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GameDaily Versus: Western RPGs Vs. Japanese RPGs

BioWare and Blizzard fight Square Enix in a battle for RPG supremacy.

Role-playing games have come a long way. It used to be that only a handful of developers created them, such as Nihon Falcom or Square Soft. Nowadays, however, a lot of companies release epic adventures, such as BioWare, Level 5 (the developers of the recently released White Knight Chronicles), Team Ico, Blizzard and so many others. The only question now is who makes the best ones, the West or the far East? Let the battle commence.

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JasonPC360PS3Wii3211d ago (Edited 3211d ago )

JRPG's were once unmatched by anyone, I remember playing from the Nintendo days. WRPG's started slow and have taken the JRPG crown because they offer new gameplay and interaction within the world. It's not that JRPG's are bad their just slow on innovation. Action elements of games have become a core part of an RPG while turn based is dieing out. JRPG's are starting to come around but will they gain some of the ground they lost? There would be no RPG without JRPG. WRPG's are just better now, Japan is starting to see where they went wrong here and are making a change. In the end WRPG and JRPG can learn a lot from one another. I would like to see more mix of both in the future, the Japanese have some good stories to tell.