Which JRPG Character Archetype Are You?

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Which JRPG Character Archetype Are You?

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If you were in a JRPG, what sort of character would you be?

Every sort of videogame has its archetypal characters, and there's nothing wrong with that. You've got your macho space marines (Vanquish, Gears of War), your unlucky everydudes (Uncharted, Dead Rising) - heck, some studios specialize in that sort of thing. There really isn't anything wrong with having a familiar sort of character; it just makes it easier for the player to relate to them.

JRPGs are certainly no exception to this rule. This week's issue of The Escapist magazine is all about those RPGs from the other side of the Pacific, and we thought this was the perfect opportunity for a personality quiz!

What sort of JRPG character are you? Are you the peppy one, or are you the brooder? Are you the mage, or are you the one swinging a giant sword around? And just how big is your hair anyway?

If you want to find out, why not go ahead and take our JRPG personality quiz? As always, if you don't like your result you can try again for another one.

Grab your hair gel and take the personality quiz here!

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Doesn't work for me... 404 error...

Fanta Grape:
Doesn't work for me... 404 error...

same :/ i was curious as to what i'd be, for the lawlz :P

Error for me as well. Fix it, guys. This looks like a fun quiz.

This error thing seems to be frequent with new quizzes. It happened to me when they first posted the Halloween quiz too.

INB4 404.

Oh wait...

404'D!

Ow, my browser!

Goddamit, this quiz looked fun, assuming that it doesn't only give you FFVII characters to be. SO FIX IT!

Kevonovitch:

Fanta Grape:
Doesn't work for me... 404 error...

same :/ i was curious as to what i'd be, for the lawlz :P

so im the classic JRPG achetype of "the error message" thanks Escapist!

vallorn:

Kevonovitch:

Fanta Grape:
Doesn't work for me... 404 error...

same :/ i was curious as to what i'd be, for the lawlz :P

so im the classic JRPG achetype of "the error message" thanks Escapist!

you have the biggest hair of them all!

damn 404s

oh, well all I can do now is wait....

mad825:
damn 404s

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why does yours look like IE8?

I am NOT going to enjoy the JRPG bashing in the comments of this weeks' articles.

"JRPGs aren't really RPGs!"

"I played a few Final Fantasies and didn't like them, therefore JRPGs suck!"

And the quiz doesn't work.

I was hoping to be the "naive child mage" stereotype.

The White Magic Girl
The White Magic Girl

Take this quiz

Close enough. And it's Elena from Grandia 2, which is a bonus. I'd prefer to think I'm more like Ryudo, though.

Sarcastic douchebag, but a douchebag with a heart of gold.

Awww...I cant take the quiz...Damn 404.

HEY ESCAPIST fix the quiz

JRPG bashing this week? Huh. I'm not much a fan of the entire JRPG genre, myself, dunno if it deserves it, though. But the matter at hand is the 404.

Onyx Oblivion:
I am NOT going to enjoy the JRPG bashing in this weeks' articles.

And the quiz doesn't work.

I don't get the bashing myself. The games are good, if you are into that sort of thing (I am a a bit), so why are they the butt of every joke out there? I think ZP is, to a limited extent, a reason for this - everyone wants to agree with him in case they don't get invited to his birthday party

The Cheezy One:

Onyx Oblivion:
I am NOT going to enjoy the JRPG bashing in this weeks' articles.

And the quiz doesn't work.

I don't get the bashing myself. The games are good, if you are into that sort of thing (I am a a bit), so why are they the butt of every joke out there? I think ZP is a reason - everyone wants to agree with him in case they don't get invited to his birthday party

To be fair, there's as much of a bandwagon for not agreeing with ZP as there is one for agreeing with it. Alot of people tend to be anti ZP just so they dont appear to be in with all the noobs who mindlessly agree with anything yahtzee says.

Zen uses Investigation. It's super effective! Quiz -404 HP. Quiz has been defeated.

The Cheezy One:

Onyx Oblivion:
I am NOT going to enjoy the JRPG bashing in this weeks' articles.

And the quiz doesn't work.

I don't get the bashing myself. The games are good, if you are into that sort of thing (I am a a bit), so why are they the butt of every joke out there?

I think it's more the case of JRPGs coming from an entirely different culture. Western sensibilities are somewhat at odds with the common themes and archetypes many, if not all, JRPGs have: wildly coloured hair, extravagant speeches that make little sense unless one thinks about them in context, blatantly impossible weapons etc.

It's like compairing True Lies with Shi mian mai fu - both have action, and some common elements, but the package is just too different for the average westerner to incorporate in one sitting. And one sitting is sadly all what many are willing to give JRPGs.

HA! I'm so detached from the JRPG genre that the quiz refuses to work for me. Therefor, my personality is the Anti-JRPG-st. I hereby claim my throne and look forward to the battle of ARPGeddon.

Ilikemilkshake:
To be fair, there's as much of a bandwagon for not agreeing with ZP as there is one for agreeing with it. Alot of people tend to be anti ZP just so they dont appear to be in with all the noobs who mindlessly agree with anything yahtzee says.

