So You Want to Get Into RPGs?
Role-Playing games are some of the most popular games of the modern era. Games such as Pokémon, Final Fantasy, and The Elder Scrolls, consistently dominate the market and are no stranger to industry accolades. With an abundance of new games coming out every year, it can be hard to narrow down which one is right for you. Here we’ll break down the history and basic elements of Role-Playing games. We’ll also break down a few sub-genres to help you determine which style of play is right for you.
What Makes an RPG?
Traditionally RPGs let players control one or more characters. These characters are usually called units or party members. These characters are the vessels the player uses to interact with the world.
Typically, the gameplay features elements that can be customized such as appearance, cosmetics, and in most cases, stats that give the player and their respective party members advantages in the minute-to-minute gameplay.
Combat is determined by the type of system the game developers have decided to incorporate. This is where genre comes into play. The most tired and true version of combat is a turn-based system, but many utilize real-time actions similar to action games. Regardless, there’s an element of strategy that goes into these games to determine the outcome of an enemy encounter