This refers to completely text-based games in which the player types orders to advance the tale. Role-playing games generally accompanied this.
Following a description of the setting, the game would frequently ask the user, “What do you do?” If the player wakes up in a cave, they may write ‘turn left, light torch, and walk ahead’ to go on in the game.
This was a fantastic mix of narrative and role-playing.
Movie with Interactivity
Dragon’s Lair was a well-known forerunner in this genre. There’s a pre-recorded movie in it, and the player gets to control some of the action.
To prevent falling into a spiked pit or avoiding a fireball in Dragon’s Lair, you must hit the relevant button. This genre gave the gamer a deeper sense of immersion. On the other hand, a linear tale limits the usefulness of replayability.
Role-Playing Games (RPGs) are a type of role-play
RPGs are role-playing games in which the player assumes the part of a character in a (typically) fantasy world and can act out the roles. These are well-known from tabletop games such as Dungeons & Dragons. Players would construct a character and go through dungeons and cities, tailoring their adventure in unique ways utilizing abilities.
MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game)
MMORPGs like World of Warcraft immerse users in the WarCraft universe, allowing them to participate without being surrounded by millions of other players who are all following the same plot and doing the same tasks.
Examples include EverQuest, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and Guild Wars.
Tactical Role-Playing Games (TRPGs)
These role-playing games strongly emphasize you guessed it, strategy. They’re frequently set up like traditional tabletop RPGs, with players and adversaries arranged on a grid and using their special abilities to manipulate the environment via turn-based rolls and actions.
Tactical RPGs include games like Banner Saga, Fallout, and Valkyria Chronicles.