Action RPGs or Turn Based RPGs

Andrew Weymes of The Nightly Gamer writes: "The RPG genre has been around for decades. It's given us such classic games as Chrono Trigger, the Final Fantasy series, the Breath of Fire series, the Suikoden series, the Star Ocean series, the Persona series and many more. Traditionally, japanese role playing games have had turn based combat meaning exactly how it sounds in that playable characters and enemies take turns attacking each other. To some, this may sound silly, but turn based RPGs include some of the better strategy involved in video games. Over the past few years, a new sub genre has emerged and is gaining popularity quickly. This sub genre is the action RPG. In an action RPG, characters and enemies still rely on health points(HP) but are able to move around freely and attack at will. So, which sub genre does The Nightly Gamer prefer and why? Read the full article to find out."

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