7 Things You'll Find In Literally Every JRPG Ever

  • Published: 28 September 2018
  • Rob cooks up a storm in this week's Friday Feature - sorry, Friday Eature - and bakes us a traditional Japanese Role Playing Game. Check out the video to see what 7 ingredients you'll find in every single one!

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  • Robert Rosas
    Robert Rosas  3 days back

    I love how sephiroth's arm is coming out the cake.

    • Merle Thies
      Merle Thies  5 days back

      Sephiroth in kh2. He was just too op for me back in the day.

      • Orochimaruswife1
        Orochimaruswife1  5 days back

        The Fear Demon from Dragon Age Inquisition. Ugh.

        • FAH 26
          FAH 26  6 days back

          My kitchen is *BURNING*

          • aFLYER1980
            aFLYER1980  6 days back

            Gwent got me in Witcher 3 🥴

            • Mr F
              Mr F  1 weeks back

              I love your videos but I noticed you give no love to Tales series :(

              • Will Nyx
                Will Nyx  1 weeks back

                I don't get why ppl say Amarant is useless, I personally had him in my party the entire game since the moment he joined my group. Pretty useful skills, high attack power.

                • FallenExile 420
                  FallenExile 420  2 weeks back

                  Can't leave out the respective love triangle

                  • Sebastian Yannuzzi
                    Sebastian Yannuzzi  2 weeks back

                    I would add a moment in jail, I can't remember a JRPG I which you didnt get arrested.

                    • Roksana Lepkowska-Akrong

                      Ff15 isn't a jrpg, the villan wants revenge agianst the lucians

                      • simon xie
                        simon xie  3 weeks back

                        but, but what about pokemon

                        • Yue Oliver
                          Yue Oliver  3 weeks back

                          😂😂😂😂 poor Sephiroth

                          • Toonami4EvaX
                            Toonami4EvaX  3 weeks back

                            1:19 I love how you gave absolutely no time at all to react to that spoiler alert lol 😂

                            Thank God I already got past that part

                            • Rodrigo Drago
                              Rodrigo Drago  3 weeks back

                              That one boss. Wiegraf 1 on 1 with Ramza for the first time with no backup save

                              • NoNameJustWords
                                NoNameJustWords  3 weeks back

                                Rob you BETRAYER! Half a CUP! CUP!!! We are brits use brit measures!!!

                                • Glimare
                                  Glimare  3 weeks back

                                  You forgot the 'evil' family connection. How many ff games have brothers as the bad guys? Bravely Second has the main characters brother as the obvious villain. Tales of symphonia has Kratos and Lloyd. sometimes they're misguided, sometimes they're brainwashed and sometimes they're just straight-up evil.

                                  • Cluckery Duckery
                                    Cluckery Duckery  3 weeks back

                                    My that one boss from Chrono Cross is... ugh goddamnit what is that guys name... that one chicks dad with the glasses who's innate color is white too.... You're at the place where you see the ghost characters of the Chrono Trigger characters running around.... damnit I'm gonna have to go dig out my ps1 and play Chrono Cross again.

                                    My top 3 favorite JRPGs go FFVIII, Chrono Cross, FFX

                                    • amazo88
                                      amazo88  4 weeks back

                                      every jrpg also has one or more superboss.

                                      • Dark Pit
                                        Dark Pit  4 weeks back

                                        Xenoblade chronicles 2 fits some of these

                                        • Furinji Hayato
                                          Furinji Hayato  1 months back


                                          • James Witherow
                                            James Witherow  1 months back

                                            By your recogning, Ni No Kuni isn't a true JRPG. Why? Because there's no useless character.

                                            I can hear the groans now. Swain is pretty useless. I personally think he's underutilized, and doesn't have the strength that the other characters do. But that's because you all compare him to Oliver- the Hero -and to Marcassain, who is one of several Sages. The first has his already Sage-level abilities tricked out by that one Hero side-quest thing with the cards, and the other is a bloody Sage. Of course he's going to be weaker!!

                                            At the same time though, he's the only one that can steal items, and he works with some of the strongest familiars.

                                            No, the one that meets at least some of the requirements for useless character is Esther. She is, by far, the weakest of the four. And she's supposed to be the healer! (I break the rules by using Ollie to heal simply because Esther burns through her MP waaaay too fast).

                                            Anyway, I just wanted to point that out.

                                            • James Witherow
                                              James Witherow  1 months back

                                              I didn't- nor do I usually -find Ni No Kuni's snow area particularly hard.

                                              I don't usually find snow areas particularly hard, just annoying. But that usually involves ice physics.

                                              • Phil Knew
                                                Phil Knew  1 months back

                                                Mhmmmm thinking about it: Is Yuri from Tales of Vesperia a tragic protagonist? 'Cause if I remember correctly he isn't...so does he break the formula???? xOOO

                                                • Gamer4ever
                                                  Gamer4ever  1 months back

                                                  You forgot #8 super hot girls with nice boobs. I mean come on. Ever met a girl character that are not hot?

                                                  • manat31790
                                                    manat31790  1 months back

                                                    A Call to Adventure is essential not only to JRPGs, but to almost all heroic fantasy stories, including Arthurian Legend, Hobbit and Harry Potter. Something needs to happen that motivates the protagonist to set off on a quest instead of sitting at home doing mundane things for the entire story. Tragedy works the best as Call to Adventure in modern JRPGs because it raises tension or stake of the story and provides justification for the character, no matter what kind of person they are, to leave their comfort zone for a journey.

