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Dragon Age: Origins Multi-Genre Discussion

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Information Posted on 30 May 16 at 04:03
Please use this thread to discuss this games classification under the new multi-genre system.

Click here to cast your votes.
Allgorhythm
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Allgorhythm
Posted on 30 May 16 at 14:41
This is an Action RPG. Does that mean we should vote with the tags 'Role Playing' and 'Action'. Had this been a turn based RPG, voting would be clear--Role Playing and Turn Based. However, under the previous system, Action was a different category from Action RPG.

Thoughts?
Eurydace
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Eurydace
Posted on 03 June 16 at 19:04
I gave it Action just like every other game. Also gave it Hack & Slash because that's what it's combat is.
Allgorhythm
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Allgorhythm
Posted on 03 June 16 at 22:16
Doesn't that depend on the vocation of the character you control? Mages don't do much hacking and slashing.
Eurydace
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Eurydace
Posted on 04 June 16 at 01:20, Edited on 04 June 16 at 01:20 by Eurydace
I don't think that matters. You can still control your allies and we don't have a spell-casting genre to give it also.

It doesn't matter what you can maybe do. It only matters what most people normally do.
Information Posted on 28 June 17 at 17:16
misfit119 has registered their disagreement about the genres applied to this game
Needs to lose the Action-RPG and have Real Time replace it. This is based on the changes to the genre definitions that happened at some point recently. See the following language:

Real Time Role Playing sees you control a party of characters at once with the ability to switch between them, while one character is under your control the others run on auto-pilot to continue to attack and/or heal.
Zonrith1
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Zonrith1
Posted on 28 June 17 at 17:50
Agreed, the character-switching aspect seems to clearly comply with our Real Time definition and conflict with Action-RPG's direct control of a (singular) character. Recommendation:
Add: Real Time
Remove: Action-RPG
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Allgorhythm
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Allgorhythm
Posted on 29 June 17 at 01:09
Zonrith1 said:
Agreed, the character-switching aspect seems to clearly comply with our Real Time definition and conflict with Action-RPG's direct control of a (singular) character. Recommendation:
Add: Real Time
Remove: Action-RPG
Concur!
ClownTastic
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ClownTastic
Posted on 29 June 17 at 02:56
Changes made
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