It was nice to see xenoblade win game of the month, but I have some thoughts on the article
"Coming at a time when people all over the industy are declaring the JRPG dead or dormant, "
you ignore those minority of people.
"Xenoblade takes the absolute best that classics in the genre have to offer and pairs them with modern gameplay mechanics and a presentation that pushes the Wii to its absolute limit "
jrpg isnt a genre, and xenoblade only did was ff 12 did first.........
"Xenoblade truly is the JRPG many have been waiting for. Many claim that originality and innovation have been lost in the JRPG, but Xenoblade Chronicles proves that that simply isn't the case. "
Many other japanese rpgs prove that isnt the case........this just might be the most mainstream in the US for some reason
To sum up:
I love xenoblade, i love rpgfan, I just dont like the sensationalistic writing sometimes.