I'm a slightly older gamer whose heydey was in the 8 and 16 bit era. Or I should say, back when we talked about bits. In those days, the turn based RPG was probably my favorite genre. Though all you needed to say was RPG and people knew what you meant.
It seems that the end has come for my favorite kind of game. Which is a shame, because for years my wife and I enjoyed grinding through nonsense JRPGs together on the couch after work. Not so sound even grouchier than I am, but any ideas why such games aren't made anymore?
Skyrim sounds great, but do all RPGs have to be action games with character building? Even turn based stuff like the Penny Arcade games ask just enough of the player that my wife checks out. Anyway, just curious what the thinking was. And also if you guys knew if I was missing any (yes, we've finished Dragon Quest VIII and even Enchanted Arms).