Gaming's Most Troubled Genre

Deviosity writes, "I'm a role-playing fanatic, and no that doesn't mean that I don Merlin's robe and traipse out into the foyer providing sage advice and preventing catastrophic entities from consuming the world in some sort of plague-ridden, hellish nightmare. It simply means that I enjoy sitting down in the evening to enjoy a nice, long, narrative-driven role-playing game. Be it action, turn-based, or strategy, I'm there. This is why that, as the current generation of hardware progresses, I find myself increasingly prepared to pull out the black clothing to mourn the dearly departed. I am, of course, referring to the traditional Japanese RPG, which lays near its deathbed and gasping for air."

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NegativeCreepWA3279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

I agree JRPGs are in trouble, if any of them can save the genre it'll be FFXIII. Demon Souls is great but its hard to call it a JRPG because it has more of a western feel to it.

Lost Odyssey is the best JRPG so far this gen but its only an average game IMO.

DrRobotnik3279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

The reason I feel JRPGs or RPGs in general aren't like they used to be is because, they're trying too hard to cater and appeal to a different audience. I'm not saying that's a bad thing. But in doing so, you run the risk of alienating you original fans.