Overrated/Underrated JRPGs

  • @bard91 Well it seems that enough people reviewed 2 this time that it's getting the 7s that the first game screamed to me. And I don't think you would have reached the things that are dumbest about the story to me yet. I also don't think they're worth playing toward, but that's your call.

  • @Haru17 I have it as a very low priority with little chance of me getting it soon, I still want to revisit the original one, but yeah I'm at least keeping an eye on it

  • I was trying to fall asleep last night and the Wild Arms theme song got stuck in my head... I'd say that entire franchise is severely underrated, with 1 and 3 being the best entries. Just not enough literal western RPGs out there.

    As much as people love talking about the blue bomber coming back, he's been in a ton of games. There's another Capcom franchise that has been dormant for awhile... Breath of Fire. 3 and 4 were excellent and Dragon Quarter at least had some interesting ideas in it. As least put one of the characters in MvC... something, anything!

  • Has anyone played The Last Remnant? I was surprised when I discovered that most people hated it. Sadly it's made in Unreal, so you know there's gotta be a lot of graphical glitches and other issues. At least back at GT they gave it an 8.

    The battle system is kinda weird at first (not your typical turn-based strategy game), but once you get into it there's a lot of depth, and I certainly enjoyed it a lot. The combat is fun and really challenging, especially when you get lots of monsters in one go. Battles can go for over an hour sometimes, not even counting bosses, but the whole time you're immersed and invested, feeling like you're in a real battlefield.

    Also Baten Kaitos, especially Origins. God I miss those.

  • @Dario I remember liking The Last Remnant more than I thought I would, but it was a rental, so I never got a chance to finish it. That's when the 360 was really starved for RPGs, save for Tales of Vesperia.

  • @bard91 said in Overrated/Underrated JRPGs:

    I'm hoping to hear the opinion of 2 from people that didn't like the first to get an idea of how I may find it

    they'll tell you it's shit because they didn't like it. what else do you expect them to say?

  • @Yoshi obviously I'm hoping to hear arguments from people with a similar perspective from mine about what they think about the new one and see if that makea it more appealing to me.

    I have no interest in hearing someone say it is shit with no substancial argument.

  • @bard91 how far did you get in one?

  • @SabotageTheTruth 360 had a bunch of jrpgs, they were really making a effort to grab the Japanese market with vesperia, last reminent, blue dragon, lost odyssey , infinite undiscovery, and star ocean

  • @Bigdude1 Cough...Eternal Sonata cough!

  • Almost every post in this thread is like a little stab to my chest, lol. Tales of Symphonia, ouch! Xenoblade Chronicles, oof! Star Ocean, agh! FF9, ow!, Ni no Kuni, indistinguishable gurgling noises!


  • @Bigdude1 In comparison, I wouldn't call that a lot of RPGs, especially when you look at the PS1/PS2 era. Unfortunately a lot of that list is pretty forgettable for the 360 as well.

  • I did enjoy what I played of Magna Carta 2 on the 360, but that's technically a Korean rpg.

  • @Minamik said in Overrated/Underrated JRPGs:

    Almost every post in this thread is like a little stab to my chest, lol. Tales of Symphonia, ouch! Xenoblade Chronicles, oof! Star Ocean, agh! FF9, ow!, Ni no Kuni, indistinguishable gurgling noises!


    It's not that the games are bad, they simply have some elements that are pretty flawed. Some people have an easier time overlooking it than others.
    Ni No Kuni for example has lovely music, nice visuals, tons of content, the amazing Wizard's Companion, huge explorable open world and so on. But the core combat gameplay and familiar system is clunky, unintuitive and not very well designed. Considering how much of your time will be spent fighting this becomes a big problem.
    So when a game like this is praised to the high heavens other people don't really go in with the mindset of having to overlook sizeable issues, which will typically affect their overall experience and usually leads to dissapointment.

    Xenoblade Chronicles is another example some people tend to oversell a bit.

  • @Bigdude1 I played a little under 20 hours of the first Xenoblade

  • Calling things "overrated" to me just seems like a lazy way to write off something that you didn't get into personally, so there must be something wrong with the people who did enjoy it.

    Personally, I had no problems grasping the combat in Ni no Kuni, and I loved the whole experience of the game, but I'm not gonna give someone a hard time if they felt otherwise about it.

    Everyone likes different things. If someone really adores something, then it's only natural that they'd want to share that joy with other people. Look how much Ben loved Xenoblade Chronicles. Would you disparage him because of how much he loved it? Different strokes for different folks.

  • @Minamik I could say that Final Fantasy VII is overrated, because I didn't get into it personally, but after watching the GT playthrough that Ben, Brad, and Kyle did, I can see how much they love it, and I respect that, even if it's not my cup of tea.

  • People shouldnt get to upset by saying something overrated as its just one persons opinion (as long as they don't unjustly shit all over it) as its not fact. For example FF9 my favorite game ever some people dont
    like it. I find it interesting to why people think that. It doesn't diminish my enjoyment of the game.

  • @FutureCorpse Having just finished the game, I get some aspects that make it really enjoyable. There are other parts that are personal let downs. But why I like the series as a whole is the ability to have as much breadth and diverse views as possible within each entry.

  • @Brannox OK I lied that games perfect. Now I'm upset.