The RPG stands for Computer Role-Playing Game. These are games that we have long known as classic computer games.
The characteristics of RPG games
The main feature of RPG games is that the player has a certain character and completely controls it. He is endowed with all the human qualities that a player can improve. Usually, in such games, you have a mission, or a series of tasks to be performed. Or even there may be a whole plot that you have to go through to the end.
In the process of passing RPG games, you develop your hero, improve his skills and go through different levels together.
Usually, games in this category have a very developed plot with interesting twists, and it is very difficult to break away from the game. This plot usually contains many interesting quests and tasks that your character needs to complete. Sometimes it is important not just to complete a task, but to complete it qualitatively, reaching a certain level or getting a certain number of points. All these points and other indicators testify to your experience in the game, and this in turn helps you start playing the next level.
Also, in many such games, you will need to interact with the heroes of other players.
RPG games: distinctive features
Despite their one characteristic difference, RPG games are always at the intersection of different categories. They can have elements of shooters, fights, or races. But there are also a few more features to help you understand what RPG games all are about:
- the presence of a plot on which the player needs to perform various quests, tasks, and missions. The player himself can influence the development of the plot or study the development of his character during the game. The player makes important strategic decisions and choices.
- ongoing research. You must constantly investigate the game, look for secret moves in it, ways to solve problems, study the functions of certain objects. This will help you complete all the quests.
- role play. You influence a character or a group of characters. You choose their characteristics, influence them, develop them, and so on.
- interaction with other characters. You will often need to resolve disputes, conflicts, or, conversely, negotiate agreements.
All these features are inherent in RPG games.
Subcategories of RPG games
RPG games as a category have many subcategories and interpretations. They differ in many aspects - from the degree of influence of the player on the character to the development of the plot of the game.
Examples of subcategories: Narrative RPG games (attention is focused on the development of events), sandbox RPG (you completely influence the character and the development of events), Dungeon crawler (attention is focused on tasks). There is also a big difference in which country these games are developed.