Originally Posted by Cataclysmic
I just don't get the love for JRPGs. I mean their stories aren't that great are they? They pretty much all boil down to "THE WORLD IS UNDER THREAT FROM SOMETHING BAD. OUR ONLY HOPE IS THIS EMO, GENDER CONFUSED TEENAGER WITH STUPID HAIR. HE / SHE / IT WILL SAVE US ALL
That's what they became with 3D. Pre-3D there was very little of that, and at the very least is was so hard to notice that it was irrelevant. The games were built on top of their writing. With the advances in visuals developers started to put more and more effort into creating an aesthetically stunning game, and writing was often left behind in the process.
The other problem is that people so often think of FF when JRPGs are mentioned. No thought is ever given for your Lost Oddesseys, Fire Emblems, Resonance of Fate, etc. There has been a lot of great JRPGs in the modern era, but the public, and news sites, only focus on the 2 F's.
Ni No Kuni looks to be the first JRPG in a long time to steal the attention away from Squeenix, and good on it, it looks like a phenomenal game.
Originally Posted by Cartoon Head
(you know, cause driving isn't a real sport)
Poop on you.