BioWare boss Greg Zeschuk has claimed JRPGs are stuck in a rut.
“The fall of the JRPG in large part is due to a lack of evolution, a lack of progression,” he told Destructoid.
“They kept delivering the same thing over and over. They make the dressing better, they look prettier, but it’s still the same experience.
“My favorite thing, it’s funny when you still see it, but the joke of some of the dialogue systems where it asks, ‘do you wanna do this or this,’ and you say no. ‘Do you wanna do this or this?’ No. ‘Do you wanna do this or this?’ No. Lemme think – you want me to say ‘yes.’ And that, unfortunately, really characterized the JRPG.”
The studio founder said there were obvious exceptions – Demons’ Souls being one of them – but added that the western RPG has simply evolved further than its Japanese counterpart.
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