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« on: November 12, 2010, 01:04:22 PM »

Listening to the recent podcast, I feel this is time for me to settle these questions.
(Yeah, modified the title if any other wackos like me want to get crushed by the mass =P)

Zone of the Enders
I think it's an RPG:
- Role playing of a specific character (major reason being this)
- The response system (pressing R3 and L3 for positive or negative answering of in-game)
- Experience
- Health & 'mana' bar

Am I crazy or sane?
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2010, 01:07:53 PM »

No.

Edit: Well, let's give a BIT more of an answer.

You use those definitions and then you can start throwing in Devil May Cry, God of War, every online mode inspired by Modern Warfare 1, and far more in. It wouldn't take long for the whole thing to fall apart, and ZoE2 is first and foremost an action game. Hell, I honestly forgot about all of those aspects except for those that apply to far too many games to matter (playing a specific character, health/'magic' bars).
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2010, 01:19:26 PM »

What? No way.
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2010, 01:33:59 PM »

Nope.

But it's a freaking awesome game. Where is Z.O.E 3 Goddammit!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2010, 01:35:56 PM »

I would say "no". 
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2010, 02:03:25 PM »

*Gets 8-ball*
All signs point to crazy
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2010, 03:22:07 PM »

You can put a 'J' in front of it, but it's not an RPG ;( .
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2010, 04:13:33 PM »

*Gets 8-ball*
All signs point to crazy

No, not crazy. More like obsessed. I mean your avatar and nickname is Anubis, which if I remember correctly is the other half of Jehuty... And when combined together they form the... um, I kinda forgot the rest. But my point is that I really liked that game. Come to think of it, the story is complete and done with. Any sequel after that will have to start with a new one. Interesting...

Yeah, pass me that 8-ball.
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2010, 04:19:10 PM »

No, not crazy. More like obsessed. I mean your avatar and nickname is Anubis, which if I remember correctly is the other half of Jehuty... And when combined together they form the... um, I kinda forgot the rest.

ACTUALLY!
My nick is from the Papyrus comic book (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papyrus_%28comics%29), which I really loved when I was a kiddo. Sadly since ZoE, almost everyone gets it wrong =/

EDIT: well, everyone means everyone French. Not really expecting English speakers to have ever seen that comic.
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2010, 07:12:41 PM »

what about the various musou warriors games by koei?
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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2010, 10:16:45 PM »

what about the various musou warriors games by koei?

Those are action games with RPG elements.
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2010, 01:43:45 AM »

No.
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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2010, 03:56:37 AM »

No, not crazy. More like obsessed. I mean your avatar and nickname is Anubis, which if I remember correctly is the other half of Jehuty... And when combined together they form the... um, I kinda forgot the rest.

ACTUALLY!
My nick is from the Papyrus comic book (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papyrus_%28comics%29), which I really loved when I was a kiddo. Sadly since ZoE, almost everyone gets it wrong =/

EDIT: well, everyone means everyone French. Not really expecting English speakers to have ever seen that comic.

Fuck me for thinking it came from Egyptian Mythology
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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2010, 05:20:18 AM »

Fuck me for thinking it came from Egyptian Mythology

Thanks for enlightening us with this amazing discovery, mate.
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« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2010, 01:49:42 PM »

Reminds me of the time when a school friend told me his favourite RPG was Zelda...

Grrr.

If your friend meant the first Zelda, I can understand that perspective.  While we think of that series now as more action/adventure, NES LOZ was the first game for a lot of people where you were playing a 'role' involved in a story which you didn't know how it would turn out until playing through the game, so if one takes "role playing" literally, I think the game play in Zelda sums that up.  And in general, video game genres weren't cemeted and if you put a bunch of gamers back in the day together and told them about how we define genres in 2010, that would be rather foreign to say the least.  So, folks that haven't kept up with the current generation of games would certainly see Zelda as an RPG. 
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