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Why Are JRPG's shunned by your average review sites?

#1NightMareBunnyPosted 9/4/2011 11:07:13 AM
seems they don't get any respect in the gaming community and when it comes to sites that review games JRPG's usually get made fun of and poked at

why is that?
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#2Sand_FlarePosted 9/4/2011 11:09:16 AM
Only the bad ones. Which are most of them this gen.
#3AsucaHayashiPosted 9/4/2011 11:17:40 AM(edited)
because most have been bad?

xenoblade on wii is the best jrpg in years and was reviewed appropriately and i'm inclined to agree with the high marks.

it's the first game on a home console i've played for years where i actually played more than i was watching cutscenes during the first several hours of the game.
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#4NightMareBunny(Topic Creator)Posted 9/4/2011 11:12:40 AM
what about disgaea?
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#5temgunPosted 9/4/2011 11:14:38 AM
Well let's see, the only good JRPGs I've played in this generation have been Lost Odyssey and Xenoblade Chronicles. Both of them have been received positively. Everything else has been crap or mediocre at best and has been received negatively. Dat logic.
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#6VampiricDragon_Posted 9/4/2011 11:26:29 AM(edited)
Most get pretty damn good reviews across the board. Only the uber bad ones get the bad reviews across the board.

dq vi, radiant historia,pokemon black white, tactics ogre psp, recoded, disgaea 4,xenoblade, last story, inazuma eleven 1 ( european reviews), solorobo ( european reviews) ect all got mostly good reviews. Games like WKC 2 did not because the game stunk.

Even famitsu which is largely regarded as the most respected review source in japan has given fantastic scores.

Unfortunately most of the time only negative stuff only gets posted so thats all people think there is.
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#7NightMareBunny(Topic Creator)Posted 9/4/2011 11:25:32 AM
i know there's good reviews out there but i mean the average reviewer
the ones that you'll usually see posted or find straight on the web
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#8THE_PS1_PATRIOTPosted 9/4/2011 11:27:06 AM
Sand_Flare posted...
Only the bad ones. Which are most of them this gen.

The best answer so far.
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#9ComfortablySadPosted 9/4/2011 11:27:41 AM
Most jRPGs this gen are junk which is why they're shunned. I think the lack of Dsigaea 4 reviews are due to the length of the game...hopefully. =)
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#10VampiricDragon_Posted 9/4/2011 11:32:07 AM(edited)
I am talking about the average reviewer. Like I said unfortunately the ones youll see posted are only the negative ones

For example these would rarely be posted unless I took it upon myself.

http://www.rpgamer.com/games/loh/loh6fc/reviews/loh6fcstrev3.html
http://www.rpgamer.com/games/other/nds/nora/reviews/norastrev1.html
http://www.rpgamer.com/games/other/nds/radhistoria/reviews/radhistoriastrev2.html

And then youll get the uninformed posts, the generalizations that your seeing here
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