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What are the different types of RPGs?

04-24-2010, 12:44 AM
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What are the different types of RPGs?

When the term RPG is used, it encompasses a vast number of games. There are many sub-divisions of RPGs-action based, turn based, SRPGs, Chinese RPGs, Korean RPGs, Japanese RPGs, and so forth. Could someone break it down for me-what are all the different types of RPGs, and what are their advantages/disadvantages? What are your favorite types of RPGs? Thanks for your help

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04-24-2010, 10:16 AM
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04-24-2010, 01:38 PM
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You really don't know their differences or are you doing a survey or something?
04-24-2010, 02:12 PM
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You really don't know their differences or are you doing a survey or something?
No I honestly don't know the dif between a JRPG and an SRPG
04-24-2010, 02:28 PM
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Umm SRPG = Strategy RPG
JRPG = Japanese RPG
04-24-2010, 02:58 PM
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to be honest you seem to know enough of the names.

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04-24-2010, 04:27 PM
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JRPGs

Zelda, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Pokemon series, Mario RPG, etc.... Console games that are known and loved by billions of people all over the world

KRPGs

mobile games like Zenonia and Inotia, and bunch MMORPGs on PC.... some of their games sucks, some are good, some are plain ripoff from mainstream RPGs, some of their MMORPGs are very addicting and competitive.. loved by people obsessed with MMORPGs....

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This is just my definition of JRPGs and KRPGs...

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04-24-2010, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Aurora View Post
You really don't know their differences or are you doing a survey or something?
You speak like this should be common knowledge. Which it is definitely not, at least in the majority of the world outside of Asia.

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04-24-2010, 04:38 PM
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You speak like this should be common knowledge. Which it is definitely not, at least in the majority of the world outside of Asia.
Wikipedia.org
Anyways here explanations of the other ones:
True Turn-based RPG: RPGs like Final Fantasy and Legend of Sword and Fairy 1, can include or exclude walking around or dialogue; take turns fighting, involves much more planning and strategy than action RPGs
Semi Turn-based RPG: I'm not exactly sure of the origin of this type but the only games I know that uses this system is Legend of Sword and Fairy 3 and 4; depending on the speed stat, whoever's icon reaches the end of the time bar will get to action, higher speed stat = takes shorter to reach the end of the time bar, so if you're extremely fast, you get to act like 3 times before the enemy can even act once
Chinese RPG: RPGs that focus in the background story, mythical elements and/or based on existing historical novels or classics, as well as popular for their extremely moving storyline and music; very little emphasis on graphics and gameplay fine-tuning (many hot hits have numerous bugs in them that no one cares), so it probably only appeals to Asian gamers who play the game for the storyline rather than action
Korean RPG: Similar to Japanese RPGs but more emphasis on grinding I suppose, I'm not familiar with Korean single-player RPGs, but their MMORPGs are infamous for the heavy grind
Japanese RPG: RPGs that focus on the graphics and gameplay mechanics, sometimes in the story as well but clearly much less significant than Chinese RPGs; more well-known in the western world than Chinese RPGs due to marketing and their tendency to use characters who have a western appearance (blonde hair, English names, etc), and much less history/story to analyze
04-24-2010, 04:50 PM
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Wikipedia.org

Chinese RPG: RPGs that focus in the background story, mythical elements and/or based on existing historical novels or classics, as well as popular for their extremely moving storyline and music; very little emphasis on graphics and gameplay fine-tuning (many hot hits have numerous bugs in them that no one cares), so it probably only appeals to Asian gamers who play the game for the storyline rather than action
Can you give me couple of names for good Chinese RPGs?? wanna try em out