This episode the Grinders wade thru a slew of jrpg news, Break Man condemns new Ohio laws, Stealth condemns the new gun control law proposals, and the crew discusses the new boy scout proposals. A much funner episode than the description!
This episode we welcome in special guest Stealth to bring insight to a ton of burning jrpg/rpg questions. After the news we talk wrpg v. jrpgs, jrpg tropes, imports, jrpgs as they stand today, and finally a very interesting would you rather!
This week we add Stealth as a permanent fixture on RPGrinders, Break Man is a smooth RPG news talker, and DerrickH calls in to talk the presidency, immigrant voting rights, and how insane we are. All this and more on another ponderous edition of the Role Playing Grinders! Follow us on facebook.com/rpgrinders. Also follow us on Twitter: @EricRPG, @frankbranches @Break_Man @Stealth____ (four underscores)
This gen we have seen many cross over games. Some were fighters like street fighter x tekken. Some were crossovers within the same series like final fantasy theatrythm. Others were srpgs like cross edge, project x zone, pokemon conquest. Others were even board games mixing dragon quest characters with Nintendo characters.
With the recent announcement of the latest cross over to blitzkrieg japan, Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensei. I thought it might be interesting to think about other cross overs that might work or be potentially interesting.
Disgaea X Mugen Soul - Disgaea is an srpg. Mugel Soul is a classic rpg whose main source of influence was disgaea. I thought putting the two together would be a match made in heaven. In my mind this would be an srpg mega insanity crossover maybe even having neptunia characters as well.
Nintendo Smash Bros SRPG - Why hasn't this happened yet? Seriously? Put Intelligent Systems in charge of this after they finish Fire emblem X SMT, then make every character that's ever been in Smash a sprite and let them duke it out rpg style on a grid.
Digimon X Pokemon - This is more of a fanboy delusion than anything else. I would love to see a combination of the digimon story DS titles (Evolution Depth, Monster Variety) with main line pokemon games (online, modes, the rabbid teen following) rapped up in a neat package.
The real question is, what cross overs would you like to see down the road?
Before writing this blog I took a gander at my game collection of roughly 2000+ games. Some of them from this gen. Most of them not. And I thought to myself. What genre of games did I buy more of this gen? The answer, surprised even me. The genre of game I am referring to, is niche, even by niche standards. The ones that come out in japan rarely make it here, and the ones that do, do it with just about the smallest amount of fanfare you've ever seen.
I bought a lot of Strategy Role Playing games this gen. When I say a lot, I am talking over 100 here. Between PS3,360,DS,PSP,IOS Strategy Role Playing Games are quickly becoming my bread, some more bread, and 1000 cows worth of butter.
Valkyria, Fire Emblem, Disgaea, Legend of Heroes, Devil Survivor, Final Fantasy Tactics, ect. I found myself buying at least 1 SRPG a month. Sometimes import. Within the last month, I purchased Summon Night 1,2,3,4 psp.......all of them, on the psp, anxiously awaiting Summon Night 5. If I had to put a ballpark numerical figure on the amount, it might be over 6 grand on SRPG's alone. I guess one could also ask how I am not poor. Well that's a question for another blog.
So fellow DTOID'ers, what genre did you buy the most of this Generation (IOS, DS,PSP,PS3,360,WII)? What genre do you expect to buy the most of coming up?