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Submitted by Georgieboysaxe 156d ago | opinion piece

Late To The Party: Bravely Default

"Let’s face it; we’ve reached a point where the cynical, yet-unavoidable truth concerning the relevancy of JRPG couldn’t nearly deafen any opposing dissention to the contrary anymore like it has in 2014. Every new batch of titles hazardously published by the brave publishers who endorse them dangerously escalate the degree of pandering the same monotonous exercise of tired conventions and obnoxiously antiquated visual designs that are do very little, or nothing, to break the repeating slump of circle-jerking that’s been plaguing the genre for the better part of ten years." (3DS, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, Culture)

kalkano  +   157d ago
I agree with the problems with modern JRPGs you mentioned. The biggest one, in my opinion, is the reliance on crutches like the "cardboard cutout" story scenes. That completely rips me out of the world. Bravely Default is guilty of it, as well, but at least they render the full character models in front of the static background. I really wish Japanese devs would get back to fully rendering the whole game...

Off-topic: Someone needs to proofread this article...
franwex  +   156d ago
That was a combulated read. Unnecessarily complex sentences disrupt the pacing throughout the article! Hey! Just the same thing I believe the article was complaining about JRPGS!

There has been a string of recent articles pointing out faults in JRPGs. While I do enjoy that sub-genre of gaming, I think the recent criticism they are getting is quite fair.

Pacing, mechanics, tutorials, generic teenage characters are starting to get very stale.

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