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Oh, and before you say "this board's header says Console-style RPG and therefore it must be right!", try looking at the Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (or any DS CV game) board, which is listed as a Action Platformer, when they should be RPG's, by what the definition of an RPG is.
Can't always count on Gamefaqs is what I'm basically trying to get at.
That's a platformer with rpg elemnts...Learn the difference.
This game is more like an Action Adventure. Generally in RPGs, the convention is that you get stronger by battling (true for both JRPGs and WRPGs). Getting stronger in this game is, I believe, progression based, which is generally what happens in Action Adventure games as well (Zelda, Metroid, Batman Arkhams etc.). Turn-based battles do generally occur in JRPGs, so it does have this element, but you only battle for gold and items.
The current Castlevania games are also more akin to Action Adventure games: exploring a big area in which you need certain powers to progress to other parts, hacking at enemies and story events throughout. It has an RPG element with leveling up, but in this case it's not so major and the battling is more Action-oriŽnted. The early Castlevania games were platformers, as you played levels trying to overcome obstacles and reaching the end to get to the next level, unlike the "Metroidvanias".
Just my two cents. Sometimes games can have elements from multiple genres, you know. The overarching genre elements are what puts a game in a certain category.