RPG (Role-Playing Game) – a type of computer games in which players take on the role of one or more characters and interact with the virtual world, completing tasks, fighting monsters and upgrading their characters.
Although basic RPG elements can be found in a variety of games, there are several sub-genres of the genre, each with its own characteristics and variations.
One of the most common sub-genres are JRPGs (Japanese Role-Playing Game), which originated in Japan and are characterized by traditional elements of Japanese culture, such as anime and manga. Examples of JRPGs include Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest.
WRPGs (Western Role-Playing Game), on the other hand, are a sub-genre more common in Western culture. They are usually characterized by greater freedom of action and choice of paths, as well as an open world. Some of the best known WRPGs include The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series.
Another interesting RPG sub-genre is the MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game), in which thousands of players from around the world play together in the same virtual world, completing tasks, fighting monsters and communicating with each other. Some of the most famous MMORPGs include World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy XIV, and Guild Wars.
Important elements of RPGs are also systems for character progression, appearance customization, story creation, dialogue choices, and more. RPG games also often have many different quests, story lines and side quests to provide players with a rich gameplay experience.
It is interesting to note that the RPG genre continues to evolve, bringing in new ideas and concepts that push the boundaries of gameplay and give players even more freedom to choose their actions.