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TechRaptor - A Look Back at the RPGs of 2017

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    [​IMG]TechRaptor's Robert Grosso thinks RPGs and games with RPG elements are more dominant now than ever:

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    A Look Back at the RPGs of 2017

    If 2017 can be remembered for one thing, it is the growing dominance of role-playing games within the video game market. It was a banner year for the genre; over 120 titles, ranging from AAA productions to indie-developed games, were released or re-released across every platform imaginable. Many of them have become perennial favorites for the year, others are incredibly small time or relatively obscure, but whatever their fate, RPGs of all stripes are beginning to be published heavily, and the embarrassment of riches available to fans is impressive, to say the least.

    That is one of the great things about the genre, though: the diversity of games that qualify as such. Many bemoan the "RPG elements" being found in action-adventure titles such as Assassin's Creed: Origins or shooters such as Destiny 2, but the hybrid-nature of games such as that highlight the growing influence the role-playing genre has in video games. RPGs have always taken the initiative when it comes to character progression, open-worlds, and the myriad of battle mechanics and story presentation we often see in games. As of late, the genre has grown tremendously, improving upon that initiative by adopting other genres into the fold and even revitalizing older techniques with modern elements attached.

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