80°
Submitted by Jamiex66 481d ago | opinion piece

JRPG Newcomer Finds Love Within The Genre

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." (Industry, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Persona 4 Golden, PS3, Tales of Xillia)

Snookies12  +   481d ago
All three are truly wonderful games... Great article!
Jamiex66  +   481d ago
Thank you very much :) Glad you enjoyed it.
abzdine  +   481d ago
Ni No Kuni is a good game, but i'm not sure it would have been able to compete if it was released at the glory 16-32bits JRPG era in terms of depth in story, characters interactions and variety of locations. i thought the game was too easy, too linear i didn't die at anytime.
But for the artistic side and animations, Ni No Kuni deserves all respect!

I need to try Xillia now!

Thanks for the article, but Valkyria Chronicles is missing there.
Jamiex66  +   481d ago
I shall have to try Valkyria Chronicles, heard very good things.

Xillia can be very linear too, so that may be a problem for you. But excellent characters, they have great depth in their character arcs.
abzdine  +   481d ago
i am so allergic to linear RPGs or games in general, i just get bored of them too fast.
FF13 is a perfect example i finished all FF before the 13 (except 11) and it took me like a month to complete an hour of gameplay in FF13.
Despite Ni No Kuni being linear, i still got hooked by the beginning of the story and especially by the oldschool classic touch. Just too bad the fights weren't that exciting after 1000 fights and the music during fights is just a pain to hear for over 40hours :D
3-4-5  +   481d ago
I personally re-fell in love with RPG's again last summer with Dragon Quest 9.

All it takes is one game to get you excited about the genre again.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

N++ Improves on Every Facet of N+ | Hardcore Gamer

18m ago - It’s about as pretty as a high-resolution Bally Astrocade game and as difficult as landing an air... | PS4
10°

TouchArcade: 'Volt' Review - An Electrifying Puzzle Platformer

20m ago - TouchArcade: Mobile gaming certainly isn't hurting for clever puzzle games. Perhaps due to their... | iPhone
30°

Sunset Overdrive DLC – The Mystery of the Mooil Rig Review | GIZORAMA

57m ago - Tyler Mitchell, GIZORAMA - "Sunset Overdrive was easily this year’s greatest surprise, and it was... | Xbox One
20°

New Primal Clash Pokémon Cards Coming in February

1h ago - Hardcore Gamer: With the release of Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, new trading cards were... | iPad
Ad

Far Cry 4 (XB1) Review

Now - Ken finds his inner tiger in Kyrat. | Promoted post
30°

Have A Demo Of The Irregular At Magic High School: Out Of Order For Xmas

1h ago - The Irregular at Magic High School: Out of Order comes out on Thursday along with a demo. Bandai... | PS Vita