|Sky Render said:
The difference, traditionally, has been that Japanese RPGs have been derived from the system that Dragon Quest introduced, while most western RPGs have been based upon the system that Dungeons & Dragons introduced. Over the years, the two have begun to meld into each other, but the split is still fairly apparent in one respect: JRPGs are almost universally simpler in gameplay interface than WRPGs.
SRPG is short for Strategy RPG. That's an entirely different kettle of fish, and what you might even call a prototype melding of WRPG and JRPG on neutral grounds. I'll let somebody else go into detail about them, however.
This is an odd description. Dragon Quest was inspired by Wizardry and Ultima.
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