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Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by soulx, Sep 21, 2013.

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FPS OR JRPG, ULTIMATE FACE OFF

  1. JRPG CLOUD SEPHIROTH MASTER RACEF

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  2. FPS MASTER GENRE 360 QUICKSCOPE LOL FAGET

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  1. soulx
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    soulx GBAtemp Legend

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    If you've been on GBAtemp for longer than a week, you've probably noticed this.

    "Dudebros and their Call of Booties and Battlefields ruining games for the rest of us"
    "A new Call of Duty is coming out, lol it's all the same."
    "Lame Theft Auto made $1 billion in profit? WHY HAVE THE GAMING GODS FORSAKEN US"
    "All those cutscenes in Uncharted, IT'S PRACTICALLY A MOVIE!"

    You can have a two-billion page thread for Pokemon 69 but barely anything for games like the Last of Us.

    Guys, generic JRPG #2345 isn't any better than Call of Duty #763. Yes, you can have both good gameplay and graphics. Cutscenes don't mark the ruin of videogames.

    And I'd much rather play a game with this



    instead of this



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  2. tatripp

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    Almost all FPS suck but so do almost all JRPG. I say it is a tie for worst place with solitare.
     
  3. FireGrey

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    You just insulted Pokemon X and Y.
    Prepare to die.
     
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  4. calmwaters

    calmwaters Cat's best friend

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    I've been on here all week and I haven't noticed this. And I would rather play Hocus Pocus and Okami instead of some generic JRPG/Shooter.
     
  5. BAHIM Z 360

    BAHIM Z 360 B-but I'm not a new member :(

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    I hope you know that not all JRPGs are like Final Bullshit XIII right?
     
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    I love it when people hate on a new release in a popular series when they haven't even played the new release/the last release etc etc. "OH SAINTS THEFT ROW 65 SUCKS IT'S JUST MORE OF THE SAME OLD DUMB SHOOTING PEOPLE SHIT AND IT'S SO STUPID AND I HATE WHEN PEOPLE JIZZ OVER IT IT'S SO OVERRATED CUZ PEOPLE LIKE IT". It's a dumb fucking argument and needs to stop being made, especially when the game isn't even out yet.

    "OH BATTLEFIELD 4 JUST MORE OF THE SAME OLD SHITTY FPS SHIT WITH SHITTY STORIES AND SHITTY 5 YEAR OLDS PLAYING SHITTY MULTIPLAYER AND I'M A FUCKING TARD"
     
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  7. calmwaters

    calmwaters Cat's best friend

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    Of course we do. That's why we still like Kingdom Hearts (1) and similar titles.
     
  8. Foxi4

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    On cutscenes specifically, I've recently played "Heavy Rain" (only one and a half playthroughs so far, but I have completed it) which could be considered one massive QTE and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Cutscenes don't make a game bad if they're good cutscenes - they give the game a cinematic feel, increase the tension and convey the story far, far better than scrolling text which is a chore to go through and if they're interactive then that's even better. I'd rather have cutscenes than have to mash a button to scroll a wall of text I probably don't even care all that much about.

    As for the triple-A hate on the Internet, it's not a thing that popped up overnight - it's been around for a while and frankly I don't quite get it either. The fact that a game is popular doesn't make it bad - in the vast majority of cases it means the exact opposite. Thinking otherwise simply makes you a hipster in the negative sense of the word.
    True, the vast majority are actually worse.

    People often don't quite understand that JRPG is the Japanese video game equivalent of the Peruvian soap opera in cinematography. Japanese game studios fart out those games on a literally weekly basis and most of'em require the End User to either have a very acquired taste or be a fan of a given series because they're just downright bad games.

    Out of this sea of games, publishers and distributors try to cherry-pick the "good" ones or at the very least ones that will be popular abroad, like big franchise games and only those ever make it to the West... and even among those we see some real nasties.

    What I'm saying here will probably be fiercely opposed but it's the inconvenient truth, and this comes from a guy who went through incalculable amounts of JRPG's and likes the genre. The west has their "beefy guy single-handedly saves the world using big guns in an FPS/TPS" trope, Japan has their silly "band of heroes saves the world with *insert magic item* after circa 92391 hours of level-grinding" trope - I guess that's just how things are.
     
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  9. Hells Malice

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    There's not much to discuss. The majority of the forum seems to lean towards Eastern games as opposed to western games.

    I'm not totally against one sector and for the other, but its obvious I lean more towards Japanese games. Japanese style RPGs tend to be far superior. Not that western RPGs are bad, I still really like plenty, but generally when I like a western RPG its solely for the gameplay because the story tends to be utter tripe.

