Do JRPGs Really Need to Innovate to Survive?

Chad Awkerman Writes: "Frankly, innovation is overrated. The word “innovation” seems to be put up on this high and mighty pedestal as something that games in general – not just JRPGs – need to do to be relevant. The problem here is perception and expectation. If you perceive innovation to be needed, then you come to expect it. But, we really shouldn’t perceive it to be needed at all. Why?"

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Godmars2902625d ago

the problem is most game rely on the tried and true mechanics of Dragon Quest.

majiebeast2625d ago (Edited 2625d ago )

Yeah and for good reason Dragonquest VIII is 1 of the best JRPG's ive played next to Chrono trigger. Nothing this gen beats it, i loved Xenoblade and Ninokuni but DQ8 is in a league of its own.


If it aint broke dont fix it.

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Donnieboi2625d ago

Persona series, SMT, and any JRPG by Atlus or NIS, has revived my interest in JRPG's.

ApolloTheBoss2625d ago

Damn right. Ni No Kuni and P4G MADE me a JRPG fan.

3-4-52625d ago

* Stop including annoying characters...Nobody wants to hate the game they just spent $60 on.

* Get creative with the story, but have the dialogue be more real.

* Use unique Art Styles

* The Music better be awesome

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rataranian2625d ago

You know you can't wait until FFXIII-IV. =D

kewlkat0072625d ago

If innovating involves dumbing the game whiners can play it then, NO!

patterson2625d ago

I miss turn based RPG's.

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