How Many JRPGs Have You Finished?

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  • Deleted user 14 February 2009 10:37:54
    I consider myself to be an rpg fan, but out of the 20 I've owned, I've only ever finished 2. They would be "The world ends with you" and "Star ocean 3".

    Anyone else have problems finishing JRPGs?
  • andywilkie35 14 Feb 2009 10:41:57 5,337 posts
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    Only JRPGs I haven't finished that I've started I think are Persona 3 (but I'm still playing that so it doesn't count), Enchanted Arms and The Last Remnant

    Very much looking forward to Star Ocean 4
  • Deleted user 14 February 2009 10:47:43
    I made it to the end boss in FFX but the disk gave up on me, hence me giving up on the game.

    Currently playing Chrono Trigger DS though which I really want to finish
  • chopsen 14 Feb 2009 10:59:23 19,993 posts
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    None. I've played around 5 I reckon.
  • Deleted user 14 February 2009 11:01:31
    that's all.
  • Deleted user 14 February 2009 11:03:52
    Played: FF7, FF8, FFX and Skies of Arcadia

    Finished: FFX

    I don't plan on playing JRPGs anymore either as I find them too repetative and dull now so it'll only ever be one.
  • Deleted user 14 February 2009 11:05:46
    Losy Oddyssy
  • Deleted user 14 February 2009 11:19:10
    BoF: Dragon Quarter V, FF7, FF10, SMTensei3, Digital Devil Saga 1&2, Dark Chronicle, Dark Cloud, Grandia 2, Shadow Hearts.

    World Ends With You, Fire Emblem, C. Trigger DS, Persona 3 FES.

    Couldn't be bothered:
    Dragon Quest 8, FFX2, Star Ocean 3, FF Tactics, Valkyria Profile (the PSP one), FFXII, Riviera: the Promised Land
  • Deleted user 14 February 2009 11:20:01
    FF7, Lost Odyssey, Skies of Arcadia

    I've not owned that many. I never finished Tales of Symphonia, booo!
  • tomb85 14 Feb 2009 11:27:01 204 posts
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    Played about 8 or 9. Of those I've only finished 3 I think, those being Final Fantasy VII & VIII plus Skies of Arcadia.

    Now ploughing my way through Chrono Trigger for the first time, it's lived up to the hype so far and i'm confident it'll become my 4th :-)

    The problem for me is the sheer amount of time needed to invest in the games. It doesn't seem such an issue on a hand held where I can plug away at them in bed or during my lunch hour. Oh to be 14 again with ridiculous amounts of spare time.
  • Colonelkurtz 14 Feb 2009 11:35:49 22 posts
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    I've always preferred the western rpgs, but i've played some on the gameboy. Played Golden sun 1 and 2 when they come out, but that was mostly for the graphics as they played lovely but had a really trite story. I've also played Breath of Fire, Mario and Luigi for the gba (which was great) and the DS (which was a real chore), and then Final Fantasy 6 when that was re-released.

    I've started both FF10 and 12 but hated them both. Final Fantasy just doesn't lend itself to full 3D, i'd rather have sprites or prerendered backgrounds.

    I also played FF9 back in the day, but actually just finished it this last Christmas, and now i'm working on Chrono Trigger which is just as great as they hype i've heard of it. At the moment i'm considering what should be my next WRPG and i'll probably give FF13 a chance
  • CosmicFuzz 14 Feb 2009 11:42:51 32,215 posts
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    Final Fantasy IV
    Final Fantasy VII
    Final Fantasy IX
    Final Fantasy X
    Final Fantasy X-2
    Blue Dragon
    Persona 3
    Star Ocean 1
    KotOR 1+2
    Jade Empire
    Mass Effect
    Tales of Symphonia
    Final Fantasy Tactics: TWOTL

    Didn't finish:

    Final Fantasy VIII (just wasn't powerful enough at the end, and couldn't be bothered levelling anymore - I was young! - but will go back to it one day)
    Enchanted Arms (really didn't like this, and started getting disc read errors, so gave up)
    Kingdom Hearts (stuck on last bunch of 14 boss battles or something, will go back to it)

    Currently playing:

    Final Fantasy XII (it's good, but the storyline is utter gash. I love the combat though)

    I'm sure there's more that I've finished/not finished but I can't remember!
  • ProfessorLesser 14 Feb 2009 11:49:31 19,698 posts
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    Have not started:

