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Best 3DS JRPG Video Games | Top Japanese RPGs

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Ranking the 15 top-rated Japanese roleplaying games on the Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming console; plus 10 honorable mentions. Get the best 3DS JRPGs by clicking the links below: Fire Emblem Awakening ($39.99) https://goo.gl/TldNgL Pokemon X & Y ($39.99) https://goo.gl/oMst1b Bravely Default: Flying Fairy ($39.99) https://goo.gl/uxCDSf Bravely Second: End Layer ($39.99) https://goo.gl/s7IIm4 Xenoblade Chronicles 3D ($39.99) https://goo.gl/J0Q0Bb Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate ($39.99) https://goo.gl/0p1yXM Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire ($39.99) https://goo.gl/QyDxv9 Shin Megami Tensei IV ($19.99) https://goo.gl/NlxzDz Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan ($29.99) https://goo.gl/0T749y Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth ($39.99) https://goo.gl/hQsnwm Rune Factory 4 ($39.99) https://goo.gl/hkX213 DRAGON QUEST VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past ($39.99) https://goo.gl/9uic0M YO-KAI WATCH ($39.99) https://goo.gl/3VF767 Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance ($29.99) https://goo.gl/LhHGGH Stella Glow ($49.99) https://goo.gl/oUEJl7 Fantasy Life ($39.99) https://goo.gl/KEK52q This ranking of the best JRPGs on the Nintendo 3DS is based on the playscore, a 1 to 10 scoring system that averages critic and gamer reviews. whatoplay updates you with the latest, the most anticipated and the best PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, iOS and Android video games today. Subscribe now at https://www.youtube.com/user/whatoplaychannel Discover and Share your video game choices at https://whatoplay.com. Connect with other whatoplay followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ - https://www.facebook.com/whatoplay - https://www.twitter.com/whatoplay - https://instagram.com/whatoplay - https://plus.google.com/100536220375867144593/.
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Zero Amethyst (25 days ago)
me during the entire time *SPOILERS ALERT*
MΛRBLΞBUST (2 months ago)
No radiant historia?
whatoplay (2 months ago)
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology just missed this list with a Playscore of 8.47. You can read more about it here: https://whatoplay.com/3ds/radiant-historia-perfect-chronology/
Chill With Xavier (3 months ago)
Yassss corrin
Bella frausto (3 months ago)
I’m thinking about getting fire emblem awakening, but have never played the other games, should I buy it?
IeFrenchGuy (3 months ago)
Bella frausto yeah go ahead it’s really worth it! Don’t forget to play on normal and not casual, really gives the game a true challenge.
The True Alpharius (3 months ago)
"Choose from two genders", well, thats all there are
Luchiop (4 months ago)
how a series with a plot like kingdom hearts got so big is beyond me... you get disney and FF, how can you f... that up so bad?. such a mess
Danni Felix (4 months ago)
I really want a Dragon Quest game, but this list says 7 and another one said 8! Which should I get, Dragon Quest 7 or 8?
pancho villa (4 months ago)
What about pokemon ultra sun and moon
The TwistedToast (5 months ago)
Choose from 2 genders?!
Hylian Fell Dragon (4 months ago)
*can you n o t?*
Malurek (5 months ago)
Chronus arc
Ugly goku (5 months ago)
6:55 shin megami tensie
Master Yoshi (5 months ago)
I also feel Stella Glow should have gotten a 9 or higher. I say it should have been number one on this list. It may be the best RPG ever made!
Cyrus K (5 months ago)
Just play all the Trails games on PC if you want quality JRPGs.
Arcus Lux (5 months ago)
Jekfo (5 months ago)
Ffs seriosly why is Neptunia so underrated? One of the best games I have played!
Don b (5 months ago)
I've never understood the fire emblem fanboyism. The stories are just meh.
Hylian Fell Dragon (4 months ago)
Don b Have you ever played the Judral and Tellius Fire Emblem games?
literally dead (6 months ago)
I've seen Stella Glow on the shelves multiple times now and everytime I NEARLY bought it because my favorite artist (Ideolo) illustrated the box art.
TronRaz1014 (6 months ago)
Te amo
WhiteFlame109 (6 months ago)
Ahh, Fantasy Life is my all-time favourite game
MilesoftheMasterRace (6 months ago)
3:58 "The addition of class systems can transform your character into various specializations for added pleasure." What? That doesn't even sound human.
Hoi Llama (6 months ago)
so happy someone acknowledged Rune Factory. To me, that game is #1
Kleidus (6 months ago)
Anyone know what game the thumbnail is from?
