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    Recommend good PS3 RPG games?

    Just bought a PS3 for my Sony Bravia and I'm looking to get some good games for it. I'm primarily interested in RPG titles. Of course, I know all the big ones like Skyrim, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, etc. I'm more looking for lesser known titles that still play well and that people have enjoyed. Other genre recommendations are welcome too.

 

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    Borderlands is a FPS with RPG elements. You shoot things with guns like a normal FPS, but you get also experience, level up, specialize in weaponry, and choose skill paths like in an RPG. There are also side quests that give you extra XP and money.

    I cannot recommend Ico and Shadow of the Colossus enough. They're originally for PS2, but have recently be re-released for PS3. They're not RPGs, but they're pretty much the high point of the gaming fantasy genre.

    Since I know you like deconstructing bad media as well as good, you might want to pick up a copy of Lair if you can find it cheap. It is simply a beautiful disaster. Luckily, it's also short enough that you can play through it in a weekend and get the full experience.

    Out of the RPG and fantasy genre, you should get Katamari Forever. Every Playstation is better with a little Katamari.
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    demon's souls and dark souls. very challenging expansive dungeon crawls with an interesting multiplayer element.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kzach View Post
    I'm more looking for lesser known titles that still play well and that people have enjoyed. Other genre recommendations are welcome too.
    Well, What kind of RPGs? FPS interface, 3rd person interface, turn based, Gridded tactical...etc?

    Having the PS3 means you have access to a lot of JRPGs, which can be great, but often have certain... idiosyncrasies which make them not for everybody and downright revolting to some folks. If you have a Gamestop near you, that store normally gives you a week to return a Pre-owned game, so you can try a used game for a week to see if you like it. Pick one out that doesn't look too much like a "Go Directly to Jail" card and try it for a few hours.

    EDIT: Just heard about this game that is on the PSN, looks like the series hasn't changed much over the decades...

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    Hate to pee in your cheerios, but the PS3 is a lot weaker on RPGs than its predecessor. Sony dropped the ball pretty bad on it.

    My wife loves RPGs. She loved our PS2. She loves our X-Box 360. She does not love our PS3 for the lack of RPGs.

    While at this point there are more RPGs, overall the list is far shorter than the PS2 had.

    Still there be some good titles. The PS3 version of Oblivion has better graphics rendering. So even multi-platform titles may be better.

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    Hmmm...here are smoe nice ones

    Alpha Protocol
    Enchanted Arms
    Valkyria Chronicles
    Resonance of Fate
    White Knight Chronicles (I or II)
    Star Ocean
    Eternal Sonata

    Decent ones
    Agarest: Generations of War
    Agarest: Zero
    Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection (contains Sega Genesis RPGs: Phantasy Star II, III, IV [I believe you can unlock I], Shining in the Darkness, Shining Force I and II, Beyond Oasis.

    Not so good

    Final Fantasy XIII
    Atelier Rorona
    Atelier Totori
    Disgaea 4
    Cross Edge
    Trinity Universe
    Hyper Dimension Neptunia
    Disgaia 3
    Last Rebellion

    And here's some GREAT ones but there's a twist

    Final Fantasy I, II, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Grandia, Lunar Silver Star, Lunar Eternal Blue.

    Yes, if you can find Playstation I games, the PS3 is backwards compatible with them (but NOT with PS2 games, at least the current PS3 versions aren't compatible with PS2 games).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janx View Post
    Hate to pee in your cheerios, but the PS3 is a lot weaker on RPGs than its predecessor.
    I don't eat Cheerios.

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    *IF* you like really really old turn-based RPGs, you could try "Sonics Ultimate Genesis Collection"
    It has: Phantasy Star IV, Shining Force, Shining Force 2. -- those three games are worth it if you like that turn-based RPGs and don't mind the obviously old graphics.

    (there are a bunch of other games on there too... some good for silliness, and some bad that are best just ignored....)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janx View Post
    Hate to pee in your cheerios, but the PS3 is a lot weaker on RPGs than its predecessor. Sony dropped the ball pretty bad on it.

    My wife loves RPGs. She loved our PS2. She loves our X-Box 360. She does not love our PS3 for the lack of RPGs.

    While at this point there are more RPGs, overall the list is far shorter than the PS2 had.

    Still there be some good titles. The PS3 version of Oblivion has better graphics rendering. So even multi-platform titles may be better.
    Just got a PS3 myself and am a huge fan of JRPGs (but not so much of any of the newer Final Fantasies), and...it sure seems dissapointing. Just like PS2 was a step down from PS1 (SNES and PS1, man those were the golden years for RPGs...), PS3 seems to have regressed as well, except much much more so...

    I'm not even sure I'll get an RPG for PS3, none of the available ones seem that great. Never getting an Xbox, though. In the future I may just have to go to portables, I guess.


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    Quote Originally Posted by StreamOfTheSky View Post
    PS3 seems to have regressed as well, except much much more so...I?
    My mistake, I have not been paying too much attention to the specific releases, so I was guessing the PS3 would have had a similar amount to the PS2.

    Still I'm tempted to get the PS3 just for Wizardry:LOLS. I really wished i could have gotten a localized copy of the PS1 Wizardry: Dimguil and this looks like a direct decedent in terms of gameplay. Loved Dimguil's creature designs, it seemed like a good chuck of the games monsters wandered out of the far realm. Like this cyclops...

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