    Dragon Quest VIII
    FFT: War of the Lions
    Vagrant Story

    Did not finish:

    Shadow Hearts (irritating trial-and-error maze section made me turn off the game)
    FFXII (because the game seemed to be missing large amounts of game)
    FFX-2 (because I can't navigate menus at the speed of God)
    Disgaea (because grinding is only fun for so long)
    Dark Chronicle (because I got distracted. I wanted to finish it!)
    FFIII DS (because it was fucking boring)
    Tales of Eternia (ditto)
    Baten Katos (collecting cards is fun, but I can do that in real life without people shouting in my ear)
    Golden Sun 1&2 (because I can't play games non-stop, and if you forget where you're meant to be going, there are NO clues).
    Paper Mario TYD (too... much... Mario...)
    Super Paper Mario


    The World Ends With You
    Final Fantasy Tactics A2
    Skies of Arcadia


    Skies of Arcadia
    Tales of Symphonia
    Xenosaga Ep I, II, III
    Mystical Ninja 64
    Riviera: The Promised Land
    Chrono Trigger
    Mario and Luigi 1 + 2
    Etrian Odyssey
    Shiren the Wanderer

    Ok I think that's everything... good thread! Made me realise I've played relatively few JRPGs!
  • FabricatedLunatic 14 Feb 2009 11:52:44 13,159 posts
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    I've finished most of those I've played. But some are too long and/or throw up an insane difficulty spike, and I can't be arsed.
  • consignia 14 Feb 2009 11:54:17 1,464 posts
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    .hack//INFECTION,.hack//MUTATION,Blue Dragon,Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII,Dragon Quest VIII, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts 2, The World Ends With You, Valkyria Chronicles

    Not Finished:
    .hack//OUTBREAK (Boy was I sick of it my then),Final Fantasy IV,Final Fantasy VI,Final Fantasy XII (Grind, grind, yawn), Golden Sun (just sorta forgot about it)

    Still Playing:
    Eternal Sonata

    So, yeah I have a pretty good record of finishing JRPGs I start, and games generally. It's usually something big like a tedious boss fight that causes me to stop, but receptiveness will generally be the reason I don't come back to it.
  • ardamillo 14 Feb 2009 12:02:53 607 posts
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    FF7, 8, 9, 10, 12
    Dragon Quest 8
    Vagrant Story
    Skies of Arcadia
    Grandia 1, 2

    Shadow Hearts (stuck somewhere near the end, couldn't be arsed loading an earlier save)
    FF6 (on PS1, it seemed broken)
    Paper Mario (became tedious)

    I'm not a huge JRPG nut, but I usually finish what I start. Maybe because I only play the ones that get the best reviews/word of mouth.
  • Deleted user 14 February 2009 12:04:37
    Thread created at 10:37. It is now 12:04 and Jin is probably still writing out his list o_O
  • urban 14 Feb 2009 12:30:37 13,009 posts
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    zero and i intend to keep it that way.
  • Ged42 14 Feb 2009 12:31:48 7,985 posts
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    I usually reach that difficulty hump before the last boss and can't be bothered with the grind. Though its usually things like saves corrupting or discs and consoles breaking that actually defeats me.

    Ones I have finished though
    Final Fantasy VII
    Final Fantasy X and X-2 (only the normal ending on X-2)
    Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2
    Dark Chronicle
    Anachronox (I know its not a JRPG, but it plays like one)

    Not finished
    Any other Final Fantasy (I will get round to FF XII one day)
    Dragon Quest VIII
    Chrono Trigger
  • Aretak 14 Feb 2009 12:32:21 10,391 posts
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    I've finished...

    Blue Dragon
    Enchanted Arms
    Eternal Sonata
    Final Fantasy VII
    Final Fantasy VIII
    Final Fantasy IX
    Final Fantasy X
    Final Fantasy X-2
    Grandia II
    Lost Odyssey
    Phantasy Star Online (lvl 200 character on the GameCube)
    Pokemon Red
    Radiata Stories
    Skies of Arcadia
    Vagrant Story
    Wild ARMs - Alter Code: F

    I've played and failed to finish (oh boy)...

