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Jrpgs that have horribly slow starts
tigerex777 posted...From: macapala | #154Although Xenogears is my favourite RPG, which has one hell of an awesome story, I will admit it has a very slow start that can become a bit tedious.
Ya and the ending wasn't masterful lol It's just philosophical nonsense mixed in with redeeming an irredeemable character (Krelian). Honestly the rest of the game walked such a nice razors edge between convoluted and complex and managed to stay on the side of complex until you get to the Zohar and it firmly takes a nose dive off the edge into plain ol' convoluted. It's a masterpiece but a flawed and incomplete one.
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Star Ocean 2 drove me nuts back in the day. I loved that game and all it's glory but the elder in Arlia is a windbag.
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final fantasy 7
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"Just curious but which RPG this gen is a normal/fast start for you?"
Ar Tonelico 3. You're not stuck with just the main character for an inordinately-long period of time like some JRPGs.
I thought Mana-Khemia 2 had good pacing. Okay, it's a PS2 game from 2009, but still. You're not stuck with a small party for a long time like Star Ocean 3, and anything you do is progress in some way. And with the two protagonists, you get carryover from one story to the next, so the second story takes MUCH less time than the first.
Tales of Eternia
Legend of Mana
The only time where a bible is useful is in a castlevania game
chrcol posted...for people who hate ff13 prior to chapter 11 they are too addicted to action and open worlds.
They weren't found in FF7 either but I don't recall that being a problem back then.
If it is indeed a JRPG, Monster Hunter. You're so weak, so pathetic, and so confused when you start the game and only after a few hours of grinding and gathering can you even attempt a full-on hunt of a major monster. That's right, before you can do what the title of the game advertises you have to spend at least an hour not doing it just to get strong enough to do it. And that's if you actually know how to play the game, if you're learning then it can be well over 4 hours before you get the hang of it. A very slow paced game but I'd say worth it in the end.
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Valkyrie Profile. It starts off with like an hour of boring, non skippable cutscenes. In fact, almost every Einherjar scene lasts a bit too long for my tastes. Luckily the dungeons and combat make up for it.
I never understood the issues people have with the Chrono Cross story. Everything that happens is a direct result of the events of Chrono Trigger. Not to mention, there are direct links to CT all over the game. Prometheus and Kid, for example, directly link to two CT characters.
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