Submitted by Pozzle 1138d ago | opinion piece

JRPGs need to evolve or die

GB writes: Someone needs to have a stern word with today’s Japanese role playing game makers. The thing is, the people who play traditional Role Playing Games are the same people who played them at the height of their popularity, two generations ago. People like nostalgia, but the haze of time makes us remember things with rose-tinted glasses. I was a big fan of the JRPG in the PlayStation era, and I have been hoping that they could one day be returned to the lofty heights of their glory days. All they need to do is update the old formula for a modern audience, much like the recent Fallout games updated an old series for a new generation of battle-worn gamers. (Culture, Final Fantasy VII, Suikoden)

False-Patriot  +   1138d ago
I don't know about JRPGs, but GamingBolt need to die, that's for sure. This article is so stupid, I don't know how I finished reading it.
#1 (Edited 1138d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(3) | Report | Reply
Godmars290  +   1138d ago
This console gen didn't need to be so resource heavy, profit driven and focused on FPS mechanics. Companies like Atlus ans NIS that have come out positively by keeping to their small fandom, keep to the PS1 level gaming that they knew until they felt ready to move on, where Square went too big and forgot themselves.
Chrono  +   1138d ago
Nope, they're good the way they are.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Learn interesting facts in new QI mobile game Qiktionary

18m ago - The QI Elves have brought a new game to iOS | iPhone

Illaoi, the Kraken Priestess Gets Own Browser Game As Riot Releases New League of Legends Champion

4h ago - Illaoi gets a promotional browser-based game to celebrate the newest Champion's release. | PC

Win the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Boxset!!

Now - Join us on FIlmwatch to find out how you could win the much anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Boxset on Blu-ray. | Promoted post

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden 3DS Review | Modojo

4h ago - Modojo: Dragon Ball Z is great for several things: Tons of action, memorable characters, and more... | 3DS

Family Fishing is an immediate gratification master

6h ago - Michibiku's Jenni Lada writes, "There are games that make you work for every little thing, be it... | 3DS

Norn9: Var Commons Review | PressA2Join

6h ago - Peter writes "The flow of visual novel titles keeps running as Japan continues dishing them out t... | PS Vita