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Why I Hate The Silent Protagonist In JRPGs

Why I Hate The Silent Protagonist In JRPGs
From N4G - October 20, 2017
nitus102h ago(Edited 2h ago)

By silent protagonist, the author means or gives the impression of meaning that the main character you as the player controls has hardly any emotion and/or has minimal impact on the other members of your party.

Yes, there are Japanese RPG's that have a silent protagonist although there are many that do not (eg. Final Fantasy from 4 on). However, there are many so-called Western RPG's that have a silent protagonist as well (eg. Oblivion, Skyrim).

I think if the author wants emotional involvement in a game then I would recommend The Witcher 3 which is not a so-called Western or Japanese game but an Eastern one. How you play a game like The Witcher 3 actually gives an insight into what type of person you are.

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