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Oct 17 2009
By: Cricket0 Hekseville Citizen 360 posts
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How do you feel about games like Fallout and Bioshock being called RPG?

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This post was the result of a convo my brother and i had the other day.  When we think of an RPG we think of classics like Final Fantasy and Wild arms and the such.   Having the party and ranking up and a gigantic story line placed in a gigantic world.

 

 

Now a days the RPG have given way to the FPS in terms of popularity, i'm not saying there aren't great RPG'S in the making or have been made but one could argue that they were the toast of the town and now FPS are made more frequently for the consoles.

 

I loved fallout, still play it and i get why it's called an RPG, you level up, you have alternate quests that you can do and you take on a personification of a charactor in a game along with some other RPG stylings that make it fit the bill.

 

Honestly it doesn't matter what a great game is classified as, we play it cause its awesome but the question of it's a true RPG sparked a cool conversation with my brother and it made us think "What makes a game a true RPG to us?"

 

So we came up with some cool definitions of an RPG and well, in the spirit of the Forums i thought i'd make this post to spark your imagination.  If you have any thoughts on the question or if you have any feelings on the subject i thought they be interesting to hear.

 

There is no wrong answer here, it's all opinion so don't go ape about what people consider their beliefs.  I like hearing about altenate views and ideas.

 

game on,

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Re: How do you feel about games like Fallout and Bioshock being called RPG?

Oct 17, 2009
Fallout is an RPG, but who would ever call Bioshock and RPG?
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Re: How do you feel about games like Fallout and Bioshock being called RPG?

Oct 17, 2009

Eromu wrote:
Fallout is an RPG, but who would ever call Bioshock and RPG?

I agree, Fallout really is an RPG.

I have heard Bioshock being called an RPG before, but not since it launched.

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Re: How do you feel about games like Fallout and Bioshock being called RPG?

Oct 17, 2009

Eromu wrote:
Fallout is an RPG, but who would ever call Bioshock and RPG?

Maybe the OP meant Borderlands...like Fallout 3, it has elements of both RPGs and first person shooters...

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Re: How do you feel about games like Fallout and Bioshock being called RPG?

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AmnesiaInnocent wrote:

Eromu wrote:
Fallout is an RPG, but who would ever call Bioshock and RPG?

Maybe the OP meant Borderlands...like Fallout 3, it has elements of both RPGs and first person shooters...


why would he say Bioshock and mean Borderlands?

 

anyway, i've heard Bio be reffered to as an FPS/RPG many times as well.

 

I personally do not think that its anywhere near an RPG, but Fallout is pretty much an FPS thats an RPG at heart. it takes all the standard elements of an RPG and gives it an FPS "battle system"

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Re: How do you feel about games like Fallout and Bioshock being called RPG?

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yeah i put Bioshock up there because it was called a FPS/RPG pre-launch and a little after but now its mostly called action adventure.  The point wasn't really about these two games exactly, just this new cross breed of FPS/RPG that has been coming out.  I was really looking for what makes an RPG a RPG to you guys?  
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Oct 17, 2009
While there are differences in the RPG genre, what I consider a true RPG to be one that can take you away and absorb you in its characters, story, and world. Mass Effect a FPS/RPG is one of these that hole true to that.
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Eromu wrote:
Fallout is an RPG, but who would ever call Bioshock and RPG?

People have referred to Bioshock as an 'RPG' mostly because of it's roots (the team worked on the System Shock games) and because of the Plasmids (customization).



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Oct 18, 2009
Bioshock has some RPG elements, but not enough to classify it as an RPG.
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Like most have said, Fallout 3 is an RPG, no question. Bioshock, is definitely not an RPG. It's an excellent game though.
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