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Are RPG's the best form of video games?

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I think ever since the video game was a thing that RPG's have been a universal thing for it. There are all kinds of old RPG's that are easy to get into for me just by their nature of gameplay. I think the games that stick with me the most aside from FPS's and unique games like Worms Armageddon and Battlezone 98 are story based JRPG's and regular RPG's. So what do you actually think about this topic?

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I think it's so subjective you might as well call this thread "what is your favourite game genre?"

 

In a Doom forum you might have some people disagree with your rpg are the best viewpoint.

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Games peaked at Minesweeper.  It's been all down hill since then.

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Ugh, no.  Occasionally one holds my interest for a bit, especially in the realm of Diablo-style or Dungeon Master-style ones that aren't so RPG-ish in the usual sense, but otherwise I've always been much more of an action or strategy fan.

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Best form of video games? RPGs were barely video when they started. Static images, text only, but hey you gotta start some where.

 

Let me play devil's advocate here, because the answer is clearly a simple no. With RPGs you have your choice, chose equipment, chose where to go, what to explore, even chose your own dialog sometimes. RPGs are also easy in the sense, they don't require skill so much as strategy and enough time to grind your way to the top. You will get better and better as long as you invest the time.

 

Also what's with the Role Playing in Role Playing Games... you always play a role in most games before Tetris. The role of Mario, the role of Doomguy. What I think RPG should really mean is Roll Playing Game as in you roll the dice ala Dungeons & Dragons and other similar table top games. There's a big play to roll the dice in RPG games when it comes to attack power, evasion, stats upgrades and so on.

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1 hour ago, geo said:

What I think RPG should really mean is Roll Playing Game as in you roll the dice ala Dungeons & Dragons and other similar table top games. There's a big play to roll the dice in RPG games when it comes to attack power, evasion, stats upgrades and so on.

Morrowind was this way, but it could easily be warped in such a way that RNG didn't affect anything anymore, so the early game was hard as hell and really fun, but then the end was like "I spent 100,000 gold training to level 65 and now I'm invincible."

Its still better than Skyrim, I think, though.

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Honestly I don't find the allure in grinding my way through the same dungeon over and over just so I can upgrade my character enough to enjoy the game. I don't have the patience to wait for my turn when playing turn based RPG's and I am not obsessive enough to clean out all the dungeons loot only to spend countless hours in the shop selling, buying and crafting gear.

 

If the RPG was classified as an Action RPG and it contained a good story I would consider playing it. I do like games that have well designed character customization and the ability to customize my gameplay experience around my playing style.

 

As for my favorite game types and genera's I like Arena Shooters (Unreal Championship 2), FPS games (Halo CE, 3 & ODST), Action Adventures (Drakan: OTF) and Open World games (Destroy all Humans 1&2, Saints Row 2 and Crackdown). I like games where you can have fun and explore the most.

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I love RPGs immensely, but I generally lean towards first-person shooters and 2D platformers more often. I still need to get around to playing Ultima 5 sometime soon. 

 

But yeah, as Chezza already said, the question is entirely subjective.

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Bah, its all whatever. I like a wide swath of games. But can you even say most early rpgs where even "Roleplaying"? I mean it's not like DnD where you have real choices for most early rpgs, to say you're role playing in them is the same as saying you're role playing as Doom Guy.

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There is no "best form" of video games.

 

I'm not into sports game and I love RPGs. But I'd probably be more likely to enjoy a well-polished sports game than a crappy, buggy RPG. If Skyrim only sold on the PS3, I would probably have never played it due to the buggy questlines (the pc version was much better).

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