Just finished Dragon Age, awesome game. i've finished oblivion but wasn't keen on fallout 3. Final Fantasy 13 i found got too hard too quickly (not sure why?), got stuck on sacred 2 facing a nasty dragon fairly late on in the quest (cant remember exactly where, was ages since i had and played it)
Been looking at a few rpgs as follows:
Disgaea 3: i woud be new to the series so with that in mind, how accessible is it?
Star Ocean 4: looks fun, how does it compare with FF13
Demon Souls: hear that its rock hard
Eternal Sonata: enjoyed the demo
Resonance of fate: is this even out yet? how does it play?
What RPG's are worthy of my time?
SO4, Personally I like the game a lot, there is a lot of stuff to be done in addition to the storyline which is a plus, on the negative side some tedious back and forth is sometimes involved but there is plenty of freedom once you get going. Personally I like this more than FF13 but the two can't be compared they are in 2 entirely different directions. Game gives you a difficulty option at the beginning of a new game so you can decide how much of a challenge you want.
Eternal Sonata, it took me getting some use to, its not bad but I found that I had to grind levels fairly often just to get past the next boss, dialog can get a little long winded too.
You should probably at least have tried Demon's Souls. It's more of an action-game than an rpg. But it's interesting enough to spend a lot of hours in, building your character, and discovering the mysteries behind the different people in the game. Some of the areas are really well designed, and will be guaranteed to make you grin while playing. Others will make you grit your teeth, just like some of the game's mechanics will, as you get wasted by the same monster for no reason. Multiplayer approach is very unique... It's definitively a very good game, in spite of some flaws.
Valkyria Chronicles as well.. episodic story-telling. Brief upgrade and experience spending system, that still is deep enough to make things interesting. Another go at a more action-oriented battle-system, without making the pacing too fast - similar to, but still different from Resonance of Fate. Absolutely worth your time.
Disgaea 3 - quirky Japanese humor - it has a very good English voice-track. But the entire game consists of grinding battles on a pseudo-3d mesh. With ridiculously complex rules for everything from the fighting to the way upgrades and skills work. It's the kind of game you can spend years on before completing.
Demon's Souls isn't as hard as people say. It is brilliant though and I recommend it as a first choice RPG. I also have Oblivion (which in a way is harder than Demon's Souls because of the unfriendly leveling system) and Valkyria Chronicles which I haven't finished but is unique and full of character.
I was recently looking into RPGs and considered Resonance of Fate and White Knight Chronicles, but reviews put me off both as purchases. However Eternal Sonata reviewed well.
If you find FF13 hard then you're probably not using the best combination of classes. They all have situations when they're required.
Fallout New Vegas and White Knight Chronicles 2 are on the way.
Have you played FF9 now available on the store?
NIER - The hidden gem the more you play the more it grows on you totally addictive.
Enchated arms - Great classic RPG
Demons Souls - is hard but good.
SO4 - good game but dont buy it if you want a game to plat this will take you forever to plat.
Valkyria Cronicles - is awesome but its more a turn based strategy game with RPG elements
Folklore - is a cool cult game lots of fun
FFXIII - well you should be able to get further is you level up a bit, awesome game.
WKC - hit and miss reasonable game but ultimately dissapointing
Resonance of Fate - Great Game but can get repetitive at times
Oblivion and Fallout - are both very open games with little direction
Dragon Age - good game
Borderlands - RPG crossed with fps surprisingly addictive
Eternal Soneta - Average
Disgaea - could be so much better
Last Rebellion - Poor
Alpha Protocol - Epic Idea - Epic FAIL...
OK thats pretty much all the RPGs on the PS3 other than the CLASSICS on PSN FFVII, FFVIII, FFIX, Vagrant Story etc etc..
There are plenty to come tho with more of a MMO trend, with FF Online, DC Universe Online etc.
Look out for Last Guardian too..
Demon's Souls when it comes out here, hands down.
It is only hard if you suck at the quality combat system - if you button mash, it will be hard. If you take your time and are sensible enough not to engage too many things at once it is not that hard at all.
And even if you die, all it costs you is the time spent getting to where to did in the level. You won't lose equipment or anything. Although the odd enemy may remove a level with a special attack - but they are rare.
well picked up disgaea 3 and folklore today dirt cheap. happy with both.
Thinking of picking up star ocean 4 or resonance of fate tomorrow too - not decided which yet