Who needs swords and axes when you have records and keyboards?
YIIK: A Postmodern RPG is an appropriate title for the quirky JRPG. It features a kid with hook hands, combat mini-games, and a 1990s setting. It clearly goes for that postmodern style, but not in such a way that it tries too hard. The demo at PAX Prime showcases the game with a quirky personality that encourages the player to explore and learn more about its characters. YIIK seems like a weird game, and it is to a large degree, but other JRPGs like EarthBound remind us that sometimes weird is a good thing.