EA Admits 'We Didn't Make Hits' in 2008 in Computer and Console Posted March 1, 2009 A RPG is a RPG. We are talking sports, not a RPG. There is no story in football. That's a pretty ridiculous statement. Most sports games I play go like this: I create a character. I customize the avatar, I select certain skills, and then I begin playing. At first I have training exercises, or I play against easier teams. Eventually my skills go up and I face more challenging opposition. I try to accomplish certain tasks like winning awards, and if I do well I will win the game eventually. How is that not an RPG? Is it because I didn't fight a dragon? That certainly sounds like an CRPG to me. It's not a type of RPG that is my preferred flavor, but it certainly follows the CRPG model and I would not hesitate to classify it as such if sports games were not considered a separate category entirely.