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June 28th, 2012, 14:16
Originally Posted by CountChocula View Post
I imagine conceivably you could play a role in a game where your character cannot speak, but "someone who bashes monsters" is not exactly a role.
It qualifies as a role. Most characters in a video game have a role. It does not mean roleplaying is involved.

A character can be a paladin. it does not mean that through gameplay you will roleplay it in a paladin.

The character is a paladin. Paladins are brave and honest. Therefore your character will behave bravely and honestly.
That is the sequence adopted by games like hitman, call of duty etc All the characters have a role. No roleplaying involved.

In a RPG, the sequence differs:

Paladins are brave and honest. The character behaves bravely and honestly. Therefore the character might be elegible as a paladin.

In many so called cRPGs, actions are totally disconnected from the outcome. In some cRPG games, a thief character can be without ever performing a thief characterizing action like theft.
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