The Next-Gen Console Winner will be Decided by the JRPG

"People will always debate which genre is most popular among gamers. That’s simply because gamers, like every other hobbyist or animal, have varied tastes and different opinions. Up until this generation of hardware, there was one genre that stayed in the background while quietly deciding which platform won the console war of each previous generation."

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vgn242629d ago

I agree that they once had some kind of influence, but does anyone even play JRPGs anymore?

GunShotEddy2629d ago

A lot of people still play turn-base JRPGs, when they actually get released. That's the point IMHO. They're enoigh of them.

limewax2629d ago

Read the article, the point is that for every generation of gaming so far the console that had the most JRPG's is the console that also had the highest sales.

Love them or hate them, the guy has a really valid point

vsr2629d ago

PS3 the winner FF versus 13

Charazani2629d ago


Correlation is not causation. JRPGs are mostly stagnant messes with no innovation or understanding of audiences out their niche (I'm not talking about the philosophy of whether they need to be.)

I'd say the opposite, they'll have even less influence or importance next time around.

Redempteur2629d ago

"JRPGs are mostly stagnant messes with no innovation"

And your point of view is not stagnant at all /s

you really need an update on things happenning..

TheDivine2629d ago

This is why i got a 360, JRPGS
Lost Odyssey (best jrpg)
Blue Dragon (the dragon quest of this gen)
Magna Carta 2 (best battle system)
Vesperia (best tales game)
Last Remnant
Infinite Undiscovery
Eternal Sonata
Enchanted Arms
Resonance of Fate
Star Ocean 4
The 360 really stepped up although there arnt many anymore. I remember when there was jrpg after jrpg. I was soo hyped for magna carta 2 and resonance of fate, great games. The 360 has a ton of wrpgs also. Its the rpg console this gen. The original xbox had wrpgs on lock with lionhead, bioware, and bethesda and this gen they have even more. Cant wait for ff13vs.

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Stealth20k2629d ago

I play them.................

maybe you like pew pew

Coogi2629d ago

Of course they do, JRPGs don't even get hyped anymore unless it's a Final Fantasy. All these magazines never even really mention them now all they talk about are FPS games and squeals to other games...Hell, they rarely even talk about new IPs.

Just look at Lost Odyssey, it was amazing and it was a game that never even really got talked about, Infinite Undiscovery was good too but people seen that graphics weren't amazing so they threw it aside. Star Ocean was good as well but people cried over voice acting. -_-

lelo2play2629d ago

"The Next-Gen Console Winner will be Decided by the JRPG"

In Japan... yes.
In the rest of the world... No.

j-blaze2629d ago (Edited 2629d ago )

I still play them...
and I think the majority of JRPGs are on wii and handheld consoles, but the ps3 and 360 have great JRPGs too like Valkyria Chronicles and Lost Odyssey...

companies like Square Enix, Konami and Atlus should consider remake their classic games like Final Fantasy, Suikoden and megaten games to HD consoles

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Pozzle2629d ago (Edited 2629d ago )

A bit off-topic, but that picture is closer to how I imagined a CGI Tifa looking, instead of how she looked in Advent Children.

BeaRye2629d ago

Yea. I never understood why she looked like that in the original game's cut-scene and then she looks completely different in AC.

VG_Releaser2629d ago

JRPG? if you mean action will decide it, then yes. Assassin's Creed, Castlevania AND THE LIKE.

kennykramer2629d ago

You're a fool. I don't mean that in a mean way, but anyone who thinks Assassin's Creed and Castlevania are decided who wins, must be out there. If they were exclusive, they MIGHT have an impact.

caseh2629d ago

Hmmm I would have said Next-Gen console winner would be decided by FPS rather than JRPG.

Every man and his dog plays FPS games and when you get massive JRPG releases like FF13 that fail to deliver (not an epic fail, but a fail for many) that doesn't do the genre any good. Most people who had never really experienced a FF game before are probably looking at the franchise now and thinking 'whats the big deal?'

kennykramer2629d ago

FF XIII wasn't a JRPG. It was a horrible attempt by SE to merge JRPG and WRPG. The only real JRPGs I find are the rare Japanese imports or localized games like Hyper Dimension Game Neptune.

caseh2629d ago

Valkyria Chronicles isn't even an RPG yet its consistantly listed as a JRPG. FF franchise is commonly known as JRPG.

Was just a reference point for what is considered, to date at least to be the biggest (by commercial standards) JRPG to be released.

Redempteur2629d ago (Edited 2629d ago )

valkyria chronicles is an rpg , just like disgaea
strategic or turn based, both are Jrpgs ..

Valkyria damage is based on stats and luck , same with movements . you manage a team of soldiers/heroes and go toward victory ..
heck they even got classes to choose from and recruitment of team members

LimeyOtoko2621d ago

Of course it's a JRPG. It's made in Japan.
It's still TERRIBLE, though.

caseh2621d ago


Your logic is flawed, Demon Souls was made in Japan but it that doesn't make it a JRPG...its a WRPG.

And Valkyria Chronicles was a very good game, terrible do you come to that conclusion?

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kennykramer2629d ago

@caseh - I know exactly what you mean. GameFly has games that are nowhere near RPG listed as such.

knifefight2621d ago

Valkyria Chronicles isn't an RPG?

Um, the more enemies you fight, the more you level up. That's like, the definition of an RPG.

They took a TRPG like FFTactics or Disgaea, added defensive firing, and voila.

caseh2621d ago

The definition of RPG etc has become blurred over the years.

Look back to older PC games like XCOM and Jagged Alliance, FAR more depth than Valkyria yet the EXACT same play style yet they were always called Turn-Based Strategy which is far more fitting than JRPG which is what i would associate with games like Final Fantasy, Star Ocean etc etc

These days games like Valkyria get classed as JRPG just because troops have an exteremly basic leveling system and the art style resembles anime. *shrug*

knifefight2621d ago (Edited 2621d ago )

Not really. Did those games you name have experience-based growth?
That's basically the most important factor.
Q: Does fighting the same thing over and over make me stronger?
A: Yes.
Conclusion: Probably an RPG.

See also "Can you level grind in it?" VC was as grindy as Dragon Quest, heheh.

BubblesDAVERAGE2629d ago

Im still wating on a real one...

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