Not Always Anime
Look at games such as Dragon’s Dogma. Believe it or not, it’s a JRPG. So the fallacy that all JRPGs are anime games is completely false. Everywhere I turn, when I ask if someone has played a new Japanese game, they inevitably tell me they don’t really like anime games. It kills me when I hear that. There are a growing number of JRPG titles that are moving away from that stigma. Games such as Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, and even Final Fantasy show that not everything has to be classic anime to be a JRPG.