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« on: February 14, 2010, 09:10:50 PM »

hi there, quick question.

is castlevania symphony of the night consider a RPG game?

If so, why?
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2010, 09:12:18 PM »

You have stats and you can buy equipment and it's somewhat plot focused. What do YOU think?
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2010, 09:20:14 PM »



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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2010, 09:20:35 PM »

Symphony of the Night is totally an action-RPG.  The only difference between it and other more proverbial action-RPGs like Seiken Densetsu or something is that it's a side scroller.  It has all the necessary trappings that define an RPG to traditionalists.  Stats/leveling up, equipment, exploration (SOTN does not have linear movement), and there is a story to follow (but a lot of RPGs have pretty shallow plots anyway.)  
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2010, 09:44:24 PM »

I've always looked at SotN as an action-rpg simply because it allows you to gain experience, and thus get stronger a la an rpg, while the action itself was, well, action oriented. :p
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2010, 10:30:29 PM »

I really can't picture Action-RPG as a game category.  that's like saying Ketchup-flavour Mayonnaise.

can you give me 5 games that falls under the same category of action-rpg as SotN?
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2010, 10:49:46 PM »

I really can't picture Action-RPG as a game category.  that's like saying Ketchup-flavour Mayonnaise.

can you give me 5 games that falls under the same category of action-rpg as SotN?

Yes we can!
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2010, 11:03:01 PM »

can you give me 5 games that falls under the same category of action-rpg as SotN?

maple story

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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2010, 11:08:40 PM »

Dude, action RPGs have been around forever. Falcom's entire Ys series is action-RPG, so is Secret of Mana, Crystalis for the NES, Landstalker on the Genesis, Diablo on the PC, and hell, your favourite series, Kingdom Hearts is an action-RPG.

What defines an action-RPG is having a real-time battle system which requires immediate button presses for input. Just because it's a little untraditional looking doesn't mean something isn't an RPG. Symphony of the Night is most definitely an RPG, and an action-RPG.

Also, ketchup-flavoured mayonnaise is an essential part for Thousand Island Dressing, as well as Fry Sauce. So it does exist. :P
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2010, 11:11:39 PM »

I really can't picture Action-RPG as a game category.  that's like saying Ketchup-flavour Mayonnaise.

can you give me 5 games that falls under the same category of action-rpg as SotN?

LOL... this is a snarky answer, but you deserve it for that ketchup mayonnaise shenanigans (which Mark already called you out on).

1. Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (GBA)
2. Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (GBA)
3. Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA)
4. Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS)
5. Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (DS)

And I can give you a sixth!

6. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (DS)

Yes, this is entirely amusing to me. :)
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2010, 11:19:15 PM »

why are you guys giving him a legitimate answer
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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2010, 11:26:51 PM »

I did have this argument with him in real life, and given that he's fairly new to RPGs as a genre, it's somewhat reasonable that Castlevania would seem a little out of left field. He's not a hardcore gamer, so he's still new to a lot of the lingo and whatnot.
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2010, 11:32:16 PM »

I once knew a kid who though the only games that were RPG's actually had the letters "RPG" in the title.

So as far as he was concerned, the only RPG that existed was Mario RPG.  He was literally flabbergasted when I told him that Final Fantasy 4 (which he had been playing) was an RPG.  He didn't believe me.
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2010, 11:35:38 PM »

if you argued with him in real life and he is still asking

then obviously you need to make fun of him

i know i would
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