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Old 04-06-2013, 08:52 PM
S.I.D. CrAzY S.I.D. CrAzY is offline
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:37 PM
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Idk, Bing it.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:56 PM
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Says NO ONE EVER.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:55 AM
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With so much genre-blurring these days, and old RPG defining features like level raising being used so liberally, "what is an rpg" is harder to answer than it once was. I used to define an rpg by three qualities: level raising, experience grinding, and menu based combat. It's not so simple anymore.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:00 AM
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With so much genre-blurring these days, and old RPG defining features like level raising being used so liberally, "what is an rpg" is harder to answer than it once was. I used to define an rpg by three qualities: level raising, experience grinding, and menu based combat. It's not so simple anymore.
Agreeeeed. I would have to include an element of character progression yet I know that came in later then the three you mentioned. Many of these components feature heavily in various other genres now for heaps of reasons. Not least the fact that it gives you a sense of reward for effort and it's cool to have skills
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:28 AM
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With so much genre-blurring these days, and old RPG defining features like level raising being used so liberally, "what is an rpg" is harder to answer than it once was. I used to define an rpg by three qualities: level raising, experience grinding, and menu based combat. It's not so simple anymore.
Then, what was Zelda for you?
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:35 AM
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Then, what was Zelda for you?
Back in the day, Nintendo Power called it an "adventure game" and I've used that label for Zelda-likes ever since. But thinking about it, "role playing" game, "adventure", "action" game? Talk about useless descriptors.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:36 AM
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Back in the day, Nintendo Power called it an "adventure game" and I've used that label for Zelda-likes ever since. But thinking about it, "role playing" game, "adventure", "action" game? Talk about useless descriptors.
They said that? Man, I'm confused
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:17 AM
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