PSXE: It is abundantly clear that Japanese developers have moved on from their awesome creations of the past, opting instead to worship at the altar of action.
Elsewhere, fledgling developers and even top-shelf devs like those at Ubisoft are starting to embrace their roots. People are starting to discover that there is an unquenchable thirst for classic, sometimes even turn-based gaming. There is a thirst for a bit of strategy surrounding a compelling and flamboyant narrative, for an undying feel of familiarity, for fun without a racing pulse, for a touching moment between action sequences.
Take Soul Saga for instance, the little western JRPG that could.