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Re: Beat 'em up / action-RPG hybrids..... Name 'em!

by Ack Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:26 am

What about Hybrid Heaven on the Nintendo 64? And would you consider the game Magic Sword?
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Re: Beat 'em up / action-RPG hybrids..... Name 'em!

by Exhuminator Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:08 am

First off, play Dragon Valor on PS1 Bone. I bet you'd love it.

Like Ack said Hybrid Heaven.

Rent A Hero on Genesis.

Revengers of Vengeance on SEGA CD has an RPG mode that fits the bill.

Crimson Tears on PS2 is a unique beat 'em up / roguelike hybrid.

Really my favorite beat 'em up / action-RPG series is Yakuza all day every day. But I don't see Bone giving the Yakuza series a try until 2026 at the earliest.

I'll see if I can think of some more older 2D ones.
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Re: Beat 'em up / action-RPG hybrids..... Name 'em!

by Sarge Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:48 am

Dragon Valor got ripped to shreds when it was released because folks were expecting a Zelda-killer, and it's actually an action-RPG brawler instead. When treated as what it is, and not what it's not, it's a good time.
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Re: Beat 'em up / action-RPG hybrids..... Name 'em!

by Xeogred Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:58 am

Something about the combat in Yakuza 3 was a little off to me haha. But it was still a blast. I hear the combat is better in 4 and probably the rest since then.
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Re: Beat 'em up / action-RPG hybrids..... Name 'em!

by MrPopo Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:10 am

Hybrid Heaven is in no way a beat 'em up. It's a turn based RPG that uses martial arts moves instead of swords. If anything it's closest to Parasite Eve, where you can freely move at any time but can only trigger attacks when your ATB is full.
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Re: Beat 'em up / action-RPG hybrids..... Name 'em!

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:41 am

Exhuminator wrote:First off, play Dragon Valor on PS1 Bone. I bet you'd love it.


I plan on it. Gotta get through its two predecessors first.
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Re: Beat 'em up / action-RPG hybrids..... Name 'em!

by samsonlonghair Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:39 pm

NINJA BOY II and the whole "Super Chinese" game series are all basically Beat 'em up / action-RPG hybrids.
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Re: Beat 'em up / action-RPG hybrids..... Name 'em!

by alienjesus Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:53 pm

How about this one:

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by prfsnl_gmr Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:07 pm

alienjesus wrote:How about this one:

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Re: Beat 'em up / action-RPG hybrids..... Name 'em!

by J T Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:34 am

What about games like the God of War series, Onimusha, or Devil May Cry? Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks was another one kind of like that. Pretty light on the RPG side, but story-heavy beat 'em up action none the less.
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