Arcanua the Red Mage (7 months ago)
"3 Atlas games in a row!?" Well yeah Atlas are gods of handheld gaming. x3 Xenoblade Chronicles btw has NOTHING to do with the Xenogears and Xenosaga games, nothing past the word Xeno, and the fact that Monolith was involved.
j0nnyism (7 months ago)
Like ur videos. A word of advice. Please place an epilepsy warning on this video as there are flashing bright images. Thankyou
whatoplay (7 months ago)
Thank you! We'll make sure to do that on our next videos :)
Kashyl (7 months ago)
It says Shin Megami Tensie but isn't it Tensei?
Son Dragneel (7 months ago)
The 3ds is definitely in no shortage of high quality RPG's, Western or Japanese
LeeLemon008 (8 months ago)
Monster Hunter is a jrpg now...?
Luigi Aprea (8 months ago)
ALL WRONG. The best JRPG for the 3DS is Find Mii 2 of course!
Plague Seeker (8 months ago)
"Yokai or monsters" nigga wtf
Mariano z Mota (8 months ago)
Stella Glow!!
Jonathan Mills (9 months ago)
My Favorite RPG on the 3ds are Bravely Sncond End Layer Bravely Default Fire Emblem Fates Conquest Young Justice Puzzle Dragon z Ect
DrCrazyEvil (9 months ago)
I feel like Tales of the abyss is way too underrated and im sad its not in here ;( the 3ds remake is awesome
Aliya Al-Anane/Plech (10 months ago)
Okay Xenoblade is in my eyes first followed by bravely default and after that comes fire emblem
jose mojica (10 months ago)
Please someone help I'm torn between PS vita or 3ds I like both but I don't which one to get I love jrpg and both have good games please any options facts or just truth bout both would be helpful
ryuzaki (10 months ago)
where is my Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode ???
tomas ferreira (10 months ago)
Porque el titulo esta en español si el vídeo esta en ingles :'(
佐藤thousand (10 months ago)
Herbert Ortiz (10 months ago)
I’d put Sun and Moon over X & Y
FearLess (11 months ago)
thanks for the video i played SMT nocturne and dds1 & dds2 i need game like those any sugg
Erebos Mikaboshi (11 months ago)
LORDFUBU (11 months ago)
Akemi N (11 months ago)
RUNE FACTORY 4 IS THE BEST GAME EVER ! thanks for including it
animegirl16091 (1 year ago)
To be honest i dont like fire emblem its not the best rpg in my opinion. and i dont like the gameplay at all.
Lord Ice (1 year ago)
You screwed up the little amount of plot mentioned for Dragon Quest VII. Those "mysterious" islands were disconnected from the way rod in the past and you go into the past to save them. BTW, I love Awakening and Fates, but if we're talking about legit JRPG's and just all the time, Bravely Default is better.
Como un juego tan malo como Pokémon X e Y puede estar en segundo lugar
Relax Music (1 year ago)
Fire Emblem Fates and Awakening are great Echoes is good. I want another one already. Or put sacred stones on the virtual console for 3ds and the one with Lyn.
Jesse 232 (1 year ago)
10. Fantasy life9. Pokemon sun/moon8. Yo kai watch7. Pikmen 3d6. Mario tennis 5. MetroidYoure welcome.
Jugo (1 year ago)
*Shows Tales of image when talking about Etrian Oddysey* *Wrote Tensie instead of Tensei. 3 times* I think they're doing it on purpose
Aksonjkghkh (1 year ago)
No more good RPG`s except MonHun? Feel the poverty of Nintendo.
DJ Awesome325 (1 year ago)
Yay finally fantasy life shows up somewhere
john tucker (1 year ago)
i would not consider pokemon games as a jrpg.
Vincent Paul (1 year ago)
6:09 thats milla from tales of xilla. you cant fool me.
thesvc2006 (1 year ago)
Jonathan Nguyen (1 year ago)
monster hunter 4 is so overrated. most confusing game ever. getting the new 2ds xl stirctly for FE series unless anyone else have any games for me to try out. might get bravely default series too.
Linus Karlsson (1 year ago)
You had to put kingdom hearts at 13 x)
godammit nintendo.. why they didnt port those games for psp most of those games looks like jrpgs that released for psp..
Synbious (1 year ago)
Thank fuck Pokemon wasn't #1
K-Rez (1 year ago)
There's no reason to buy Dream Drop Distance on the 3DS
ღMarx-kun Kasaiღ (1 year ago)
6:57 Too much water, right? RIGHT?! 😡
Bravely Default is LIFEEE
Xdye (1 year ago)
"Choose between two genders." Triggered.
Tanner Pritchett (11 months ago)
LordSirChipmunk scrolled down to make this exact comment u beat me to it 😂👍
Eisai Haramasukoi (1 year ago)
i see bare footed waifu, I click
The Unknown (1 year ago)
Fire Emblem is awesome but i prefer pokemon X&Y
thousandyoung (1 year ago)
I can't stand this shitty graphics and almost all games are for small children, too simple and lots of shovelware. If not for Shin Megami Tensei, Fire Emblem and Monster Hunter i'd kill myself.
