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    Quote Originally Posted by dextersmith View Post
    I was unable to find a replacement for Mobius Final Fantasy. My favorite aspect of it were that supreme abilities didn't go obsolete. Any recommendations?
    The only other gacha game with 3D models and environments is Genshin Impact, but it's more an open world (ubisoft style)/Breath of the Wild action beat em up. I would not recommend playing it for the story, as the tidbits of story are stretched out across a long grind, and not very well presented. It also feels very jarring to be adventuring with characters in cutscenes, but you can't play as them during gameplay because you haven't drawn them yet. Play it only if the gameplay interests you.


    If you're okay with 2D, visual novel esque gacha games, then I would recommend Granblue Fantasy. This is the most friendly gacha game I've ever seen. They throw dozens and dozens of characters at you for free during the Christmas, March anniversary, and Summer events. I have 265 characters and I've never dropped a dime on the game, nor have I grinded for characters. I only log in to do the next chapter of the story when I feel like it, and only log in during the events to get my free characters. The story mode is really easy so you can just pick your favorite characters and go with them. You can't get more casual than this. They also don't show you advertisements, and don't wave the cash shop in your face.

    (That being said, SAVE YOUR CRYSTALS! Save them up so after the events finish, if you have a character you REALLY WANT but your were unlucky and didn't get it from the free rolls, you can draw 300 times to spark that character).

    The art is by Final Fantasy veteran Akihiko Yoshida, and the music is by Uematsu and Narita. The gameplay is basic 2D mobile visual novel stuff, but it works.

    The game has an official English translation.

    The first story arc is basic fantasy stuff, but the characters are charming enough. They got a different writer for the second story arc, which I hear is better, but I haven't gotten that far. Some of the side stories are pretty fun (like the 4 Dragon Knights storyline).

    You just need to be using either Google Chrome or the Safari browser.

    • Click the "Set Language" drop down and select English
    • Click "New Game
    • Play through the tutorial
    • Create a Mobage account. Chrome automatically translates the page for you so it should be easy, standard account creation process. Sign in Granblue with the account and you're in.

  2. #4102
    Quote Originally Posted by dextersmith View Post
    I was unable to find a replacement for Mobius Final Fantasy. My favorite aspect of it were that supreme abilities didn't go obsolete. Any recommendations?
    Tales of Crestoria
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    Looking for Raid.
    They never found one though

  3. #4103
    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    If you're okay with 2D, visual novel esque gacha games, then I would recommend Granblue Fantasy. This is the most friendly gacha game I've ever seen. They throw dozens and dozens of characters at you for free during the Christmas, March anniversary, and Summer events. I have 265 characters and I've never dropped a dime on the game, nor have I grinded for characters. I only log in to do the next chapter of the story when I feel like it, and only log in during the events to get my free characters. The story mode is really easy so you can just pick your favorite characters and go with them. You can't get more casual than this. They also don't show you advertisements, and don't wave the cash shop in your face.

    (That being said, SAVE YOUR CRYSTALS! Save them up so after the events finish, if you have a character you REALLY WANT but your were unlucky and didn't get it from the free rolls, you can draw 300 times to spark that character).
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    Tales of Crestoria
    Thanks everyone. Do these games have "I win" buttons like MFF's supremes? I thought the Granblue Fantasy anime was decent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dextersmith View Post
    Thanks everyone. Do these games have "I win" buttons like MFF's supremes? I thought the Granblue Fantasy anime was decent.
    Crestoria doesn't, the fights are generally balanced around raking up big attack chain and then following with heavy hitters, which takes a few turns. If you want "I win" buttons, Another Eden might be better game. There are lots of interesting synergies to play with and you can create absolutely overpowered comps that burn through the hardest bosses in couple of turns. It's also pure single player, not pseudo-MMO like tons of other gacha games.
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    Looking for Raid.
    They never found one though

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    Quote Originally Posted by dextersmith View Post
    Thanks everyone. Do these games have "I win" buttons like MFF's supremes? I thought the Granblue Fantasy anime was decent.
    The story content is generally easy enough you can just roll through it with any party composition no problem. Some characters (there are a lot) can just annihilate most non-raid opposition with their basic ultimate attack. If you want to do the optional hard stuff like raids, then there are many absurdly powerful team combinations you can pursue. Being 2D, it's not as visually impressive as a 3D JRPG animation, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    The story content is generally easy enough you can just roll through it with any party composition no problem. Some characters (there are a lot) can just annihilate most non-raid opposition with their basic ultimate attack. If you want to do the optional hard stuff like raids, then there are many absurdly powerful team combinations you can pursue. Being 2D, it's not as visually impressive as a 3D JRPG animation, though.
    Would you believe I played wow for a decade and mff like an addict and still don't know either stories? Too bad about the 2d. I guess I got spoiled with mff. I still have no issues with ff1, original pokemon, etc. but I was hoping for more from modem games. I'm going to look them all up on youtube. I hope their stores give you more for your buck than mff.

