In recent years, RP gameplay is very popular in GTA 5. Under the game engine of GTA 5, players roleplay with character’s roles through their own methods. So, what exactly is RP, I will explain here.
Role-playing referred to as RP. Most games have RP gameplay, especially RPG games. In RPG games, players play the role of the game character. Players fight against opponents by controlling the characters in the game, level up and get rewards. This shows that RPG games are related to RP gameplay.
In a open game genre, players can use their imagination to create stories and experience them. Open game, with its highly free game architecture and support for multiple modules, allows RP fans to experience these works through role-playing. One of the open games that players can roleplay is GTA V.
At first, GTA RP was developed from abroad. At that time, many popular live broadcasters used the FiveM platform to enter the GTA server and began to perform random small theaters with other characters, and audiences could simultaneously watch from all angles and enjoy the story. As the module technology in the server becomes more developed, more modules also enrich the content of the game.
For example, GTA “Freedom New Town” is a live-hosted server. Before entering the server, you need to set the character’s profession, background settings, and character personality. At the same time, the server also requires all participants to write character diaries, which also allows the audience to better understand what is happening in the game. This gameplay gives players and audiences a lot of special experiences.
The origin of RP
The tabletop role-playing game commonly known as TRPG is a kind of initial role-playing game. Table role-playing games generally require 3 to 5 people to participate. One of them is the game host, GM for short, who is responsible for narrating the plot, acting as a non-player role, and making judgments on player behavior. Others are players, playing roles in the game. The process of playing the game is called “running a group.”
Taking “Dungeon and Dragon” as an example, the player first chooses the character’s name, then determines the character’s abilities, and finally chooses the character’s profession, background, and camp. Players will also create background stories for their characters. Then, the DM started to introduce the story of the game to start the game. It takes a lot of time to play TRPG once, ranging from a week to several months. Of course, there are also short plots that can be completed in one day.
The biggest difference between Dungeons and Dragons and other tabletop games is that the theme of Dungeons and Dragons is a game where all participants create a story together, so there is no clear “win” or “loss”. Even if all player characters are killed by monsters, as long as all players have fun in the process, it is considered “winning”.
With the development of technology, TRPG gameplay has also been introduced into computer games. Nowadays, computer programs have replaced GM’s work. Games have been moved from the desk to the computer. The randomness of NPC and the world will be controlled through computer programs, giving birth to electronic game CRPG games. The game industry has also begun to produce games with multiple endings, such as “Heavy Rain”, “Detroit: Become Human” and so on. These games all use TRPG gameplay.
CRPG games based on DND have also appeared in the game market, which retains the mechanism of TRPG rolls 20-sided dice to determine the success of the action. However, with the help of a computer, most of the process of rolling and calculation is omitted. Players can know the result from the performance of the game screen. It will no longer feel cumbersome to play and speed up the rhythm of the game at the same time. This also leads to a reduction in the amount of RP between each other.
Even if it is not a traditional RPG game, players can open the game and use their imagination and acting skills to create an excellent RP work that allows players to satisfy their desire for performance.