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What is really the difference between WRPGs and JRPGS?

#61WinternovaPosted 10/11/2013 8:21:02 PM
squidney2k1 posted...
Carth.... vs Lymle


I literally laughed out loud at this. Love it.
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#62vgsrulePosted 10/12/2013 8:00:30 AM
Winternova posted...
I don't like the Japanese tendency to try to use the music as a main character, rather than using the music to support and enhance the game. The music is usually too bombastic, too omni-present, too stereotypical to be enjoyed. That is especially true in a good number of JRPGs, where most of the music is either battle themes or "main map" themes.

Music like Vigil, from Mass Effect 1, when used in Mass Effect 3 has an emotional impact, harkening back to the earlier game, to a simpler time for the characters...it's vastly superior to the typical JRPG score. Especially when there are variations on the theme, like this:

Mass Effect - Vigil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7bE3hUwylQ
Mass Effect 3 - Citadel DLC - Liara's Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xokmq-EnywM

THAT is how you use music to create a scene.

Even open-world RPGs can have a great, diverse soundtrack, like Skyrim: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atM3ZhF8MVs

Sure there are some music tracks that are from a Japanese game that are good. And there are some that deviate from the stereotypical. But, on the whole, I dislike their style and approach and would easily argue that the "best" game music doesn't come from Japan.


I see.

I still disagree, but I understand where you're coming from.

I feel music is most emotional whenever it exhibits some kind of callback. Using the same song remixed, using themes as part of a different song, or integrating them in some way. Kingdom Hearts is the best example of this I can think of for this, and it's one of my favorite soundtracks.

Also, while I like music to be emotional and make an impact, I'm also fine with it just being nice to listen to. I often listen to music from games I've never even played, just because it's good.
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#63vgsrulePosted 10/12/2013 8:01:30 AM
Winternova posted...
squidney2k1 posted...
Carth.... vs Lymle


I literally laughed out loud at this. Love it.


Not sure who Carth is, but Lymle was pretty terrible.
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#64FFTHEWINNERPosted 10/12/2013 9:11:28 AM
Winternova posted...
vgsrule posted...
that encompasses some of the best video game music ever created


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#65FFTHEWINNERPosted 10/12/2013 9:11:42 AM
Winternova posted...
vgsrule posted...
that encompasses some of the best video game music ever created


Opinions are like anuses - everyone has them and they usually stink. ;-)


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#66Lonestar2000Posted 10/12/2013 7:33:32 PM
WRPGs actually have good gameplay.
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