Looking for more "mystery dungeon" style roguelikes

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  1. Sora de Eclaune
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    You know, something similar to Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, except...not.

    I'm getting tired of the PMD equation. The whole "woke up by Pokemon, realize you have no memories except your name and you used to be a human, create a rescue team, solve all the problems" equation that every single one of the games seem to have. It's just getting really old that they aren't changing up the formula even a little bit.

    So what I need is a new game in the style of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon. Something different. Can anyone help me?

    My preferred systems are NDS and PC, but Wii, 3DS, PS2, and PS3 will also work. Thanks in advance!

    Games that I've checked out and found unfitting for my request:
    • Etrian Mystery Dungeon
    • Shiren the Wanderer
     
  2. Rioluwott

    Rioluwott GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Have you played all the Pokemon mystery duengeon games?
    i know you said that different games but Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon is better than some of the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games i played it and i liked it a lot sorry if this bother you
     
  3. Demifiend

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    The Mystery Dungeon games actually, didn't started with Pokemon, this was a long series that started with Shiren the Wanderer games, or the Nightmare of Druaga for the PS2, you can also pick Etrian Mystery Dungeon that is basically another Mystery Dungeon game, and finally Torneko the Last Hope, I heard of some collaborations between Dragon Quest and the Mystery Dungeon games, so you might check those as well.
     
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  5. Sora de Eclaune
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    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

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    I've pretty much played countless mystery dungeon-style games, but I only listed the two I could remember at the time.

    You know, I actually kind of enjoy the whole thing in PMD where there are multiple playable characters that you can't manually pick yourself. I don't even see a whole lot of games that do that kind of thing in the first place, so I left that information out of the OP post...

    I've played up to a demo of Gates to Infinity and didn't enjoy it. From video and screenshots of Super, though, I can tell that the last PMD game I will ever buy is Explorers of Sky, unless they start doing something different. And I've already bought Explorers of Sky.

    I don't think I'll buy another PMD game unless it cannot be described like this: "You are woken up by a Pokemon and realize you have no memory except your name and that you used to be a human. The Pokemon that woke you up forms a rescue team with you. Over the course of saving other Pokemon, you regain your memory."

    Alternately, I'll wait until there's a PMD game where it's the human world and you wake up and only remember you were a Pokemon, and your partner has you join them as a renegade justice-bringing gang member. Then an M. Night Shyamalan twist happens and reveals you and your partner are Jessie and James of Team Rocket.

    Shiren the Wanderer is incredibly difficult, and I've never heard of Nightmare of Druaga. I've heard of Tower of Druaga, but I bet that isn't related. Torneko seems like a cool game, but I wasn't aware it was ever translated. As far as Etrian Mystery Dungeon, I'm kind of on the fence for that because Etrian Odyssey is hard as balls. I still haven't gotten 1/8 of the way through the first game and I've been playing an hour every day for a month.

    I...thought that was an SRPG. Not a mystery dungeon-style roguelike.
     
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    Etrian Odyssey is one of those games that starts out tough and intimidating, but once you start getting skills (especially Immunize), it becomes much easier. By the time you've taken down Fenrir, you shouldn't be having trouble.
     
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    Search out for baroque on the wii or ps2, izuna legend of the unemployed ninja and shiren the wanderer.
     
  8. InuYasha

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    Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey
    Etrian Odyssey III The Drowned City
    The Dark Spire
    Izuna Legend of the Unemployed Ninja
    Izuna 2 The Unemployed Ninja Returns
    Dungeon Explorer Warriors of Ancient Art
    Master of the Monster Lair
    My World, My Way(same type of game as above but with female MC)

    Most of these are try at your own risk,the first two games are the best of the bunch posted...
     
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    I've played all of them, but none of them are Mystery Dungeon-style games. The closest to Mystery Dungeon that the DS has other than PMD, in my opinion, is Shiren the Wanderer...
     
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    InuYasha already gave you a good list, if those aren't what you are looking for, you might be out of luck. The only other one that I know of that follow the PMD style exactly is Chocobo's Dungeon for Wii.
     
  12. Sora de Eclaune
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    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

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    Oh crumbs.

    Aw man, I've played them all...

    All I wanted was something obscure and fun...
     
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    So, you seem to want a mystery dungeon form of roguelike, but every one people mention you seem to dislike. What exactly do you like about mystery dungeon games, and what prevents you from liking all the ones mentioned? If you elucidate that, it'll be easier for us to recommend something. And, if you seriously played all the games in that list, then it's time to move onto a new genre... other genres can be obscure and fun, you know.
     
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    I know it's not a "mystery dungeon" title, persay, but I had a heck of a lot of fun with "Chocobo Tales" for the DS. Once you get past the childlike appearance, the game is a big nostalgia call-back, with all sorts of classic themes and such.