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Final Fantasy XIII is ‘Adventure Game’, not RPG?

We have an interesting article for you to read now, in which Daniel Erickson, BioWare’s lead writer on Star Wars: The Old Republic has labelled Final Fantasy XIII an ‘adventure game’, rather than a ‘RPG’.

As reported from VG247, Erickson was speaking in a recent interview with Strategy Informer, talking about what actually constitutes the ‘RPG’, using Square Enix’ recent release as a prime example.

Part of his interview reads: ”You can put a ‘J’ in front of it, but it’s not an RPG. You don’t make any choices, you don’t create a character, you don’t live your character… I don’t know what those are — adventure games maybe? But they’re not RPG’s.”

Some interesting points there don’t you agree? Final Fantasy came under a fair amount of criticism for moving away from the traditional ‘open world’ approach, in favor of introducing a more linear storyline. However, reviews were still pretty good, even though they might of upset a few purists.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you agree that Final Fantasy is more an an adventure game than an RPG, or has Mr Erickson got it wrong?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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