Role-playing video game

video game genre
(Redirected from Console role-playing game)

A role-playing video game, or simply RPG is a video game where players control a character (or a group of multiple characters, called a party). RPGs have many different mechanics, some of most common are fighting monsters, getting EXP to "level up", looting weapons and other objects, completing quests, and talking to NPCs. The genre is mainly influenced by non-electronic role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons.

Subgenres

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Massively Multiplayer Online

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MMORPGs (Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game), are computer games where many players meet online in one large game world, and go on quests together. Some examples of these games are World of Warcraft, Everquest, or Runescape.

Text-Based

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Text Based RPGs are not too different from Traditional RPGs, generally based on the Dungeons and Dragons game. However some Text Based RPGs are not for combat, but are for socializing and meeting others. With many Text Based RPGs you need a client, a program to send what you say to the server, which can be located in another country. Many clients are basic and display text in one colour, but there are others that use colours, enhancing the readability of the contents.

Action RPGs

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Action RPGs are those that combine the action games and RPG genres together.

Tactical RPGs

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A Tactical RPG is one that is highly focused on strategic gameplay.

Roguelike

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A "roguelike" is a term for the games whose core mechanics are very similar to the 1980 computer RPG Rogue.