                                                    The protagonist is a central piece of a story and gets cool abilities, unique identity, and grandeur purpose in life because the journey is a metaphor for *their* (and to the extent the player's) self-discovery through empowerment fantasy. If you subvert this ingredient, you don't have a good story. Instead, you get Vaan from FF12: A tag-along POV kid who is not important to the plot after 1/5 of the game and the players start questioning why he is the protagonist to begin with.

                                                    • kylev1996
                                                      kylev1996  2 months back

                                                      can't believe that for the minigame part, you didn't bring up blitzball

                                                      • Cluckery Duckery
                                                        Cluckery Duckery  3 weeks back

                                                        kylev1996 ugh, blitzball. I was so horribly bad at it

                                                    • Lindsey MAGpie
                                                      Lindsey MAGpie  2 months back

                                                      Evrae from Final Fantasy X.....and then Seymour Flux.....and then Yunalesca.......

                                                      But Evrae made me put the game down for 7 years before I try again 😭

                                                      • DasMiBoi
                                                        DasMiBoi  2 months back



                                                        • Wanda Torre
                                                          Wanda Torre  2 months back

                                                          Damn 12:00 Star Ocean Til the end of time makes an appearance.

                                                          • WesNohathas
                                                            WesNohathas  2 months back

                                                            Typically there's at least one helping of tedious sidequests at the end of the game with rewards that make you completely overpowered.

                                                            • James Fitzgerald
                                                              James Fitzgerald  2 months back

                                                              You missed the overpowered armor or weapons you can only get at certain times and if you miss them then they're gone forever, I hate those but almost every jrpg has them.

                                                              • abidalmohimen Rashed
                                                                abidalmohimen Rashed  2 months back

                                                                SPOILER ALERT!!!!!

                                                                5:10 well actually no morgana is a pretty useful character at the very beginning of the game because of his wind damage, and then later on you'll need him for a special quests like having him transform into a bus :)

                                                                • Fabesey
                                                                  Fabesey  2 months back

                                                                  Of course there's the variety of flavours of attractive female character to cover all the bases with the fanservice, one of whom (usually the white mage/priestess type) is the MCs love interest.

                                                                  • bandokanon
                                                                    bandokanon  2 months back

                                                                    @you Hey don't harp on Amarant like that, he's only useless if you suck at using him.

                                                                    • listener 2920
                                                                      listener 2920  2 months back

                                                                      You forgot gwent from witcher 3

                                                                      • Avigeyl
                                                                        Avigeyl  2 months back

                                                                        Let's not forget about the crystal that protects the village...

                                                                        • Hay Day Communist
                                                                          Hay Day Communist  2 months back

                                                                          Yunalesca in FFX pissed me off

                                                                          • Xanderj89
                                                                            Xanderj89  2 months back

                                                                            You must have not played hard mode if you didn't use morgana for healing most of the game.

                                                                            • kevlar1482
                                                                              kevlar1482  2 months back

                                                                              No surprise soy was the first ingredient you used. Probably guzzle it daily, huh?

                                                                              • Minyaw
                                                                                Minyaw  2 months back

                                                                                Hope Japanese developers will abandon your platform because you force them to send their games with English documentation to Californian censor to approve of them first, even when they want to release them in Japanese. And I hope the PS5 fails spectacularly, you guys need to be made humble again, like you were before the PS4.

                                                                                • fallen5592
                                                                                  fallen5592  2 months back

                                                                                  why's morgana bad? He's the first one to learn a 'heal all team members at once' abilitie after all? but... YEAH... guess that makes him the most likely to not be used in fights, to save his SP for healing in between battles...?

                                                                                  • Bobby Ranger
                                                                                    Bobby Ranger  2 months back

                                                                                    Oh wow. Paprika, cola, flour, soya milk and chopped tomatoes as ingredients. Quite the recipe.

                                                                                    • Ryan Butler
                                                                                      Ryan Butler  2 months back

                                                                                      wow, he used the smash bros model in the thumbnail. Damn getting a bit close there, wouldnt want to acknowledge any other gaming platforms now would ya?

                                                                                      • Ryan Butler
                                                                                        Ryan Butler  2 months back

                                                                                        1:50 Did you just make a zelda reference as well? You're on thin ice there bud, big sony is watching

                                                                                    • Jaskaran Notta
                                                                                      Jaskaran Notta  2 months back

                                                                                      The final form for the demon tide in kh3 is always that one boss for me. I mean, I can beat sephiroth in KH1 and 2 with out getting hit and beat the dark inferno with in 1 minute, but they demon tide? Nah man

                                                                                      • FingerPickinGood _
                                                                                        FingerPickinGood _  2 months back

                                                                                        Chrono trigger never gets a mention

                                                                                        • legendof6789 !
                                                                                          legendof6789 !  2 months back

                                                                                          Yaldaboth/akechi for villain that just hates everything

                                                                                          • Carson B Wagner
                                                                                            Carson B Wagner  2 months back

                                                                                            Who do you think you’re fooling, with that mixing bowl and spoon — let alone that “flour.”

                                                                                            They look fake as fudge.

                                                                                            • superkami guru
                                                                                              superkami guru  2 months back

                                                                                              Zidane the monkey tailed hero was sent to earth to destroy it as a young boy but somehow became a hero... can you say Goku.