Turn-Based JRPGs?

Discussion in 'General Game Discussion and Questions' started by zachinglis, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. zachinglis

    zachinglis Member

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    I've really loved Spectral Souls. It's a great combination of the best parts of RPGS for me; there's a (albeit linear) job system, upgrade paths (for weapons), chained powers, etc. There's also a non-linear story system which creates a really interesting experience. However, it lacks non-battle gameplay and can be a bit heavy on the dialog.

    Yesterday I purchased the first chapter of Final Fantasy Dimensions but the real-time battle system crossed with the colossal amount of battles (read: every 10 seconds) has rendered it rather dull for me.

    The other Final Fantasy's were fun… Chaos Rings was good too… I want to try Drakerider but I can't play it with an iPad 1 due to the lack of gyroscope. I'm quite into simulations (I buy every Kairosoft game without reading the review) but I had an issue with Adventure Bar Story saving and haven't got back to it.

    Really appreciate any recommendations?
     
  2. Exact-Psience

    Exact-Psience Well-Known Member

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    Cthulhu Saves the World
    Dragon Fantasy
    Guardian Saga
    Monster RPG 2
    Crimson Gem Saga
    Eternal Legacy
    Tunnel Tail <--- This one is FREE, with no IAPs or any catch at all
    The World Ends With You <-- definitely a JRPG, but a realtime one at that. Has the biggest amount of game content and mechanics in the whole iOS universe.
     
  3. awp69

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    Know there's varying opinions on the Kemco RPG games - seems like you either like 'em or you don't. But I personally have enjoyed them.

    If I were to recommend one of the bunch, I'd say Fantasy Chronicles is the best and most polished.
     
  4. Underwater

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    The Kemco RPG's are good, I really enjoyed them too. Too bad Fantasy Chronicles is pulled. I don't have Fantasy Chronicles, so I hope it's going to get back in the App Store soon.
     
  5. zachinglis

    zachinglis Member

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    Thanks a lot! :)
    Really appreciate all the suggestions. I'll get stuck in looking at them.
     
  6. awp69

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    Ah, yes, I forgot that it was pulled. Apparently, there was some critical bug in it, but I never hit it. Hope it does get put back on the store as it really is a great game.
     
  7. MightyRabbitJosh

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    I'm a bit biased here but how about Saturday Morning RPG? First episode is free.
     
  8. Exact-Psience

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    Oh crap i think i just committed a sin not mentioning Saturday Morning RPG!

    Yes, this is one great RPG for the iOS, and the third episode is coming in about a couple weeks.
     
  9. picohero

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    I recommend that you buy the whole shi bang for $6. Its worth it.
     
  10. Jack111

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    Dont get Crimson Gem Saga it no longer works on ios 5
     
  11. strivemind

    strivemind Well-Known Member

    Curious whether ios6 is any better? Would love to see CGS get an update.
     
  12. Jack111

    Jack111 Well-Known Member

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    It used to be a great game but the last update was somewhere in 2010 so its prob not going to happen
     
  13. Montanx

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    I'm still looking for another jrpg. Crimson gem not working on ios5 is disappointing to hear.
     
  14. Nobunaga

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    Lunar: silver star story. One of the best jrpg's ever. Half decent port. I'd suggest it. Probably the best rpg not made by square on the AppStore.
     
  15. jtall

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    Ash is a great turn based RPG!
     
  16. Vovin

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    +1 to Ash

    Final Fantasy Tactics: WotL is a close one to Spectral Souls.
     
  17. Sakayu

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    Very close indeed. I tend to prefer spectral souls, simply because you can play from the three factions viewpoints.
     
  18. Montanx

    Montanx Well-Known Member

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    Played lunar and ash, despise fftactics style games. Crimson gem saga was next on my list but doesn't work with iOS 5 wich sucks. Anything else that rivals lunar, ff3,ffd type games? Played chrono, chaos rings games, there's got to be hidden gems im not thinking of.
     
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  20. Montanx

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    Looked into it, don't think I'll try it. I'm wary of 99 cent titles and I'd rather pay more for quality. I know it was a good game but the port is sloppy. A good recommendation tho.
     

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