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okay so I know I’ve been talking about xenoblade a whole freakin’ lot lately but for those of you who haven’t played it and plan to, I don’t want to give you the impression that it’s perfect, because it definitely isn’t. the game has a bunch of flaws, both in terms of gameplay and story. don’t go into it expecting it to be the holy grail of rpgs. it is a really amazing game and I adore so many things about it but at the same time I don’t want to oversell it. give it a shot and see what you think

HOLY FUCKING HELL WHAT IS XENOBLADE IS IT EVEN REAL WHO GAVE IT THE RIGHT TO BE SO FUCKING ABSOLUTELY HEART SHATTERINGLY AMAZING WHY DON’T MORE PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT IT I AM ABOUT READY TO STRANGLE MY MONITOR AND THIS FUCKING SHITSTORM ISN’T EVEN HALFWAY OVER WHAT THE FLYING FUCK IS THIS IT HAS LITERALLY RICOCHETED TO THE TOP OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE GAMES LIST THERE IS NO GOD THERE IS NO REASON HOLY SHIT

The Mana series is one of my favorites JRPGs, everything began when I bought Legend of Mana on a kiosk back at Santos. I was a bit upset because, well, my bro was the one who bought it and I knew that he liked JRPGs and most of them were all single player.

BUT THEN GUESS WHAT? YOU CAN ACTUALLY PLAY CO-OP ON THAT GAME!

I was so happy, having my own character with the Javelin, while my bro used the 2HSword, he was the red dude, and I was the purple. Such good times…

Square why did you stop making the Mana series?

On Valentine’s Day this year, my boyfriend and I went to my favorite store for anime and JRPG fandom goods. They happen to sell weaponry there, as well. The guy behind the counter asked my boyfriend if he was looking for “a knife for the lady?” and pulled out a small purple knife with hearts all over it. My boyfriend laughs and says, “Turn around, yeah- those giant swords? She’ll START at those.” <3 *stiffles cry* My man gets me. <3 <(TvT)>

hisokafreak replied to your post “I always get the urge to replay Blue Dragon and have to realllyyyy…”

what kind of game is that? i dont think ive ever heard of it

Ohhhh man it’s probably my favorite jrpg, aside from Chrono Trigger (the story was actually written by the same guy that designed Chrono Trigger). The artwork is done by Akira Toriyama (DBZ), which is pretty apparent, the characters kinda look like they’d be from DBZ lol. AND the music is done by Uematsu, the guy that composed a lot of the music for the Final Fantasy games. So yeah, amazing group of people working on one project!

It’s always surprising to me how this game is practically unknown to most people. It’s a 360 exclusive, which might be why. The story itself is extremely long, and there’s also a bunch of side stuff to do (the game is 3 discs long lol).

SO let’s see, basically you play as this group of kids, their village is constantly being attacked by this giant “land shark”. So they try to fight it and they end up getting thrown into this wack journey to defeat some evil dude and his weird ass talking pet lol. They end up swallowing some glowing orbs, and it changes their shadows into these coolio monsters that are able to kick ass, as well as give them the use of magic and whatnot. The world is huge and there’s a ton to explore. The leveling system is hella fun, and your shadows can make use of different “classes” (like warrior/thief/black mage/etc). So, your fighting style is pretty customizable, and the combat system is a lot of fun.

Anyways, I suck at descriptions lol look it up though, it’s seriously one of the best games I’ve ever played. ALSO there’s an anime for it, which I have the blurays for but have never watched because I forgot it existed until now lol I should really watch that. Sorry that was kinda long, but I get excited about this game lol

Square Enix announces Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster for PS4

Square Enix announces Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster for PS4

Two of my favorite JRPGs of the PS2 era and all of all the Final Fantasy franchise would have to be Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2. In 2013, at the height of HD Remixes and Remasters, Square Enix remastered both games as Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster. This HD remaster of the two games added content that was not found in the original North American releases of the games, a remastered…

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My English teacher keeps using the word "Persona"[because Shakespeare characters are lying little shits] and I can't concentrate b/c it's like my favorite JRPG

anonymous asked:

Hello! What do you like about .Hack? I used to be very interested and have been trying to get back into the series

uhhhh i love everything about .hack. the anime is kinda awful but the games are literally some of my favorite jrpgs that ever existed. it’s so quintessential early 2000s futuristic and it gives a glimpse of what the future would be like after pluto’s kiss (which happens this year!!!!!!!) and like. i feel like some of that stuff could really happen irl and i got no doubt that headsets will eventually be used in gaming (similar to oculus rift, which now that i think abt it is REALLY like the headsets in .hack).

i especially love the plot of .hack//gu and how it relates to the the original .hack!!!!! like holy shit

i love how azure flame kite is made out to be tri-edge for the longest time and i love how haseo’s character really develops from his ptsd with shino’s coma and how his final form is sleek and white and beautiful and like. pure while when he was the pkk it was huge armor like it was almost around his heart trying to protect it from letting anything get in the way from him beating tri-edge

i also love ENDRANCE AND ELK AND MIA HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!! I LOVE HOW THEY CONNECT TO .HACK//GU AFTERWARDS i can’t believe how elk just turns into like a hermit in gu like holy shit………..his story arc is so amazing and tbh he’s one of my most favorite characters even tho he’s kind of a joke

like he’s been scarred and used by aida for its own gains and was manipulated into believing that the real mia was with him but it was all just aida controlling him and basically almost socially handicapping him in his adult life………..i love you endrance stay strong

long story short i love .hack…………………..

JRPGs

I’m starting to wonder if JRPGs might be one of my favorite video game genres. Like, that would be a weird admission for me since I’ve had long periods of my life when I disowned them.

But on the other hand, a bad JRPG is often at worst a relaxing, nostalgic, anime story for me. And at best they’re exactly the kind of strategic puzzle solving I play Magic: The Gathering for.

I just, like, don’t like repetitive games or grinding, typically.

My speculation of why I prefer JRPG grinding, but loathe say, Diablo, seems to stem on the one hand from the fact that grind in JRPGs is a acted cow, and in Diablo it’s the entire game.

Like, you level up in Earthbound, but the point of Earthbound is not to level up. The point of Earthbound is the experience the world, leveling up is just a thing you do in that context. As opposed to Diablo where literally everything is window dressing for making numbers go up.

If you set Diablo in space, and fought The Zerg, you’d have the same game. If you set Earthbound in a fantasy kingdom, it would change utterly.

In addition to this, I like underdogs. American gamers seem like they’ll spend hours grinding for better guns in Borderlands, and in the same breath get pissed at Final Fantasy XIII for being repetitive. Final FAbtasy XIII has more variety AND LIGHTING FARRON WHO SHOULD BE EVERYONE’S FAVORITE CHARACTER.

(I’m sooooooo much a Lightning fanboy…)

Anyways, what I’m saying is I want to dust off my PS2, and finish up playing through Final Fantasy X and XII. And grab my copy of the hugely underrated Magical Starshine and play more of that. And Radiant Historia, and Etrian Odyssey IV, etc…