In the new Iwata Ask, Hironobu Sakaguchi has been talking with the president of Nintendo and Tetsuya Takahashi, both creative coincided that JRPG need a change.
LOL so they are going to put a google translation> ok What they actually said is jrpgs tend to use some of the same conventions so maybe they want to change somethings or put it in a different way. Considering last story has been critically aclaimed. What needs to change who knows
how about dropping the bombshell of bringing Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger to this generation of consoles....you want to reinvent the JRPG....why not do it with some of the best JRPGS in videogame history
"you want to reinvent the JRPG....why not do it with some of the best JRPGS in videogame history" so according to you reinventing JRPG's is done with remakes? ...
it would be better than the numerous FF installments...plus its a hypothetical situation...devs talk up the idea if bringing something new, yet today's JRPGS have trouble doing what those games did years ago...and im not speaking of remakes, but full fledged sequels...those classics shouldnt be touched, they are great just the way they are
I remember after Lost Odyssey came out how he said he "would not be swayed by fads" in regards to real-time RPGs and getting rid of turn based RPGs. I still love turn based, and I'm sure millions of JRPG fans still do as well. The problem isn't JRPGs needing an overhaul....the problem is just needing the same quality and passion for making a stellar traditional JRPG up to snuff with the old school greats.
How about you stop wasting your time on these interviews and get to work on a sequel to Lost Odyssey.
Lost Odyssey was average and brought nothing new.
This guy knows it. Plus, the Last Story looks like a real breath of fresh air for JRPGs. Perhaps even the Japanese industry in general. It seems genuinely mature, somehow.
EXTERMINATE TURN BASED FOR GOOD!
Even though I love the idea of getting rid of turn based but to get rid of it would mean getting rid of the foundation for rpg's. Its something that you can't just get rid of and expect everyone to comply with it. ----------------------------- -------------------- I do believe JRPGs need a change but you got to admit FF/SE have done there best to implement changes to JRPGs more than any company out there. I don't think turning a JRPG into a ARPG (oblivion, mass effect, fable and etc) is the change they are looking for or talking about none the less. If they(Japan) was to innovate aprg styles completely it be killing off their own culture sorta in a way.
Exterminate what makes an rpg great? I remember the days when playing rpg's had good turn based systems, twas a long time ago.
its what makes gameplay suck but i agree with zealous some people will still love ,but people like ME who were like 5 years old at that time didnt experience TB and cuz of that i dont see the point of killing the action with TB :S
I'll get a bunch of disagrees, but hell no! I love turned based RPGs... there's just a certain charm to them. I don't mind the occasional action based RPG... but to get rid of turn based completely is just wrong.
Keep turn based alive! Look back while thinking forward.
I agree, I'd give almost anything to have a good turn-based RPG again.
*JRPG needs a change* Fixed. Fallout 3, Mass Effect 2, The Witcher. 3 very different games, 3 very different stories, 3 very different lore's. JRPGS all borrow from the same generic lore. got over them a long time ago.
The Recipe for a JRPG: 1) Angsty teen(s) (sometimes searching for a family memeber) 2) Ridiculous, gravity-defying hair styles 3) Cutesy animal sidekicks (furries included) 4) Big-ass swords and summoning spells 5) Romance with a girl / guy that's out of your league Add a pinch of salt, and voila! You've got yourself a cookie-cutter JRPG. (1980's-2010's)
You bring up Mass effect. Which was just like Jade Empire which was just like KOTOR,and Dragon Age. Sorry but I just find that amusing
@Seferoth75 Yeah because prior ro ME there were heaps of games where you could transfer ALL your choices over to the next and directly effect the outcome... /s How were they the same, they had different skill systems, different genre ( sci fi vs fantasy ) different graphics and art style. The only thing that was similar is that they were RPGs... JRPGs have the same f-ing art style. The same generic lore, the same character archetypes. The same clothing style, the same ridiculous weapons, the same androgyny.
Yeah on feature in one game out of 5 that no longer matters is some how innovative. Great example there of innovation. Let me know how that goes when you play ME on PS3 and it translates over into what you do in ME2 on PS3.... Oh wait.
the fall of final fantasy was when they started catering to the twich generation... did ff 10 not sell good? they just upped and decided to not use turn based battle system which IS final fantasy,,, final fantasy is trying hard to do what DMC. world of warcraft do which is real time battles.. but i mean come on thats not where the fan base is... i gave up on this franchise after yes 10x2 who wants to watch a character run around in circles until you swing your little sword and hit something.... horrible turned based is jrpgs look at what happend to this new final fantasy... it was the sole reason i got my 600 $ ps3 and i find out its nothing like past FF no towns they need to stop with the Name final fantasy and just give these games a NEW name but then they wouldn't dare
" i gave up on this franchise after yes 10x2 who wants to watch a character run around in circles until you swing your little sword and hit something." I love turnbased systems but, Tales of series do it much better realtime based. And mind you, FF10 wasn't that much of a turnbased system as you claim they were. FF10 had a new kind of system as well that if played well enough, it would allow the team to execute more actions on each cycle. sometimes giving the enemy no chance on making a move.
Still enjoy those good old rpg's from the ps1 days, compared to this gen.
I honestly think that if they dropped some of the OVER THE EFFING TOP ANIME characters it would go along way. Remember Demon's Souls is a JRPG (just not turned based)... If they tried a gritter RPG without the bonkers anime crap with a decent battle system (I mean gawd, Id put up with a ATB system again..if it meant the above)...the game would sell alot of copies. Just imagine FFVI re-invisioned in a gritty realism. Good gracious.
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