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Turbo_Genesis_64

Hey Game Boys and Game Girls,

I have to admit that I have been blown away by Phantasy Star IV for the Genesis / Mega Drive! I haven't beat it yet, but I already feel like it's my favorite RPG of all time. You really should download this most legendary game, if you haven't already done so! The game play and story are so gripping and I like how it''s more like the orginal Phantasy Star than the other sequels. It rules!

So I was curious of what RPG on VC rocks your world? And as the title suggests, I'm talking about turn based RPGs, so don't try to pull a fast one by sliding Zelda, Tropics, Ys, or Neutopia in here!!

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irken004

I'm not a big fan of RPG's, unless it's an Action RPG like Kingdom Hearts or Samurai legend Musashi.

anyway, I haven't bought any RPG's on the VC

Noire

It's Paper Mario for me, even though it's not a traditional turn-based RPG, what with the action commands and what not. A more traditional RPG that I rather enjoyed was Breath of Fire II.

I have to download Phantasy Star IV some day.

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Phantasy Star IV or Breath of Fire II. It's too close to call.

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Turbo_Genesis_64

I would say the combat for Paper Mario is turn based!

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CanisWolfred

Breath of Fire II. It was my first, and still is the best. I was never a fan of the early Phantasy Star series, and I still have some sort of vendetta against Phantasy Star 4, as I feel that it's the inspiration for the horrible bait 'n' switch "undeveloped worlds" storyline in the Star Ocean series.>=(

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I think my favourite is Paper Mario, but I don't actually have it on my Wii, just the cart . The favourite on my Wii (I have two) would have to be Mario RPG, I was actually pleasantly surprised at how much fun it was. It seems to be different at every turn and I ended up playing it for at least 7 hours straight.
The other one is Phantasy Star II which I did not enjoy at all. It was way too archaic for me . I didn't like how much grinding there was to do, not knowing what weapons really do what or if they are better or not, and worst of all, all the weapons and armour is so expensive it seems like it takes forever to get enough money!
It would be great if someone were to let me know if Phantasy Star IV is the same way, or even Breath of Fire II.

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@Ravage: I love SMRPG, Paper Mario, old (pre-VII) Final Fantasy games, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, and other old RPGs, and I also loved Breath of Fire II. I'd go for it if I were you, it's a great game.

The only advice I have to give about BoFII is this: you have the opportunity to be nice to people throughout the game, and then later on if you talk to those same people you'll have the ability to invite them to live back at your place. Some people will give you awesome stuff (they'll sell great weapons/armor/items for you), and others just take up space... and you only have so much space to fill, so visit GameFAQs and decide who you want to butter up.

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Ravage wrote:

The other one is Phantasy Star II which I did not enjoy at all. It was way too archaic for me . I didn't like how much grinding there was to do, not knowing what weapons really do what or if they are better or not, and worst of all, all the weapons and armour is so expensive it seems like it takes forever to get enough money!
It would be great if someone were to let me know if Phantasy Star IV is the same way, or even Breath of Fire II.

Breath of Fire II has the same money problems, although not nearly as bad, and I find that you don't need to upgrade your equipment that often anyways. You do have to grind quite a bit, but again, it's not as Phantasy Star 2. I don't know about Phantasy Star 4, though, since I never played past the intro at the start screen, but I doubt it would be much different from BoF2 in those regards. You see, back in those days, level grinding and expensive equipment was a necessity. If you wanted something, you had to work for it. Nothing was handed to you on a silver platter.

G-d, I miss those days...

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Ravage

@theblackdragon: Thanks, I might give it a spin after I finish SMRPG, LoZ:MM, maybe just finish some of Monster Lab...then I'll probably have Wii Sports Resort...I'll want to play that...
uh...it might be a while... lol

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Turbo_Genesis_64

I think Phantasy Star 4 is very well balanced in leveling up and buying stuff. It's been awhile since I've played PS 2. I have that on the GBA. Part 4 is more like the first game in the series so that's why I love it more.

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Breath of Fire II has the same money problems, although not nearly as bad, and I find that you don't need to upgrade your equipment that often anyways. You do have to grind quite a bit, but again, it's not as Phantasy Star 2. I don't know about Phantasy Star 4, though, since I never played past the intro at the start screen, but I doubt it would be much different from BoF2 in those regards. You see, back in those days, level grinding and expensive equipment was a necessity. If you wanted something, you had to work for it. Nothing was handed to you on a silver platter.

G-d, I miss those days...

I don't really mind it, if the combat was more interesting it wouldn't have been so bad. I got so mad every time my dudes would keep missing and there was a large group of enemies, like those slimes, that would have me killed in just a few seconds . Also, I could never remember what magic did what. I still remember the time I was like, "Hey! (insert name of cat-girl) learned a new magic! Let's try it out. F***...that just killed her...I think it was supposed to heal my other dudes...too bad they were at full health...
It always annoyed me how in pretty well every FF game, you would be really reach midway through the game and any money troubles you may, or may not, have had at the beginning are gone.

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Fuzzy

I've really been enjoying Breath of Fire 2 at the moment. I wasn't sure if i would, because I've never really been able to get into turn-based games, but this has suprised me!
You also get your moneys worth otu of it aswell, because I've been playing for ages, and I still haven't got the feeling I'm near the end yet!

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CanisWolfred

Ravage wrote:

Mickeymac wrote:

Breath of Fire II has the same money problems, although not nearly as bad, and I find that you don't need to upgrade your equipment that often anyways. You do have to grind quite a bit, but again, it's not as Phantasy Star 2. I don't know about Phantasy Star 4, though, since I never played past the intro at the start screen, but I doubt it would be much different from BoF2 in those regards. You see, back in those days, level grinding and expensive equipment was a necessity. If you wanted something, you had to work for it. Nothing was handed to you on a silver platter.

G-d, I miss those days...

I don't really mind it, if the combat was more interesting it wouldn't have been so bad. I got so mad every time my dudes would keep missing and there was a large group of enemies, like those slimes, that would have me killed in just a few seconds . Also, I could never remember what magic did what. I still remember the time I was like, "Hey! (insert name of cat-girl) learned a new magic! Let's try it out. F***...that just killed her...I think it was supposed to heal my other dudes...too bad they were at full health...
It always annoyed me how in pretty well every FF game, you would be really reach midway through the game and any money troubles you may, or may not, have had at the beginning are gone.

Yeah, that can get pretty annoying(although now I'm tempted to play Phantasy Star 2, just to see if I can tolerate it). Again, I don't recall BoF2 having any of those problems, and I think you'd like it.

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Super Mario RPG. No question.

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Yeah, SMRPG. No question about it.

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Paper Mario but I have the cart. Breath of Fire II is quite awesome. I've yet to dabble into Phantasy Star yet, I want to play the first one and then go from there.

Ausden

Secrets of Mana, Breath of Fire II, Super Mario RPG, Phantasy Star IV, Shining Force, Shining Force II, Landstalker. These are the best of the best as far as RPG gaming is concerned. And seeing as none of them are over 800 points, they are all worthy of a try!

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Paper Mario, easily. I have Super Mario RPG, but... I d'no, it's not that fun.

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Maybe its a bit of nostalgia but Super Mario RPG is the best turn based RPG I've ever played. I played it when it first came out for the SNES, and bought it the first day it was available on VC. I still can' t belive this game actually was designed for the SNES. It has aged very well.

Every now and then, I STILL load this baby back up and play through it. It was just a masterpiece, IMO.

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