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9-Jan-19 12:25pm
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RobotVM
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Welcome to the Tokyo RPG club:

This is the place to discuss your favorite RPG's from Japan. We can fight over which one is the GOAT, talk about hidden gems, discuss current and past RPGs, and more!

Tokyo RPG Club's Best RPG of 2018:
Dragon Quest XI


Tokyo RPG Club's Game of the Quarter:
Dragon Quest XI S


Currently playing:
RobotVM Astral Chain Nintendo Switch
ErickRPG Lost Odyssey Microsoft Microsoft Xbox One , Vesperia Nintendo Nintendo Switch , and FF8 PlayStation Portable , Chrono Trigger Nintendo DS
JD
tonymack21 assassins creed syndicate
Heavyd814life
dunno001 Octopath Traveler Nintendo Switch
BloodPuppetX TBD
Foxhoundx Dragon Quest XI and Pokemon Let's Go Nintendo Switch
Archer Pokemon Lets Go Eevee
Guru Skyrim Nintendo Switch , Tales of Vesperia Nintendo Switch , and Phantasy Star 3 via Sega Classics Collection Nintendo Switch
Best1989 God Eater 2


2019 RPG Cleared List:
tonymack21 Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise, Fire Emblem Three Houses
RobotVM Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, Fire Emblem Three Houses
Heavyd814life DQXI, Kingdom Hearts III, Tokyo Xanadu EX, Fire Emblem Three Houses
Archer Tales of Verperia, Kingdom Hearts III, Elex
BloodPuppetX Crystalis


Upcoming releases:
AI: The Somnium Files PlayStation 4 Nintendo Switch Steam
Dragon Quest XI S Nintendo Switch 2019
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Nintendo Switch PlayStation 4 2019
Code Vein PlayStation 4 Microsoft Xbox One Steam 2019
Arc of Alchemist PlayStation 4 2019
Digimon Survive Nintendo Switch PlayStation 4 2019
Shin Megami Tensei V Nintendo Switch TBD
Grandia HD Remaster Nintendo Switch Steam TBD
Grandia 2 HD Remaster Nintendo Switch TBD
Town Nintendo Switch TBD
Ushiro Nintendo Switch TBD
Granblue Fantasy Project Re: Link Nintendo Switch TBD
Ys 9 Monstrum Nox Nintendo Switch TBD
Mary Skelter 2 PlayStation 4 TBD
Destiny Connect PlayStation 4 Nintendo Switch Steam Fall 2019
Alliance Alive HD PlayStation 4 Nintendo Switch Steam Fall 2019{box}

User Game ratings:
Nier Automata - Heavyd814life: 10/10, RobotVM: 9.5/10, tonymack21: 9.5/10
Persona 5 - Heavyd814life: 10/10, RobotVM: 9.5/10, tonymack21: 10/10
Dragon Quest XI - Heavyd814life: 9.5/10, tonymack21: 9/10
Final Fantasy XV - Heavyd814life: 9.25/10, RobotVM: 8/10, tonymack21: 8.7/10, Tim81DE: 6.5/10
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Heavyd814life: 9.25/10, RobotVM: 8.5/10
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - RobotVM: 8.5/10
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - RobotVM: 8/10, tonymack21: 8.5/10, Heavyd814life:8.5/10
Valkyria Chronicles 4 - tonymack21: 9/10, Heavyd814life:8.75/10
Blue Reflection - tonymack21: 5/10
Tales of Berseria - tonymack21: 8.5/10, Heavyd814life:9/10, Tim81DE: 7/10
World of Final Fantasy - tonymack21:8.5/10, Heavyd814life:8.5/10, Tim81DE: 9.5/10
Grand Kingdom - tonymack21: 6.5/10
I am Setsuna - tonymack21:6/10, Heavyd814life: 7.5/10
Cosmic Star Heroine - tonymack21:7.5/10, Heavyd814life:8.75/10
Octopath Traveler - tonymack21:8.5/10, Heavyd814life:8.75/10
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age - Heavyd814life: 9.25/10, Tim81DE: 10/10
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir - Heavyd814life: 9.25/10
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - Heavyd814life: 8.75/10
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II - Heavyd814life: 8.25/10
Final Fantasy Type-0 - Heavyd814life: 7.5/10
Tales of Zesteria - Tim81DE: 8.5/10
Valkyria Chronicles - Tim81DE: 10/10
Jade Cacoon - Tim81DE: 7.5/10
Final Fantasy Tactics War of the Lions - Tim81DE: 9/10
Kingdom Hearts III: Heavyd814life 8/10
Fire Emblem Three Houses: tonymack2110/10, Heavyd814life 9/10, RobotVM 8.5/10

