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« on: April 21, 2006, 06:34:52 AM »

I've had that itch for a new SRPG for awhile and and purchased Tactics Ogre for the GBA to cure it...unfortunately, I can't stand how the game looks and am finding myself super bored with it really early on, anyway.

So I need an SRPG.  Except with a few rules:

1) It's can't be anything done by Nippon Ichi.  Loved La Pucelle, but found myself totally burnt out on that style of SRPG.  Plus the sphere system is horrendous.

2) It's gotta look good.  I'm tired of that standard NI sprite, and the look of FFT and Tactics Ogre.  I want a good-looking game!

3) It can be from any time period.  I've mostly been into SRPG's that deal with fantasy settings (Fire Emblem, La Pucelle), but I'd look into any other setting.

4) It has to feature no "bases" - hate "barracks" in these types of games.  Ultimately, it's what killed Advance Wars for me.

Those are the rules.  Stella Deus has me intrigued, plus it's only like $25, so hey, I may grab that tomorrow.  Anybody got anything else in mind?
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2006, 06:53:57 AM »

Graphics too?!  Uh oh...

Only one I can think of that fulfills that criteria is on XBox : Gladius.
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2006, 09:07:43 AM »

sorry...whats SRPG.....as a guess...square role playing game??

again sorry,i never went to college :lol:
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2006, 10:54:07 AM »

Heroes of Might and Magic V just went gold and should be out next month.

Not on consoles though.... just PC I'm pretty sure.
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2006, 11:56:31 AM »

can't recommend stella deus (which i got quite a ways into before quitting - weak story, & the leveling dungeon was ugly & repetitive). you've kinda disqualified most of what's out there smile - one of the fire emblems, maybe? or front missions? (read good things about 3, but never played it - did try 4, which is maybe the slooowest srpg i've ever played, but pretty)...
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2006, 12:29:36 PM »

Front Mission 3 is a lot of fun.  So are the Playstation Arc the Lad games.
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2006, 01:32:45 PM »

Yeah, second for Gladius...  Maybe Culdcept?
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2006, 01:49:14 PM »

Man, I thought Knigts of Lodis looked just fine for a Gameboy game.  I can see not liking it for other reasons but the graphics look good for a 16 bit game to me.  And I think FFT for PSX looks exceptional- the characters almost look cel-shaded and the environments are very neat too.  Held up much better than I expected when I played it last year.  

Since SRPGs are pretty much the bastard childs in the sense they don't get the same dev budgets as more mainstream stuff I think you are going to be out of luck if graphics are such a priority.
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2006, 05:09:01 PM »

Oh, I'm not dissing the way Tactics Ogre looks - I think it looks great for a GBA game.  It's just it looks so similar to a lot of other offerings that I've played, that I'm sort of tired of that look right now.

Maybe I'm just looking for something that isn't so mainstream - graphics-wise.  Maybe graphics is the wrong word; maybe in how the game "feels."

No dice on Culdcept - nobody's got it around here.

I tried Gladius a LONG time ago, maybe I'll give that another whirl...
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2006, 06:14:44 PM »

i dont have any suggestions other than you sending me tactics ogre - i mean, you didnt like it and all *wink wink nudge nudge*
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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2006, 06:21:55 PM »

You know, the first Arc the Lad offering on the PS2 (Twilight of Spirits, I think) is actually quite good, and is an interesting take on the SRPG model.  Give it a rental and see what you think.  Starts off slow with not much variety, but picks up later on.
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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2006, 06:26:18 PM »

Have you played Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance for the Gamecube?
An excellent SRPG with decent graphics.
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