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November 30th, 2014, 23:16
Since there have been news threads about Valkyria Chronicles and there is now a staff member with a Fire Emblem avatar, anyone up for posting some news about major JRPGS announcements? Why not, considering many are truer to what RPGs used to be like? I know there has been an announcement about Etrian Odyssey 5 and other such relevant news. Why not generate some discussion about this?

I'd do it myself but I understand the staff wouldn't ever trust me with any sort of staff access.

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November 30th, 2014, 23:25
I don't care about emblems.

I finished Valkyria Chronicles (main story, still didn't touch side content because I'm on DA3 but will return to it) and am saying it's worth every penny.

Why?
- Perfectly made TB combat where you can save after every move not on some bloody phonegame/outdated_console checkpoints
- No endless respawns except where it's a part of a mission (but you stop them for example by destroying the bridge they're crossing)
- Very good story
- Superb music
- Graphics style that just can't get outdated

Buy now. Forget other jRPGs, definetly get this one first.

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November 30th, 2014, 23:25
There are already newsposts about major JRPG announcements. What more do you want?

The majority of members here aren't particularly focused on JRPGs, so "generating" discussions on the topic isn't likely to happen.
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November 30th, 2014, 23:35
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
There are already newsposts about major JRPG announcements. What more do you want?

The majority of members here aren't particularly focused on JRPGs, so "generating" discussions on the topic isn't likely to happen.
Other than the occasional PC port I don't recall seeing it happening. And the good reception of VC in particular has proven there is an audience.

This is not my board but I don't understand why forego such a treasure trove of niche games full of originality, audacious RPG mechanics and spunk.

Just recently these was a port of Shin Megami Tensei on iPhone, which is a Wizardry clone on steroids full of difficult dungeons, occult themes and intriguing and difficult choices to make, for only $7.99.

It might only ever cater to a minority of members but I think a lot of people would make great discoveries.

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December 1st, 2014, 02:44
It is the editorial policy/focus of this site that we primarily cover only western style RPG's. Basically, the editors and staff have never been overly interested in JRPG's though from time to time we have given them some coverage. There are plenty of other sites which are dedicated to JRPG's. IF a staff member wishes to cover/follow/report on a particular JRPG, then they are at liberty to do so. Most of the time, our regular newsposters (and until recently we only had Couch) are just too busy covering our primary market. It's the same reason we cut back on our coverage of MMO's a few years ago; not enough interest and too little time. All of this is subject to change depending on current staff!!

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December 1st, 2014, 05:52
I'm afraid I won't be of much help to you, my avatar aside. The recent games that remind me most of what I enjoyed in Fire Emblem are western and on the PC — Massive Chalice, Crusader Kings, etc.

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December 1st, 2014, 12:06
What Corwin said

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December 2nd, 2014, 17:17
I love jRPGs but I think we only should cover them when/if they are ported to Windows (like it's the case with Valkyiria Chronicles).
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December 3rd, 2014, 22:51
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I love jRPGs but I think we only should cover them when/if they are ported to Windows (like it's the case with Valkyiria Chronicles).
I knew it. "Focusing on single player RPGs", right. This is blatant platformism!

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December 3rd, 2014, 23:30
And? Many of us stick to the place exactly because of that.

If you don't like it, you can always try Square Enix forums. They're hating PC and are console/phone oriented.

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I was joking in case you hadn't noticed.

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December 4th, 2014, 20:11
I'm a newb, but I only post about JRPGs if there is a Windows port. In that case, then I think they're fair game.
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