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Demons/Dark Souls are ACTION RPGs

#1TimeOfTheDarkPosted 12/3/2012 6:26:50 PM
Why do genres confuse some of you guys so much.

And the word action has th eheavier emphasis on what genre it is, while the rpg elements are minor.

I find new weapons and level up in RDR multiplayer and get new stuff, doesn't make that an RPG.
#2zUkUuPosted 12/3/2012 6:28:08 PM
technically RDR has "RPG elements" - it matters to what degree, then it could be seen as a hybrid.
#3este914Posted 12/3/2012 6:35:52 PM
See when you say 'RPG' I think of a game like Final Fantasy... I dont see D* Souls as a game like that, therefore it is not a RPG to me.
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#4zUkUuPosted 12/3/2012 6:45:06 PM
that's your own perception.
#5este914Posted 12/3/2012 6:53:11 PM
Yea I know... so then dont most all games have "RPG" elements added to them?
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#6zUkUuPosted 12/3/2012 7:17:25 PM
este914 posted...
Yea I know... so then dont most all games have "RPG" elements added to them?
O_o


RPG elements doesn't make it a RPG perse - it depends on the focus and size of them. In Dark Souls it's a prominent feature and a huge vital focus of the game, where as in Far Cry 3 for instance, even while rather fleshed out, it's still just an somewhat optional element. you don't have "stats" either. Actually now when I think about it, "stats" could be seen as mandatory requirement.
RPG - Dark Souls, Final Fantasy, Fallout, Diablo
Hybrid - e.g Borderlands 2 (FPS-RPG)
No RPG with RPG Elements - e.g. Farcry 3, GTA:SA, Crysis 2, MANY games have that
No RPG without RPG Elements - The rest ^.^ e.g. Duke Nukem, Uncharted, Street Fighter etc
#7ArronAubinPosted 12/3/2012 7:21:29 PM
You play the role of a soldier in Call of Duty. CoD is a FPS RPG.
#8ScreamingMidgetPosted 12/3/2012 7:22:00 PM
Duh.
#9Ochd12Posted 12/3/2012 7:35:06 PM
TimeOfTheDark posted...
Why do genres confuse some of you guys so much.


More importantly, why would anyone give a **** what someone calls them?
#10LAGswitchLARRYPosted 12/3/2012 7:38:16 PM
Topics like these make me sad for the human race
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