The future for RPG's !?

 Hello, I'm new to the forums, but I've been playing console & PC RPG's since the '90's. It seems to me that currently the Western development studios are at the top of there game, BioWare, Bethesda, Rockstar & the like are constantly exceeding gamers expectations with series' such as Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Fallout & Oblivion. Not to mention other game titles such as Borderlands, GTA/Red Dead Redemption/LA Noire which although not traditional RPG's, I think they are what is becoming the future of RPG's, with less cumbersome interfaces, and a more accessible direct  experience.

 My question is what do you think will happen to traditional JRPG's like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest & the like ? SE have been stumbling since the loss of Mr Sakaguchi, and his new studio, MistWalker, in fact 'Lost Odyssey' is why I bought an xbox 360, yet what seemed like a promising start seems to be fizzling out, mainly I think due to the massive costs & time involved in creating such immersive game worlds that can live up to the modern gamers expectations and still trump previous titles whilst bringing in good sales numbers whilst up against triple AAA FPS's & Sports titles.

 Atlus still make great RPG's, the Persona series sells well in the West. Level 5 studios continue to release fantastic Dragon Quest games for SquarEnix worldwide, but if you look at the next crop of upcoming PC RPG's, stuff like 'Guild Wars 2' & Terra Online look amazing, where's the console equivalents ?

 

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Jprg's will be fine, though they are losing popularity here in the west for sure sadly. The only one I know of that is coming out for 360 in the future is Final Fantasy XIII-2, meanwhile on the Ps3 the Tales of Graces F port will be releasing on Ps3 for the west in 2012.

After that farce that was FFXIII, I have also started to lose faith in JRPG's. There have been a couple good ones this generation in the form of Tales of Vesperia and Star Ocean. But the vast majority of those that I have played have been completely underwhelming. Some worse than others. I still keep an eye out for anything coming down the pipeline. And if it looks promising, I'll definitely play it. But I won't get my hopes up.

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I am very impresssed with what we are gettign in terms of western RPGs. I used to not be very into them but with draogn age, mass effect and the witcher , i an hooked. I do like JRPGs as well but not too impressed with them lately. I'm really sick of the games having you play as a 15 year old with an emo hair cut with a bunch of 15 year old girls in yoru party.

Though I am liking a bunch still but losing interest in them. I like Magna Carta 2 a lot. Tale of Vesperia, Cross Edge, Record of agarest War and i still havent started Lost oddysey but i guess the point is im liking Western RPGs more.

If you want to play JRPGs, you need to expand beyond the 360 and the PS3. Handhelds and the Wii are offering much much more in that department and it makes sense. The production to make a high-def JRPG that sells poorly everywhere but Japan isn't feasible. I'll continue to play pretty much every RPG I can, though.

Have you checked Torchlight Law212?

Torchlight? no i havent.

and to GDK, you make a good point but I dont want any kind of handheld gaming system I barely have time anymore for my PC 360 and expecially PS3 gaming.

Torchlight is a must have.If you all like that than when Dungeon Siege 3 comes out you will be amazed.

I think I'd rather wati for DS3 . I have the first 2 and cant wait to play DS3 though I am worried that it will sufferfrom consolitis. It looks like you control one character at a time while in the previous games you had a party that you controlled. I'll have ot wait and see.

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