I'm glad you guys consider this game a JRPG

#21SymphonicRainPosted 12/4/2012 12:45:56 AM(edited)
BoozeHound59 posted...
Do you ever not **** all over TMK?


Quite often, as it happens. Though I have to ask how you came to the conclusion that naming a game was ******** on him.
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#22KlobziPosted 12/4/2012 12:49:04 AM
It's an ARPG, simple as that.
#23Number4RocketPosted 12/4/2012 1:33:57 AM
JARPG JARPG JARPG JARPG.

Pronounce it like a word rather than an acronym. Fun stuff.
#24PurificationPosted 12/4/2012 3:58:53 AM
In Tetris, you're playing the role of God and manipulating the blocks. Therefore, you are roleplaying YHVH and thus, Tetris is an RPG.
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#25joeharamatheoPosted 12/4/2012 4:09:45 AM
The moonlight knight posted...
If we're going to be obtuse about "Well it's Japanese so it's a JRPG" then guess what: all games are RPGs.

Name a game where you don't PLAY a ROLE in a GAME.


i'm obtuse for pointing out words and definitions. ok. and i suppose now i'm also trolling your thoughtful contribution. whatever

i didn't come up with the term 'role-playing game', nor do i agree with its use (do you yourself? you use the term, THEN point out how broad and essentially useless it is - something i also did, btw. obtuse, eh?)

however, i do understand what 'japanese' means, and absolutely disagree with these attempts to render it to some durpistani bowdlering where it means whatever values or feelings the speaker wishes to ascribe to it

otherwise, i'm a japanese canadian, because of karakturiztix
#26nipukkaPosted 12/4/2012 5:10:41 AM
It's a Japanese action RPG. Simple.
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#27Coast2coastPosted 12/4/2012 6:08:17 AM
Non turn based fighting where you have complete control of your character and it allows you to allocate stats/spells/abilities I call an action rpg.

I would just say ARPG if anyone asked because in my mind that explains it enough. If I had to be specific I would say its a third person ARPG as opposed to the top down ARPG's like diablo and torchlight.

I guess if you really wanted to be specific you could say third person JARPG.
#28The moonlight knightPosted 12/4/2012 6:13:36 AM
i'm obtuse for pointing out words and definitions.

Yes. The argument you are using for the J in JRPG can also be used to render nearly all games RPGs.

The point of that being that every single aspect of "JRPG" is something of a broad, nonsensical title that doesn't specifically mean its literal definitions for each word. So for you to single out the J in that and act like okay, we HAVE to follow the exact definition of that, but RPG has extra meanings beyond the words that form it, is stupid.

However, just ignoring the genre would be dumb as well. Like it or not it's come to mean a certain kind of game, and whether it has the best name for that or not, it has an accepted definition, just as JRPG does, and Dark Souls does not fit with what a JRPG is defined as. At all.
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#29StockpileThomasPosted 12/4/2012 6:20:20 AM
What a great discussion, can i join in. *Bangs head against brick wall*
#30The moonlight knightPosted 12/4/2012 7:08:38 AM
You have a head of gold. Let us break it for you like a pinata.
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