMG]
    I'm not ruling out any new additions and innovations of course, but they really should put their focus on the basics again, IMO

    To stay on topic:
    I'm not playing that many RPGs, but from those that I've played so far, Contact is my favorite by far...it has its flaws, but hey, at least it's not another run-of-the-mill RPG that's just like hundreds of other RPGs out there...And finally a game on the DS that's clearly aimed at veteran core gamers [​IMG]
    It's the first game in ages that's able to catch the flair and atmosphere of classic SNES RPGs...it's much like Secret of Evermore, I think, so if you liked that, you should certainly try Contact [​IMG]
     
  8. Tikker

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    Dragon Quest4 is awesome
     
  9. Artheido

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    Currently, the best RPG that came out in English would be Children of Mana. I don't know why, I just love that game and the entire ARPG series (ARPG != Heroes of Mana)

    The World Ends with You is a great, recently released ARPG, good storyline and battle system is new-ish.
    Luminous Arc was a good SRPG
    Rondo of Swords battle system is unique and strategical.
    Mario and Luigi - Partners in Time was OK

    If you like rogue-likes, I would say Shiren DS is your best bet.

    Japanese RPGs are the best, gameplay-wise. However, I don't understand any of the dialogue so there's not much point.

    Oh and TLOZ isn't an RPG -.- Nintendo place it in the Action/Adventure genre along with every other major gaming site.
     
  10. Vater Unser

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    ugh, I hate Children of Mana...
    It took me only 8 hours to watch the credits, and the game still managed to bore me halfway through [​IMG]
    Okay, the game IS fun at first...but it repeats over and over and over...you're visiting the same dungeons again and again, solve the same objectives and puzzles again and again, beat the same enemies again and again, and once in a while you get to fight a boss who's ridiculously easy [​IMG]
    I don't know much about dungeon crawlers to be honest, but I'm sure this game has little to offer even (or especially?) for fans of this genre...the combat system has little depth, the dungeons are tiny and offer little variety, it's not challenging and not a rewarding experience overall [​IMG]
    Anyone who's played Legend of Mana will hate Children of Mana, because it basically is Legend of Mana minus the awesome combat system, the awesome graphics, the awesome quest system, the awesome characters, the awesome music, the awesome towns and all the other awesome features...what a waste of time [​IMG]
     
  11. kwan

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    Children of mana and Hero's of mana is simply just shit. Worest RPG i have played sorry.
    and just as said before phantom hourglass phail in everyaspect iam sorry. btw wii's twilight prinecess is wat i call a real zelda game=]
     
  12. Bob Evil

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    Zelda games are not RPGs ... They are action-adventures ...
     
  13. Awdofgum

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    QFT, Link never goes up a level and never does he “miss” even though you hit an enemy with a sword.

    FF3 was IMO the best RPG on DS
     
  14. Gestahl

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    DS is not an RPG machine. PSP on the other hand is a true JRPG sanctuary.
     
  15. The Viztard

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    Hueco Mundo...=P
    I enjoyed Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass, FFCC Ring of Fates, FFIII, Rondo of Swords is ok, so is Mario and Luigi Partners in Time.
     
  16. Ferrariman

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    IT'S A FUCKING CRISIS CORE!!!
     
  17. kwan

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    Lol wat ever. The point being is that phantom hourglass was a epic phailure if you measure it up to other zelda games, that feeling wasn't in the game. And FFIII was really good old school rpg.
     
  18. cupajoe

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    Probably because they want to boost their post count...

    But the best RPGs for DS would include TWEWY, Dragon Quest IV, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker, Final Fantasy III/IV, Soma Bringer, and Mario and Luigi: Partners in time.
     
  19. Harpuia

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    I second this post! Exactly what I had in mind. [​IMG]
     
  20. cutterjohn

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    Are you on crack? None of the three supposed RPGs for the PSP are evenly remotely good...

    [EDIT]
    Unless you mean running PSX RPGs on the PSP, and others under other emulators, e.g. SNES, etc.

    The native RPGs for PSP are pretty pathetic...
    [/EDIT]
     
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