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November 16th, 2012, 02:27
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
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.

It seems that most games on consoles are action-RPGs. Can't really think of an RPG I've played that hasn't been centered around being in combat.
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