Split-screen.com: "I recently came across an article in the Official XBox Magazine, titled 7 J-RPG Hates (And What Needs to Change). From the rather aggravated response of Japanese gamers via the 2-Chan forums, it's obvious this list is content with lampooning J-RPGs, rather than suggesting much by way of constructive fixing.
"Some elements don't even make much sense - apparently, 'Good Voice acting' isn't criticizing the Japanese VAs attempt in portraying digital characters, so much as it targets the West's VA team for the same title. The rest are rather incongruous: Why do characters buy new equipment and then that change isn't reflected on the actual model? Why do kids join your party? Why aren't heroes evil in some way? Inexplicable list, yes, but it got me thinking. What is it about Western RPGs that could be changed?"