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User Info: SSBR10

SSBR10
2 months ago#21
Lost7th posted...
GanglyKhan posted...
Yes, it's just not a traditional one.


So then it's not.


Not a traditional fighting game, yeah.
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User Info: Lost7th

Lost7th
2 months ago#22
SSBR10 posted...
Not a traditional fighting game, yeah.


So, no.

User Info: Dark Star

Dark Star
2 months ago#23
No.
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User Info: GREEN00

GREEN00
2 months ago#24
Yes. Obviously.
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User Info: Bing147

Bing147
2 months ago#25
Lost7th posted...
SSBR10 posted...
Not a traditional fighting game, yeah.


So, no.


Genres are generally not that strictly defined. Mario Kart and Forza are very different games but both are racing games. Dark Souls and Persona are very different but both are RPGs. DDR and Gitaroo Man are very different but both are rhythm games.

There really isn't an argument that Smash isn't a fighting game. It's a game where individual characters fight on a set stage. It definitely takes many genre conventions and flips them or abandons them but others it keeps. Many games do this and aren't considered outside their genre. You can perhaps argue it is mixing two genres but that doesn't mean it isn't those genres. An action RPG is still an RPG. It's just also an action game. Smash keeps a lot more from fighting games than platformers anyway.

The argument that can be made is that the Smash community isn't part of the fighting game community. Theres a very real argument there
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User Info: 90sNinja

90sNinja
2 months ago#26
Neither Dark Souls or Persona are RPGs. Souls is a hack and slash metroidvania with a character creator, and Persona is a dungeon crawler stapled to a VN.

Although tbf the term RPG refers to a type of board game that is basically impossible to replicate in video games
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User Info: Blue_Inigo

Blue_Inigo
2 months ago#27
Persona is without a doubt an RPG. Dungeon crawling doesn't take away from that. If anything it only proves that it's an RPG. Dungeon Crawling is RPG 101
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User Info: SSBR10

SSBR10
2 months ago#28
Lost7th posted...
SSBR10 posted...
Not a traditional fighting game, yeah.


So, no.


A non-traditional fighting game is still a fighting game, so yes.
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User Info: 90sNinja

90sNinja
2 months ago#29
Blue_Inigo posted...
Persona is without a doubt an RPG. Dungeon crawling doesn't take away from that. If anything it only proves that it's an RPG. Dungeon Crawling is RPG 101


You're going off of stereotypes, actual role playing involves pretending to be a specific character that directly affects the story (the part video games have trouble with, the best they can do is choose your own ending). Battles, leveling up, dungeons, and bosses are all flavor and incidentally found in most video games.

Is Gauntlet an RPG?
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Landonio
2 months ago#30
Will Smith posted...
DarkDoc posted...
Yes.

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