    By the way Soulbrox if you wanna compare two things, it's hilarious to try and pit one of the best western games of the year vs one of the worst jRPGs.
    I mean its like trying to tell your girlfriend the burnt dinner you made her is infinitely more appetizing than the dog poop on the front lawn. Its obvious why one is better, and its not the right reason to try and call it good.
    (disclaimer: i'm not calling TLOU burnt dinner, its just an example, dun jump on me)

    I could say more but this is kind of a waste of thread and I have better things to do. (like play Volgarr the viking and watch King of the Hill at the same time. Yep)
     
  10. emigre

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    Why are people stupid for liking a different game than you? I want to play Pokemon Y, yes, but if I had a PS3, TLoU would definitely be towards the top of my to-play list.

    I prefer jRPGs over any genre, really. I don't like every one that comes out, because like ALL FREAKING GENRES, most are crap, and I tend to only enjoy the gems (if I mentioned one of my favorite jRPGs, I'd get flamed instantly, so I'll refrain from doing so). Does that make me stupid because I'd rather capture and fight monsters than fight zombies? Why can't we all just get along? ):
     
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    Cuz I'm a bigot.
     
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  13. Arras

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    I won't vote in that poll unless there's a "neither" option. My opinion on Call of Duty (and ONLY THAT SERIES) is that... well, it's not a bad game, but there's a bit too many releases that you pretty much need to buy to be able to play with everyone online, and it's not as fantastic as some people are making it out to be. Sure, it's fun, but not INSTA-GOLD AWARD levels of fun. I much prefer the original Unreal Tournament or something. In general I have nothing against FPS games, I just don't play them that often because they're not my favorite. In fact I think the only FPS games I ever finished are the Metroid Prime games, and those don't really count. There are a bunch of TPS games I did enjoy though.

    As for JRPGs... I usually don't dislike RPGs, they just bore me to death. Both Western and Japanese RPGs. But there's so many of them that there are a bunch I do enjoy. Mostly different stuff like Valkyria Chronicles and the Mario & Luigi RPGs. Regular turn based RPGs like the old Final Fantasy games... ugh. Pokemon is the sole exception, probably because of the catching and evolving stuff. That said I did also like Final Fantasy XIII to a certain degree, but I will admit that it didn't feel like a good game to me.
     
  14. Forstride

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    I don't like most RPGs in general, but I do like FPSes. CoD, Battlefield, etc. If I enjoy it, I'll play it.
     
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    I don't know why people are taking the poll seriously. It seems pretty obvious that it is either a joke or trolling.
    Keep that up and Santa won't bring you a localized version of Terry's Wonderland this Christmas.
     
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    So true it hurts... sometimes I feel like all the "hardcore gamers" on the net are just on permanent nerd-rage mode. In every comment section all I hear is CoD sucks, EA is the devil incarnate, Square-Enix... Y U NO GOOD NO MORE! It's like people don't even want to give new games a chance. They too busy being overly-nostalgic about the past to understand that just because gaming's changed doesn't mean it sucks. And the problem isn't exclusive to the Temp, it's everywhere. Never judge a game without having played it first. It's because of this very reason that mainstream "manly-gamers" are stuck on Madden and CoD almost exclusively yet all most people here can say is FPS, automatically sucks or more Final Fantasy XIII (first game definitely sucked though), automatically sucks. I don't expect everyone to enjoy everything like I do but you get the idea.
     
  17. Guild McCommunist

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    GBAtemp literally has some of the worst opinions I have ever read.

    When it's not a roundtable circlejerk on things it's usually just every crying about the death of the game industry and how it's not like it used to (used to being last generation when all the GBAtemp kiddies started playing video games and weaned off their mom's teet).
     
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  18. Foxi4

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    That's not what soulx meant, or at least not what I think he meant. GBATemp has a trend going on - people tend to judge games not by their quality which should be the only aspect used for such gradation, but by their genre, company which made them or country of origin which is entirely subjective, not to mention opinionated. Others use an even worse gradation tool - popularity or budget.

    Claiming that a game is "better" than a triple-A western game because it's "Japanese", because it's "a JRPG", because it's "not mainstream" or because it's "Indie" is ridiculous, none of those things make a game "good". There are terrible Japanese games out there, there are terrible JRPG's out there, there are terrible "Hipster" games out there, there are terrible Indie games out there and there are bad triple-A western games but some people fail to acknowledge that, judging games using not their actual qualities but some make-belief value stemming from their origin instead.
     
  19. Gahars

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    Pfffffffffffffffffffft

    Confirmed for never actually playing any FPS games.

    And no, "I tried CoD/Battlefield once and didn't care for it!" does not count.
     
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  20. Osha

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    Strangely reminds me of /v/. For all the 4chan bitching I've read, in the end, many people here aren't that different.