I don't separate RPGs into these categories. In fact I was expecting something like "action RPG vs. menu RPG" and such.
I don't think of them as W/JRPG so much as "open world" or having a more determined story. Something like Mass Effect is in between those two to me.
Then you have strange beasts like FFXII too.
I can't say I like one type better than the other. I like a game like Skyrim for the crafted world, whereas something like Final Fantasy X I love for the narrative.
blitz_0623 Posted 2/17/2013 11:53:45 PM
I was coming in to vote Console-style RPG.
iPr0kkaFTW Posted 2/17/2013 11:54:50 PM
Western RPGs pretty much dominated this generation with Elder Scrolls, Fallout and Mass Effect. I only enjoyed a few JRPGs this generation such as Persona, Xenoblade Chronicles and Ni No Kuni.
Also is Demon's Souls & Dark Souls considered a WRPG or JRPG? Definitely enjoyed those two.
Rabillion Posted 2/18/2013 2:44:46 AM
A typical JRPG is the little kid/teenager ends up saving the world from destruction. Party members consist of the stereotypical ditzy girl, loner, and token "old" guy (anyone 20+ years old). It's basically the same old story re-told a few hundred times.
Now I'm not saying WRPG storylines are all that original either, but at least the majority (if not all) don't revolve around the protagonist being jail bait. Dragon Age is my favorite WRPG. My favorite JRPG will always be Suikoden II.
Deimos259 Posted 2/18/2013 2:45:25 AM
The ones that play like Final Fantasy --- http://db.tt/jUBeVEo9
Iamthekuzalol Posted 2/18/2013 2:46:58 AM
This gen alone, i would say WRPG, of all times, it's JRPG and it's not even close.
656stooge Posted 2/18/2013 2:47:59 AM
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