    .hack//INFECTION (I'm actually impressed that they found a way to make a game with all the crappiness of a MMORPG, but without the one upside of social interaction)
    Alundra (too hard for me as a kid, haven't tried it since)
    Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits (rubbish combat system, horrible PAL conversion put me off)
    Atelier Iris (dull, horrible PAL conversion put me off)
    Baten Kaitos (was enjoying it, but the GameCube got boxed up at some point and I haven't gotten it out again)
    Breath of Fire III (couldn't get into it the two times I tried it on PSone and PSP)
    Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter (horrible game mechanics that I couldn't be arsed with)
    Chrono Trigger (got stuck at some point, and playing on an emulator wasn't nice)
    Chrono Cross (boring, don't like multiple endings/missable characters)
    Crisis Core (Realised that I really hate all the new FFVII stuff)
    Digital Devil Saga (liked the story/setting, hated the game)
    Disgaea (just got tired of it)
    Disgaea 3 (I intend to go back to this)
    Dragon Quest VIII (an RPG without a story or remotely interesting characters? How quaint)
    Etrian Odyssey (far too hard for me)
    Final Fantasy Tactics (got stuck/bored)
    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (again, bored, no motivation to continue)
    Final Fantasy III DS (DULL DULL DULL)
    Final Fantasy IV DS (pretty good, but I just can't play long games on the DS)
    Final Fantasy V (awful)
    Final Fantasy VI (got really far in on an emulator, got stuck, eventually lost save)
    Final Fantasy XII (reached Giruvegan and wondered why the hell I was wasting my time with this garbage)
    Golden Sun (dull dull dull)
    Kingdom Hearts (hated the combat)
    Lucifer's Call (DULL DULL DULL)
    Lunar (deleted save by accident, pissed off, never went back)
    Lunar: Dragon Song (absoloutely terrible game)
    Lost Kingdoms (reached a horrible dungeon and couldn't be arsed)
    Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (got bored with it, don't really care about Mario's world)
    Persona 3 (sick of Tartarus)
    Riviera (didn't grab me at all)
    Shadow Hearts (sold it, wished I hadn't, am not willing to pay 25 for a grotty used copy)
    Star Ocean (boring, couldn't get into it)
    Star Ocean 3 (no idea why I quit this, I was pretty far in -- will go back one day)
    Suikoden II (multiple endings/missable characters? No thanks)
    Tales of Symphonia (reached the second disc, suffered from GameCube-packing-away fate)
    The Last Remnant (levelling system is fucked, can't be arsed as a result)
    Valkyrie Profile (awful voice acting, couldn't stand it)
    Wild ARMs 3 (10 hours in, got bored, gave up)
    Wild ARMs 4 (5 hours in, got bored, gave up)
    Xenogears (for a supposed classic, it did a good job of boring the pants off me)
    Xenosaga Ep. I (gave up because it looks ugly as sin on a HDTV and I don't have a CRT handy, but I'll go back to it one day)

    There are lots more 16-bit ones which I've played for half an hour here or an hour there, but I don't feel they warrant inclusion.

    So yeah, I really suck at finishing things that I start. The first sign of boredom or a part I don't like and I usually give up and play something else.
  • urban 14 Feb 2009 12:38:05 13,009 posts
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    jrpgs are geek in a bad way
  • Bragelonne 14 Feb 2009 12:55:01 563 posts
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    Played (to an ending):

    Baten Kaitos
    Baten Kaitos Origins
    Crisis Core
    Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
    Final Fantasy VI
    Final Fantasy VII
    Final Fantasy VIII
    Final Fantasy IX
    Final Fantasy X
    Final Fantasy X-2
    Final Fantasy XII
    Golden Sun
    Golden Sun: The Lost Age
    Grandia 2
    Kingdom Hearts
    Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
    Kingdom Hearts 2
    Phantasy Star
    Phantasy Star 2
    Phantasy Star 3: Generations of Doom
    Phantasy Star 4: End of the Millennium
    Phantasy Star Online
    Secret of Mana
    Skies of Arcadia
    Tales of Eternia
    Vagrant Story


    Star Ocean: The Second Story - I think I skipped ahead as the enemies suddenly became very difficult plus I didn't like the battle system.
    SaGa Frontier 2 - Reached the last boss and after many occurences of one-hit party insta-death decided to admit defeat.
    Chrono Trigger - Played an emulated version many moons ago and reached an impasse.
    Purchased the DS version but have yet to start it.

    edit: Added Vagrant Story.
  • Doomspoon 14 Feb 2009 14:06:45 2,894 posts
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    Secret of Mana on my SNES twice
    Final Fantasy VII
    Golden Sun
    Final Fantasy III DS
    Blue Dragon
    Enchanted Arms
    Final Fantasy IV Advance
    Eternal Sonata