Nadia Tu (1 year ago)
one doesn't usually go around catching digimon though =T
Alan Valdivia (1 year ago)
I really don't understand why Pokémon or Yokai Watch are in the top, they're the for kids, the difficult is also for kids (and Pokémon XY is the worst pokémon game, that difficult was for retarded kids), and the story in both of them isn't the great thing, even Digimon has better games from my point of view, Digimon World Re:Digiize Decode, Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth, etc, (obviously, that games are nothing compared to Fire Emblem, Monster Hunter, Persona). Welll, the point is that I can't understand why Pokémon and Yokai Watch are in the top
Mr.Roguec (1 year ago)
just completed fire emblem awakening for the 2nd time :3
Ahmad Rozak (1 year ago)
too bad the title is indonesian but, there is no sub/cc for bahasa
Blue Joy-Con CC (1 year ago)
called it fire emblem!!!!!!!!!!
SonicSpeed (1 year ago)
"there's no denying that fire emblem awakening is the best jrpg to come out on the 3ds" LOL!
souta (1 year ago)
i love kingdom hearts but dream drop distance was garbage...
red robs (1 year ago)
i was waiting for fire emblem
EuroFight 38 (1 year ago)
Dark fon Fabre (1 year ago)
EuroFighter 380 *And* for the Wii :()
Azura The Songstress (1 year ago)
Fire emblem is mah life literally
Azura The Songstress (1 year ago)
And lucina is mah daughter
Jo Al (1 year ago)
I'd love a Bravely Default-style game without the chibi character design.
Miguel Faican (1 year ago)
whi is better fire emblem echoes shadow of valentia or dragon quest VIII ???
Frei Francheise (1 year ago)
lol pokemon is better than monster hunter what a joke
Dazai das Dorga (1 year ago)
Glad to see Inazuma Eleven :) Wildfire/Neppuu is in fact one of my fave versions.
Myfredo (1 year ago)
monster hunter is not a JRPG its an action game
ALUCARD (1 year ago)
Myfredo wrong. it's a jrpg, it has rpg elements.
Zoomin (1 year ago)
i remember the kindom hearts game for the ds i beat the last level with 1 hp bc my game glitched
Alexander Vladimir (1 year ago)
Need new Golden Sun game :(
Marlfox (1 year ago)
yes baby
gharib game العب (1 year ago)
💔Pit💔 لماذا
Kosteri x (1 year ago)
played FL for over 100 hours. Stella is on my bucket list. RF same. BD is ok. Shame the voiceover has no idea what he is talking about. Monster hunter is not playable without a new handheld. Same for xeno.
xvc00 (1 year ago)
6:07 is that millia from tales of xillia?
alberto cerrone (1 year ago)
why every one love fire emblem? for me is really annoying and bad gameplay...fe heroes is better that 3ds..cause for me is mor a mobile game when u are doing poop.not more.cause is annoying ..and i like tacticts game
daze3x (1 year ago)
tales of the abyss didnt make it?
whatoplay (1 year ago)
At the moment, Tales of the Abyss has a PlayScore of *8.00*.
Dynamom (1 year ago)
Andre Zabala (1 year ago)
monster hunter ain't rpg.
ALUCARD (1 year ago)
andre zabala yes it is. there is exp, food, potions, inventory and etc. everything that a jrpg has.
Troy24 (1 year ago)
Anyone else watching all these "best 3ds game videos" to help you fill your 3ds with games using freeshop :)
Death Angel (1 month ago)
Troy24 not anymore, lol
Berk Can (1 year ago)
Fire Emblem and Pokemon are both really have amazing wind about them, IDK why :)
yotam braunshtein (1 year ago)
where is dq8
TV Screen (1 year ago)
I cannot say Monster Hunter is an jrpg though...
Kokaioh99 (1 year ago)
6:08 But, that's the girl from Tales of Xillia, right?
Kokaioh99 (1 year ago)
Wow, you guys are attentious! I love your videos, btw!
whatoplay (1 year ago)
You're correct, we apologize for this error.
KingShoter007 (1 year ago)
Etrian Odyssey III: The DrowneD City. Forgot the D. Oh wait...
Andreas Roland (1 year ago)
I really hated the ending/end chapters of Bravely Default and some of the cringy dialouge. What do you guys think?
Ella T Grasso (1 year ago)
may i ask what was your reasoning for the differences in score for the pokemon versions? like why is Omega Ruby .1. better then Alpha Sapphire? and why is Y .03 better then X?
tulips4cho (1 year ago)
tulips4cho (1 year ago)
YO KAI WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
matrixlone (1 year ago)
3ds always has great rpgs..
justin chillin (1 year ago)
shin megami iv apocalypse?
whatoplay (1 year ago)
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse was mentioned on the same series list at 6:56 minute mark.
lil_0xygen (1 year ago)
10:56 that's the first Project X Zone

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