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I have lost most interest in RPG's. I used to look so forward to them. Here's why.

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Have RPGs lost their magic?

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Oh no ... I'm actually agreeing in some way with the OP.

I will always like my Turn-Based JRPG games more than any Action-based one's.

Though, I disagree with your stance on Shin Megami Tensei.
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Video gaming as a hobby basically died last gen if you loved classic style JRPGs and hated FPS, at least on home consoles. (I basically gave up and turned to tabletop RPGs 7th gen.) It is weird to hear people talk about stuff like Dark Souls like it is an RPG when to my eyes it plays like an action game with a level mechanic. Final Fantasy has dropped all pretenses and gone action derp mode. (Nevermind how basically every remake this gen plays like the original, FF7 NEEDS to be completely different.

Despite all that, I've found more turn-based fare this gen that last, sometimes in surprising places (like Child of Light). I think the classic genre was in rehab last gen and it has returned (albeit in shaky health) this gen. Hopefully it makes a decent recovery next gen; "RPG elements" are like going on a tame fair ride when you want a legit roller coaster.



I feel more or less the same, the dissappearence of most of my favourite JRPG series during the 7th gen, coupled with the few and lackluster replacements I got on home consoles, aside from some notable exceptions (i.e Valkyria Chronicles,Lost Odyssey) made me go to handhelds as my primary gaming devices. I might buy a PS4 in the future, but there isn't much I'm looking forward to play there, and the same could be said for the Xbox One. Wii U had a leaway 'cause Nintendo games are my 2nd favourite thing after JRPGs, but after what happened with the console I'm not in a hurry to buy another product from them, it will take a lot of effort to convince me on doing that.



I think people like what they like when it comes to RPG's,I was recently chatting with a friend about the genre and though he enjoys them, he said he doesn't consider JRPG's to be true RPG's like the latest western releases, where you can change your character's appearance and make the game that much more personal to you, he also said that the open world gameplay adds to rather than subtracts from the experience. I could see where he was coming from, but actually I have often found that the scope of WRPG's in what they set out to achieve leaves the games sometimes fundamentally broken out of the box and it could be several patches before their even remotely playable. In my experience with WRPG's I have encountered all manner of glitches, bugs and poor performances, and it can sometimes be a chore to continue playing them. I rarely if ever have these problems playing Japanese RPG's.

I cans ee what you mean about turn based vs action, I like both myself but have developed more of a taste for Action RPG's in the wake of Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy XII.

I think a big reason there was a change in the HD era was the Xbox 360 and the overall decline of the Japanese home console market in terms of it's buying influence. Japanese devs had to learn fast that the times had changed and not all of them made it, especially ones who got duped into making their games exclusive to the 360 which brought with it the arrival of true shooter domination. The good thing about having Sony or even Nintendo on top in a generation is their desire to bring variety to the table, and if that means 10 games selling at 750k-1.5m that's fine, a good day at the office even, where as when the 360 was effectively leading the industry the attitude was about heavy sales from Microsoft which is why they cancelled Cry On from mistwalker for example, where as had the games B;u Dragon and Lost Odyssey been released on the PS3 they would been happy with the sales and continued on with Cry On.



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Yeah, love me some classic style turn-based RPGs. In fact I'm currently playing Dragon Quest 9 and Pokemon Black.

So yeah, I agree.



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niceguygameplayer said:

routsounmanman said:
Try Persona 5. Or better, Shin Megami Tensei IV. You can thank me later.

I would, but as a Christian, the satanic themes are just too much for me.

Angelus said:
Play Divitiny: Original Sin. The battles aren't random (though there's a few exceptions), but it's the best turn based RPG I've played in many years

It sounds anti Christian. I am a Christian. Maybe the name is misleading?

Well,you're missing out on great RPGs because of that. I can assure you, that there are Christians on this site, and they've been able to enjoy those games just fine. Are you willing to bite the bullet in order to play a genre that you love?



niceguygameplayer said:

It sounds anti Christian. I am a Christian. Maybe the name is misleading?

It's not. Divinity is Larian's flagship RPG franchise. It's just a CRPG like Baldur's Gate, but more modern and with a very polished combat system.



VGPolyglot said:
niceguygameplayer said:

I would, but as a Christian, the satanic themes are just too much for me.

It sounds anti Christian. I am a Christian. Maybe the name is misleading?

Well,you're missing out on great RPGs because of that. I can assure you, that there are Christians on this site, and they've been able to enjoy those games just fine. Are you willing to bite the bullet in order to play a genre that you love?

Doom is a perfect Christian game for example. Ripping and tearing at the forces of hell feels very rewarding :)



WolfpackN64 said:
VGPolyglot said:

Well,you're missing out on great RPGs because of that. I can assure you, that there are Christians on this site, and they've been able to enjoy those games just fine. Are you willing to bite the bullet in order to play a genre that you love?

Doom is a perfect Christian game for example. Ripping and tearing at the forces of hell feels very rewarding :)

Yeah, I don't understand why people criticize Doom for being a Satanic game, when the demons are the enemy.



routsounmanman said:
Try Persona 5. Or better, Shin Megami Tensei IV. You can thank me later.

Yep. Persona 5, SMT IV, SMT IV: Apocalypse, Etrian Odyssey II Untold, Etrian Odyssey IV, Fire Emblem 3DS games, Devil Survivor on 3DS, Bravely Default 1 & 2. Good JRPGs never really died. They just moved to portable systems. 



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