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November 16th, 2012, 01:16
Originally Posted by Fluent View Post
Just curious, but what RPGs that have come out in the last 25 years that weren't action RPGs? Pretty much every RPG I've ever played has had plenty of action. Isn't the term "action-RPG" a bit redundant anyway? Just wondering.
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.
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