20 Games Like Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3()
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is the fourth main entry of the Persona series. Which is a spin off series of the Shin Megami Tensei series. Starting with Persona 3, the series became popular for its combination of traditional RPG mechanics, and social simulation gameplay. By day the player attends high school. By night the game becomes a dungeon crawling turn based RPG. In Persona 4 the player assumes the role of the player-named protagonist who has transferred to a new school in the fictional rural Japanese town of Inaba. The protagonist gains the ability to summon Personas, a power that allows the protagonist to fight Shadows, the enemies of the game.
Like Persona 3, Persona 4 requires the player to manage their time wisely. As most actions in the game will result in time advancing. Passage of time is not based on how long the player takes to do their actions. Once the player has chosen what they will do, time will pass. When time passes it simply skips to the next part of the day. Each day is split into multiple parts: Early Morning, Morning, Lunch, Daytime, Afternoon, After School, and the Evening. Players can choose to spend time with friends, study, read books, fish, and many other side activities. Note that shopping does not cause time to pass.
On schooldays the player attends school, where there is usually a lecture about random factoids of real life that you will be quizzed on. Getting these questions right or wrong does not effect the main story, but raises the characters Knowledge social stat, which can be used to unlock dialogue options in some cutscenes, and get higher test scores. Other social stats, include: Understanding, Courage, Expression, and Diligence. Each of these stats have many various effects on the players side activities. Some social links require certain levels of social stats. Increasing your social stats can unlock more part time jobs for the player to earn more money. After school and on weekends the player chooses what to do with their free time,
At night, the player can traverse dungeons. Where they will fight many different types of Shadows. The combat is very similar to any traditional turn based Japanese RPG game. Persona 4 uses a combat system akin to the Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne "Press Turn" system. In which the player can take advantage of the enemies weaknesses to gain extra turns. If the player attacks an enemy with an element that enemy is weak to, the player gains an extra turn to attack. However, repeating that attack on the same enemy will not give the character a second extra turn.
The game features a very complex but easy to use fusing system. The player selects multiple personas to fuse together to create a new persona that can sometimes carry over some of the base personas skills. Later into the game the player can unlock Special Fusions to create Peronas that are very powerful.
Social Links are one of the key mechanics in this game. Social Links are a measure of the friendship between the protagonist and the many characters of Persona 4. This feature gives your fused Personas bonus experience upon their creation, and allow you to learn new skills and abilities in battle. Social Links also open up romantic relationship options with a few of the games female characters. Social Links play out as the normal cutscenes in the game that provide more character development for the huge cast of characters. There are 24 Social Links in total, each one has a respective Arcana. All Personas have an assigned Arcana. Having a Persona of the same Arcana of a Social Link doubles the rate that you level that Social Link.
Persona 4's plot is closely tied to the weather, thus the player can check the ingame weather forecast. Weather has various effects on the game, on rainy days if the player chooses to study they will gain more Knowledge points than normal. The most essential part of the weather forecast is recognizing when the town will become foggy, as this is an indication of when the player must finish the dungeon they are currently exploring. If the player fails to complete a dungeon before a foggy day the game rolls the calender back one week. The fog sets in after 2 or more rainy days.
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CHRONO CROSS, the sequel to the SNES favorite CHRONO TRIGGER, is one of the most ambitious role-playing games ever made. There are over 40 playable characters, each with their back-story, special moves, abilities, and weapons. The story spans two discs and follows the story of Serge, a young man who is able to cross dimensions. Suddenly he is pulled between worlds, trying to figure out his own past at the same time. The graphics are bright and beautiful, utilizing the PlayStation's capabilities to the fullest. The polygonal character models are huge and detailed, and the pre-rendered backgrounds are immaculately detailed. The music is composed and arranged by Yasunori Mitsuda, and features very realistic-sounding synthesizers. The battle system revolves around Elements, which are used to grant magical powers, as well as to summon huge monsters. For anyone that wanted to see the story of CHRONO TRIGGER continue, this is your chance.
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Guild Wars 2 is the sequel to the Guild Wars series of games by ArenaNet. Guild Wars 2 was released on August 28, 2012. It has been in development since 2006.
Many features have integrated into the game which align it with traditional MMORPGs, such as a persistent world and a level cap of 80, but the game has been described by ArenaNet as having non-traditional elements as well, because "it doesn’t make you spend hours preparing to have fun rather than just having fun."
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Bravely Default follows the story of main character Tiz, a humble shepherd and the lone survivor of a cataclysmic event, as he joins a group of loyal companions on a journey to restore balance to the world. The battle system is what differentiates Bravely Default from other RPGs. Here players can strategically choose when to initiate two complementary commands: Brave and Default. This innovative system encourages players to think carefully about strategy during every enemy encounter. Selecting "Brave" lets players increase the number of actions a character can take in a turn, while "Default" allows players to store actions for later use.
