"School-themed" RPGs

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  1. Hachibei
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    I guess it's sort of a niche genre, but can anyone suggest me one outside of the MegaTen universe (Persona included)? Preferably one in English as well xD
     
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    Magical Starsign perhaps?
     
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    Usually such a thing makes me switch off (it certainly does for anime) but I will try.

    The main reason I am here though is to mention School Daze and Back to School on the ZX spectrum.

    For DS games you have the already mentioned Magical Starsign. I will throw in Doodle hex (not quite and RPG mind).

    Being a popular anime/disney/nickelodeon setup there are several Japanese only games (anime/manga based and standalone) and cash in platformers/crude RPGs based upon Disney/Nickelodeon shows, every console this side of pong has had these games. Most Japanese RPGs (megaman, medabots, pokemon, robopon etc) will have a school level but in all cases it is little more than a map.

    Otherwise I will have to mention Bully/Canis Canem Edit on several platforms, again it is not an RPG per se (best way to describe it would be GTA3: school version).
     
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    GrimGrimoire on the PS2. It was so awesome!
     
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    Well, I've played Magical Starsign and Bully; both of them were good but I didn't enjoy the whole "Harry Potter"-ish vibe of Magical Starsign, which probably means I won't enjoy the stile of GrimGrimoire either. =/

    Anyways, right now I'm working my way through the two Persona 2 games after playing Persona 3 and watching GiantBomb's Persona 4 "Endurance Run". Which means I'll have my hands full for a while, but thanks for the suggestions anyways [​IMG]
     
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    Try the god-awful Mana Khemia....
     
  7. jan777

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    would you call super dodgeball school-themed and a rpg?

    then id like to suggest that

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    off topic, how do you differentiate rpg from adventure?
     
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    Degenki Gakuen RPG: Cross of Venus

    This is Japanese though however quite a few levels are High School based.
     
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    First off, Super Dodgeball's an action game, there's really nothing else you can call that game. Maybe "extreme sports", but that's stretching it a bit.

    Second of all, I don't really think "adventure" counts as a separate genre, it's more of a theme... if it was a genre, it'd be the broadest genre ever, as everything from Mario to Halo could be considered "adventure" games.

    Anyways, RPGs usually involve stat building, random encounters, etc.
     
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    You might try time hollow (I would classify it as rpg, due to you the main character playing a role) it was a very good point and click mystery that took place in and around a school. you might give it a look see, even though it does not have stat gains or random encounters [​IMG]
     
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    Pokemon Ranger?
     
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    lol I loved that game, but remember its pokemon still [​IMG]
     
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    whats so bad about Mana Khemia?

    I havent really played too much into it (psp verision) . Should I not bother?
     
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    Per-so-na. Oh wait, outside of Megaten. Lux-Pain for the DS is kinda boring, but its based in school. So, to a point, is Time Hollow.
     
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    Persona 4

    Amazing. It is actually quite difficult even on easy, but it's a decent game
     
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    I would like to know some as well, but besides Persona games (Which I still love), and a few other games, I can't think of any......
     
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    You know, I'm now 12 hours into Lux-Pain, and if you can read beyond the awful translation (just listen to the VA, it's decent for the most part) is very school-centric. And is actually half-decent, although it has an odd game mechanic.