Pick a Pile: SNES Vs. PlayStation JRPGs

When was the true Japanese RPG Golden Age?

Aidan Moher
May 1, 2020 · 11 min read

I’ve recently been listening to USGamer’s Console RPG Quest, a podcast series from Kat Bailey and Nadia Oxford that chronicles the history of Roleplaying Games across many of gaming’s most popular (and not so popular) consoles. Kat and Nadia are both huge Japanese RPG fans (like your intrepid writer here), and, as all things do when JRPGs are involved, their overarching narrative comes down to the ever-asked, never-answered question: Was the JRPG Golden Age during the SNES or PlayStation era?