Someone gave me an Xbox 360 . I was wondering if there were any decent RPG's for it that I did not already have on the computer ( IE Dragon Age, Mass Effect). Did a few Google searches and have only been able to find two, Lost Odyssey and Eternal Sonata.
I have not played it, but we have some Dragon Dogma fans around here I believe.
Tales of Vesperia - Best X360 JRPG, it's a fantastic action RPG that has little, if any, flaws
Lost Odyssey - Second Best X360 JRPG - classic turn based RPG by the original fathers of Final Fantasy who left to make their own company, Mistwalker
Dark Souls - Also on the PC, but fucking amazing no matter where you play it
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Fantastic JRPG, much better than 13, 13-2 is better in every possible way imagine and a really great game
The Witcher 2 - Totally amazing RPG. There's also a PC vesion, but it takes a lot of horsepower to run it. X360 verion doesn't quite compare to a maxed out PC version, but is still one of the best looking X360 games.
Magna Carta 2 - Really fun and often overlooked "JPRG" from a Korean studio, definitely deserves to be checked out
Blue Dragon - Pretty good JRPG - Pretty much Dragon Warrior, except more cartoony art. Also made by Mistwalker
Dragon's Dogma - Pretty good RPG from Capcom that they tried to make like a Western RPG
Resonance of Fate - Bad plot, bad script, kinda shitty graphics, totally awesome combat engine that's very unique
Enchanted Arms - Super simple, but enjoyable, especially since it probably costs like 5 bucks
Eternal Sonata - Slow, very very slow. Enjoyable if you can get past that.
Overlord - fun little RPG (also on PC)
Overlord 2 - more of the fun little RPG (also on PC)
Might & Magic: Dark Messiah - Also on PC, but the console release is a bit different and has a class system rather than an open ended skill tree system and some other tweaks.
Severe problem games:
Infinite Undiscovery - One of the most obnoxious and bad localizations ever, some characters make it nearly unplayable. Voice acting in it is really bad too. Decent combat systems, but not enough to excuse the rest.
Star Ocean: The Last Hope (vastly inferior to the PS3 version) - X360 version of this was ruined by a terrible multidisc setup and the most insultingly botched localization of all time. Seriously, this shit is that bad, the PS3 version is maybe a top tier JRPG (you can use the original Japanese voices and menu art in the PS3 version. The dialogue text is still from the English and characters don't even remotely match what they're saying, but at least you don't have to listen to their terrible English script)
Final Fantasy XIII - Hallways, hallways, more hallways. Seriously, it's one straight hallway until the very end of the game. Decent combat system. High production values keep it from being total dogshit
The Last Remnant - Fairly fun RPG with a quirky battle system and a ton of weird mechanics, also lots of tons of missable stuff if you don't straight play with a guide and it's possible to completely screw yourself. Unfortunately, it runs like complete and utter dogshit. The FPS in battles often tanks and things come to a crawl. There's also a PC version that runs much, much better and has a couple improvements.
Last edited by Sean; 12-27-2012 at 10:48 PM.
I thought Lost Odyssey was pretty good. It felt like a mix of old school FF with modern graphics and improvements.
Maybe not just your thing. The combat system is great and definitely not something you can button mash on higher difficulties as you get into it. Also, Yuri's not even remotely an emo character. He's a badass motherfucker.
Ok, it must just be a weabo thing then. Anyone wanna buy my copy?
Thanks guys, Ill work my way down Sean's list based on the consensus.
Seans list is good I disagree on star ocean I really enjoyed that game but I recommend using a companion guide for the better endings.
Star Ocean is good, but only if you play the PS3 version. The X360's localization is just insultingly bad and the end-game and extra content is near unbearable with all the disc swapping.
I fully agree with seans top tier mentions, except FF13 lol. The rest are amazing, but i'd probably put Lost Odyssey as #1.. I still love the shit out of that game.
FF13-2 is great bro. FF13 is in my "fuck this shit is broken" list.
maybe i'll give it another shot, i burned out from FF13 trying to go back and play through it before i started 13-2, which left a hugely sour taste in my mouth lol
Vesperia and Lost Odyssey though, damn good games!
I just can't help but to keep with it and say that Skyrim is still the best RPG on 360 and/or PC. Sorry to any haters and such. It's just a great fucking game, period.
Skyrim just ended up having the same generic WRPG crap (I know you can say almost the same about JRPGs) like the games before it, and getting it on the 360 is a crippled experience. I find it sad that the game overshadowed Dark Souls on 2011's GOTY awards, considering Dark Souls is the best game of the generation.
Am I the only one that's dumbfounded by the Lost Odyssey love? They took their Shadow Hearts: Covenant, fixed the graphics, but then took out 95% of the charm of SHC, leaving a lifeless Final Fantasy clone.
Sure, if you need to play a game on your 360, it's not terrible, but odds are you still have the system that can play the superior game.
That has to be the most pointless and vague arguement i've seen in a long time haha, 1/10 for getting me to reply.
SHC is an amazing game, but they aren't similar beyond both being made by almost the same team, both being JRPGs and using a "Ring" based attack system. (which aren't even similar in that regard.). SHC is based on a lot of fusion based shit, LO is based off of linking immortals to humans and gaining shit through that... I'm open to how you seem to find they're the same game though with better graphics and 95% less charm or whatever heh
Anyway, I just finished up Nier. Highly underrated, i'd recommend people play it, however the sidequests in it are absolutely terrible, they're all highly grindy fetch quests that are there just to add some artificial length to the game. However the story, characters, music and simple gameplay is actually really, really good.
Last edited by Needless; 01-15-2013 at 12:30 AM.
Yeah... Shadow Hearts and Lost Odyssey aren't even remotely similar, especially not in their battle systems. They're also made by two completely different companies, so your comment makes even less sense. Shadow Hearts was made by Sacnoth/Nautilus and Lost Odyssey was made by Mistwalker which is made up of the founders of Squaresoft and the creators of Final Fantasy.
Lost Odyssey is also a much better game than SHC all around, I never understood the love for that series. It is definitely a Final Fantasy game, but it's definitely not a "clone" and it's made by the people who made Final Fantasy great to begin with.
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