Aeronth wrote:In my humble opinion, most JRPGs don't stand comparison with WRPGs GB covers. They often have shallow characters, a poor storyline, a crude and repetitive combat system, and most of all, very little roleplaying. Even among the popular ones... (no, I won't name them, shhh).
Of course, some of them are worth mentioning -- I'm thinking of Chrono Trigger, for example. But there aren't that many.
I disagree with this quite a bit. These days JRPGs tend to be more complex and involved games than WRPGs are.
But, the fact is that GameBanshee are firmly focused on more traditional Western RPGs, and to a degree hybrid titles and others related to the RPG genre. JRPGs are kind of a distinct think, though we are more than happy to cover JRPGs when they veer more towards a Western formula, like Dragon's Dogma and Dark Souls.
There's also the matter that GameBanshee has a strong focus on the PC community and JRPGs are not exactly known for showing on that platform very often. Even if we wanted to cover JRPGs, I know I'd be the first to admit I'd have no idea where to really start with them. I keep an eye on the market as a whole but I'm hardly an expert and wouldn't really feel qualified to talk at length about them simply because 99% of my gaming is done on a computer.