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So is this classed as a JRPG? Cause if so.... Shit, I think I might actually like a jrpg!
Well it's Japanese... and an RPG, so... Yeah?
I can't quite agree. There are definitely some distinguishing markers to the subgenre, and from what I've seen of XCX, it seems to lean heavily on what would be thought of more as WRPG conventions. The biggest ones that come immediately to mind are "combat treated as a fully separate mode of play (JRPG) vs. combat integrated with regular world navigation (WRPG)", "protagonist defined in advance in terms of abilities and personality (JRPG) vs. protagonist mostly faceless and customizable from the pool of classes and character archetypes (WRPG)", and "tightly scripted and heavily linear plot (JRPG) vs. broad, diffuse, and frequently branching story (WRPG)". On all of those scales, XCX seems to resemble typical WRPG traits more than typical JRPG ones.
Pre-emptive Response: Genre taxonomy is an imprecise science, and obviously there are examples of members of one category resembling the other in some respect. Only a Sith deals in absolutes.
The Splatling may not be technically defined as a Charger, but I consider it to be the parallel version of the Blasters and the Inkbrushes as they relate to the Shooters and Rollers, respectivelyr: plays wildly differently due to some significant difference in their behavior, but ultimately having the same interface. A Splatling is a chargeable weapon with high accuracy, long range, and lousy mobility while charging, and will play almost identically to a Charger in actual practice. The biggest difference is in how it responds to partial charge.