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When a newly developed teleportation device malfunctions at the Millennial Fair, young Crono must travel through time to rescue his misfortunate companion from an intricate web of past and present perils. The swashbuckling adventure that ensues soon unveils an evil force set to destroy the world, triggering Crono's race against time to change the course of history and bring about a brighter future.
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Xenogears follows protagonist Fei Fong Wong and several others as they journey to uncover the truth behind mysterious, cabalistic entities operating in their world. The principles and philosophies of Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung influence the plot, character design, and world of Xenogears. Additionally, the symbols, theological concepts, and devotional practices of several world religions are represented in fictionalized forms in the game. Major psychological themes are the nature of identity and human memory, particularly as these relate to the phenomenon of dissociative identity disorder. The relationship between humanity and machines is central to the game's plot, as indicated by the presence of giant robots dubbed "gears," which almost each playable character can control.
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Ever wanted to live life on a farm, with nothing but the sun, the fresh scent of your crops, the muddy fields underneath, and cows and chickens to keep you company? Well, you're in luck, because you have just inherited your grandfather's ranch, but it's in a terrible state of disrepair! What ever can you do?
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Step in to the center of your own Star Wars™ story as you choose your path down the light or dark side of the Force™. Your choices have impact not only on your story but on those who join you along the way. Each choice you make can change how your story unfolders including unexpected story twists or devastating consequences that impact you and your Companions. Play as one of 8 legendary Star Wars classes include Jedi, Sith, Smuggler, Trooper and more – this is your story and you decide how you want to build your reputation and influence across the galaxy as you join in epic adventures and challenging missions on the ground and in space!
Play free through 50 levels of story or choose to join as a Premium player to maximize your options and play your way! As a Premium player you receive access to all prior expansions including Rise of the Hutt Cartel (Level 50 – 55), Shadow of Revan (Level 55 – 60) and the most recent expansion, Knights of the Fallen Empire (Level 60 – 65). Plus, receive special options including access to the full spectrum of character species; early access to new expansions and –that’s not all – as a Premium player you receive a monthly reward of 500 Cartel Coins to spend at the in-game Cartel Market for boosts, gear, collectibles and more.
As you start your adventure, you will become the Outlander, a veteran of the Great Galactic War in our latest expansion, Knights of the Fallen Empire. Travel to the Outer Rim of the galaxy to face a new threat, Emperor Valkorion and his dark and dangerous son, Prince Arcann. Starting at Level 60 is easy with a new character token that allows you to jump in to the action through an accessible story-driven point of entry optimized for new players. Get ready for unlimited adventure as you lead a band of allies in elite and covert missions to save the galaxy from an evil force that is growing with every death… only you have the strength to stand against him – it’s your destiny!
Face Your Destiny. Choose your path down the light or dark side of the Force™ as you build your legacy. Travel across the galaxy on epic missions, pilot your own Starfighter, battle through fast-paced space combat and build your own custom Stronghold to rest and enjoy the spoils of your battles with friends. Choose from one of eight iconic roles and become the hero of your own personal Star Wars™ saga!
Recruit Your Companions. Meet intriguing Companions as you adventure who can join you as allies fighting by your side. Choose friendship, romance or betrayal – but beware as choices have impact and you never know when or where your paths might cross again.
Play Your Way. Play alone or join with others in online multiplayer missions and story-driven battles or face your enemies in player-vs-player Warzones. But, when the battle is over meet friends, sell your items and restock your inventory on the Fleet where socializing is a galactic pastime. Finally, refresh and share your story with friends in one of the galaxy’s infamous Cantinas.
Pilot your Personal Starship. Join your friends in space combat through Galactic Starfighter as you pilot your own customizable ship! Recharge and let your crew do the work from the comfort of your personal ship that serves as your private base of operations for you and your crew and is the starting point for your ongoing missions. Prepare for a journey that will take you across the galaxy as the hero at the center of your own Star Wars™ story – it’s your destiny!
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Princess Maker 2 Refine offers a unique life simulation gameplay where the player takes a role as a father for a young girl and raise her into adulthood. Players have freedom of choices on how to raise the child, but each choice will impact on the outcome of what she will become.
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Every World has conflict. Good and evil. Friend and foe. Safety and danger. In Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, you'll find yourself between these factions. This epic sequel to the Roleplaying Game of the Year will immerse you in a world of intrigue, adventure and fierce combat where your ability to discern the difference between these sides - with the assistance of steel and spell - determines your fate. Set in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, Baldur's Gate II is the most stunning Advanced Dungeons and Dragons game to date.