    Final Fantasy VIII
    Skies of Arcadia DC
    Final Fantasy X
    Breath of Fire
    Breath of Fire 2
    Golden Sun 2
    Dragon Quest VIII
    Final Fantasy V Advance
    Dragon Quest IV DS

    Final Fantasy VIII just didn't do it for me, I think I'd got to the second disc.
    Skies was good but the random battles grated too much and I had friends waiting for me on PSO.
    Final Fantasy X was too slow and plodding for me but I may go back to it one day.
    I was enjoying BoF Advance but it got too confusing, I think I was quite near the end. I planned to play the second when the first is finished.
    Golden Sun 2 has my data copied over from the first game and will likely be the next GBA game I put in my DS when I finish FF V, assuming I can get back into it.
    Dragon Quest VIII was superb and I was really enjoying it but I'd just got a 360 so wasn't motivated play on the PS2 anymore.
    Only just started Dragon Quest IV on my DS and it looks likely I'll spend a lot of time on this over the coming weeks, between bouts of Revenant Wings and 360/PC gaming.

    I do have a sort of love hate relationship with JRPGs. The majority of the content grates but I like the game mechanic itself. I much prefer Western RPGs though.

    edit: I've got Lost Odyssey waiting for when I've finished my first Fallout 3 playthough.
  • Fatiguez 14 Feb 2009 14:36:37 8,883 posts
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    Does Pokemon count? If so, four. If not, zero :)
  • itamae 14 Feb 2009 14:42:50 10,204 posts
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    I've finished most of the ones I've played (so, lots and lots then), so I guess it's easier to list the ones I didn't complete:

    Chrono Trigger (emulator problem and somewhat boring)
    Final Fantasy VI (also emulation problems - hey, but on the other hand I was playing those games on the Dreamcast)
    Dragon Quest VIII (boring to the Xtreme!)
    .hack//infection (simply terrible)
    Suikoden IV (ditto)
    Breath of Fire III (became too hard towards the end)
    Arc: Twilight of the spirits (ditto)
    Makai Kingdom (too confusing)
    Shiren the Wanderer (no specific reason)
    Odin Sphere (again, too hard towards the end)
    Tales of Symphonia (didn't like the battle system)
    Tales of Eternia (see above - seems I have learning difficulties)
    Xenogears (another one of those mind-numbingly boring games)

    So, in total, about a quarter of the JRPGs I've played. Not too bad then...
  • andywilkie35 14 Feb 2009 14:44:34 5,337 posts
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    I fancy listing some

    Blue Dragon
    Lost Odyssey
    Eternal Sonata
    Star Ocean 3
    Dragon Quest VIII
    Grandia II
    Tales of Symphonia
    Vagrant Story
    Infinite Undiscovery

    Last Remnant (still in my list of things to finish but I can't be arsed at the moment)
    Final Fantasy X-2 (absolute dogshit I thought, boring characters and over the top camp)
    Enchanted Arms (got stuck, was really enjoying it too)
    Xenosaga III (I think (was fucking awful))
    Crisis Core (PSP, I barely play it, therefore it just kind of...disappeared of my radar)

    Need to finish Persona 3 and I've got Persona 4 on order. Also got Star Ocean 4 to come, and hopefully Tales of Vesperia if they ever release it in Europe. Also wanna start a game of FFVI one day

    I've got Dragon Quest IV on DS to play, and Star Ocean's 1 & 2 on PSP, but I probably won't because I never travel and can't sit in my house playing a handheld...
  • PinkSpider 14 Feb 2009 14:46:23 3,349 posts
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    - Pokemon Blue, Silver (they are RPG's and Japanese)
    - Final Fantasy VII (thrice)
    - Final Fantyasy IX
    - Final Fantasy X
    - Disgaea
    - FFVII Crisis Core

    Usually get 2/3 of the way through and something else comes out. However unless something is rare from now on I arent buying it.

    Still got about 10 RPG's in my backlog :(
  • ProfessorLesser 14 Feb 2009 14:49:54 19,698 posts
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    Ooh, I can add Etrian Odyssey and Shiren to my list :-)
  • Cloudane 14 Feb 2009 14:58:32 1,974 posts
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    Final Fantasy VII (four times - one perfect save file too), Final Fantasy VIII (two times), Final Fantasy IX (three times) and Final Fantasy X (two times).

    That's it.
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