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    been playing doom eternal lately and it made me miss some oldschool fast-paced FPS games like unreal tournament or quake

    is there anything currently like it with multiplayer?
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    These are excellent suggestions

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    I've hit one of those "I want to play something new but nothing is quite sounding good" slumps. So games I enjoyed include:

    Final Fantasy series, Persona series, Dark Souls 1, Tales series, Dragon Age: Origins, Fallout 3/4, Oblivion, Skyrim, Dishonored, Nier:Automata, Witcher 3. I've played online games like Rift, Final Fantasy 11, Final Fantasy XIV, and WoW, extensively.

    I'm looking for something kind of like these, that I can play on PC, that doesn't have a lot of puzzles. I really do not enjoy games with a lot of puzzles anymore. A few here and there isn't so bad (Like in Persona 5 or Dragon Age: Origins), but I don't like it being a constant thing like Zelda, Vagrant Story, or Wild Arms 2. Divinity II seems interesting, but from some gameplay videos I watched the graphics seem...older? Like worse than DA: Origins. I also don't like Sci-Fi games, unless it's in a dystopia setting like Nier or Fallout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zafire View Post
    I've hit one of those "I want to play something new but nothing is quite sounding good" slumps. So games I enjoyed include:

    Final Fantasy series, Persona series, Dark Souls 1, Tales series, Dragon Age: Origins, Fallout 3/4, Oblivion, Skyrim, Dishonored, Nier:Automata, Witcher 3. I've played online games like Rift, Final Fantasy 11, Final Fantasy XIV, and WoW, extensively.
    You seem to like JRPGs, so I'm going to drop the obligatory Trails series recommendation. You can either start with Trails in the Sky: First Chapter, or Trails of Cold Steel 1.

    Sky FC is the first game, but it is graphically dated and there is no English voice acting. Being the first game in the series, the combat system is rough. The story also starts off really slow and can be a turn off. I'd advise ignoring the sidequests.

    Cold Steel 1 is newer and more polished. It has a fantastic English voice dub. The battle system was refined and is a ton of fun. If you play CS1 on PC and you have a 4K monitor, download this HD texture pack.

    Pick whichever one appeals to you the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zafire View Post
    Dishonored
    If you liked the stealth gameplay, then I would recommend the first two Thief games. You'll need to install an unofficial patch to make them work on modern systems, and spend a few minutes remapping the keyboard controls, but after that you'll be good to go and have a lot of fun.

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    If you want another open world RPG like Skyrim or Fallout, consider checking out Kingdom Come Deliverance. I had a few problems with it, namely the awful autolockon system, and the crappy stat based combat, but the rest of the game was decent. Wouldn't recommend buying the DLC, except for the Rattay Tourney DLC as it's a good way to level up your combat skills safely.

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    Tired of my normal MMO rotation. I usually bounce between FFXIV, WoW(SL was a disappointment to me), SWTOR and EQ2. I've been that that for 7 or 8 years now. Get tired of one, then move to another. I got tired of Shadowlands a lot faster than I thought. This is the first time since WoW's release where I have no desire to raid the current content. I might be getting old This past month I've bounced between all of these and couldn't get into any of them like I normally do. So, I'm wanting another MMO to really sink some time into.

    MMO's I have tried over the years and just don't like: ESO, LotRO, EvE Online (used to be on my list, but can't bring myself to play it anymore), BDO (p2w). I think that's about it.


    I generally prefer fantasy style MMO's, but really looking for anything that has some different aspects of progression, tab target combat or action is fine. One also that has at least a little population.
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    Quote Originally Posted by select20 View Post
    Tired of my normal MMO rotation. I usually bounce between FFXIV, WoW(SL was a disappointment to me), SWTOR and EQ2. I've been that that for 7 or 8 years now. Get tired of one, then move to another. I got tired of Shadowlands a lot faster than I thought. This is the first time since WoW's release where I have no desire to raid the current content. I might be getting old This past month I've bounced between all of these and couldn't get into any of them like I normally do. So, I'm wanting another MMO to really sink some time into.

    MMO's I have tried over the years and just don't like: ESO, LotRO, EvE Online (used to be on my list, but can't bring myself to play it anymore), BDO (p2w). I think that's about it.


    I generally prefer fantasy style MMO's, but really looking for anything that has some different aspects of progression, tab target combat or action is fine. One also that has at least a little population.
    Besides the ones you listed, the only remaining Western MMO that is actually decent and still has a population in Guild Wars 2, which sorta plays like a modern, post-Skyrim open world/sandbox game where there are a bunch of markers on the map 90% of the gameplay is going to each marker and filling out the map. The storylines are overall mediocre so don't play for the story (but the Heart of Thorns expansion has a story that is only about 8 hours long and has some cool setpieces). Also, the game really milks you in the cash shop. Your inventory fills up quick in this game and you don't have nearly enough bank space, so they sell you bank slots. And your gathering tools break quickly, so they sell you unbreakable gathering tools. And so on. Also, the game is ostensibly an MMO, but... well, there is hardly any reason to actually group up and befriend other players in GW2. FFXIV gives you more reason to interact with other players than GW2 does, and FFXIV's selling point is the singleplayer storyline.

