Best RPG/ADVENTURE on DC?

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Best RPG/ADVENTURE on DC?

Post by SpiderW » Mon Dec 17, 2001 1:52 am

What is the best RPG or adventure game on DC?
I have PSO and Evolution but I am looking for a game that has a FF style (or size) map with heaps of different towns and cities, I want a PSO style battle system... Or anything original but turn based (errr....) will do. And a story of the quality of the original Phantasy star series....
And most importantly days (not hours) of addictive gameplay!

Can any DC game live up to that? If not just tell me the verry best RPG and adventure games on DC so I can decide what to get for Xmas!
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Post by Swapabam » Mon Dec 17, 2001 9:55 pm

thats a tough question.... id have to say my favorite rpg on dc is skies of arcadia. yes, its turn based but its fun as hell.
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Post by Veggita2099 » Tue Jan 08, 2002 9:41 pm

I can tell you to avoid TimeStalkers. That game is just downright disgraceful. Looks like they spent about 1 month making that game, the dungeons are just randomly made and its boreing :(
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Post by Jeeba Jabba » Tue Jan 08, 2002 11:05 pm

i bought TimeStalkers when it first came out... first rpg on DC? Take My chances right? Bzz Wrong

I played 20 minutes of it and then set fire to my feet
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Post by Dr Zoidberg » Wed Jan 09, 2002 1:26 am

Yes, Timestalkers is a shocker.


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Post by Heliophobe_ » Wed Jan 09, 2002 3:20 am

Not that I'm an expert on the subject, but Skies of Arcadia, hands down.

Great looking game, lots to explore, and some of the best developed characters and coherent storyline that I've seen in an RPG. It's my understanding that it was made by the team responsible for the Phantasy Star games, so that should be enough to convince you.

It's very much in the mold of Final Fantasy VII, the game system itself isn't terrible revolutionary, but it's very well refined.


(and the Dark Rift gave me chills. Still does.)
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Post by Holly Hasney » Wed Jan 09, 2002 7:26 am

Grandia2 is a fantastic game that didn't get the respect it deserved IMO :)
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Post by Jeeba Jabba » Wed Jan 09, 2002 7:27 am

Heliophobe wrote: Not that I'm an expert on the subject, but Skies of Arcadia, hands down.

Great looking game, lots to explore, and some of the best developed characters and coherent storyline that I've seen in an RPG. It's my understanding that it was made by the team responsible for the Phantasy Star games, so that should be enough to convince you.

It's very much in the mold of Final Fantasy VII, the game system itself isn't terrible revolutionary, but it's very well refined.


(and the Dark Rift gave me chills. Still does.)
Dark Rift? Wasnt that a 3D Fighter on N64 ?
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Post by Gmc » Wed Jan 09, 2002 10:36 am

No its something on Skies Of Arcadia, as far as I renember.
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Post by AmadeusZull » Wed Jan 09, 2002 10:58 am

skies of arcadia and grandia are top notch -

don't read any more reviews or previews - just got buy those games -

grandia is 20 and soa is 30 - go buy them
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Post by Jodo-901 » Fri Jan 11, 2002 2:10 pm

No doubt Skies Of Arcadia is THE best RPG for DC with Grandia II pulling a close second. If you like "D&D" type games Record Of Lodoss War is good too. I dissagree about TimeStalkers though. Yes it is very goofy, and isn't a long story. But if you like "dungeon" type games it can be a lot of fun. I think the problem most people have with this game is that the "leveling-up" system is a lot different from the standard, and opperating the menus take a little effort to understand.
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Post by MadGun68 » Fri Jan 11, 2002 7:50 pm

IMO, Time Stalkers IS horrible. I just recently forced myself to play completely through it since I bought it. Honestly, it seems like they eventually just cut the development and released it.. Unfinished.

I thought I'd like it. If anyone has played Azure Dreams on the PSX, you'll notice that this game is basically a bad ripoff of it. AD has the same leveling system, a better system for upgrading houses/etc and at least had a decent storyline.

Near the end of the game, I ran across these things called "Hard Bugs" (I think that was their name. There are several versions of them in the different dungeons.) The Hit % for my character was 65%. After 5 minutes of fighting them without one single hit, I wound up capturing them just to end the fight. (Had to do that more than once too.)

There are a lot of other "funny" things about the game too.

The best IMO would be Skies. Second would be Grandia 2. I don't know if I'd ever bother with anything else. Evolution was "okay." Evolution 2 was less okay than that.
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Post by Tails Prower » Fri Jan 11, 2002 8:01 pm

Like everone says Skies of Arcadia and Grandia 2. get em both. although i would set fire to both of those games for another Gundam game on DC :)
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Post by kaze » Sat Jan 12, 2002 2:20 am

gundam...:shudder: they suck horribly and ironically enough the best out of the three were released in american. at least you didnt ask for another macross game. now m3 was horrible
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Post by Wagh (Original) » Mon Aug 12, 2002 8:49 pm

Dr Zoidberg wrote:MOVED FROM NULL TO DC DISCUSSION!!! WHAT THE...?

MOVED TO THE TOP OF DC DISCUSSION WHAT THE...?
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Post by Calavera » Mon Aug 12, 2002 9:36 pm

Skies of Arcadia is #1 Grandia is #1.1. Has anybody played D2. I haven't played it yet. Is it worth buying?
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Post by CanadaKicksAss » Mon Aug 12, 2002 10:26 pm

Skies of Arcadia is an excellent game. There is only 1 problem with it, there are far too many random battles in the world map...They become so boring especially when your trying to fly to the other end of the map and you have to go through all the battles. Other then that though the game is great, one of the best RPG's ive ever played
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Post by Calavera » Mon Aug 12, 2002 10:38 pm

Once you get the book of polarity if you fly above or below the clouds you don't get the random battles.
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Post by CanadaKicksAss » Mon Aug 12, 2002 11:25 pm

Calavera wrote:Once you get the book of polarity if you fly above or below the clouds you don't get the random battles.
Oh i never played the game the whole way through
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Post by Veggita2099 » Tue Aug 13, 2002 12:12 am

I think Skies of Arcadia is a decent game, but you can tell that the FF series has a lot more work put into it then Skies of Arcadia ever seen. And yea the Random Battles suck on the worldmap. I played it a good ways into the game (well Id guess 30 percent of the game actually) and never found that Book. Is it hidden or in a pretty obvious place? If its one of those things you get near the end of the game then what good is it? Right now I am in a mine and its a pain in the ass. If you go the wrong way you gotta start all over again and there is no savepoints. I was in there like 2 hours and I had to quit cause of something and haven't touched it since. The Battles also seem to go on forever sometimes. You get into these battles and there is like 6 different things you gotta fight. And you go through all of them and get crap exp for it.

All in all its a decent game, best RPG for DC at least. But its still no comparison to the Final Fantasy series, or any other Square RPG for that matter. It could have used a lot of tweaking. Hopefully the GC version will have some changes to the random battles and how long they last. If there is some major improvements on the GC version I might consider getting it someday.
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