Squad Primer: The JRPG

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In the first of our new, shorter, genre-focused “Primer” episodes, Pete, Mark and Jeff discuss the past, present and future of the Japanese role-playing game. What caused it to be so popular in the past, and why does it seem to have fallen from grace in this console generation?

Note: The Extra Credits episodes referenced by Mark in the episode can be found here.

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