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JRPG's

#21PhaseSlaethePosted 3/6/2013 11:36:17 AM
Alltra posted...
No, it's not dying, they just cater to a very small niche of Otaku Gamers.


They being a very small group of the larger population.
#22AlltraPosted 3/6/2013 11:52:17 AM
They're a small group within a small group.

The problem is that JRPGs stopped trying to appeal to as many people as possible, and only cater to a niche within a niche.

But within that niche within a niche, it's very popular and profitable.
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#23PhaseSlaethePosted 3/6/2013 12:06:52 PM
Alltra posted...
They're a small group within a small group.

The problem is that JRPGs stopped trying to appeal to as many people as possible, and only cater to a niche within a niche.

But within that niche within a niche, it's very popular and profitable.


The problem is only moron casuals think every game needs every audience.

The other problem is, those moron casuals think something like Atelier is indicative of the fake genre of JRPG.
#24PhandralPosted 3/6/2013 12:26:11 PM
jrr18 posted...
it moved to handhelds.


This.
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#25AstroshakPosted 3/6/2013 2:27:20 PM
You_Need_A_Life posted...
When exactly did RPGs start getting divided into Japanese and Western again? What was wrong with traditional RPGs and Action RPGs? Suppose a Western developer makes an RPG in the style of the old Final Fantasy games - is it considered a "JRPG" even though it's not actually Japanese? If a Japanese dev made a game like The Elder Scrolls (which is an Action RPG), would that not be considered a "JRPG," even though it was made in Japan, simply because it doesn't have turn-based battle screens?

Honestly, this whole sub-dividing of genres is stupid. What's next, JFPS games? Are we gonna start putting the first letter of the country where a game was made in front of its genre all the time now? Is Metal Gear Solid JStealth, whereas The Twin Snakes is CStealth? The hell?


Actually .. it was "RPG", "console style RPG", "Action RPG", "Strategy RPG" as the four main types of RPG. The first one eventually came to be referred to as PC RPG's because that was where they largely made their home, was on computers and not consoles.

The few RPG's that made the crossover from computer to console got reduced considerably. Eye of the Beholder (NES), Pool of Raidance (NES), The Bard's Tale (NES), Might and Magic 2 (Gen), and others are all prime examples of the "reduction" of the RPG when making that transition. Then, FF7 (PS1) and FF8 (PS1) appeared on the PC, without any sort of reduction or "dumbing down".

Starting with the XBox, and then continuing into the PS3/XBox360 generation of consoles, RPG's, whether "console" or "PC" have appeared in almost identical versions on multiple platforms, including both consoles and PC. So people lost sight of the difference between RPG's on computers and RPG's on consoles, and in a desperate need to classify, started calling them WRPG and JRPG.

JRPG is not a real genre. Nor is WRPG. But, just as a lot of made up words become real words over time, so too shall WRPG and JRPG become real genres of RPG, replacing the Console and PC RPG genres. If, that is, people can agree whether the difference is where the game is made, or the style of the game. There are a ton of people willing to argue over that. Lots think it has to do with where the game is made (so an American version of Final Fantasy would be WRPG) but an equally large number of people think that it has to do with the style of the RPG (which were ALL created in America, rendering the difference moot, though neither side of that argument likes to hear that fact).
#26LemonKweenstaaa(Topic Creator)Posted 3/7/2013 4:19:09 PM
Hm, not at all surprised the 6th option is winning.
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#27AtalalamaPosted 3/10/2013 1:29:59 PM
LemonKweenstaaa posted...
racist


Yeah, that's it right there.
#28_tanjil_Posted 3/10/2013 1:32:41 PM
jrr18 posted...
it moved to handhelds.


^ people who deny this don't know what they're talking about

Also pretty sad what the majority answer is. Gamefaqs - If they dislike it, it must meant they're racist -_-

What about people who grew up playing jrpgs and think they suck now?
#29PhaseSlaethePosted 3/10/2013 1:34:33 PM
_tanjil_ posted...
jrr18 posted...
it moved to handhelds.


^ people who deny this don't know what they're talking about

Also pretty sad what the majority answer is. Gamefaqs - If they dislike it, it must meant they're racist -_-

What about people who grew up playing jrpgs and think they suck now?


Evolving tastes, to the last line.

Sure, we have more misses now than hits. But that doesn't mean "J"RPGs suck. As a blanket statement. Because that is all this pathetic site can do.

Also, yeah. "J"RPG basically found their home on handhelds. And that is alright. SMT4 is enough to be a system seller, even if I already have a 3DS.
#30ShineboxerPosted 3/10/2013 1:36:18 PM
lol @ the racism accusation.
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