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As time progresses, the character ages. A boy one moment, a man the next, soon the character is so old he's on the brink of death...
Ubisoft's proprietary game engine used on Assassin's Creed, Prince of Persia (2008) and Shawn White Snowboarding under the name Scimitar. It has since been refined and rebranded as the Anvil engine with the 2009 release of Assassin's Creed II.
Assassins are people who are tasked with the action of violence against peoples, though their general aims are to be discreet and as minimally violent as possible in order to remain discreet if necessary.
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
The Brotherhood of Assassins is a secret society that has existed for almost a thousand years, and which fights from the shadows against the Templar Order to protect mankind's free will.
The ability to buy property.
Plotting and scheming, usually for wealth or power.
Characters that do not speak the localized language within the context of the game. An example being everyone in Persona speaking English while the story states that they are speaking Japanese.
Any object or illusion used to draw an enemy's attention, in order to lure the enemy or distract from the user's activities elsewhere. Both players and enemies have been able to create decoys in many games.
Eagle Vision is an ability that any person of Assassin lineage possesses, but few know how to activate. The person is able to identify an ally or enemy by glowing colors. The most well-trained Assassins can train it into an advanced form called Eagle Sense.
At E3 2013, Microsoft announced their Games with Gold campaign. The campaign offered two downloadable games a month for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers for a limited number of months. On October 18, 2013, Microsoft stated they were extending the promotion indefinitely.
The ability for players to customize the look of indoor locations with various furnishings.
A heavily armored soldier in the service of a lord or cause. Typically a champion of good and a defender of the innocent.
Mercenaries, Soldiers for Hire, have been found fighting in conflicts since the dawn of human warfare. These hired guns show a desire to turn their talent in the art of death to a more profitable profession.
Games with achievements or trophies that can only be obtained while playing online multiplayer.
Non-linear level design where the player is able to freely traverse the game world and choose where and when to visit certain areas in the game.
Games that have had an Original Soundtrack album released.
Everyone that is born has parents. These games feature adults with children of their own.
A physician that treated victims of the Black Plague during the 14th century.
These games, franchises, characters, or companies have some connection with PlayStation Home. They could have some related digital wares available, have their own Space, or even be playable.
Sony's game streaming service for PS4 and PC.
Trophies are an incentive-based system for the completion of various objective in PS3, Vita, and PS4 titles.
Video game combat in which combat actions are performed in real-time, rather than through a turn-based structure.
In the Assassin's Creed series, renovation functions as an economic system which provides the player with income automatically over time. The amount of income increases as more buildings are renovated. Usually each increment of income is dispatched every 20 minutes (real world time) while the game is on and not paused.
Game mechanics traditionally found in role-playing games that are incorporated into a non-RPG title.
Games that have an open gameplay structure that allow players to interact with the world as they choose.
An intimate physical activity between two or more individuals.
Forced labor, indentured servitude, humans relegated to property. One of the greatest affronts to individual freedom. Some games employ this as a gameplay mechanic or a major story point.
Immersing the player using sound directed from 5 speakers and a sub-woofer, surround sound is the way of choice to hear game audio.
A common type of mission in games that requires the player to follow an NPC without being detected. Follow too closely and the NPC might spot the player, but drop too far back and the NPC might get away. The player may have to follow in cars, boats, or on foot.
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