You know how there are things in this world that you just know, even though you can't explain them? Things like love, the wind, ...RPG's. Yes, RPG's. Every hardcore gamer knows an RPG literally seconds after they start playing the game...
Yeah that does make since other games you do play rolls however most games outside the genre they dont fully imerse you in the roll being part of a characters story isnt enough alone,building stats isnt enough alone,turn based isnt enough alone,but it's the combination of two or more of these elements that make things rpgs.
I remember the times when RPG stood for Role-Playing Games. There were 2 definitions. 1. You created your own character, thus essentially creating a second life for yourself. 2. You play the role of a known character. Now it tends to be a term where you're thrown in the game and you wonder: WTF is going on?
Rocket Propelled Grenade?
An RPG is a genre of game. What the definition of that genre is, I.D.G.A.F. - as long as the game is good.
a game that lets you Role Play and it should be Super Epic and take away a few months of your social life!
Well I tell ya what its NOT. Its not Final Fantasy XIII. BAM, I went there, so what if I did, wanna fight about it?
So people have been saying XIII-2 looks better. I havent seen any media on it because I didn't want to let myself down even more. I was bored so I watched a trailer of it today. Guess what? I let myself down even more. :( ...What is with that song? And the voice acting? I felt like I was watching "Disney The Game".
I find your comment pleasantly humerous.
Personally, I believe that an RPG must have three things: 1) Character creation 2) Skills, talents, specialisations, perks, levels etc. 3) An Inventory If a game doesn't have all of these I would say it only has RPG elements. For example Deus Ex:Human Revolution is an FPS with RPG elements. However many may disagree with me. The authors definition is Role-Playing-Game in the literal sense, but by that classification any game that you play as a specific character is an RPG.
um no character creation.... that does not make it a rpg lol ill tell u whats not a rpg fall out mass effect those gaes are shooters i dont care what u think they are if it dont play like a rpg or feel like one u have a failed attempt oblivion is a rpg demonsouls is a rpg dragon quest is a rpg another thingis that nost westerns fail at rpgs... and end up makeing shooters of oblivion rip offs and then theres fable O.O...... thats a load of trash ut its still a rpg
Trying to break down what you're saying here, Oblivion is an RPG but Fallout 3 isn't? Considering the gameplay style of those games is near identical, with one favouring long range combat over melee, I'd say you have a mindset that RPGs must be all swords and magic, which definitely is not true.
@rexbolt - I would reply to you but I have no idea at all what you are saying. It's not a criticism, English may not be be your first language. @PirateThom - I assume you are talking to rexbolt, because by my definition Fallout 3 and Oblivion are both RPGs. If you don't have to create a character to be an RPG. Then nearly every game is an RPG. Is inFAMOUS an RPG? it has unlockable abilities. If you say an RPG is a game where you "play a role" then nearly every game is an RPG.
Video gamers and actual role-playing game players define RPGs completely differently. Pure video gamers seem to think that an RPG is simply a game where you customize aspects of your character as the game progresses. While that does happen in tabletop role-playing games, the purpose of a table-top role-playing game really should be that you are making decisions that influence the outcome of the game and crafting the whole story as you progress. In that regard, very few video games live up to the definition of what "RPG" meant long before "RPG" was a term used by video gamers. Video gamers and role-playing game players are frequently not mutually exclusive. A video game has to have an adaptable story-line influenced by player choice before it should really be considered an RPG in the classical sense. If it can't do that (most don't), it really should simply be considered a "stat manipulator" because that is what most games do. You freely manipulate stats but are railroaded on the story.
the definition of RPG??- Witcher 2
Role playing game.
Hell, even Monopoly is an RPG.
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