Since there wasn't such a thread before and riki gave me the green light to open it, here we go!
Basically, if you're looking for new games to play and want to get some recommendations, this is the perfect place to do that.
So ask to your heart's content and you can be sure that you will be given answers!
Awesome, i was on the verge of going on some other thread and just asking. I already posed this question before but:
1.) What are some good J-RPGs?
2.) What are some good story driven games?
Obviously alot of J-rpgs are story driven but even if there are games that have really well done stories as their main element (Like mass effect) it'd be nice to get a few recommendations. I just recently replayed through the Bioshock series and found myself loving the narrative style.
If you like Mass Effect, I assume you have played Dragon Age? but in case you haven't Dragon Age is a good series which is pretty similar to ME since they're made by the same studio. The second series was kinda meh from both gameplay and story POV, but the third game was good. The first one is always going to be my personal favorite -- too bad maybe you might find the graphic is outdated though the story in my opinion is totally awesome.
Have you tried the Witcher? I think the series gets progressively better, first one was horrendous and clunky, second was fine, but the last game is really great, IMHO. It's fun, has a lot of content but the downside is I assume some people going to say that the combat mechanics aren't fluid enough for an action-RPG.
Outdated graphics isn't a thang. I love games of all sizes and pixel shapes. As long as the core gameplay is passable and the story is great. I've heard great things about Persona, but when i looked it up i got scared off (Lol). It happens whenever i want to join a lore rich universe with a great story, but it has like 10 different jump in points and theories that span back farther than the eye can see. Maybe i'm being a noob and the stories aren't that strongly interconnected, but what is your take on it?
Solid, i definitely will. I'll just steal my younger sibling's 3DS to get the job done. And while i can keep pestering you, do you know any good JRPGs on steam or the like? I usually have to work through my computer so it'd be nice to have something i can have open while grinding through homework.
As with all games, it ultimately depends on your taste. But I can definitely recommend Valkyria Chronicles if you're into that kind of gameplay. I played the PS3 version, but also bought the Steam version. The system is pretty solid on the whole, the atmosphere is superb, and I like the story, too. The Japanese voice acting is also half the reason I play this game (not sure about English voice, but I think that is also available through the menu in the Steam version.) It is beautifully ported to the PC, which is said to be part of the SEGA porting tradition.
At least try Persona 4 (or Persona 4 Golden if you have a Vita), the game is marvelous, in my opinion.