PCGH Special: Important games of the role-playing genre (Updates and the years 1996 to 2000)
In today's special we present some milestones of the RPG genre - both technology and content were taken into consideration. Among the games are popular titles like Deus Ex, Fallout and Ultima IX Ascension.
Quite naturally the question arises: What really is a roll-playing game? In shooter games you often have to decide which weapon you want to take along - so do they matter? For this article series we stick to a more conservative definition: Multiple possibilities to solve a problem (choices and consequences), focus on character development and a good storyline with optional quests are the features we are looking for - no matter whether if you have a single hero or a whole party. The fascinating Asia role-playing games of the Final Fantasy series and similar games will get their own article later on. Hybrids like the "Quest” -series (Hero's Quest, Space Quest, Quest for Glory) count as adventures in our opinion.
The first part of our RPG series can be found in the article: PCGH Special: Important games of the role-playing genre (From the beginnings to 1995)
If you have any suggestions which game should be integrated into this series, don't hesitate to tell us in the comments and write a plausible explanation.
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