What system? You prepared to mess with emulators on PC?
ANy one have any recommendations on Similar games to Shining Force the. The RTS/RPG type game play?
Hey HAtorade, ,
Yeah I can mess with emulators.. But I was kind of hoping some one would chime in .. yeah this <insert indie Game> is cool Check it out..
Though I am curious as to what you have in mind.
Oh man, I'd love more games on par with those two. There have been plenty similar games throughout the years, but SF1 and 2 are still my faves of the genre, by far.
I'm sorry to interrupt but, could we make this a general "games similar to X" thread?
And if so... I would really like to know if there are any game similar to dragonforce for the sega saturn? (video below)
Im watching the thread, I loved those games!
Final fantasy tactics
Those have all scratched the itch in one way or another for me.
Arc the Lad I-II
Front Mission 3 or 4(both hold up great)
Vandal Hearts 1-3
Suikoden Tactics(Very RPG Heavy)
Farland Saga using PC emu with english pack
Valkyria Chronicals(can't recommend this one enough)
Jeanne d'arc(PSP emu)
Shadow run games(more recent the better)
Yeah I wish I had the skill..Would love to make a game like this......
Hatorade, I appreciate the list sir.. I will research these and let you know!
La Pucelle Tactics
I always had a love for sf games, you should check on Blazing Heroes for the saturn .
Warsong (Langrisser) on the Sega Genesis is one of my favorite TBS games from my childhood.
There's the whole Fire emblem series, last of which is on 3DS and is one of the more modern in the genre. New Fire Emblem coming out at some point in the near future too. Disgaea for the recent games on a non handheld. Then the many games listed in previous posts if you don't mind older stuff, but genre is kinda dead so it's hard to find other modern games that are similar. I guess Shadowrun/Wasteland 2 could be considered similar too, for PC games. If you stretch a bit, Divinity: Original Sin is turn based with similar gameplay to tilebased strategy RPG, kinda. It has a lot more RPG elements though, it's not just big battles with a bit of narrative inbetween like Shining Force was.
Yeah, there's a lot of Strat RPGs out there, just most of them are handheld/oldschool system based.
I'd honestly like to find a game a bit more similar to Ogre Battle, because that remains one of the coolest/most interesting games I played on the SNES, even if a single Lich/4 Ghost group (Hi Warren!) would break 80% of the maps. I really dug the art style (very similar to FFT portraits) and would totally love to play a more modern version of that game.
The gameplay is really similar to, but deeper and more complex than Shining Force, and the armies more diverse because there are only a handful of pre-rolled characters per play-through. At the start you pick one of the four rulers as your main character, then as their individual plotlines unfold you'll meet up with 2 pretty solid named characters that join your army. The bulk of your team will be chosen/created by you, and the subtleties of what makes which characters better in which situations are really well done. There's at least one thorough webpage that I wish I would have had 20 years ago when the game was brand new. Specifically the sections about Leaders and their monsters and the races and classes are both things that will make getting started so much more rewarding if you read them while you're still on the first half dozen maps/battles.
Another thing to do early on in the game is to go into the options on the title screen and make sure the battle display is set to text. The side view graphics are kind of neat every once in a while, but holy shit do they slow down gameplay to a crawl. This is a fairly long game (dozens of hours per playthrough, and 4 different main characters with vastly different summoning and hiring options), and keeping the battle display set to real the whole time would be a serious test of patience.
Anyway, like I already said, I really can't say enough good things about Dark Wizard. I rank it right alongside Everquest, Diablo II, Fallout II, and Final Fantasy V.
Not sure where else to throw this. This game sounds amazing, probably too good to be true as its one dude making it but I will follow it. Ogre Battle is one of my favorite games. Add in Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy IV bits and seriously sounds amazing. Hope it gets completed.
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This is more broader of a topic, but outside of Fire Emblem there aren't any other games of these types being released frequently. Games that are turn based, have an RPG-like class system, and usually a fantasy setting. Yet when I think back to what some of the best games I ever played were, Final Fantasy Tactics and Shining Force I/II are really up there. So is this genre not all that popular anymore and that's why game makers aren't making more of them? Or is there an opportunity for someone to make something today in the vein of FFT and be successful?
Anyway, I wonder what you guys think
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