The REAL History of JRPGs / console rpgs / light style RPGS, ETC

        
In this two part video  I talk about the actual history of Japanese computer rpgs, along with what they are and what they are not. I also criticize the recent "JRPG" label and tear the so-called "genre" apart by analyzing the common game mechanics found in these games. 
 
 
  

   

     
6 Comments
6 Comments
Posted by therpgfanatic

        
In this two part video  I talk about the actual history of Japanese computer rpgs, along with what they are and what they are not. I also criticize the recent "JRPG" label and tear the so-called "genre" apart by analyzing the common game mechanics found in these games. 
 
 
  

   

     
Posted by Video_Game_King

Real history? You mean my German textbooks lied to me when they said that there was no anime Holocaust? Seriously, why do I get the vibe that you don't like JRPGs?

Posted by Dork_Metamorphosis

Surprised how interesting both videos were.  Nice work, and some good insights as well.  

Posted by minorinya

Very informative. Thanks, and thanks for bring up the topic of culture-ignorance. I don't see us saying WRPGs.

Posted by Kai7os

Dude that was great! that was really informative ^^

Edited by Brodehouse

There really is no games journalism, because any instance of real journalism gets a writer less access to the people he needs to know to do his job.  There are games writers, I don't believe there are really games journalists.
 
And you'd probably get further on the 'scholarly' aspect of this if you removed the emotional outbursts.  I'm not commentating on the content, merely the presentation.