A rather curious revelation for western players.
Square Enix is one of the most recognized Japanese companies in the sector, although it is especially well-known especially if we talk about the JRPG genre. This could not be otherwise, and we are talking about the parents of Final Fantasy, a franchise that revolutionized the genre at the time, and that has given us, over the years, some of the best RPGs in history. For this reason, we are talking about an eminence in this mentioned genre, so it is taken fully into account when talking about this kind of issues.
Precisely, in recent years, this company has been characterized by bringing back to life some of the great successes, most of them belonging to the genre that gave them success at the time. Now, we are waiting for the next video game to be released of its most recognized franchise, a title of which you can already find our impressions.
Framed in this next release, the project manager, Naoki Yoshida, has given several interviews, in which he has left us with various headlines, since he has given us many details about the game. likewise, also we have known certain very curious opinionslike the one we will discuss below.
A term that can be discriminatory
Specifically, during an interview by Yoshida for the renowned YouTube channel Skill Up (you will find the video in question below), this Japanese developer has explained how the term “JRPG” can be discriminatory.
Specifying, explains how, in the past, this term was used to specify that certain games were developed in Japan, and therefore could be worse than western RPGs. In this way, it is totally normal that Yoshida sees this term as a discriminatory one.
Even so, he specifies that he knows that nowadays it is not used in this sense, but rather the oppositebut that he continues to have very negative memories of this time, which is why he prefers not to listen to it.
After this, we can perfectly understand that Japanese developers prefer to avoid using this termalthough the truth is that it is so ingrained in our, that it is probably impossible to uproot.