Jul 22, 2016
In this episode:
#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.
discuss what a JRPG is (literally “Japanese Roleplaying
- Common mechanics
- Leveling and gearing up
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)
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
- 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!
even go on tangents about how JRPGs influenced our belief systems
and personal philosophies! How’s that for geeky?
we talk about two upcoming spiritual successors to Chrono Trigger,
and Beej gets so excited he preorders one of them while still
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