31 Best JRPGs To Play In 2017 (PC): Page 21 of 21

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11. Final Fantasy 7

Final Fantasy 7 PC Walkthrough

Not much can be said about Final Fantasy 7 aside from that it’s considered by many to be the greatest game of all time. That is saying a lot. The original released on PlayStation in 1997 is a classic that any and all JRPG fans should play. Luckily, the PC version holds up. The story follows first class level soldier named Cloud. He’s joined a rebel group that is against Shinra, who uses all of the world's natural life energy for their own gain.

Along the way he begins to realize that he isn’t who he thought he was and suffers from memory loss. His closest ally gets killed by the man who he once looked up to with much admiration, and he himself doesn’t know who he is. The story is one of the best you’ll find in video games, and the story is enough reason why one should pick it up. While it may not have the same charm as the original, it is a fantastic mod nonetheless. The phenomenal story and lovable characters return for this emotional journey. Whether or not you think Final Fantasy 7 is the greatest of all time, it is a game you shouldn’t pass up.

10. HyperDimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1

 HyperDimension Neptunia Gameplay

Neptune is one of four goddesses and is in a drawn out fight known as the console war. After a battle against the other three, she loses consciousness only to wake up and have amnesia. She decides to join a monster hunter known as Compa to defeat monsters together.  The second HyperDimension on this list and definitely the best one. The game is quite hard with some incredibly difficult bosses, something that doesn’t seem like it would be the case at first glance.

You play with 3 characters on the field as well as 3 characters as support. There is some grinding involved, but that’s nothing new. It has an interesting story with some fun and lovable characters. It is pretty difficult, but as long as you grind it out then it’s not an issue. The art is great as is the sound, making this a great addition to the HyperDimension series.

9. Crosscode

 CrossCode gameplay

Lea is the protagonist who has lost her memory and is mute, as in she can’t speak. The only way she can regain her memories is by playing CrossWorlds. Here she learns hidden secrets and why she’s in this game in the first place. A 2D action RPG with graphics resembling that of SNES combined with an incredible story and fast action gameplay. Crosscode is a truly great game.

The puzzles require a lot of thinking and the visuals are great. The enemies pack quite the fight and require strategy to deal with. There are a ton of side quests which are a ton of fun. There is a lot of exploring to do in them and never feel like a hassle. If you're a fan of classic RPGs, then this is one you must pick up.

8. Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey

Atelier Firis Steam Gameplay

Firis is a young girl who wishes to explore the world rather than stay in her boring town. She befriends Sophie and Plachta who were the main characters of the previous game, and they teach her alchemy. Firis is told she’s allowed to leave the town as long as she passes the alchemist certification exam, or she must stay at home. She then begins her journey to become an alchemist. It’s the second game in the “Mysterious Saga” and it’s a good one at that.

The area map is larger than that of the previous game. Before you would choose a location on the world map and travel there. Now the whole world map is connected making for a much more organized adventure. The story is cut up into two parts. Weapons give characters different abilities so it's wise to think before giving characters certain weapons. The exploration is free and you no longer need to return home. It’s a fun game full of adventure and things to do.

7. God Eater 2 Rage Burst

Rage Burst Weapons Gameplay

The Blood special units is a unit of people with special abilities known as “Blood Power.” When they learn something has happened at the Spiral Tree. They go to investigate and are surprised at what they find.  What a great story this game has. The story is more than enough in itself to justify making the purchase. For some people this game is comparable to Monster Hunter but easier and less of a grind.

There is a new mechanism added to the game known as “Blood Rage.” By attacking more enemies, a yellow gauge fills up which will come in handy for players. The visuals for the game are absolutely stunning. The customization is great and has a lot for players to do. The battles are fun and satisfying, with the music fitting the tone of each moment.

6. Akiba’s Trip: Undead And Undressed

Akiba’s Trip Gameplay

In Akihabara, a shopping area in Japan, creatures known as Synthisters are attacking people and eat their social energy to continue living. The only way to beat them is with sunlight, so prepare to strip them so their bodies are completely exposed to the big bright sun. Akihabara has been turned virtual and the result is very satisfying. The game itself is incredibly beautiful. The colors are vivid and it truly feels like you're in Akihabara.

The battle system is actually quite strange as it involves stripping the opponent to beat them. It’s quite strange but the brawling aspect is actually quite cool. The customization is massive and deep. Overall the game is very light hearted and fun. It doesn’t make much sense but it doesn’t need to. It wasn’t made to make sense. A visually stunning game and one that’ll have you spending hours stripping enemies.

