As long as it have levels, experience points, statistics (strength, defense, luck etc...) weapons stats, armor stats a game can be considered an RPG. Whether is action, adventure or even missions, if it have those element then it's an RPG. As for the name it self definitions changes with the times, but these type of games mainly puts the player with a character on a long story driven Journey, which is why they were called Role Playing in the first place.
Human Instrumentality Project
Sacrificing older life to create a new lifeform blessed with the fruit of life
Last edited by RagnaroK; 08-09-2013 at 06:41 PM.