RPGs for people who aren't fans of the genre?

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Retrology
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RPGs for people who aren't fans of the genre?

Postby Retrology » April 17th, 2017, 5:18 pm

Straightforward. If you were an RPG buff, which games would people who aren't RPG fans enjoy?

Chrono Trigger
Paper Mario or Mario and Luigi series
Fire Emblem Awakening
Maple Story (PC)

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Re: RPGs for people who aren't fans of the genre?

Postby ptdebate » April 17th, 2017, 5:58 pm

I'd actually recommend Persona 4 or Persona 5. They are social simulation games that gradually feed you RPG gameplay in manageable chunks.

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Re: RPGs for people who aren't fans of the genre?

Postby MoarRipter » April 17th, 2017, 6:26 pm

Secret of Mana (SNES)
Albert Odyssey (Saturn)
Magic Knights Rayearth (Saturn)

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Re: RPGs for people who aren't fans of the genre?

Postby OzGamer » April 17th, 2017, 7:25 pm

I would nominate South Park: The Stick of Truth. It's RPG-lite, but it is well made and offers RPG beginners a taste of turned-based combat.

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Re: RPGs for people who aren't fans of the genre?

Postby Sonicx9 » April 17th, 2017, 8:16 pm

Most of the Kingdom Hearts series as the gameplay is very fast Arcadey real time combat that is much more accessible then traditionla RPGs.

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Re: RPGs for people who aren't fans of the genre?

Postby Stalvern » April 17th, 2017, 10:30 pm

Earthbound is pretty much the only JRPG that I can stand.

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Re: RPGs for people who aren't fans of the genre?

Postby Rev » April 17th, 2017, 10:46 pm

Chrono Trigger- The game requires zero grinding, the story is always moving forward, and the overall campaign is only about 15 hours. The combat system also has a very action-like turn battle system with enemies moving around the field. It also has a pretty solid story and you care for the characters.

Paper Mario series (64 or NGC titles): both titles could fit under the RPGs for beginners categories but they also offer enjoyable stories, a more action based combat system, and are easy to get into. Super Mario RPG also fits into this category.

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Re: RPGs for people who aren't fans of the genre?

Postby Retrology » April 18th, 2017, 1:38 am

Stalvern wrote:Earthbound is pretty much the only JRPG that I can stand.


It's also quotable as hell too. "Onett police are infamous for closing roads if something is going on. We are going for the world record." Makes me burst out laughing every time I see that quote.

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Re: RPGs for people who aren't fans of the genre?

Postby CaptainCruch » April 18th, 2017, 8:01 am

I'd recommand games like Zelda: A Link to the Past, the Game Boy Zelda-games and Beyond Oasis (aka Story of Thor), since those are oriented on action. Gameplay-wise, Mario & Luigi games are great too, but there's probably too much talking in those games. South Park: Stick of Truth was another great pick by somehow else above.

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Re: RPGs for people who aren't fans of the genre?

Postby Rev » April 18th, 2017, 8:38 am

Nothing against your recommendations but I'm curious why people bring up Zelda as an RPG... The only Zelda game that I think of that has RPG like elements is Zelda II for the NES. To me, the most I can say about A Link to the Past is that it is an action game that borrows some RPG elements like increasing hearts and equipping new weapons and armor. However, you could make that argument about basically any Action game these days.


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