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What's the difference between JRPG and regular RPG?

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I don't really see the difference. They are both Rpg.



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One is made in Japan.
One usually follows pretty boy teenagers.
Ones usual story is to save the world.
One usual has turn-based battles
One has the most over-rated series in history (FF)

EDIT - That said. I like JRPGs.

I prefer SRPG even though Ive yet to finish 2 I really like. FE:PoR and Yggdra Union.



One is good the other is terrible and comes out of Japan.



Valkyria00 said:
One is made in Japan.
One usually follows pretty teenagers of questionable gender.
Ones usual story is to save the world.
One usual has turn-based battles
One has the most over-rated series in history (FF)

 

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Genderless Hooker said:

One is good the other is terrible and comes out of Japan.

After trying to play Blue Dragon for umpteenth time, I am coming to agree with this. :/ I got interested in jrpg:s because of lost odyssey but everything else has been disappointing.

 



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KylieDog said:
Valkyria00 said:
One is made in Japan.
One usually follows pretty teenagers of questionable gender.
Ones usual story is to save the world.
One usual has turn-based battles
One has the most over-rated series in history (FF)

 

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Garnett said:
KylieDog said:
Valkyria00 said:
One is made in Japan.
One usually follows pretty teenagers of questionable gender.
Ones usual story is to save the world.
One usual has turn-based battles
One has the second-best series in history (FF)

 

Fixed.

 

 

 

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Genderless Hooker said:

One is good the other is terrible and comes out of America and other Western Nations.

 

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Heavens to Murgatoids.

BTFeather55 said:
Garnett said:
KylieDog said:
Valkyria00 said:
One is made in Japan.
One usually follows pretty teenagers of questionable gender.
Ones usual story is to save the world.
One usual has turn-based battles
One has the second-best over-rated series in history (FF)

 

Fixed.

 

 

 

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Id appreciate if you didnt alter my post BTFeather

 



The big differences are that JRPGs have interesting characters and try to tell interesting stories while most Western RPGs from Wizardry and Might and Magic ( and other than Bioware's which have their own problems stemming from the use of the dialogue trees and pick your own path storylines, but do feature actual characters or the Ultima and SSI D & D games from the Golden Age of PC gaming which were true classics) to games like Morrowind, etc, trap you in first-person, maze crawling dungeons that usually have no point and no real stories and you create your own character. They are like FPS games slowed down so that you use stats instead of shooting, and they are much more tedious and headache inducing than FPS games.



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