help me find an RPG

nosoup4crr

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help me find an RPG

Well...summer has come around, and I find myself with some free time. I thought about starting FFVII over, but decided I want to find a new RPG. My friend lended me Xenosaga, but that was all CG. I was very bored. I'm looking for something that has a deep progression system. I love the ability to make characters as unique as possible. I'm also a fan of many characters in a game. And lastly, I haven't really played an innovative battle system. I might like to try something involving that. If any of you have any suggestions let me know. Thanks.

PS. If it's a CPU game, that would be best, but I also have a PS2.
 

Garbad_the_Weak

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nosoup4crr said:
I'm looking for something that has a deep progression system.

I love the ability to make characters as unique as possible.

I'm also a fan of many characters in a game.

And lastly, I haven't really played an innovative battle system. I might like to try something involving that.
You sir, need to try disgaea.

Somewhere around 100 unique classes, each class can specialize in one of about 10 unique weapons (each weapon has its own special skills). Each char can also transmigrate between classes to combine the moves from other builds and learn other special moves by creating apprenticies.

The battle system is unique, similar to FFT (the real one, before the bunnyears days). Throwing and geo symbols add a lot of strategy.

The depth of the game is hard to imagine. No one, and I mean no one, ever, in the history of gaming, has maxed this game out. Like a game like FFX, it has hidden bosses and such that are far stronger than the final boss. I am not sure exactly how many secret levels D has, but it is a ton. And with the randomly generated items and levels, you can literally play forever.

And last, the humor is great. By far the funniest game ever. It is by far the must play rpg of the last 3 years.

Garbad
 

nosoup4crr

Diabloii.Net Member
sounds amazing. Is this multiplayer? or is a single player RPG? Also...what else do I have to look forward to in this game? What might be hard for me to take as a cut-of-the-mill FF player...who is used to that system of play?
 

Garbad_the_Weak

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It is a single player rpg for ps2. Disgaea, hour of darkness. Check the reviews, you will find it gets almost perfect reviews from every site.

The game can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. The game is harder than most RPGs, but you should be able to beat the game (one of 10 endings) without too much trouble. If you want to max out the game, you can literally play forever. I don't think anyone has fully mastered it. I have over 250 hours logged and I am not even close.

Just for the storyline and playstyle tho, you don't want to miss it.

Garbad
 

mhl12

Diabloii.Net Member
I highly recommend these ps2 RPGs

Dark Cloud 2
Shadow Hearts: Coventant
Shadow Hearts
FF-X
FF-X2
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
La Pucelle: Tactics

And some ps1 classic:

FF-IX
Legend of Dragoon
 

bigD72

Diabloii.Net Member
Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind*, Tribunal (PC-expansion), Bloodmoon(PC-expansion).
Knights of the Old Republic I* and II (XBOX)

*Avliable on XBOX and PC
 

Ranger14

Diabloii.Net Member
Champions of Norrath. It is the first game that I have put serious time into since D2. Great graphics, sound and play. A great hack 'n' slash rpg. The sequel, Return to Arms adds two shapeshifter type of classes to the 5 classes in the original; Warrior, Ranger, Cleric, Darkknight, Wizard. You can choose between female and male. I love the busty Wizardess. :D You use the same type of skill trees as in D2. You can pick it up for the PS2 for under $20. Well worth the money!

I have been looking into Disgaea, Garbad. Looks like I may need to pick that one up in the near future.
 

bluedragoon

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Ranger14 said:
Champions of Norrath. It is the first game that I have put serious time into since D2. Great graphics, sound and play. A great hack 'n' slash rpg. The sequel, Return to Arms adds two shapeshifter type of classes to the 5 classes in the original; Warrior, Ranger, Cleric, Darkknight, Wizard. You can choose between female and male. I love the busty Wizardess. :D You use the same type of skill trees as in D2. You can pick it up for the PS2 for under $20. Well worth the money!
champions of norrath can also be played with 1-4 players, so if u have a friend that has spare time u should try it :)
 

nosoup4crr

Diabloii.Net Member
I've also played FFX. BUt I think my next buy will be disgaea. It sounds too good to be true. Maybe i'm a fanatic, but something that takes 250 hours sends chilly up my spine. I just went out to Best Buy, WalMart, and Game Spot. None of them had it. I guess I'll have to wait for it to come in from an online distributer. Thanks for the help guys. I hope it turns out well.

Holy crap. It's 80 dollars, haha. Maybe I should rethink this.
 

Kawaii

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Fallout and Fallout 2 are games that every boy has to play before he becomes a man. Play them; you won't be disappointed.
 

Garbad_the_Weak

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Thats the one problem with Disgaea -- its so popular no one ever trades it in and you have to pay full price. You should be able to order it on amazon or ebgames for $50 or so tho.

Also, in case anyone wants it, I have the official strategy guide in pdf...

Garbad
 

memememe173

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I prefer the classics (to me anyway) BG and BG2. In fact I'm starting a new BG2 (all 6 player created, to try prestige classes) and hopefully finally completing it's Xpac (<--- made it halfway through 2-3 times, then would get distracted, or have to clear computer because of virus etc.)
 

Keldaris

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Diagaea, is definitaly something you have to play. I would also suggest some classics: Ogre Battle 64, Lufia, xenogears, legend of dragoon,chrono trigger/cross. for OB and lufia you would have to find an emulator though.....
 

Damotta

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About Disgaea... is it better than La Pucelle Tactics? I have La Pucelle, and it gets on my nerves that practically every battle is about lining up the rows of elemental effects so they either hit or surround the enemies. I find myself spending almost the entire battle setting these up and do very little actual character combat. Does Disgaea have the same feature or is it different?

As for some GBA RPG titles to check out, I suggest these:

Tactics Ogre: Knight of Lodis
Advance Wars
Fire Emblem

They're more tactics heavy, but they still have RPG elements to them and are great games overall.
 

Garbad_the_Weak

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Damotta said:
About Disgaea... is it better than La Pucelle Tactics? I have La Pucelle, and it gets on my nerves that practically every battle is about lining up the rows of elemental effects so they either hit or surround the enemies.
Ya, La Pucelle was the prequel to Disgaea. D uses a new and better system called geo panels. On most levels, the panels add some tactical advantage to attacking from a spot, but not much.

The geo panels are a near critical element in the item world tho, oen of the extremely long bonus areas. You can easily beat the game without worrying about geo crap, but if you want to master it, you need to use them. Its a lot easier to use than the flows tho.

Garbad
 

Croup

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If you haven't played Knights of the Old Republic, definitely get that. You said that you were partial to computer games, and you can pick up KOTOR for about $20 anywhere, and probably less if you looked around ebay or Amazon. It helps to be a Star Wars fan, because you'll appreciate certain things more, but it's far from a necessity.

I'm behind in the times and I haven't played KOTOR 2, but I've heard good things about that as well.
 

Twoflower

Banned
Kawaii said:
Fallout and Fallout 2 are games that every boy has to play before he becomes a man. Play them; you won't be disappointed.
so true, fallout is still the best RPG ever ( once you get used to the very old gfx

oh, and dont even bother about KOTOR, if u have high demands or expectations you ll be disapointed
 

CyberHawk

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bigD72 said:
Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind*, Tribunal (PC-expansion), Bloodmoon(PC-expansion).
Knights of the Old Republic I* and II (XBOX)

*Avliable on XBOX and PC

I 2nd this. Its a great game. And if it weren't for GuildWars taken up my time in online games..I would still be in MorrowWind.
 
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