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Topic: Western RPGs on Switch

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JasmineDragon

I play a lot of Skyrim and would be very happy to get Wasteland 2. PoE2 also looks pretty great. This isn't really my favorite genre these days due to the crushing time commitment required, but it's always nice to have a few of them around.

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JasmineDragon wrote:

I play a lot of Skyrim and would be very happy to get Wasteland 2. PoE2 also looks pretty great. This isn't really my favorite genre these days due to the crushing time commitment required, but it's always nice to have a few of them around.

I am in the same boat as you time commitment is killing me. I want more screen play but work doesn't play well with NS.

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HappyAxiom

Torpian wrote:

Don't forget Battle Chasers - I'm playing it on the PC at the moment and it's a lot of fun.

Battle Chasers, while developed by a western company, is a JRPG. These genres are not defined by their origin but by their gameplay.

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Octane

That doesn't make sense at all.

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@Octane
Well, even the developers of Battle Chasers claim it to be a JRPG, so...
But please discuss. I'm open to change my mind.
What defines a Western RPG?

Edit: Alright, I've done some research into this and they pretty much confirmed my thoughts on what differentiates a WRPG from a JRPG.
Basically it comes down to this: we call JRPGs Japanese because the genre originated in Japan, while the WRPG originated in the west. Most fans of the genres though seem to agree that western developers can perfectly well make a JRPG and Japanese or Asian developers can make a WRPG. The genres are mostly defined by gameplay, aesthetics and themes. Although to be fair, in the last decade the lines between them have been seriously blurred.

Think of it like this: if you order a Hawaiian pizza in New York, you will still receive a pizza with ham and pineapple. Just because it was made in New York doesn't automatically make it a New York pizza. It's the ingredients that are important, not where it was made.

Edited on by HappyAxiom

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