|jesus kung fu magic said:
JRPGs have nothing to do with role playing. Its basically pokemons battle system with people instead of pokemon and thats not cool.
JRPGs actually are very much like the best classic Western rpgs -- SSI's D & D games and the best Ultima games. While contemporary Western rpgs have much more to do with the worst Western RPGs -- Might and Magic, Wizardy, Dungeon Master.
The one good thing about Bioware is that they picked the best school of Western RPGS to influence their games unlike almost every other contemporary Western RPG developer that chose to let the first-person corridor crawling variety be the biggest influence on their games.
(The Fable games, like Bioware's, are also obviously also not in the corridor crawling school, so Molyneux and company get points in my book for that.)