I'd vote to remove the RPG tag from game genre. No roleplay here and in all other Zelda titles. Pure arcade action.
And where's the roleplaying in Final Fantasy VII? Let's please not do this.
Is this the part where all get to fight about what an RPG is again? Yay!
No, it has been confirmed that no one knows what an RPG is. It has also been confirmed that RPGs have nothing to do with role playing. :p
Oh, well. Should've guessed you guys had a number of fights on this before :p
Of course Zelda is no RPG and I am pretty sure that the yearly discussion always comes to this conclusion. We really need that Action-Adventure genre.
What is an action adventure? I've came from background with different genre definitions and sometimes experience trouble in understanding new ones.
Stuff like Zelda and stuff like Tomb Raider. I am sure vedder wrote a good definition but I am currently not in the mood to search for it. Go, Geralt, go - install faster!
Action-Adventure games are a hybrid genre which lies closest to Action games, but features heavy influences from Adventure, Racing/Driving and/or RPG games. Action-Adventures often put more focus on the narrative than regular action games.
Unless the genre points to a specific (almost rarely) mechanic tag, it's more likely to cause confusion or the typical vague over generalization. I really should start writing an article about this.
Genre is not species. Which why every gamer on the planet keeps fighting about its definitions with no conclusive result every time they start breaking it down to the specifics. In time it gets so bloated with hybrid mutants until its usage is redundant (e.g. the action genre) except for really simple games.
See the for example the 4x description I made. You take away or add a few of the original categories in this genre and the water becomes murky. I've already come across a few that claim they are for 4x (no technology tree, no planetary building, yet still claims to be 4x) but don't have one or more of the original characteristics. If the newer hybrids become a trend, then you'll have the traditionalists fighting with the neo-liberals...both claiming they're right...which doesn't help anyone since the adventure genre is still used to identify every animal with four legs and a nose.
I want a pet! What kind of a pet? Any one with four legs and a nose, that lived between 10,000 BC and 2,000 AD.
 Hey, I can see my avatar!
Or was it always there on Google Chrome? *scratches head*