Submitted by Arai 865d ago | opinion piece

Does PS4 need more traditional RPGs?

Team OPM debate whether there’s a place for next-gen role-players. Should classic RPGs fade away or could PS4′s new tricks be somewhere they should flourish and enjoy a renaissance. (Culture, PS4)

NateCole  +   865d ago
We need more RPG of any kind.
Pyrrhus  +   865d ago
If only we could have 1 rpg for every shooter....
Gamesgbkiller  +   865d ago
I want Persona 5 Atlus.
Neixus  +   865d ago
we could use more western RPGs, games like dragon's dogma and demon soul's
rhap  +   865d ago
No, we couldn't.
TopDudeMan  +   865d ago
Uh, demon's souls and dragons dogma are both japan-made.
MariaHelFutura  +   865d ago
Yes, they are.
Neixus  +   865d ago
i know, but they're catered for western people. and what's wrong with those games? DD and demon's souls are both games that focusing on gameplay, in comparison to skyrim for example.
Those games got the best combat in the RPG genre
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TopDudeMan  +   865d ago
Yeah, I agree, they're both excellent games, but I was just pointing out that if they're made in Japan, they are JRPGs.
dafegamer  +   865d ago
Kinda Ironic, since Dragon's Dogma and Demon's Souls are made by Japanese Developers
Neixus  +   865d ago
the term JRPG doesn't mean where the game come from,jeez.

JRPGs = aka final fantasy, turn based combat.

Western RPG = Real time combat, more focus on action.
dafegamer  +   865d ago
nope: JRPG= Japanese Role playing game
WRPG= Western Role playing game

Dragons Dogma and Demons Souls arent western role playing games, since they were made by japanese developers
edit: Monster Hunter is a jrpg and also has real time combat, so I dont get your point
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rainslacker  +   865d ago
Can't we have more of both? I like both.:)
chestnut1122  +   865d ago
Final fantasy Should Be back to it's former Glory. get Rid of FF 13 etc etc. Sony and release the God Damn FF versus 13.

FF 12 >>>>>>> FF 13.

Persona 5 and Dragon Quest would be a pretty Sweet Deal for the PS4 :)
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Pyrrhus  +   865d ago
Yea rename Versus to 15 (imo), then quickly get LR out of the gate so they can wash their hands off of the 13 franchise.
RiPPn  +   865d ago
Localize all the "Tales" games please!!!
wishingW3L  +   865d ago
only Nino Kuni and FF13 has sold well, that's why there aren't many of them on consoles anymore. Jrpg's these days are just as bad as current anime because they only cater to moe fans and that stuff is not very popular with western gamers. So people only buy stuff like Demon's Souls which is not traditional in a Japanese kind of way.

I wish we'd get more games like FF6-7 and Xenogears in the sense that the story is a bit serious and the art-style is not just suggestive themes with girls on mini-skirts like: the new Atelier, the new Tales games or that new TLoH: Trails in the Flash... Final Fantasy Vesus is all I care about and that game's vaporware, and where's Persona 5? Catherine was good but not a Jrpg. Valkyria Chronicles was good but Sega killed it (not traditional though).
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chestnut1122  +   865d ago
Don't mess with Atlus baby, They're Great. Just saying. You should Play a lot of Shin Megami Tensei games ;)
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Nate-Dog  +   865d ago
No we need less of everything. I hate having choice.
DragonKnight  +   865d ago
*Voice of merchant from Disney Aladdin movie*

My friend, did I just hear you say you are tired of having choice? Then do I have the product for you.

*Points at table*

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SolidGear3  +   865d ago
jazzking2001  +   865d ago
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extermin8or  +   865d ago
They haven't announced games yet, give them a chance- this article might be better after release if there aren't loads of RPG's :p
j-blaze  +   865d ago
DEFINITELY! one of the reasons i hate Sony this gen is their lack of support to Japanese gaming..they just didn't care, wasting millions on making overrated games like uncharted, Killzone, MAG, GoW...they didn't even bother to publish NNK or Demon's Souls
we need JRPGs and more Japanese games in general, SCEJ studio is doing great job but that's not enough, buy or form a new Japanese studio that can make awesome AAA games Sony!

edit: it seems no one understands what i said :(
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RiPPn  +   865d ago
They did better than Microsoft on the JRPG front. In fact Microsoft hasn't released a non multi-plat JRPG in over 3 years, while Sony has released one quite recently and more coming down the pipe, also they released more overall on the PS3. Truth is JRPGs moved to handhelds, so if you're a JRPG fan you're playing them on PSP, Vita, DS, 3DS, and even mobile devices (sadly).
Pyrrhus  +   865d ago
Predominantly because those JRPG's are made based off the PS3 to be released in Japan before they are localised.

