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Which genre is better? JRPGs or WRPGs

#211SinfullyvannilaPosted 11/30/2012 7:45:35 PM
Kingmichael1337 posted...
Tiael posted...
Kingmichael1337 posted...
Tiael posted...
I'm still including DS releases.


yeah that's cheating


Then remove the 3DS and Vita releases.

DS is the same gen as PS3, 360 and Wii.

And I didn't even count things like Jeanne d'Arc or Valkyria Chronicles, though they are (J)SRPGs.

But I'd say you are the one who is full of it in majority of your posts.


it's also cheating because up until ps vita (i'm assuming), handheld systems haven't had the power to play good open-world wrpgs like the elder scrolls games; that's why the psp version of oblivion was cancelled.

since the psp and ds were only capable of crap graphics, jrpg developers had an unfair advantage because crap graphics are their speciality

watch the domination by wrpgs expand over to handhelds this gen too


What does open-world game design have to do with processing power? There were tons of open-world RPGs on the PC in the 90's.

Also, there was a TES game in development for PSP, but it got cancelled.
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#212StriderTunaPosted 11/30/2012 7:45:51 PM
there's usually various twists and such while with wRPGs there's not much twists about that.

In Final Fantasy 4, you don't find out who the true villain is until late in the game.
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#213SinfullyvannilaPosted 11/30/2012 7:56:28 PM(edited)
Yeah, the vast majority of WRPGs have the same story too, "prevent the return of the ancient evil." There's almost always a cult involved.

Both genres are extremely derivative.
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#214StriderTunaPosted 11/30/2012 7:55:11 PM
True, though between the two jRPGs have more character development usually.

In a bitter touch of irony, the least linear jRPG series, is the often Maligned SaGa series. Sure many games have only one final boss, but what you do between the character's starting scenario and the final dungeon is enitrely up to you.
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#215Iampony1Posted 11/30/2012 8:06:17 PM
Rinton posted...
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From: Rinton | #176
StriderTuna posted...
I'll remind you people that wRPGs aren't exactly much better off as most seem to be bug ridden messes that people mainly find enjoyable with various fan mods.

That and it's mainly the mainstream area of jRPGs that is the most problem ridden.


The best selling version of Skyrim is the 360 version. Fallout 3 was a HUGELY successful console game. Oblivion was a hugely successful console game. The Mass Effect series has been hugely successful. Dragon Age Origins was huge on consoles.

WRPGs are great games this gen, and people mainly find them enjoyable on consoles without mods.

Only saving graces for JRPGs are Homefront and Dark Souls.


Successful doesn't mean good, just look at twilight and call of duty.


Only Weeaboo animef**s say Call Of Duty isn't a good game. CoD is arguably the greatest series this generation. It's painfully addictive, skill-intensive, and is HUGELY popular. You are obviously a weeaboo japnerd.


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#216KyerofoxPosted 11/30/2012 8:13:14 PM
Loooots of weeaboo's in here, its sad.
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#217MonstrTruckTaxiPosted 11/30/2012 8:26:07 PM
StriderTuna posted...
True, though between the two jRPGs have more character development usually.

In a bitter touch of irony, the least linear jRPG series, is the often Maligned SaGa series. Sure many games have only one final boss, but what you do between the character's starting scenario and the final dungeon is enitrely up to you.


I've only ever played one SaGa game, last year: SaGa Frontier.

It was really exciting. The way the player & the world interact. The story was pushed so far back into obscurity, however, but I feel like... there's elements in the SaGa series that could be really successful in a WRPG or an modern JRPG.

SaGa to me is WRPG as arcade mode. [exacerbated by art style]


On a side note, I voted "Waffles" because this thread is freaking ridiculous. There's no point setting up all this vitriol over a debate that amounts to "You like what you like, not what s/he likes"
#218WHATZITUYAPosted 11/30/2012 8:35:42 PM
At the moment, probably western.

But they still hold NOTHING on the classics, damn it!
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#219theofficefan99Posted 11/30/2012 8:36:25 PM
lol, I love how this poll completely owned those who constantly bag on JRPG's.
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#220StriderTunaPosted 11/30/2012 8:38:19 PM
You know something about recent Bioware RPGs: in certain ways they remind me of jrpgs (linear, character development)
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