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Hi guys. Question.

Is there any game out today that has the same type of engine that the old school Final Fantasy series used/uses for the PC?

I know the PC has XII and XIII as I've played these, but alot of the new RPG's seem to be FPS and this style has been abandoned.

I'm thinking of purchasing Mass Effect because of the hype but I'm only assuming its similar to Oblivion in the way it plays (maybe im wrong?)

Any input is greatly appreciated.
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Hi guys. Question.

Is there any game out today that has the same type of engine that the old school Final Fantasy series used/uses for the PC?

I know the PC has XII and XIII as I've played these, but alot of the new RPG's seem to be FPS and this style has been abandoned.

I'm thinking of purchasing Mass Effect because of the hype but I'm only assuming its similar to Oblivion in the way it plays (maybe im wrong?)

Any input is greatly appreciated.
Mass Effect is much more linear and cinematic than Oblivion.
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Mass Effect is a great Western RPG. If you like the turn based style of the Final Fantasies, you are probably going to want to look at JRPGs.
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Hi guys. Question.

Is there any game out today that has the same type of engine that the old school Final Fantasy series used/uses for the PC?

I know the PC has XII and XIII as I've played these, but alot of the new RPG's seem to be FPS and this style has been abandoned.

I'm thinking of purchasing Mass Effect because of the hype but I'm only assuming its similar to Oblivion in the way it plays (maybe im wrong?)

Any input is greatly appreciated.
XIII isn't out yet... Do you mean X-2 and XII?

AFAIK, there are no RPGs for the PC in the style of FF (I assume you mean turn based combat) at the moment. Have you given KOTOR, KOTOR2, and Neverwinter Nights a shot? Those are turn based, and you can queue up moves and all, but nothing is really like the FF system.

Why not go back and play some FF to satisfy your urge? I just finished the IV remake (II on SNES) on my DS and now I'm playing the remake of III (never released in US). I may even play VI (III on SNES) on my PSP when I'm done with III =)
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Mass Effect is a great Western RPG. If you like the turn based style of the Final Fantasies, you are probably going to want to look at JRPGs.
Are their any "JRPGS" that are running on a PC? Maybe an emulator might be a better choice?
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XIII isn't out yet... Do you mean X-2 and XII?

AFAIK, there are no RPGs for the PC in the style of FF (I assume you mean turn based combat) at the moment. Have you given KOTOR, KOTOR2, and Neverwinter Nights a shot? Those are turn based, and you can queue up moves and all, but nothing is really like the FF system.

Why not go back and play some FF to satisfy your urge? I just finished the IV remake (II on SNES) on my DS and now I'm playing the remake of III (never released in US). I may even play VI (III on SNES) on my PSP when I'm done with III =)
FF III on the SNES was my favorite FF game, with FF 7 a close second. I wish they would allow a company to remake these games with up to date graphics, I would buy them both again. I still have my SNES and FF III cartridge in working condition. They don't make hardware like they use to.
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Are their any "JRPGS" that are running on a PC? Maybe an emulator might be a better choice?
I know both final fantasy VII and VIII were released on pc, others I'm not so sure of. As was said earlier, KOTOR games come close, but aren't exactly the same.
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XIII isn't out yet... Do you mean X-2 and XII?

AFAIK, there are no RPGs for the PC in the style of FF (I assume you mean turn based combat) at the moment. Have you given KOTOR, KOTOR2, and Neverwinter Nights a shot? Those are turn based, and you can queue up moves and all, but nothing is really like the FF system.

Why not go back and play some FF to satisfy your urge? I just finished the IV remake (II on SNES) on my DS and now I'm playing the remake of III (never released in US). I may even play VI (III on SNES) on my PSP when I'm done with III =)
Appreciate the response. I stand corrected, it's VII not XII and VIII not XIII.

I've never played KOTOR or NWN. I really like the graphics on a PC in contrast to the graphics of a console. I feel like I should goto console too because they don't make baseball games for PC's anymore either

It sounds like I am talking about 'turn based'. What is Mass Effect's genre?
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Mass effect is not turn based, it's more along the lines of an adventure game, and can be played as an over the shoulder fps. It's considered an RPG because there is sooooooo much storyline and plot development, beautiful graphics, and RPG elements such as armor/weapon selection and leveling. You can play as a few different types depending on your preference, I noticed that I personally played through it as a shooter, but it can be done as a caster or support as well. It's still an amazing game, and I'm about to play through it again on my Xbox.
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I will probably try Mass Effect because of the hype.

Another question. Do you guys know how the FF series is for the MMORPG genre? Is that turn based?
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