RPG or Role-playing Games genre is all about character progression. These character-centric games aim to shape and form a character within a particular story. Various quests, dungeons, monsters, bosses, and other challenges are often expected in these games. RPGs are fundamentally creative games: even the ones focused on killing and destroying are in fact about maximizing the potential of your character or a party group.
RPGs are also about making consequential choices. Whether it’s exploring, making tactical decisions to win battles, selectively upgrading gear, choosing which loot to collect, or distributing stat points – a player is forced to lose something in order to gain something else. Same limitations also stand true for party-based RPGs.