Jul 22, 2016
In this episode:
- It’s #JRPGJuly,
and you guys know by now that we are both huge fans of roleplaying
games! But more than just any RPG, we adore JRPGs. In this episode,
we discuss our history of why we prefer the unique genre to the
more traditional Western RPG.
- We discuss what a JRPG is (literally
“Japanese Roleplaying Game”)
- Common mechanics
- Turn based battles
- Leveling and gearing up
- Being able to “grind” your way to the
next part of the game
- Typically have a Japanese story
translated, not a western story from our culture.
- Pre-made characters and narrative vs
Character creator/player choice (think Fallout/Skyrim)
- Both of us cut our teeth on the genre
with early Final Fantasy games, Pokemon games, and Super Mario RPG:
Legend of the Seven Stars on SNES.
- Additionally, we discuss our current
favorites, the standouts from the past we just can’t get go of, and
the ones we are most looking forward to in the future!
- We even go on tangents about how
JRPGs influenced our belief systems and personal philosophies!
How’s that for geeky?
- Plus, we talk about two upcoming
spiritual successors to Chrono Trigger, and Beej gets so excited he
preorders one of them while still recording.
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