    Otherwise, you'll have to look outside of the Western market. The Lazy Peon has covered quite a few Chinese and Korean MMOs. However, most of them do not have large English populations. Some of them don't have English localizations. So you probably won't be doing any hard group content, probably just playing by yourself, and at that point... you have to ask yourself "why aren't I just playing a dedicated singleplayer game?".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    Also, the game really milks you in the cash shop. Your inventory fills up quick in this game and you don't have nearly enough bank space, so they sell you bank slots.
    That's a lie spewn by someone who hasn't played in five years, but pretends to know something about game. All the non-unique loot was reworked to drop as unidentified gear in one of the three rarities. Sigils and runes don't drop from salvaged gear anymore (unless you want them and use special salvage tool). All materials can be deposited in special material storage with one click. I run out of inventory space in FFXIV more often, same with bank space storage and that's without hoarding items for transmog.
    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    FFXIV gives you more reason to interact with other players than GW2 does
    There's no player interaction in FFXIV aside from Extreme trials or Savage or Ultimate raids. Duty Finder might as well add 3-23 bots to you, nothing would change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    Besides the ones you listed, the only remaining Western MMO that is actually decent and still has a population in Guild Wars 2, which sorta plays like a modern, post-Skyrim open world/sandbox game where there are a bunch of markers on the map 90% of the gameplay is going to each marker and filling out the map. The storylines are overall mediocre so don't play for the story (but the Heart of Thorns expansion has a story that is only about 8 hours long and has some cool setpieces). Also, the game really milks you in the cash shop. Your inventory fills up quick in this game and you don't have nearly enough bank space, so they sell you bank slots. And your gathering tools break quickly, so they sell you unbreakable gathering tools. And so on. Also, the game is ostensibly an MMO, but... well, there is hardly any reason to actually group up and befriend other players in GW2. FFXIV gives you more reason to interact with other players than GW2 does, and FFXIV's selling point is the singleplayer storyline.

    Otherwise, you'll have to look outside of the Western market. The Lazy Peon has covered quite a few Chinese and Korean MMOs. However, most of them do not have large English populations. Some of them don't have English localizations. So you probably won't be doing any hard group content, probably just playing by yourself, and at that point... you have to ask yourself "why aren't I just playing a dedicated singleplayer game?".


    I love watching Lazy Peon. I'm a newer subscriber to him, just a few months, but I have watch a lot of his video's so far.

    I loved the FFXIV story. It had its very dull parts, but the high's more than made up for it. Its just I have nothing I want to do in that game atm until more content is released.

    Thanks for the suggestion on Guild WArs 2. I only played a few months at release, but that game just left a bad taste in my mouth and with my slower internet, I dont' even want to waste the 30 hours or so needed to download it.



    Quote Originally Posted by Rogalicus View Post
    That's a lie spewn by someone who hasn't played in five years, but pretends to know something about game. All the non-unique loot was reworked to drop as unidentified gear in one of the three rarities. Sigils and runes don't drop from salvaged gear anymore (unless you want them and use special salvage tool). All materials can be deposited in special material storage with one click. I run out of inventory space in FFXIV more often, same with bank space storage and that's without hoarding items for transmog.

    There's no player interaction in FFXIV aside from Extreme trials or Savage or Ultimate raids. Duty Finder might as well add 3-23 bots to you, nothing would change.

    I had and have very different experience in FFXIV. I interact with player all the time and the duty finder is maybe only have of that. I have over a thousand hours in FFXIV and have maybe hit 50% storage once. Storing glamours (transmogs) is another story. I ran out of glamour storage in the first month it was out. Its a horrible system.
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    I'm looking for a coop switch game for children.

    My nephews are going to visit us and need to stay 10 days in quarantine. They're 7 and 9.

    I have Mario Cart, party and smash bros but they only speak Russian... And now I'm wondering if there is a game that doesn't involve a whole lot of text to understand.

    Any suggestions?

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    However, one good place to see games recommendation is https://www.androidp1.com/en/. It reviews even the latest games as well, which sometimes have less than 100 downloads, but are gems. I think it can be the best choice for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deriils View Post
    Pink Puffballs: Kirby Star Allies
    Thought of that too, but rumor has it that it only offers some 10 hours of story/gameplay. A bit of a waste for 60€ or not?

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    what games have the combat depth of lets say baldurs gate 3, with the variety of spells and abilities, but are no rpgs as in lots of texts, reading and decision making? it may be isometric, TPP, FPP, turnbased. whatever really. no skyrim xd

    and another: are there any games that could replace jagged alliance 2? i mean something with lots of guns customization, tactical etc
    xcom doesnt rlly scratch that itch for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by StayTuned View Post
    I'm looking for a coop switch game for children.

    My nephews are going to visit us and need to stay 10 days in quarantine. They're 7 and 9.

    I have Mario Cart, party and smash bros but they only speak Russian... And now I'm wondering if there is a game that doesn't involve a whole lot of text to understand.

    Any suggestions?
    Luigi's Mansion is a good option too, it's very easy to grasp without needing to read the text.
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