28-Sep-19 9:19pm
#2
Tad
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Heavyd814life wrote:
Tad wrote:> Anybody ever play Rogue Galaxy? It's one of the PS2 classics on PS4. It's a really> fun and addicting RPG. The story is character driven, and oh man does it make for> some crazy moments.> ...> > > Love Rogue Galaxy! It's my second fav Level-5 game behind the first Ni no Kuni. It's a game I'd love to replay, but there are far too many new games vying for my attention. @Gypsy It's a Falcom thing. Tokyo Xanadu is death by exposition as well. It's ridiculous. Still a really good game, though. I think I'm much bigger on storytelling than you are so it might not be as much of an issue for you as it was for me. Oh cool, I didn't know they did Ni No Kuni too. I loved the first one, I need to try the newest one at some point.

28-Sep-19 9:41pm
#3
Gypsy
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Heavyd814life wrote:
Tad wrote:> Anybody ever play Rogue Galaxy? It's one of the PS2 classics on PS4. It's a really> fun and addicting RPG. The story is character driven, and oh man does it make for> some crazy moments.> ...> > > Love Rogue Galaxy! It's my second fav Level-5 game behind the first Ni no Kuni. It's a game I'd love to replay, but there are far too many new games vying for my attention. @Gypsy It's a Falcom thing. Tokyo Xanadu is death by exposition as well. It's ridiculous. Still a really good game, though. I think I'm much bigger on storytelling than you are so it might not be as much of an issue for you as it was for me.
Ah damn. I was skipping lots of the unimportant dialogue in Trails of Cold Steel by the end.

I've got a friend that is playing Tokyo Xanadu on my recommendation and he is loving it but it's not for me.

It's a pretty tall ask for me to want to replay a JRPG as well for the same reason. With stuff like Uncharted or Popful Mail I know the game like the back of my hand which speeds them up to pretty short lengths.
28-Sep-19 9:41pm
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BloodPuppetX
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I got to the final boss in Rogue Galaxy and lost. It was a long battle and didn't feel like doing it over again lol.
28-Sep-19 9:47pm
#5
Tad
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BloodPuppetX wrote:
I got to the final boss in Rogue Galaxy and lost. It was a long battle and didn't feel like doing it over again lol.I did the same thing with SMT Digital Devil Saga, damn that boss was insanely hard.

28-Sep-19 9:47pm
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Gypsy
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BloodPuppetX wrote:
I got to the final boss in Rogue Galaxy and lost. It was a long battle and didn't feel like doing it over again lol.
I died the first time on the true final boss of Octopath and oohhhhhh boy but I'm a stubborn sob. Between the boss gauntlet before it (you can't save) and the length of that battle itself it was 40+ minutes lost iirc. I was very annoyed that much I remember for sure. Had to adjust my strategy and then I got it.
28-Sep-19 9:53pm
#7
Gypsy
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Tad wrote:
BloodPuppetX wrote:> I got to the final boss in Rogue Galaxy and lost. It was a long battle and didn't> feel like doing it over again lol. I did the same thing with SMT Digital Devil Saga, damn that boss was insanely hard.
I don't remember any of the main game stuff being too bad. Beelzebub in fly form is tricky. The dragons are tough but fair. Demi-fiend in DDS and Satan in DDS 2 are some reaaaal ass gangster mfers.
29-Sep-19 1:42am
#8
tigg
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Omg the ending of cold steel is horrible lol. If i would have beaten it when it first come out I would have been sooo mad having to wait for the second game lol
29-Sep-19 3:04am
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ErickRPG
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So I started over in DQXIs after 13 hours. I just don't do this stuff any more but I really didn't like my name. Silvyn sounded nice but it's too close to Sylvando. Plus I didn't put much time into it. I named him Lucian which is Latin for Light. The hero is the Luminary. I'm much happier with the name now.

