JRPG Catch-All

I've put about 35 hours into Suikoden Tierkreis and while it's not my favorite Suikoden game by any means it's still a fantastic game and one of my favorite handheld rpgs.

Better or worse than Suikoden IV?

Definitely better.

My ranking(with Tierkreis not fully finished yet): Suik 2 > Suik 5 > Suik 3 > Suik Tierkreis > Suik 1 > Suik Tactics > Suik 4

It took me a bit of contemplating to put it over Suik 1, but while that was the game that introduced me to the series, it had a lot of weird quirks that have been fixed in the updated games that make them better. Tierkreis in particular has a full equipment system that goes against the franchise a bit but allows you to equip bows and swords on your characters to change their formation positioning(Long, Medium, Short). Looking forward to getting all 108 and seeing where the story goes.

Yeah, I definitely feel like Tierkreis never got its due. Too many bitter fans by that point I guess. I never did finish Tierkreis as my cart started crashing randomly close to the end.

My order of preference would be 2 > 3 > Tierkreis > 5 > 1 >>> 4. Never did play Tactics. Sad that the franchise is all but dead at this point.

I think I'd rather it be dead that some free to play mobile thing.

The Vita release of Disgaea 4 comes out August 12th. It's the base game plus all the DLC from the PS3 version.

Trails in the Sky will be hitting PCs next Tuesday for $19.99.

b12n11w00t wrote:

I think I'd rather it be dead that some free to play mobile thing. ;)

Yeah...

For anyone needing a JRPG fix for PSP/Vita:
Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time - $5 on the current PSN sale, a steal.

Persona Q got a release date, November 25, 2014

So far away!

I was hoping it would be August. What a fool I was!

Yeah I wish it was before Smash Bros. Maybe the excitement will have died down enough for me to get another 3DS game...

Persona 4 Golden is finally done, it is probably the best game I played this year and also the longest, I really enjoyed the little stories for every character, it brought personalilties to the people in the world. The combat was well done but towards the end of the game started to get stale. To me personally 85 hours for a single playthrough is a bit long, I also think the whole "love" interest was an after thought as it was pretty shallow and did not really effect game play/conversations besides the few days. In all I really enjoyed the game and definatelly got my 20 dollars worth.

(also I am happy to be able to finally remove this cart from my vita)

I am still in what feels like the tutorial section of Persona 4 Golden. About 4 hours in and just starting my first couple battles. They have introduced a number of concepts but the combat feels like just use normal attack or, if the monster is bigger, use one of the Personas. I am looking forward to finally being able to do something other than read blocks of text and when the combat gets deeper/more interesting.

The combat was never really what I loved about P3/4. And, yeah, 85 hours is a long time to spend in one game these days! When I was a kid I lapped that kind of stuff right up.

Mr GT Chris wrote:

The combat was never really what I loved about P3/4. And, yeah, 85 hours is a long time to spend in one game these days! When I was a kid I lapped that kind of stuff right up.

back then I had more time then money, now its the other way around

Are there any hints that P5 is coming to PS4? I'm trying to pack away the PS3, and this is the only game that is preventing that.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say it'll be for both. The PS4 isn't doing terribly well in Japan so I fully expect Atlus will need to release it on both platforms.

garion333 wrote:

I'm going to go out on a limb and say it'll be for both. The PS4 isn't doing terribly well in Japan so I fully expect Atlus will need to release it on both platforms.

If the PS4 is doing poorly in Japan there's no reason to make a port for the platform. At launch. Atlus traditionally lags behind the rest of the pack with developing for new consoles, so I really think it's going to be PS3 exclusive for a while.

shoptroll wrote:
garion333 wrote:

I'm going to go out on a limb and say it'll be for both. The PS4 isn't doing terribly well in Japan so I fully expect Atlus will need to release it on both platforms.

If the PS4 is doing poorly in Japan there's no reason to make a port for the platform. At launch. Atlus traditionally lags behind the rest of the pack with developing for new consoles, so I really think it's going to be PS3 exclusive for a while.

I say Sega wants all the moneys and sees how well the PS4 is doing worldwide.

PS4 version will launch at release or very soon thereafter.

/gauntlet

There was never a PS3 version of Persona 4 despite its release very late in the PS2's life. Sega might be looking at how well the PS4 is doing worldwide, but they also have to know that historically JRPG fans, and specifically Atlus fans, have been willing to buy games for older hardware for the unique experiences that Atlus provides.

There'll be a Vita release down the road, but no PS4 one.

I just jumped into P3P finally. P4G was my first Persona game, so I'm kind of surprised how similar P3P is to it so far. I guess I was thinking it would be something like Final Fantasy where each one is quite different. I hope it's different enough to grab me--it probably will since P4G was one of my favorite games of the last five years. So far none of the main characters are grating on me, so that gives it a slight edge. I'm really enjoying so far, though.

Warriorpoet897 wrote:

I just jumped into P3P finally. P4G was my first Persona game, so I'm kind of surprised how similar P3P is to it so far. I guess I was thinking it would be something like Final Fantasy where each one is quite different. I hope it's different enough to grab me--it probably will since P4G was one of my favorite games of the last five years. So far none of the main characters are grating on me, so that gives it a slight edge. I'm really enjoying so far, though.

I liked the art aesthetics and plot much better in P3P. The only bummer things about it compared to P4G is it doesn't have the nice resolution and 3D aspect. The dungeons can be much easy to screw up one little thing and lose 30 minutes worth of progress. I had that happen to me multiple times. Fortunately, I managed not to chuck my Vita at a wall. I really didn't like Junpei's bro character, but P4G has the same problem, so whatever.

I'd lay decent odds on Persona 5 being a 3DS title.

If they go the full console route, watch it be a Wii title (thus playable on the Wii U as well via BC).

Farscry wrote:

If they go the full console route, watch it be a Wii title (thus playable on the Wii U as well via BC).

If you're even remotely serious I applaud your gutsy choice.

I'm actually being serious, yes. If they're choosing a platform based on sales and aren't stuck on current tech as a requirement, then the 3DS or Wii are the clear choices.

Personally, I'd probably be happiest seeing it on either the 3DS or Wii U, but that's because those are my primary gaming machines now.

Atlus is still referring to it as a PS3 exclusive. Apparently there was talk of releasing it as a Vita exclusive but the developers thought players would want it on a home console.

I would be floored if it ever showed up on the Wii U. Atlus hasn't made a Wii U game at all yet.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Atlus is still referring to it as a PS3 exclusive.

Ah, I didn't remember that Atlus had already stated a platform.

I don't expect mainline Persona to leave the Sony ecosystem.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I would be floored if it ever showed up on the Wii U. Atlus hasn't made a Wii U game at all yet.

Are they developing SMT x Fire Emblem, or is someone else doing it with their blessing?