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RPG'S are turning into action games, and action games are turning into RPG's.
Take God of War for example. It has stat's for health and armour etc now in the same way RPG's traditionally have.
Take final fantasy 15 also, there is not classic turn based system and it's more action based/button mashing than earlier entries
btw, horizon zero dawn is an rpg which doesn't have dragons or any of the other stuff you mentioned. it's a pretty good game. maybe give it a try if you have playstation now