30-Sep-19 4:41am
#10
tigg
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I thought i had read somewhere that if you finished the demo of dq xi you got some sort of item in the full game if you had the demo save file?
30-Sep-19 11:20am
#11
tonymack21
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i just needed more fire emblem in my life so i started a run of awakening. im playing on citra this time so i feel like i'll have a better time getting through. i just cant play on handhelds well.



30-Sep-19 11:28am
#12
ErickRPG
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after trying all options in battle mode I think I love free form fighting and follow orders for everyone. It starts off with everyone but you fighting on their own in free form. I tried classic camera and that's a fine way to play. But I like this new system. The freedom of just slightly moving around before attacking makes me feel more free and connected to the battle. How does everyone else play?

30-Sep-19 11:32am
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tonymack21
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i messed around with the movement but since it doesnt actually do anything i stopped pretty fast. i moved the camera angles sometimes but stopped moving the characters pretty early on. i assigned all orders manually, there are some good strats in the game that auto battle doesnt let you do.

30-Sep-19 11:33am
#14
Gypsy
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tonymack21 wrote:
i just needed more fire emblem in my life so i started a run of awakening. im playing on citra this time so i feel like i'll have a better time getting through. i just cant play on handhelds well.
I wish more handhelds had a tv out option like the psp. Older ones can be modded at least.
30-Sep-19 11:35am
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Lunar
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Game Gear can be played with Mega SG. GB and GBA can be played on Cube.

The rest of the handheld trash can just die.

30-Sep-19 11:36am
#16
Lunar
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Also noting @tonymack21 is exactly the opposite of @ErickRPG in regards to portability

30-Sep-19 11:36am
#17
tonymack21
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me too, my neck cant take the angles looking down at them for long and if i lay back and hold it up my hands lose circulation. psp's tv out was great, and pstv is a decent solution for vita at least.


Lunar wrote:
Also noting @tonymack21 is exactly the opposite of @ErickRPG in regards to portability
lol true, the physical limitations i mentioned above just dont let me use comfortably.


30-Sep-19 11:46am
#18
Gypsy
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Lunar wrote:
Game Gear can be played with Mega SG. GB and GBA can be played on Cube. The rest of the handheld trash can just die.
I enjoy that option for gba. Don't care about the others. Apparently there are options for DS/3DS which I need to look into.
30-Sep-19 11:53am
#19
tonymack21
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ive been really pleased with Citra, it prompts you to auto update each time you turn it on to the lately nightly update, so you get even the smallest performance tweaks and fixes, and it takes like 10 seconds. you can up-res to remove alot of the jaggy stuff, and most games looks pretty clean. the only thing is that taking the res up to get the character models and the game world into higher res in turn makes the character portraits a some of the text a little blockier, as those were designed to look nice in 5p or whatever dreadfully archaic thing the 3ds uses, 240p or whatever, so i find going like 3x native still makes the game look smooth while not making the portraits too bad, going like 5x looks nice but the portraits then look like squares.

30-Sep-19 12:08pm
#20
Lunar
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tonymack21 wrote:
lol true, the physical limitations i mentioned above just dont let me use comfortably.
Yea, I prefer bigger screens but really appreciate the Switch's portable mode. I wouldn't want it locked to portable though like the Lite.


30-Sep-19 12:09pm
#21
Gypsy
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tonymack21 wrote:
ive been really pleased with Citra, it prompts you to auto update each time you turn it on to the lately nightly update, so you get even the smallest performance tweaks and fixes, and it takes like 10 seconds. you can up-res to remove alot of the jaggy stuff, and most games looks pretty clean. the only thing is that taking the res up to get the character models and the game world into higher res in turn makes the character portraits a some of the text a little blockier, as those were designed to look nice in 5p or whatever dreadfully archaic thing the 3ds uses, 240p or whatever, so i find going like 3x native still makes the game look smooth while not making the portraits too bad, going like 5x looks nice but the portraits then look like squares.
The 3DS is embarrassing af for when it came out.

My main thing is I want to use the DS/3DS as a controller while playing on a TV like the PSP. Seems like there are good options now.

Lunar wrote:
tonymack21 wrote:> > lol true, the physical limitations i mentioned above just dont let me use comfortably.> Yea, I prefer bigger screens but really appreciate the Switch's portable mode. I wouldn't want it locked to portable though like the Lite.
The Switch screen was definitely big enough for me that I was able to easily use it as a portable. I was probably pretty close to 50/50 docked and portable.

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