PSN Makes JRPG Lovers Happy

In: Articles by Leah "WhiteGodiva" Haydu

28 Feb 2011

Great news for…well, for me.

Hopefully for you, too!

Japanese developer Square’s role-playing games were truly in their heyday on the Playstation One, but these days they can be a little difficult to track down unless you like the idea of paying upwards of $100 without even being assured of the discs’ condition.

No longer, though!  Sony has finally taken pity on us poor Americans and released two games that have been available on the Japanese PSN for years: Xenogears last Tuesday, and Vagrant Story this week.

Xenogears will cost you $9.99, and Vagrant Story can be had for even less: $5.99. Considering that a quick search on Amazon brings up prices that are just a bit higher than that, less than$20 for the pair is a real bargain.

I own a hard copy of Vagrant Story already (obtained at great personal risk to life and limb), but, as I did with Final Fantasy VII, I’ll still be downloading both of these so that there’s less of a chance I’ll wear out the discs.  Now, if they’d only release Parasite Eve.

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5 Responses to PSN Makes JRPG Lovers Happy

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Borehammer

February 28th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Well, rumor has it that a Parasite Eve showed up on the ESRB list to be released just in time for The 3rd Birthday. I hope it’s true and I hope the 2nd game is also coming out so I could play the series in order!!

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Leah "WhiteGodiva" Haydu

February 28th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

It is indeed on the ESRB list, but there’s no date or anything attached to it. It would make sense for it to be this month, so here’s hoping.

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Darn Ragnar

February 28th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Any love for those of us who only have an xbox or PC?

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D Williams

March 1st, 2011 at 8:30 am

Buy a ps3 if you want to play PlayStation classics….till then play halo,gears and fable every year.

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Mr.D

March 6th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Sony needs to get there as in gear, there is a huge market for older games on ps3 an the psn is poorly supported outside of japan. Fricken Sony do it all the time an never support the awesome things they start

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