Need a new RPG

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by arogance1, May 30, 2011.

  1. arogance1

    arogance1 GBAtemp Fan

    May 17, 2008
    I kinda feel that I need something new to play.
    I miss playing a decent Final Fantasy turn-based game.

    Recently, I've played:
    Phantom Brave,
    Final Fantasy CC (Got bored),
    Final Fantasy Chocobo Dungeon (completed),
    Fragile Dreams (Got bored before leaving 1st room),
    Monster Hunter Tri (Couldn't get into it),
    Rune Factory Frontier (Not started yet)

    GameFaqs lists a few others:
    Arc Rise Fantasia,
    Dokapon Kingdom,

    Are these any good?
    Suggestions for any others please?
  2. damedus

    damedus GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    United States
    Puerto Rico
    Arc Rise Fantasia is good try that
  3. Sloshy

    Sloshy GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 30, 2008
    United States
    Strong Badia
    Can't go wrong with Fire Emblem. They're more strategy games, but they have lots of RPG elements (perma-death, leveling up, custom equipment, etc.). While I'm not the biggest FE fan, my brother has completed Radiant Dawn almost three times now.

    If you have a PS2, Final Fantasy XII is fantastic. It's a lot like the ATB system but sped-up, and while the game has a pretty slow start, it gets REALLY good as you go farther in the game. It's not just a matter of equipping the best things and mashing the attack button/spamming summons/limit breaks (*cough*FF7), and you actually have to strategically position yourself in battles in order to have the advantage. To this day, I have no idea why there is such a large internet groupthink surrounding this game saying it's "terrible" when it got so much positive critical reception (even a perfect Famitsu score). It really is amazing.

    And if you have a GBA, get the FF6 remake for it. Awesome stuff.
  4. Windaga

    Windaga GBAtemp Maniac

    Sep 12, 2009
    United States
    New England
    Specific to the Wii? the top of my head, look into these:

    - Chrono Trigger (Virtual Console)
    - Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
    - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (WiiWare)
    - Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love
    - Arc Raise Fantasia
    - Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of a New World

    If it's not exclusive to the Wii, then let us know what consoles you have and we'll be able to suggest some more.
  5. arogance1

    arogance1 GBAtemp Fan

    May 17, 2008
    I've only got a Wii and a DS Lite
    I'm tempted to get a PS2 or PS3 for the FF games and Breath of Fire games.

    I will try FF4 on WiiWare and try to find Sakura Wars & Arc Rise Fantasia.

    I completed Chrono Trigger a long time ago
  6. mrpinkeye

    mrpinkeye GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 26, 2011
    wow, i thought metacritic might help but theres not much in it at all...

    arc rise=64
    fire emblem=78
    phantome brave=76
    fragile dreams=67
    sakura wars=74
    tales of symphonia=68

    looks like rpg is what the wii does consistantly well!
  7. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

    Sep 4, 2009
    United States
    The Courtroom
    Okay, here's a counter idea; if you plan to ever get into Final Fantasy, don't start or even play with 10 - 14. Just don't. If anything, start with 4.

    Anyway, 3 okay RPGs are Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes and One Piece Unlimited Adventure/Cruise (Which you might not like unless you're a fan).

    Also, you should give Monster Hunet Tri another chance, it gets more fan later on and online (and I'm not a big fan of online gaming).
  8. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

    Oct 15, 2008
    United States
    Soviet Slyakin
    Too be really honest, the Wii SUCKS at the RPG field. Give it an RPG and it'll fuck it all up.

    However, the Virtual Console can be your friend.
  9. Ryoku83

    Ryoku83 GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 14, 2011
    I'll 2nd what machmuu said, The One Piece Unlimited Adventure/Cruise games are a lot of fun. They are kinda a mix between RPG and an Action adventure like Metroid. Sengoku Basara is a really good game as well if you like the Samurai warriors or Dynasty Warriors games. Arc Rise Fantasia is a good game as well, its voice acting is really its only short coming and even that isn't that bad I've heard far worse.
  10. SinHarvest24

    SinHarvest24 Shiroyasha

    Oct 8, 2010
    Anywhere you think of me.
    I would also recommend Arc Rise Fantasia.

    You will find it surprising similar to Final Fantasy but in it's own way, different.

    I love the gameplay and the story is not great but at the same time it's bearable.

    It's actually the best RPG i've seen/played (i haven't played much rpg's on the wii but at the same time there isn't much to choose from) for the wii.

    Also i will agree on you with the Monster hunter thing, I don't really get why people go ape-nuts over that game i played it for the wii and psp and neither excite me.
  11. Windaga

    Windaga GBAtemp Maniac

    Sep 12, 2009
    United States
    New England
    If you're getting a PS2, you'll be in RPG heaven. All of the SMT titles (Digital Devil Saga, Persona 3/Persona 4, Nocturne, Devil Summoner) are AMAZING RPG's - all very deep story wise, and loads of fun. All fairly long, too - I've spent about 160 hours on Persona 3 and 4 together, and another 40 on Nocturne (though I haven't beaten it yet.)

    Along with the SMT titles, you also have the Xenosaga series, which are all very long, very fun titles, Namco x Capcom (which takes about an hour a chapter, and there's 50), Disgaea, the Final Fantasy titles, Laa Pucelle Tactics, Dark Cloud, Shadow Hearts, Suikoden 3, the Grandia titles, Star Ocean, the top of my head. You'll be in RPG heaven.

    For the DS, I'd recommend:

    Turn Based:
    SMT: Strange Journey
    SMT: Devil Survivor
    Etrian Odyssey (3 titles in all)
    The Final Fantasy Titles (3 and 4, and even Tactics A2)

    Infinite Space
    The World Ends With You

    Off the top of my head. Those are all fairly long titles, so I'd start with those.
  12. Hielkenator

    Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

    Feb 7, 2010
    Little king's story.
  13. Nah3DS

    Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!

    Feb 9, 2010
  14. Holified 2x

    Holified 2x GBAtemp Fan

    May 27, 2011
    United States
    Having Makeup Sex Wit Sakura