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BradDaBug

RPG / adventure hybrid

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BradDaBug    913
This post is kind of my ramblings, but I do try to make a point (eventually). When I was a kiddy, I played RPG''s. It was on a computer at my school. Basically you fought stuff and talked with other people and solved puzzles. Then one day I discovered a text-based MUD RPG (Gemstone III) that got me addicted for a few years. During that time I decided to check out what other RPG''s looked like. All I found were these so-called 3D maze games. I hated them. Then I discovered The Legend of Zelda: Link''s Awakening for Game Boy. I loved it. I couldn''t get enough of it. Unknowingly to me, I had slipped from RPGs to adventure games, but to me, I was still playing RPGs. Until one day I played Diablo. I HATED Diablo. I thought it was rediculously stupid. I mean, there was a big pit in the back of town that said "HELL: Must be Level 30 to enter." That''s emersive. Was there really a splintering of RPG''s that created RPG''s like Diablo and all those other RPG''s of today and adventure games like King''s Quest and Zelda, or was that just in my head, and it''s always been like that? Why aren''t there more RPG/adventure game hybrids, like I used to play? The only game I can think of that is sort of like this is the Exile series. Why are there so many hardcore hack-and-slash RPG''s and hardly any adventure games?

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The Final Fantasy and Chrono series are RPG/Adventure

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black_mage_s    103
i agree with you 150%!

I always liked the zelda games, even though there was a lack of good story, and i hated diablo too. and diablo 2. Heh heh.. 2 too.

Anyways, its pretty hard to find a good action/rpg nowadays. I think most developers just dont think that anyone is going to buy into them

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Zorbfish    214
I don''t really agree that FFs are adventure... they''re 100% rpg. The Sieken Densetsu line was adventure/rpg..
Pretty much an adventure/rpg hybrid has to have a good amount of action/exploring/adventuring. FFs concentrate on the storyline and emotion of characters...
For instance Sieken Densetsu 2 (or Secret of Mana for all you suck in the past) had a pretty laughable storyline. But the action and battle made the game kick ass so much that I have played the hell out of it... I played the snes cart so many times when I was a kid I started to fry it so weird things started happening in the game.

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