on 15 May 2018
Seems like you want to count WRPGs as JRPG and from what I have played FE is very much standard FF Tactics without much groundbreaking, Elder Scroll is just a boring game for me =p won't comment on Fallout because I never got interested in playing, DQ I haven't played in ages and Xenoblade I hated their PS2 entry.
Most would say that a JRPG isn't defined as a RPG made in Japan, but on its elements... anyway as I said if one want to consider Pokemon a JRPG (no problem in my opinion) he shouldn't say FF recently lost it's lead as the main JRPG because pokemon sell more and have more talking going on.
Xenoblade is a Nintendo IP, since when it was on ps2? That is Xenosaga. Xenoblade is real-time RPG with strategy and chain attack/combo to take advantage of enemy weakness like a MMO single player, not tradition turn-base like Xenogears or Xenosaga. It also have very big world, especially with Xenoblade X is full open world, you can go anywhere you want. About Pokemon is a JRPG, i can agree with you that he shouldn't say FF recently lost it's lead as the main JRPG, a bit mistake here, he should mention the popular of the brand or the 1st rank of JRPG that is FF, not the sale
Sorry if I thought you would understand by Xenoblade entry what was the IP before it that was on PS2, because guess what, you knew what game it was but decided to try to one up.
I don't understand your remark about the lose in the ranking.
Final Fantasy hasn't been the premier RPG franchise for Japan in years.... The last mainline Final Fantasy in the series to score high with critcs was Final Fantasy 12 - and that was back in 2006...
Exactly, in fact Xenosaga III was better than FFXII but because it is a niche game so it was overshadow by FFXII. However, nowadays a lot FF fans including many Sony fans still believe FF series is the face of JRPG and the first class of all JRPG so not a surprise that he mistook it
I don't think FF is the face of JRPG, it is just my favourite RPG game independent of being JRPG, WRPG or any other variance.