be that as it may, in the end it doesn't really matter as to whether you believe the CRPG to be a 'real' RPG or not, the vast majority of people believe that they are and know what I mean when I say "what CRPG are you playing?" If you don't like CRPG's then don't play them.
Plus as you point out the CRPG is still evolving, eventually they will be exactly the same. Granted at the moment they are not exactly the same but they are similar enough to the traditional RPG to make them recognizable as a role playing game.
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