A friend of mine and I had a pretty lengthy arguement about adventure games and RPG games -- mainly, whether or not they were one and the same genre.
(This is summerized, just to let you know.)
The arguement was whether or not Dragon Warrior for the NES was an adventure game or an RPG. My friend stated that it had the same game mechanics as an RPG, except for the fact that you only had one character, which didn't make it not an RPG. He then followed up my stating that for any game to be an RPG you need a quest and need to take the role of the character personally.
I countered his arguement, stating that Dragon Warrior was, indeed, an adventure game because unlike an RPG, adventure games do not have the deep character development that you get from RPGs. I also stated that RPGs usually have more than one character for you to work with.
Well, we didn't really get to a conclusion with our arguement, due to the fact that it was broken up by a group of other people who were going crazy, so we never finished. So, I bring it here.
Can you find a difference between an Adventure game and an RPG? Is there a difference??