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Need more First Person JRPGs

Postby SuperDeadite » Wed May 07, 2008 1:41 pm

Don't know why, but I've always really enjoyed a good first person dungeon crawl. I loved playing Ultima Underworld back in the day, but I really prefer the Japanese made games, especially those with turn based battle systems.

I've played:
Shining in the Darkness
Shining the Holy Ark
Dragon Knight I and II
Madou Monogatari
Lady Sword
Boundary Gate (PC-FX)

Any suggestions? It seems there are a lot of adult only game like these on PC. I have no problem with adult games, as long as they are more then just the porn.
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Postby Gwyrgyn Blood » Wed May 07, 2008 2:49 pm

If you haven't, check out Wizardry: Tales of the Forsaken Land for PS2. It's a very good dungeon crawl with a decent story and a good combat system. Unfortunately it's hard to find, and it can play like ass due to being a CD based game. Of course if you can read Japanese, you can buy the sequel instead which fixes that problem, it's called Busin 0: Wizardry Neo Alternative or something close to that.

King's Field TAC for PS2 also is pretty fun. It's kind of slow and painful right at the start (you'll probably die 5 seconds in like everyone else), but once you get over that it becomes a very fun game. Shadow Tower Abyss is from the same company and it's a little less clunky but also way shorter and easier... but is also a very fun game for at least a playthrough or two. Japanese only but you can easily play it without reading, as there's almost no in game dialog/story.

Falcom has a series for PC called Dinosaur (and Dinosaur Resurrection, the remake). I've never played it myself, but it seems to be very much a Wizardry type game and is supposedly fairly good.

For GBA there is a game called Mazes of Fate which is essentially a new Lands of Lore game. It's pretty good, although a bit clunky.

And for DS obviously there is Etrian Odyssey 1 & 2 which you should already know about. Decently fun Wizardry type game, heavy on the grind and light on the story though. Lots of exploring since the dungeon has 30 floors.

There's also the Shin Megami Tensei series on SNES, which is all first person and now has translation patches for them.

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Postby Macaw » Wed May 07, 2008 3:18 pm

The PC98 definitely has one of the best libraries of these games.

Some I can think of off the top of my head would be:

Themm ( http://fullmotionvideo.free.fr/screen/h/themm1.png )
Crystal Rinal ( http://fullmotionvideo.free.fr/screen/d/cristal1.png )
MIME (no screens sorry)
Dark Wraith ( http://fullmotionvideo.free.fr/screen/a/dark%201.png )
Jiin Eternal Hero ( http://pc98.acheronx.com/snaps/jiin3.png )
Slayers ( http://fullmotionvideo.free.fr/screen/b/sla%201.png )
Raidy series

Millions of others but thats all I can remember just now. Havnt really played them that much. When it comes to these games on the pc98, you will find that some are very simple and just focus on adult scenes, yet others have had an incredible amount of effort put into them in all aspects. I remember MIME being a particularly awesome one.
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Postby JoshF » Wed May 07, 2008 5:12 pm

SS Baroque?

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Postby ZebraAirforce » Wed May 07, 2008 7:49 pm

Does Phantasy Star count?
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You could also try the Shin Megami Tensei series, the ones for SNES are first person and have fan translations.
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Postby Shou » Thu May 08, 2008 1:38 am

As one of the previous posters said, the Atlus R&D 1 Wizardrys (Busin and Busin 0) are excellent as well as the GB/GBC Wizardry Gaiden I-III and SFC Gaiden IV. The PC Wizardry Gaidens; Prisoner of the Battles and Five Ordeals are also good but don't run on x64 machines (wish someone would patch this...). All of them are JP dev so they should be more accessible than others in the series. Avoid any of the Xth and Empire series.

For SFC, I enjoyed HAL's Card Master (I believe it's Arcana in the West) back in the day. Simple system but enjoyable.
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Postby SuperDeadite » Mon May 12, 2008 1:32 am

thanks for the replies everyone. Not quite ready to invest in a PC-98. Is emulation any good for this system?
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Postby Ganelon » Mon May 12, 2008 4:34 am

Yeah, it's fine, although you'll need to switch around the 3 main emulators that Macaw posted since certain games don't work on one or another.

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Postby ry mc » Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:28 pm

YES, Dinosaur! The remake is excellent, and very easily bought for around 40 dollars or less.

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Postby ave » Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:45 pm

Did you try Wizardry yet? I wonder why nobody mentioned it yet, this one is supposedly the most classic of them all and got ported to all kinds of consoles/generations (Famicom, PC Engine, SFC, Saturn, PlayStation 2, PC).

Pretty fun games (esp. parts III and IV which I played on Saturn) if you like dungeon crawling and its a first person RPG as well.

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Postby Macaw » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:12 pm

ave wrote:Did you try Wizardry yet? I wonder why nobody mentioned it yet


Look at the first sentence in the first reply to this thread.

Also, all the main titles in the wizardry series are Western developed.
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Postby LGB » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:47 pm

Not entirely "ontopic", but I heard that Retro Studios is looking into making a Zelda game of some sort.

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Postby Azazel » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:57 pm

The Saturn also had Dungeon Master, and Dragon master if I remember right. Don't remember either of the full titles for those 2.

The 32 bit Shin Megami Tensei games had Soul Hackers, Devil Summoners, and Persona. Don't remember anymore if Innocent Sin played more like the first Persona, or the third. There also were Shin Megami Tensei ports on the PSX and GBA with minor improvements.

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Postby dcharlie » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:08 am

Try Eterian Odyssey / Sekaiju no Meikyu 1 + 2 on the DS.

3D , turn based, hard, decent system, level/grind fest - months of entertainment, Japanese.

you get to draw your own maps (a bit - you more fill in the details) with the stylus too - just like in the old days with squared paper and pen.

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