Help in identifying a PS1 JRPG

#1 Edited by TwoArmed (110 posts) -

I haven't the faintest clue what it's called and it has been likely over ten years since I last played it, but I'll toss out some of what I do remember about it and hopefully someone will know what I'm talking about haha. I believe the cover of it showed your character and some little pink dragon thing standing next to him and the two of them are looking at some huge tower in the distance. You were some kid in all blue armor (I always joked to myself that he looked similar to Mega Man) in a town by the sea. Eventually, the little pink dragon thing with tiny wings that walks around on two legs shows up and adventure ensues with it. You end up going into some mountain at some point where you fight some stuff (including some mushroom people) and eventually I believe you get knocked out and wind up in some other town.

After that, you run into some guy in a town who has what looks like an adult version of your little pink guy (only he's brownish/yellowish) and you're forced to fight him in some arena to progress the story, though it's impossible to beat him. I don't remember a whole lot after that point other than I know you end up getting a flute or something that you use to call some waterstrider bug and you can travel around on it to different places on the world map (I remember going somewhere I wasn't supposed to yet and fighting some weird looking dragons in some arctic area that I was barely able to beat and received tons of XP from them, allowing me to do some unplanned grinding). You also had these little wind-up robot guys with different looks and powers that looked like eggs with only arms and after using them on a turn, they took (I think) three turns to use whatever their power was.

So...yeah, hopefully someone has seen/played whatever game this is and remembers the name haha.

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#2 Edited by ApeGantz (216 posts) -
#3 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@TwoArmed said:

I haven't the faintest clue what it's called and it has been likely over ten years since I last played it, but I'll toss out some of what I do remember about it and hopefully someone will know what I'm talking about haha. I believe the cover of it showed your character and some little pink dragon thing standing next to him and the two of them are looking at some huge tower in the distance. You were some kid in all blue armor (I always joked to myself that he looked similar to Mega Man) in a town by the sea. Eventually, the little pink dragon thing with tiny wings that walks around on two legs shows up and adventure ensues with it. You end up going into some mountain at some point where you fight some stuff (including some mushroom people) and eventually I believe you get knocked out and wind up in some other town.

After that, you run into some guy in a town who has what looks like an adult version of your little pink guy (only he's brownish/yellowish) and you're forced to fight him in some arena to progress the story, though it's impossible to beat him. I don't remember a whole lot after that point other than I know you end up getting a flute or something that you use to call some waterstrider bug and you can travel around on it to different places on the world map (I remember going somewhere I wasn't supposed to yet and fighting some weird looking dragons in some arctic area that I was barely able to beat and received tons of XP from them, allowing me to do some unplanned grinding). You also had these little wind-up robot guys with different looks and powers that looked like eggs with only arms and after using them on a turn, they took (I think) three turns to use whatever their power was.

So...yeah, hopefully someone has seen/played whatever game this is and remembers the name haha.

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Beyond the beyond?  
 
Or 
 
Guardian Crusade? 
#4 Edited by kingzetta (4307 posts) -

illusion of gaia?
no wait that SNES

#5 Edited by HHAP (212 posts) -

Guardian's Crusade. Your welcome!

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#6 Posted by Doctorchimp (4067 posts) -

@kingzetta: @The_Laughing_Man: @TwoArmed: Guardian's Crusade!!!

#7 Posted by ThunderSlash (1508 posts) -

Definitely Guardian's Crusade.

#8 Posted by TentPole (1858 posts) -
#9 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@TentPole said:

Azure Dreams?

Why is that not on the PS3 store. Id buy it in a heart beat. 
#10 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -
@Doctorchimp said:

@kingzetta: @The_Laughing_Man: @TwoArmed: Guardian's Crusade!!!

oh damn I remember that game now
I remember there was a bomb that did as much damage as steps took while holding it.
super easy way to cheat at the game with that.
#11 Edited by MetalBaofu (1343 posts) -

Based on your description of the cover, I'm going to agree with the people saying Guardian's Crusade. I am pretty positive that I played that game at some point, but I really can't remember anything about it, besides the cover being really familiar.

Edit: @TentPole said:

Azure Dreams?

I have no idea why, but seeing that made me think about Alundra...I never did finish that game.

#12 Posted by TentPole (1858 posts) -

@MetalBaofu said:

Based on your description of the cover, I'm going to agree with the people saying Guardian's Crusade. I am pretty positive that I played that game at some point, but I really can't remember anything about it, besides the cover being really familiar.

Edit: @TentPole said:

Azure Dreams?

I have no idea why, but seeing that made me think about Alundra...I never did finish that game.

If anyone has not played Alundra go get it off PSN. I will argue to the day that I die that it is both the best Playstation 1 game ever made (narrowly beating out Symphony of the Night), as well as being better than A Link to the Past.

#13 Posted by MetalBaofu (1343 posts) -

@TentPole: Yeah....I remember liking it a lot. The last thing I remember was getting stuck on some ice block pushing puzzle thing. Something I'm willing to bet that if I tried again now, all these years later, that I would get through easily. I have the game on my shelf...wonder if I can find the memory card with my save on it....or if my PS1 still works. Probably easier to just get it on PSN sometime.

#14 Posted by justamat (33 posts) -

Definitely Guardian's Crusade. It was my first game for the original Playstation.

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