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antonvaltaz

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8BitSamurai wrote:

You can get a PS1 (And tons of its seemingly unlimited library of masterpieces) for next to nothing online... A system could hardly be more practical to collect for. :S

Price and availability aren't necessarily the problem, I'm talking more about domestic practicality! But I did see on Amazon that you can get a PSP now for under £90, I believe that has access to the PS1 Classics range? A PSP or Vita would be much more viable for me than another home console really.

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@antonvaltaz Yea thats the 1. I think most Dragon Quest games play basically the same. Unlike other series were they radically change the battle system.

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antonvaltaz wrote:

mamp wrote:

RR529 wrote:

I'm surprised no one has mentioned:

  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Paper Mario

Both are available on Wii's VC service, and are about as beginner friendly as you can get.

This and the games are just amazing.

The more I'm thinking about it, the more I think I'll probably get through a JRPG if I have it in a portable format. Given the suggestions above about Mario RPGs, do any of the Mario & Luigi games on DS or 3DS come recommended?

Bowser's inside story is good, most people don't like Partners in Time (it's my least favorite but I still like it), and I can't recommend Dream team because I haven't played it. From the games I have played just know that there isn't much exploration or that many secrets to find, it's as light as RPGs can get (Paper Mario is on the light side but it still has enough to add some weight to the game and Mario RPG has a lot of secrets and other stuff). Also it's battle system keeps you active you're always able to do something but remember traditional JRPGs are not as active as M&L series games. The reason I recommend these games is because JRPGs are not easy, they require a lot of time and exploration (if you want to find rare and stronger items which are useful because they help you out a lot). If you want something that's not turn based I'd say Tales of the Abyss on the 3DS, Tales games aren't too hard. Kingdom Hearts is one of those games that if you don't play the rest of the games in the order you're meant to play them you won't get the story.

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antonvaltaz wrote:

CanisWolfred wrote:

Dragon Quest IV eases you into the basics of RPGs like no other. I can't believe I forgot about it. I recommend that game above all else.

@ELI-ASH Is DQIV the game 'Chapters of the Chosen' which is on DS? I was leaning towards Dragon Quest IX because it supposedly made concessions to newbies like non-random encounters, but perhaps I should reconsider?

Dragon Quest 4/5/6/9 are all available on the DS. Honestly I think you'd be fine trying any of them out. Take a look at both and decide for yourself which appeals to you more. I only found the trailer for 6 (not 4 or 5), but they're all very similar.

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I'd recommend starting out with Dragon Quest IX if you're unsure though; if only because its insanely cheap pretty much everywhere.

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I honestly felt that Dragon Quest IX was the hardest Dragon Quest game since 2. Even with the top equipment I could buy and a lot of grinding, I still felt underleveled in some areas. It's like the game requires you to fullfill sidequests in order to get the best equipment so you can do well in these harder areas...which sucks because the side quests are all terrible...

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CanisWolfred wrote:

I honestly felt that Dragon Quest IX was the hardest Dragon Quest game since 2. Even with the top equipment I could buy and a lot of grinding, I still felt underleveled in some areas. It's like the game requires you to fullfill sidequests in order to get the best equipment so you can do well in these harder areas...which sucks because the side quests are all terrible...

I didn't think of it being too difficult at the time, although it was admittedly a lot more slow paced than the other games, and the end-boss was quite a tough one. I still think Dragon Quest III (GBC) is the hardest one I've played so far, but that might be because I ran into the Pyramid without exploring any of the North West. >.>

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