Fayyaad at El33tonline writes:
"When last we met, we’d been taking a peek under the duvet of history and marvelling at the influences that Western RPGs had on Eastern RPGs. This influence would continue for a while, and later on even be reciprocated, but for now let’s pick up the trail of this history back in the West, and see what followed in the footsteps of Wizardry, Ultima, Rogue-likes and Telengard.
At the time that RPGs were seeing a momentous rise, another genre, with many similarities, was also seeing its star beginning to blaze brightly on the screens of yore: adventure games. Anyone with an ounce of genre-savviness will know that the chief differences between RPGs and adventures is the amount of character stats. Adventure games were still in diapers at the time, but they did one thing supremely well: stories."