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

#11ChaingunmasterPosted 9/4/2011 11:33:03 AM
They just aren't what they used to be. Whilst I enjoyed FFXIII I'd say the last JRPGs to have heart were The World Ends With You and Nier.
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#12NightMareBunny(Topic Creator)Posted 9/4/2011 11:40:42 AM
VampiricDragon_ posted...
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


is rpgamer a popular site or something? if not i can see why reviews from it aren't posted
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#13antoinejonesPosted 9/4/2011 11:40:53 AM
because hating on JRPGs are the cool thing to do this GEN while praising FPSs is the cool thing to do... its nothing but a fad....

i mean in the PS1 and 2 days I had plenty of friend that didnt like jrpgs because "you take turns hitting eachother" and loved shooters but I could get on a message board, mention a JRPG and not get 15 out of 20 posts that said "loljrpg" or "jrpgs suck" etc etc... not to mention there was hardly a JRPG ythat got rated less than an 8
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#14VampiricDragon_Posted 9/4/2011 11:48:04 AM(edited)
@NightMareBunny: rpgamer is extremely popular rpg site and the people there know rpgs. They are also known as one of the stingiest.

Another example, grand knight history (those of you who love rpgs will know this game) recently got a 36/40 from the biggest review name in japan, but that is hardly known because its not cool to post.
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#15lambchipsPosted 9/4/2011 11:47:53 AM
rpg fan is a niche site, thats why people dont notice it
if it doesnt have a video review or highly advertized people pass it off

most niche gamers go there to get their jrpg fix
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#16VampiricDragon_Posted 9/4/2011 11:52:38 AM(edited)
@lambchips
I was referring to rpgamer.com Which is generally more respected than even rpgfan.com

But even mainstream sites like ign,1up will review rpgs from japan fairly high.

Hell I was shocked as anyone when ign gave kingdom hearts recoded an 8. And disgaea 3 a 6.5

Its a topsy turvey world.
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#17schlanzPosted 9/4/2011 11:55:15 AM
Xenoblade Chronicles would like a word with you

JRPGs in general have stagnated way too much.
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#18VampiricDragon_Posted 9/4/2011 11:57:49 AM(edited)
In my opinion they havent really stagnated at all. And have been far more innovative this gen than people give credit for in terms of both gameplay and art style.

Where things havent been great to me is US voice acting. Its been mostly awful.
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