Remember Japanese RPGs? We all thought they were kind of awesome when games like Chrono Cross and Star Ocean 2 and Suikoden were the norm. But that’s ancient history. In more recent times JRPGs have stumbled, stagnating to the point that they are once again truly niche. That’s probably why Xenoblade Chronicles, the most vital and exciting JRPG in years, only barely made it to America after the biggest fan outcry since that whole Greedo shot first thing.