Submitted by tiffac008 1092d ago | opinion piece

It’s Time For Japanese Developers To Stop Hoarding Their RPGs

Kotaku: When I think about all the role-playing games released in Japan that never make their way to U.S. shores, I like to picture a snarling dragon sitting atop a pile of game cartridges, spitting fire at anyone who comes within breathing distance. (3DS, Nintendo DS, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)

miyamoto  +   1092d ago
Don't Just Blame Japan, Kroptaku
It's a good thing I find many ways to play my JRPG in whatever means necessary, so I don't feel denied, right Nintendo of America?


Demon's Soul, Sony?

Black Rock Shooter English Version coming to PSN & PSP.
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Catoplepas  +   1092d ago
Between companies like NIS, Atlus, Sony, Namco and X-Seed, there aren't actually many titles that don't make it west nowadays.

The wait can be excruciating, sure, but now certain companies have seen the sense to localize their products (or pass them off to people that will) there aren't massive dependencies.
Baka-akaB  +   1092d ago
The prob is more that , every month that fly by for unreleased titles , the unlikelihood of it getting a western release is stronger

Take even a big jrpg serie like "Tales of" we've already skipped 6 games (including three remakes) from the main series alone since the ps2 days .

Unless by some luck , mobile and tablet gaming suddenly become worth something and see those games , it's game we'll never see officially released by now , as we've moved to other machines and tech standards .
3-4-5  +   1092d ago
There are like 20 each year that don't make it. And a lot of those are the ones we would rather play.

It's not like they are holding back the trash. Some of the games we will never see are some of the best of the best.
tiffac008  +   1092d ago
I'm still waiting on .Hack//Link (PSP), Valkyria Chronicles 3 (PSP), Tales of Innocence: R (Vita), Tales of Heart (DS), FF Type-0 (PSP), Tales of Vesperia (PS3 ver) just to name a few. T_T
HammadTheBeast  +   1092d ago
Type O better come on vita as well. I played the Japanese version on my PSP, and it was amazing, but sadly, my PSP has moved on to join the PS1 in the sky...
Wigriff  +   1092d ago
It broke my heart that I had to find a rare-ish used copy of Tales of Vesperia for 360, instead of being able to purchase its far superior PS3 counterpart. :(
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LiquidSword93  +   1092d ago
I'd rather some rpgs were never ported at all. When DQ8 was ported to pal (cos I'm in Australia) it was god damn awful. I was AND STILL AM super pissed. Graphics went from a 9 to a 3 :(
sdozzo  +   1092d ago
All games should be available everywhere with different language subtitles. Boom.

Let the gamers decide.
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Protagonist  +   1092d ago
I dont know why any gamer should disagree with that statement.
tiffac008  +   1092d ago
Its alright bro, not everyone likes what we like and vice versa. Don't let the disagrees affect you, its just how it is. ^^

@rpglood (below)

Although you are right that a lot of JRPGs are still being released today. There are some good titles that actually have a fanbase out west, that ain't seeing the light of day outside the Land of the Rising Sun and that makes me sad. :(
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b_one  +   1092d ago
japan devs could place thier creativity elswhere, tokyo jungle is a hit for me ;)
and jrpgs are always the same... they are good, perfect, but same over and over ;)
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doogiebear  +   1091d ago
U obviously have not played the Shin Megami Tensei and Persona games...
supremacy  +   1092d ago
Its time for American developers to stop hoarding their shooters. Everything i hear about the japanese gaming industry is bad on these sites. Its almost as if they want them to fail or be irrelivent.

The japanese are among the most creative and talented in the industry,i personally preferred a 60hour rpg than a 8 hour shooter with a bunch of broken patches.
t0mmyb0y  +   1092d ago
Walks into Japan. "No RPG fo you. You leave now."
prototypeknuckles  +   1092d ago
what do you expect they dont sell over here and thats because they arent mainstream, and arent another third or first person shooter, its really sad cause those jrpgs look great
ShaunCameron  +   1092d ago
As in there isn't much of a demand for them, Final Fantasy aside. Western RPG's are what's hot now.
rpglood   1092d ago | Spam
DOMination-  +   1091d ago
Western RPGs have really moved forward this gen. To the point where JRPGs try and copy them. Badly.
Romudeth  +   1092d ago
Maybe these companies would bring over more of their JRPGs if western journalists would stop crapping all over them.
Wigriff  +   1092d ago
They don't receive real solid sales over here, so porting JRPGs in the US is a bit of a financial gamble. Part of that IS attributed to gaming journalists reviews. Some negative reviews of JRPGs are fair, while some I feel are just reviews by people who don't like, or don't understand the genre.
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Greyslash  +   1092d ago
JRPGs are the only type of game I buy on day one now, because I know I will gt my money's worth and they will last me a while.
rpglood   1092d ago | Spam
ajax17  +   1092d ago
They can hoard all they like. I'll stick with my western RPG's. Fallout and Mass Effect are all I need.
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CLOUD1983  +   1091d ago
That's exactly how I feel this guy express the disappointment of all non-Japanese JRPG fans all over the world.

There is so many amazing JRPGs we haven't hear anything about some localization project yet & we will probably never have the opportunity to play them & that make me so angry & sad at the same time.

I'm still w8ing to hear news about an English version of the new Suikoden for the PSP btw & still nothing wtf they r doing seriously ~.~
Max-Zorin  +   1091d ago
I would love to see another Shadow Hearts. Unfortunately it won't happen seeing how overlooked the game was.

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