Is it me or is the RPG genre slightly dying?
By slightly, I mean that it is not headed for full destruction and there is no sign for that at all. For example, The PC will always continue to come out with MMORPGs and such.
But think about it. Since PS1 came out, they've been the carrier of the most RPGs one could play since the SNES. When PS2 came out, they ended up being the next generation of a large amount of RPGs. Those were the consoles we went to for RPGs.
The handhelds we went to for RPGs were not bad, either. GBC had some. GBA, which came out a little after PS2, ended up being a huge carrier of RPGs.
In the present day the very company we went to for RPGs for 12 years (Sony) has failed us tremendously. If you goto Gamespot and sort PS3 by RPGs-Only, you'll get Elder Scrolls which I personally own for the 360 already, and you'll get a couple more with not-so-good scores. A COUPLE MORE!? PS3 HAS BEEN OUT FOR A FEW YEARS AND THERE ARE A COUPLE-A RPGS FOR IT!!!!!!!???????
................. <-- thats all I can say now.
After the SNES, Nintendo's main consoles have been RPG failures. Gamecube perhaps did the best of the post-SNES Nintendo consoles but its just not enough.
The GBC and GBA I said has done very well and on the upside the DS has come out with a handful of RPGs every year since its release. So is the conclusion here that DS is the only thing left truly providing?
But back to the overall big picture, no wonder why I feel theres a big void in my life.