Over millions of years, there have been many ages – war, gods, and future to name a few. Each of these was infinitely less exciting than the current Animation Age! In this RPG-esque existence, becoming stronger is paramount to one's survival and leveling up is a must. From pacifists to news casting, from fishing woes to love advice, there’s nothing the Animation Age can’t show or teach us about life in a game world! Armed with healing spells, changes of clothes and plenty of summoned familiars, the characters of Master of Epic will do what it takes to level up and live to fight another day!
In a world known as Soul Shell, floating islands are mankind’s only protection against falling into oblivion. The power of the song is able to heal wounds and create miracles; a power that the young Aurica can’t seem to master. After his ship crashes, Aurica finds herself in the company of Lyner, a fighter who desperately needs to return to what’s left of the sky. Together, the duo set out to find an engineer who can repair Lyner’s ship; but monsters are afoot! With shifty engineers and fire-breathing beasts in their way, can the two manage to stay alive?
Though not nearly as comedic as Master of Epic, Ar Tonelico also takes place in a rich fantasy RPG world full of interesting characters. If you don't care quite so much about the comedy, check out Ar Tonelico as well.
What do you do when the Emperor of Japan has been replaced with... an alien from Planet Octopus?! From intense motorcycle races to crazy machine inventors from Holland, from sea voyages to battles about emo trading cards, there's never a dull moment in the life of the bizarre. Join an eclectic cast as they are visited by a Ramen Fairy, are reincarnated over and over, solve cases like detective pros, and overall have a laughably ridiculous time!
Master of Epic is a spazzy and random look at an RPG world, while Gag Manga Biyori is just spazzy and random. Thus, if you liked one, you'd probably like the other. As a note, I know there are a lot of random titles out there, but these two in particular have an exceptionally similar feel. Just try it out!
The lupine detective Usami-chan is back, and ready for her next cases! Unfortunately, they all involve a perverted bear who steals socks and can’t keep his pants on, but who cares?! Meanwhile, a father-son pair can’t wait for a female tutor to arrive at their humble home, but keep getting tricked night and night again; the offer of a housewarming gift goes terribly wrong when it is discovered to be only rocks and grass; and plenty of other wacky antics abound!
Master of Epic is a spazzy and random look at an RPG world, while Gag Manga Biyori 2 (like the first GMB) is just spazzy and random. Thus, if you liked one, you'd probably like the other. As a note, I know there are a lot of random titles out there, but these two in particular have an exceptionally similar feel. Just try it out!
Ten years ago, Victoria Island's protector of peace and order, the World Tree, was destroyed, and humans were given the blame. Because of the tree's destruction, each of the five races - warriors, archers, magicians, thieves, and humans - moved to Maple Island, and have been enemies with each other ever since. Al is a young human who wants nothing more than to train and become stronger, and to do so, he disguises himself as a non-human to interact with the other races and learn their trades. Along with the snobbish magician Nina, Al will continue his training and search for adventures along the way; but one question remains: why are the evil Zakuns, as well as the other races, trying to find the seeds of the World Tree which were scattered across the land?
Master of Epic and Maple Story are two comical looks at an RPG world, with plenty of inside jokes and cute monsters to deal with. If you want another RPG title with plenty of randomness, these will be great for you!
Roan and Yuufa are two travelers in the world of Ragnarok, a place filled with magic, swordsmanship, quests, and of course, Porings! Armed with plenty of spells and potions, the two set off on a journey to find fame and fortune with newfound friends Maya the item-seller, and Takius, a mage who is determined to find the "truth". But with so many harrowing adventures ahead of them, will there be enough heal spells to go around?!
While Ragnarok has somewhat more of a plot than Master of Epic, both are comedic and wacky romps through the world of an RPG. I preferred Ragnarok to MoE, but if you liked one, you'd probably like the other!