Gameplay Hybrid in Console and Computer Games

Posted on July 28, 2010

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Action, adventure, RPG, RTS, simulation, sports, etc. are called genres in video games. These genres generally describe gameplay. In some cases, there are also stereotypes of genres for characterisations, storylines, sounds, and graphics. Some games featured a hybrid gameplay as seen in:
Parasite Eve: The game comprises both action and RPG elements. It is called action because we are set in a linear storyline and act immediately using our controllers. Hence, the game has RPG elements in the items and skills organisations. A typical action game won’t force the player to invest their exp points to a skill. Instead, it force them to have a good skill with their controller to perform the actions.
However, this is a great game and I’m happy the developer decided to make the new sequel.
Borderland: An FPS RPG! This great game brings RPG fresher than ever, IMO. Great items, lotsa creatures, and four unique characters make mixed feelings when playing this game.
A more comprehensive thought will be given in the next posts…

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