What's with handheld developers and turn based combat?

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User Info: Tyranius2

Tyranius2
3 years ago#1
This is more towards the DS since my experience with the 3DS is low.

It seems like 90% of the RPGs in the DS library are turn based. Why is that? Is it so hard to create an Action RPG for a change?

Go look at the top 10, every single one of the games is turn based.

I don't dislike turn based combat, but it gets old. Not to mention the handheld games don't tend to have engaging turn based combat like Fallout 1 and 2 do.
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User Info: Nightstar1994

Nightstar1994
3 years ago#2
I'm one of the really big minority who enjoyed Sonic Chronicles. If not for the rushed ending, it would have been a pretty high-ranked game for me. Still, I liked it. Nice combination of a turn-based RPG with some touch screen action.
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mumpsy21
3 years ago#3
Totes agree man. 70% of my games(I have 13) are turn-based, because I love RPGs, but almost all of it's turn-based. KHDDD was a disappointment, but one of the only action-RPGs I've played.
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User Info: NathanisDrake

NathanisDrake
3 years ago#4
You must be new to handheld gaming.

It's been like this ever since the GBA days, and I'm glad it stays that way. Not saying that a system must ENTIRELY consist of turn-based RPGs, no because everyone loves variety. But just saying that the genre should definitely be the main focal point for handhelds, since the two go so well together.
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sonicnewboy
3 years ago#5
At least for the DS, the action RPGs that i played weren't as enjoyable (Phantasy Star 0, and that one game with dragons you can summon and whose characters are designed by the Dragon Ball Z guy -- can't remember the name). The controls always felt kinda clunky, and maybe that has something to do with how much that system is capable of?

The 3DS is a whole new thing though, and I agree that it would be nice to get more action RPGs for it.

User Info: Videogamegalaxy

Videogamegalaxy
3 years ago#6
The Legend of Zelda is a Action RPG series

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toad133
3 years ago#7
Nightstar1994 posted...
I'm one of the really big minority who enjoyed Sonic Chronicles. If not for the rushed ending, it would have been a pretty high-ranked game for me. Still, I liked it. Nice combination of a turn-based RPG with some touch screen action.


This. Chronicles has one of the best RPG battle systems I've ever played IMO. Retro and innovation perfectly combined.
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Jacob46719
3 years ago#8
I'd like an Advance Wars RTS.
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selfdeztruction
3 years ago#9
Videogamegalaxy posted...
The Legend of Zelda is a Action RPG series


Nope, it's action adventure. There's no RPG elements to it whatsoever.
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tompound90
3 years ago#10
selfdeztruction posted...
Videogamegalaxy posted...
The Legend of Zelda is a Action RPG series


Nope, it's action adventure. There's no RPG elements to it whatsoever.


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