Kotaku: Skyward Sword is a RPG

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Oct 8, 2011

Kotaku: Skyward Sword is a RPG by Valwin at 11:55 PM (3,682 Views / 1 Likes) 67 replies

  1. Valwin
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    wow nice what you guys think ? can we call Zelda a Action RPG yet ? :3
     
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    I really wouldn't consider it a RPG unless it has like leveling and skills and stuff. By the standards in this, you may as well call God of War, Devil May Cry, Darksiders, etc RPGs.

    It's more of an action-adventure with good item mechanics.
     
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    Two things:
    1. I don't see how this is news. Again, this is just someone's view on something and that's it, no announcement, nothing truly new.
    2. I don't see anywhere where it says it's an RPG. The article just said that it is getting closer to the realms of an RPG.
     
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    I think it'd be cool if there was more choices for swords and some have special effects. I'd love if you could level up too. But then, it wouldn't be like the other games...

    On second thought, I like how it is now better. This medal thing sounds interesting.
     
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    There's some new content in there and we let plenty of "opinion news" fly in the USN. There were plenty of threads about people who had pretty rough words for the 3DS and Vita, for instance, but they weren't exactly "news".

    EDIT: Also, read the underlined segment in the main article. I didn't even underline that, Valwin did.
     
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    Does it have levelling? If not, it's not a rpg.
     
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    1. yes is new cuz is one of the most awaited games this year
    2 Everything we've been learning lately really is starting to sound as though Zelda is taking more steps back towards the action RPG realm i
     
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    Valwin, just because it's "one of the most awaited games of the year" means nothing in terms of news, but Guild makes a good argument.

    I think they're suggesting that it may be getting closer to being an ARPG, but aren't really declaring it as one.
     
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    At least the Zelda Games are going down a different path right?...
     
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    But is that a good thing?
     
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    Was Not Zelda 2 rpg like or the first one
     
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    Yes.

    I feel like Zelda's starting to become outclassed by its own clones. It's basically been the same game since Ocarina of Time, minus some reskins and some random editions (HOLY SHIT A TALKING BOAT). Really though, it needs to evolve from more than it has been so it can compete with games that are honestly getting more advanced than it.
     
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    No leveling=No RPG.
     
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    It's a Role Playing Game. Just because we don't know if you level or not in Skyward Sword, probably won't have a leveling system, doesn't just suddenly not Make it a Role Playing game. Leveling IS a major part to RPG's but it doesn't make one.
     
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    Yes, Zelda 2 was an RPG.
    Really? I don't think any of the titles are reskins. I think all of them feel as different as the creators wanted them to be, making large or small gaps in difference and innovation when necessary. This really doesn't seem like too different of a jump from OoT to WW, which considering the vast amount of changes and added content warrants for much more of a reskin.
     
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    but what if the items level up armor sheld sword ect ?
     
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    Leveling = RPG, No Leveling Doesn't always = No RPG.

    Though depending on the type of leveling, the first part isn't always true, either.
     
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    I hope you realize that RPGs and role playing games are basically completely different. RPG just somehow became an abbreviation for the whole genre. Technically every game is a role playing game minus strategy games where you're some omnipotent being pulling the strings of the characters. Most every other game features you playing the role of someone in the game. Hence role playing. Hell, Halo is a RPG if you look for role playing. You play the role of Master Chief. You're in his shoes too so that's a plus one to it.

    RPGs are usually defined by leveling, gaining experience that improves your stats the more you fight and such. I wouldn't say Zelda is a RPG by those standards.

    Why people even fight for the whole "IT'S A RPG" thing is beyond me. Who cares what it is, it's not like we're calling it a FPS. It's an action-adventure game, hardly a genre people consider "bad".
     
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    What exactly would be the definition of a rpg?

    If it simply means a levelling system, then Zelda isn't one, but everyone has the own definition
     
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    I don't think there's an official definition, but I'll look one up that seems most accurate. That said, that doesn't mean it = the absolute truth.

    Despite being on Wikipedia, this will be the best one you'll find. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Role-playing_video_game
     

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