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JRPGs I'd Love To See Re-Imagined As MMOs - MMORPG.com

SystemSystem Member UncommonPosts: 5,023
edited February 7 in News & Features Discussion

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As Bradford is installing Phantasy Star Online 2, an MMO based on an JRPG he loved played on his Gamecube years prior, it got him thinking: What other JRPG worlds would make for a good MMO? Here are his thoughts.

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  • XenokevXenokev Member UncommonPosts: 19
    Shadowrun from snes and genesis days with the computer hacking from genesis, Secret of Mana with 1-3 player parties, Suikoden, Breath of Fire, The 7th Saga, Shin Megami & Persona Series
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 12,649
    Valkyria Chronicles, but that's based on the quality of the game as much as the MMO potential. Two faction RvR of course. I doubt media journalists would love a World War MMO mind you. :)
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  • UtinniUtinni Member EpicPosts: 1,789
    no more weeb games  :o
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  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 5,285
    edited February 7
    Fire Emblem, Persona, Xenoblade, Tales, YS, and Trails would be the big ones for me.
  • DafAtRandomDafAtRandom Member UncommonPosts: 81
    edited February 7
    Lunar...still one of my favorites, and people could eventually go to the moon !

    The Suikoden series would be perfect for a RvRvR game... And finally...Shining Force anyone ? Feels like its style and setting could fit as well...
    ShadowStyleBangerbeaver
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member LegendaryPosts: 3,180
    Skies of Arcadia of course.....

    /Cheers,
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    lotrloreGrend
    'the only way he could nail it any better is if he used a cross.'

    Kyleran on yours sincerely 


    But there are many. You can play them entirely solo, and even offline. Also, you are wrong by default.

    Ikcin in response to yours sincerely debating whether or not single-player offline MMOs exist...
  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid Member EpicPosts: 10,309
    edited February 7
    Based on past history of mmos based on JRPGs i say none.

    - Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine, remember that one from 2008? long gone.
    - Record of Lodoss War Online (based on a Japanese tabletop RPG), dead.
    - Wizardry Online by SOE, that one died young.
    - Digimon masters online, maintenance mode on Steam with a small playerbase. TemTem will probably kill it.
    - Langrisser online... mobile.

    I'm sure i'm missing a couple.

    The only 2 mmos based on JRPGs that i can think of which are both alive and still successful are Final Fantasy and Phantasy Star Online 2.
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  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 7,012
    edited February 7
    Kind of unfortunate that the old SMT online game shut down since I did want an online persona game.

    I would expand this topic a bit more broadly and say certain features of certain games even if its not the entire games themselves, like the whole armor transformation of legend of dragoon or summoning robots like in the xeno games (even though a couple of games tried to do both like S.U.N. having pretty much a 'dragoon' and RF Online letting you pilot mechs). AND MORE MMORPGS WITH SCHOOL SETTINGS DEVS!
  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Member RarePosts: 2,997
    Skies of Arcadia
    Suikoden
    Front Mission (tactical, I know)
    Star Ocean
    ShadowStyleBGrendValdheim

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid Member EpicPosts: 10,309
    edited February 7
    Albatroes said:
    Kind of unfortunate that the old SMT online game shut down since I did want an online persona game.

    I would expand this topic a bit more broadly and say certain features of certain games even if its not the entire games themselves, like the whole armor transformation of legend of dragoon or summoning robots like in the xeno games (even though a couple of games tried to do both like S.U.N. having pretty much a 'dragoon' and RF Online letting you pilot mechs). AND MORE MMORPGS WITH SCHOOL SETTINGS DEVS!

    SMT: Imagine was a bit generic but the few things they took from the main SMT series made me like it for a while. I was actually sad when it shut down though i was not surprised since Aeria Games was behind it.

    I kind of miss S.U.N as well. It was one of those mmos (along with Cabal 1) i would always fall back to when i didn't want to play anything else.




  • GeekyGeeky Member UncommonPosts: 399
    Dragon Warrior!
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  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid Member EpicPosts: 10,309
    Geeky said:
    Dragon Warrior!

    I don't know if Square Enix would want to cannibalize FFXI and FFXIV with a third mmorpg. Maybe when FFXI dies out.




  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 5,486



    Geeky said:

    Dragon Warrior!



    I don't know if Square Enix would want to cannibalize FFXI and FFXIV with a third mmorpg. Maybe when FFXI dies out.



    They already have an MMORPG based on that universe called Dragon Quest X (or would be Dragon Warrior X in the rest of the world if it came out here).
    rojoArcueid
  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid Member EpicPosts: 10,309
    edited February 7



    Geeky said:

    Dragon Warrior!



    I don't know if Square Enix would want to cannibalize FFXI and FFXIV with a third mmorpg. Maybe when FFXI dies out.



    They already have an MMORPG based on that universe called Dragon Quest X (or would be Dragon Warrior X in the rest of the world if it came out here).

    So that's why they jumped from Dragon Quest IX to DQXI in the single player series. It makes more sense now. Thanks for the info.

    EDIT: just googled it and it's only in Japan, but has crossplay with all platforms, even the Switch. Damn...
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  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Member RarePosts: 2,997
    I would love to give DQX a spin.

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • ValentinaValentina Member RarePosts: 1,936
    edited February 7
    Chrono Trigger/Cross Star Ocean Xenogears/Saga/Blade Tales of..
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  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 8,512
    Same for me, DQ and Chrono series. DQ10 is not available in the western market unfortunately.
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    Elder Jedi/Elder Bounty Hunter
  • momintimmomintim Member UncommonPosts: 86
    Baten Kaitos was one of the main reasons i purchased a GC in the first place.
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  • blamo2000blamo2000 Member RarePosts: 1,007
    I'll list the only jrpgs I like and I think would make awesome mmorpgs - Etrian Odyssey and Strangers of Sword City.

    Fallout would make an awesome mmorpg. So would Might&Magic. A real Drakensang Mmorpg would too, especially one ion the vein of the Realms of Arkania trilogy. A Wasteland mmorpg based of WL2 would be great.
  • BadSpockBadSpock Member UncommonPosts: 7,979
    Is Dark Souls a JRPG? Technically made by Japanese company and an RPG so, sure?

    If so, my answer is Dark Souls.

    Be such a cool universe to explore further. PvP already thematically appropriate with Covenants. Already "kind of" an MMO in that if you play it online, you can and do run into random people, sometimes to fight, sometimes just their ghost... or on purpose for jolly cooperation!

    Honestly I'm just hoping Elden Ring is more like open world Dark Souls with better/easier/bigger co-op without also forcing the PvP, which while fun, is way too meta.
    Ungood
  • WarlyxWarlyx Member RarePosts: 2,986
    Golden sun....
    WhiteLantern
  • SharneSharne Member UncommonPosts: 172
    Dragons Dogma would be pretty cool with western localisation, there was dragons dogma online in Japan which sold in huge numbers (1 million copies sold in the first ten days) but has now been closed down.
  • ziabatsuziabatsu Member UncommonPosts: 115
    edited February 7
    Dark Souls Online (an mmorpg, not just regular dark souls online :P)
    BadSpock
  • CleffyCleffy Member RarePosts: 6,153
    The SaGa series. They did do a modest 3Derizing of it with water color textures, but the game play was limited.
  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 2,693
    Kingdom hearts may actually work. It could be really good. Taking place before the keyblade wars and all that. Visiting disney worlds would give it a huge mass appeal.

    Dang, now I want that MMO as a massive Kingdom Hearts fan
    lotrloreinfomatz
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