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Did Zelda basically create RPGs?

Discussion in 'Retro Consoles' started by Homesrfan, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. Homesrfan

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    Sorry if this topic is completely stupid, but I've recently heard that Zelda was basically the first, or the first major RPG. Is that true? Just wondering. :D
     
  2. PtonJalken

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    Yea, definitly one of the first MAJOR Rpgs if not first. They definitly started the major franchise in my eyes tho.
     
  3. Bugz

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    euhm, no. there were tons of rpg's before the first zelda, on pc.
    Weren't there text-based rpg's in the '70s on computers with the graphical capability of just a few lines of text?

    It did start a major zelda franchise :thumbsup:
     
  4. Link the Man

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    yeah. way back when they had the those text based ones, but they weren't the first Major rpgs.
     
  5. Skippy

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    The Ultima series got started in 1980, many years before Zelda. That was definitely a major series.
     
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    In short Zeldas not a rpg theres no leveling up (exept the second one)
     
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    Ledgend of Dragoon?
     
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    I dont think that Zelda created RPGs but they did help to create the world of RPGs i think that the Final Fantasy games pretty much created RPG.
     
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    psssh it all started on the Oregon Trail
     
  11. Skippy

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    If Zelda is an RPG, then Adventure for the Atari 2600 is an RPG, and that pre-dates Zelda by more than a decade.

    And actually, I think it's a stretch to call Zelda an RPG, more just an adventure game. RPGs typically involve multiple character types where your attributes change or improve over time. The line is a bit blurry though, so it's hard to give a definite category. However, even if Zelda is firmly in the RPG category, it is definitely not the first one by a long shot.
     
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    maybe with zelda 2 the adveture of link but wasn't that final fantesty
     
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    Zelda is an Adventure game

    FF is the BEST RPG of all time :)

    Didn't start it all off though
     
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    the adventue of l;ike was an rpg of a differnt varety
     
  15. Link the Man

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    I love that game, but this is way before LoD.
     
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    i think the final fantasys gave RPGs a big world wide appeal for RPGS outside of Japan, Zelda is not excatly an RPG,has some elements of a rpg,but its mainly an advanture game.
     
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    It's a really big emmense brain boggler too.
     
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    First RPG game I ever played was a game called Adventure for the Atari 2600. I think thats the first RPG type game that I can remember. It came out in 1978. It was catagorized as an action/adventure but it was the closest thing to an RPG back then. Final Fantasy and Zelda then redefined the term RPG.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventure_(Atari_2600)
     
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    FF sucks
    Disgaea 2 ftw
    But lets not go on about it
     
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    i thought zelda was action adventure.
     

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