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Title: please can you recommend me a rpg on this site that has female protagonist
Post by: BelovedCriminal on July 04, 2020, 10:03:28 am
please!
Title: Re: please can you recommend me a rpg on this site that has female protagonist
Post by: USC on July 05, 2020, 09:42:04 am
Could you be more specific? For instance, there's plenty of hacks that just replace the original main character's graphics with a girl and not much else, like multiple Legend of Zelda games (http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2796/) (...or my own early hack, Mint's Adventure (http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/700/))

If that's enough for you, then just search the character's name and you'll find a few.
Title: Re: please can you recommend me a rpg on this site that has female protagonist
Post by: Jorpho on July 05, 2020, 12:54:18 pm
You're aware that this site only hosts hacks and not any actual complete games, right?

I hear the Slayers RPG is pretty neat.
Title: Re: please can you recommend me a rpg on this site that has female protagonist
Post by: Chronosplit on July 05, 2020, 04:07:10 pm
Off the top of my head, counting Action-RPGs:

Popful Mail
FFVI (technically, it's an ensemble really)
Dragon Warrior Monsters 2: Tara's Adventure
Every pokemon game Crystal onwards, and Pokemon TCG 1 and 2 (the first with a patch only)
Monster World IV

There's more obviously, but I have no idea what patches are available for this sort of thing.
Title: Re: please can you recommend me a rpg on this site that has female protagonist
Post by: Supper on July 05, 2020, 04:21:00 pm
Assuming we're talking about translations here, the pool of games that are actually worth playing is a lot smaller than I'd like, but there are a few.

I really can't recommend the Madou Monogatari series (http://www.romhacking.net/?page=translations&genre=&platform=&status=&languageid=12&perpage=20&order=&dir=&title=madou+monogatari&author=&transsearch=Go) enough (though I may be just a bit biased, as you can see from who released most of these patches). They're mostly dungeon crawlers, but if you're one of those people who reject anything first-person as an RPG on principle, the SNES game (http://www.romhacking.net/translations/386/) is a conventional overhead RPG. Lunar: Walking School (http://www.romhacking.net/translations/1454/) is a nice Game Gear RPG based on the Lunar series. Royal Stone (http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2076/) is another Game Gear game; it's an SRPG and I haven't played it personally, but it's supposed to be one of the best games on the console.

Games based on popular anime licenses sometimes had enough money put into them to result in a good game: Sailor Moon: Another Story (http://www.romhacking.net/translations/4654/) is well regarded, as is the SNES Magic Knight Rayearth game (http://www.romhacking.net/translations/387/) (though the translation patch is oooold and I haven't played it personally, so I don't know how it holds up). A lesser-known title is Eien no Filena (http://www.romhacking.net/translations/761/), which is actually based on a novel series IIRC. It's not as as good a game, but beggars can't be choosers.

Unfortunately, a lot of older games with female protagonists are "bishoujo games" that are just trying to use sex appeal to entice men into buying mediocre-to-bad games, which I don't much care for. Though if that's what you're looking for, you've certainly got more options...
Title: Re: please can you recommend me a rpg on this site that has female protagonist
Post by: Cristal on July 05, 2020, 05:55:37 pm
Nobody mentioned Phantasy Star yet, so...

By far one of the best SMS games.
Title: Re: please can you recommend me a rpg on this site that has female protagonist
Post by: Spooniest on July 05, 2020, 08:51:51 pm
Nobody mentioned Phantasy Star yet, so...

By far one of the best SMS games.

I was about to!

Final Fantasy VI has Terra, but it also has a sort of de-centralized narrative that doesn't technically highlight any one character as the protagonist. The game does begin with her, at any rate, but as for which FF6 romhack you ought to play...

(https://i.imgur.com/tNrz6uUt.png)
Title: Re: please can you recommend me a rpg on this site that has female protagonist
Post by: SleepyFist on July 06, 2020, 08:27:23 am
Not on this site, or even roms for that matter, but OP might consider checking out Ara Fell which is a pretty good rpg with a female protagonist, also CrossCode comes out on Switch soon and looks to be an extremely promising ARPG hybrid, also with a female MC.
Title: Re: please can you recommend me a rpg on this site that has female protagonist
Post by: MathUser2929 on July 06, 2020, 09:35:29 am
Theres a couple nes hacks. Theres one hack that changes mario into pauline in donkey kong on nes. Theres one that changes link to zelda.
Title: Re: please can you recommend me a rpg on this site that has female protagonist
Post by: FlashPV on July 06, 2020, 01:28:11 pm
Filena: http://www.romhacking.net/translations/761/
Satsu is working on a new revision but it's still playable.
Title: Re: please can you recommend me a rpg on this site that has female protagonist
Post by: CO_Andy on July 06, 2020, 03:59:08 pm
Mystic Ark
Energy Breaker
Linkle Liver Story
Romancing Saga
Seiken Densetsu 3

The Slayers RPG was pretty mediocre. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who isn't a fan of the series.
Title: Re: please can you recommend me a rpg on this site that has female protagonist
Post by: Badseed on July 26, 2020, 04:56:22 pm
Arabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei Ou
Great SNES RPG. It's Japan only, but there is a translation here on this site.
Title: Re: please can you recommend me a rpg on this site that has female protagonist
Post by: Vanya on July 28, 2020, 01:13:52 am
I instantly thought of Final Fantasy VI.
While it does have an ensemble cast, arguably the focus of the plot in each half of the game is clearly two prominent female characters.
Title: Re: please can you recommend me a rpg on this site that has female protagonist
Post by: aqualung on August 02, 2020, 06:52:20 pm
Legend of the Ghost Lion, Walkyrie no Bouken.
Title: Re: please can you recommend me a rpg on this site that has female protagonist
Post by: Malias on August 03, 2020, 09:06:18 pm
More recently, there's been Child of Light and Indivisible.