5. Final Fantasy 9

Final Fantasy 9 PC Gameplay

My personal favorite game of all time. Final Fantasy 9 is one of the best, and to me the best, game in the massive series of Final Fantasy. The brilliant characters and the equally brilliant story makes this entry in the Final Fantasy series stand out. It follows Zidane and his group of bandit friends who are off to kidnap the princess Garnet. Little do they know that the princess wants to be kidnapped and escape the kingdom.

What follows next are twist and turns that were hard to see coming and moments of pure beauty. The PC version has the same port as the mobile, but it’s still great in its own right. Fantastic stories, a brilliantly well written story, and more makes this game and absolute masterpiece. If you’ve never played Final Fantasy 9 or even if you have, try it/try it again. It’s an unforgettable journey with some incredible moments. The characters are all lovable and the soundtrack is one of the best in the series. A true spectacle that one shouldn’t miss out on.

4. YS Origin

YS Origin Boss Gameplay

The land of YS is a beautiful world where inhabitants lived peacefully. That is until demons decided to invade. An all out war began and the goddess of YS had disappeared. A search party was created as YS would not be able to survive under these circumstances. Ys Origin plays more like a hack and slash than it does a RPG. There are two playable characters with a third one being unlocked when you beat the game with the other two.

The characters play very differently from each other. It is a difficult game, though the difficulty can be adjusted. The gameplay is fun and adventurous, and the soundtrack is solid throughout. The game has a   Arena Bonus Mode as well as a Boss Rush Mode. These are fun modes that give you certain rewards. YS Origin is a fun and interesting game with plenty of enjoyment to go around.

3. Final Fantasy 14

Final Fantasy 14 Gameplay

The land of Eorzea has been mostly ruined due to a devastating event. The player travels five years into the future where Eorzea is still being built, but is about to be attacked by an empire from the north. The brilliant Final Fantasy 14 was released to much complains of fans. With numerous complaints, Square Enix decided to release the newer and much improved version, A Realm Reborn.

It takes the negatives of the original and turns them into positives. The graphics look splendid and the attention to detail is appreciated.The soundtrack is phenomenal as one would expect from a game from the Final Fantasy franchise. The class system is large and a joy to dive into. The gameplay takes a bit to get used to, but is great nonetheless. A Realm Reborn is an experience every PC gamer deserves to play.

2. Tales of Berseria

Tales of Berseria Gameplay

Velvet’s older sister is killed by a disease on a night known as the Scarlet Night. Years later it returns and she witnesses her brother-in-law, who once saved her when she was a child, now  slaughter her own brother in a ritual that will keep him safe. Years later he is seen as a hero and Velvet is out to get her revenge. The story is a dark one rather than light hearted and fun where revenge is the main driving factor.

An incredible story is Tales Of Berseria’s strong point, and that’s saying something considering all of the strengths. The world is gorgeous and a fun to go through. Battles are very fun as you get to create combos and dish them out on enemies. The characters are also great and all feel fresh. The fluid cutscenes are incredible and the artwork is especially gorgeous. Berseria is a game that is one of the best JRPGs one can find on the PC.

1. Final Fantasy X/X2 HD Remastered

FFX HD Remastered new features

Tidus is a blitzball player and a famous one at that. His hometown of Zanarkand is attacked by a monster known as Sin in the middle of his match. He finds himself in the world of Spira. Here he learns of the truth behind his father and the monster that attacked his hometown. This comes two in one and that definitely serves as a plus. Final Fantasy X is an incredible game which deserves all the praise it gets. Of course being HD remastered, the game looks excellent. The story of FFX is amazing as is the breathtakingly good soundtrack.

The gameplay is traditionally turn based, but adds some interesting perks thanks to things like customization. FFX2 is good as well, though not as good as the predecessor. It’s still an enjoyable game nonetheless and definitely appreciated. This time the female companions from the original get a chance to shine. Even though most will go straight for FFX, and rightfully so, FFX2 is still a good game. Overall, if you are a PC gamer who enjoys JRPGs, FFX/X2 is a game you must play, as it is the best JRPG currently on PC.

PC Fans Rejoice

There are some incredible JRPGs on the PC as this list shows. PC gamers will definitely be thrilled to know there are so many great games for this genre that they can play. These 25 are the cream of the crop and ones that fans should definitely check out. Some of these will be games fans will recognize, and others not so much. Still, these are the 25 best JRPGs on the PC that will have fans sharpening their tools, and getting ready to head out on an adventure.

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Currently Playing: Akihabara: Undead and Undressed
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