I want to feel sorry for MS, but I cant having enjoyed the genre on my PS3.
Inception  +   865d ago
Sony don't support japanese gaming? The last time i checked Gravity Rush, Valkyria Chronicles, Disgaea, Siren, Demon's Souls, Echochrome, Soul Sacrifice, Freedom Wars, Tales of Xillia, etc are from japanese devs and exclusive to sony platform. So i don't understand where the hell you get the idea of sony doesn't support japanese gaming, just because they don't publish Ni no Kuni or Demon's Souls in the west.

And Sony isn't only about japan. Uncharted, MAG, KZ, and GoW are for gamers outside japan who don't like RPG. You know, just like all this years when Sony catered for all type of gamers.
DigitalRaptor  +   865d ago
Don't listen to the Japan fanboy. He thinks that there should be an overwhelming number of Japanese games rather than western games which he think are overrated (of course he does).

He says he hates Sony this gen for this reason, but he's praised Microsoft more than he has Sony. Double Standards really, when Microsoft have done little to nothing for Japanese games.

Nothing j-blaze says is factual OR logical.
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r21  +   865d ago
I want more PS exclusive JRPGs like Rouge Galaxy, Dark Cloud and Radiata Stories for the PS4 please :)
rextraordinaire  +   865d ago
Radiata Story, this game was awesome. Too bad it flew under the radar.
r21  +   865d ago
If you havent played it, you should. God damn was the game amazing. Day/night cycles, fun battle mechanics, different ways of gaining allies with different requirements. Oh and all NPCs had their own daily routine. One of the best PS2 games ever :)
Dogswithguns  +   865d ago
Yes.. lots of them.
panbit86  +   865d ago
twinspectre  +   865d ago
we need more kind of games
CynicalKelly  +   865d ago
I love a good RPG but very little appeal to me of late. I would like a good ol fashioned Turn Based RPG.

Heck, ditch the voice acting if need be, I haven't enjoyed that many RPG's of late.
Heisenburger  +   865d ago
That's one of my favorite aspects of Persona 4 Golden.

You can set your teammates tactics in battle. One of which puts you in complete control of the entire party.

Good, old-fashioned turn based battles.

Such a fun and creative battle system imo.
Bhuahahaha  +   865d ago
lol hell yeah thats the only reason i bought a ps3
CLOUD1983  +   865d ago
The best thing SONY can do to redeem it self for all the pain & sorrow cause the hardcore JRPG fans from PS1/PS2 who buy a PS3 with the hope to play countless AAA JRPGs like the good old days & they couldn't find 1 good game to play is to create a new studio with the next generation with the sole purpose to pump triple A quality JRPGs in the market, & they can start with Legend of Dragoon 2! come on SONY do that sometime before my generation die, thousands of fans beg for it for 4ever now.. & after that continue with Legaia 3, that's what they must do to make me believe again that PS4 will bring the glorious days back.
rextraordinaire  +   865d ago
Plenty of classic RPGs need to be made still.

Some series went missing in action and it's a shame, like Valkyrie Profile (When are we gonna get Valkyrie Profile 3: Hrist? Come on Tri-Ace!), Breath of Fire, Lufia.

I'd enjoy a new Star Ocean too, and of course, Persona 5 can't come soon enough (That one is in production, that much we know, so it's a good thing).

I'd enjoy some new SMT spin offs too, like Digital Devil.

And maybe some new Xeno games, never got to play XenoBlade and I can't find it at a decent price anywhere now.

Other come backs I would like to see would be Shadow Hearts, Legaia, Dark Cloud, Jade Cocoon, Wild Arms and Suikoden. And some more traditional Final Fantasy titles (I'll give lighning returns a chance still, production values are sure to be sky high, and the battle system reminds me a bit of Valkyrie Profile.)

Yeah so, bring them RPGs, you've got someone willing to lay down the money right here! :)
grimmweisse  +   865d ago
A new dragon quest would be nice for the ps4, hell even on the ps3.
LeRise  +   865d ago
And RTS like Red Alert... please!
And adventures like Gray Matter.
Magnus  +   865d ago
Need RPGs the PS3 did not see many RPGs as compared to its older brothers the PS2 and the PS1. Sony should crack open the Wild Arms franchise, Dark Cloud, Legend of Legia, and maybe create a sequal to Legend of Dragoon. Hopefully the PS4 will see some JRPGS everybody needs a break from FPS.
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kalkano  +   865d ago
Absolutely...unless Sony follows Microsoft's practices. Then, it doesn't really matter.
BigDollarZoe954  +   865d ago
Of course we do miss rpg's way to much first person shooters not enough rpg's in my opinion
CrossingEden  +   865d ago
i'm fine with more rpgs if they just don't cater to the anime market -_- really tired of seeing people complain about dubs as if they understand japanese in the first place
DarkBlood  +   865d ago
i want more turn based rpg games, so hopefully we see more of that in the coming future

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