remember when Zelda came out, it was called an RPG game by many gamer magazine publishers. An RPG doesn't have to follow the same system as Final Fantasy but base on character build up (doesn't have to be leveling up method) and an involving storyline. Just recently when Zelda became 3D was it called action/adventure because people have gotten to the idea that RPGS are Final Fantasy like. Zelda was the first RPG game to be mass marketed and accepted by the general public. Do remember that early RPGS didn't rank in that much cash then again did many games at all. In theory if it wasn't for Zelda you won't be seeing many of the current RPG games.