Originally Posted by Dutchi MerenGue
i havent been able to get into even 1 jrpg this entire generation save maybe lost odyssey which im just now starting to play, anyone got any recommendations?
last rpg i could play was persona 4, but i dont count ps2 rpgs as this gen, almost 100 percent of jrpgs this gen seem garbage to me or after playing them, actually ARE garbage (resonance of fate, ff13)
You're absolutely right. Even the Atelier series, which I used to adore, on PS3 were not as fun. They are fun it their own way, but not so much fun in terms of a jRPG setting. I own:
-Ar Tonelico 3
-Atelier Rorona & Totori & Meruru
-Star Ocean: The Last Hope
-Valkyria Chronicle (not really jRPG?)
-Tales of Vesperia
I liked most of them, with exception to Neptunia that I regret buying even to this day, but they certainly don't cater to the general jRPG/RPG gamer. In terms of story I think quite a lot of people aren't so happy with Star Ocean but I really liked it. Valkyria Chronicle, is fantastic, but it is not a jRPG through standard classification... worth getting IMO. Tales of Vesperia... well, there's no English PS3 version. I guess the only one that remains is Ar Tonelico 3, but it might be bizarre for many.
The 3 Atelier games mentioned above are entertaining for the scenarios/event scenes. There's not much to it in terms of story, as opposed to the Atelier Iris series on PS2. Haven't started Mana Khemia yet so I can't comment on that. If gameplay is not that important to you, it can be quite fun... All 3 of them have time limit; the new Atelier Ayesha apparently does not, and probably means it will have better story involvement.
Otherwise Demon Souls and Dark Souls are both REALLY fun, if not on the difficult side. Love them.
The RPGs I enjoyed the most lately though, are on PSP. If playing in Japanese is okay for you, try Zero no Kiseki and Ao no Kiseki. The previous series, Sora no Kiseki is also excellent--one or two of the latter series has a English release. Otherwise in English, Ys games are also quite fun! FALCOM (the maker company) is awesome when it comes to RPG and music.