Can you recommend me some great real time rpg games?

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  1. sergey3000
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    Hello. I'm looking for real-time rpg games. I don't like turn based rpg games except pokemon.
    You can recommend me games for all nintendo platforms, also for psp, psvita, xbox 360 and pc. Please don't recommend me games that are only for ps2, ps3, ps4 and xbox one since i don't have those consoles. Thanks.
     
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    Skyrim, or any Elder Scrolls game.
    Akiba's Trip is also a lot of fun.
     
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    I forgot
    The Witcher series, Dark Souls, Diablo games, Fable series, Elder Scrolls games, Kingdoms of Amalur, Jade Empire, Mass Effect series, pretty much all popular MMORPGs, Fallout series, Toukiden games, Dragon's Dogma, the Darksiders games, I know a few Tales of games are like that, Borderlands games, Lord of the Fallen, Dragon Age games...

    Obviously there are tons of them, you'll have to narrow it down a bit more. You might as well just google "Action RPGs" and just pick random games out of a list.
     
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    Kingdom Hearts series?
    Xenoblade series?
    The Last Story?
    You might also like newer Final Fantasy games. I hate them and prefer the classic turn-based style, but since you like action RPGs you might like them.

    I'm kind of the opposite of you, I love turn-based JRPGs but I'm not a huge fan of action RPGs.
    Anyway, you can emulate PS2 pretty easily with a decent PC. There should be a good amount of action RPGs on it.
     
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    It's sad you don't like turn-based. The Mario and Luigi series is a no-brainer.
     
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    Tales of Vesperia
    But the best version to play BY FAR is the extended PS3 version. It has copious amounts of playable Flynn, and that makes me happy. Oh right, and my favorite combat system I've ever played. I've played over 500 hours on the PS3 alone, and I'm still finding new quirks to the combat system. Even still, the 360 version is pretty good.


    PSP

    Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

    FFVII: Crisis Core
    It is truly real-time action combat, trust me.

    Nayuta no Kiseki a.k.a. Nayuta Endless Trails
    Absolute hidden gem; highly recommend. Translation patch here.

    Phantasy Star Portable 2
    Maybe? It has its die-hard fans, but I don't think the game has aged too well. Still, action combat all the same.

    Tales of Eternia
    It's an old Tales game from the PSX days. Its age shows, but I could still get enjoyment from it. Don't expect a polished game, though, and understand the game WILL pull some bullshit on you from time to time. Even still, I liked it overall.

    Symphony of the Night
    Why is a PSX game here? Because the entire game is an easy unlockable in Dracula X Chronicles for the PSP. You've probably already played it in some form, but it's here nonetheless.


    If you're alright playing a Japanese game:

    Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3
    Only play this if you become a fan of the Tales series, or a superfreak like me. Go for Abyss first.

    Tales of Phantasia X and Narikiri Dungeon
    Two games, one hot UMD. It's in Japanese, but the combat makes it worth it. Besides, there exists a story translation for Phantasia at least that you could conceivably follow.

    Tales of Rebirth
    Incredibly unique combat system, but it hardly does any evolving over the course of the game. Also in Japanese.


    PSVITA

    Tales of Hearts R
    Like it a lot. Fast-paced, combo-centric combat that's easy to pick up and difficult to master. Same could be said of most Tales games, to be honest.

    Ys: Memories of Celceta



    3DS

    Kingdom Hearts 3D

    Maybe play Birth by Sleep first to see if you're a fan of this kind of game.

    Tales of the Abyss
    Recommended to play before Vesperia. Great story, characters, and combat (if this is your first Tales game, that is.)


    GBA


    Boktai 1+2+3

    I can't stress how wonderful I think these games are. Every year around summer time they get a replay from me, and they've held up astoundingly well over the years. I am a true and total nut for Boktai.:D

    Megaman Battle Network Games
    Have not held up as well. Combat is very interesting, but balance can be easily broken with a smartly constructed Folder. Or even a competently constructed one. You'll understand if you play it. A newcomer might find more substance in it than I, having played the series to death.

    Legacy of Goku 2
    Out of the 3 part GBA DBZ RPG franchise, this is the only one worth revisiting, but man is it worth it. Not sure how much mileage you'll get out of it if you're not already a DBZ fan, though.

    Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
    Does this count as the type of RPG you're looking for? If so, it's splendid. Tight controls and simple yet challenging combat make this game timeless. IGN/10, too much gamewanking.


    DS

    Lunar Knights
    It's Boktai, but on the DS. Best combat out of all the Boktai games, but it loses a little something in world and character charm (not to mention the lack of Solar Sensor). Still, an eternal favorite of mine.


    PC

    Akiba's Trip
    (clunky combat. It's stiff and unpolished, but the game's got so much genuine style and cheese that the combat does produce quite a few satisfying moments. I do recommend, but remember this: to actually pull off a power attack, hold Guard while doing it. You'll thank me later.)

    Final Fantasy Type 0
    (lacks proper balancing, pacing, meaty challenge, or a decent camera, but it's still got somewhat satisfying action combat.)

    Secrets of Grindea
    (An indie game in early access? Yes. It's not done yet, but play the infinity tower mode and you'll find some of the most satisfying 2D action combat I've ever seen, much less from an indie game that's not even finished. Just... keep it in the back of your mind for when it's fully released.)

    NOT TALES OF ZESTIRIA OR BERSERIA

    Considering how many Tales games are on this list, you may be tempted into these titles. Don't be. Some of the most unsatisfying combat I've ever slogged through. It's sad, but that's the way the franchise crumbles. :glare:

    Dust and Elysian Tale?
    (Again, if Metroidvania is something you're open to, this game does it adequately enough. Still haven't finished it, though, nor do I plan to, so...)

    Hyper Light Drifter
    (In 30fps? No. I'm no framerate snob, but it actually makes certain things much harder to see because of the game's speed, and things get unfair. It has a 60fps beta patch that you'll need, and with that issue out of the way, it has VERY satisfying 2D action combat. Very fast-paced, but calling it an RPG is a HUGE stretch. It's on here for quality of combat alone.)

    Salt and Sanctuary
    (It's a 2D Dark Souls, sure, but it's also a good game for anyone who hates Dark Souls. Which I do. A lot.)

    Tales of Symphonia
    (Approach with caution! This game has its moments of absolute suck. The combat is limiting until you unlock crazy chain skills very late in the game, and calling the AI suicidal is an understatement. Pretty much on here just because people adore it so much. As a Tales fanatic myself, I don't really recommend it. It's here because of pedigree, and nothing else.)



    That's all I have for now, but I just know I'm missing something.
     
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    Thanks a lot guys. But i should have been more specific. I'm looking for 2d-2.5d games. Like the ys series. Also i did play all paper mario games including color splash and i really liked them. But it because they are mario games. i even played mario golf and i hate golf.
     
  8. Meteor7

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    Oh, in that case you can narrow my list down to:

    Lunar Knights
    Boktai 1-3
    Nayuta no Kiseki a.k.a. Nayuta Endless Trails (plays like Ys, and is by Falcom)
    Secrets of Grindea
    Ys: Memories of Celceta
    Legacy of Goku 2
    Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
    Hyper Light Drifter
    Symphony of the Night
    Salt and Sanctuary
    Dust an Elysian Tale

    with Tales of Phantasia X, Narikiri Dungeon, Eternia, and Rebirth perhaps counting. They are 2D, but play very differently than what you might be looking for.
    I tried to put them in order of Most->Least recommended for you.
     
  9. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Define real time, you mean like secret of mana where there not like separate battle transitions? Or like sims where games are constantly progressing even when you turn it off?