Mr Pink wrote:
Mr Pink wrote:
well could you give some examples?I think a lot of examples have already been given, but...
Action RPGs (Like Kingdom Hearts)
Adventure RPGs (Like Brave Fencer Musashi & Zelda)
Real Time Combat RPGs (Like KOTOR, Star Ocean, and Tales of...)
Sphere System RPGs (Like Parasite Eve & Vagrant Story)
I think that's forcing language somewhat just to encompass more into the genre, in fact I would go as far to say the lines to what constitutes an RPG have been blurring more and more over the years, some sports games like PES you could say are like RPGs, with their reliance on stats and updgrade of players.
Is there even a solid definition to what an RPG even IS? because most definitions I've read can include games from any genre.
and ugh, Zelda is not a damn RPG, it's an action adventure game, if zelda is an adventure RPG then so is metroid.
Dude almost every single game out now is taking elements of RPGs. Hell Madden is using stats and giving attributes to players. As for Zelda not being an RPG is a complete lack of knoledge. With Zelda being more of a hack and slash theme at times and not the "boring" RPG themes that you seem to believe makes an RPG what it is it is easy for individuals to think of it as something other than a perfect example of an Adventure RPG. Taking control of a character, crawling through dungeons, acquiring items, upgrading stats, and interacting with the in-game world are what make it an RPG.
You may not see the RPG elements but here is an example.
1.) Almost all RPGs allow for stat increasements such as HP or MP(Hit points or Mana/Magic points) with Zelda, Link increases Heart containers and his Magic Meter.
2.) Most RPGs have some sort of thing about saving the world/pricess/universe/ect. and usually involve time for the character(s) to better equip/level themselves. Zelda has dungeons that allow link to better prepare himself for the final battle with bows,bombs,boomerangs,ect.
3.) Every single RPG has a universe that is so alive that it is nearly impossible to interact with anything alive or inanimate. Link has towns full of people,creeps,bushes,rocks,walls,ect.
Just because somethings aren't as clear as night and day doesn't mean that they aren't there. Zelda is a RPG and everyone has accepted it as it is. No doubt that is isn't just like it's no doubt that the sky is blue.