Originally Posted by JDR13
The term action-RPG is generally used to describe games where - 1.) The amount of time spent in combat makes up the a large majority of playing time, and - 2.) combat is determined directly by the player's reflexes rather than stats or any type of dice roll. Although I think most RPG fans would agree that the second example is the primary one.
That's why, for example, most people don't consider games like Planescape: Torment or Arcanum action-RPGs, but games like KoA or Divinity 2 would be.