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Fun fact: Nintendo itself said Zelda 1 was an hybrid between an arcade action game and a C-RPG back in the day.
Over the years, the franchise has changed to be less action and less RPG oriented but BOTW is a return to form and even if it's a very simplified RPG it's still one, at least an hybrid: the whole point of the game is growing in power, leveling with shrine orbs to fight the end boss, pretty much like Dragon Quest was at the time.
Isn't "an" only before words that begin with a vowel?
I'm actually not sure. My mentality has always been this:
You also use "an" if the sound of the letter makes a vowel sound. Same reason you say "a unicorn" because it has the y sound.
Of course, I may be completely wrong, so feel free to correct me.
The language is complex, but you do use a for unicorn. Thee reason cited by english professions is that the word starts with a consonant y sound. It is also stated that when using acronyms that you use an instead of a, regardless of the first letter of the word or its sound.