I have a quaint obsession as it were: I love JRPGs. I grew up on them and I love playing them. However, at lot of the newer ones (FF13 for example) are losing their touch. I yearn for the days of things like FF6, Chrono Cross, Legend of Dragoon, Wild Arms and the like.
Recently I started playing Person 4 for the first time in a while. I had played it when I first picked it up about 6 months ago, but never finished it (I got caught up in WoW) but recently I have restarted my game and I am loving it. While playing it, I had the grand idea to start writing up reviews of these various games that I am playing so that other RPG players may find them and find the “good” games out of the bunch!
It will also help me practice writing and hopefully get some content up here.
So the first review will be of Persona 4 (once I am done, I am only at the halfway point, and I am 30 hours in) and after that it will be Tales of Legendia (I <3 the Tales series). From there I hope to bring other JRPG reviews to you all as I rekindle my love of the genre!
Oh and as far as wargaming goes: I haven't been playing because, well, I really have no one to play with. It also doesn't help that the order for my Chaos Space Marines from Wayland games has STILL not arrived, and all they keep doing is telling me to wait 2-3 more weeks because of the US is doing a bunch of customs stuff. I ordered in fucking December, and its been nearly 8 weeks since the ship date!
Oh, if you have any JRPGS you would like to suggest for me to pick up and review please let me know. I got a bit of a list at the moment:
Tales of Legendia
Persona 3 FES
Tales of Symphonia Dawn of a New World
Magna Carta Tears of Blood
Wild Arms 5
Final Fantasy 9
Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Dark Cloud 2 – Dark Chronicle
I know ALOT of PS2 games, but the PS2 has a crapton of JRPGS on it.