Despite what gamers think, role-playing games don't need to be fixed.
"We just need to stick to playing what we like and allow others to do the same without judgment or condemnation. Something's out there for everyone." Gamers spend too much time attacking each other instead of listening to each other. We should spend more time celebrating what's good -- or what we like -- instead of attacking what others like.
There's no current-gen RPG to match the heights reached by FFVII. At least not for me. I'm waiting.
FF12 is the best so far
I hope you mean 'J'RPG.
But FFVII wasn't even good. ... I, myself, am waiting for something like Illusion of Gaia, Mother 3 or something like that. Then again, those are games that come once every 10 years.
Yeah, FFVII is my all-time favourate JRPG. I just finished it for the second time today after like 10 years!
FOr some reason people who play a lot of RPGs don't think new RPGs need to be "fixes" (whatever that means). It is people used to Oblivion and Fallout 3 who think there is a problem.
Try Demon's Souls ;) May not match up to your expectations but it's a damn good RPG Or try borderlands, it's a different type of game but it's great too! An amazing JRPG would need likable characters, a strong plot, really good gameplay (try not to be repetitive), voice acting and good graphics. The trend I'm seeing is that there are annoying characters, a forgettable plot, uninspiring combat, maybe decent voice acting and mediocre graphics. They really to address these issues one by one; I am very stingy regarding characters because they are extremely important in a JRPG seeing as the story is based around them. The characters are basically a deal breaker for me which outweigh any other aspect.
And by that I mean JRPG devs need to come to terms with HD consoles. Lay off thriving for graphics if it means they have to give up gameplay or standards like, oh, I don't know - TOWNS?!
Decent voice-acting Non-linearity All would go down smooth like a cold beer on a summer night.
JRPGs need to re-embrace turn based combat. Loose the vacant real-time combat arenas that have actually taken away strategic thought and gameplay as well as the inability to control and manage a party of characters. Forced an implementation of AI when they apparently didn't want to use it.
@godmars games are supposed to be fun not nerdy strategy sh*t like dota or red alert or what ever the f*ck strategy is...sure games should have something that makes u think...puzzles but not turn based sht that takes away all the action
When did JRPGs ever have turn-based combat?
just because you are afraid to use your brain for a game doesn't mean everyone else feels the same. Turn based JRPGs are FAR superior to there real time counterparts.
@helgastkid its not about being afraid to use my brain,its about being afraid to waste ur time and money on a game that has no fun and is only about thinking....u wanna think? many games has puzzles but changing the whole gameplay to require only strategy is simply gay...where is the action...just answer me..no fun,real time are far superior but problem is old people as usual are against the new generation cuz they just dont get it,the world is changing....get over it :D
besides ....having a turn to play while the enemy does nothing isnt that smart..it shows how slow ur brain is....u better think fast while sh*t happens all around u ,have a good reaction.. see ATB requires more than just strategy-a good,fast,SMART reaction and u have no cnance 2 waste time >.< but also in return it GIVES u FUN btw....assuming for example that people who didnt like FF12 were the turn based fans "the smart guys"...the main think they hated was the gambit system cuz 'game plays itself" but they were too stupid to realize that they can turn it off....yea so much for brain...
Argh i hate replying late but oh well you need to be schooled lol. A game does not have to be fast paced in order to be fun, especially an RPG. Are you telling me that games like FF4 were easy because they were turned based? I didnt say Real time RPGs were terrible, they are fun but turn based is better. It takes more strategy in them because you need to plan out what skills you are going to use ahead of time keeping you on your feet. For ex: Chess is extremely strategic and TURN BASEED Btw, im 17 lol if you think im old then you shouldn't even be on N4G
you want towns ? in native 1080p ? Go play WHITE KNIGHT CHRONICLES ! It has a huge online quest system too ..
I agree with the writer. I think the death of the JRPG has been greatly exaggerated.
Well I'm playing Dragon Quest IX right now. And, if it's anything to go by, RPG's definitely don't need fixing.
The issue is with JRPGs on current consoles. The PS3 and 360, not the DS or PSP. handhelds which are on par now to the PS2 which was the leading JRPG platform in its time.
It seems to me that with the innovations we're seeing in recent RPGs -- from DeathSpank to DQ9 -- RPGs are managing to fix themselves.
I like this point- counter-point thing they've got going on with this series. Now that I've read both, I do kind of see both sides of the argument.
FF13 needed some fixing.
JRPGs don't evolve much, and yet when they do it tends to go wrong somehow. I think they need to embrace the changes that western RPG devs are making without losing their own style.
It's always funny to see those "jrpg are dead" "or need fixing" because somehow the west doesnt care much . Again the west never really cared , outside of a few niche of fans , and mainstream ff/kh kind of titles . Where are our japanese articles about how fps needs fixing , because it doesnt sell in japan ? Everyone can play that silly game
It's the western media to be honest. When was the last time anything this gen innovated. Aside from say Little Big Planet I can't think of many innovative games. But it seems because of the rise of western gaming culture, the west seems to think it's the center of innovation. Not really, when every other game that it releases is a shooter of a hybrid of.
ye ps1 rpgs dont need fix but this gen ones need
don't care what the reviews,critics, and other people have to say i'm gonna buy them anyway lol.
Tried and true formula.
PS1 era is what I'm talking about. Those years gave the world so many great RPG's. Now the genre has floundered and it needs to make a comeback.
What really needs fixing is the FPS genre.
The companies need to support them better on consoles. For example, Namco's handling of the Tales series is pathetic.
JRPGS just need to evolve and higher standards are need, and please don't copy WRPGS,
I dunno man, I'd like less androgyny in my games.
FF12 was perfect....and im realy looking 4ward to FF versus 13 and Fortress
Very good points.
I knew this already. I thought most people did
My best RPG is BOF4.
Its so funny cause the only reason why most rpgs suck is cause publishers listen to the media types like Bitmob. Now bitmob is trying to do the same, brain wash us into thinking that its okay for us to keep on getting these shitty rpg's even though they aren't up to our standards? Go fuck yourself bitmob. Its groups like the bitmob who's biased asses got the gaming industry in the state it is in now. You fuckin douches. You dont even play games for fun to be telling us what we expect from publishers. I hate all of you media bastards!
My only problem with "some" jrpg's now adays is the story. Im a huge story buff and if an rpg doesnt have a good one im not playing it... What Im sick of is the same thing over and over again.. Im tired of playing the destined hero who grew up in a small town who is tasked to save the world while he picks up strange followers along the way. Ill take a Persona over those games anyday!
I'd take your point as valid if you were talkin' about PS1/PS2 era JRPGs. Most of the JRPGs these days don't even have the typical little town that needs savin'.
i want my damn turn based rpg , Lost Odyssey is my last jewel in this class
only 13 years old kids play action rpg , mehhhhh damn kids with kindom hearts of sh!t
Thank you. Ive been saying this for a while. I LOVE the old Rpg style, good old random turn based battles. Keep them the way we love em please.
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