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What is your favorite type of RPG?

Turn-Based RPGs 252 45.41%
 
Strategy RPGs 41 7.39%
 
Open World RPGS 205 36.94%
 
MMORPGs 18 3.24%
 
Other (please explain!) 39 7.03%
 
Total:555

There are many different types of RPGs out there. Open World RPG's and classic turn based RPGs are almost completely different styles of game. So what is your favorite type? 



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I've always preferred turn-based combat systems in my RPGs. It's for that reason why I consider the 90s (especially the 16-bit era) as the Golden Age of the JRPG. So many greats came from Gen 4 & 5. Final Fantasy 4, 6, & 7, several old-school Dragon Quest games, Chrono Trigger, the Lunar duology, Super Mario RPG, and Earthbound are all classics of the genre.

To this day, I still don't know why turn-based combat fell out of favor with gamers. It can't be because it's "outdated," because action RPGs are just as old and turn-based. Fortunately, it's not entirely dead, as attested to by recent games like Dragon Quest 11, Persona 5, Bravely Default, and Octopath Traveler.

Edited to add titles I was reminded of.

Last edited by Shadow1980 - 3 days ago

Japanese. I dont care the sub genre; Turnbased/Action/Tactics ext. My "Year of the Western Game" only further cemented this.



Turn-based or command based (is what I call Xenoblade combat system).

Always is mind blowing how much variety and strategizing you can do with some systems. But I was always more the type to play the brain games than the brawl type :P



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Shadow1980 said:
I've always preferred turn-based combat systems in my RPGs. It's for that reason why I consider the 90s (especially the 16-bit era) as the Golden Age of the JRPG. So many greats came from Gen 4 & 5. Final Fantasy 4, 6, & 7, several old-school Dragon Quest games, Chrono Trigger, the Lunar duology, Super Mario RPG, and Earthbound are all classics of the genre.

To this day, I still don't know why turn-based combat fell out of favor with gamers. It can't be because it's "outdated," because action RPGs are just as old and turn-based. Fortunately, it's not entirely dead, as attested to by recent games like Bravely Default and Octopath Traveler.

I would say Dragon Quest 11, Persona 5, and Yakuza 7 go much further to keep that sub genre alive because they do so in a modern way unlike the 2 games you listed. They rely on nostalgia of the past vs updating for the present; Is there a reason why any turnbased RPG's have to be made like its on the SNES? It only keeps the stigma that Turnbased is outdated alive.



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Give me a good open world RPG and I could play it for hours. I never really cared for turn-based RPGs, except for Pokemon.



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Turn-based, followed by strategy. My two favorite games last year were a turn-based RPG and a strategy RPG.

Though I like games like Fallout (other than 76), The Outer Worlds, and have recently been enjoying Switcher 3, I still prefer Japanese RPGs over western RPGs.



Open world action RPG's I'd say. Turn based RPG's are nice as well, I particularly like the KOTOR games and Pokemon as far as turn based goes.



Turn based, by a mile (or many miles even). They're just by far the most satisfying to play.



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Turn-based first but open world RPGs are an easy second.

I'd love to see a mix of them.



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