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20th May '17 10:39:42 AM nombretomado
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The style that was arguably the most popular from the UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem to UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 eras is the turn-based RPG, also known as "Light RPG", which has been building on the classic ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' formulae for a long time. With later generations, the gameplay has been mixing up with other genres (including {{Action Game}}s, {{Adventure Game}}s, {{Simulation Game}}s, and {{Strategy Game}}s) though the general "explore / get into battles / some variation on turn-based combat" is still going strong for many games within this sub-genre. Ironically enough, despite being characterised by their Asian heritage, this Eastern RPG style has partial roots in the West. ''Dragon Quest'', which in many ways was the TropeCodifier, if not TropeMaker, was directly inspired by ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'', some of the earliest WesternRPG series. Another major influence on this style were {{Visual Novel}}s, Japanese {{Adventure Game}}s that emphasized storytelling (though ironically, most Visual Novels revolve around non-linear narratives rather than linear ones).

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The style that was arguably the most popular from the UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem to UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 eras is the turn-based RPG, also known as "Light RPG", which has been building on the classic ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' formulae for a long time. With later generations, the gameplay has been mixing up with other genres (including {{Action Game}}s, {{Adventure Game}}s, {{Simulation Game}}s, and {{Strategy Game}}s) though the general "explore / get into battles / some variation on turn-based combat" is still going strong for many games within this sub-genre. Ironically enough, despite being characterised by their Asian heritage, this Eastern RPG style has partial roots in the West. ''Dragon Quest'', which in many ways was the TropeCodifier, if not TropeMaker, was directly inspired by ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'', some of the earliest WesternRPG series. Another major influence on this style were {{Visual Novel}}s, Japanese {{Adventure Game}}s that emphasized storytelling (though ironically, most Visual Novels revolve around non-linear narratives rather than linear ones).
23rd Apr '17 2:46:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries''

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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries''''VideoGame/TalesSeries''
21st Apr '17 9:36:10 PM Bugfragged
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* ''VideoGame/FarawayStory'' (freeware)
20th Apr '17 5:42:21 PM Revaryk
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* ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}''



* ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}''
20th Apr '17 5:41:00 PM Revaryk
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11th Apr '17 6:58:51 PM Willbyr
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In the past, the Eastern Console format was arguably more prolific and hence more popular than the Western Computer format, with even some Computer games mimicking Console ones. Lately, however, the Computer format is becoming more popular in the West, rivaling (and sometimes even trumping) the Console format in popularity, partly due to progresses in technology making arguably more immersive games, which in turn has led to rising budgets. At the same time, the Japanese market has largely shifted away from consoles, towards handhelds. Many Console development teams nowadays focus more on handhelds due to lower budgets. The most successful handheld RPG franchise is {{Nintendo}}'s ''{{Pokemon}}'', which went on to become the highest-grossing entertainment media franchise of all time. On the console side, there are still larger Eastern development teams that continue to develop for consoles, including SquareEnix, Creator/MonolithSoft, Creator/{{Atlus}}, and Creator/FromSoftware, with an increasing focus on WideOpenSandbox ActionRPG gameplay.

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In the past, the Eastern Console format was arguably more prolific and hence more popular than the Western Computer format, with even some Computer games mimicking Console ones. Lately, however, the Computer format is becoming more popular in the West, rivaling (and sometimes even trumping) the Console format in popularity, partly due to progresses in technology making arguably more immersive games, which in turn has led to rising budgets. At the same time, the Japanese market has largely shifted away from consoles, towards handhelds. Many Console development teams nowadays focus more on handhelds due to lower budgets. The most successful handheld RPG franchise is {{Nintendo}}'s ''{{Pokemon}}'', Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', which went on to become the highest-grossing entertainment media franchise of all time. On the console side, there are still larger Eastern development teams that continue to develop for consoles, including SquareEnix, Creator/MonolithSoft, Creator/{{Atlus}}, and Creator/FromSoftware, with an increasing focus on WideOpenSandbox ActionRPG gameplay.


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26th Mar '17 8:36:25 PM Fuyumoto
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* ''{{VideoGame/Onmyōji}}''

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* ''{{VideoGame/Onmyōji}}''''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]''
26th Mar '17 8:29:28 PM Fuyumoto
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* ''VideoGame/{{Onmyōji}}''

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26th Mar '17 8:28:36 PM Fuyumoto
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26th Mar '17 9:38:31 AM DienShihGeng
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** ''VideoGame/{{Xuanyuan Jian 2}}''

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** ''VideoGame/{{Xuanyuan Jian 2}}''''VideoGame/DreamOfMirrorOnline''
** ''VideoGame/XuanYuanSwordEXTheGateOfFirmament''
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