And these people I pity the most. He is a critic, so his word can be appreciated, because he thinks about these things.
I take as close to a middle ground as I can, taking his word as at most advice on things I know, and law on things I don't. Many people take his words too far though. If he says "I am not a fan of XYZ", suddenly a hundred XYZ haters appear on the forums.

SakSak:
I think it's more the case of JRPGs coming from an entirely different culture. Western sensibilities are somewhat at odds with the common themes and archetypes many, if not all, JRPGs have: wildly coloured hair, extravagant speeches that make little sense unless one thinks about them in context, blatantly impossible weapons etc.

It's like compairing True Lies with Shi mian mai fu - both have action, and some common elements, but the package is just too different for the average westerner to incorporate in one sitting. And one sitting is sadly all what many are willing to give JRPGs.

I have found that eastern developers are better than western - from Germany east, games seem to be more original a lot of the time (I sense "you are calling JRPGs original?" coming my way). Metro 2033, Stalker, cryostasis, i found all of these great, probably because they come from a different culture, so they seem more fresh than what we see as a game.
There is only one JRPG that I have played that I didn't really like, and it was Lost Oddysey, and that was just because it was a predictable copy-paste of any Final Fantasy, made worst by the fact it was from the creator of FF.
And probably the only thing I cannot stand from western culture is the fact that everyone says "huh" or "ha" if they are surprised. That is faintly annoying. And the 12 year old protagonist thing does annoy me a bit. Which is why FF8 is my favourite. They look like adults most of the time.

Damn, that was the best 404 error EVER! :)

Ilikemilkshake:

vallorn:

Kevonovitch:

Fanta Grape:
Doesn't work for me... 404 error...

same :/ i was curious as to what i'd be, for the lawlz :P

so im the classic JRPG achetype of "the error message" thanks Escapist!

you have the biggest hair of them all!

its bigger than the MOON!

Just to say...404 ;)

Unless it 404'd my personality! D:

unacomn:
HA! I'm so detached from the JRPG genre that the quiz refuses to work for me. Therefor, my personality is the Anti-JRPG-st. I hereby claim my throne and look forward to the battle of ARPGeddon.

wasn't that Fallout3?

I AM ERROR.

Despite being a fairly two-dimensional character, I still don't fit into any JRPG archetypes. Maybe I'm just too complex.

Yay! My personality is "404 Error - Page not found!"

Wait.

EDIT: So I took this twice, answering only two questions differently. Apparently that's enough to go from "White Magic Girl" to "Auron."

The Cheezy One:

Ilikemilkshake:

The Cheezy One:

Onyx Oblivion:
I am NOT going to enjoy the JRPG bashing in this weeks' articles.

And the quiz doesn't work.

I don't get the bashing myself. The games are good, if you are into that sort of thing (I am a a bit), so why are they the butt of every joke out there? I think ZP is a reason - everyone wants to agree with him in case they don't get invited to his birthday party

To be fair, there's as much of a bandwagon for not agreeing with ZP as there is one for agreeing with it. Alot of people tend to be anti ZP just so they dont appear to be in with all the noobs who mindlessly agree with anything yahtzee says.

And these people I pity the most. He is a critic, so his word can be appreciated, because he thinks about these things. I take as close to a middle ground as I can, taking his word as at most advice on things I know, and law on things I don't.
Many people take his words too far though. If he says "I am not a fan of XYZ", suddenly a hundred XYZ haters appear on the forums.

I watch ZP because i find it funny, and most of the stuff he rips on, i agree with, even if he's tearing apart a game i love, its still funny. I dont really watch ZP as a review of a game, because i'd rather play it myself to form an opinion, which i think alot of people who watch ZP forget (im especially thinking of the people who think its cool to post "FIRST!" on the comments) is that they're allowed to have their own opinions, and still find ZP funny.

Dear Escapist,

Please upload the quiz before you make an article linking to it.

Thanks,
d2m

The Cheezy One:
I don't get the bashing myself. The games are good, if you are into that sort of thing (I am a a bit), so why are they the butt of every joke out there? I think ZP is a reason - everyone wants to agree with him in case they don't get invited to his birthday party

Ugh.

Yeah, because it isn't possible for someone to hold an opinion different to your own for valid reasons. Nope, they must all be getting brainwashed by Yahtzee.

Cant wait to see if i get to be the effeminate emo kid, or the big burly foreigner who doesn't speak much. Or possibly the shadowy "always there at the right time" guy. XD

Zhukov:

The Cheezy One:
I don't get the bashing myself. The games are good, if you are into that sort of thing (I am a a bit), so why are they the butt of every joke out there? I think ZP is a reason - everyone wants to agree with him in case they don't get invited to his birthday party

Ugh.

Yeah, because it isn't possible for someone to hold an opinion different to your own for valid reasons. Nope, they must all be getting brainwashed by Yahtzee.

You would be surprised. Someone could be a supporter of a game, ZP rags on it for 4 minutes 30, then they realise how much they have hated it all along.

I'm surprised that no one here has mentioned the fact that the quiz is 404ing. You'd think someone would have noticed and said something by now...huh...oh well.

So just in case somebody in here said it and I happened to miss it, the page is 404ing.

I'm pretty sure saying that makes me a tremendous tool...

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