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January 11th, 2013, 20:07
Originally Posted by azarhal View Post
So true.

It's also why I don't get that games like the Batman Arkham games (Asylum at least, haven't played City yet) that grant XP on kills, discoveries and mission to buy abilities aren't called RPGs at all. While games like Dishonored which grant money to buy abilities are sort of seen as RPGs by the community (not just here).

The lines are a bit blurred for most recent games, but I don't think Dishonored is considered an RPG anywhere either (other than perhaps at GameBanshee).

Nearly every game incorporates some sort of narrative and progression mechanics these days. Imagine the complaints if DOOM4 were released today without being able to increase your max health and armor, for example.
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