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Video Game Genre: RPG
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RPG
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Computer Role-Playing Game
CRPG
Japanese Role-Playing Game
JRPG
Role-Playing Game
Western Role-Playing Game
WRPG
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A Role-Playing Game (RPG) or Computer Role-Playing Game (CRPG) has the player assume the role of a character and controls their appearance, personality, race/gender, choices, stats/skills or any number of other attributes. The player is expected to develop and play this character as they see fit within a narrative. RPGs have traditionally placed a heavy focus on character development, story-telling, exploration and immersion in the world or setting.

Video game RPGs can trace their origins back to pen-and-paper RPGs. Older video game RPGs borrowed heavily from their paper inspiration and were very reliant upon status effects, elemental strengths/weaknesses, stats and how one distributed points among their stats in order to build a character(s) as they saw fit. Some games featured "perception checks" which enabled the player to disarm traps, persuade, intimidate, etc if their skill/stat level was sufficient. Most non-RPG games now include RPG elements to some extent or another, and many modern RPGs have "lightened up" on the pen-and-paper RPG features.

Sub-genres
Video Game Theme: Anime
Japanese RPG (JRPG) Named primarily for it's country of origin. Features a specific gameplay style and mechanics; typically pseudo turn based combat, progression system focused around acquiring better gear and leveling up, multi-character parties with heavy stat management and strategy. Example:
Video Game Theme: Western
Western RPG (WRPG) Named primarily for it's country of origin. Features a specific gameplay style and mechanics; various graphical perspectives and styles of play, such as real-time and turn-based time-keeping systems, axonometric and first-person graphical projections, and single-character or multi-character parties. Example:
Video Game Genre: Action Adventure
Souls-Like Features deliberate, timing-based combat with a focus on situational awareness. Death is punishing, costing the player money, experience, or something else. Example:
Related genres with their own pages
Video Game Genre: Action RPG
Action RPG
Video Game Genre: Tactical RPG
Tactical RPG
Video Game Genre: Dungeon Crawler
Dungeon Crawler
Video Game Genre: MMO
MMO
Video Game Genre: Sandbox
Sandbox
Video Game Genre: Roguelike
Roguelike

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