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Posted by TenaciousE

What is Your favorite Final Fantasy Like  game that isn't a Final Fantasy.
 
 
Mine would be 
 
Dragon Quest 8 
 
 
They should make a game for the ps3. I really liked the alchemy pot concept reminds me of Castlevania COD.

Posted by Pazy

You mean what is your favourite jRPG? Or your favourite traditional turn-based jRPG?

Either way I have a lot of love for the original Phantasy Star on Megadrive.

Posted by JJOR64

Just so you guys know, Dragon Warrior/Quest came out before Final Fantasy.

Posted by Ryax

i like lost odyssey

Posted by ryanwho

I don't really see how modern DQ is anything like modern FF. FF5 had all the charm of a DQ game and the fines of an FF class based game. But they did that shit once and never again.

Posted by ZenaxPure

Indeed I have to ask, do you mean your favorite traditional turn based RPG, or your favorite kinda blatant rip-off of Final Fantasy. I assume you mean the former because DQ and FF have very little in common (post FFXI). I would have to say either Persona 3 or   the Golden Sun series, excellent turn based RPGs in every regard.

Posted by AgentJ
@Zenaxzd said:
"the Golden Sun series "
Agreed
Posted by PushThePig

Chrono Trigger if you count that as a Final Fantasy like game.

Posted by ZenaxPure
@AgentJ: *nod*. Best plot twist ever in anything, and no one will ever change my mind!
Posted by ryanwho
@PushThePig said:
" Chrono Trigger if you count that as a Final Fantasy like game. "
I count that as a game Final Fantasy should be more like.
Posted by PushThePig
@ryanwho said:
" @PushThePig said:
" Chrono Trigger if you count that as a Final Fantasy like game. "
I count that as a game Final Fantasy should be more like. "
Definitely.
Edited by rjayb89

I wish I could finish Chrono Trigger, but my DS broke.  I want that Pokewalker thing, too...

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Posted by AgentJ
@Zenaxzd said:
" @AgentJ: *nod*. Best plot twist ever in anything, and no one will ever change my mind! "
Which twist? The world saving bit, Alex's last big reveal, or other? It has been a while, so I'm not sharp on the story details.
Posted by ryanwho

Are people talking about Golden Sun's plot, really? Of all the things to talk about?

Posted by ZenaxPure
@AgentJ: Essentially: 
 
Edited by Coombs
Posted by ryanwho
@Coombs said:
" Suikoden  My Number 2 RPG of all time "
The original really doesn't get enough credit. Best music in the series, and they did the whole "close ally dies" thing before it was trendy.
Posted by ZenaxPure
@ryanwho: Sure why not, you can skip over it. Was talking to AgentJ mostly. I could use PM or something sure but the thread just sort of went in that direction so whatever.
Posted by AgentJ
@Zenaxzd said:
" @AgentJ: Essentially: 
 
"
Okay, so the "saving the world" thing. Glad I haven't forgotten everything! I'll be sure to play them again before the DS entry comes out.
Posted by Whisperkill

Lost Odyssey

Posted by ZenaxPure
@AgentJ: Indeed, god I can not wait for the DS entry.
Posted by AgentJ
@Zenaxzd said:
" @AgentJ: Indeed, god I can not wait for the DS entry. "
It has been on the top of my wishlist since they announced it.
Posted by Apparatus_Unearth

The Legend of Dragoon.

Posted by FluxWaveZ

I've finished both Golden Suns, and yet I can't remember shit except for the names of the main characters...
 
Mine's probably Persona 3 FES/Persona 4, if you count that as being "Final Fantasy-like".

Posted by Jeust

Persona 3 Fes. Such a great game!

Posted by luce

I liked Blue Dragon quite a lot

Posted by Myrmidon
@birdflu777 said:
" The Legend of Dragoon. "
You win the thread.
Posted by Semition

Persona 3/4. I like the high school setting much more than the fantasy one.

Posted by Hilbert

Anachronox.
 

 
Posted by lucas_kelly

Lost Odyssey.

Posted by nintendoeats
@AgentJ said:
" @Zenaxzd said:
"the Golden Sun series "
Agreed "
this
Posted by JeffGoldblum

Chrono Trigger.

Posted by JamesBoyce

Final Fantasy's like Dragon Quest if anything, Dragon Quest is the king of J-RPGs.  But I'm probably on the same boat as you.  I seriously think Dragon Quest 8 was (maybe) the best RPG of the decade, it's easily in my top three anyway.

Posted by Meowayne

What is a "Final Fantasy Like" game? Are you asking us about our favorite JRPG that isn't Final Fantasy, or what? Because very few of the games mentioned are actually similar to Final Fantasy.

Edited by Lawrens

Lost Odyssey fits this well, same composer, similar combat system/skill system, interface, combat transition, character/story progression. 

Another game would be BD, but it's less "FF-like" than LO, both are charming games, it could be because I enjoy the adventure aspects of FF, regardless whether I like the plot/characters or not, LO and BD did good in that aspect, unlike some other jrpgs this gen.

Posted by JeanLuc

What is A Final Fantasy like game? is it a JRPG? If thats the case, then I say Persona 3/4. But really, I don't consider those games to be that similar to Final Fantasy.

Posted by oraknabo

Suikodens II & V
DQ V and VIII 
MegaTen: Nocturne

Posted by LordXavierBritish

Final Fantasy XII and XIII. 
 
OH DAMN!

Posted by FLStyle

The Legend of Dragoon, enjoyed it immensely.

Posted by JessicaBoo

Valkyrie Profile 
Star Ocean 
Tales of Visperia 
Posted by KaosAngel

  

  Had to do it!  >.>  Just picture a Starcraft JRPG!  
Posted by foggel

I'm just gonna mention Skies of Arcadia: Legends, since noone has yet. I'm not a big fan of JRPGs though.

Posted by SpiralStairs
@foggel said:
" I'm just gonna mention Skies of Arcadia: Legends, since noone has yet. I'm not a big fan of JRPGs though. "
That would probably be my response as well. 
I would say the SMT series as well, but other than DDS's leveling system, they're almost nothing like Final Fantasy.
Posted by Tireyo

By reading this 4 month old thread, it just makes me realize how bad I need to find Chrono Trigger and play it.

Posted by Aaox

Not counting Persona games, I would have to say Dragon Quest 8. I only played the first Golden Sun, though. It was badass.

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

Chrono Trigger is my favorite turn based RPG