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Some of The Best JRPG Games Out There

On 04/15/2014 at 08:07 PM by leeradical42

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Most of you who know me trust my judgment in srpgs and rpgs and sims I consider this my specialty but mostly I delve into JRPGs and this is some of the best JRPGs I have played and Highly recommend. 

Although im not a big Wii fan its hard to mention great jrpgs without mentioning this one.

Arc Rise Fantasia explores uncharted territory on the Nintendo Wii. A new turn-based Japanese RPG with a beautiful anime-inspired art style, Arc Rise Fantasia offers western Wii players the quintessential JRPG experience for which they have been waiting. Players will jump into the shoes of L’Arc, a composed mercenary who sets out to defend the Meridian Empire from an impending invasion of mysterious creatures. After assembling a party of allies, each with a unique set of abilities and fiery personalities, players embark on a perilous journey filled with vile enemies and treacherous dungeons. Players summon mystical creatures and work with their party to execute massive and strategic attacks. Arc Rise Fantasia features deep gameplay, stellar production values, and an unforgettable story.

Now Record of Argarest war series is another jrpg that I really like it has a dating sim aspect with a generation sytem which has not been seen in a jrpg.


        My favorite in the series RoAW 2

Dating sims might not be your thing, but if you can handle those elements of Compile Heart’s Record of Agarest War, you’ll get rewarded with some underrated strategy RPG action. The sequel isn’t going to be any different. In fact, there are many improvements to the battle system this time around. The sprites have more life and there are mechanical additions to the battles in the form of new special combo attacks and abilities. Instead of scantily clad anime girls and racy dialog, here are several screens that show off Record of Agarest War 2‘s flashy battles.


Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel" is a game produced by Banpresto Co., LTD (a subsidiary of Namco Bandai) and Gust Incorporated (which is better known for the"Atelier" series); it is the third instalment of the "Ar Tonelico" franchise and, presumably, the final episode. The setting is the planet of Ar Ciel, a world on the verge of destruction in which humans fights against a nation of artificially-made magical girls known as Reyvateils. According to the game's lore, these manmade Demi-Goddesses were originally created to protect Ar Ciel with their "song magic" but a series of unfortunate events prevented them to accomplish said goal. In present day times, a group of Reyvateils under the followship of an entity known as Harvestasha founded their own utopian society (known as Clustania) and waged war against humanity in order to eradicate what they considered to be the real threat to the planet's health. On the other side of the barricade, the human nation of Archia, the only military power strong enough to withstand the Reyvateils' lyrical incantions, has an agenda of its own, which includes the usual brand of secret genetic experiments performed on the local etnical group of human/magical girls' hybrids - which would eventually die. Amidst the chaos of war, the story focuses on the misadventures of a young, albino-haired steeplejacker named Aoto from the village of Blue Canyon Hamlet ("subtle" reference?) and his relationship with two mysterious Reyvateilic girls, Saki and Finnel, constantly chased by either the Clustanian army or their haunting pasts. Eventually, the personal backgrounds of our two main heroines will collide with one another and with the fate of the planet itself.


Also, they become more powerful when they "purge" their clothes.

      The graphic remodel is amazing and makes an already great game better

The games contain improved maps and character models and textures as well as improved lighting, shadowing and enhanced pre-rendered movies with better quality in high definition. Trophies for both games are added and all controllable and other major characters have new character models with monsters and minor characters having rearranged textures to improve quality. The game now plays at 16:9 widescreen and some scenes have been adjusted with different camera angles to accommodate for it. Despite all the new improvements, Final Fantasy X does not have an option to skip cutscenes. The FMV scenes are not re-rendered and are cropped from the original 4:3 aspect ratio to fit the widescreen perspective. The games still possess the graphical errors like hands going through the sleeves, ribbons not folding properly, or hair going through the back when a character is moving his head. 

JRPGs are excellent games from Japan and really have much more then what I have shown you, the games are not in any certain order and these are just games I would 100% recommend and im positive if you are a jrpg fan these will not disappoint. 




04/15/2014 at 10:06 PM

Bought the first Agarest War on steam and so far it has been a lot better than I expected. Hopefully Agarest 2 will come to steam at some point as well!


04/15/2014 at 11:01 PM

dude I'm so on the fence with Agarest War.  How are the battles so far?  Difficult?  


04/16/2014 at 02:12 AM

The battles can be difficult in the later part of the game the trick is alot of grinding...

Super Step Contributing Writer

04/15/2014 at 10:37 PM

Aren't you glad Gamestop didn't accept my copy of Golden Sun for trade-in credit, so that I may have a chance to play the only JRPG I own ever since I lost my copy of Pokemon Blue? lol 

FFX-2 looks cool. Does Arc Rise Fantasia have a singing cartoon bat?


04/15/2014 at 11:01 PM

im thinking about getting into my son's copy of Golden Sun: Dark Dawn for NDS.

Super Step Contributing Writer

04/15/2014 at 11:17 PM

I never finished the first one. I was young and forgot I didn't like non-Nintendo JRPGs when it came out and was getting perfect 10s from every publication I read. I wasn't yet smart enough to realize that only meant it was perfect-ish for the type of game it was. I took it to mean even I'd like it, and my parents got it for me for Christmas. 

I feel compelled to finish it, cause I think I got halfway through once, and it would be the first JRPG I ever finish if I do. I want to find that copy of Pokemon Blue though, and maybe get some other Nintendo JRPGs or Stick of Truth.


04/16/2014 at 12:51 AM

Stick Of Truth is one of the best licensed games I've ever played, if not THE best.  I say go for it on Stick Of Truth.


04/16/2014 at 12:52 AM

I have almost picked up Arc Rise Fantasia a couple of times, but it was priced kind of high($39 used!) and I was not familiar with it so I held off. May have to take the dive if Game & Trade still has it.


04/16/2014 at 02:13 AM

Remember most jrpgs are high cause of the replay ability and most jrpgs are a little pricey and in most cases never get low in price.

Cary Woodham

04/16/2014 at 05:39 AM

I prefer old school 16-bit RPGs, myself.


04/17/2014 at 05:51 PM

My favorite is Tales of Anything.  Haven't played one I didn't like.  I can't get in to any of the Neptunia games.  I played Arc, but didn't get very far.  Maybe I should give another try.  Love FFX, X-2 not so much.


04/17/2014 at 09:05 PM

The Tales series are excellent jrpgs and are definitely must play games.

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