What's the difference between a CRPG, a WRPG, and an Immersive Sim?

What's the difference between a CRPG, a WRPG, and an Immersive Sim?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Crpg is for gays, wrpg is for gays, immersive sim is based. Simple as

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dunno and don't care. The only WRPGs worth your time are the Wizardry series, Ultima III - V, the Underworld games, Eye of the Beholder and GRIMWAH

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Those are all CPRGs though dude even though I agree

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dungeon Master is superior to Eye of the Beholder in every single way and I'm tired of pretending it's not

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Likes Ultima III but not VI or VII
      You're weird.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Crpgs are games like fallout or BG 1 and 2.
    Wrpgs think of games like Skyrim, or more modern takes of the rpg genre made for westerners, like fallout new vegas

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Here's a piece about the difference between a CRPG and an immersive sim written by the actual devs who created the entire immersive sim genre (although this was so early they were still calling it 'immersive reality' at the time.) It's a bit of a long read but it's the actual definition of immersive sim plus it defines what a CRPG is too.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CRPG = something trying to be as reminiscent as possible of pnp rpg
    WRPG = ditches most of the unnecessary pnp mechanics, e.g. party based, dice rolls, etc., but still largely implementing the design philosophy
    immersive sim = fake genre invented for marketing reason, same shit as "survival horror"

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CRPG: General term for (usually) 2D western-developed RPGs from the 80s and 90s. Usually have a huge pen-and-paper/tabletop RPG influence.
    Immersive Sim: Refers to the Looking Glass games from the 90s that transitioned RPG mechanics into full 3D with Ultima Underworld, then dropped the stats and experience points in all their follow-ups (System Shock, Thief) in order to focus more on emergent gameplay via simulated systems. Then some later games (like Deus Ex) added RPG elements back into the mix to confuse the fuck outta people. Dead genre now, died off in the early 2000s.
    WRPG: General term for western developed (usually) 3D RPGs made in the 2000s and 2010s. Usually have far, far less of a tabeltop influence and are typically designed console-first. Usually have some influence from immersive sims (pretty much all 3D rpgs owe something to Ultima Underworld) but generally aren't as focused on real-time emergent gameplay anywhere near as much.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >CRPG
    Carry over from when the distinction was TTRPG and CRPG, now it is for simulation and tactics focused RPGs, as opposed to an ARPG. Essentially any game complex enough that you are forced to use a computer.
    >WRPG
    Western RPGs
    >Immersive sim
    Essentially, throw RPG elements and as much environmental interaction as possible into an FPS.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Essentially, throw RPG elements and as much environmental interaction as possible into an FPS.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yes, thief is considered an immersive sim

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Thief is now an FPS with RPG elements:

          >CRPG


          Carry over from when the distinction was TTRPG and CRPG, now it is for simulation and tactics focused RPGs, as opposed to an ARPG. Essentially any game complex enough that you are forced to use a computer.
          >WRPG
          Western RPGs
          >Immersive sim
          Essentially, throw RPG elements and as much environmental interaction as possible into an FPS.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If you break it down it is.
            >Is it first person perspective?
            Yes
            >Do you role play?
            Yes
            >Is there a lot of environmental interaction?
            Yes

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What is an RPG?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh no you fucking don't.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Rocket Propelled Grenade, duh

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A game where you play a role

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >CRPG
    A role-playing game on the computer
    >WRPG
    A western role playing game
    >Immersive Sim
    Simulates immersion

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Speaking of CRPGs, how easy are they to get into? Thinking of getting BG3.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Start with the original Wizardry for Apple II and work your way forward from there

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        crap game, no

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If you think you can handle 16 colors you should invest in a crate of adult diapers and try tackling Dark Heart of Uukrul.

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