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Submitted by nhales80 628d ago | opinion piece

Editorial: The many faces of the RPG

JRPGs and WRPGs share many common themes but ultimately end up being very different in form. Anton Wegenast and Nate Hales discuss the similarities and differences. (Culture)

Cusmar350  +   628d ago
It's interesting to think how two very different strands emerged in two different places.
thequadskater  +   628d ago
As much as I love JRPGs,I think I'm starting to like Western RPGs a little more. In a RPG I like character customization (appearance, gender)and there isn't a lot of that in JRPGs. I love them both though!
CLOUD1983  +   627d ago
There was a time many years ago that really gr8 WRPGs keep on coming year after year best example is the Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale & Torment titles but those times r long past, although a gr8 come back is going to happen probably next year when the No1 KICKSTARTER founded game ever ( http://www.kickstarter.com/... ) is going to be released & not only as we have a new pleasant surprise the last 2 days ( http://www.kickstarter.com/... ).

But other than few exceptions WRPGs was driving me away for the same reasons every1 read in the article, because the story most of the times is all over the place the main char & every other char u meet in game is bland, boring, uninteresting or/& forgettable.

With few words every thing that make me to keep my distance from WRPGs the last years keep me coming for more on JRPGs because if u make some research & pick one of the countless JRPG gems who exist out there u will pulled & absorbed into the game's story much more compared to watching or read some movie, book, novel etc

JRPGs r all about the characters & the story this is what make all the classic JRPGs so adored & unforgettable in the eyes, minds & hearts of the fans, for many ppl the first time they play their favorite JRPG was probably the gr8est memory they have ever experience in their whole life, that's how strong the experience can be, how strong impact a game can have for their whole life after & that's why I love JRPGs so much, no other type of games can make me feel so strong emotions & have such a sweet memories playing them.
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