Been wanting to go full retard on a JRPG for years, only really ever gotten in to Final Fantasy 1, Chrono Trigger, and Persona 4 Golden. I want one so good that I physically transform in to Shintai over night, any suggestions?
Sadly, most 8 or 16 bit RPGs, I could never force myself to play more than 5-7 hours in them before I get completely bored. Those games are completely outdated and not worth the time anymore unless you grew up with them.
Maybe it is my biased of not having grown up in that time. But I have been meaning to play Dragon Quest 8 but I have been unsuccessful at ever starting that game? Heard that was a pretty good RPG and is hopefully not as grind heavy as the earlier Dragon Quests.
I don't think the games are that badly outdated. If you enjoy turn based combat it can be a lot of fun. If you don't like turn based combat you won't have fun no matter what. And keep in mind it's only grinding if all progress stops and you have to level up to proceed. Dragon Warrior 1 on the Gameboy Color is a nice short game to dip your toes into for an 8 bit experience that's fairly streamlined.
RPGs aren't really my bag, it's more of just for a different kind of gaming experience and kind of a for the challenge. Like with in the past year I made it about 1/4 through Zelda ll (NES) and it felt like I'd completed a triathlon, fuck that elf child. I'll update if I decide on a game.
I loved Zelda II. I found a really bare bones guide. It was just 8 bullet points that told you what order to beat the dungeons in and fucking loved it. Taking out some of the cryptic shit helps... and one of the directions in the game is wrong. Like it says go east but means go west.