I have been recently trying to get into the jrpg genre, i never really had patience for those types of games, but now im ready, but still stubborn about what i want, im looking for freedom/open world, side quests, rewarding combat, good characters, unique weapons/magic, and interesting art/atmosphere.
Ive always seen the Tales series around, are they anything like what i want?
Recent ones ive played are Nino Kuni(loved it) FF13(hated it) FF13-2(it was ok) Pokemon (Gold/Silver were my favorite)
I dont know if i would count games like Dragons Dogma, Monster Hunter and Souls series in this genre but if so ive already played those all.
I just really want to get into a good long deep rpg with a good sense of freedom/exploration and adventure, i also love being able to catch monsters and use them in battle(Pokemon, XIII-2, and Nino Kuni)
I think i now know why some people say the regionally challenged are trying too hard at times.
Before the regionally challenged came along i would have said the entitled and those individuals with ridiculous expectations were the lowest of the low. Funny how their convenient ignorance of certain games and the re-defining of others looks sadly pathetic to normal gamers.
Ah, i'll just chalk this topic up as another in along list of *how not to be a gamer* topics.
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Definitely give the Tales series a try, personally enjoy that series more than FF. They have an interesting battle system and tend to be full with sidequests you can do. They also have a New Game+ with an interesting Grade shop at the end. You can start with Symphonia if you want. I also recommend you play Abyss at some point to, it's a great game. Tales of Xilla is okay, but I don't think it's the best in the series. I actually prefer Graces F over that one. Anyway, that's my two cents.
Tales of Graces F while not the strongest of the series is probably the best of its kind on ps3. Solid combat, open colourful world and a lot of things to collect/find to keep you busy./ I'm with ranks in that xillia isn;t as good. Made by differant team.
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