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User Info: toastedmuffin89

toastedmuffin89
4 years ago#1
Is dark souls a WRPG or JRPG - Results (330 votes)
WRPG
25.45% (84 votes)
84
JRPG
51.21% (169 votes)
169
neither genre
23.33% (77 votes)
77
This poll is now closed.
Which genre do you consider the game. I'm pretty sure the development team "from squaresoft" considers it a JRPG.

User Info: toastedmuffin89

toastedmuffin89
4 years ago#2
Its a JRPG just based on the fact you can see the game has Japanese culture not western.

The difference between the two genres is the culture not mechanics.

Just because a game has a turn based combat system doesn't make it a JRPG nor does just because a game have a massive open world make it a WRPG.

User Info: Sinfullyvannila

Sinfullyvannila
4 years ago#3
JRPG. It's from japan and J/WRPG is a regional designation, not a genre.
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jubjub360
4 years ago#4
Role Playing. That's what makes an RPG an RPG.
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User Info: Sony_Fanatic

Sony_Fanatic
4 years ago#5
It's based on where the game was developed, not how it plays. You people...
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RioichiCooper
4 years ago#6
http://penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/western-japanese-rpgs-part-1
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User Info: AXKSION

AXKSION
4 years ago#7
Sony_Fanatic posted...
It's based on where the game was developed, not how it plays. You people...

So, that makes Final Fantasy 9 a WRPG since it was made in Hawaii


Yep, you make perfect sense. *not*



anyhow, doesn't matter if more people vote D Souls as JRPG, since I'll always view them as WRPG. I'm smart enough to realize that where a game was made doesn't change the gameplay to reflect on a genre.
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User Info: Alltra

Alltra
4 years ago#8
Neither.

It's an Action Adventure game. There's no such thing as an Action RPG, it's a misnomer for an Action Adventure game with RPG elements. It's not any different than saying CoD is an RPG just because you can level up, which is frankly ridiculous.

I won't argue that it's Japanese though.
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User Info: Sony_Fanatic

Sony_Fanatic
4 years ago#9
AXKSION posted...
Sony_Fanatic posted...
It's based on where the game was developed, not how it plays. You people...

So, that makes Final Fantasy 9 a WRPG since it was made in Hawaii


Yep, you make perfect sense. *not*



anyhow, doesn't matter if more people vote D Souls as JRPG, since I'll always view them as WRPG. I'm smart enough to realize that where a game was made doesn't change the gameplay to reflect on a genre.


Kinda the reason 'Western' and 'Japanese' are part of the names. You people...
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User Info: StarDestinyGuy

StarDestinyGuy
4 years ago#10
Sinfullyvannila posted...
JRPG. It's from japan and J/WRPG is a regional designation, not a genre.


This. This this this.

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