Should there have been more JRPG’s for the Nintendo 64?


When we look back at the Nintendo 64 there are so many interesting titles that comes to mind such as Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, GoldenEye 007, Perfect Dark and many others that were classics. However, there are many people who would argue that the Nintendo 64 lacked strong JRPG games which was something that added to the appeal of SNES following its release back in 1990. Many people know that when it came down to JRPG titles Square Enix has given the SNES memorable games such as Final Fantasy IV-VI, Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, Super Mario RPG, etc.


But ever since Square Enix and Nintendo had a fallout in relation to business Square Enix began producing most of their JRPG games on the PS1 which arguably gave Sony the lead in the console wars especially with games such as Final Fantasy VII & VIII. While the N64 hardly had any high profile JRPG’s there were titles such as Quest 64, and Orge Battle 64 which many people hardly remember and never received any type of mainstream attention back in the mid to late 90’s. Despite, 3D gaming becoming more popular during the mid to late 90’s 2D JRPG’s were still very popular and was something that Sony was able to capitalize on with the PS1 during that time period.

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