Wii RPGs, what's out there?

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#1 Posted by MrOldboy (1048 posts) -

I haven't touched my Wii in probably over a year. Even before that however I never played any RPGs on the Wii. I finally hooked it back up to my TV and have been looking for some games to play. I am hoping some good JRPGs are out there on the Wii that I missed or never considered at the time since I have a PS3 and 360. So what's out there in the Wii RPG world?

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#2 Posted by owl_of_minerva (1485 posts) -


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#3 Posted by GameOverGreggy (28 posts) -

Monster Hunter on the Wii was a fantastic RPG!

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#4 Posted by JJOR64 (19692 posts) -

@owl_of_minerva said:


If the dude lives in the Europe, then yes.

Super Paper Mario is a fun hybrid between RPG and Platformer.

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#6 Edited by Cornman89 (1600 posts) -

If you don't live in Europe, import Xenoblade, then softmod the shit outta that Wii. Having put about 40 hours into it so far, I can say it's worth the hoops I had to jump through to play it.
Also keep an eye on The Last Story.

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#7 Posted by MrOldboy (1048 posts) -

Hmm, xenoblade. Might look into it, I'm in the US so I'd have to go through some hoops I guess.

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#8 Posted by Axersia (1840 posts) -

If you're looking for something insanely long, try Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny. Spent almost 70 hours on that thing (60 for the main story). Haven't spent that much time on a single playthrough since Dragon Quest VIII way back when.

You probably just wanna get the PS3 version though so you can play it over HDMI...

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#9 Posted by milsorgen (38 posts) -

I just picked up Tales of Symphonia, heard it was pretty good.

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#10 Posted by bifana (213 posts) -

I think Xenoblade is the current flavour of the month, at least in Europe :P

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#11 Edited by topsteer (741 posts) -

@MrOldboy: Phantom Brave: We Meet Again and Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn are two pretty great strategy RPGs, although if you haven't played Fire Emblem on the Gamecube you might not like it as much. Arc Rise Fantasia seems like a pretty typical JRPG with an interesting battle system but I haven't played it yet.

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#12 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

I'm utterly disappointed that Fragile Dreams hasn't gotten a mention.

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#13 Posted by topsteer (741 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: I love that game but I don't think of it as an RPG so it didn't come to mind when I saw the thread.

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#14 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -


It has RPG elements, so close enough. (Also, your forgetting isn't nearly as bad as owl_of_minerva's, considering he's the top editor for the damn page.)

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#15 Posted by Cornman89 (1600 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: I'm surprised to see you endorsing anything with Chickenhead in it.

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#16 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -


Others must know the pain I face.

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#17 Posted by Enemtee (28 posts) -

Monster Hunter Tri all the way. I'm not sure if I would call it a RPG, it's a monster hunter game :-) But with a lot of customization, crafting and so on. Great controls I think, more strategy to the combat, almost like Dark souls in some way. I like it a lot. More or less no story, it's purely based on gameplay, combat and grinding (in a fun way^_^).

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#18 Edited by Sander (425 posts) -

Jeff said that Reflex Jaunt(or whatever the name of that game is he played during the Happy Hour) was the last good Wii game. The fuck? Don't he know the names Hironobu Sakaguchi  and Nobuo Uematsu?
They're making The Last Story, it will be out later this month and, for the first time ever, it's actually got me thinking about getting a Nintendo Wii. I used to love JRPGs and now I strongly dislike them, this is my last hope.

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#19 Posted by supersheep3000 (16 posts) -

Luckily, I picked up a Wii from a friend for cheap. Managed to pick up Xeno, can't wait for The Last Story.

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#20 Posted by Contrarian (1205 posts) -

Just no way of repeating others on this, but I will list what I have and enjoyed"

  1. Fire Emblem - it is an SRPG and by far my favourite game this generation. I play any in the franchise my love is so great.
  2. Monster Hunter Tri - another really great game. It soafed up 100 of my time and I didn't finish it (which I must do).
  3. Little King's Story - the most underrated game this generation. It is a strategy game with heavy RPG elements.
  4. Xenoblade Chronicles - already 50 hours in and if you like your RPG old school, then this is for you.
  5. Rune Factory Frontiers - Harvest Moon as an RPG. It is fantastic, but perhaps niche.
  6. Tlaes of Symphonia - Not as good as the Gamecube one, but still enjoyable.
  7. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Crystal Bearers - I enjoyed it, like all my Final Fantasy. I liked it more than FFXIII.
  8. Final Fantasy Chocobo Fables - It is a lot better than most will give it credit for.
  9. Arc Rise Fantasia - annoying voices, but a decent game.
  10. Shiren the Wanderer - really old school and a decent one.
  11. Phantom Brave - more really old school RPG if you didn't play the PS2 one.
  12. The Last Story - mine is actually on its way and I have high expectations.
  13. Fragile Dreams - also on its way and really looking forward to it.

I hope you find some fun out there.

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