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« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2011, 11:33:44 AM »
Well, shit like Ar Tanalco 3 sure won't help.
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« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2011, 02:39:48 PM »
Back in the good old days you were a nerd for playing any kind of video game.  When did this shit go mainstream?


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Seriously, I'm just not friends with people that would mock me for playing JRPGs. I have friends that don't like JRPGs but they are mature enough not to pester me for enjoying them. Then again, most of my friends love RPGs, Anime, Sci-Fi and are generally geeky so life is good.

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« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2011, 03:50:51 PM »
All I know is that a few people at my university hate everything from Japan. Their first exposure was that horrible Dante's Inferno anime. They refused to believe that Zelda and Mario were Japanese games though, because 'they're good games! They can't be from Japan!'

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« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2011, 04:18:21 PM »
All I know is that a few people at my university hate everything from Japan. Their first exposure was that horrible Dante's Inferno anime. They refused to believe that Zelda and Mario were Japanese games though, because 'they're good games! They can't be from Japan!'

So much for wanting to shoot down xenophobia! Though that's an awful reason to be judgmental because it's more Korean and AMERICAN than Japanese.

Anyways, I think a lot of the backlash could be getting tired of the genre and novelty of WRPGs that are now more prevalent on consoles. Tying into that there's a lot about JRPGs that are considered archaic whether or not they should be (I tend to get annoyed with turn based being cited as such), but there really are a lot of JRPGs that are tiresome and dull to play because they don't address the faults very well (part of the reason I imagine turn based is considered archaic is due to drawn out, boring battles in games like Lost Odyssey), and it doesn't help when some like NIS seem to be increasingly more interested in pandering than keeping a modicum of taste.

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« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2011, 04:47:14 PM »
people who play jrpgs are reek of doritos and sweaty socks and i avoid eye contact so their germs dont spread to me

i dont want to be judged by the public their opinion matters a lot

brb buyin iodized salt jrpgs are from japan and may have the radiation

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« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2011, 08:36:00 PM »
haha. you forgot we also have rooms fulled with empty bottles of various flavors of mountain dew!

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« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2011, 10:08:19 PM »
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« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2011, 10:26:02 PM »
Lately, like others have mentioned, I think it's just the state of the genre.  It's all pretty stale.  You know something is wrong when a Tales of game is considered one of the best current gen jrpgs. 

Thankfully, I do have some PSX/2 games I missed out on growing up and have them in my backlog to play now.  I also appreciate that I can throw on my rose-colored glasses and enjoy those older rpgs as well.


All I know is that a few people at my university hate everything from Japan. Their first exposure was that horrible Dante's Inferno anime. They refused to believe that Zelda and Mario were Japanese games though, because 'they're good games! They can't be from Japan!'

In same the same vein, people who make rants like that, then go off on their love of Street Fighter make me facepalm so hard.

I honestly have no idea what you are talking about, Alicia.  I have been made fun of by more people for loving hockey (several) than I ever have for liking JRPGs (0).

Snooty people?  I haven't run into anyone like that on the east coast.
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« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2011, 11:26:15 PM »
thats just the thing i dont think its stale.

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« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2011, 01:26:59 AM »
thats just the thing i dont think its stale.

I even love FF13

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« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2011, 02:02:35 AM »


this. this is why.

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« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2011, 02:07:56 AM »
AEDIS ECLIPSE, MOTHERFUCKERS.
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« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2011, 02:56:02 AM »
I don't understand the whole "androgynous characters" criticism. I know it's a matter of personal taste, but it just seems like a dumb reason to bash a game. I don't see how it detracts from the gameplay or storytelling. And frankly, I feel that with some(not all) of the people who make this criticism there's an undercurrent of homophobia. I noticed this watching Spoony's FFX review. Some people act as if all men should conform to our notions of masculinity, and if they don't they must be gay and gay=bad.
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« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2011, 03:01:32 AM »
Vaan and Tidus aren't androgynous. It's just that Vaan looks like he's a 30 year old tanning bed addict trying to pass off as a 14 year old so he can star in some sort of creepy 'barely legal' "teenage" porno thing, whereas Tidus kind of does too actually only he dresses a lot worse.

Also alicia weren't you going to draw some monsters or something DON'T LEAVE ME HANGING BRO-LADY.
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« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2011, 04:03:50 AM »