Kotaku - Every once in a while, someone must stand up and ask the Essential Question Of Our Time: are JRPGs dead?
Guess they forgot about ni no kuni which kotaku hyped so much about
There are many great JRPGs on Wii & 3DS.
Love Ni no Kuni but I don't think that's the point they're making. They're arguing that JRPG will never return to the apex that it rose to before the post PS3/Xbox 360 era. The reasoning is pretty simple, video games used to be a pretty niche culture that's not been expanded to a much more mainstream audience. It only makes sense that JRPGs would only be a fraction of that market, similar to anime or manga.
Actually I'll keep asking, and theres nothing Kotaku is can do about it! But yea, I see wat they're saying... Jrpgs are alive... But there was an undeniable dry spell
...Are JRPGS making a comeback?
they are not dead, but be honest the genre is nowhere what is used to be
We keep expecting them to come back, but they never do. We'll stop asking the question, when they ACTUALLY come back!
But they never left...
JRPG have gone down in recent years as in non of them have hit mainstream love as of recent with the exception of a couple (ni no kuni, FF13-2). WRPG on the other hand have rosed in poularity, and with the upcoming witcher 3 and dragon age inquisition it rises it even more.
butthurt people can disagree, but sales proves my point.
Well that depends. Does Pokemon count as a jrpg? If it does, that destroys your claim all by itself. That aside, there have been more jrpgs to come west than ever before in recent years. You may be right in that they don't see the same commercial success across the board, but it's no indicator that the genre is dying. Rather, the smaller games seem to have found a new home on handhelds; the larger franchises are making as many or more entries on consoles as they did back then. Besides, FF still does as well as- if not better than- the games you mention, even when they're not the best received. That kinda makes your comment a falsehood.
pokemon is on a league of its own, I was reffering to classic story focused JRPG's. I dont get what you are saying, FF13 does better than games that havent even come out yet? I was refering to recent WRPG's like skyrim, which have sold 20 million copies. I basically stated that WRPG's are on a incline and JRPG's are not, that was it.
But what about the quality? Has WRPGs surpassed JRPGs in terms of quality? I think not.
Well, that's entirely subjective. I like both so in my view both are worth my money. Some people however HATE real-time combat focused RPGs like the Elder Scrolls and Deus Ex while others can't stand turn based RPGs like Persona or Final Fantasy. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Are you kidding me? WRPG'S have always had great quality tracing it back to the CRPG days with Fallout 2 and Baulders Gate, and if you haven't seen the witcher 3 trailer I recommend you do. sure there are a couple of games that degrade the genre but you have that for every genre as well including JRPG's.
Don't you tell me what to do.
Exactly! Reminds me of this Glasshole N4G user "Dasteru" who keeps harassing me to except Google glass or I'll be a loser or something? If he wants to be a conformist good for him just don't tell me what to do! Next time anybody see's him please refer to him as "Douchueru"
Dude... the first guy says don't tell him what to do and you reply by telling people to bash someone that you don't like. So, don't tell me what to do!
They never dead to begin with
It's Kotaku. They are the One Direction and Justin Bieber of internet gaming (their poor excuse of gaming) journalism. They have a group of loyal fanboys that will fight to defend them against anyone who criticizes them, but in reality the rest of the people in the world with a brain hate them. So when they say something, just ignore them. Are JRPGs making a comeback? I'll go ask a REAL gaming website. Asking commentors on N4G is a million times better than asking Kotaku, and that says something.
One thing is for sure. I don't agree with people saying Bravely Default is the "best Final Fantasy in years". There's FFXIV A Realm Reborn to smack that title right out of its face. And while not the popular consensus, I thought FFXIII was very well done. Should SE have left that alone, and not make FFXIII-2 and Lightning Returns, FFXIII would be looked upon in a bit of a more positive light someday. Also, if you think the main cast of FFXIII is horrible, I take it you've never played Bravely Default. Just an awful and extremely idiotic bunch is all I'd say. I felt like the AVGN in his prime just listening to those buffoons.
the problem with jrps is that before, all we had were sprites and 8-32 bit. you can work a lot with the story there cause that's mainly all you have to go creative with.. Now however games are more detailed, the story suffers a bit at the cost it takes to make graphics and ironed out gameplay. l believe it just costs too much to make a game that goes on the length jrpgs are used to. my two cents.
I think there's a middle ground though. Not every JRPG has to look like FFXIII. If they just made one with FFXII/FFX graphics but with like able characters, great story and all the best stuff from the old games, then I think a lot of people would be happy with that. I get that some people expect the best graphics all the time though. I personally would take the trade off to get better gameplay and everything else rather than the snooze fest of the more recent games.
Let see tales of xillia 1&2, symphonia chronicles, zesteria, hearts, graces. You got fairy fancer f, atelia series, neptune series, disgaea series, you got all those jrpgs on vita that just came out and announced. Dark cloud trademak, jrpgs that hasn't been announced, KH3, FF15 on ps4.
Here we go again. Not everything has to be mainstream to be "GOOD" Meanwhile, i'll be playing Tales of Xillia and FFXII. Final Fantasy doesn't represent JRPGs.
an rpg is an rpg i dont understand why they are defined as jrpg or wrpg or anything else. when im playing final fantasy and skyrim i dont think of them as being anything other than rpg even if they do play completely different. im a character and i have a role to play within a great story that is how i see rpgs
When SE stops trying to appeal to western market with FF
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