"J" should stand for Japan, while "K" should stand for "Korean"; I've met this term a few times and I'd like to know more about the differences on J/K (Computer) RPG.

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    Could you please post in a comment several (e.g. five) titles of non-MMO Korean RPGs? It is an interesting topic, as I haven't seen many of these published worldwide. Thanks!
    – acalypso
    Dec 16 '11 at 15:40
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    Zenonia 1,2,3,4, Queen's Crown, Wild Frontier. Dec 16 '11 at 15:46

I am no expert but I believe the fundamental differences between the two subgenres are:


  • Lots of grinding
  • Technical character builds
  • Item based
  • Weaker story line


  • Strong storyline
  • Less about specialised player builds
  • Faster to 'progress' your character.
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    This is also how I percieve the differences in genre.
    – Zsub
    Dec 16 '11 at 14:58
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    Just note quite a few first (NES/SNES-era) or old-school jRPGs were notorious of high difficulty, requiring significant grinding to level up characters.
    – acalypso
    Dec 16 '11 at 15:39
  • @sarmackie - Yeah. Zelda II comes to mind. Dec 16 '11 at 18:44
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    @ire_and_curses I was thinking more along the lines of Final Fantasy and Dragon Warrior.
    – user2974
    Dec 17 '11 at 1:07

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