Is a Japanese gamer not fond of RPGs an alien ? (8)

1 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-08-01 09:12 ID:7SnI4neA

I'm wondering why RPG are so popular in Japan ?
I find this genre boring. The gameplay is pretty poor and the stories always the same. Is a Japanese gamer not fond of RPGs an alien ?

2 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-08-01 20:35 ID:AXnh+gTb

well im a big RPG fan myself, i dont think the gameplay is poor... but i think you just need to like that kind of gameplay. some of the stories might look like some other stories but its never the same (like plot twists)

oh and btw, wtf do you mean with "RPG's an alien"

3 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-08-01 21:01 ID:Heaven

He means Is a Japanese gamer not fond of RPGs an alien.

4 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-08-08 23:35 ID:HYi3Kfii

Thats an unfair minimalist view, it just means his tastes differ to that from the masses.
Its really no big deal.
As for RPGs, I enjoy some, and I feel that Japanese produced RPGs are of a better quality than western equivilants.

5 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-08-09 01:39 ID:eNbg2HBt

Japanese RPGs are better for me because I don't like Action RPGs from the US. I like turn-based because it is similar to playing Dungeons and Dragons on a table top. Plus, Japanese developers make lots of games that are not RPGs. Like platformers and the like.

6 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-08-09 16:30 ID:y+mh43pB

Maybe because they are laid back games. Almost relaxing?

7 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-08-11 19:57 ID:KNgh1ig/

Bigger market for escapism games, less focus on competition like western games (fps and rts).

8 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-08-12 19:28 ID:Heaven

Wrong. Japanese loves competition games, mainly TPS and fighting games.
They play at arcade, so foreigners don't know the fact.

FPS isn't so popular in Japan. To be frank, I think it's boring because it lacks tactical/strategical depth, speed and dynamism compared to third person shooters and fighting games. You won't believe it, but many of us feel so.
RTS was popular in a manner, but it isn't today.

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