Help me pick my next "retro" RPG!



  • @FF7Cloud I was thinking the exact same thing



  • Question: is there a way to naturally discover in-game how to unlock new jobs other than trial and error? I just unlocked geomancer by accident, and Samurai and ninja gear (historically two of my favorite FF jobs) are both available at the stores now. Trying to avoid looking at a guide, but the pull is real strong right now.



  • @naltmank No, honestly that's one of the few things I use a guide for when I play the game, since I generally forget what the requirements for certain classes are.



  • Reviving this thread for a hot sec: I just started grad school, and am really stressed and busy with all my work. I like FFT, but I've been stuck on this one level for almost a month now (Orbonne monastery fight against 3 dragoons, 2 time mages, and a chemist with revival skills) and it's kind of stressing me out too much. I've hardly had time to play games lately, and the gaps between play sessions isn't really helping my tactical mind. My question: is it worth me grinding to get through this fight? Or does it just get worse? I kind of feel like I should switch to a more low-key, break-friendly RPG for the sake of my mental health, but I also hate quitting things that I like.


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    You could always play a different game in between and give FFT a break. Sometimes coming back to it at a different time can work wonders.

    Personally for a SJRPG I would have suggested starting off with Vandal Hearts (not sure if that's available on PSN, I know it isn't in the EU region sadly).

    Vagrant Story would probably be a good game to play in breaks (and definitely something you should play at some point regardless).



  • I would recommend these games from the ones I mentioned prior in this thread (since they're avaliable on PS Store) for a more chill game.

    MediEvil
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    Mega Man Legends (2 plays better, but if you want to play them in order you can, but it's not really 100% necessary)
    Mega Man Legends 2
    Chrono Trigger
    Tomba!
    Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return
    Suikoden (you don't have to focus on getting all the 108 characters, if you like the game you can always do that in another playthrough)

    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon (You can jump straight into 2 and it's honestly more preferable since it plays better, the story connection between 1 and 2 is very loose).

    @MCRMJ said in Help me pick my next "retro" RPG!:

    You could always play a different game in between and give FFT a break. Sometimes coming back to it at a different time can work wonders.

    This. You can always return to a game later.