Okami is an action adventure, not a role-playing game.
I'd recommend the following:
Tales of Eternia[PSP]. Probably the best JRPG I've ever played. Features a real-time, easy-to-learn-hard-to-master combat system, a lengthy main quest, and tons of awesome side-quests, optional dungeons, optional boss fights and secrets. You'll need to import it from Europe since there isn't a North American version, but it should be pretty cheap -- the game was released four years ago -- and PSP games are region free.
Valkyrie Profile[PSP]. If you're cool with what's essentially a giant, game-spanning time limit(it's not a time limit, but it fills the same function), you can look forward to a fantastic combat system and some great storytelling. I can't stand time limits so I never finished the game, but I really, really liked what I played.
Mana Khemia: Student Alliance[PSP]. The load times in this game are atrocious. The game loads at the beginning of battles, at the end of battles, and in the middle of battles. It loads when you move between screens, when dialogue occurs, and when a new music track starts playing. Hell, sometimes it even loads when you jump. But if you can get past the loading times -- and the voice acting, which can be quite terrible -- you'll find an incredibly fun RPG with a great battle system, a stellar soundtrack, and what has to be the best, most clever character progression mechanic I've ever seen in a game.
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4[PS2]. Has a solid turn-based battle system, some cool boss fights, and an incredibly deep Persona fusion mechanic that allows you to collect and fuse a ton of Personae in order to grant yourself a variety of spells, abilities and powers. The game's main draw, however, is the character interaction. Optional 'Social Links' allow you to bond with characters of your choice. Watching the characters overcome their fears and weaknesses over the course of the Social Links can be a genuinely emotional experience, something youvery rarely find in video games.
Now THOSE TYPES OF GAMES are exactly what I'm looking for as answers! Finally a worthwhile post, I should try a few of those out.
I haven't played very many RPGs and would like to gain some more experience with the genre, can you recommend me some fairly easy RPGs? (Also, some RPGs that allow you to save at any time would be nice, I hate it when RPGs have far apart save points, I really, really do).
I have a PSP, PS2, PS3, and a DreamCast. And no, my PSP is not modded, so please don't recommend me any SNES games.
Also, please, I've played enough action RPGs, I'm looking for regular ass RPGs, also, I hate games with a strong focus on loot, so please don't recommend me games like Warcraft or Diablo II.
@CornontheCobbe: I call bullshit, the PS1 is what REALLY revolutionized console gaming, if it wasn't for the PS1, there would've never been a N64, and 3D graphics would still be awful, and in fact, the N64 had worse graphical capabilities and less worthwhile games (especially when compared to the SNES' amazing library).
" Already a thread on this (which is mine rather coincedentally). For the record, Commodore 64. "
Not the same thing. "
How so? "
Yours was "The oldest console you've ever played," my thread is "What was the first video game system you owned." What I'm saying is, for example somebody's first console could have been the PS2, but then they went and bought a Dreamcast, in your thread, they would say the Dreamcast, but in my thread they would say PS2.