I honestly don’t know what got me into jRPGs.
Seriously, I don’t.
They’re really damn long, evil, tedious, time consuming, exhausting, and require hours upon hours of grinding (hence slaves to the grind), but there’s just something about them that’s oh so addicting. I mean, at the moment, I have 25 or so jRPG / jRPG Hybrids that I still have Unfinished, and it takes me about a month or two of dedicated playing to beat one of them, counting that I don’t get bored and stop playing the game at all. I mean, take the Suikoden games. I’ve only recently started to get into them, but not to the point where I’ll want to play the games every single day. And I’ve already got the first game, as well as the third, fourth and fifth lined up and waiting for me to get on with them some day.
But there’s just something about finally beating that last boss, seeing the story that’s been force fed to you for hours just all draw to close, that makes me eager to just go on and start the next adventure in generic fantasy land. The feeling you get from that is a lot better than the one you get from a game you just breezed through with no effort at all. I’ll still love platformers and the like, but I guess that’s just why I love the RPG genre more than any other. People might argue that they’re an utter waste of time, but hey, can’t all video games fall under that same excuse?
Eh, I should be typing less and playing some more Persona 4. Just felt like typing something up in this here blog.