"vndb" for JRPGs

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#1 by shadowdawn
2018-12-01 at 12:16
Is there a kind of "vndb" for JRPGs? Of course I mean non-VN JRPGs like Final Fantasy.
#2 by kiru
2018-12-01 at 12:21
I don't think something exists with heavy tag support. I may be wrong though. Gamefaqs was always enough for me.
#3 by rastagong
2018-12-01 at 14:45
Moby Games has a database-like approach to video games too.

I've never really managed to get into the site, which I don't find very user-friendly, but it's pretty thorough as a database for games!
#4 by kominarachromer
2018-12-01 at 19:31
GameFAQS is far more user friendly, but it's also filled with some errors. I'm not the heaviest user of the site, but I did remember seeing that Sonic the Hedgehog for the Master System was considered a port of Sonic the Hedgehog for the Mega Drive, and Vampire Killer for the MSX was considered a port of Castlevania for the NES. Other than that, it works alright if you're just looking for JRPGs and don't really care about the scoring feature.

MobyGames is a bit less user friendly, but it still works and has an actual staff feature, unlike GameFAQs.

Both sites are (inevitably) missing a lot of doujin RPGs; neither site has Seraphic Blue for example, and that's one of the most popular translated doujin RPGs out there. But for most purposes, those two sites should work just fine.
#5 by ramaladni
2018-12-01 at 20:41
I'd like to see a database for DLsite games, it's not so easy to find new stuff to play on their website.
#6 by kratoscar2008
2018-12-01 at 21:46
Same. I need nameable protag like tags for those dlsite games.
#7 by shining17
2018-12-02 at 03:17
We need HRPG database..
#8 by kominarachromer
2018-12-02 at 05:42
#7 It isn't complete by any strech of the imagination, but EGS has a decent number of HRPGs.
#9 by behappyeveryday
2018-12-19 at 12:27
@3 There is no much votes on moby, a lot of games don't even have rating at all. Both Gamefaqs and Metacritic have great voting system with a lot of votes and also convenient search engine which allows you to sort games based on their rating. There a lot of top jRPGs there, including FF series, mentioned by the ts. Actually FF series is in the top of rating for RPG-genre. Also a lot of good jRPGs exist for consoles, almost all of them could be played with emulator.


@5 Why? You could search games by rating on DLsite, as well as by genre, date of release, etc. It is as easy as it could be. The main problem is what rating is very biased, because a lot of games rated high just because of H-scenes and it is hard to find something with amazing gameplay like MGQ series.Last modified on 2018-12-19 at 12:29

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