Types of Action-Adventure Games
A video game is basically a controlled form of amusement, usually undertaken for fun or entertainment, and at times used as a teaching tool. Games are quite different from work, which is normally performed for monetary compensation, and from literature, which is primarily an expression of literary or artistic elements. The primary difference between a work of literature and a game of chance or even a puzzle is that the latter do not have an author’s name on the cover. While many people find this to be an unimportant distinction, it has important consequences.
Games with a story are usually published by companies such as Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Sega, Blizzard, etc., whose main titles are for the most part known as role-playing games (RPGs) or action games (RPG). While some genres such as shooting and strategy fall under this category, there are also many others such as arcade, sports, puzzle, adventure, dress up, card, board, minigame, etc. The development of video games entails the adaptation of different types of mechanics and formats, both text and audio, from other sources such as novels and comic books. In fact, almost every media has been used to develop games nowadays, from films to books. This adaptation has resulted in many different types of game mechanics and structures.
A good example of a text-based game mechanic is the battle system of Final Fantasy. This game mechanic incorporates turn-based gameplay, a continuous interaction between the characters in the game (game pieces also referred to as ‘life force’ or ‘bronies’) and the game environment. It is very different from the real-time strategy and the real-time PvP games, which incorporate a ‘frontline’ or ‘frontline’, where you do battle against the enemies outside your castle, but within a defined environment. In fact, you are allowed to select your own battlefield; you are not limited by the location you choose as stated above. Another fun fact about this genre of gaming is that you are not confined by the format of the game.
In contrast, text-based puzzles include items that are used to make words; these items can be mixed up while you use them to form words. The items used in puzzles are often color-coded, with red being the weakest ones, orange being stronger ones and blue being the most powerful ones. Another fun fact about this genre is that it uses an item system; this is similar to that of the adventure genre, where you have to collect specific items to be able to proceed further. Another fun fact about this category includes the fact that some puzzle games include multiple solutions; these are called ‘mazes’. In fact, this category of gaming is among the most popular of all the genres today.
On the other hand, the adventure games require a lot more in-depth analysis of the environment, time and the actions of the player himself. The goals of the game often require the use of logic and a complex understanding of gameplay mechanics and time management strategies. The goal of any video game, especially an adventure game, should not only be to win but also to create an engrossing experience for players. One of the most popular and yet most interesting sub-genre of this genre is the RPG (role playing games) category; here, players will need to combine their individual character development skills with those of other players in order to overcome challenges and finish quests in the game.
Finally, action-adventure games are usually about taking up missions; these can range from a simple task to completing a game scenario. The graphics and audio-visual components of this game genre are almost non-existent; in fact, there are some that do not feature any interactive or animated scenes at all. However, this is not to say that this game genre does not have its share of adventure elements, since this category does have its fair share of great adventure games. This is why this game genre is so popular and so diverse; it caters to a variety of tastes and preferences. These are just three of the many genres of games out there, so it is always important to explore your options and discover what is right for you.