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Submitted by scruffy_bear 1819d ago | article

Deconstruction of a JRPG Hero

Critical Gamer writes: The phrase ‘JRPG hero’ conjures up a certain image in your mind and, whilst I may not have every last detail, I have a pretty good idea of what you’re seeing in your mind’s eye right now. Young, male, probably blonde, sharp hair, almost certainly holding some sort of sword. It’s like I’ve ripped your head open and I’m staring at your brain! Does it hurt?!?

The point (I think) is that pretty much every lead character from every JRPG so far produced share many similarities. Thus was born this deconstruction of the JRPG stereotype. Depending on how sadistically minded you are you may, if you wish, replace the word ‘deconstruction’ with one of the following: examination, dissection, autopsy, exhumation. (Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Culture, Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VII)

IDesertFoxI  +   1819d ago
Yup, can't really disagree with that. It seems to be a fairly copy and pasted formula.
Cubes  +   1818d ago
The JRPG Hero has a pretty stereotypical characterisation right enough. Surely they can give us something different for a change?
Tuxedo_Mask  +   1818d ago
That's a pretty short list. Though the truth is you could deconstruct characters from any genre and they'll usually come out with as many if not more similarities than they've listed here.

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