Ah, the CRPG. Shall I compare thee to a well-worn keyboard? My darling, some love you and your faux-Medieval settings and find the freedom you offer liberating to their real-world sensibilities. Others find you trite, overwhelming, and tire of your "Oh look, another mad wizard" cliches. Nevertheless, you persevere. Through the gaming industry crash, through the rise of the JRPG, you soldier on, offering D&D styled combat to those who crave its tender grasp.