Don't Starve: Do you consider it an RPG?

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by sorrowscall, May 5, 2015.

  1. sorrowscall

    sorrowscall Well-Known Member

    Don't Starve is a game where you take on the role of one of a sleu of characters with various helpful personalities or items that all have one thing in common: survival. The entire purpose of the game is to survive until you kick the bucket. Given that you're given a role, can choose which role, etc. Do you consider the game to be an RPG? Or is it just a run of the mill single-player game? (we're not currently talking about it's sequel Don't Starve Too, which could technically be considered an MMO).
     
  2. Aladar

    Aladar Well-Known Member

    Nope. You "play a roll" in every game to some degree. That doesn't really make it an RPG. Cus, I mean, that way you could argue that TF2 is an RPG. It may definitely be consideted a game with RPG elements, though.
     
  3. MrGravyCakes

    MrGravyCakes Active Member

    No, this is a survival game. It is okay as a game but it is very much the same thing every time when you play it over and over again.
     
  4. tarverten

    tarverten Well-Known Member

    Well, it has some rpg elements. Then again, most games these days have some rpg element to them now. But Don't Starve best classifieds in the survival genre. Not even survival horror. Just survival.
     
  5. niiro17

    niiro17 Well-Known Member Regular

    Nope. It is a survival game and it's hard to survive for many days. It's like minecraft but hard.
     
  6. Narukami

    Narukami Well-Known Member Regular

    Like everyone else said, it's just a survival sandbox game. It's not really an RPG at all, since it doesn't really play at all like one. The only RPG element I can think of would be... mmm... maybe the crafting system?

    Regardless, not an RPG at all. And the multiplayer isn't an MMO either (it's not "Massive", only "Multiplayer Online", as far as I know).
     
  7. FuZyOn

    FuZyOn Well-Known Member Regular

    No, not really since it's kind of the same thing if you play it over and over.
    Still a good game though, I've been really enjoying it lately!
     
  8. MrHurricane89

    MrHurricane89 Well-Known Member

    The only rpg-like element in this game is that you gain some XP after your deaths. The amount of XP depends on how many days you had survived before dying ,and this XP is used to unlock new playable characters.