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* ''VideoGame/TheVagrant''
28th Jun '17 7:09:06 AM Ominae
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* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaRevolution''
24th Jun '17 2:24:43 PM nombretomado
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The ARPG genre, as well as the term "action RPG", largely originated from the {{Eastern|RPG}} tradition. The earliest ARPG examples, most notably the 1984 titles ''VideoGame/TheTowerOfDruaga'', ''VideoGame/DragonSlayer'' and ''VideoGame/{{Hydlide}}'', were produced in Japan in response to the turn-based and menu-driven combat featured in role-playing games at the time. This eventually culminated in ''TheLegendOfZelda'', an influential ActionAdventure influenced by ''Druaga'' and ''Hydlide''. The rival TurnBasedCombat mechanics were then [[TropeCodifier rigidly codified]] by series like ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' (though the latter eventually moved away from it to its signature more action-y, but still menu-based ActiveTimeBattle), and ever since then, the "turn-based RPG" and "action RPG" camps became firmly separate in the East, before eventually blurring the line between the two in more modern times.

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The ARPG genre, as well as the term "action RPG", largely originated from the {{Eastern|RPG}} tradition. The earliest ARPG examples, most notably the 1984 titles ''VideoGame/TheTowerOfDruaga'', ''VideoGame/DragonSlayer'' and ''VideoGame/{{Hydlide}}'', were produced in Japan in response to the turn-based and menu-driven combat featured in role-playing games at the time. This eventually culminated in ''TheLegendOfZelda'', an influential ActionAdventure influenced by ''Druaga'' and ''Hydlide''. The rival TurnBasedCombat mechanics were then [[TropeCodifier rigidly codified]] by series like ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' (though the latter eventually moved away from it to its signature more action-y, but still menu-based ActiveTimeBattle), and ever since then, the "turn-based RPG" and "action RPG" camps became firmly separate in the East, before eventually blurring the line between the two in more modern times.
18th Jun '17 5:01:52 PM Galacton
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A RolePlayingGame mixed with ActionAdventure. In practice, "action RPG" (ARPG) usually means that the RPG in question gives the player direct control over the PlayerCharacter in real-time battles, as opposed to the older RPG customs of [[TurnBasedCombat turn-based]] and menu-based combat. Even though you will often hear "action RPG" touted as a "subgenre" of role-playing video games, there is no consensus about that, since it only narrows down how combat works in a game. Those who expect [[RPGsEqualCombat more than combat from RPG gameplay]] think of it as more of a "genre modifier" (see VideoGameGenres).

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A RolePlayingGame mixed with ActionAdventure. In practice, "action RPG" (ARPG) usually means that the RPG in question gives the player direct control over the PlayerCharacter in real-time battles, as opposed to the older RPG customs of [[TurnBasedCombat turn-based]] and menu-based combat. Even though you will often hear "action RPG" touted as a "subgenre" of role-playing video games, there is no consensus about that, since it only narrows down how combat works in a game. Those who expect [[RPGsEqualCombat more than combat from RPG gameplay]] think of it as more of a "genre modifier" (see VideoGameGenres).
13th May '17 4:03:54 AM TVT1234
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMario3D''
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* ''VideoGame/EternalSenia''
23rd Apr '17 11:57:57 PM Koveras
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The Western RPG tradition, on the other hand, had a much more complicated history with action elements. The earliest Western [=RPGs=], just like the earliest [=ERPGs=], were turn-based {{Dungeon Crawl|ing}}ers, and it wasn't until 1987 that real-time combat elements began appearing in the West, with ''VideoGame/TheFaeryTaleAdventure'' (as well as ''VideoGame/DungeonMaster'' in a semi-real-time form). From the late 1980s, ''TheLegendOfZelda'' gradually influenced Western [=RPGs=] to lean more towards real-time combat, inspiring titles such as ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Times_of_Lore Times of Lore]]'', which in turn inspired later ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' titles. The notion that RPGsEqualCombat, however, was already being challenged by ''VideoGame/UltimaIV'' (1985) and later titles, which showed that the genre can be much more than that. Thus, instead of splitting along the line of turn-based vs. real-time combat, Western [=RPGs=] gradually phased out the former in favor of the latter over the following decade, while exploring other aspects of RPG gameplay, such as [[InteractiveStorytellingTropes interactive narrative]] and [[WideOpenSandbox simulated worlds]]. Western [=RPGs=] eventually went MultiPlatform during UsefulNotes/{{The Sixth Generation|OfConsoleVideoGames}}.

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The Western RPG tradition, on the other hand, had a much more complicated history with action elements. The earliest Western [=RPGs=], just like the earliest [=ERPGs=], were turn-based {{Dungeon Crawl|ing}}ers, and it wasn't until 1987 that real-time combat elements began appearing in entering the West, mainstream, with ''VideoGame/TheFaeryTaleAdventure'' (as well as ''VideoGame/DungeonMaster'' in a semi-real-time form). From the late 1980s, ''TheLegendOfZelda'' gradually influenced Western [=RPGs=] to lean more towards real-time combat, inspiring titles such as ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Times_of_Lore Times of Lore]]'', which in turn inspired later ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' titles. The notion that RPGsEqualCombat, however, was already being challenged by ''VideoGame/UltimaIV'' (1985) and later titles, which showed that the genre can be much more than that. Thus, instead of splitting along the line of turn-based vs. real-time combat, Western [=RPGs=] gradually phased out the former in favor of the latter over the following decade, while exploring other aspects of RPG gameplay, such as [[InteractiveStorytellingTropes interactive narrative]] and [[WideOpenSandbox simulated worlds]]. Western [=RPGs=] eventually went MultiPlatform during UsefulNotes/{{The Sixth Generation|OfConsoleVideoGames}}.
23rd Apr '17 10:23:34 PM Felipehc188
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* ''VideoGame/PrincessCrown''
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21st Apr '17 9:42:59 PM Bugfragged
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* ''VideoGame/FarawayStory''
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