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The Adventure of Link Convinced Me That Zelda is an RPG

GenGAME writes: "Zelda II definitely plays like a role-playing game, but as it does so, it captures the heart of what makes the series great."

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dedicatedtogamers1440d ago

If you look back at the context into which Zelda was released, it was neither an RPG nor an action game. The marketing used taglines to describe it as "the action of the arcades meets the depth of the computer role-playing game".

CLOUD19831440d ago

Zelda is not rpg get serious it's an action-adventure with a lot of platforming, stop this bullshit already.

mike1up1440d ago

If you actually played Zelda 2, or read the article, then you would know that it is the ONLY RPG in the series!

-Random encounters
-XP
-Freedom to choose how Link levels up

It's not BS, it is a fact.

Patriots_Pride1440d ago

I think the term Role Playing Games is subjective.

You ave people that play games like FF,Crono Trigger, Last Odyssey, Blue Dragon and you have people that play games like Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Fall Out, Skyrim, Dues Ex.

So Clouds view and your view of RPG is different but in the end RPG is just that a ROLE PLAYING GAME which to me even games like The Sims and Kinectimals are RPG's.

mike1up1440d ago (Edited 1440d ago )

@Patriots_Pride

Agreed, and excellent points. I just got irritated because the author never argues that the Zelda series, as a whole, is an RPG series.

The point of the article was that heavy RPG elements from Zelda 2 were completely abandoned. The author only challenges the proverbial "black sheep" label, and ponders what the series would be like if RPG elements were kept intact.

The "BS shoe" definitely does not fit here.

CLOUD19831440d ago

1 game is not enough to call the whole series rpg dont u think?

I play mostly JRPGs for the past 15+ years, ppl who call games like Zelda, Mass Effect, Fall Out, Dues Ex & many others rpg they dont have idea for what they r talking about, it's a different thing when 1 game is pure rpg & different when it's a shooter, action-adventure with rpg elements.

Every clueless dude out there believe that a game is an rpg when it have some dialogue screens & u can choose to answer differently for your char a few times on some occasions, my advice to those ppl? get a clue.

itBourne1440d ago

I did like the article as well, but I still think Zelda is the most overrated franchise ever.

Patriots_Pride1440d ago

Really?? You must have never played a game called Mario.

At least Zelda has some sort of Story.

cpayne931440d ago

Mario doesn't need a good story to be a great game, because the most important part of a game is gameplay. Super mario 64 remains one of my favorite games of all time and it barely had a story. Same for smb 3.

itBourne1437d ago

Dont get me wrong Zelda games were great back in the day. But the formula as grown tiresome and old.

I think it gets a free pass in a lot of areas simply because its Zelda.

DivineAssault 1440d ago

Zelda 2 was one of my favorite games on NES.. That game was under rated as hell.. It was excellent

WeskerChildReborned1440d ago

I'm really hoping that the Zelda tech demo for Wii U will become a game. BTW, nice article.

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