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Old 04-26-2014   #24
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Does Nier count as an RPG?


Because if it does, Nier is the best RPG in at least a decade.

I assume this topic is only talking about JRPGs and not WRPGs, because apart from, like, The Witcher, WRPGs are kind of not a thing anymore.

I've recently been playing through Xenogears, as ya'll already know, and it's probably good that I didn't play it back in the day because holy fuck is that game a lot of bullshit. I haven't played a lot of RPGs in recent years (I mean holy shit how many fucking Atelier games can there be? Fuck that stuff) but the ones that I have played have been pretty mediocre, and the graphics didn't really contribute to that. A game can have graphics like Vesperia and still be a shit game. In fact, that game is called Tales of Xillia. Boom.

For me, I guess it's a matter of RPGs not really evolving past the graphical level. I get fed up with a lot of presentation in JRPGs. Tales of Xillia just felt like more of the same, because it fucking was. The same style of humor. The same stock character types. The same themes as the other Tales games. It just felt like a hollow experience overall.

The fact that Bravely Default is so highly regarded baffles me. Bravely Default is fine for, like, the first few hours but god fucking damn they ruin everything that game has going for it, which is mostly at the mechanical level because it isn't on a story or character level. Bravely Default is a game that wanted to give players an old school JRPG with new school innovations, the best being the ability to set encounter rates and speed up random battles. But in their whole 'Let's make an old school RPG' they went too far and made it absolutely fucking tedious in the end. It had great ideas but the package on the whole suffers for their old school design mentality.

There's a case to be made for older RPGs, but I wouldn't say that older ones are better. And I blame Final Fantasy 10 for ruining everything. Fuck that game!

Show me an RPG that is on the level of Nier. Trick question, you can't. That game is GOAT.
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