Square Enix's Xbox 360-exclusive console gets real-time fighting. Read about the details.
August 15, 2008 - Sometime in gaming history, an imaginary divide formed between Japanese RPGs (JRPG) and computer RPGs (CRPG). JRPGs became known for random encounter, turn-based battles, whereas RPGs typically developed for the PC by North American companies became known for a more real-time convention. Each developed its own following, as the former cherished the more strategic gameplay, while the latter embraced a more frenetic action-oriented experience.