It’s time for a best list of friends. Previous Switch Arcade Special Editions have brought you our favorite fighting games and our favorite 3D platformers on the switch. This time we are going to another popular genre and this author is very close and dear to the heart: JRPGs or Japanese role-playing games. Before we get into that, a little clarification: by ‘JRPG’ we refer to game design and mechanics, which collectively represent sub-genres rather than RPGs from Japan. The Nintendo Switch has a great selection of games in this generation, so picking just ten is not that easy. In particular order, here are our picks for the best of the bunch.
Dragon Quest XI S: Definitive Edition ($ 59.99)
The latest in a series that basically codifies the JRPG style, Dragon Quest XI Marries beautiful product values with classic gameplay to create an unforgettable adventure. With a side-quest, extra content and a huge world to explore, you’ll be busy with this game for a while. At the heart of it all is a well-told story about heroism and human nature that will help you reduce the mud to see what happens next. In terms of gameplay it is pure comfort food, perhaps safer to play than any of the other games on this list. But when the formula works it works, you don’t really have to be so confused with it.
Saga: Scarlet Grace – Aspirations ($ 29.99)
Saga: Scarlet Grace – Aspirations If you continue to knock down the same tree for too long, you will eventually bring it down. It is a series notorious for its odd systems and opaque nature, which will turn off more people than it can excite. The stars were finally aligned in this game to create something that could still be safely recommended in common sense. Yes, it is strange. This is not a kind of JRPG, you can bash your way through head-first without planning. But it makes sense, and once you fit the pieces you can see its combat system as one of the best you’ve ever seen. Its approach to exploration and events is equally unique, but even with the scale-back approach it seems like surprises await in every corner.
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition ($ 59.99)
There have been a lot of hot battles in the JRPG hobby, and the latest one comes with it Xenoblade Chronicles The game you like. Switch has two games plus one expansion and they are all very enjoyable. For our money, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Narrow wins. It has a more memorable story, slightly less confusing mechanics and runs much better on the switch than its predecessor. While some of the areas you explore show their age in some way, there is still a lot of fun wandering around every nook and cranny to check another thing from your sub-search list. Additionally, it is the only game that has Rain on this list. Is It’s The power of Monado?
Octopus Traveler ($ 59.99)
Square Enix, friends. The company makes up one-third to half of any “Best JRPG” list for most platforms, and a large part of it manages to combine such feasts between its major releases. The same people who brought us Bold Default, Octopus Traveler Has an excellent visual style supported with exceptional multi-character narrative. The stories of the eight characters in this game are intertwined and you mostly know how to follow them. While this approach can make the whole story a little frustrating at times, it is always interesting to see new approaches in a genre.
The Legend of Heroes: Trials of Cold Steel III ($ 59.99)
The latest localized chapter on video gaming becoming the largest, most comprehensive article, The Legend of Heroes: Trials of Cold Steel III The story in progress is in an awkward position to be presented to the audience on the newest platform. It has everything you need to get caught up in the important bits, allowing you to get into its own story of friendship, war, tragedy and victory. The strength of this series is always how great its world feels, with interesting NPC conversations and a sense of trustworthy space. It makes you feel a little longer at times, so don’t digest the speed you feel is appropriate. Once you reach the end, I guarantee you will twist the upcoming fourth installment to get into your hands.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore ($ 59.99)
It is less and less likely that the switch will ever be hosted as real Person Game from Atlas, but Tokyo Mirage Sessions Not a bad substitute. True, this can be bypassed-but not unless you’re a techie who knows what he’s doing Person Games. When planned as a middle crossover Fire icon And Shin Megami Tense, It uses both bits when carving its own identity that looks very different from both of those series. You can look forward to the most common things that come with Atlas RPG: a battle system where great music, brilliant thinking and proper character set-ups, nasty boss fights and plenty of navel-gazing rumors are available. The nature of mankind. As we like, right?
Pallavi’s Labyrinth: Sandhya Cowen ($ 49.99)
In the absence of noticeable Atrian Odyssey On the switch, players had to resort to several other games to get their dungeon-crawling JRPG solution. The best in the bunch is, by our estimation, NIS America Labyrinth of Pallavi: Sandhya Cowen. Behind the simple cheeky sauce found in these developer games, we find simple excellent character work and a satisfying story. Gameplay avoids going to its constant wild places Dysgea, It’s not a slack at the end of things. A great strategy in party building, explicit exploration and meaningful storytelling made him one of the biggest sleepers of this generation on stage.
Atelier Raiza: Ever Darkness & Secret Hideout ($ 59.99)
There are many Atelier Games on the switch, and all are great in their own ways. But I think the easiest to recommend is also fresh, Atelier Raiza: Ever Darkness & Secret Hideout. While this simplifies some of the mechanics from previous games, it also makes it closer to those who want to get into the series. The lovely characters and interesting story contents move nicely, but the crafting elements add an extra layer to make the game stand out from many other games on this list. If you have a good time here, there are many more Atelier Games are waiting for you to dig them.
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster ($ 49.99)
Well, we can’t have a list of JRPGs without at least one Final Fantasy Game on it, can we? The switch hosts a lot of people Final Fantasy Games, all of which are worth playing for a variety of reasons. I think it’s Bunch’s easiest to recommend Final Fantasy X.However. Its visuals and soundtrack are still intact today, and its story is one of the best in the series. Only a tactical turn in the combat system is enough to make things look fresh without completely detaching the classic style we know and love. The package also includes a sequel to the game, in which people are divided. If nothing else, does it have a really good implementation of the job system? As a bundle, this set offers dozens of hours of melodrama and adventure.
Bug Fables: The Everlasting Spring ($ 24.99)
This game is why I should have that denial at the beginning about games not from Japan. Bug stories From a Panamanian studio called Moonasprot Games, and it is one of the most endearing love letters Paper Mario RPGs I’ve seen so far. The team really nailed the feel of the first two games Paper Mario The odd and fascinating features of the series, especially the second title, The door of a thousand years. I don’t know if we look at any tradition Mario RPGs are on the switch, but Bug stories Similarly does a great job of providing an enjoyable experience.
And there you have it! I know this list begs the question of what are the other types of best RPGs on the switch, and we hope it answers for you someday. What do you think? Are there any JRPGs you would like to add to this list? Feel free to comment below with your favorite JRPGs on the switch and let us know.