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Why Cant wrpgs and jrpgs live together in harmony?

#1GOZYTPosted 1/24/2013 11:51:20 PM
Is it not acceptable to like both?
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#2xReflectingGodxPosted 1/24/2013 11:55:04 PM
Why can't these topics just stop being made? They're just troll bait or get taken over by trolls or idiots.
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#3Golden MavenPosted 1/25/2013 12:00:25 AM
This topic is thought-provoking.
#4jammiesPosted 1/25/2013 12:05:17 AM
Pearl Harbor.
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#5kobalobasileusPosted 1/25/2013 12:08:14 AM
They can and did co-exist for a long time. This is really the first generation where there has been a major divide. And the divide is caused by the fact that "W"RPGs aren't RPGs at all, but other Action-based genres with a few RPG accoutrements tacked-on, thus fooling the simple minded into thinking they are cool and cultured because they are playing and enjoying an RPG... which is a shooter.

Go back and look at some Western-developed RPGs from the past: Baldur's Gate, Torment, Fallout 1 & 2, Ultima, Wizardry.

Then look at some Japan-developed RPGs from the past: Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Suikoden, Breath of Fire.

There is little appreciable difference between these games. They are all RPGs.

Borderlands, Fallout 3 & New Vegas, Oblivion & Skyrim... These are straight-up action games. Sure, some of them are in franchises that started as RPGs, but they aren't anymore! Some people don't seem to realize that it's possible for games in the same franchise to be different genres.
#6peter_888Posted 1/25/2013 12:08:54 AM
because of it's fans.
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#7red eye dragoonPosted 1/25/2013 12:15:52 AM
Because action/adventure games are now classified as RPG's
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#8BeknessPosted 1/25/2013 12:17:40 AM
Welcome to life
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#9DefYouthPosted 1/25/2013 12:31:36 AM
I like both, for what it's worth...nothing, I guess.
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#10methosagainPosted 1/25/2013 12:40:44 AM
kobalobasileus posted...
They can and did co-exist for a long time. This is really the first generation where there has been a major divide. And the divide is caused by the fact that "W"RPGs aren't RPGs at all, but other Action-based genres with a few RPG accoutrements tacked-on, thus fooling the simple minded into thinking they are cool and cultured because they are playing and enjoying an RPG... which is a shooter.

Go back and look at some Western-developed RPGs from the past: Baldur's Gate, Torment, Fallout 1 & 2, Ultima, Wizardry.

Then look at some Japan-developed RPGs from the past: Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Suikoden, Breath of Fire.

There is little appreciable difference between these games. They are all RPGs.

Borderlands, Fallout 3 & New Vegas, Oblivion & Skyrim... These are straight-up action games. Sure, some of them are in franchises that started as RPGs, but they aren't anymore! Some people don't seem to realize that it's possible for games in the same franchise to be different genres.


LOL at calling FO and Skyrim straight up action games
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