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le geek
11-21-2005, 01:58 PM
Howdy,

I'm looking for some fun, accessable RPGs on the PS2 or CUBE for my girlfriend.

She likes Rpgs like Final Fantasy X, X-2 and she really enjoyed the Dragon Quest VIII demo. Pretty sure she thought Suikoden IV was okay.

She tried to get into Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne and Persona 2, but they got too hard for her and she got frustrated. La Pucelle Tactics bored her. Most PSOne stuff seems dated to her.

Any recommendations? I'm thinking Dragon Quest VIII is a no brainer and that she'd probably like one of the Harvest Moon games...

Thanks!
Ben

Damaramu
11-21-2005, 02:22 PM
My wife LOVES the Shadow Hearts series. I enjoy watching her play those. Try 'em out, should be easy enough to find nowadays. 3rd in the series (4th if you include PSone's Koudelka) was recently released (in Japan IIRC).

Yup. Have to recommend Shadow Hearts. Great series. :rocker:

Snapple
11-21-2005, 05:27 PM
If she wouldn't mind an action-RPG, "Ys: Arc of Napishtim" couldn't be simpler. No way it'll be over her head, and it's very fun.

kevin_psx
11-21-2005, 05:35 PM
She likes Rpgs like Final Fantasy X, X-2 and she really enjoyed the Dragon Quest VIII demo.

Final Fantasy 9 is great for humor & cute characters & features controls similar to FF10 so easy to learn.

Grandia 2 is funny too.
Ditto Skies of Arcadia.

le geek
11-21-2005, 05:53 PM
Final Fantasy 9 is great for humor & cute characters & features controls similar to FF10 so easy to learn.


I LOVED FF9, but she got bored with it. Go fig. :roll: She did finish FF7 though...

Cheers,
Ben

Joker T
11-21-2005, 07:05 PM
Dark Cloud and Dark Cloud 2 are both great games. Both games offer innovative art styles and graphics, fun gameplay (it can be compared to the N64 Zelda games) and an intresting story. You could even build villages and towns from recieved pieces in dungeons, I like them alot maybe you girl friend will.

tylerwillis
11-21-2005, 07:09 PM
Perhaps Radiata Stories (my review) (http://www.tylerwillis.com/2005/10/02/radiata-stories/) - it's pretty easy to pick up and learn, lots of stuff to do, two separate storylines (diverges in the middle of the game).

If she wasn't turned off to the SRPGs, I'd recommend trying Disgaea over La Pucelle.

Dark Cloud 2 is pretty easy to pickup.

Trebuken
11-21-2005, 08:15 PM
Kingdom Hearts....

'nough said...gotta have it.

Xenosga, Wizardry?? maybe...

Later,
Trebuken

drewbrim
11-21-2005, 08:47 PM
Here's another vote for Skies of Arcadia (glances at avatar). I'll admit I haven't played it on the cube, but I hear it's pretty much the same as the Dreamcast masterpiece. Plus, I see it everywhere for $10.

kevin_psx
11-23-2005, 05:31 PM
Final Fantasy 9 is great for humor & cute characters & features controls similar to FF10 so easy to learn. I LOVED FF9, but she got bored with it. Go fig. :roll:
Weird. Thought for sure she'd like - loveable Vivi - and the romance angle between Zidane and the Princess.

Sailorneorune
11-23-2005, 05:40 PM
Since you also asked about Gamecube RPGs, I'd recommend Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. It's a fun, accessible RPG (recommended it to some relatives of mine, and they're hooked!). Also, go with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and if you can get the Zelda Collector's Edition, have her play Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask as well.

Seconding the recommendations of Skies of Arcadia and Kingdom Hearts.

-Sailorneorune

le geek
11-23-2005, 05:58 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions! We're going with Dragon Quest VIII for now, but I'm thinking Radiata Stories and Dark Cloud 2 might be the best ones for her to try later. Skies of Arcadia might work too, but she's very picky, as she is not much of a gamer.

Cheers,
Ben

Trebuken
11-23-2005, 06:16 PM
Ummm...can't say Dragon Quest is a bad choice...Skies of Arcadia ain't bad either...but dude Kingdom Herts is the game you want, Disney aside this is a great game...and there's a sequel coming out soon...Dark Cloud was very silly, can't speak to it's sequel though...

Later,
Trebuken

thehistorian
11-23-2005, 09:31 PM
since a ton of action based RPGs have been mentioned... How about Beyond Good and Evil?

Nez
11-23-2005, 09:37 PM
PS2
Shadow Hearts
Shadow Hearts Covenant
Kingdom Hearts
Disgaea
Grandia 2

GC
Tales of Symphonia
Baten Kaitos
Skies Of Arcadia

The best RPGs of this gen by far IMO. Breath of Fire Dragon Quarter is another fun one but would be way to hard for this person. Very difficult for a RPG.