VGChartz's Evan Norris: "Perhaps the most diverse and amorphous genre, action/adventure by nature consumes many different game types and play styles. Yet if there's a fundamental truth of the genre in 2017 it's this: add RPG elements to it. That's certainly what Ubisoft did to Assassin's Creed: Origins. "...most definitely the action RPG element of the game is a natural step for AC to go, and we should keep that going going forward," said game director Ashraf Ismail. For Horizon: Zero Dawn, Guerrilla Games brought in John Gonzalez, lead writer on Fallout: New Vegas, along with some staff formerly of CD Projekt Red (The Witcher series). The Legend of Zelda returned to its NES roots, a mixture of CRPG exploration and arcade action. Meanwhile, The Surge riffed on the action-RPG systems of Dark Souls."