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What is your favorite type of RPG?

Turn-Based RPGs 252 45.32%
 
Strategy RPGs 41 7.37%
 
Open World RPGS 206 37.05%
 
MMORPGs 18 3.24%
 
Other (please explain!) 39 7.01%
 
Total:556

Isometric RPG's with party mechanics is my all-time favorite. Love the combination of strategy, proper roleplaying and large worlds, the ability to pause is also welcome (not to mention essential for tough encounter). For anyone of the same mind, I highly recommend Pathfinder: Kingmaker, it has a very unique blend of genres and features city/nation management in addition to the excellent combat. There are still few, if any, gaming experiences that rival Baldur's Gate 1 and 2, and the fantastic and underrated Icewind Dale games as well. Planescape: Torment, Arcanum, Divinity: Original Sin 1 and 2, Neverwinter Nights games, Pillars of Eternity, it's a genre full of classics and future classics. And it's in some ways the descendant of the old dungeon crawlers.

I also enjoy more narrative-driven open-world RPG's, but these are quite rare, and most of them are woefully short. One of my all-time favorite games belongs in this genre; Betrayal at Krondor, it's attributed with the invention, or at least implementation, of a slew of RPG mechanics still in use today.

Isometric ARPG's are also a favorite, Diablo, Titan Quest, Dungeon Siege and even Path of Exile. On the flip side, I really dislike MMO's and most of their associated mechanics, and I really dislike how these mechanics have made their way into other genres as well over the past decade or so.

Overall, I'd say RPG's are my favorite genre, with its belonging sub-genres, it just yields so much bang for the buck. Lengthy and full of content, usually without resorting to repeating itself or becoming too stale.



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Ka-pi96 said:
Hynad said:

I don’t know why you wrote open world RPG instead of Action RPG.
Open world is a level design choice, while turn-based RPG, Strategy RPG, and Action RPG are battle design choices.

Was wondering this two. "Open world RPG" seems to be meant as "action RPG" here based on the other choices. Especially since you can have open world turn based RPGs, and non-open world action RPGs. There's also the issue that every single MMORPG (that I know of) is an open world RPG too.

Originally, I was trying to write Single Player Action RPGs but I felt it came off as too wordy. Also, most MMORPGs are also technically Action RPGs so it doesn't really help that much to change it as far as distinguishing between the two. but I guess word choice could have been better. 



That option for strategy should be replaced for TACTICAL, because all turn based rpgs are strategy ones. I don't have a preffered type. It just depends on how good the game is. I have all of those types among my top 5 favorite rpgs: Xenoblade and FF 12 (mixed), Tales of Symphonia (action), Pokemon (turn based) and FF Tactics (tactical).



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You are missing "final fantasy" as a type, that is my favorite =p



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Deus Ex, Alpha Protocol, linear games where every mission is like a little sandbox to level up your character how you like.



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Nu-13 said:

That option for strategy should be replaced for TACTICAL, because all turn based rpgs are strategy ones. I don't have a preffered type. It just depends on how good the game is. I have all of those types among my top 5 favorite rpgs: Xenoblade and FF 12 (mixed), Tales of Symphonia (action), Pokemon (turn based) and FF Tactics (tactical).

I'd say it's the other way around. All SRPGs (that I know of) are turn based, but not all turn based RPGs are SRPGs. eg. Final Fantasy or KOTOR are definitely turn based, but they also aren't SRPGs.



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Turn based for me, but I play all types.



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