A History of JRPGs, Console RPGs, and Light RPGs

08 May 2010

Concerned over the "shoddy journalism" that seems to show up whenever JRPGs are discussed, the RPG Fanatic has taken it upon himself to provide a "real" history of Japanese role-playing games, console-style RPGs, and light RPGs. The video history is broken up into two installments, with the first spending quite a bit of time on the early CRPG days of Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord, Akalabeth: World of Doom, and The Black Onyx in order to provide some background information on why RPGs have become so popular in Japan. The guy has also recently reviewed the NES version of Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord (with the help of a sword wearing a pair of Groucho glasses...), so I've embedded that below, too. Have at 'em:





 
 

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