#5 Main character is always a pussy
Half the time he looks like a woman, and when it IS a woman it’s always a lesbian
I mean, I get the feeling that these developer guys are trying too hard to prove they AREN’T total womanizers by making ladies ninja badasses all the time, but everyone knows if it was a realistic woman she wouldn’t be able to get through the events of the game without constantly stopping to have her period and weep and birth children and drive badly anyway, so I guess they HAVE to make them act more manly.
However, the girlyboys is just an insult. Do the people of Asianania just have some alternative definition to ‘men’ that I was not aware of?
#4 Plot is always incomprehensible
Generally, it is ‘the world is in danger SAVE IT’ and stuff. But they realize this has been done a few times, so they try to mix it up with extra plot twists, usually involving shiny rock powers and semi-existential bullshit. If it’s one of those ‘dark edgy’ RPGS, a circus will be involved at some point. Seriously.
PS, all ringleader characters have the same outfit. Ridiculous suit, ridiculous moustache, ridiculous hat. Also they’re always fat.
Eventually towards the end everyone goes batshit crazy with the results of all the plot twists that are only unpredictable because they have nothing to do with anything and quite clearly were pulled out of someone’s ass.
Conversely, they can also be so obvious that they’re visable from space.
#3 Annoying Stock Characters.
#2 Fashion disasters
Now okay, unless you all can’t tell yet, I’m on the other side of the rainbow, if you know what I mean. Maybe that’s why something like fashion annoys me. Now, I know I don’t exactly match or use discretion exactly myself, but even I know that the clothes JRPG characters wear are just unexcusable. Sometimes, I think they’re honestly just trying to make the ugliest, most ridiculous outfits they can possibly think of.
And finally, the number 1 reason why JRPGs suck so fucking bad:
#1 Square Enix
There you have it.
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