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Lol!

Well, JRPG's never had good stories; they where always way out there, convoluted, cliched and spaced out. Sure, there where a couple whioch actually did make sense and have good, involving storylines...but mostly they really screwed up. Look at FFVII: started out cool, with this whole resistance thing...if they kept that up, the story would have been classic...instead (together with the REALLY tired play/combat mechanics) it devolved into some wierd crap (although Sephiroph was admitedly quite cool).

As for quality RPG's: yeah, there's been kinda a dearth of them: but remember the golden ages had all the SSI stuff, and games like Planescape: Torment, BG etc to live up to. We're talking genre defining games. And the last genre defining RPG to come out was Morrowind (which you had to get into...it's just a shame that it took litterally a couple of hours gameplay to get into it).
Note I don't include KotoR; it did nothing a Final Fantasy hadn't done already...the pausing realtime gameplay meant that actual combat wasn't much different from any JRPG. Did have a decent story, though.

But anyway: the RPG is far from dead...but it's nowhere near as filled with cool titles as it was. But we do have the list that Creston mentioned coming up...as well as Oblivion

BTW: the linked to story was just two paragraphs! And that could have just been reduced to a single sentence! Not FP worthy, if you ask me.

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I just had to add this: how many truly great games come out anyway, for any genre? Not that much...two, three a year per genre? Maybe 5 truly great games across genres each year? That kind of has bearing here, too.

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