Now, we will discuss why this JRPG game is very special in terms of the battle system and culture. This is very interesting because this is what really distinguishes it from other RPG games.
Maybe this is the most prominent that distinguishes it from other RPG games. You must be very familiar with the battle system in turns or commonly called turn-based battle. Which means that there are turns between you and the enemy to act from attacking, defending, to doing special actions such as magic and certain other abilities.
This turn-based battle system has become one of the most popular and almost certainly is adopted in the majority of JRPG games. For those of you who have played a variety of PSX games in the past, you are very familiar with this system because in the past there was no JRPG classification, only RPGs.
This battle system might be boring for some people, but for gamers who have experience from the PSX era or what we call PS1, this JRPG turn-based battle system is very fun and makes us reminisce back to the past in the golden age of RPG games on PSX like Suikoden , Legend of Legaia, Legend of Dragoon and Breath of Fire 3 and 4.
For Asians like me, especially in Indonesia, we are very familiar with Japanese culture, ranging from Japanese anime that aired on television every week, Japanese restaurants, to Japanese-style toys and Japanese superhero films. From childhood we have been treated to a variety of Japanese culture so we are very familiar and familiar with it.
And what’s even more interesting is that this Japanese culture is included in JRPG games, where the nuances of Japan are very obvious, starting from Japanese high school, Japanese house and clothes, to Japanese ghost myths with various rituals. Oops, don’t forget about the Japanese voice actors who is very extraordinary and skilled in dealing with various situations in the game, such as during battles and emotional moments.
And, it cannot be denied, that the culture in JRPG games are not only influenced by Japanese culture in particular, but also the characters are very nuanced in anime style, with Japanese or Asian faces.
If JRPG games bring the most of Japanese or Asian culture, then in other RPG games, it is tends to bring Western or European culture
So in general, we can say that JRPG is Eastern RPG, while RPG games other than that are Western RPGs.
What do you think?