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Why JRPGs Stand Apart - A Genre Discussion

December 6, 2021

Ever wondered what separates a "JRPG' from other "RPGs"? Why do we place what appears to be a geographic designator on a particular type of video games? What are the characteristics and elements that are fundamental to a JRPG?


Joining the usual duo of Brendan and Zach for this episode is Matt S of to assist in conducting a deep dive into the genre. Matt offers a wealth of experience, and we definitely recommend his reviews of many contemporary JRPGs, which can be found on his website. The trio discuss their experiences with the genre, some of their favourite games and why they believe it is a genre worthy of attention.


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Brendan - @Tamazoid

Zach - @Eggerino

Matt - Digitally Downloaded

Intro music - '8 Bit Ditty' by FoolBoyMedia

Outro - 'Video Game Land' by FoolBoyMedia

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