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Options to assist players with vision, hearing, or other impairments
Achievements are extra challenges added into video games that sometimes carry a point value or unlock bonus material, and are sometimes solely for bragging rights.
Action RPG (Action Role-Playing Game), also known as ARPG, refers to RPGs (role-playing games) that use direct, real-time, reflex-oriented, action combat systems, instead of the more abstract turn-based or menu-based battle systems.
When a game allows the player to pet animals encountered in the environment. Some games are all about this.
Archery is the practice of propelling arrows with use of a bow. Throughout history, archery skills have been used in both hunting and warfare. Today, it is also a sport and recreational activity.
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.
Short one-line audio clips spoken by the NPCs that populate the game world. Can be random or in reaction to the player or events.
Hiding items, rooms, and all kinds of things behind waterfalls is one of the oldest concepts in the history of games.
A common character class / archetype in role-playing games and fantasy. They are often less chivalric than your average Knight-errant, generally being depicted as either archetypal villains (such as a Dark Lord), or troubled and ruthless anti-heroes.
Necessary to sustain life in organic creatures, the crimson fluid known as blood tends to make appearances when the body's structure is compromised in some way, a very, very common occurrence in videogames.
Climbing is a common tradition in games, particularly platformers. There is often a particular type of surface that can be climbed, and it has a recognizably different look than other surfaces in the game. Climbing ladders or stairs doesn't count.
Some games have an option that makes it easier for color blind players to play.
Currency has all forms in video games. It is used to buy characters, vehicles, weapons, and more.
Environments cycle between day and night, often with effects on other aspects of the game.
An Anti-Cheat and DRM software used by a majority of modern games, Controversial for inhibiting game performance and having Kernel-Level privileges on one's system.
The severing of limbs is a good way for designers to make every battle a bloodier, gorier mess. Or sillier in the right situations.
The ability to dodge an attack, making the player untouchable for a brief period.
While usually presented as monsters to be slain, every now and then, characters get to ride dragons into battle instead.
After the cancellation of E3 2020 due to COVID-19, E3 returned as a digital-only event taking place from June 12-15.
A digital distribution platform operated by Epic Games.
An evil organization is a group of super-villans who are hell bent on world domination or something of a similar nature. Usually defeated by a single Spy/Superhero/Average Joe/small child.
Whether it be Mario vs. Bowser, Jedi vs. Sith, Link vs. Ganon, or Elves vs. Orcs, the forces of good are in an eternal battle with the hordes of evil.
A rendering technology using lighting with a larger dynamic range to create more realistic images.
Games with language selection allow the player to choose which language is displayed or spoken in the game.
When the title of the game does not appear immediately at the beginning of the game, but rather after the first mission or prologue.
Games released coinciding with new hardware.
This concept is for games in which at least one of the main characters is male.
Murder is the act of ending the life of another living thing against its will without the sanction of a higher governmental authority, such as the casualties that result from acts of war. It is generally intentional, at least in a legal meaning, but not necessarily.
A transitional move in 3rd person action games when the character squeezes through a narrow passageway and the camera follows over their shoulder.
Nudity is qualified as either exposed buttocks, breasts, or genitalia or general lack of clothing. Video game nudity is largely a rarity outside of the PC market.
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