Why Japanese-RPGs need a rebirth

From the article: As an aficionado of the art of storytelling and the use of games a form of escapism from the stresses of real life, a hefty portion of my personal gaming time is spent relaxing, fully immersed exploring the vast and enormous worlds that only RPG's can provide. As you can imagine with titles such as Lost Odyssey, Fable 2 and Fallout 3 all doing so well this year, and the likes of Mass Effect before it, its easy to see that it has been a particularly great time to be a fan of the genre. It's not all 'sunshine, lolly-pops and rainbows' however, as while we've seen major improvements with the western-produced action RPG's finally bringing greatly enjoyable real-time combat to the forefront of the experience, we can't help but look at the recent output from Japan and feel that apart from a select few standouts, that the innovation coming from that part of the world has sadly stagnated to quite a considerable degree.

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chaosatom4198d ago (Edited 4198d ago )

They left innovation behind, and also left out challenging themselves.

Why not use Ps3 to its potential and try to release the game as quickly as possible?
But instead they tend to delay and make xbox exclusive games.

Other Companies that made White Chronicles or V.C are innovating and introducing something new like online or graphics design. FF13 is really like the last hope for square. They need to borrow Sony people to help them out and release the game.

they Think that Microsoft are going to keep giving them money, but sooner or later, they are going to find out wrong they went about doing business. Pissing off one console side is just going to bite them in the back.