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OPM: Dragon’s Dogma PS3 preview: the strangest RPG of 2012?

Here’s our Dragon’s Dogma PS3 preview. Capcom’s latest blends gigantic boss battles, open world exploration, super-smart companions and rabbit-murdering into one hell of an odd RPG. And so far, odd is good.

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Crap_Turtle2374d ago

1) The game isnt an rpg
2) If it was because it was created by japanese debs there would be no reason to call it a western rpg in any way...its not like we call bastion this japanese rpgs meets indie or something

RedDead2374d ago (Edited 2374d ago )

I think they gave into it by now, I still don't understand why they won't call it an RPG but it is really. It has leveling, loot, Quests, classes etc. I think Capcom aren't calling it an RPG because they think most gamers think J-rpgs are like FF.

kevnb2374d ago (Edited 2374d ago )

i agree we shouldnt call games jrpgs... it doesnt describe anything really. People want to call them that because japanese games are often anime inspired, something you dont see outside of japan. Weve had turn based rpgs outside japan for years, mostly on pc since until recently (last gen) japanese made games were 95% of the console market.
Anyway, dragons dogma is certainly an rpg, but it looks like its all flash and no substance so far.

Crap_Turtle2374d ago

Your both way off base, its not an rpg because its not an rpg its an action adventure.

Action adventures can have leveling, loot, quests, classes, ect like zelda..........

". I think Capcom aren't calling it an RPG because they think most gamers think J-rpgs are like FF. "

gamers arent this stupid

japanese rpgs are still 95 percent of the rpg market, but the fact that they moved from consoles because they just arent as popular is the reason

"i agree we shouldnt call games jrpgs... it doesnt describe anything really. People want to call them that because japanese games are often anime inspired, something you dont see outside of japan. "

wrpg shouldnt be used either because it also doesnt descrive anything..........And people dont want to call them that

god both you generalize

Saladfax2374d ago

There's probably a better way of referring to them, but WRPG and JRPG are two semi-distinct genres with numerous relatively unique qualities and a pile of overlapping points.

You could list the tendencies of each all day long, but it's sufficient to say this appears (could be entirely wrong) to be a similar situation to Dark and Demon's Souls, which definitely favor the WRPG style. Keep in mind this is in no way a bad thing or an insult to any region at all.

As I said, there is probably a better way of describing the 2 genres than an entirely outdated regional moniker, but convention tends to override clarity in many(most) cases.

Crap_Turtle2374d ago

They are not genres, just region identifiers, that are used mostly by fanboys to fight over which rpgs from which region are the best
dark and demon souls are the exact same kinds of rpgs from software has been making for over 10 years.......they are japanese rpgs for locaction but the real genre is simply action rpg

there is nothing "western" about them

Saladfax2374d ago

Nope. You're pretty much entirely wrong.

While yes, often times the distinction is made by fanboys who wish to pointlessly argue anything from the superiority of style all the way up to culture, there are many large distinctions which clearly separate them.

Without diving too deeply into detail, the reason RPGs are unique and receive these regional identifiers is because unlike most other game genres (where either the East/West created and the other side emulated) the RPG was created and evolved in both the East and West independently.

If you wish a very detailed analysis, Extra Credits did an excellent job of breaking down all of the concepts and ideas why they are clearly different genres.

http://penny-arcade.com/pat...