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Baldur's Gate is a fantasy role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published in 1998 by Interplay Entertainment. It is the first game in the Baldur's Gate series and takes place in the Forgotten Realms, a high fantasy campaign setting, using a modified version of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D) 2nd edition rules. It was the first game to use the Infinity Engine for its graphics, with Interplay using the engine for other Forgotten Realms-licensed games, including the Icewind Dale series, as well as other licensed D&D campaign worlds such as Planescape: Torment. The game's story focuses on players controlling a protagonist of their own creation who finds themselves travelling across the Sword Coast alongside a party of companions, to unravel the mystery surrounding a sudden iron crisis affecting the region and attempting to discover the culprits behind it, all while uncovering dark secrets about their origins and dealing with attempts on their life.
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A storm of chaos and destruction thunders across the Sword Coast. As towns are laid to waste and great cities burn, there are whispered rumors that the Children of Bhaal are responsible.
Soon the whispered rumors become panicked cries - if the prophecies of the Wise Alaundo are to be believed, there is greater suffering ahead. And should Bhaal somehow rise again, the earth itself will weep blood.
In the final chapter of the Bhaal saga, return to Baldur's Gate™ II: Shadows of Amn™ and unravel the mysteries of a dangerous new dungeon - Watcher's Keep.
Continue with an exhilarating new adventure when you explore the unseen lands, encounter fierce villains, and gain powerful high-level abilities as you achieve your ultimate destiny in .. Baldur's Gate™ II: Throne of Bhaal™.
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The newest addition to the popular smartphone RPG series is finally here!
・CHAOS RINGS Overview
CHAOS RINGS is a full-scale RPG series for smartphone devices that was first introduced worldwide in 2010. As part of a continuing series, CHAOS RINGS OMEGA was launched in 2011, followed by CHAOS RINGS II in 2012. The rich game world, deep storyline, and high-quality soundtrack have been praised throughout the world, recording over 1.1 million downloads across the series. To this day, CHAOS RINGS firmly maintains its position as the best RPG series available for smartphones.
There, on the blue star, is everything you desire.
On the floating continent high in the sky, you can find New Paleo. Explorers from all across the land flock to this hub city, seeking to fulfill their dreams and desires. But this is but a brief stop before their journey to their true destination, the azure planet of Marble Blue.
Unexplored lands, hidden treasures, monsters, legends...everything an adventurer could want could be found on this one planet.
The protagonist lives on the outskirts of town with his sister, tending to the family's livestock. One night, led by a mysterious voice, he meets a beautiful woman, who says to him thus:
"You must go now. Marble Blue, the sparkling blue mother planet, awaits."
Worlds yet undiscovered, treasures that fulfill your wildest dreams, mythologies lost in the pages of history...a great journey, the dream of a thousand years, is about to begin.
The first part of Planescape: Torment takes place in Sigil, a city located atop an infinitely tall spire at the center of the multiverse, that connects the planes with each other via a series of portals. The city is overseen by the powerful Lady of Pain, while fifteen factions control different functions of the city related to each group's world view. Every faction strives for further control of the city. The Nameless One can even join several of these factions during the game. The story eventually moves on to other planes, such as Baator and Carceri, where The Nameless One continues to discover more about his past.
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Neverwinter Nights (NWN) is a third-person role-playing video game and is set in the fantasy world of the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, with the game mechanics based on the Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition rules. The game engine was designed around an internet-based model for running a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG), which would allow end users to host game servers. The intent was to create a potentially infinite massively multiplayer game framework. This game was named after the original Neverwinter Nights online game; the first ever graphical massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), which operated from 1991 to 1997 on AOL.
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The Japanese game got a patch on April 11, 2016 which added an English option in-game instead of it being released internationally. This means the game must be downloaded/installed and started in Japanese before switching to English.
Granblue Fantasy is a Japanese role-playing video game. The game plays as a traditional Japanese role-playing video game with turn-based battles. The game also contains summons and a class system that alters the main character's move-set and growth. Characters gain levels and abilities by accruing experience; summons and weapons equipped also confer characters with bonuses on attack power and HP. The characters themselves are gained either via quests (the main story quests or special event quests) or by using in-game currency to receive random crystal fragments, which may contain special weapons that add specific characters to the party. Characters, summons, and weapons are ranked (from best to worst) as SSR, SR, R, or N; each is also of type wind, water, fire, earth, light, or darkness. Voice actors provide voices for all of the characters in battle, and for much of the main and event storylines.
NieR: Automata is an upcoming action role-playing game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 4.
The game is set in the same universe as NieR, a spin-off of the Drakengard series, and takes place several thousand years after the events of that game. Humanity has fled to the moon to escape an invading machine army from another world. Combat androids called YoRHa remain on the planet to fight in a proxy war against the invaders.