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Re: Defining an RPG
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2010, 07:03:14 AM »

Ok, I'll try to explain it as clearly as possible. RPG's aren't neccesarily turn-based, normally, there are various characters accompanying you, and you go on some kind of journey. It's a mix of adventure and some fighting. In some you have to decifer some puzzles to advance. There are always vast landscapes and a twisted storyline. I also think the best RPG's are made by Square Enix.
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Re: Defining an RPG
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2010, 12:24:06 PM »

I'm not sure there is an explanation.
That is the point, without a valid explanation, which there isn't, in this case, the arguement isn't valid, and there isn't any evidence that RPGs must be valid... end of discussion?
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Re: Defining an RPG
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2010, 05:57:28 PM »

I believe so.
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Re: Defining an RPG
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2010, 10:56:21 PM »

I suggest we give torugo one more chance, seeing as he hasn't been on, and after that- lock it.
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Re: Defining an RPG
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2010, 06:19:59 PM »

i dont mind if someone locks it.i didnt start this topic i just posted this in the greatest rpg topic and before i knew it it popped in to general discussion
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Re: Defining an RPG
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2010, 06:26:42 PM »

1. Elder Scrolls 1: Arean
2. Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall
3. Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
4. Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
5. Fallout 1
6. Fallout 2
7. Fallout 3
8. World of Warcraft
9. Mass Effect
10.Mass Effect 2
11. KOTOR
12. KOTOR 2
13. Dragon Age: Origins

7 more needed.
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Re: Defining an RPG
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2010, 10:47:36 PM »

1. Elder Scrolls 1: Arean
2. Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall
3. Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
4. Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
5. Fallout 1
6. Fallout 2
7. Fallout 3
8. World of Warcraft
9. Mass Effect
10.Mass Effect 2
11. KOTOR
12. KOTOR 2
13. Dragon Age: Origins
14. Rogue Galaxy

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Re: Defining an RPG
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2010, 09:20:31 PM »

1. Elder Scrolls 1: Arean
2. Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall
3. Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
4. Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
5. Fallout 1
6. Fallout 2
7. Fallout 3
8. World of Warcraft
9. Mass Effect
10.Mass Effect 2
11. KOTOR
12. KOTOR 2
13. Dragon Age: Origins
14. Rogue Galaxy

6 more needed.

15. Dark Eden
16. Runescape
4 more ^^
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Re: Defining an RPG
« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2010, 03:02:37 PM »

i dont mind if someone locks it.i didnt start this topic i just posted this in the greatest rpg topic and before i knew it it popped in to general discussion
By this I suppose you mean, you now agree that whether or not it is turn-based does not affect whether or not a game is an RPG?
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Re: Defining an RPG
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2010, 04:19:01 PM »

RPGs actually originated in turn-based tactical war games. Pen-and-paper RPGs, which are the direct offspring of those war games, are also turn-based, as were virtually all early CRPGs. I think it's defining RPGs too narrowly to say that they must all be turn-based to qualify, but there's definitely an historical link between RPGs and turn-based gameplay. ;)
« Last Edit: July 13, 2010, 09:56:49 PM by CraigStern »
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Re: Defining an RPG
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2010, 05:18:33 AM »

Whats a CRPG?

1. Elder Scrolls 1: Arean
2. Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall
3. Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
4. Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
5. Fallout 1
6. Fallout 2
7. Fallout 3
8. World of Warcraft
9. Mass Effect
10.Mass Effect 2
11. KOTOR
12. KOTOR 2
13. Dragon Age: Origins
14. Rogue Galaxy
15. Dark Eden
16. Runescape


17. Fable I
18. Fable II
19. Fable III
20. Final Fantasy XI (I think it was 11, but one of the Final Fantasy's was a real action MMO for the Xbox)

Done!

But as Craig said, turn based RPGs were the original RPGs, and are still a large portion of all RPGs. So torugo's arguement was a valid point, just not entirely correct
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Re: Defining an RPG
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2010, 08:14:53 AM »

Indeed, a valid point, some, if not most, RPGs are turn-based, but they don't have to be.
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Re: Defining an RPG
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2010, 11:51:35 PM »

Whats a CRPG?

1. Elder Scrolls 1: Arean
2. Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall
3. Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
4. Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
5. Fallout 1
6. Fallout 2
7. Fallout 3
8. World of Warcraft
9. Mass Effect
10.Mass Effect 2
11. KOTOR
12. KOTOR 2
13. Dragon Age: Origins
14. Rogue Galaxy
15. Dark Eden
16. Runescape


17. Fable I
18. Fable II
19. Fable III
20. Final Fantasy XI (I think it was 11, but one of the Final Fantasy's was a real action MMO for the Xbox)

Done!

But as Craig said, turn based RPGs were the original RPGs, and are still a large portion of all RPGs. So torugo's arguement was a valid point, just not entirely correct
I didn't think this was going to be finished so soon or why its started.
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Re: Defining an RPG
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2010, 05:08:33 AM »

there is no such thing as a non turn based ROLE PLAYING GAME. which is taking turns.
if so name 20
this is why it started, if you wanted to know
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Re: Defining an RPG
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2010, 07:45:02 PM »

In Flash:

1. Colony (Role of Cpt. Jetzul)
2. Echoes: Operation Stranglehold (Role of Gen. DEM)
3. Batman (Role of Batman)
4. StickRPG (Role of Stick)
5. Motherload (Role of Miner)
6. Dragracer V3 (Role of Dragracer)
7. Bowmaster (Role of Bowmaster)
8. Pacxon (Role of Pac-Man)
9. Frantic 2 (Role of... Dude in a spacehip)
10. Remnants of Skystone (Role of [Name Your Character])
11. How to Raise a Dragon (Role of the Dragon)
12. flOw (Role of... Squiqqly Thing)
13. Upgrade Complete (Role of Player)
14. Achievement Unlocked (Role of Elephant)
15. Epic Combo (Role of Combo-er)
16. Castaway (Role of Castaway)
17. Kingdom of Machines (Role of Some Guy)
18. Hero RPG (Role of Hero)
19. Athalina RPG (Role of the Hero of Athalina)
20. Level Up! (Role of Girl)

I think that's 20.
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