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haxxiy said:

I'd argue for an originalist interpretation that any game whose main mechanics ultimately derive from Dungeons & Dragons is an RPG, and those who don't aren't. Simple.

Of course, these days, a lot of games mix and match genres, so... not as simple.

Couldn’t have said it better myself. The term RPG was been very watered down in recent times, but, I understand those who still refer to a game with “RPG mechanics” as an RPG. 

It’s probably one of the broadest genres in all of gaming now though.