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The Genesis of JRPGs

February 1, 2016

TCW Podcast Episode 011 - The Genesis of JRPGs


We go over the Genesis of JRPGs, and discover that their origin is not where we would have expected them to come from. We go over the influences on developers in Japan that lead to the development of Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest.  We discuss how western RPGs made their way into Japan via the Apple II, and how RPGs eventually engrained themselves into Japanese society.


Final Fantasy Mystic Quest -


Ultima 3 -


Wizardry -


Xevious -


Tower of Druaga -


Hydlide -


Black Onyx -


Dragon Quest 1 -



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