Analog Addiction writes: "The Japanese role-playing genre has been a variety of gaming I have avoided throughout my time as a gamer. I always heard second-hand knowledge regarding the in-depth complexities many of these titles possess, the hundreds of gameplay hours each title offered, and a fair amount of negativity towards the genre in recent times. These statements continuously held me back from diving into JRPG’s to truly test the waters with my own two hands, which is a decision I regret to this day.
I have always found myself attracted to Western themed role-playing games, with titles such as the Mass Effect series and Fallout 3 being some of my favourite games of all time. Yet the overwhelming aspects and negative feedback towards the genre kept me from investing in the Japanese version of role-playing fantasies. I guess the constant stream of JRPG’s that showcased similar motifs with the use of swords, armour and magic powers to fight evil monsters never truly appealed to me; they all just seemed so similar."