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Is anyone good with strategy when they play a jrpg game?

#1cheatermasterPosted 8/18/2014 11:55:33 PM
I've always loved jrpg games for a long time. But one thing I'm just awful is using strategy. I don't think using strategy is one of my strong points. See, in all jrpg games, my only strategy is usually brute force. Basically, I grind for levels as much as possible if the enemy or bosses is too hard, and heal whenever it's possible. Yeah, that's basically my strategy, it's mostly try to have a higher level, and when my party needs healing, heal as much as possible. Anyone good with making strategies when playing any jrpg games? Cause like I said, it's not really one of my strong points.
#2tiornysPosted 8/19/2014 12:57:37 AM
Yes. Or at least, I like to think I'm pretty good at this, and at strategy in general.
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#3falloutbeast101Posted 8/19/2014 1:14:42 AM
Yeah.
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#4densetsu86Posted 8/19/2014 3:40:39 AM
Try playing games that rely on strategy.

In ffviii monsters and bosses lvl up with you so power leveling does not work. It makes you think about how to equip to get the best stats in lieu of leveling.

Enchanted arms is a turn based rpg that requires the use of strategy such as people placement on its grid in battle.

These will get you used to it. I use strategy as well as power leveling to destroy the bosses and monsters.
#5KungFuPhilPosted 8/19/2014 3:47:15 AM
It really depends on the game.

There are a lot that don't really require much strategy because they give a crap-ton of experience and levels out or have magic spells that dominate over everything. However, with these JRPGs, it's usually possible to do low-level runs. For example, I have a low-level run save in FF6.
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#6MR_SorenPosted 8/19/2014 4:13:02 AM
Yes. In fact, I tend to avoid ones that don't provide many opportunities for strategic play.

Don't have the time or interest to grind my way past obstacles.
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#7bizechildPosted 8/19/2014 5:47:04 AM
I keep hitting X. That pretty much is it.
#8MaouSadoPosted 8/19/2014 5:48:20 AM
In pretty much any SMT game you gotta be.

Especially "SMT" 4. Since that game is literally Glasscannon the game. You gotta make sure you are beating the piss poor PoS design choices.
#9FrozenSneakPosted 8/19/2014 6:57:44 AM
It really depends on the game. The brute force/heal when necessary will get you through damn well near most jrpgs, especially final fantasy. The SMT series is really one of the few jrpgs that will require actual strategy to beat.
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#10MR_SorenPosted 8/19/2014 11:26:56 AM
Indeed. SMT Nocturne was probably the most strategically deep RPG I've played outside of the strategy/tactics RPG sub-genre.

I also like the Etrian Odyssey games for DS/3DS in this regard.
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