I often think of Japan's output in terms of Video Games. JRPGs are consistently criticized throughout the industry, whether that be by the gaming community or the publications that cover it. But if you're a fan of JRPGs, you'll never be without amazing content. The speed at which Japan develops games is insane and the amount of new titles we get from this little island every year is a gift to those that love this genre.
You're one of the luckiest gamers out there if you like JRPGs, and 2015 was a tremendous year for them so far. We've already seen From Software's Bloodborne and [Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin](tag:2768294), Pokemon Omega and Ruby and Xenoblade Chronicles X was well received in Japan with its release date for North America set for December 4th. But there are two more titles to come to the West in 2015 and we can't wait to see what they're like!
Persona 5 vs Tales of Zestiria - Which Release Date Excites You More?
I am a massive Persona fan. I cannot wait to see how this series is expanded upon on the release date of Persona 5 - it looks like everything I've always wanted the series to be. Then again, the Tales series has given us some beautiful moments in the past. Though perhaps because Tales of Zestiria is the fifteenth installment in this franchise, Persona 5 seems a little more precious to me. There aren't nearly enough JRPGs out there like Persona and I love its combat, characters and world. But then I do love the endearing nature of Tales...
Tales of Xillia, Tales of Vesperia, Tales of Symphonia, and Tales of the Abyss or all incredibly great JRPGs. I seriously hope that Tales of Zestiria can rival some of the greatest installments in this wondrous series. But I still find my level of excitement that little bit higher for Persona 5. Both of these games boast beautiful animation, engaging combat and a compelling story. It's purely down to which series you've enjoyed more and what kind of atmosphere you like your JRPGs to have. So where yo your loyalties lie?
JRPGs are a wondrous element of the video game industry. You can get so sick of them sometimes and then a few months later, binge on about five different adventures one after another. They've been put down consistently for years, but they constantly stand the test of time. I hope that both Tales of Vesperia and Persona 5 are a testament to the power of this genre and do their franchises proud on release date!