JRPGs may not be as popular as before, but there is still a handful of games that have an amazing story and traditional turn-based gameplay. Several developers are also starting to port their game to mobile platforms, such as iOS and Android. This list has some amazing JRPGs that can take hours and hours of game time to finish. Make sure to ready your charger or power bank if you plan on playing these games!
1) Final Fantasy IX
There are a lot of classic Final Fantasy games in the App Store, but Final Fantasy IX is just one of the best-looking ports in the mobile. It is a port from the original PSX. However, it also has upgraded visuals, which is very evident in the character designs. If you have never played this game on any platform, this is the right time to do so because it is rich in detail and story. The cutscenes are amazing and the soundtrack is just beautiful.
2) RPG Revenant Dogma
Revenant Dogma is a mix of classical and modern JRPGs. It also features a rich storyline with dynamic 3D battles. Not only that, it has some unique features that make it stand out among other JRPGs in iOS. Characters can transform based on their classes, and these transformations can give them buffs and skills. Weapons are fully customizable and you can disassemble them to be a part of another weapon.
3) Mobius Final Fantasy
Mobius Final Fantasy is a modern Final Fantasy game that is developed for the mobile platform such as Android and iOS. It has amazing visuals and good enough story, although the English version does not have the complete story yet (regularly being patched within the game). If you are only a mobile gamer, then this game is built for you since it features a gameplay mechanic that is seen in most mobile games.
It is a re-imagining of the Final Fantasy I as your character will be the Warrior of Light.
4) FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is a collaboration between Square Enix and Alim, the developer of Brave Frontier. Some of the gameplay mechanics are borrowed from Brave Frontier, but the game also has the typical Final Fantasy flavors in the mix like the esper summoning. Not only that, you can actually recruit classic Final Fantasy characters such as Vivi, Kefka, and even Noctis!
If you are a fan of Brave Frontier and Final Fantasy games, this is going to be a must-download for you!