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Damn, I've tried to deny for years but JRPGs are better than WRPGs
Almost all JRPG's are very forgettable. They spawn like zerglings and disappear within a blink of an eye.
The only JRPG I believe is still relevant today is Mother. The Mother series hold up. Everything else doesn't.
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I like both. Although a lot of the Jrpgs are too lolifest for me today, Hyperdimension Neptunia for example.
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They can be fun and relatively deep without being overly complicated.
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If you are going by last gen I can see why you would like wrpg's better. The ps2 era of the good quality jrpg's killed last gen jrpg's when it came to story quality bar none.
I can only name lost odyssey and Xenoblade for stories I really got into for last gen jrpg's but can name 20 or more from the ps2 era.
WRPG's are more about character development. Stats, and building them to suit your needs. You are your character.
JRPG's are like all fad based phenomenon with the sheep. It's about being a part of something without actually feeling like you're invested. Some random, probably another sheep,asks you if you like "RPG's" and you say Final Fantasy no is going to accuse you of being a nerd like if you had said D&D or some other pen and paper system. Whenever it gets too uncool, like when a string of FF13 garbage came out, they'll just abscond and find something else.
I don't play games for story. If I want a story I will read a book by an actual author not fanfic/anime level s*** from some wannabe or failed Hollywood wash out. Character, lore, and world interaction are much more important and can carry their own story.
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Planescape is a top contender for one of the best stories in gaming.
The gameplay portion though...that's a whole other thing.
And I like the Baldur's Gate gameplay, but really can't be assed to ever replay Planescape exactly because of the combat.
For anyone confused about what makes a game a JRPG or WRPG, please educate yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_rvM6hubs8
I'm not disputing torment's story, but it IS boring as hell.
JRPGs are often more fun and have more epic storylines. The one WRPG who tried to be that way [ME3] had oscar bait soundtrack to match the tryhard epic story, and it actually succeeded. Best WRPG series.
When's the last time a JRPG had a 3 dimensional character?
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Tyranius2 posted...planescape torment which is heralded as a masterpiece everywhere is one of the most boring games I have ever played.
Cant you ban him for saying such things. Such blasphemy should not go unpunished!
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