#1 Posted by j0lter (267 posts) -

As it's almost the end of the summer, i think it'd be a great idea to go out with a video game bang by doing a marathon of a game where i just play nonstop and have all my favorite foods nearby. Problem is i don't have a good game to play, so i need some recommendations. I want an rpg with the classic swords, bows, etc. on the Xbox 360 or something similar to the Persona franchise. Any help would be appreciated :D

#2 Posted by StarvingGamer (8555 posts) -

Tales of Vesperia? It's basically a textbook classic fantasy JRPG with all the niceties of modern game design layered on top. IMO the best JRPG available for the 360.

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#3 Posted by JacDG (2130 posts) -
@StarvingGamer said:

Tales of Vesperia? It's basically a textbook classic fantasy JRPG with all the niceties of modern game design layered on top. IMO the best JRPG available for the 360.

It's the only game I've ever been able to marathon, so that would be a great choice, amazing world with very good visuals and a great soundtrack, pretty alright story with okay characters and a nice combatsystem, overall one of my favorite games this generation.
#4 Posted by Hunter5024 (5962 posts) -

RPG's on the 360... Uhh... Lost Odyssey?

#5 Posted by Jrinswand (1711 posts) -

SWTOR. Play it until you win.

#6 Edited by doosmacleod (189 posts) -

@Jrinswand said:

SWTOR. Play it until you win.

There's a WarGames quote somewhere...

Somewhere...

Also, Star Ocean 4 has bows and swords and scythes and whatnot, but it's, y'know, a Star Ocean game. So it's not really traditional or anything. I'd actually concur with Lost Odyssey.

#7 Posted by dropabombonit (1492 posts) -

Eternal Sonata, have so much love for that game

#8 Posted by BigDaddy81 (330 posts) -

I would also recommend Lost Odyssey. Star Ocean 4 isn't too bad, but I'd recommend the PS3 version just for the option to turn on Japanese voices. Because the English voice "acting" leaves something to be desired to put it mildly.

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#10 Posted by StarvingGamer (8555 posts) -

I'm just gonna hop back in and say that I hated Lost Odyssey, or at least the 12 hours of it that I played before giving up. The general aesthetic didn't work for me at all and, more importantly, the battle system simply wasn't any fun.

But that's just me.

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#11 Posted by Nottle (1915 posts) -

Final Fantasy X-2. MAX THOSE DRESSPHERES.

#12 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@StarvingGamer said:

I'm just gonna hop back in and say that I hated Lost Odyssey, or at least the 12 hours of it that I played before giving up. The general aesthetic didn't work for me at all and, more importantly, the battle system simply wasn't any fun.

But that's just me.

And me!

#13 Posted by xdaknightx69 (450 posts) -

no death non lethal run of dues ex: HR ?

#14 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Lost Odyssey or Blue Dragon is your best bet.

#15 Posted by Bollard (5839 posts) -

@doosmacleod said:

@Jrinswand said:

SWTOR. Play it until you win.

There's a WarGames quote somewhere...

The only winning move is not to play...

...wait a minute, we made a paradox now.

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#16 Posted by deox (228 posts) -

@xdaknightx69 said:

no death non lethal run of dues ex: HR ?

I just finished my non-lethal run recently, I put it off for so long because I am terrible at stealth games but man, it is so satisfying in the end. I love this game.

#17 Posted by j0lter (267 posts) -

Dragon's Dogma has always been on my list but i saw my friend play through some of it so i was on the fence about it. Lost Odyssey has been brought up constantly, i might try that. I'll keep my eyes on Tales of Vesperia for when the effect of two straight play throughs of Persona 3 wear off. Thanks :D

#18 Posted by Irvandus (2879 posts) -

Tales of Vesperia would be my recommendation. The combat is interesting enough to keep you going when the story becomes bullshit at points. Me and that game have had a love hate relationship for the last year and a half. I will finish it at some point.

#19 Posted by xdaknightx69 (450 posts) -

@deox: yah i'm not a big stealth RPG guy myself but i'm loving the game so far. doing my first play through now (semi lethal). might do a non lethal run once i finish.

#20 Posted by believer258 (12184 posts) -

Marathon Durandal.

#21 Edited by doobie (605 posts) -

do a CoD/MWathon

Cod1

Cod2

Cod3

MW

CoD:WaW

MW2

CoD Black ops

MW3

i do this a few times a month. with my gf and her sister

#22 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5818 posts) -

The Witcher 2 if you want something a bit more serious. 
 
or if you can find them, try the first 2 shadow hearts games.

#23 Posted by j0lter (267 posts) -

was that a pun? X)

#24 Posted by Box3ru13 (709 posts) -

Lost Odyssey is prime for this. Couple summers back I really got into it even though I almost gave up after six hours because I couldn't beat a boss. But the story is pretty dang compelling and I enjoyed the battle system. Not to mention all the flashbacks feature some of the best writing and storytelling I've had the pleasure of reading.

#25 Posted by KevinK (198 posts) -

@Chavtheworld said:

@doosmacleod said:

@Jrinswand said:

SWTOR. Play it until you win.

There's a WarGames quote somewhere...

The only winning move is not to play...

...wait a minute, we made a paradox now.

How about a nice game of chess?

#26 Edited by pyrodactyl (2344 posts) -

Why do you guys keep bringing up Lost Odyssey?

Sure the characters, story, world and visuals are all right.

But the combat and overall gameplay is the most standard boring innane flate crap I've ever played.

Tales of vesperia, Star ocean TLO and FF13-2 are great.

The Witcher 2 is on my top 3 games of all time if you're looking for a Western RPG

#27 Posted by Clonedzero (4196 posts) -

@xdaknightx69 said:

no death non lethal run of dues ex: HR ?

i tried this. wasn't as fun. like its not really much harder either. my first playthrough i only killed guys i KNEW were evil bad guys, and even then i rarely did it. but limiting myself to the tranq rifle and taser and takedowns felt, well. boring.

the most fun playthrough id id of that was with just a upgraded pistol and the taser. thats ALL i carried weapon-wise. it was awesome.

#28 Posted by Bollard (5839 posts) -

@KevinK: Perfect.

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#29 Posted by sungahymn (1038 posts) -

Tales of Vesperia and Lost Odyssey. If you're willing to be flexible, FFXIII or XIII-2.