The sarcasm was painted pretty heavy but tis the internet I suppose. I wasn't disagreeing with you, just mocking the current labels we have and why your complaints with the current system were just as flawed. Calling something a roleplaying game is a waste of time. It means almost jack squat. :)
I've been trained to wear a thick skin on Gamefaqs. --- pon pon way way way ponpon way pon way pon pon, way way ponponpon way way pon way pon way way.
I swear every time the definition of RPG's get brought up nowadays, everyone runs around acting oblivious saying "wtf, I dunno lol", then they argue the same reasoning that can be applied to the statement "math runs video games, every playable video game uses a form of math, therefore video games are playable math." Just brilliant. Reductionism to the point of absurdity. --- "You are playing Skyrim wrong, and you will always play it wrong, because you are asking the right way to play it." - Confucius
After this can you work on a new name for JRPGs since, you know, they pretty much never have any role playing in them?
Actually you play a very specific role in these rpgs. Not sure how you could argue otherwise. An actor doesn't have free reign over a script either yet they play roles all the time :P
By your standards, Killzone, God of War, Prototype, Infamous, and Assault on Dark Athena are all RPGs. --- MY NAME IS RONALD MCDONALD I HAVE SAUSAGE I HAVE EGGS MY NAME IS RONALD MCDONALD I HAVE SAUSAGE I HAVE EGGS MY NAME IS RONALD MCDONALD I HAVE SAUSAGE I HAVE EGG
MOBA is fine. There are lots of much much worse genre names. Like JRPGs. They don't have role playing but they get tossed in with RPGs. Or adventure games. Such a generic term for a very defined genre. --- "What's a strategy game? You mean like Mass Effect?"- A console gamer
What defines a strategy game? You have to use certain setups and tactical approaches in order to win, unless the enemy team is exceedingly terribad. --- MageofBlood391 posted... GameFAQs: Because if all else fails, you can always argue semantics.